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(Entertainment Weekly)   The best--and worst--political appearances on Saturday Night Live. Remember George McGovern and Steve Forbes?   (ew.com) divider line 47
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-22 11:41:40 AM  
I enjoyed Teve Torbes.
 
2012-04-22 12:06:35 PM  
Teve Torbes romance novel wasn't funny?
 
2012-04-22 12:29:24 PM  
The roofer bit was funny, too. Eddie Money tickets FTW.
 
2012-04-22 12:30:25 PM  
I thought the Janet Reno dance party one was pretty damn good.
 
2012-04-22 12:38:44 PM  
No.

But I can imagine that twitching gimp being pretty unfunny.

Not SNL but the best appearance by a Presidential wannabe was Bill Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio.

/you see kids, Arsenio was a guy who had a talk show in the early '90s and starred in movies with Eddie Murphy
//Eddie Murphy is the voice of Donkey from Shrek and was once a very funny African American actor
///funny African American actors are people who existed before Tyler Perry took all their work
 
2012-04-22 01:09:06 PM  

ZAZ: I enjoyed Teve Torbes.


antidisestablishmentarianism: Teve Torbes romance novel wasn't funny?


Let's not forget his talk about "Forbes' America" where he buys out a large expanse of Russia and literally carves a new USA-shaped landmass within it.
 
2012-04-22 01:13:43 PM  
Ah do not like them,
Sam ah am!
 
2012-04-22 01:31:06 PM  
Ronald Reagan's "Trickle-down" skit was pretty funny.
 
2012-04-22 02:32:17 PM  
The McCain shopping channel bit with McCain's Fine Gold had me laughing.
 
2012-04-22 02:44:46 PM  
I just don't think Sarah Palin understands humor well enough to be deliberately funny.
 
2012-04-22 03:11:08 PM  
Sock it to me?!?!
 
2012-04-22 03:12:52 PM  
Deslidefied single page: Link.
 
2012-04-22 03:22:27 PM  

ZAZ: I enjoyed Teve Torbes.


Ted Koppel: Senator, you certainly weren't treated very well by the author. On page 142, he writes: "I don't think Grenator Dole is handling the pressure very well." [ confused ] "Grenator"? I don't know why the author felt he had to disguise the word "Senator."

Still one of my favorite weird little SNL sketches.
 
2012-04-22 03:27:02 PM  
George McGovern's appearance was actually a favorite, but I'm a fan anyway. Very dry. I remember a skit where he was the president discussing with some members of the press his many successes in office. A reporter finally asked him about the Republicans. "Oh, you mean the camps?"
 
2012-04-22 03:40:07 PM  
I remember Jessie Jackson yelling "da point is moot!" repeatedly in some skit.
 
2012-04-22 03:46:38 PM  
Since I can't find the video, here's the transcript of the Teve Torbes sketch.

Al Gore had some good bits when he hosted. Made you wonder, "Where was this relaxed and easy-going funny guy during the campaign? He would have destroyed Bush..."
 
2012-04-22 03:51:01 PM  
Never mind, I did find the video after all: Link

You have to watch a short commercial beforehand, it's from Hulu.
 
2012-04-22 03:51:02 PM  
Huntsman on Weekend update earlier this year was pretty hilarious. Coupled with the fact that Kermit came on shortly there after, it made for one of the best bits I've seen in awhile.

shame it didn't make the list
 
2012-04-22 03:52:01 PM  

ZAZ: I enjoyed Teve Torbes.


cdn-images.hollywood.com

TUCK OFF !
 
2012-04-22 03:58:26 PM  
Ron Nessman is the gold standard.

/But Rudy Guiliani in drag is "now THAT'S the way you do it!"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-22 03:59:18 PM  
Mugato: Not SNL but the best appearance by a Presidential wannabe was Bill Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio.

I saw a good appearance on another show (Leno, Letterman, something like that). He was making the rounds, atoning for a horrible performance at the 1988 DNC.
 
2012-04-22 04:01:34 PM  

bingethinker: I remember Jessie Jackson yelling "da point is moot!" repeatedly in some skit.


It was "The Question is Moot!", in a game show of the same name. A typical quiz-show format, the contestants would buzz in and answer their questions. Their answers were always wrong, as host Jesse Jackson would explain because the question itself was moot. What really matters is .... [fill in race-bating or class-warfare cliché diatribe].
 
2012-04-22 04:13:56 PM  
Julian Bond hosted in 1977. I enjoyed that appearance.

/My Lawn, get off of it.
 
2012-04-22 04:47:05 PM  

Passive Aggressive Larry: Al Gore had some good bits when he hosted. Made you wonder, "Where was this relaxed and easy-going funny guy during the campaign? He would have destroyed Bush..."


I went to a taping of The Daily Show several years ago that he was the guest on and I remember Jon Stewart asking him that same exact thing.
 
2012-04-22 05:02:14 PM  

Infobahn: Julian Bond hosted in 1977. I enjoyed that appearance.


OMG, that Black Perspectives skit killed. Can't believe Bond said those lines.
Really funny one the kiddies should look up.

