Hillary on Saturday Night Live Tonight

It looks like Hillary Clinton will be on Saturday Night Live tonight. Check back later for the You Tubes.

Hillary Clinton may make an unexpected visit on Saturday Night Live. According to CNN, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may make a surprise appearance on this week’s Saturday Night Live, right before Tuesday’s crucial primaries.

A Saturday Night Live spokesman would not comment on the situation and only said, "It's a live show; anything can happen."

However, Clinton did not arrive for her scheduled flight from Dallas, Texas to Columbus, Ohio on Saturday evening and campaign officials would not disclose the Senator’s location, according to CNN.

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    Yep, she was on (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by vj on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:19:23 PM EST
    There as a pretty funny sketch about the MSNBC debate, then some interaction between Amy Poehler and Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary said "Live from New York - It's Saturday Night!"

    The media may be in the tank for Obama (4.33 / 3) (#2)
    by andgarden on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:21:26 PM EST
    but SNL is, after tonight, clearly Hillaryland. At least they don't pretend to be journalists.

    oh thanks (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by sara seattle on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:32:19 PM EST
    I can't wait --

    Heads in Obamaland are going to be exploding all over the place :)

    Good for Hillary -  way to go!!


    LOL..you know it (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by americanincanada on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:39:08 PM EST
    They already are. if I believe them then the skit was unfunny and clearly the cast is untalented. LMAO

    I heard it was great and that Hillary's timing was spot on.

    I also heard that the cartoon skit, TV funhouse, later was a particularly biting bit of satire on Obama.


    SNL just making up for the NBC news division (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by diplomatic on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:42:13 PM EST
    I wonder how Russert feels watching his own company point out what a fool he is.

    Just watched it myself (5.00 / 1) (#35)
    by sara seattle on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:55:21 AM EST
    Uh oh - Russell is not going to be a happy camper -- he came off perfectly

    (perfectly as the total ass he is)


    The cartoon was actully worse... (none / 0) (#44)
    by Maria Garcia on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 08:03:27 AM EST
    ...from an Obama perspective. The rest of the stuff was really more of a bash on the media, but that TV funhouse cartoon was pretty biting against Obama.

    I love the exploding (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by Stellaaa on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:56:31 AM EST
    Obamaheads image.    

    A white man cannot play a half white/black man; we have transcended race; he cannot be identified as the black candidate by Bill in any way mentioning JJ, yet a black actor can play him.  Look, if you don't want him identified as black, then the white actor is the right thing.  Make up your figgin minds.  

    Scene from Chinatown:  " She's my sister, she's my mother, she's my sister, she's my mother".  


    LOL!! (none / 0) (#42)
    by ghost2 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 04:22:11 AM EST
    that's great.  

    Even more irony (none / 0) (#43)
    by diplomatic on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 06:33:27 AM EST
    the actor who is impersonating him is not even "white"  He is bi-racial himself and neither race is anglo.

    Once you're owned (none / 0) (#50)
    by Bob In Pacifica on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 09:32:56 AM EST
    and the leash is seen, jokes are analyzed in relation to the owner.

    Russert and Tweety (none / 0) (#54)
    by auntmo on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:32:25 PM EST
    pretend  to  be  "journalists."  

    What's  the  diff?


    New Video: Barack Obama Answer the Phone (none / 0) (#17)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:01:06 AM EST
    Missed the SNL intro - can't wait till there's a link.

    Meanwhile there's this: "Barack Obama Answer the Phone".

    It's worth a peek.


    Video: Hillary's SNL Intro (none / 0) (#24)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:22:01 AM EST
    Here's a link via HuffPo.

    See it: Hillary's SNL Intro


    Wow I loved that. Answer the phone! Please (none / 0) (#27)
    by RalphB on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:35:52 AM EST
    The skit was pretty funny (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by LatinoVoter on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:21:38 PM EST
    and she got to do the intro. I won't spoil the jokes but Hillary voters may like. I know I did.

    Don't want to give too much away (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by NJDem on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:26:15 PM EST
    but it's interesting to note that HRC mentioned PA.  

