Monday Media Blogging – Vice-Presidential Debate Edition

3 comments October 6th, 2008at 07:21am Posted by Eli

For those of you who missed the SNL version:

I love Israel so much, bless its heart! There’s a special place for Israel in Heaven.

My only minor quibbles are that Tina Fey winks the wrong eye, and she makes only one attempt at emulating Palin’s tortured, meandering syntax, which may be un-emulatable. Pretty damn hilarious overall, though.

I was also amused by Biden trying to simultaneously trash and compliment McCain.

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  • 1. Spear and Magic  |  October 6th, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Damned funny stuff. The syntax does seem to be tough for them to get. I thought that they relied so much on the actual “verbage” from the Couric interview in order to prove the point that so many commentators picked up on: the stuff is its own best parody. But I guess it does seem to be pretty hard to emulate.

    However, my favorite sketch of the night was Will Forte’s “Bailout Song,” with the accompanying discussion with Poehler about the rudeness of interrupting. God help me, I would have watched all 535 verses. I have a weak spot for most things Forte. The self-hating ref castigating himself in the mirror also killed me.

  • 2. Eli  |  October 6th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I haven’t watched an actual SNL episode in ages, but I love Will Forte. His total commitment to his The Falconer character elevates those sketches from total idiocy to total genius.

    And, of course, perennial candidate Tim Calhoun.

  • 3. Spear and Magic  |  October 6th, 2008 at 9:34 am

    > I haven’t watched an actual SNL episode in ages,

    Neither have I … live. The DVR has made SNL a tolerable experience once again. Especially since I know that the stuff I will like will generally not make the hulu or youtube highlights. Like the “Bailout Song.”

    > but I love Will Forte

    His real name, under which he gave last night’s singing commentary, is “Orville Willis Forte IV”. It fits.

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