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SNL Weekend Update Thursday Returns: Our Favorite (Bipartisan) Moment


By now it goes without saying that nothing good comes from a presidential election season (certainly not a leader we'll all love). But if we're going to put up with 18 months of annoying headlines, then the least we deserve is a bonus half-hour of Saturday Night Live each Thursday! This week saw the return of Weekend Update Thursday, SNL's politics-infused spin-off. Though the sketches, Seth Meyers jokes, and character commentaries weren't anything extraordinary by SNL standards, one sketch I loved was the fake ad for classic cutaway moments from both parties' conventions:



Nailed it! Okay, so it wasn't the timeliest sketch, but still. Did you see those conventions? Who ARE those people? Also, Taran Killam's dance moves are going to haunt my dreams.



Check back this weekend for a recap of this Saturday's episode of SNL, hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt!

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Needs more Stefon.
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Holy crap, Seth Meyers' very first joke bombed so hard you could hear a single pity-chuckle in the background. And it was merely due to incorrect setup and mistimed punchline. I actually felt bad for the guy for once, that went over like a bus schedule at a funeral.
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SNL is anything but bi-partisan. They love to rip on Romney, but take it easy on Obama. On SNL: Weekend Thursday, not one Obama joke, but plenty of riffs on Romney. Other than a quick, blink and you missed it, goof on Biden, this show was pro-Dem all the way. NObama 2012!!
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Loved Fox & Friends and the Cutaway sketch, but my usual favorites (Carville and Drunk Uncle) were off and seemed hastily written.
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My favourite moment as well. Hilarious and maybe a little too close to the truth.
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Close to the truth? Hardly. No mention of Obama's redistribution sound bites or his failed policy in the Middle East (including his repeated lies about it being all about a "video" when intelligence shows it was a pre-planned attack, possibly by Al Qaeda). Yuck it up.
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My comment was referring to the commercial for the cutaway DVDs. I try to keep my comments free of the political stuff (not always an easy task with SNL).
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I thought the "drunk uncle" skit was way too long and way not funny.
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