SNL does Obama

For some reason SNL’s player will not embed. Here’s a YouTube clip but if you want slightly better quality you can go to NBC.

Okay….seen this getting some play from conservatives online…..and while it’s nice to see SNL actually have fun with the president, I think it would have been a lot better had the actor actually tried to impersonate Obama’s voice and mannerisms.

When comics (Stewart, Colbert, SNL, etc) have done Obama at all, it’s often been on superficial stuff or even the “he’s so awesome it’s funny” bit. And here, much of the criticism is for not implementing some of his major, liberal agenda items.

There’s definitely some humor in the skit, though. And despite its shortcomings, it’s refreshing to see something like this from Saturday Night Live. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come.

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