Sunday, October 04, 2009

DUmmies React To SNL Obama "Jack Squat" Skit

Something shocking here. I actually agree with the DUmmies that Saturday Night Live performer, Fred Armisen, did a lousy job of impersonating Barack Obama's voice. It's really not that tough. All you have to do is snap out a few words, pause, and then speak again. Yet Armisen did not even make the slightest attempt to do this. Why didn't the SNL director point this out? Who knows? However, despite that obvious flaw, the SNL skit last night was hilarious as you can see in this VIDEO. Basically, they had Obama admitting that the only things he has been able to accomplish were "JACK and SQUAT." And despite all of Obama's rhetoric, so true. We have all known such BS artists. I remember a Brit that my Peruvian spear fishing buddy, Adilio, and I once met. The Brit was going on and on about what a great skin diver he was. So we go out to Malibu with him and the moment he reached the kelp beds he went BERSERK. He started screaming and flailing away as we struggled to drag him back to shore where he explained to us that the inanimate kelp "were strangling me." Yeah, experienced skin diver my foot! Unfortunately we now have just such a BS artist in the White House as even the DUmmies are forced to admit in their THREAD, "SNL Mocks Obama For Doing Jack Squat." So let us now watch the DUmmies ponder Obama doing JACK SQUAT in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, hoping that SNL performer take a few minutes to try to sound even sound even remotely remotely like The One, is in the [barackets]:

SNL Mocks Obama For Doing Jack Squat

[Say goodbye to Bamster Mojo.]

I saw it last night. I was at 1st offended. Then I realized I had no arguments against it except for the fact that Obama has been President for less than a year. When he said the voters on the left are the ones who should really be angry (or words to that affect), I realized I was angry at Obama. But what have I done about it? What protest had I attended to show Obama where we stand? None, nadda, zip.

[So all you've done is JACK and SQUAT.]

Last time I checked we had huge majorities in both houses. "If not now , when?"

[Right after the 2010 elections. Hee! Hee!]

One of his biggest failures is retaining DADT.

[DADT: Insider DUmmie lingo for Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Are you hearing this, Ben Burch?]

it would be nice if Armison would at least get the voice inflection right. His gestures and overall imitation of President Obama are not worth the time he gets to do this skit.

[I agree. How hard is it to pause every few seconds, say "Uh...uh..." and then proceed until the next stumble?]

It was great. And right on target. Obama has failed miserably.

[Epic fail.]

10 months out of 48 of his term and he has failed?

[It took Jimmy Carter twice as long to fail.]

We just have to be more patient. Year 2 is going to be great!

[Is that you, Pollyanna?]

Obama has continued bailouts and wars.....even cash for clunkers benefited people who bought those big SUVs.

[True story. On Friday I called a friend of mine who was a sales manager at a big auto dealership. Things slowed down so much post cash for clunkers that he had to quit his job and is now selling bonsai plants at a gas station.]

He propped up the bankers with our tax dollars by guaranteeing trillions in bad loans, while allowing them to shower themselves with princely bonuses. Doesn't that count for something?

[He parked it.]

The taxpayers are currently on the hook for $13 Trillion (one year's GDP!) that our government has put at risk guaranteeing rotten assets. That's above and beyond TARP and the "stimulus".

[Change we can believe in.]

Yeah, I didn't think the "Change we can believe in" slogan was a laugh riot either, but I guess the jokes on me!


I fear for the guy - but the skit is correct.

[He blew it.]

how about firing that guy and getting somebody who could do an Obama impression

[Or have Armisen spend, oh, 5 minutes practicing Obama's speech pattern. It's not that tough.]

Whistle past the graveyard at your own expense, DUers Because like it or not, this is the growing perception of Obama.

You can bury your head in the sand and make snide comments about the quality of the impression; you can decry what is presented here as "RW smears", but it doesn't matter one iota.

This is the perception most Americans have of Obama, and those Americans are not going to care about the "only 8 months" argument, nor will they give much of a hoot about the nuance of "he's working on it". Obama needs to stop worrying about pissing off the right-wing and push hard to keep the promises he made, or he is going to end up a one-term president.

[Hey, it only took Obama 4 months to pick out what dog to get for the White House.]

I mean I'd really like some glimmer of hope that this was largely parody and not accurate but once I realized the gist of the skit I realized it was sadly and pathetically true.

[Also hilariously true.]

I laughed at it at first, but it was mostly upsetting that SNL took such an obvious failure on the part of this administration and tried to make us laugh about it.

[Obvious Epic Fail.]

I have given support to obama time and time again, and so far he has done absolutely nothing but talk.

[The technical term for this is BS.]

has he given up on doing an Obama impression? sounds like he's talking in his normal voice.

[Yeah, what was with his laziness in not even attempting to try to do an Obama vocal impression?]

It appears as if Armisen didn't want to do the skit... that's the impression I got last night. Seemed like he wasn't using his Obama voice because his heart wasn't in the skit.

