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Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Catman, Mar 1, 2008.
I really wish they would have done something funnier with Obama
I still say they should have made fun of his debating style how he says "Understand this..." and "Point one...etc Point two... etc"
IMO, Armisen did good job as Obama.
^ I hope this is a tempest in a teacup situation, and this whole thing dies down. It's a effin' comedy show, for god's sake, and maybe part of the humor lies in the fact that an actor who is half Latino, half Japanese is playing the part of a president who is half white, half black.
For my money, the guy in Mad TV is funnier as Obama, but Fred Armisen's impression is more accurate.
Yeah, that's ridiculous...They've done stuff like that tons of times...They really didn't even need to type all that up.
yeah, i think its ridiculous too. Armisen performance was good. And having Kenan play Obama only because he's black, IMO, may look dumb because he looks nothing like Obama.
Well, because Maya Rudolf was half black she pretty much played every black female including Oprah.
I find that article's argument ridiculous. You never heard complaining about Will Ferrell as Janet Reno.
Yeah, it could have been better--my theory is that after a long stream of presidents with extreme qualities that can be easily parodied, it's a bit more difficult to pin down Obama, someone at the very least vaguely human, with something to make fun of. I'm sure they will soon, though.
Not to mention that the skit was more making fun of reporters then Obama himself.
Hasn't Jesse Jackson been played by the guy that does Donald Trump?
Personally, I think that it would have been more offensive to see Tracy Morgan playing Obama than seeing a non-black comedian play him. The crybaby overraction to Armisen as Obama only proves that what the sketch was saying about the media's obsession with Obama is not without merit.
Well...Janet Reno DID look like a guy.
his impression was a little better this week...if obama wins the presidency...armisen has a job for the next 4 years...word!
Too bad Finesse Mitchell isnt with teh show anymore, bc he would have been better
Whatever happened to Finesse, anyway?
"My name is Starkesha it's ma berfday!" LOL, that was good stuff.
Obama doesn't sound like Kermit the Frog. Armisen has to knock that off. The thing with the media love fest for Obama is pretty dead on though. Geezus Christ, Chris Matthews basically said listening to Obama gave him an orgasm.
Armisen will improve. If you go back and watch early SNL episodes with Dana Carvey as George Bush you'd notice he was horrible but eventually he became THE George Bush impersonator. So...just give him some time.
I thought his impression was pretty good this past Saturday night.
Good God, "Chris Matthews" and "orgasm" are two concepts that should never share the same sentence.
He is a married man. And he all but said it without using the word orgasm.
I thought it was hilarious...but I thought the Obama impression could have been a lot better...it wan't really that funny except for the beginning part where he looks at the camera.
The hillary one was great though and the news casters!