This was without doubt the best laugh-out-loud SNL sketch of the fall season so far – NYC’s mayor and New Jersey’s governor address their constituents:
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Just a way to kiss Obama’s ass, he came for a photo op and split. Tnere are people not far from 30 Rock who are without power and many who lost their homes who I’m sure would love to beat the crap out of these Obama ass kissing writters. The good news for SNL is when Romney is elected they’ll have a prez they can make fun of again, the jokes won’t be funny but they’ll have a prez to make of
Gotta disagree with you on this. I thought the sketch was putrid. Turns out Louis was one of their worst hosts ever.
Louis wasn’t in this sketch. Maybe you should watch it before you comment.
Sometimes I think SNL is copying Comedy Central’s The Daly Show, because this skit was done on Daly last week.
This was very very funny, esp. Christie.
The whole thing was hilarious. I practically split a gut when Christie’s interpreter went to work. People who are commenting are so caught up in politics that they can’t see the humor in anything.
Yeah, no. The funniest thing this year remains the puppet-grenada sketch. I’m not sure on this.. after such great programming like “Switched at Birth” takes on the issues of the deaf, isn’t mocking it kind of “eh” (?) especially when it’s not even very funny.
I dunno folks. I’m in the middle of this shitstorm right now and what’s going on in Queens and Staten Island is absolutely horrifying. There’s absolute lawlessness. People walking the streets with bows and arrows and machetes to protect themselves. Jersey, while hit harder than most of New York, has things more under control. Christie doing the best he can, Cuomo too, Bloomberg has been a disgrace. And the Obama “photo op” didn’t help him here at ALL. These states are blue and he “blew” it.
FEMA ran out of water. These schmucks had a WHOLE WEEK to prepare for this and now FEMA taking bids from private companies for assistance. I’m no longer criticizing Romney for his FEMA comments. The guy turned out to be right.
Not for nothing, but you know who also had a full week to prepare for this? Residents in New York and New Jersey. I hope everyone affected can get help and have their lives return to normal as quickly as possible, but don’t act like this hurricane wasn’t advertised for days as being a “perfect storm.” Plenty of other people were able to stock up on water and food.
My sister lives in Hoboken, and she’s been helping to clean up the area of town hit the hardest, while some of the apartment tenants simply watched her mop up their stairwell. I understand they might be in a state of shock, but c’mon, don’t leave all the work up to FEMA and some volunteers.
That’s a good response, thank you. And yes. I was prepared… many people just don’t have information, or pay attention, or whatever… but that doesn’t mean they need to suffer this badly..
I’m shocked the GOVT wasn’t prepared…. where’s the National Guard in Queens or SI? oh, right, Bloomberg doesn’t want the guns there…
FEMA did not run out of water. That was a rumor, and FEMA has published a statement on their website confirming that such is not the case.
Yeah, didn’t laugh once. In other words, business as usual at SNL.
I think this is hilarious. People had to get to this show to work leaving their families without power possibly. No criticism from me plus clips to enjoy after the fact for the hurricane-disconnected. Just watched Christie work his way through the Elks’ Club in Hoboken after six days without power. He’s a Republican Clinton; he has that potential. He did the smart thing for New Jersey in praising Obama; his state is going to need federal money and help long after the election irrespective of who wins. Obama promising (another) blank check is really all the man ever does on these miked parade float tours that he makes. Bloomberg should step down. He’s fatigued, bored; probably both. He has the makings of a national politician (the first serious Independent one) but can’t stand the possibility of how he’ll look if he loses. He could be the first Jewish president and a good one if he would get serious about it, certainly very helpful in the Middle East. The Food Pyramid stuff is beneath his considerable talents and not relevant to municipal (impactful collective governing not individualized) concerns. (It’s his alleged fondness for his bong that’s probably keeping him permenantly sidelined. PLUS I’ve always sensed that he’s possibly into “bud!”)
Good point, Good Luck. In my part of Brooklyn, minor wind damage. But my 90-year-old mother-in-law from Teaneck, NJ hasn’t had power since the night of the storm 1 week ago. Excuse us if we don’t agree with the exaggeration of Christie being a disaster relief God and Cuomo, Bloomberg & Obama being totally incompetent. EVERYONE should have been prepared for this vigorously reported storm. The news regularly showed people refusing to evacuate (admittedly looting was a prime reason but they should’ve petitioned their local reps to deal with that after Irene) There are people who expect the President to walk every block of every city in every state that was affected. Totally unrealistic. The day before the storm many of those people were talking about how we don’t need a federal government. And in order for FEMA to help you, YOU have to find a way to register with them. Who said that? Christie. Some things could’ve been handled better but ultimately the NY & NJ local and state governments & the federal government are handling this in a superior fashion to their counterparts’ handling of Katrina. Christie’s doing what he should be doing so let’s not be so quick to bust out the pedestal.
No, it was funny. SNL is rarely worth watching, but this was amusing. And, sorry Alex, but Romney isn’t going to be liar-in-chief after all. He is going to lose out to a much more capable and decent man and will go back to his full-time job of stealing people’s pensions to invest in his vacation homes and offshore accounts.
Bravo, Brad, Bravo! I agree 100%.
And Marie, your post makes complete sense. Teaneck? Give Me A Break has a problem with reading comprehension.
Good Luck and Marie…your posts don’t make any sense.
Funny open. BTW there are still occupied FEMA trailers outside New Orleans and some neighborhoods from some storm called Andrew still havent been rebuilt because people got tired of waiting for Democrats AND Republicans to work together. And how about getting those extremist talking heads from MSNBC and FOX to shut up and help with the cleanup.
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