    And how about that TV Funhouse sketch?

    I said in another thread that (none / 0) (#28)
    by LatinoVoter on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:39:06 AM EST
    she sent her supporters a dog whistle in the NewsHour interview when she mentioned that people are coming up to her and telling her not to quit and not to give up. I think PA was another sign of her saying she was staying in at least until PA.

    Which is fine by me.


    Hillary was funny (5.00 / 2) (#7)
    by diplomatic on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:40:00 PM EST
    There must have been a lot of pressure not to screw up but it looked like she was happy to finally "confront" Tim Russert and Brian Williams in person!

    I think her decision to fly to NY at the last minute was worth it.

    It was a great decision to make the cameo (5.00 / 2) (#9)
    by NJDem on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:43:15 PM EST
    it buys her a news cycle.  All three sketches will be water-cooler talk Monday too (especially the provocative TV Funhouse).

    she will also be on the Daily Show (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by diplomatic on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:54:52 PM EST
    Monday I think.

    Unfrienly territory. (none / 0) (#14)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:57:17 PM EST
    I don't think so (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:58:33 PM EST
    Stewart seems to make even Republicans look good. If he didn't, they wouldn't go on.

    Have you watched lately? (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:06:20 AM EST
    My 21 year old nephew even picked up that Stewart is a rabid Obama supporter.  And it's working on him.  Nephew's rationale:  He was right about Bush, he must be right about Obama, so I'll support Obama!!

    But yes, Stewart will be nice to her face....he saves the face-to-face nastiness for people like Chris Matthews (his last Matthews interview had me covering my eyes).


    Actually I think Jon is hard to (none / 0) (#26)
    by hairspray on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:35:08 AM EST
    gauge on this one.  I don't find him or Colbert to be nasty to Hillary.  In fact the other nite he said something slightly disparaging about the '35 years of experience' and then countered with of course the other guy has 'no experience to speak of' something like that, but you got the idea.

    Jon Stewart has made fun of everyone (none / 0) (#18)
    by diplomatic on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:05:08 AM EST
    remember at the Oscars he dared say the middle name!  THE middle name, oh noes.

    And (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by americanincanada on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:13:04 AM EST
    on Larry King the other night he said that Obama had cured is leprosy. I think Jon is capable of being fair when he has to be. Plus he loves Bill..he even loved McCain.

    It was a strong jab at the (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by jpete on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:46:39 PM EST
    preferential treatment Obama has gotten from the press.  Their parody took the situation to the extreme.  It exaggerated the  treatment he has gotten while at the same time matching the magnitude of its effects. V. nice.

    No doubt the people (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:56:49 PM EST
    who really should be watching (Russert, etc) won't be...or won't think it's really about them.

    Makes me think of Carly Simon

    You're so biased, bet you think this song isn't about you, you're so biased! Bet you think this song isnt about you, don't you, don't you!


    Maybe SNL was miffed at... (5.00 / 1) (#45)
    by Maria Garcia on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 08:08:41 AM EST
    ...the way media outlets (especially NBC's Today Show) managed to selectively excerpt scenes from last week's show that totally changed the punchline of the skits so they could bash Hillary with them. It will be hard to do that this week.

    and the air violin's was classic! (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by NJDem on Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 11:48:14 PM EST

    Yeah--you can stop watching (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by NJDem on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:11:32 AM EST
    Funhouse was it--but you may want to watch the Rudy Guiliani sketch during Weekend Update--pretty funny.

    Is the fun house the last one? (none / 0) (#20)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:06:23 AM EST
    Can I stop watching SNL now or does Hillary come back again?

    *See Hillary SNL link via HuffPo* (5.00 / 2) (#25)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:26:58 AM EST
    It's a post I made upstream.

    Have a good night all.


    On Ben Smith's blog on Politico (none / 0) (#29)
    by LatinoVoter on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 12:57:35 AM EST
    the Obama crowd is saying the cartoon was racist and complaining about the "white" guy who really is Latino and Asian playing half white half black Barack Obama.

