Saturday Night Live skewered MSNBC’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s disappointing debate performance with skit full of MSNBC’s biggest names: Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews — and TheBlaze’s S.E. Cupp.
Deconstructing the debate disaster — or as Maddow put it, “the worst thing that ever happened anywhere” — Sharpton was ready with a litany of whacky excuses, starting with “altitude poisoning.”
“See, Denver, Colorado is a mile high,” he said. “There’s no way to know for sure how many feet that is, but it could be upwards of a million. Obama’s from Hawaii which is a mile below the earth. So for him speaking in Colorado is is like being flung two miles into the air and then having to give a speech in outer space.”
Chris Matthews, who said he’d “never been so disgusted in my life,” wondered why Obama had to let Mitt Romney talk at all.
“He forgot the first rule of debating: always be interrupting,” Matthews said. “When I don’t have points to make on my show, I make up one by screaming at people. That’s how you win a debate.”
For her part, Cupp said she didn’t have anything to add — “I’m happy to just listen and smile. I believe the term is gloating?”
Cupp (the real one) tweeted after the skit, “Well that was…surreal.”
Watch the full sketch below, via NBC: