SNL Hammers Conway, Spicer, Sessions and Trump

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  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    From the subtle choice to use Cheetos in a pitch campaign to a KellyAnne/Jake Tapper sketch parodying Fatal Attraction to Trump in People's Court to another cold open skewering Spicer and Sessions.







     
  2. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    One thing I will concede: Donald Trump has made Saturday Night Live great again. Also: Nordstrom's department store. And the US Federal Court system.

    Next up?
     
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    We were talking about this at work, SNL has hit the jackpot as far as material goes.
     
  4. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    And half the time they don't have to script it. Truth is funnier/stranger than fiction
     
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    Of course, all these left wing TV loons can make money again. In the last 8 years they dared not to make fun of those in power. Do you really think the Olbermans and Stewarts of the world are really pissed off at Donnie becoming president?

    Again, with Donnie everyone wins. ;)
     
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    Selective memory. All of these shows have skewered politics regardless of who is in office. Trump and his team do supply plenty of extra material. I wouldn't call it a good thing though.
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    The thing about parody is, to make it work it has to be more outrageous than its subject.

    Saturday Night Live's problem for the last eight years was that they had No-Drama Obama as president. It's not that easy to poke fun at calmness and competence.

    Now we've gone to the other extreme. Trump and his cohort of cartoonish courtiers are so outrageous themselves that SNL has to really push the envelope. Anything less would be comedic malpractice.
     
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    yes the trump cabinet writes the comedy it's self.
     
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    That KAC video (first one post 1) was brutal... :)
     
  10. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Or eventually everyone loses. Depends on how things go and remains to be seen.

    But the real loser right now is Trump. The overnight ratings for Baldwin hosting SNL last night, eclipse the ratings that Trump had when he hosted. Sad. :D
     
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    That's what my wife and I were saying. They barely even need writers any more. The material coming out of the White House is comedic gold on its own.
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    Yeah, sure. SNL never made fun of Obama.
     
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    ....Olbermann hasn't been relevant since 2006, and Stewart hasn't been on the air in over a year.

    I get you're living in a bubble, but come on at least try to be a little more current in your nonsense.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The Spicer skit wasn't a strong this week but still great because of McCarthy. Peoples Court was great. And The KAC one seemed somewhat accurate.
     
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    I agree it wasn't quite as strong as the first one, but I liked the Spicer skit because the podium is now motorized. That was pretty damn funny seeing her puttering around on it.
     
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    Personally, what intrigued me most, was the first car commercial to air right after the opening bit.

    It was a car I hadn't seen before. The name was odd, and I couldn't get a good enough look at it to make out what the name was.

    The emblem looked similar to BMW. It was a round emblem. But it clearly had too many letters to be BMW. But the shot was too fast for me to read that long of a name on the emblem.

    It had styling cues in the front grill that also reminded me of BMW from the 80's.

    I watched the rest of Saturday Night Live to see the commercial again, but unfortunately they didn't run that same commercial again. They just ran Ford and Chevy commercials.

    But I was intrigued that it appeared that a new car company was being advertised. Unfortunately, while they did a great job showing the car, they sucked when it came to letting you know what the car was, and who made it.
     
  16. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    What I found interesting is that I think they did a Spicer skit not because there was good material but simply because they knew it would get under his/Trump's skin so much. The more Trump tries to marginalize SNL, the more they will just return fire.
     
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    Yes it was.

    I noted with amusement that although most of this parody is based on "Fatal Attraction", the capper gag comes from a totally different movie.

    Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn. :D
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    Are you sure it wasn't Alfa Romeo? They've been advertising a lot lately.
     
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    SNL has a lot of fodder now but is it good? I find it boring. Baldwin is funny occasionally but most of it is unwatchable.
     
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    SNL hammers the Trump admin.

    It's a freaking sketch comedy show!!

    "All we can do is make fun of whats happening!" - Lorne Michaels
     
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    Skits were hilarious. And yes, I agree the ad was likely Alfa Romeo.

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    Making America Great Again, one institution, one show, one store at a time.
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    Look at money they save on writers, just use the Donald's stuff exactly.
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    They should actually do it, spoof SNL would be triple hilarious.
     
  23. SusanK macrumors 68000

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    An Alfa commercial is at this site.

    https://www.alfaromeousa.com/?campa...l=paidsearch&gclid=CNqJkqafjNICFVC4wAodfPoO6w
     
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    Thank you. Looked it up, and you're right. Very cool looking cars.
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    Yes, it was alpha Romeo

    Thank you all for helping me solve the mystery.
     
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    They peaked with the "Bass O Matic".
     

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