    Kinda ironic seeing Barack Obama supporters complain about Fred playing Obama when you think of this quote by MLK.

    not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

    Oh no, NBC is in the tank for Hillary.... (none / 0) (#30)
    by Teresa on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:01:58 AM EST
    read all about in on DKos here. What a hoot.

    I haven't checked that site for several weeks but I just had to see their reaction. They truly don't think Obama has had favorable treatment on NBC (or any other media).

    Do they not remember SNL makng fun of Clinton and Gore every week? That's what they do people.

    thanks teresa (5.00 / 1) (#32)
    by cdo on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:20:53 AM EST
    i scrolled thru the vile comments until i got to the part where they linked a contact for nbc. so thanks to dkos and you, i was able to write a nice note to the show thanking them for hillary's appearance!

    Great idea (none / 0) (#33)
    by Stellaaa on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:47:21 AM EST
    When is Dkos going to ... (none / 0) (#46)
    by Robot Porter on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 08:48:30 AM EST
    reveal that they were taken over by The Onion shortly after Iowa.

    Dkos has become some of the best satire on the web.



    One good thing, though... (none / 0) (#47)
    by Maria Garcia on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 08:55:37 AM EST
    ...it seems like the SNL skit somehow managed to suppress the anti-Hillary diaries on the rec list. At least very early this morning it seemed like almost old times with other topics being addressed. But maybe they just haven woken up yet.

    These days (none / 0) (#48)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 08:58:14 AM EST
    that bumper sticker:

    "I used to be disgusted, now I'm just amused"

    really means something to me.  Might just get one!


    Did you actually read the comments (none / 0) (#52)
    by myed2x on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 10:01:39 AM EST
    The majority of the first comments quite clearly state that it's not the satire or lampooning of OB that was bad, just that the show isn't funny anymore.

    And, notice the comments saying things like
    "just because it sucks, not because they express their constitutional right to support a different candidate."
    "for gods sake grow up, people are allowed to have different opinions from yours"

    and so on....of course you conveniently don't mention the comments, lol...looks like TL is in it's own bubble now.


    Old Argument (none / 0) (#53)
    by blogtopus on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 11:41:52 AM EST
    According to many, SNL has sucked since Eddie Murphy left. Sorry, it's still funny. Ad, meet Hominem. Messenger, meet bullet.

    If I was an Obama supporter I'd be feeling like I've been on Heroin these past few months. Many of them have been spitting ugly when he's been ahead... how bad will it get if Hillary turns this around?


    SNL smart (none / 0) (#31)
    by Stellaaa on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:10:27 AM EST
    Look, SNL is very smart.  They know if Hillary wins they can always make fun of her.  If Obama wins, with this following, they need a head start with making fun of him so that the fervent supporters (always looking for new adjectives that will not diminish the sensitive Obama supporter) will go ballistic with any criticism, so they are training them.  

    What a nightmare.  

    that was a (none / 0) (#34)
    by along on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:51:18 AM EST
    nice, sharp, funny cameo. good for her.

    I watched the Sopranos ad (none / 0) (#37)
    by lilburro on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 02:11:15 AM EST
    the other day and I realized, Hillary's not actually a bad actress.  She's better than Bill in it.  And she was good tonight too.  

    Perhaps SHE is the real Democratic Reagan!!!

    I wonder if (none / 0) (#49)
    by PlayInPeoria on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 09:11:16 AM EST
    this increased viewership for SNL. Remember when Hillary was on "Meet the Press" ... huge jump in viewership numbers.

    Also, this GREAT media for Hillary at a time when Sem Obama is outspending her. The replays have been all over this morning.

    Last week (none / 0) (#51)
    by TeresaInSnow2 on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 09:34:32 AM EST
    they had record ratings (I read on one of the blogs), which could be due to people tuning in for the first post-writer's strike show.

    I read an article about the guy who wrote last week's debate skit.  He said that Lorne Michaels asked for another one!  I suspect Lorne attributed at least some of the ratings to the content of the skits.


    Cartoon video (none / 0) (#55)
    by Stellaaa on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 01:05:55 PM EST
    found a link that works...it's hillarious.  here