Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday Night Live on the First Debate

Saturday Night Live was pretty good, I have to say.  One of the criticisms often lobbed at the show, is that they've got a great opening bit, Weekend Update, musical guest, and that the rest sucks. Often, this isn't far from the truth.  I'd throw in there, that usually the musical act sucks too.  But for some reason, I've been watching for 34 years.

When politics is big in the news, SNL usually does better, having more to work with that is topical. Last night, the opening bit featured the Tina Fey in a Katie Couric/Sarah Palin interview, which was great. Weekend Update had lots of political stuff, and a prescient bit about Bill Clinton's barely there support for Barack Obama--which was borne out on this morning's Meet the Press.  And then there was this skit about the debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, with ex-cast member Chris Parnell pulled out of mothballs to play the moderator.  Good stuff.

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