[If I put Armisen to work for just one day selling Bonsai plants at a gas station like my friend, that would sure motivate him to get the Bamster voice right. Shape up or ship out, Fred!]


Anonymous Corona said...

I think if he mimicked Obamas' actual voice he would've ended up selling bonsai trees the next day.

Wicked Witch of the West - "These things must be done delicately, or you break the spell!"

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/me stands ram-rod straight and starts gesturing with his left hand like he's holding a pen

As an amateur standup comedian... and at that, a WHITE amateur standup comedian... I belive... that I could have done a far, FAR better impression... than that hack.

I laughed at it at first, but it was mostly upsetting that SNL took such an obvious failure on the part of this administration and tried to make us laugh about it.

Since when is this upsetting? That's like, kind of the social function of comedians to begin with.

7:35 PM  
Anonymous The Hairy Beast said...

The whole cast seemed nervous throughout the show, as if they knew that they'd reached a turning point.

1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anon 1:50 said...

"Jack Squat"...

Wasn't he that failed half-Kenyan socialist pirate?

The one who kept attacking rich merchant vessels and forcing them to take the treasure he squeezed from his crew?

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNL mocked Obama?

I'm coming, Elizabeth, this is the big one...


5:11 PM  
Anonymous krazy kat said...

Not a very good impersonation of The One; SNL is in the tank for Obama so their heart was not in skit. They had to do this skit to keep their illusion of comic objectivity and "speaking truth to power" alive.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"Not a very good impersonation of The One; SNL is in the tank for Obama so their heart was not in skit. They had to do this skit to keep their illusion of comic objectivity and "speaking truth to power" alive." Kat

I, troglaman, thought the same thing, Kat. Whether or not we're right is debatable. But that's sure how it looked to me.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Elron Hubbard said...

CNN fact checked the SNL skit! Un-fucking-believable! A lame, not particularly funny, skit is fact checked by a major TV network because it mildly mocked Obama.

What next? Will Leno, and Letterman monologues be examined by CNN for possibly traducing The One?

12:58 PM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"A lame, not particularly funny, skit is fact checked by a major TV network (CNN) because it mildly mocked Obama." elrond

What exactly are you trying to say here, jerkface? That SNL is being fact-checked and then somehow punished by CNN "because it mildly mocked Obama?" Yes you are!!!!

You're nuts. Plain and simple.

Do you have one little tiny fact that backs up your assertion?

No. You just say it and pretend it's true.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, trog. Just that a major news organization would bother with fact-checking a comedy sketch.

Would this have been done had it been a sketch on Bush? No, of course not.

But, because it's the beloved, sainted Obamessiah, we have CNN parsing an SNL opening monologue.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Elrond Hubbard said...


CNN isn't punishing anyone---except dumbass viewers who subject themselves to its inane drivel.

CNN fact-checked the SNL Obama skit, that realy happened. CNN has never fact-checked a SNL skit before. Why would they think it necessary to do so now? Could it be because CNN is staffed with partisans who wanted to discredit a comedy show that strayed (however tentatively) off the Obama plantation?

Are these difficult questions for you to answer?


2:46 PM  
Anonymous 98ZJUSMC said...

What exactly are you trying to say here, jerkface? That SNL is being fact-checked and then somehow punished by CNN "because it mildly mocked Obama?" Yes you are!!!!

Pretty much......yeah.

CNN is so 90's. Soooo Clinton.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous susieq2cute said...

Yeah, CNN won't do their duty and investigate ACORN or SEIU, but, gee, gotta fact-check SNL. CNN, do your job already, okay?

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now, one little tiny fact that backs up Elrond's assertion...


5:04 PM  
Anonymous Elrond Hubbard said...


Thanks for that link, CNN is more pathetic and Wolf Blitzer is more stupid than I had imagined possible.

I had forgotten Blitzer's sad (but revealing) appearance on Jeopardy, a dead parrot could have won more money. You'd think after that embarassment Wolf would lay low and not draw more attention his imbecility----but no.

8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the case of Messrs. Cleese and Palin, the dead parrot has won copious amounts of money*, and this is clearly why Blitzer is grabbing at straws: he wants his fact-check to become as famous a comic routine.


*Including mine. And why not? The 21-disc box set is well worth it.

10:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if they will do a sequel on the 10 October 2009 show with the 0bama impersonator wearing a Noble Prize on a chain around his neck ala Flava Flav... Bling bling baby!

0bama is fast becoming the equivalent of the Seinfeld show - it's all about NOTHING!

7:38 AM  
Anonymous troglaman said...

"0bama is fast becoming the equivalent of the Seinfeld show - it's all about NOTHING!" dumbshit anon

And then The One gets the Noble Peace Prize.

Jeez. Even the Norwegians think he's the second coming. How fucking cool is that?

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

troglaman said...
"And then The One gets the Noble Peace Prize."

He sure did, for nothing! Way to go Braak.

I read yesterday he also won the Hisman Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and a Grammy!

He's super awesome!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make that "Heisman"

1:16 PM  
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