Sunday, January 8, 2012

Live from New York....It's Santorum Night!

Okay, so Andy Samberg doesn't do a very good Santorum. (How could anyone do a "good" Santorum? Santorum's as vanilla & boring on the outside as he is crazy & dangerous on the inside.)

And yes, the bit makes Santorum seem a little stupid--BUT it also makes him seem hard-working, determined, & diligent. (Focus, SNL, focus.)

Sure, the bit just barely mentions Iran, his Google problem, & the fact that many people (especially gay folk) hate his guts. Worse than that: it doesn't even hint at what came first: his hatred of gays! (WTF, SNL?!!)

Perhaps most important: The bit's just not really funny. (Although there are a couple humorous lines.)

But this sketch is a start. One of the best ways to bring down someone of power is by ridiculing them.

So to SNL & Andy Samberg, I say this: Keep at it. Make it bigger. Don't let Santorum off the hook. Focus on something--perhaps his obsession with sex, especially incest & pedophilia. Or his seemingly regular, good-guy bland exterior which hides an insane, sex-obsessed, paranoid interior.

Revamp your Santorum to be more of a cartoon--a la Dana Carvey's Ross Perot. I.e., don't try to play him straight. Just hone in on one or two of his traits & make them huge. Like Santorum's love for his sweater vest. Turn it into unnatural man-on-sweater-vest attraction.


10 comments:

  1. This was pretty funny. They did what they could with the bland misguided mess of Santorum.

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  2. Boy, was that ever not funny. The Real Deal blows that out of the water, even without a laugh track.

    Just try to imagine how not funny it would be if that clown ever actually became our President.

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  3. Lets be fair to SNL, Seth Meyers called him out in the weekend update segment. More to come?
    From the NBC Quotables Press Release:
    MEYERS – “Officials with the Iowa Republican Party are investigating a report that 20 votes on Tuesday were mistakenly recorded for Mitt Romney, which would mean that Rick Santorum actually won the caucus. And you know what THAT means. Nothing.”

    MEYERS – “While campaigning in Iowa, Rick Santorum received a lot of attention for the sleeveless, V-neck sweater vests he always wears. Wow! He's so anti-gay he even refuses to dress well.”

    http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/nbcentertainment/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2012/01/09/quotablesfromsa1326140342453.xml

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