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SNL Takes On Rachel Maddow

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The following spoof from last night's Saturday Night Live in which Rachel Maddow interviews John Boehner, Charlie Rangel and Nancy Pelosi was one of the best skits from last night's show. Abby Elliott's impression of Maddow was pretty spot on. Plus, I don't think I'll ever tire of hearing Boehner recount how on “on election night, I was asleep when suddenly I heard voices” and proceeding to communicate with the voices of the American people from his bedroom window.

Watch that clip as well as an erotic skit about TSA patdowns (you knew that one was inevitable), AFTER THE JUMP

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  1. For me the highlight of the show was Anne Hathaway's unexpected, brilliantly spot-on Katie Holmes impersonation. No clue why it made me laugh so hard, but it did!

    Posted by: E. | Nov 21, 2010 12:22:35 PM


  2. @E that was GREAT. It also looked like Anne Hathaway was having a pretty good time mocking her, which made it even funnier.

    Posted by: naughtylola | Nov 21, 2010 12:46:52 PM


  3. Spot on? Seriously? It was as if they'd never watched Rachel's show. The only funny line was the one about Pelosi and the coaster thing.
    It was terrible at best.

    Posted by: silverskreen | Nov 21, 2010 1:21:55 PM


  4. Great job! Wiig did Pelosi's eyes perfectly!! :)

    Posted by: Uluwehi | Nov 21, 2010 1:36:38 PM


  5. SNL hasn't been funny in years and years.

    Posted by: Brent Z | Nov 21, 2010 3:24:00 PM


  6. The writing was much better than the mess last week. Elliot is good but her Maddow sucked. Wiig was as always great, and Hathaway as Katie Holmes was too funny. I guess she can write off working with her or Cruise.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 21, 2010 3:50:02 PM


  7. SNL is like a zombie compared to it's heyday. Sometimes you just have to know when to call it a day.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Nov 21, 2010 4:06:51 PM


  8. I have to say... aside from a few funny lines, I think the Maddow skit was mostly a swing and a miss. Wiig was hysterical, but the show wasn't really very much like the Rachel Maddow show... so it wasn't a very good spoof to me.

    Posted by: Ryan | Nov 21, 2010 4:32:54 PM


  9. The Boner says: "American People Have Spoken Load and Clear" then seconds later a cue card reads "American People Vague on Details"

    Now People...that IS funny.

    Posted by: New Jersey Boi | Nov 21, 2010 4:59:51 PM


  10. If someone watched the Rachel Maddow show once, then died, then was reborn with a past life memory of Rachel Maddow, it would be more true to life than that portrayal.

    Posted by: christopher | Nov 21, 2010 6:13:11 PM


  11. SNL continues its sclerotic attempts at comedy and satire. The Maddow segment? Dreadful. The amateurism is nauseating. The TSA segment? Almost, kind of, not quite there kind of amusing.

    Posted by: mike | Nov 21, 2010 8:26:02 PM


  12. Anne Hathaway as Katie Holmes: Brilliant.
    Anne Hathaway doing anything: Brilliant.

    Posted by: rob | Nov 21, 2010 8:33:14 PM


  13. That was horrific as to be physically painful.

    Posted by: RJ | Nov 21, 2010 9:49:03 PM


  14. Have the SNL writers ever WATCHED the Rachel Maddow show? She has a number of quirks and patterns that are easily spoofed and this sketch caught none of them.

    Posted by: rascal | Nov 21, 2010 9:50:31 PM


  15. I thought the Rangel impersonation was the best. And the coaster joke.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 21, 2010 11:55:51 PM


  16. People are so bitter about SNL... honestly, if you don't like it, don't watch it.

    Posted by: ila lwara | Nov 22, 2010 11:52:53 AM


  17. boring. not funny.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Nov 22, 2010 6:35:34 PM


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