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Dumb. And still, four years later, Obama gets the kid glove treatment from so-called comedians.
Kinda like the kid glove treatment Bush 44 got. I remember ’02-’03 when Leno was still doing Clinton jokes and rednecks were steamrolling Dixie Chicks CDs in the Walmart parking lot. You righties make me sick. I can’t wait ’till you get crushed on November 6th.
It was “Bush 43″ Einstein.
wow…I wonder who you’re voting for…HAHAHA
Love Jay… But that wasn’t a very good Obama. It was barely passable. Having said that — it was 1000 times better than Armisen ever did with Obama.
Anyone else think Fred did not look happy at all handing off the torch.
Thanks for giving this up Fred, once he relaxes jay will really master this. The bones are so there.
Jay Pharoah is really just Frank Caliendo all over again. If they can’t do impressions, these guys are worthless.
Like Darrell Hammond before him, he was hired for his impressions.
I watched it and the Romney jokes just weren’t funny. I think he has said things that would have been funnier.
I really enjoyed the Obama sketch. But I hope SNL’s writers do more with Romney than just turn him into a watered-down version of Ferrell’s George W. Bush.
Did people really think Jay did a good Obama? It was awful. Let’s have Fred back, please. At least Fred mastered the cadences and speech patterns of Obama. I don’t find Jay very funny in general, but then again, I never thought Jimmy Fallon was all that funny either.
Is it me or is his Obama impression a little Bill Cosby-ish? (minus the sweater and the jello eferences of course).
Fred Armisen is a lot better Obama. This seems to be a Political Correctness stunt…and not done because Jay Pharoah is any funnier
That was a terrible job on Obama – vapid – no bite at all, and even worse Romney and Ryan.
It does show what the liberal leaning comedians SNL hope to do to Romney/Ryan. Also called wishful thinking.
People (that I talk to even here in CA) are seriously fed up with Obama and his team and can’t wait to vote against him.
The best impressions aren’t just copying every speech pattern… its better to create a cartoon, like Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, and Will Ferrell did. This guy is fairly accurate with Obama but its simply not funny.
Phil Hartman’s Bill Clinton in McDonalds skit was a classic.
Boy, I miss Phil Hartman. He was one of the best!
I still have never seen an Obama impersonator really make fun of how conceited and arrogant Obama is. I want to see the “cheesy” toothy smile, the bouncing down the airplane stairs, hot-doggin, ‘stylin, profilin, Obama.
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