Sunday, November 13, 2016

SNL tries to take on the election

What would be the end of election week be without a clip from Saturday Night Live?



This clip shows how far SNL has slipped.  The cast and writers from the 2000 election would've knocked this one out of the park.  This sketch has its funny moments but it's pretty weak. 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

SNL must be cheap to make, because it hasn't been worth watching in over a decade. Their most seasoned cast member was the star of Good Burger. They opened the show with Hillary Clinton singing a Leonard Cohen song about how she won't give up. It wasn't funny. It was downright weird.

Chappelle is what makes this skit, but even a cameo from Chris Rock can't save it.

Anonymous said...

It is disgusting to see how the left has polarized the campaign. The right never protested or had the media to treat Obama the way Clinton's media buddies treated Trump. What is it about the left that doesn't want the economy to prosper? So they think EVERYONE will hold a job in government? Just ask The Soviet Union how that worked out....not too good. Now the left wants to oust Pelosi. A little late for that when she hooked her arm around Her left wing supporters and marched up the steps to get that piece of illegal legislation passed called affordable care act. This piece of work broke many businesses and they weren't even given a chance to opt out.

Kingfish said...

Yup. Very weak. Chapelle and Rock tried to save it but the rest of the cast was too weak or clueless. The liberals who read this site could probably have come up with a much better script.

I'll disagree with you though and say they have had some funny sketches over the years. The Ben Affleck parody of Olbermann was hilarious and still is.

Anonymous said...

I haven't consistently enjoyed SNL since the Will Ferrell days, and even then it was pretty weak.

The 2 best skits IMO were Chappelle's opening monologue and the Walking Dead spoof, mainly because both felt more like classic Chappelle's Show than SNL. The Election Night skit had potential but it was poorly executed. The rest was pure garbage.

-w said...

So Dems better check the score, 4 years and democrats have lost 1600 seats nation wide. House, senate, governors, supervisors, mayors... The populace has rejected your version of governance. Period.

Reasons:

The catastrophe Obamacare will be after it has been delayed 3 times and the effects will finally be felt by everyone this year. 23 changes without congress' consent all done by obama.

Military - Holy crap how do you ask someone to go fight a war then kick them to the curb when they come home? (VA)

RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM

Misery Index. Don't ask me to explain this look it up for yourself.

IRS - 100% of the of the groups selected for audit from April 2010 to 2012 were conservative groups. The branch responsible was to only approve tax exempt status.

Justice- 50% of criminals in federal prison are there because of drug crimes. Guess what most of them are having their sentences reduced.

Workforce - Department of labor redefined what it means for someone to be counted out of unemployment statistics. Real number of unemployed 15 million. Reported unemployment 7,800,000.

National Debt - $19,819,410,722,200

Social Security Liability - $15,470,111,000,000

20% of americans are on food stamps

Anyone remember Cash for Clunkers? MASSIVE FAILURE AND WASTE.

Chrysler bailout - anyone remember that? Wonder why Detroit voted Trump. The company is no longer american, it is owned by fiat.

Spy Program - we know that we are being watched by the NSA. Snowden

Solyndra - holy crap wonder how much they donated to hillary

Emails - Isn't it interesting that the Secretary of State, IRS, Hillary Clinton, department of justice, all seem to lose their emails conveniently when people ask questions.

Interesting our boys are at war and the commander and chief is playing golf 177 times thru 2014. Sending the wrong picture.

interesting you need an ID to use obamacare but not to vote in some states or that the government fights against voter id.

TSA fisting - anyone like being fisted by the TSA when you try to fly.

Space Shuttle - program ended space exploration is basically dead under obama and literally the private sector is asked to compete against china india pakistan and russia alone.

Libya - The world was better off with Gaddafi in charge. Obama went to war without congress consent and US was not in imminent danger.

Bowe Bergdahl - Really?

fast and furious

Crimea and Russia

Dream Act - I thought acts were passed by congress. hmm.

99% of illegals and overstays aren't being deported.

I don't know why this election was such a shock to people? I think most people were just pissed about laws not being enforced, lies and emails. To vote left was to vote for more of the same.

Anonymous said...

