SNL's Weekend Update Thursday Reveals Even More Secret Mitt Romney Videos
Author: Katey Rich
published: 2012-09-21 07:53:04
Though Saturday Night Live's political satire, like pretty much everything else on the show, can be hit or miss, their special Thursday night episodes during election season can often contain some of their bed stuff-- there's something about the frenzy of an election year that just gives them more room to play, I guess. Last night was the first installment of Weekend Update Thursday, and the night's funniest and most devastating sketch was easily "Fox and Friends," in which they tackled the kind of political event that SNL pretty much lives for-- Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments secretly caught on tape.
They followed that up with the segment that gave the show its name, "Weekend Update," with Bill Hader appearing as liberal commentator James Carville and Bobby Moynihan showing up as his recurring character Drunk Uncle.
Even though it's been a few weeks since each party's convention, it's hard to forget the people the cameras would cut away to during the big speeches. Sometimes those people looked regal and engaged in the speech, and sometimes they looked like complete lunatics. Guess which people SNL decided to focus on in their "Convention Cutaways" fake ad?
Even though Jason Sudeikis seemed a little iffy on whether he wanted to come back to SNL this season, it's hard to imagine getting through this election without his Mitt Romney-- maybe not as instantly iconic as Tina Fey's Sarah Palin, but just as sharp a caricature. It's just a shame that last night didn't manage to make room for Jay Pharoah's Obama, which debuted during last Saturday's episode, and is already a huge improvement on Fred Armisen's version.
Weekend Update Thursday is scheduled to air just once more, next Thursday, but maybe we can cross our fingers that they add some more to the calendar before the November 6 election.
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