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Old 02-10-2016, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Is it like because he's too conservative?

Like a total opposite of snl..
Sure, that's part of it.


But SNL has a long history of making fun of politicians from both sides. It's a comedy show, no sense in taking it seriously.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Did anyone else hate that skit?
Didn't see it. Can't hate what you don't see.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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Sure, that's part of it.


But SNL has a long history of making fun of politicians from both sides. It's a comedy show, no sense in taking it seriously.
I like a good parody as much as the next guy, and I'm finally getting to like this SNL cast, but this particular skit was so nasty I felt sorry for him and his little girls. They crossed that fine line between parody and really personal insult.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:29 PM
 
Location: downtown
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I like a good parody as much as the next guy, and I'm finally getting to like this SNL cast, but this particular skit was so nasty I felt sorry for him and his little girls. They crossed that fine line between parody and really personal insult.
well he's like the smartest and even most talented candidate there is..
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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Is this the one? Yes, it is nasty---and I don't even like Cruz.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoue-eQstBU
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:32 PM
 
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OK. That one is a bit mean and not really funny. SNL has been hit or miss and for several years it has been mainly miss. I did enjoy the Zoolander and Hansel bit on political fashion. They pretty much zinged everybody and it was funny.

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Old 02-10-2016, 04:50 PM
 
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Yeah, that latest episode was good.. Mostly cause of the guests and was like a special occasion.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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I like a good parody as much as the next guy, and I'm finally getting to like this SNL cast, but this particular skit was so nasty I felt sorry for him and his little girls. They crossed that fine line between parody and really personal insult.

I didn't see it, and I think that I am happy about that.

I remember that some of the BEST ever political humor on SNL was during the Dukakis / GHW Bush race. They equally skewered both candidates, but it was in a humorous and clever way that didn't offend either side of the aisle.

Dukakis After Dark was one of THE funniest skits ever and I was a Dukakis supporter!

The debate between Dukakis (Jon Lovitz) and Bush (Dana Carvey) was truly good comedy writing.

I miss when humor was funny and not cruel!
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:27 PM
 
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I didn't see it, and I think that I am happy about that.

I remember that some of the BEST ever political humor on SNL was during the Dukakis / GHW Bush race. They equally skewered both candidates, but it was in a humorous and clever way that didn't offend either side of the aisle.

Dukakis After Dark was one of THE funniest skits ever and I was a Dukakis supporter!

The debate between Dukakis (Jon Lovitz) and Bush (Dana Carvey) was truly good comedy writing.

I miss when humor was funny and not cruel!
That's exactly what I'm talking about, the way they used to parody without getting so personal. I was just a little sad that he and his little girl were parodied, but it wasn't in a way that they could watch and laugh at it. They were much better at it back in the old days. Phil Hartman's Clinton impression was good. And it was good natured on both sides, because Bush thought Dana Carvey's impression was hilarious. This cast still does that with Democrats like Obama, Hillary or Bernie Sanders, but not to Republicans.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Is this the one? Yes, it is nasty---and I don't even like Cruz.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoue-eQstBU
Yep, that's the one. Maybe this is just the way society and political comedy have evolved in the age of the Internet and punditry. People are so polarized, it's little wonder the comedians are as well. The problem with some liberals today is that they can't just accept that people have a different opinion than them. It must mean they're evil. I'm sure if there were more conservatives in comedy, they would do the same thing.
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