If you haven't been watching the best show on television (The Office), you probably know nothing of the SNL Thursday half-hour "elections special."
Or should I say, half hour democrat commercial.
The first bit was "Pres. Bush" endorsing Sarah Palin and John McCain. Which was literally near verbatim one of Obama's latest YouTube spots. Bush: "When you see this face and all my policies think of John McCain."
The rest of the episode rested on an "economic adviser" screaming "fix it" (a repeat joke from last week), Andy Samburg vomiting on people, and comedicly drab "news updates;" all to fill time between McCain/Palin slams.
At the very beginning, I thought it would be interesting to see how many times the name of a democrat was used. Not just Obama or Biden, any democrat. The answer?
No jokes, no mention, no nothing.
It was absolutely pathetic. What happened to the election comedy genius that existed in past years? I still can recite the parody Al Gore "lock box" monologue. They creatively slammed everyone, Bush and Gore--and it was hilarious. They have completely bastardized any reputation built on the true comedians of SNL past. Who were mostly liberal, but still saw that nobody is above comedy and satire. Apparently these mediocre hacks, who call themselves comedians, are concerned more with 100% biased coverage, than with what they became famous for doing.
Although, from looking at their non-political material, it seems even this small request escapes these "comedians."
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