That's a debate comic and refers to how Barack waited until the end of the debate, to final comments with him going last, to bring up the 47% remarks Mitt had made. It was a cowardly move. It had everything but the tongue being stuck out and "Nah! Nah! Nah!" added.
It did not look mature but if the three debates have taught me anything it's that Barack has no concern about looking mature. He also has no reason to fear that anyone might mistake him for mature. Not the way he's acted. The term "bitchy" comes to mind when I search for one word that describes Barack and his awful performance.
On the comic, Isaiah did the drawing with his left hand. He's right handed but was hoping to get a different look. He's disappointed that he didn't. I think it's a strong comic.
"TV: When comedy just isn't funny" (Ava and C.I., The Third Estate Sunday Review):
When the first debate took place, Barack tanked. So Saturday Night Live came to his rescue with a bad skit about him being distracted during the debate. We got an entire interior monologue from 'cool cat' Barack instead of seeing him as the stammering fool he came off as.
Last night was yet another serving of bad Shaft-lite revenge fantasies from the limp dicked writers writers of Saturday Night Live, the limp dicked White writers of Saturday Night Live.
In the second debate, last week's debate, both were eventually seen as too aggressive (general consensus). Somehow that translated into a skit about Mitt wanting to fight Barack. Jay Pharoah now plays Barack. He can do visual imitations, he's yet to inhabit a character. Fred Armisen previously played Barack. Regardless of who delivers the lines, the character is always written poorly.
On the show, Barack can never make a mistake, his family will never be a joke and he will always have the upper hand. It's the sort of thing, understand, that killed All My Children. Susan Lucci played Erica. Erica was a little bitch from day one. Around the time (1979) that Days of Our Lives made Lucci a serious offer (and she seriously considered it), Erica was headed for the grave yard. It was then that ABC gave into every one of the actress' whims in an effort to keep her. She made more money than someone of her (fading) popularity should and the actress ran off many a talented performer. But worst of all, Erica Kane became a big bore. Take Melrose Place. Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) was always more interesting than Amanda (Heather Locklear) because you always knew Syd really could lose everything. Amanda, like Erica, had ceased to be an interesting character.
And SNL's Barack has always been a lousy character. To say he's one-dimensional is to give the writers credit for writing deeper than they have. We were pointing this out in 2008. They have had four years to find humor and they have repeatedly ignored it.
They are the limpest of limp dicks, the tiniest of small penises. They are an embarrassment as comedy writers. There has never been a skit where Barack did not triumph and overcome. A SNL skit about Barack is as predictable as one of Joan Crawford's shop-girl movies.
It's a shame Herman Cain didn't get the GOP nomination for president. That would've forced everyone to address the fact that Saturday Night Live is a highly racist show. In the brief time when Cain was in the running, Kenan Thompson played him in the typical racist manner that SNL usually presents Black characters.
So it's not even that SNL woke up to their own racism following the emergence of Barack on the national stage. They're still as racist as they always were. But when it's time for Barack, they get to scream "Racist!" at others and pretend like the Whitest thing in the writers room is the walls and not themselves. And that's been behind every Barack skit they've written from day one.
I love that piece. They have called out the nonsense from Saturday Night Live repeatedly for several years now and they stand alone in many ways. I saw the Los Angeles Times blindly praising the skit. I saw many others doing the same. Time and again, Ava and C.I. have to be the grown ups in the room. I'm reminded of a line Goldie Hawn says in Deceived when she has to grab a necklace:
Adrienne Saunders: I- I really do apologize, I wouldn't bother you normally, but I just have to have that necklace tonight.
Carol Gingold: No! She said I could have this!
Mrs. Gingold: I know, honey, but the necklace isn't a toy, and...
Carol Gingold: Daddy!
[runs from the room]
Carol Gingold: She said I could have it, and now she wants it back!
Mr. Gingold: This is very confusing for Carol, Mrs. Saunders.
Adrienne Saunders: I'm sure it is Mr. Gingold, but this happens to be a very valuable piece of jewelry.
Mr. Gingold: I know how you feel, Carol. It's very confusing when grown-ups do things that aren't fair.
[gives Adrienne a dirty look]
Mr. Gingold: But you have to accept that these things happen in life...
Adrienne Saunders: [grabs the necklace] Oh, for Christ's sake! Isn't anybody in charge around here?
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):