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Old 02-09-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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I'm not sure where to put this, Arts and Entertainment, Politics and Other Controversies, or the Election forum, but I figure no one in the TV forum wants to talk about politics so it's going here.

Was anyone else really irritated with the way they spoofed Ted Cruz on Saturday Night Live last weekend? I don't even really like Cruz, but I found that skit so offensive that for the first time I felt a little sympathy and affection for him. It was so personal and negative that I felt sorry for the Cruz family, especially the children. Even Sarah Palin got better treatment than Cruz did on SNL. They made fun of his face, his body, and even had someone portraying his daughter not wanting to hug him. I don't think he or his family will be laughing at it like George H.W. Bush used to do.

In Dana Carvey's day, the impersonations were over the top, but generally kind and didn't get too personal. You still see that treatment for Donald Trump since he's portrayed by an old school SNL alum.

I have said on this forum that I don't like Cruz and that he gives me the creeps. I figured it was okay because it's an anonymous forum and highly unlikely the little Cruz girls will be confronted with my opinion in school, but SNL reaches millions of households. I wish they would think about the effect that could have on people who know and love Ted Cruz.

Did anyone else hate that skit?
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:54 PM
 
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Didnt see it but am well aware that snl has no class
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Didn't see it and never watch the show. Not surprised to hear it though. I'd imagine the producers and actors are all liberals, so it wouldn't surprise me they would be biased.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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They used to have class. Have you ever seen them spoof Obama that way, or any way except for his policies (albiet rarely)? They were usually so over the top in their impersonations that it was parody, not insult. Dana Carvey was invited to the White House by GHW Bush because Bush loved his impersonation.

This was the first time I really felt they went too far.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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didn't see it either but I did see the real clip of cruz trying to hug his daughter and her not wanting a thing to do with his hug, so that they took from real life. she a teen so it didn't surprise me.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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didn't see it either but I did see the real clip of cruz trying to hug his daughter and her not wanting a thing to do with his hug, so that they took from real life. she a teen so it didn't surprise me.
She's 7, not a teen so even easier to understand since she was probably nervous. I knew about the incident, but imagine you're a kid who got spoofed on SNL and wanted to brag about that, but couldn't because it said your dad was a nasty little weasel with a horrible face, body, and voice? It was her inclusion that made it worse in my opinion.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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I wouldn't watch SNL if you paid me but we all know that if Cruz won it would be liberals worst nightmare. Thats why the media will do everything possible they can think of to be sure that doesn't happen.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:24 PM
 
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I wouldn't watch SNL if you paid me but we all know that if Cruz won it would be liberals worst nightmare. Thats why the media will do everything possible they can think of to be sure that doesn't happen.
SNL doesn't think like that because having a Trump or Cruz would be great for them. Kind of like high gas prices are good for our local economy in Houston, even as it's bad for others.

I would think a Trump v. Cruz race would be a boon for SNL, and no matter who won they would be happy. Clinton or Kasich, not so much.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:38 PM
 
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I saw it...


I don't take anything SNL does too seriously.... Neither should anyone else.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:43 PM
 
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Is it like because he's too conservative?

Like he's a total opposite of snl..

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