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Mitt Romney may appear on Saturday Night Live: report
New York Daily News ^ | April 14, 2012 | BY NINA MANDELL

Posted on 04/14/2012 4:07:59 PM PDT by SMGFan

Live from New York, it’s ... 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.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; snl
Okay, post the traditional comments such as "SNL hasn't been funny since the 70's", "SNL was never funny" :)
1 posted on 04/14/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Mitt Romney is funniest when he’s pretending to be a conservative.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

Please consider donating to CARE in honor of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s 35th Birthday today.

http://www.smgfan.com/49/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=595&cHash=cce19575f1


3 posted on 04/14/2012 4:10:31 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

SNL hasn’t been funny since the 70’s


4 posted on 04/14/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SMGFan

Sock it to me?

5 posted on 04/14/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: SMGFan

Likeability ratings. Socialist reptiles are not likable, no matter how much lipstick.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 4:14:12 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SMGFan

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 !


7 posted on 04/14/2012 4:15:05 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Agreed. SNL is 100% hard left liberal and not favorable to Romney. They will try to make him look as unlikeable as possible.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: SMGFan

Oh, yea. Mitt will come across as so cool...


9 posted on 04/14/2012 4:16:15 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: SMGFan

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.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 4:16:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: SMGFan

A mistake. One he doesn’t need me to tell him that will not turn out well.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: SMGFan
You win the "non sequitur of the day" award here at FR. Nice job.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 4:17:20 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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A big mistake. These people are the enemy. They will destroy him. What are his people thinking?


13 posted on 04/14/2012 4:20:59 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: billorites
iirc...Rowan & Martin's Laugh in.

14 posted on 04/14/2012 4:21:32 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...old Brazilians saying: $AME 'OL $H!T, D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: SMGFan

“Live” would be a stretch for Romney.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

John McCain came across as Mitt Romney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lhomInJ7Pc&feature=player_embedded


16 posted on 04/14/2012 4:25:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

This will be cringeworthy indeed. In other words, a must see, LOL.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 4:26:56 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Silly rhinos never learn.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 4:27:14 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: SMGFan

Coward Romney did not even defend his wife this week
in a week long Dukakis-moment.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 4:29:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SMGFan

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.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 4:29:18 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Diogenesis
Coward Romney did not even defend his wife this week

Personally I think the idea was to keep it going to keep him out of the news for a couple days.
21 posted on 04/14/2012 4:33:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

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.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 4:34:15 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Vote NOT-ROMNEY ; Take it to the Convention and do it over!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

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...


23 posted on 04/14/2012 4:35:44 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: SMGFan

Romney is a stiff.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 4:38:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SMGFan

If Phil Hartman were still with us, I’ll bet he could do a great Mitt Romney.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:00 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: skinkinthegrass
Yes, that was Laugh-In back in 1968. I was 12 years old. I loved the show and I loved Nixon. My family had bought our first color TV in the spring and I dug on watching Laugh-In and Star Trek in color.

and I, um, thought highly of Goldie Hawn....

I admired Nixon too, but not usually at the same time.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:32 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Mechanicos

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.


27 posted on 04/14/2012 4:50:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t watch SNL, now if he shows up....still won’t!


28 posted on 04/14/2012 4:50:18 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: SMGFan

He plans to play a wooden stool in a skit about watching paint dry.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 4:53:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Drew68

“Give him a skit or two where he plays himself.”

ALL of them? I thought the show only lasted an hour?


30 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:49 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Psalm 144
He could play Barrack Oromney.

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31 posted on 04/14/2012 4:57:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne

I haven’t watched it since the ‘old crew’ was on.. Bill Murrey, Dan Akroid, Rosanarosanadana, Jon Belushi, etc... :p


32 posted on 04/14/2012 5:00:29 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: SMGFan
He should be careful. A misstep on a program like this could haunt him forever
33 posted on 04/14/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: SMGFan

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.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 5:16:22 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: jmcenanly
"He should be careful. A misstep on a program like this could haunt him forever."

There is very much a 1968 sort of feel to this election year, isn't there?

35 posted on 04/14/2012 5:26:10 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

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.....


36 posted on 04/14/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT by codder too
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To: SMGFan
"SNL was never funny"

And I never could stand it. This just reinforces my opinion.

37 posted on 04/14/2012 5:40:32 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SMGFan
A stop at the show could be a good way for the former Massachusetts governor to boost his likeability ratings

...but will instead be another opportunity for the MSM to ridicule and belittle anything that might get in the way of Obama's re-election. I already knew Romney has no principles - I didn't realize he's also a fool.
38 posted on 04/14/2012 5:58:41 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: billorites; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

“Sock it to me?”

lengthy article
September 19, 2010
The Comedy Writer That Helped Elect Richard M. Nixon by Kliph Nesteroff
blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/09/richard-nixons-laugh-in.html

“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!”


39 posted on 04/14/2012 7:06:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: codder too; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
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...

They'll just hire Ted Danson instead.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 7:09:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Lazlo in PA

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.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
I've been watching SNL since its inception, on DVR in recent years as I'm getting too old to stay up that late!

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.

42 posted on 04/14/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 30 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: Drew68

SNL is never funny when they let politicians or athletes host

agree, Drew. Charles Barkley was a total embarrassment.


43 posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


44 posted on 04/14/2012 8:37:22 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s one way to get him out of the race.


45 posted on 04/14/2012 8:39:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Godwin1
A big mistake. These people are the enemy. They will destroy him. What are his people thinking?

They are leftists, therefore they are not his enemy.
46 posted on 04/14/2012 9:28:06 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: SMGFan

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.


47 posted on 04/15/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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