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Tue May 16, 2017, 01:08 AM

 

To put things in perspective - SNL on Saturday Night

Out on the West Coast NBC plays SNL live now starting at 8:30. With that change (I think) NBC now plays a repeated SNL prior to our 11:00 PM news. I watched Saturday, then watched the repeat, a SNL from May 2009.

What was striking was the contrast between the two shows, obviously different casts, but the big difference was what they had as a basis for the satire.

In May 2009, in the midst of the great recession, they made fun of little Timmy Geithner, had a skit that mainly slammed the banks for the bailout. But guess what the big issue was at the time for Weekend Update? The photo op of AF1 flying over the Statue of Liberty. Something the WH admitted was dumb. SERIOUSLY! FUCKING A SERIOUSLY, that was the best they had to work with under Obama. An event so minor I had forgotten about it, and it wouldn't even make the top 100 in the tRump admin.


https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/air-force-one-backup-rattles-new-york-nerve/

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