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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Youre confusing " funny " with anything that attacks Trump

    Yes, the Spicer skit was hillarious, but the Kellyanne Fatal attraction skit was hard to watch.
    No i am not. I have already talked about a distinction between just picking on the mans personality or appearance and ridiculing his efforts in office. Snide and funny gets a giggle, but to lampoon the political views and efforts builds a foundation for people coming back.
    Humour does not appeal to all.

    But a very good sign to look for in anybody is that if someone cannot find something funny about a particular topic then they are probably taking it far to seriously.

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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
    No i am not. I have already talked about a distinction between just picking on the mans personality or appearance and ridiculing his efforts in office. Snide and funny gets a giggle, but to lampoon the political views and efforts builds a foundation for people coming back.
    Humour does not appeal to all.

    But a very good sign to look for in anybody is that if someone cannot find something funny about a particular topic then they are probably taking it far to seriously.
    Yeah, I'll just bet you're hoping that Trump and his security team is just yukking it up in the Oval Office while they discuss our national security policies.
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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Yeah, I'll just bet you're hoping that Trump and his security team is just yukking it up in the Oval Office while they discuss our national security policies.
    No, i am hoping that the arrogance and lack of education among trump and his supporters will have them turn a blind eye until to late.

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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
    No, i am hoping that the arrogance and lack of education among trump and his supporters will have them turn a blind eye until to late.
    Please explain.
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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
    Saturday Night Live: Donald Trump Presidency Makes Show Vital | Time.com



    I wonder how the trump supporters react to this. Do they realise there is a danger or are they dismissive?

    Mockery can be very effective in moving peoples opinions and at the moment SNL is getting stronger.
    SNL has gotten so bad.
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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
    Always the case with any satire. Got to keep it novel. But then it does have a gold mine of events to pick from with trump.
    If this was england or new zealand i would stand on firmer ground with historical references to back me. Political satire is a well used knife in politics of those countries. But american satire has not had that kind of test. As has been stated on this thread a few times that american humour tends to get a bit personal and mean. That will turn people off.
    South Park and The Simpsons have traditionally done satire better, especially South Park. I personally think that Saturday Night Live's overall quality has been low for awhile now. Weekend Update is probably the sharpest tool in their box, but it can't carry the show. Maybe this will spur their ratings for a bit, but not sure how they could sustain them. Phil Hartman was probably their last great comedic genius and he has been dead almost 20 years.

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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    So did SNL dedicate time every week to lampooning Obama? Honest question.
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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Please explain.
    Your whole education system is quite questionable. Do not expect me to treat those who would support trump as if they had one of any worth.

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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yeah, but if he had twitter ...

    Seriously though, good on LBJ for taking it like a man and putting things in a better perspective.

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    Re: Why Saturday Night Live Is More Important Than Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    So did SNL dedicate time every week to lampooning Obama? Honest question.
    He was regularly portrayed, but remember this is a pop culture kind of show....the people they lampoon usually are well known because of how they have behaved. There are people currently being lampooned on SNL that are caricatures of themselves. The writers don't have to stretch their imagination to get the point across.

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