Conservative blog The Daily Caller got their hands on a draft of a potential cold open for this past weekend’s SNL, written by Jim Downey and featuring Fred Armisen’s President Obama addressing the nation about the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death. And because this one was not used but one about Fox and Friends was, you know what that means: their liberal bias made them scrap the one critical of Obama! It certainly had nothing to do with Fox and Friends being a funnier cold open, I’m sure. SNL is so in the tank for Obama!
It’s not clear why the skit was canceled? That is rich. Heads would have rolled if the baby in chief had been mocked by an MSN show. When Biden suggested Obama carries a big stick, I guess he meant that literally. Of course this won’t be the first time nor will it be the last. They are slaves to their master and the punishment was swift. I guess they have learned what free speech means and they better not forget it. Artistic license? They should parody themselves for capitulating to the great stick. I’d watch that.
And because this was released to a conservative political website, you know the comments are the worst things in the world. An example:Yes, as all the heads that have rolled from the many, many times the show has opened with Armisen playing Obama and making fun of him. Anyways! You can read the script for yourself below to decide if this was cut because it wasn’t that funny or if it was cut because otherwise Obama’s socialist gestapo would have thrown Lorne Michaels in a reeducation camp.