Skip to comments.Mitt Romney may appear on Saturday Night Live: report
Posted on 04/14/2012 4:07:59 PM PDT by SMGFan
Live from New York, its ... Mitt Romney?
Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels offered a guest spot to the Republican presidential candidate and he is "considering it," New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported.
A stop at the show could be a good way for the former Massachusetts governor to boost his likeability ratings, which have been dismal throughout his run in the Republican primaries.
He has already appeared on late-night shows, including The Late Show with Jay Leno and Tonight Show with David Letterman.
"He was funny on Letterman, giving the Top Ten list," SNL cast member Jim Downey told the columnist.
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Mitt Romney is funniest when he’s pretending to be a conservative.
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SNL hasn’t been funny since the 70’s
Likeability ratings. Socialist reptiles are not likable, no matter how much lipstick.
What is there to gain by going on there with those idiots ?
although I admire I would laugh if they show a skit with Romney selling used cars !
Agreed. SNL is 100% hard left liberal and not favorable to Romney. They will try to make him look as unlikeable as possible.
Oh, yea. Mitt will come across as so cool...
I remember when snl was “not ready for prime time”. Now it’s so mainstream, it’s how they tell you who you can vote for.
A mistake. One he doesn’t need me to tell him that will not turn out well.
A big mistake. These people are the enemy. They will destroy him. What are his people thinking?
“Live” would be a stretch for Romney.
John McCain came across as Mitt Romney.
This will be cringeworthy indeed. In other words, a must see, LOL.
Silly rhinos never learn.
Coward Romney did not even defend his wife this week
in a week long Dukakis-moment.
Give him a skit or two where he plays himself. Don’t let him host the whole show. SNL is never funny when they let politicians or athletes host.
Romney has ONLY 535 Hard Delegates after 30 states where he has only won 3 by popular vote, There are 899 More Hard Delegates to win. Romney averages only 44% . If enough people do not give up and continue voting NOT -ROMNEY we will have a Brokered convention. Last one we got a Regan and he only had 30% to Nixon’s overwhelming odds going in.
Romney would be an idiot to even consider this. He would probably end up in a skit showing him to be so unpresidential that I could see him being forced to stop his run for the presidency.
Who owns NBC? Not a conspiracy crazy or anything, but I could only guess where the idea of an invite might have originated...
Romney is a stiff.
If Phil Hartman were still with us, I’ll bet he could do a great Mitt Romney.
and I, um, thought highly of Goldie Hawn....
I admired Nixon too, but not usually at the same time.
The only reason Romney “won” Michigan was an after the vote rule change to prevent Santorum from taking the same number of Delegates. It was so filthy that one of Romney’s own supporters (Former MI AG Mike Cox) voted against the change and called it a 3rd world type of election stunt.
I don’t watch SNL, now if he shows up....still won’t!
He plans to play a wooden stool in a skit about watching paint dry.
“Give him a skit or two where he plays himself.”
ALL of them? I thought the show only lasted an hour?
I haven’t watched it since the ‘old crew’ was on.. Bill Murrey, Dan Akroid, Rosanarosanadana, Jon Belushi, etc... :p
SNL is funny. It has always been funny. And the guy doing James Carville is hilarious. I understand Matalin and Carville think he is funny too.
There is very much a 1968 sort of feel to this election year, isn't there?
Just say NO.. Conservatives and majority Republicans don’t watch this “show”. Romney should take the high ground and stay away from SNL. Make THEM come to our worlsview.....
And I never could stand it. This just reinforces my opinion.
“Sock it to me?”
September 19, 2010
The Comedy Writer That Helped Elect Richard M. Nixon by Kliph Nesteroff
“Nixon said ... that appearing on Laugh-In is what got him elected - and I believe that. And I’ve had to live with that.” - George Schlatter, Creator of Laugh-In
...The “sock it to me” bit in question was conceived for Laugh-In’s 1968-69 season premiere, less than two months before election day. “He would do anything to get elected,” says George Schlatter. “Paul Keyes convinced him that it was good for his image to appear in the midst of this kind of avalanche, this tsunami of youth and vitality.” Erickson explained that Nixon “showed up surrounded by his staff, whom he consulted about everything. Asked to say [Laugh-In catchphrase] ‘What’s a bippy?’ Nixon huddled with his entourage and decided against it - he didn’t know what ‘bippy’ meant, and really didn’t want to find out. Likewise vetoed was ‘Good Night, Dick.’ After much deliberation, ‘Sock it to me?’ was the one Dick Nixon finally approved.”...
... “Lena Horne once kicked me in the shin,” remembered Dick Martin. “[She] said, ‘You son of a b!tch, you elected that bastard!’ But we also offered the same thing to Hubert Humphrey a week later ... his adviser said no. He said to Humphrey - and I heard him say this, ‘They’ll end up throwing water on you.’ Like we’re gonna throw water on a f!!!ing presidential candidate. Absurd. That dumb son of a b!tch!”
They'll just hire Ted Danson instead.
SNL was great the 3 times Sarah hosted. Yes , among women Sarah has hosted very often. :)
BTW, that is a photo of Sarah at her daytime EMMY award win 17 years ago.
Sarah still looks great today. Her latest TV show Ringer airs what will probably its last episode on Tuesday.
As far as I can see, SNL lampoons liberals as much as they do conservatives. Maybe it's not 50-50 but liberals do not get a free ride on SNL.
That said, I think politicians should stay the hell away from the entertainment shows. Nothing is more pathetic than a politician trying to "appear hip" by showing up on Letterman, SNL, or Howard Stern, etc.
Some might remember Sarah Palin making an appearance on SNL four years ago. I think that was a mistake.
SNL is never funny when they let politicians or athletes host
agree, Drew. Charles Barkley was a total embarrassment.
They are saying that Jason Sudeikus who plays Mittens might leave next season.
So Ted, dude, are you available?
And BTW, Danson was bald as an eagle twenty years ago...So...Morris should get his hairpieces from this guy’s supplier.
And Mitt, they have good colorists at salons now. You don’t have to do it yourself anymore.
That’s one way to get him out of the race.
If Romney does SNL, he’ll be right at home with “his” kind of people — liberal snobs. Of course, the SNL people won’t see him for the lib he is, but he will still be with them in spirit. He’ll even be yucking it up at stupid jibes at his expense because he’s too dumb to know they’re making fun of him.