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Is Obama too inscrutable to impersonate? (OH PLEASE!)
Salon ^ | September 29, 2012

Posted on 09/30/2012 4:43:24 AM PDT by SMGFan

Obama's blend of cool and reserve has proven tough to imitate, and it's dragging down "Saturday Night Live"

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TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
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No they need a sense of humor, fairness, equal opportunity. Lorne has no interest in that.
1 posted on 09/30/2012 4:43:26 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I think I’m going to be sick.


2 posted on 09/30/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT by Blennos
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To: SMGFan

Chevy Chase got famous by imitating Gerald Ford.

Didn’t look like him.
Didn’t sound like him.
He just made fun of him in a crude and unsubtle way.

It worked.


3 posted on 09/30/2012 4:49:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: SMGFan

INSCRUTABLE
for those of you , as Rush would say , Rio Linda or Port St. Lucie

Adjective:
Impossible to understand or interpret; impenetrable; mysterious.
Synonyms:
impenetrable - mysterious - enigmatic - incomprehensible


4 posted on 09/30/2012 4:50:38 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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( Obama's blend of cool and reserve has proven tough to imitate, and it's dragging down "Saturday Night Live" )

Mack Daddy Candy meets with the pimp with a limp.
5 posted on 09/30/2012 4:51:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SMGFan

Saturday night live hasn’t been funny in years , it totally sucks


6 posted on 09/30/2012 4:51:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ClearCase_guy

Rush does a really good impression of him — it’s always an overly-officious, knee-jerk blatherer of platitudes.
That would work.
OK; now I expect to see something like that on SNL.
...(((crickets)))...


7 posted on 09/30/2012 4:53:23 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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I do an impersonation of him every morning.

Well not quite, I don't use the punchbowl!

8 posted on 09/30/2012 4:57:08 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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This guy doesn’t find him too ‘inscrutable’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rot1yguplr8


9 posted on 09/30/2012 5:00:26 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: RetSignman

R.I.P. Steve Bridges.


10 posted on 09/30/2012 5:04:09 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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Is Obama too inscrutable to impersonate?

No, like Salon, Obama transcends parody. The best parody of Obama is Obama.

11 posted on 09/30/2012 5:27:09 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Kafka in the throes of a demonic possession could not have come up with the "tuck rule".)
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SNL is also just parody of itself...and a bad one at that.


12 posted on 09/30/2012 5:54:15 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: SMGFan

NObody’s going to impersonate Obama. It would be the same as impersonating a homo.


13 posted on 09/30/2012 5:58:27 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Eddie Murphy could do a good Obama if he wanted.


14 posted on 09/30/2012 6:15:31 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SMGFan

It’s simple really. The cast and supervisors are in love with theOne. When you’re in love, you overlook idiocyncracies and annoying habits of the object of your affection.


15 posted on 09/30/2012 6:29:15 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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Impersonating Nobama would necessarily involve mimicking those phony accents he put on - depending on the crowd he is jacking up.

That would be "racist", condescending, pandering, and involve having mostly chumps and morons in the audience.

No comedian could get away with that kind of phony-baloney!

16 posted on 09/30/2012 6:29:15 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's populism's so crude it channels not Teddy Roosevelt so much as Hugo Chavez-C.Krauthammer)
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To: SMGFan

Actually, it would help SNL alive a lot if they actually wanted to make fun of him. Vacations, golf, the chin thing he does, the speeches full of I, I, Me, Me, My. But those would hurt.


17 posted on 09/30/2012 6:48:28 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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Guess they can’t find an actor with 2 faces that can talk out of both sides of both mouths!


18 posted on 09/30/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by nclaurel
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To: SMGFan
Great humor is always based on truth...they scramble every day to hide the truth about obama.

In fact the truth about obama is so ugly its not funny........hmm kind of parallels that muhamed guy.

19 posted on 09/30/2012 7:01:51 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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Barf. No, the problem is that they only copy his hokey mannerisms. They don’t mock his content.

Because if they mocked what h e actually says, their audience would vote Romney.

And that is not why they are on the air.


20 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by Yaelle
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Barf. No, the problem is that they only copy his hokey mannerisms. They don’t mock his content.

Because if they mocked what h e actually says, their audience would vote Romney.

And that is not why they are on the air.


21 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by Yaelle
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I thought Fred Armison did a reasonable impersonation of Obama. But then I read they were going to have Jay Pharoah do Obama this year so it wouldn't be too ‘personal’. I think SNL received a call from the WH, much like Gallup did. It went along the lines of ‘why do you have a white guy doing me? We will sue you for racism if you don't have a black guy doing me and he doesn't ever insult me’.
22 posted on 09/30/2012 7:04:14 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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I get the impression that anybody, News outlet, Comedy show, any media in the national spotlight has to watch themselves or they will be denied access to the One. The pansy in chief is so thin skinned that any fun made of him makes him feel bad and won’t let you play anymore.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 7:07:53 AM PDT by happilymarriedmom
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Really? Well wait til my political cartoon site goes up. Then we will see but to avoid racism charges I will only make fun of his white side.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 7:16:33 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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Amazing that so far no comedian has camped out on Obama's distinctive trademark hesitation phrase:

Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, yo'-yo'."

Hard to put into letters, "yo'-yo'" is his nasalized "you-know, you-know" substitution that he likes to tack on when "Ah-ah-ah-ah-" hasn't quite bought him enough think time.

Maybe people will think its a racist thing if you criticize his speech patterns, but that's impossible. Obama was raised by white people, if he has a "eubonics" tendency, it's strictly an affectation he acquired for the purposes of manipulation.

25 posted on 09/30/2012 7:25:57 AM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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Douchebags like Barack are easy to knock. They ain’t even trying.


26 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:42 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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I thought this was pretty good and surprising from SNL:

SNL Thursday Special Mocks Obama’s Promise That Things Will Get Better: ‘I See Employed People’ Like That ‘Sixth Sense’ Movie
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/snl-thursday-special-mocks-obamas-promise-that-things-will-get-better-i-see-employed-people-like-that-sixth-sense-movie/


27 posted on 09/30/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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It’s nearly time for the press, pundits and comedians to start saying Obama was just too smart to be President.


28 posted on 09/30/2012 9:25:19 AM PDT by stevem
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How do you impersonate a horse’s ass?


29 posted on 09/30/2012 10:06:10 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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I had hoped they would do a skit of the pizza man hugging and lifting up the pos.


30 posted on 09/30/2012 10:42:51 AM PDT by windcliff
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Inscrutable, hell. He needs to be scruted vigorously this Nov 6.


31 posted on 09/30/2012 12:39:04 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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Actually, that applies to Michaels & Co. more than to Obama.

It's not that Obama's so inscrutable that he's hard to imitate.

It's that they don't want to go out on a limb.

They don't want to take a chance at imitating him.

They'd rather leave him an untouchable, undefinable oblong blur.

32 posted on 09/30/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT by x
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Surely they can find one actor who can pretend to be a homosexual, cocaine addicted, marxist, muslim golfer.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 3:46:25 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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