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Comedy Takes on Election 2008

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 10:42 am
I was too tired to stay to watch SNL last night, but they already posted a skit by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Brilliant!

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/palin-hillary-open/656281/
 
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 11:20 am
@littlek,
That's just hilarious! Laughing
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squinney
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 11:30 am
That was great!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 12:06 pm
@littlek,
I didn't get most of it but I did see Tina/Sarah say "Anyone can become president..." and then Amy/ Hillary saying "ANYONE. Anyone. <gritted teeth>"

Heh...
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 12:09 pm
@littlek,
Doesn't Tina Fey look like a dead ringer for Sarah Palin?
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 12:10 pm
@CalamityJane,
She does! Soz, do you want me to give you a transcript?
sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 12:26 pm
@littlek,
If you have one, please point me to it!!

If you don't (and plan to make one yourself) thanks so much for the thought but don't worry about it. They're a hassle to do and one is bound to turn up sometime...
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 01:01 pm
@sozobe,
Too late! I'm not sure if I should have added markers to the dialog, but:

SP: Good evening my fellow Americans. I was so excited when I was told that Senator Clinton and I would be addressing you tonight.

HC: And I though I'd be addressing you alone.

SP: Now, I know it must be a little strange for all of you to see the two of us together with me being JM's running mate--

HC: --And me being a fervent supporter of Senator Barack Obama, as evidenced by the button.

SP: But, tonight we are crossing party lines to address the ugly role that sexism is now playing in the campaign.

HC: An issue that I am frankly surprised to hear that people suddenly care about.

SP: You know, Hillary and I don't agree on everything--

HC--anything. I believe that diplomacy should be the cornerstone of any foreign policy.

SP: And I can see Russia from my house.

HC: I believe that global warming is caused by man.

SP: And I believe that it's just god huggin' us closer.

HC: I don't agree with the Bush Doctrine.

SP: (laughing) I don't know what that is...

HC: But Sarah, one thing we can agree on is that sexism can never be allowed to permeate an American election.

SP: So, please stop photo-shopping my head on sexy bikini pictures.

HC: And stop saying I have cankles

SP: Don't refer to me as a MILF.

HC: And don't refer to me as a FLERGE(?). I googled what it stands for and I do not like it.

SP: Reporters and commentators, stop using words that diminish us like pretty, attractive, beautiful--

HC: --harpy, shrew (pause), boner-shrinker.

SP: While our politics may differ, my friend and I are both very tough ladies. You know, it reminds me of a joke we tell in Alaska. What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?

HC: Lipstick....lipstick....lipstick. There ya go.

SP: Just look how far we've come. Hillary Clinton who came so close to the White House and me, Sarah Palin, who is even closer. Can you believe it, Hillary?

HC: (strangled noise). I can not!

SP: It's truly amazing. And I think women everywhere can agree that no matter your politics, it's time for a woman to make it to the white house--

HC: oooooooh! Mine! It's supposed to be mine! I'm sorry, I need to say something. I didn't want a wman to become president. I wanted to become president. And I just happen to be a woman. I don't want to hear you compare your road to the white house with my road to the white house. I scratched and clawed through mud and barbed wire (Palin is mugging for photos and waving to crowd members). And you just glided in on a dogsled wearing your pageant sash and your Tina Fey glasses.

SP: (inaudible to me). What an amazing time we live in. To think that just 2 years ago I was a small-town mayor of Alaska's crystal meth capitol and now I am just one heart-beat away from being the president of the United States! It just goes to show that ANYONE can be president--

HC: --anyone! anyone. anyone!

SP: All you have to do is want it.

HC: (laughing hysterically) Oho, yeahhahaha. Yeah. You know Sarah, looking back, if I could change one thing, I probably should have wanted it more. Hahahaha....

SP: So, in the next 6 weeks, I invite the media to be vigilant for sexist behavior.

HC: Although, it is never sexist to question female politicians' credentials. Please ask this one about dinosaurs. In conclusion, I invite the media to grow a pair. And if you can't, I will lend you mine.

Then they do LIVE FROM NY....
sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 01:06 pm
@littlek,
Oh man, I know those things are a ton of work...

Thanks so much!!!

Good stuff. Very Happy
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 01:08 pm
@sozobe,
There was too much good stuff in there not to share it with you.
sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 01:27 pm
@littlek,
Well I appreciate it!

Really was a lot of good stuff. Very Happy
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 03:14 pm
@CalamityJane,
apparently Sarah Palin dressed as Tina Fey one Halloween


(I think l'k could easily do either one for this year)
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 04:36 pm
@ehBeth,
Then I'd have to act the part.....
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 04:40 pm
@littlek,
This one is pretty good too Laughing
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=184114&title=the-best-f#king-news-team-ever
littlek
 
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Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 04:58 pm
@CalamityJane,
I liked that one, too. I adore Jon Stewart.
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Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 06:10 am
@littlek,
Brilliant? In what sense, from a comedy standpoint? I only heard excerpt of the best part of this script on the radio and have just viewed it for the first time.

Except for the best lines extracted by the media this clip is unfunny visually as well. I appreciate the comedy/satire but once they stray to the sexism part it gets even less funny. I didn't watch it all the way through. Althogh Tina Fey does a good impersonation, she is difficult to watch.

Saturday Night Live has been bland for many years.

There are other spoofs on this issue out there that are better than this one.
littlek
 
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Reply Mon 15 Sep, 2008 02:57 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
Well, Cliff, it seems that I am not alone in my take on the skit. It's been plastered all over the news and talked about by the people around me. Satire is supposed to make you say, "oh yeah!", not necessarily pee your pants.
Cliff Hanger
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 05:31 am
@littlek,
Oh, I know I'm in the minority about not liking it. I found it hard to watch. I agree about satire not making you pee in your pantaloons, but Saturday Night Live has built its reputation on being a comedy show, which it originally was. Now it's become a venue for the hipsters and the most well-known.

When the show first aired it survived out of the mainstrean and was considered a gamble and an experiment. Their guest hosts were sort of well known, or not well known at all (like the players)-- usually they were respected writers in TV, or actors outside of the mainstream. These were not "hip" people, rather, they were behind the scenes, the types considered to have faces for radio. For example, Buck Henry was a guest host, he was one of the original writers for Get Smart.

An example, Chevy Chase's imitation of Gerald Ford worked so well because he made little or no effort to be Gerald Ford.





littlek
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 05:56 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
Yeah, I remember the old SNL and with the camp who thinks it's not as good now (by any stretch). But I do like satire.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 06:02 pm
@Cliff Hanger,
SNL in the Chevy days was "network"...

In the cable / multimedia age, they have tried to grow to their smaller audience.
(satire is not for everyone, that's why there are game shows)

It was Verra funny...
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