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  •  SNL was looking for an Obama angle for months (3+ / 0-)
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    Hedwig, Quicklund, homoaffectional

    All of the other candidates are easy to hook into and caricature. Hillary provides a lot of angles, obviously, as does Huckabee, Romney, etc.

    But how do you do an Obama impression that is funny?

    He's just hard to make fun of. Not because he's so great that he has no flaws... just that his flaws aren't particularly funny.

    So this is their new angle... don't make fun of Obama -- make fun of how much everyone loves Obama.

    That's at least mildly funny, it works from a comedic standpoint.

    •  Give me an hour (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm sure I can figure out a way.

      I'm dancing around an idea of having Hillary stand there rambling on and on about stuff to a quiet and perplexed crowd with isolated cautious applause and then Obama come out, just say "Hope" or "Change" and the place erupts like Times Square on New Year's Eve.

      •  Similar... (0+ / 0-) the game show they did last night, sort of.

        An old gag, but still a classic. She would ramble on for several paragraphs... Could cut it down as it went on so he wouldn't even have to talk. Just make a classic Obama mannerism toward the crowd and have them go wild. Good one.

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