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Sun Nov 19, 2023, 03:26 PM Nov 2023

Is anyone else disgusted with Saturday Night Live's depiction of President Biden? [View all]

There's nothing funny about mocking someone's disability, and his lifelong work to overcome a stutter is a disability. To turn it into a sign of dementia isn't funny. AT ALL.

Trump says hateful things every day, is talking about rounding up millions of people and putting them in camps, and yet SNL wants everyone to laugh at Joe Biden.

Are they using their platform to try to help Trump win? It sure seems like it.

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Did you laugh when President Ford (Chevy Chase) stumbled and fell? brooklynite Nov 2023 #1
One stumble may be funny, if recovered from satisfactorily, but elleng Nov 2023 #4
No. Everybody falls. But if he'd had a disability, I would have been angry at the laughs. nt pnwmom Nov 2023 #16
Agree, none of the cold open was funny at all debm55 Nov 2023 #75
No I didn't laugh.. I don't think it's funny. Cha Nov 2023 #28
No LakeArenal Nov 2023 #76
If SNL somehow helped contribute to the electoral loss of Ford, it was not a risk to our democracy. texasfiddler Nov 2023 #79
Why? MorbidButterflyTat Nov 2023 #88
Sounds AWFUL. elleng Nov 2023 #2
I finally gave up SNL for good PatSeg Nov 2023 #80
To be fair, there's nothing funny about SNL. They should OnDoutside Nov 2023 #3
SNL is the Meet the Press of comedy. iow, I don't watch it. Marcus IM Nov 2023 #29
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I'm still disgusted they that the orange blobfather host the show. Lunabell Nov 2023 #5
He hosted it twice. John1956PA Nov 2023 #7
I don't like it but it's what they do, and that's cool. nolabear Nov 2023 #6
I have to admit that I missed any part of the sketch that made fun of Biden's stutter. Can you point to it. onenote Nov 2023 #8
I missed that too. n/t Greybnk48 Nov 2023 #11
I agree. Unless the OP is referring to a different segment, Abolishinist Nov 2023 #19
Agreed, pretty tame stuff. nt Shermann Nov 2023 #39
Is that supposed to be funny? Nothing about that clip was funny. SNL should have said good by long time ago. debm55 Nov 2023 #78
If you don't think it's funny, that's one thing but questionseverything Nov 2023 #84
Didn't say they did. But the Cold Open wasn't funny. Even the audience wasn't laughing. SNL hasn't been funny in a long debm55 Nov 2023 #85
I remember when SNL was funny. Liberal In Texas Nov 2023 #69
That was a whole lot of unfunniness. MorbidButterflyTat Nov 2023 #89
Haven't watched it in many years - since the Crystal/Guest season NewHendoLib Nov 2023 #9
I expect it from a comedy show. What really makes me angry is that the media does it even worse. marble falls Nov 2023 #10
Ageist pricks. I don't watch anything with a Biden impersonator. nilram Nov 2023 #12
That's a big reason I don't even bother to tune in to SNL Hekate Nov 2023 #13
Where was the stutter? former9thward Nov 2023 #14
That's my question of his many appearances. I've seen little notice of sttuters. brush Nov 2023 #18
He no longer really stutters, because marybourg Nov 2023 #34
I know. The man has China, Russia/Ukraine, Gaza/Israel... brush Nov 2023 #37
It wasn't part of the sketch, despite the OP seeming to think it was. onenote Nov 2023 #70
K&R UTUSN Nov 2023 #15
SNL stopped being funny about 15 years ago. world wide wally Nov 2023 #17
Agreed Rebl2 Nov 2023 #21
That's about when RubyRose Nov 2023 #36
I don't watch unless I'm interested in the music ArkansasDemocrat1 Nov 2023 #45
SNL has lost that wonderful type of humor. chouchou Nov 2023 #20
They've always done that to all the presidents Raine Nov 2023 #22
I don't watch them much, but I'm concerned about the influence they still have. nt pnwmom Nov 2023 #23
I watched it and didn't see any stuttering? FreeState Nov 2023 #24
