Saturday night live has gone through its ups and downs over the years. I will not chronicle the successes and failures of SNL in this post.
However, I would like to point out that SNL has continually strengthened over the past year. The writers and actors are hitting their stride just at the right time...they have PLENTY of material with the 2008 Presidential Race.
After a 4 month hiatus because of the writer's strike, SNL has had 2 new shows. Last night's was one of the funniest episodes I have seen in some time, and included notable cameos from Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani.
The first skit was a mock democratic debate by NBC News in Cleveland. "Brian Williams" and "Tim Russert" couldn't help but show their bias and praise for Obama, and their disdain for Sen. Clinton. Hillary then followed with a live rebuttal, in which she confronted Amy Poehler. Darrell Hammond was excellent at impersonating Russert and his style, and, overall, it was quite amusing...check it out:
For fans of Hillary, this may be the last time she will be smiling for some time. She would need to have HUGE wins in the upcoming primaries in Ohio and Texas. Many Democratic party insiders reportedly will urge Hillary to step aside if she doesn't have significant wins in either of Tuesday's races. They feel the sooner a nonimee is chosen, the sooner the battle can start vs. McCain for the general election.
If you don't believe the facts, check out this delegate calculator. Manipulate the future results as you see fit. You will see that it would be highly improbable for Hillary to overtake Obama.
Anyway, back to SNL. There was a very funny cartoon of Obama trying to avoid having both Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton be active supporters of his campaign. It's so true...Obama wants nothing to do with the 2 previously most prominent black candidates for president, probably because of their very polarizing image in society, and their tendency to say some ridiculous things.
The Weekend News was also very good. Here are two clips from part of the news.
Rudy was quite a good sport by essentially making fun of his monumental collapse in the Republican primaries and his ill-fated decision to wait until Florida to start "trying".
Again, I will be eagerly awaiting the upcoming parodies of the debates and presidential race.