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September 21, 2008

Al Franken helps Saturday Night Live with John McCain sketch

On last night's Saturday Night Live (SNL), Al Franken came up with the idea for their opening sketch mocking John McCain (link) and basically calling him a liar; see the video below.

Al Franken did this despite not working there for 13 years and despite (as some might recall) running for Senate from Minnesota. Of course, he didn't write it, show producers stress. Oh no! Another comedy genius, Seth Myers, is the one who wrote it. The idea for the sketch came up during an unrelated conversation Stuart Smalley was having with Lorne Michaels. All on the up-and-up, you know. The article contains this bit that's no doubt more hilarious than the skit:

But word that the network’s signature comedy show has allowed a liberal Democrat Senate candidate to shape content mocking the Republican presidential nominee may fuel sentiment that the network is sympathetic to the left.

Posted in StuartSmalley at September 21, 2008 12:20 PM

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