I actually watched the first ever Saturday Night (which is what it was called before the word “Live” was added). The highlight of my week as a little kid was staying up after my parents went to bed on Saturday and hearing Chevy Chase as President Ford shouting, “Live from New York it’s Saturday Night!” Gerald Ford wasn’t even particularly funny, but Chevy Chase took his tiny bits of clumsiness and created several funny openers.
Dan Ackroyd was even funnier as Jimmy Carter who even lusted after Sherry Lewis in his heart. Dana Carvey created comedy gold from a lack luster George H. W. Bush. Phil Hartman gave us Reagan with rosy cheeks, but you’ll have to forgive me, I didn’t watch the show much in those years so my recollection is not that great; however, I do remember this sketch:
But Hartman also did a great Clinton which was taken over by Darrel Hammond. Finally we had Will Farrel as George W. Bush giving us that great word, “Strategery.”
For goodness sakes, SNL has even given us parodies of presidential candidates. Does anyone remember Dana Carvey debating himself playing George H.W. Bush and Ross Perot? Norm MacDonald was excellent as Bob Dole.
The point is, SNL was always able to take even unfunny presidents and candidates and create memorable caricatures. So what’s up with their portrayal of Barack Obama? Are they afraid? Apparently I’m not the only one noticing SNL’s lack of humor.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton throws her beret in the ring…oh wait… Last week it was the mysterious background check on Barack Obama and his Muslim education in Indonesia and then Ms. Clinton makes her announcement on a Saturday of all days. There’s some speculation that it could possibly be due to the Sunday morning news shows. I kind of wonder if she wanted to give the conservative talk show hosts a couple of days to digest and burp. In any case, it’s official.
Click on the lovely picture and you will immediately be taken to HillaryClinton.com (lucky you). Allah Pundit immediately noticed the green foliage just outside the window. So just how long ago did she make this video? And because I’m obsessed with getting new living room furniture – I notice the hideous couch and clashing throw pillow. Oh, and there’s also that framed photo of Billary on the table in the background.
And remember kids:
If you work hard and play by the rules you can build a good life for yourself and your family.
I’m pretty sure they said that on a Blue’s Clues video too.
I was noseying around HillaryClinton.com and came to the “About” page entitled Mother & Advocate. On that page, her education and career are outlined and all the way at the bottom of the page is this line:
She also continued her legal career as a partner in a law firm.
Wonder what the name of that firm was? Anybody? Anybody?
I agree with Sensible Mom
She needs to do something about her hair.
Maybe it’s a “chick thing” to notice stuff like hair and couches?
Thanks for sharing this Allah Pundit
Michelle Malkin declares “Hillary Savaged by the liberals on SNL.” Personally, I think it might have more to do with promoting Obama.