Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsMitt Romney

'SNL' mocks Obama's lackluster debate appearance

October 07, 2012|By Claire Zulkey

Meanwhile, Jason Sudeikis ably took over a blustery, loud-mouthed Chris Matthews from Darrell Hammond. As “SNL” has not apologized for or denied its lefty tendencies in the past, it seemed like the writing staff in general was behind Sudeikis-as-Matthews’ colorful line basically advising Obama to stop being a pansy in his next debate.

When the episode wasn’t tackling politics, however, Kate McKinnon grabbed the majority of the laughs thanks to her wide variety of impressions. In a bit about lesser-known Bond girls, she played Jodie Foster as well as Ellen Degeneres in addition to taking on TLC’s Theresa Caputo, AKA The Long Island Medium in another sketch. Her silliest moment came playing Cecilia Gimenez, known for her botched attempt to restore an old religious painting in Spain. McKinnon as Gimenez explains that she merely painted Jesus as she saw him, including his scary black eyes: “Jesus, why you look like a shark?”   

Next week “SNL” returns live with its first female host of the season, Christina Applegate, and musical guest Passion Pit.

ALSO:

Adele's 'Skyfall' is in tune with James Bond history

Rumble 2012: Stewart, O'Reilly duke it out in spirited debate

Female cast members take the lead on 'SNL' with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

twitter.com/Zulkey

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|