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Has Tina Fey’s Palin Act Worn Out Its Welcome ?
NRO ^ | NOVEMBER 10, 2010 | Greg Pollowitz

Posted on 11/10/2010 6:16:24 PM PST by RobinMasters

Paul Farhi of the Washington Post reports on Tina Fey’s acceptance speech for the “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.”

In her acceptance speech, Fey touched on her best-known bit — her Palin imitation –and offered some mock hands-across-the-political-divide commentary. The rise of conservative women in politics, she said pointedly, is good for all women, “unless you don’t want to pay for your own rape kit . . . unless you’re a lesbian who wants to get married to your partner of 20 years . . . [or] unless you believe in evolution.”

The lines played first to nervous laughter and then to not much laughter at all.

Not a good sign when you bomb at a humor-awards ceremony.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: onetrickpony; palin; sarahpalin; skank; tinafey; untalented
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To: ceoinva

Explain how she has no staff then hand him the op-ed from NRO and ask him if a dunce could write such a detailed polictal science paper. then hand him the facebook post on obamacare, Qe2, energy production etc.

Palin’s writings come off so much better. She is a much better communicator with the written word then the spoken word.

then explain why if she is dunce does she have the entire left wing and GOp establishment trying to take her down. Explain you do not waste that type of resources and time for a dunce.


51 posted on 11/10/2010 8:41:33 PM PST by unseen1
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To: massmike

Yup!


52 posted on 11/10/2010 8:42:14 PM PST by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: GISax

SNL stopped being funny ever since the late 70’s
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agreed.

Someone needs to say to Pelosi, “Jane you ignorant slut.”

I lost interest after Murphy and Piscapo left.


53 posted on 11/10/2010 8:52:17 PM PST by ak267
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To: onyx

Removing their glasses has a similar effect on Palin and Clark Kent’s looks.


54 posted on 11/10/2010 8:59:52 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (It's not an election, it's a restraining order! - P.J. OÂ’Rourke)
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To: RobinMasters

The left shot their wad in the last round of Palin abuse “jokes.”

I still see some hangers-on pretending that Palin actually said Tina Fey’s commedy line “I can see Russia from mah house.” They can not tell the difference between a comedian’s act and the real person. These are the “smart” people who want to rule over us with global communism.


55 posted on 11/10/2010 9:01:58 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Billthedrill
To be funny, satire needs to have a solid basis in reality. But Tina Fey is doing satire based on stuff that Palin never did or said (evolution/rape kit). As for the lesbians getting married, Obama says he doesn't believe in gay marriage either. Of course, Fey probably realizes Obama's lying about that. But more to the point, the comment about lesbian marriage might be legitimate as a critique of a policy position, but it isn't funny. At all.
56 posted on 11/10/2010 9:06:14 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Greek
"Have him watch Palin’s Alaska . . . that program is going to show the real Palin . . . "

Yes, it will. It will show that Palin - unlike a lot of politicians and pundits whose only skill is in flapping their yappers - can actually DO things, things requiring skill, physical conditioning, and courage. I'd like to see Kathleen Parker and Katie Couric try to do all the things that Palin does. Palin was and is a PLAYER, Couric was a cheerleader.
57 posted on 11/10/2010 9:13:03 PM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: RobinMasters

I must disagree with several of my fellow Freepers regarding Tina Fey. I like her. I think that Tina Fey is a very talented and gifted comedy writer - but she, like many other gifted comedians, allows her liberalism to turn her into a total airhead when it comes to politics and morality (i.e. religion).

I never watched the show “30 Rock” until I started streaming Netflix. I never watched it before because I couldn’t stand Alec Baldwin. However, I decided to try one episode just to see why it was still on the air.

Surprisingly, I found it to be very clever and funny. Fey’s writing often skewers the hypocrisy and moral inconsistencies of liberalism. She even uses Tracy Morgan’s character to demonstrate the ludicrous dogma of racial politics. For, example, Fey has Tracy carrying around a literal card that says “Race Card” on it. He hands it to people that he disagrees with but can’t win the argument. He gives them the race card to shut them up.

Fey’s problem is that when she attempts to satire “conservatism”, it always falls flat because it’s always a cartoon version of conservatism. It is a view of conservatism that is so stereotyped and outlandish that it just does not work because it’s a completely false picture of conservatism.

Rush Limbaugh has always said that good satire must contain some truth in order to be funny. SNL, Leno, Letterman, and Fey are hilarious when they accurately portray the idiocy of the left - and, it’s funny because it’s true! However, when they try to do the same thing with conservatives - they have to use the cartoon conservative as their target (i.e. all Republicans are rich, protecting the rich, are corporate fat-cats, etc.). The only ones laughing are the left-wingers.

I’m not defending Fey’s stupid impersonation of Sarah - it had a bit of humor the very first time, but it soon wore off because she attempted to present Sarah as this one-dimensional caricature.

But, to say that Tina Fey has no talent is just not true. She is extremely gifted - I just wish she could see ALL the truth ALL the time. Her talent is blunted by her ideology.


58 posted on 11/11/2010 3:36:36 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: onyx
GOOD NEWS! I despise Tina Fey and, save for the glasses, she looks nothing like beautiful Sarah Palin.

The worst thing about Tina Fey and SNL is that many clueless young people (who vote sometimes) have bought into this portrayal. It's totally unfair.

59 posted on 11/11/2010 3:52:27 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Nevadan
SNL, Leno, Letterman, and Fey are hilarious when they accurately portray the idiocy of the left - and, it’s funny because it’s true!

Other than Leno on occasion, when have the rest accurately portrayed the idiocy of the left? SNL won't hit Obama, instead tiptoeing around with a lame impression, Fey we already know is walking afterbirth, and Letterman? He hasn't been funny in two decades.
60 posted on 11/11/2010 6:46:36 AM PST by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: Frank_2001; t-dude
Thanks.

