Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday's Test

Tonight will be the first new Saturday Night Live since the writers' strike ended. With all the fascinating political stories they've missed, it'll be interesting to see what they've come up with.

There's no way they can ignore the Democrats' fight, it's the story of the day. The question is how they'll deal with Obama. It's too easy to mock Hillary, and they've been doing it for years. Obama, on the other hand, is ripe for being taken down a peg.

I remember when they did the Gore-Bush debates. They took on both, but the Gore mockery was probably more devastating, with all his talk about the "lockbox" he'd put social security in. It seems to me it'd be even easier to make fun of Obama's contentless "change."

PS Turns out SNL did a pretty good job mocking how the media kisses up to Obama. (Fred Armisen was the choice to play the part.) And Mike Huckabee appeared in Weekend Update--he was quite funny.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Lawrence King said...

The first Bush-Gore debate was one of the best skits on SNL ever. The Hillary-Obama one was great except that I wasn't impressed with their Obama.

As an aside, Darrell Hammond is the best impressionist I have ever seen. People don't think of him because he is so good that he's invisible. When you watch Dana Carvey or Rich Little, you see the person they are impersonating, but you also see Carvey and Little. But you don't see Hammond at all. You just see Clinton.... or Gore, or Cheney, or even Jesse Jackson.

4:55 PM, February 26, 2008  

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