-----------------

Julian Bond: That's an interesting point. My theory is that it's based on the fact that light-skinned blacks are smarter than dark-skinned blacks.

Garrett Morris: [ not sure he heard that right ] Say what?
 
2012-04-22 05:29:11 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I thought the Janet Reno dance party one was pretty damn good.


Thank you. I didn't have to say it and you hit it spot on! I'm very satisfied.
 
2012-04-22 05:36:02 PM  
What? ! No love for Ed Koch???
 
2012-04-22 05:50:18 PM  

Mugato: No.

But I can imagine that twitching gimp being pretty unfunny.

Not SNL but the best appearance by a Presidential wannabe was Bill Clinton playing the sax on Arsenio.

/you see kids, Arsenio was a guy who had a talk show in the early '90s and starred in movies with Eddie Murphy
//Eddie Murphy is the voice of Donkey from Shrek and was once a very funny African American actor
///funny African American actors are people who existed before Tyler Perry took all their work



Richard Nixon's brief appearance on Laugh-in (with his retrospectively-prescient quote "..sock it to ME..?") is sometimes posited as a major factor in giving his favorability ratings enough of a boost to get him elected.

/you see kids, Laugh-in was the home of zany TV sketch comedy well before SNL came along
//actually posting this on Fark from beautiful downtown Burbank
 
2012-04-22 05:59:22 PM  

punkphoto: What? ! No love for Ed Koch???


#6
 
2012-04-22 06:28:17 PM  

Chinchillazilla: I just don't think Sarah Palin

conservatives understand humor well enough to be deliberately funny.

FTFY.
 
2012-04-22 08:41:25 PM  
www.noiseaddicts.com
 
2012-04-22 08:52:34 PM  

Infobahn: Julian Bond hosted in 1977. I enjoyed that appearance.

/My Lawn, get off of it.


Everyone knows that this due to the fact that light-skinned blacks are more intelligent than dark-skinned blacks.

/the point is moot...I win the car!
 
2012-04-22 08:55:36 PM  
How did Forbes get second-to-last? When the headline asked if we remembered his appearance, I assumed it would be #1. Yeah I remember it. It was one of the funniest sketches SNL ever did.
 
2012-04-22 09:15:34 PM  
(Host): Walter Mondale - in the 1984 election you said that, if elected, you would raise taxes.
(Walter): I know.
(H): You made it the cornerstone of your bid for president.
(W): I know.
(H): No one has ever tried that.
(W): I know.
(H): Not even on the incorporated hamlet level.
(W): I know.
(H): What were you thinking?
(W): (pause) I don't know.
 
2012-04-22 10:07:24 PM  
Jesse Jackson reading Green Eggs and Ham, and knocking it out of the park.
 
2012-04-22 10:18:45 PM  
thumbnails.hulu.com
GRIDLOCK!
/*grunt*....*grunt*...
 
2012-04-22 11:04:28 PM  

chimp_ninja: Jesse Jackson reading Green Eggs and Ham, and knocking it out of the park.


Yeah, there really is no rival to that one. One of the all-time funniest SNL skits.
 
2012-04-22 11:12:47 PM  
Came here for Teve Torbs love, leaves satisfied.
 
2012-04-23 12:51:44 AM  

noazark: Richard Nixon's brief appearance on Laugh-in (with his retrospectively-prescient quote "..sock it to ME..?") is sometimes posited as a major factor in giving his favorability ratings enough of a boost to get him elected.


I've read that Hubert Humphrey was asked to appear immediately afterwards saying "Sock it to him, not me" but declined the offer.
 
2012-04-23 09:10:10 AM  
Steve Forbes was by far the best host. And i'm not Steve Forbes.
 
2012-04-23 09:58:15 AM  
Teve Torbes, At, Dob Bole, Uchanan, Ucotos, Ucomos, Ucant, Teve, At, Bole, Dat, Boba Fet, Toni Kukoc, Bee-Bo-Bo, Lamar Alexander 2.

Gentlemen, reactions?
 
2012-04-23 10:44:12 AM  
If you didn't love Teve Torbes, you have no soul.
 
2012-04-23 10:50:33 AM  

The Homer Tax: If you didn't love Teve Torbes, you have no soul.

Tell that to my ex-wife
 
2012-04-23 11:10:49 AM  

JosephFinn: ZAZ: I enjoyed Teve Torbes.

Ted Koppel: Senator, you certainly weren't treated very well by the author. On page 142, he writes: "I don't think Grenator Dole is handling the pressure very well." [ confused ] "Grenator"? I don't know why the author felt he had to disguise the word "Senator."

Still one of my favorite weird little SNL sketches.


Every once in a while I find the urge to quote Teve Torbes. It's occasionally my "Guy Incognito"
 
2012-04-23 03:37:49 PM  
Steve Forbes' performance as SNL host was atrocious.

But that didn't matter, because the writing of the cold open was great, as were Darrell and Norm's performances.

/Koechner on SNL I could always take or leave.
 
2012-04-24 04:36:43 AM  
No Michael Phelps? Toe curlingly bad.
 
2012-04-24 04:54:04 AM  
At this point I should mention that I'm technically illiterate.
 
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