Sunday, January 11, 2009

Um, kinda sucked


SNL takes a stab at a Rachel Maddow impersonation. We here at the Viva Rachel Maddow offices found the bit lacking. But then again, we find the Fred Armisen - Obama impersonation weak-ass compared to this guy

Your thoughts?


6 comments:

This is my story..... said...

I get that SNL was looking to get the laugh on the jr senator and Gov. Helmet Head. But we all know our Rachel is wicked smaht (that's new england speak) and I'm willing to bet that in future skits with our Ms. Maddow, they'll use her Rhodes Scholarly sense of humor in a sketch and let her intelect and wit be the focus of the skit. I was dissapointed that they were gender bashing our Rach, but Helmet Head is an asshole and that was the spoof.

Kaite said...

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D.B. said...

I saw the direction of the joke being Burris and Blago, with Faux Rachel being the straight man in this sketch. It wasn't the best sketch all season, but it wasn't horrible. The Uncle Keith sketch with Ben Affleck was horrible.

Jennifer said...

She was definitely not the focus of the skit, but still--blahsville. It was particularly disappointing given the Countdown skit they did recently, which was actually kind of funny at points. I wonder what she'll say about it tonight...

bee listy said...

I agree w/ D.B. I don't think they were truly making fun of RM being gay--I think they were making fun of the men from Illinois. That being said, I thought that they could have been more creative in coming up with something else for Blago to be acting crazy about. I don't expect much from SNL without Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, honestly...

Nathan said...

I don't think the SNL writers were sure what exactly they were making fun of. Was this about Burris? Was this about the circus surrounding Burris? Was this about Blago? A better skit might have been acting out Burris' story in the skit, getting thrown out of everywhere.

D.B. is right - the gay jokes were really at Blago's expense, not Maddow's.

The Maddow imitation was rather banal but with Fey and Poehler gone the show is probably entering another dry period. Maybe they should transition away from the political humor altogether and leave that to Leno, Letterman, Colbert, and Stewart.