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SNL Reworks O'Reilly's Super Bowl Interview With Obama

"It was okay."

I have a wide toleration for attempts a humor (a difficult enterprise) and try to grade for effort even when the material falls short. So the opening the most recent Saturday Night Live puts my comedic tolerance to the test. Clearly The Blaze is not shy about posting SNL segments that are not so favorable to conservatives and/or Glenn.  So the fact of their attempting to tweak Bill O'Reilly is not the issue.  It's trying to find the exact point where it comes off the rails.  I'm gonna say early.  The first half of the sketch is precedented on the idea that O'Reilly is often wildly wrong on simple facts.  Liberals can certainly disagree with his opinions, but it is really hard to say that O'Reilly comes to interviews unprepared.  So the suspension of disbelief process fails.

(via Mediaite)

So the jabs at some O'Reilly mannerisms are fair game but the overall impersonation falls way flat.  And two years into the Obama era, the Fred Armisen version of the President is still "uneven" to many.  All the more a mystery since one SNL cast member, Jay Pharoah, does a much better Obama:

One last thing…
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