Saturday Night Live aired its first of three Thursday night specials last night, and the results were pretty good. A skit making fun of Tuesday’s debate was enjoyable, even if it didn’t reach the instant-classic levels of last Saturday’s vice presidential sendup. Plus, a double segment of Weekend Update was for the most part funny, despite another tiresome Will Forte singing piece. In case you missed any or all of the special, check out the video above. It’s the whole episode for your viewing pleasure.
In a campaign littered with ridiculous controversies, here’s one that ranks near the top of the pack in terms of sheer silliness. The issue at hand: Newsweek’s un-retouched cover of Sarah Palin. According to Republican media consultant Andrea Tantaro, the brutal close-up image is a “clear slap in the face at Sarah Palin,” especially when compared to some of the more glowing, halo-filled covers of Barack Obama. She may have a point that Newsweek has a liberal bent, but when complaining about it on Fox News of all places, she kind of loses her right to cry media bias. Nevertheless, it’s a fun vid to watch, if only to see Andrea get so steamed in the face of the most idiotic debate of the day.
Saturday Night Live has been on a much publicized role with its coverage of this fall’s campaign season, and that’s mostly thanks to Tina Fey’s instant classic take on Sarah Palin. Last night’s episode proved no exception with a razor-sharp opening skit that skewered not only Palin, but Joe Biden and even Gwen Ifill (played gamely by Queen Latifah). And as an added bonus, the writers brought their A-Game the entire episode, with almost every skit being very funny (there were a few duds, but even those brought some laughs). Hopefully now we can finally extinguish that regrettable Michael Phelps installment…
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It’s always nice to see Gina Gershon engaging in comedy, especially when it’s political satire. Here’s her take on Governor Sarah Palin.
Well, the political conventions of 2008 are coming to a close tonight, and as we speak, John McCain is addressing his followers. Fun times had by all, especially The Daily Show…
Long before she was a presumptive vice presidential nominee, and long before she was the governor of her state, Sarah Palin (nÃƒÂ©e Heath) was a sportscaster for Channel 2 Sports in Alaska, and thanks to the magic of the YouTubes, we have four minutes of her doing her thang. To be fair, this video isn’t particularly funny or embarrassing (beyond her squeaky voice and ’80s hair) Ã¢â‚¬â€ but it does further the head-scratching-quotient of her whole political ascent. Yes, this woman could be our next Vice President, to which I have only one thing to say: Stuart Scott 2012!
Via Ball Don’t Lie
Take one part Megan Mullally, one part Mariska Hargitay, add a dash of Tina Fey, and dress it all up in some JC Penney, and you have Governor Sarah Palin, the newest face in the 2008 Presidential Elections. Tapped to serve as John McCain’s vice presidential running mate, Ms. Palin is a stranger to a good many people, including me, and so in an effort to educate myself, I did what any curious blogger would do: no, not read her bio (although I did eventually do that). Instead I dove into Google Image Search and found a veritable treasure trove of Palin pics. I present to you my very favorites.
“I’m OUT OF THIS WORLD!”
Tonight, I tried to do my civic duty by tuning into Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention. Unfortunately, about five minutes into it, he referenced the seminal ’70s television show, Eight is Enough, and that just totally distracted me. The rest of the time I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened had ALL of Obama’s speech contained references to classic television shows. And thus formed the basis of a semi-liveblog between my friend Jash and me.
Our correspondence after the jump…
If there’s any one thing that could cost Barack Obama this election (aside from his uncanny ability to wear Urkel pants while playing basketball), it would be taking this photo with universally reviled reality star, Johnny Fairplay. Granted, John McCain isn’t totally free of unsavory supporters himself as he’s welcomed the endorsement of professional cotton-ball Heidi Montag. Still… Fairplay? Really, Obama? Kind of negates all those attacks on Hillary Clinton’s judgment, no?
Via Midseason Replacements
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Last week, when the McCain camp released an ad that linked Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, people went nuts. Why? I don’t really know. The outrage was pretty much as dumb as the commercial (I still don’t know why it’s okay for Obama to be associated with Scarlett Johansson but not Paris Hilton). Nevertheless, there was stupidity on all sides of the debate, and now that things have simmered down, Paris Hilton has re-entered the fray with a surprisingly funny viral video. I have to admit that I was impressed. Granted, it’s not like she wrote it herself, but the execution was funny, and that’s all that matters sometimes.
For more thoughts on this whole matter (SHILL ALERT), check out my article about it here.