SNL Lands Low Blows
Here's "Saturday Night Live's" strikingly offensive skit featuring Fred Armisen playing New York Gov. David Paterson: Paterson has objected to the ...
Here's "Saturday Night Live's" strikingly offensive skit featuring Fred Armisen playing New York Gov. David Paterson:
Paterson has objected to the bumbling blind man jokes -- shopworn stuff like holding a chart upside down -- but really the skit is offensive even beyond that particular aspect.
The skit suggests that Paterson will appoint someone to the U.S. Senate with disabilities -- "they don't have to be blind," he says, but he prefers somebody with "something off about them."
"I'm tired of all these fancy two-eyed smart-alecks from the big city running the show," says Armisen, yet again playing a black politician, as Paterson.
Armisen's Patersen describes himself as comically unprepared for the job of governor, "a blind man who loves cocaine." He also makes lots of Jersey jokes.
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
DOJ Sends Warning to 9 Immigrant Sanctuaries1 day ago
Omaha Mayoral Race Stirs National Debate as DNC Endorses Anti-Abortion Democrat1 day ago
Florida Senator Resigns Over Racist, Sexist Insults1 day ago
How Cities and States Are Shielding Immigrants’ Data From Federal Officials1 day ago
Arkansas Carries Out First Execution Since 20051 day ago
FDA: States Can't Import Execution Drugs1 day ago