Monday, December 15, 2008

Outrage Over SNL Skit About NY Gov. Patterson

People are in a tizzy over a skit SNL did over the weekend in which NY Gov. David Patterson was the target.
During the "Weekend Update" segment of NBC's irreverent comedy show, actor Fred Armisen played Paterson, imitating his wandering eye, gravelly voice and blunt, self-effacing demeanor...

As longtime "SNL" player Amy Poehler was announcing her departure from the show, Armisen's Paterson started wandering, as if lost, in front of the camera.

"Gov. Paterson . . . you're in the shot!" a chuckling Poehler said.
But here's the line that I like.
Paterson's spokesman, Errol Cockfield, said, "The governor is sure that 'Saturday Night Live,' with all of its talent, can find a way to be funny without being offensive," Cockfield said.
I wonder if Cockfield*snicker* thought the same thing over the last eight years? One skit stands out in my mind in particular in which they called President Bush a retard. Wasn't much outrage then.


Deoduce said...

Well, it IS kind of low class to make fun of a blind man. (Paterson is blind, right...)