I try to keep up, but that was just stupid. Fey = not funny and now not even a useful tool.

61 posted on 11/11/2010 6:57:12 AM PST by fml
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To: Nevadan
"Rush Limbaugh has always said that good satire must contain some truth in order to be funny."

I agree, and made a similar point in post #56. SNL used to be able to do funny caricatures of conservatives, but they also took on liberals like Bill Clinton. (The skit of Clinton [Phil Hartman] visiting McDonalds and mooching everyone's food while talking policy and working the room was a classic.)

Dana Carvey did a good Bush Sr, and Hartman did a good Reagan. One classic Hartman/Reagan skit was actually a spoof on the liberal caricature of Reagan as a dunce - it depicted Reagan, behind closed doors with top staff - as an incredibly brilliant master of policy detail, using a pull-down world map to direct the movement of arms shipments, joking in Japanese with someone on the phone, and so forth. Then, when he's called out of the meeting for a photo-op with a Girl Scout, he assumes the persona of the amiable, grandfatherly dunce. Back in the meeting, he is again razor-sharp.

There are so many things about Obama and Michelle they could satirize, but they either can't or won't, or don't even see it (e.g., Michelle's garish clothes, Obama's teleprompter, etc.)
62 posted on 11/11/2010 8:21:36 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Uncle Ivan

re: “Other than Leno on occasion, when have the rest accurately portrayed the idiocy of the left?”

They have all poked fun at the left from time to time and, when they did it was great because it was truth. I didn’t say it happened often - but, I have heard them do it from time to time. Tina Fey’s show “30 Rock” routinely exposes the hypocricy of left leaning ideas - but, you have to watch the show to see it. I already mentioned the “race card” bit. That’s just one of them.

I’m not saying they are fair towards conservatism - I was disagreeing with those who called Fey a no-talent slut. It just isn’t true. Lindsey Lohan, Rosanne Barr, or Madonna are untalented sluts - not Tina Fey.

Humor is so subjective - especially satire. Some people think Bob Hope was untalented - I think he was one of the greatest comics ever. But, go figure?


63 posted on 11/11/2010 8:36:19 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: RobinMasters

Really not a good sign when you bomb with that line at a Kennedy Center event.


64 posted on 11/11/2010 8:47:21 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: Accept No Substitutes.)
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To: kiryandil
“Talking economics at a dinner party is like pissing down your own leg, it might feel hot to you, but not to anybody else.” JBJ
65 posted on 11/11/2010 8:53:15 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Nevadan
Here's my idea for a brief SNL skit about Obama:

(Camera shows a semi-closeup of Obama's face.)

Obama: I'd like to thank you all for being here as we break bread on this Christmas morning. This holiday reminds us of the great truths found in all religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Sikhism, Mormonism, Unitarianism, Native American Religion, Druidism, Wicca, Santeria, Rastafarianism, Voodoo, Satanism, and Scientology. All religions equally teach the universal values of peace and justice. And so it is fitting that as we gather on this day, we pause to consider that all people are in fact one, and that the creator has instilled in each and every one of us a capacity for truth and justice, compassion and service. As a young boy in Kenya, I learned that no matter the color of their skin or the style of their clothes or the nature of their religion, all men, women and children breathed the same air and walked the same earth, and that this earth is big enough for all of us, and all of us have our personal path and personal mission in life. As president, I believe that my mission is to serve the American people, to put an end to the bitter divisiveness of politics, and to make life better for each and every one of us. Accordingly, today I am announcing a new policy initiative to ease the tax burden on small business and spur the economy towards new job creation. I am proposing a $32 billion program to jump-start the economy by . . .

(As Obama speaks, the camera gradually pulls back, showing Obama standing at a podium with the Presidential Seal, flanked by teleprompters. As the camera pulls back further, we see his audience is his wife and two daughters, sitting at the breakfast table, looking bored and impatient to eat their corn flakes.)

Announcer: Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
66 posted on 11/11/2010 8:53:19 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Nevadan
Humor is indeed subjective, and also specific to place and time. I've been very disappointed watching re-runs of several comedy shows from the 50s and 60s - many just aren't funny anymore.

Millions loved "Friends" and "Everybody Loves Raymond", but I rarely found them funny at all. I loved "Seinfeld" and "Frasier", as did millions, but others didn't like them in the least.
67 posted on 11/11/2010 8:58:14 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Uncle Ivan
I remember a few SNL political skits that were really funny and absolutely skewered the left.

I remember the one about the banking scandal that had ‘Soros’ captioned as “Owner: Democratic Party” and correctly pointed the blame for the collapse and pointed out that only R's were (incompetently) sounding the alarm on this.

I remember the “China cold open” with the Chinese Premiere asking 0bama to “kiss me” “because I like to be kissed when you ARE MAKING SEX WITH ME!”. “I KNOW WHAT A CLUNKER IS!”.

They were also among the first to point out the incestuous nature of the press relationship to the 0bama campaign/administration. They ask Hillary pointed demanding questions designed to drive a wedge between her votes and the voters - then ask 0bama “Are you comfortable? can we fluff your pillow for you?”.

They ARE funny when they portray the idiocy of the left.

68 posted on 11/11/2010 9:01:26 AM PST by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: kenavi

Relatively so. She was governor at the time, I believe. And wow, is she gorgeous.


69 posted on 11/12/2010 7:19:44 PM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: onyx

The look on her face is great on that photo.


70 posted on 11/12/2010 7:38:06 PM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: onyx

The look on her face is great on that photo.


71 posted on 11/12/2010 7:38:43 PM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Mr. Thorne

Beautiful face. Beautiful heart.


72 posted on 11/12/2010 7:40:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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