On Thursday, “Saturday Night Live” continued its Thursday night election-season specials, and they started things off with a blistering shot at the president’s unfulfilled promises of hope and change.
Actor Jay Pharoah played an aloof Obama at a campaign rally in Ohio. The sketch opens with the president welcoming the crowd with three words: “O. Hi. O.” That pretty much set the tone for the rest of it. Mediaite has a play-by-play of some of the best parts:
Obama was awkwardly confronted by a woman who doesn’t like Romney, but kind of expected more in the past four years. The president said that real change takes time, so it’s possible he “might be long dead” before anything actually changes. Obama was bullish about the economy, paraphrasing The Sixth Sense to say “I see employed people.”
Unfortunately for Obama, only one person at his rally had a real working job: a Burger King manager who used to be an executive at Bank of America. Obama tried to spin it as a “success story,” but was soon faced with a man who chases raccoons out of foreclosed homes and a meth cook who Obama was pleased to see was “fired up.”
The “Sixth Sense” joke garnered the largest applause of the whole thing, playing off Obama’s tendency to blame people for just not fully understanding his message or their circumstance: “One day all of you will be Bruce Willis and you’ll realize you were employed all along.”
But that’s not all. There’s also Obama getting some math wrong and him noting his music ability. You can see the entire thing below: