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Dana Carvey Can't Mock Obama, Because Unlike Other Pols, He's Not a 'Walking, Talking Cartoon'
NewsBusters ^ | July 6, 2014 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/06/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Saturday Night Live co-workers Dennis Miller and Dana Carvey are touring together this summer. On Sunday, The Washington Post published an interview with Carvey as the two head to the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital for a show on July 12.

While Miller now delights the right with a radio show and humorous appearances on Fox News, Carvey claims “I ride both sides.” But it became clear he doesn’t mock Barack Obama, because somehow he’s so much more serious than our other presidents and presidential candidates:

“When we had the Southerners in there — [George] W. [Bush]and [Bill] Clinton — it was more of a ready-made, kind of like Sarah Palin or like Ross Perot. With Obama, the problem wasn’t just that he was a Northerner, but that this guy was not a walking, talking cartoon — so what are we going to do?”

Even after six years, Carvey can’t do an Obama impression – or won’t because it’s too hard, or too racist or something. Everyone else is a “cartoon” compared to him. In his 2008 HBO special “Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies,” Carvey only made fun of his name, suggesting Barack Hussein Obama is liking having the name Charles Manson Hitler:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Carvey did mock Hillary Clinton's speeches, even if he over-amped the joke by suggesting Bill Clinton was the best speaker in a millennium. (Surely he's right that Bill thinks he's 100 times better at speaking than the spouse.)

Carvey also suggested Obama had too many public personas to mock...which...isn’t mockable?

“There are many different Obamas in his rhythms,” Carvey said. “There’s Obama giving an address to the nation. There’s Obama at a press conference. There’s Obama at a rally.”

The Post somehow claimed that Carvey’s Bush impressions were “insurrectionist,” which is putting way too harsh a label on Carvey’s schtick:

Carvey’s impressions are so likable that George H.W. Bush considered him a kind of court jester, inviting him to official events.

“We’re still friends,” Carvey said of the 41st president. “I saw him a couple months ago. I have a 90-year-old friend. I’m surprised he parachuted on his birthday. But Barbara and I had a conversation about it. Barbara was worried about it, and he wanted to go.”

It wasn’t that he did such benign impersonations of Bush that they became friends, he said. In fact, he added, people didn’t know how insurrectionist it was.

“When you’re working in a more of a subtle, subversive way,” Carvey said, “then yeah, it kind of gets lost.”

PS: One of the funniest Carvey bits for news junkies is his Tom Brokaw wanting to on vacation for the winter, so they make him report the death of Gerald Ford in advance (this was in 1996).

PPS: Chris Stigall tweeted me a Randy Hall NB post from 2012 showing Carvey supported his colleague Jon Lovitz mocking Obama and suggested the "question authority" mantra seemed to be out the window.


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: coulditbesatan; danacarvey; loser; obama; television
Just like the press can't report on his malfeasance.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 6:05:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SNL can’t ridicule him either.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 6:09:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a liar.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 6:10:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ubama is a walking-talking affirmative-action cliche, that’s Dana’s real dilemma.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 6:10:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He most certainly IS a walking talking cartoon, Dana.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 6:14:32 PM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, he is a walking talking career killer. Mocking him means you better have enough money to live out your life cause you won’t be working again.


6 posted on 07/06/2014 6:15:00 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dana Carvey fears the IRS and DHS knocking on his door.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 6:15:10 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have seen plenty of very funny political cartoons with Obama the butt of the cartoon.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 6:15:42 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Scarcely anyone has been more mockworthy than Emperor Zero.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 6:17:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dana Carvey, I’ll give you a hint - the President isn’t black.

You can make fun of an Indonesian Muslim who decapitated a classmate who made fun of Muhammed the pedophile.

Come on! We know you can do it.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 6:17:46 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: John W

11 posted on 07/06/2014 6:18:17 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dana is just protecting his career....................


12 posted on 07/06/2014 6:20:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: joethedrummer

BINGO!..................


13 posted on 07/06/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
With Obama, the problem wasn’t just that he was a Northerner, but that this guy was not a walking, talking cartoon — so what are we going to do?”

I have an idea: get rid of Dana Carvey and replace him with Paul Shanklin.

How to Talk Like Obama.