I'm done fighting about the election, but I'm sorry, SNL is still great. Everyone remembers a favorite sketch, but they don't remember that the show has been running for over 800 episodes, each being about 90 minutes long. Even in the Ferrell years, there were a LOT of awful sketches.

The Black Jeopardy skit with Tom Hanks 2 weeks ago was incredible, yeah, there may have been 8 other skits that didn't land, but that is honestly par for the course over the last 30 years.

Anonymous said...

Why do I suspect that if Trump had won the Electoral College and not the popular vote, we'd be talking about a rigged election and dismantling the Electoral College?

Come on y'all, SNL always had skits that were flat and always poked a stick and was always just weird sometimes.

Try not to take yourselves so seriously. If you are going to dish it, learn to take it.

And, try not to pretend that your shit never stinks. Shit is shit and politics on every side of the aisle is knee deep.





Anonymous said...

"The right never protested ... Obama"

No wonder people can't remember Hitler, if they can't even remember 2008-09.

Anonymous said...

SNL has and will always be hit and miss. It's a sketch show. They have a lot of talented people this season. I loved the opening. Few hosts could get away with what they let DC say. Although it wasn't original, the walking dead skit was great. The Chapelle Show was the funniest show ever to air on TV, and there is no close second. Glad to see DC come back out.

Anonymous said...

As my dear old grandmother used to say, "When everyone gets a trophy, no one knows how to lose"

Between this and the opening with the actress singing the Leonard Cohen song and dressed as Hillary, SNL has definitely lost its edge.

PittPanther said...

Wow, how quickly we forget the Tea Party protests, and the years of Birther nonsense, when Obama was elected.

Anonymous said...

@10:13 We should all take pointers from the right on how to lose with dignity. Shut down the government over every budget bill and refuse to appoint Trump's judicial appointments.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what you guys will think, after Putin gives Donald his first Booty Rub.

Kingfish said...

I dunno. Maybe you should ask Bill and Hillary since they 69'ed Russia on the Uranium deal through the foundation.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post some links to tea partiers violently attacking Obama supporters (and people who "looked like" Obama, like the gentleman who just attacked a chef because he "looked like Trump")?? Where were the tea party car fires and shootings? I must have missed those.

Anonymous said...

Oh right KF, that uranium, you bring that up, when the British are already planning to exploit your man Trump...
You can be an extension of FOX if you like and ignore the fact that Trump and his crew are neophytes that will be used and abused by every country including Canada and Mexico. I am going to love watching you guys go blind the next four years, the process has already began.

Anonymous said...

KF, there were either 8 or 9 agencies that had to bless that deal and there are no facts demonstrating a quid pro quo. In fact, all the "donations" were from when Hillary was running for office against Obama. Unless the donors were clairvoyant, there would be no basis to believe she could act in her capacity as Secretary to get the deal done for them.

I've never voted for a Clinton, but some of the things people believe about them never cease to baffle me.

Anonymous said...

Can someone post some links to tea partiers violently attacking Obama supporters (and people who "looked like" Obama, like the gentleman who just attacked a chef because he "looked like Trump")??

Leaving aside whether that actually happened (or the guy made it up), it was in Sweden.

If you're having to struggle that hard to find anti-Trump violence, it sounds like things are going pretty peacefully here.

Anonymous said...

In fairness to all. We gave Obama a chance and it proved he was a failure... now give PRESIDENT Trump a chance and let him show you and the rest of the left wing world that Capitalism works, it's good, and we will all prosper. Believe me. We will be fine

Anonymous said...

"It's disgusting to see how the left has polarized this campaign."
You can't be serious - Trump has attacked every minority group in America, has a white supremacist in the White House, and thinks he is just adorable. Don't every forget - Clinton is now winning the popular vote by almost 2%. We will take your candidate down soon. He is unAmerican and a disaster for our country.

Anonymous said...

So 10:44, you are saying that you all are ok with allowing Syrian terrorists in our country, have completely open borders and support financially every failing country when we need our nation's infrastructures rebuilt?

Anonymous said...

"and let him show you and the rest of the left wing world that Capitalism works, it's good, and we will all prosper"

In what manner, exactly, did Obama oppose "capitalism"?

Anonymous said...

Cold open was a cop out. I wanted to see Hillary and the media pundits losing their shit. SNL didn't have the stones.

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