September 20, 2008

Inappropriate? A Little.

Strictly speaking, it would be best if Franken didn't contribute material to SNL in the middle of a campaign.

On the other hand, the biggest scandal about Franken as a politician is that he is getting so much money from my very own state, which makes him look like a financial capetbagger.

The biggest scandal about Franken as a comedian is that he is not even remotely funny.

The biggest scandal about trying to out-McCain McCain in a comedy sketch is that it's going to be difficult to be funnier than he is on his own. Johnny Mac and I remain at odds on a handful of issues—but he's a smart dude. Tough to parody him, unless you go for his temper, which hasn't even manifested itself much in the past several years—at least not publicly. Or you can just do ageist material, which is likely where Franken "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot" took it. (See the humor there? Limbaugh is big and fat. And he's an idiot. Funny, huh? And John McCain is an old crippled guy with a little bit of a short fuse sometimes. I swear: I'm killing myself, here.)

h/t: Hot Air.

Posted by Attila Girl at September 20, 2008 07:04 PM | TrackBack
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It is not surprising that Franken would find it impossible to resist the urge to help Saturday Night Live tarnish the Republican ticket. Unfortunately for him, the relatively mild rip on McCain aired in the same episode as the vile and inexcusable attack against Todd Palin involving incest and pedophelia. Al has enough problems associated with SNL (can anyone say "rape"?). Perhaps he would best serve his ambitions to gain election to the United States Senate by focusing on his own campaign.

http://goplayinthestreet.blogspot.com/2008/09/snl-todd-palin-incest-comedy.html

Posted by: JayVree at September 21, 2008 07:51 AM


Well, if that's a correct characterization, I'm done with SNL. Have they ever done a Veep-candidate's spouse before? A Veep-candidate's kids?

I like Tina Fey, and the routine last night on Johnny Mac was not really fair, but not beyond the pale, either. (Though wacked, if indeed gutter-Franken helped to write it.)

But involving teenaged girls? Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Attila Girl at September 21, 2008 08:05 PM


This should be a career ender for everyone involved. Doesn't anyone have the sense to walk away when they are presented with crap
like this. Fortunately, there is legal recourse.
The only to stop this is to make it cost millions. A month ago, who thought that the Palins would own NBC?

Posted by: Darrell at September 21, 2008 10:13 PM


The spin will be that this is a parody of reporters. NBC lawyers are betting the farm on it.

"What about the husband?" asked a Times reporter during a mock assignment meeting for the paper. "You know he's doing those daughters. I mean, come on. It's Alaska."

The assignment editor for the Times, portrayed by actor James Franco, responded: "He very well could be. Admittedly, there is no evidence of that, but on the other hand, there is no convincing evidence to the contrary. And these are just some of the lingering questions about Governor Palin."

Posted by: Darrell at September 21, 2008 11:06 PM


Tina Fey at the Emmys "She even shrugged off her resemblance to Gov. Sarah Palin, whom she won raves for portraying on the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."

"But then my kids saw her on TV and started saying, 'Mommy?'" she said.

She was more open about her thoughts on reprising the "SNL" role. As in, she'd prefer not to.

"I want to be done playing this lady Nov. 5," she said. "So if anybody can help me be done playing this lady Nov. 5, that would be good for me."

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080922/D93BIKHG0.html

Wish granted, Tina. And you don' have to wait until Nov. 5th. Quit.

Posted by: Darrell at September 22, 2008 09:26 AM




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