14 posted on 07/06/2014 6:21:26 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dude, really?
16 posted on 07/06/2014 6:22:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (Obama: Not Me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing funny about an incompetent, affirmative action educated, jug eared, married to a woman that has a booty the size of Texas, holds a Muslim monicker, bi-racial parents, wife has law license taken away, golf playing, 57 states spewing,aunt illegally in USA,racist preacher mentor, only black man ever unable to play basketball, drug fueled youth and unable to string two sentences together without a TelePromTer politician?

You ‘re right Dana, I can’t think of a single joke.


17 posted on 07/06/2014 6:23:12 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: ArtDodger; joethedrummer

Dana Carvey was already relegated to MC’ing trade and company conventions back in 2001 when I worked for Ameriquest.

http://www.weta.biz/comedians&magicians/Bret-Scott.htm


18 posted on 07/06/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Carvey claims “I ride both sides.” [i.e., he lies]... In his 2008 HBO special “Squatting Monkeys Tell No Lies,” Carvey only made fun of his name, suggesting Barack Hussein Obama is liking having the name Charles Manson Hitler...

IOW, there’s a good reason Dana Carvey’s career imploded after SNL — not only his he not funny, he won’t lampoon a fellow Demwit.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


19 posted on 07/06/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Red Badger
Dana is just protecting his career.............

What career? The ass-clown hasn't been funny since Wayne's World.

21 posted on 07/06/2014 6:33:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But....but...mocking Catholics was lucrative and funny!

23 posted on 07/06/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gutless leftists


24 posted on 07/06/2014 6:39:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why waste the effort? Carvey isn’t funny.


25 posted on 07/06/2014 6:40:59 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All other Presidents were human and as such were open to ridicule and humorous attack.

They were delicate in that way.

But Obama is unique. He is pure evil.

He is positioned beyond criticism and critique.

He has the knowledge--an understanding of "dark sentences"--as to how to avoid investigation.

I don't think he knows just how evil he is...but evil he is. And magnificently so.

Don't underestimate the forces behind him...and don't underestimate him.

26 posted on 07/06/2014 6:42:20 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Translation: He’s not a Republican.

Pray America wakes up


27 posted on 07/06/2014 6:44:57 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

he’s not?

ROFLMAO


28 posted on 07/06/2014 6:54:39 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure. That makes total sense Dana. Are we done now?


29 posted on 07/06/2014 6:56:34 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Dana Carvey died in a drug overdose...


30 posted on 07/06/2014 7:04:13 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: Blood of Tyrants

He did play a very funny Ross Perot back in the day.
Now Dana-— all ya need are big ears, bump on lateral nose, wear platforms and say umm, errrr, duuhh and ‘change you can believe in’ and the Barry character is yours.


31 posted on 07/06/2014 7:24:49 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: BreezyDog

I thought Dana Carvey died in a drug overdose...


Who is Dana Carvey? And why should I care what he thinks?


32 posted on 07/06/2014 7:34:55 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Exactly. What career is he trying to protect?


33 posted on 07/06/2014 7:52:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: rdcbn
Who is Dana Carvey? And why should I care what he thinks?

Because -- he was instrumental in getting "W" down to his famous 36%. We coulda used him to help brocko downward in that direction. Oh, wait! This just in; brocko got down there all by himself!

34 posted on 07/06/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ana Carvey Can't Mock Obama, Because Unlike Other Pols, He's Not a 'Walking, Talking Cartoon'...no, more like a walking, talking Stephen King anthology.....
36 posted on 07/06/2014 9:00:06 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ArtDodger

Just ask Jay Leno.


37 posted on 07/06/2014 9:07:25 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Trod Upon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot1yguplr8

Ask Steve Bridges.....

Oh wait you can’t, not any more....


38 posted on 07/06/2014 9:24:31 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: GraceG
Ask Steve Bridges.....

I was scanning the thread to see if I had been beaten to the punch before I posted about him...

...and indeed, the last one did.

Spot on. Rest in peace, Mr. Bridges. Poisoned, like a Putin enemy.

39 posted on 07/06/2014 9:32:56 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL

The locals didn’t make many public jokes about Hitler, Stalin, or Castro either.

Dictatorships have consquences.

#IRSSCANDAL


40 posted on 07/06/2014 10:20:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You disgrace your entire profession with that remark, Dana.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 10:57:16 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Maceman

Bumpty-bump


42 posted on 07/07/2014 6:10:49 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Liars. They don't touch him because they like working.

They don't mock obama because obama doesn't have a sense of humor and is vindictive with power.

43 posted on 07/07/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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