They cannot point it out because they made it up. Celerity Nov 2023 #49
Fuuny inthewind21 Nov 2023 #54
To be clear, are you referring to the cold open of last night's SNL? Abolishinist Nov 2023 #25
I've always found it to be very focused GOP talking points IbogaProject Nov 2023 #26
And the guy that does Trump edhopper Nov 2023 #27
No. I think their Biden has been pretty fair. MyNameIsJonas Nov 2023 #31
I thought it was a funny show last night Chautauquas Nov 2023 #32
Their depiction of Biden is stupid and shallow. I preferred the Alec Baldwin tRump impersonation of tRump diane in sf Nov 2023 #33
lol inthewind21 Nov 2023 #57
I didn't see them making fun of his stutter but if you're willing to laugh at them et al making fun of everybody GuppyGal Nov 2023 #35
They have had worse President Biden sketches. But, yeah mucifer Nov 2023 #38
We loved obnoxiousdrunk Nov 2023 #40
And Tina Fey as Palin. LakeArenal Nov 2023 #77
Yes Wild blueberry Nov 2023 #41
Yes, I am disgusted by this depiction of President Biden LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #42
Can you link to a video of this? Dr. Strange Nov 2023 #43
here is the video, and there was no mocking of his stuttering, the OP literally made that up Celerity Nov 2023 #48
NBC MADE TRUMP DonCoquixote Nov 2023 #44
That's why Ford lost they made him out to he a bumbling idiot Tribetime Nov 2023 #46
And SNL killed any chance of Sarah Palin TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #90
They make fun of every President though Polybius Nov 2023 #47
They never made fun of Obama for being Black. pnwmom Nov 2023 #50
So inthewind21 Nov 2023 #58
I'm looking for every rational person in the US to unite against the threat to all of us. nt pnwmom Nov 2023 #62
Because racial jokes haven't been acceptable in decades, nor should they Polybius Nov 2023 #61
I guess you haven't noticed that racism is alive and well in America. pnwmom Nov 2023 #63
It's alive, sure Polybius Nov 2023 #65
No. I wasn't laughing then either. nt pnwmom Nov 2023 #66
Was it ageism to point out that Strom was too old to run for reelection? Polybius Nov 2023 #67
AI could write better than this shit. Emile Nov 2023 #51
No. Every depiction has missed the mark badly ms liberty Nov 2023 #52
The reason conservative comedians fail is that they're unwilling to poke fun at their own political figures... brooklynite Nov 2023 #53
There are MorbidButterflyTat Nov 2023 #91
Conservatives lack a sense of humor LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #55
SNL jumped the shark years ago BlueIdaho Nov 2023 #56
Im fucking angry --they are callously feeding a stereotype that Joe is not librechik Nov 2023 #59
You are angry about something that didn't happen? FreeState Nov 2023 #86
I lasted about 10 seconds before I turned it off. GoCubsGo Nov 2023 #60
Shrug...no matter his writers or actors, Lorne Michaels is a Republican. haele Nov 2023 #64
Bull. Since 2008, Michaels has donated around $60,000 to more than 20 Democratic candidates and PACs onenote Nov 2023 #73
I was so offended I'm cancelling my NYT subscription. maxsolomon Nov 2023 #68
Is there anyone who's NOT in the tank for Trump? brooklynite Nov 2023 #71
They made fun of Trump in the very sketch that outraged the OP. onenote Nov 2023 #72
Really? MorbidButterflyTat Nov 2023 #92
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2023 #74
I miss Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey Thinker Cats Nov 2023 #81
I didn't think anything could make me quit watching SNL catrose Nov 2023 #82
Not even a little bit TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #83
"Are they using their platform to try to help Trump win? It sure seems like it." J_William_Ryan Nov 2023 #87
Seriously? They plugged Biden accomplishments! Army Brat Nov 2023 #93
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