Sunday, September 27, 2009

For Gardenia



I was pretty excited to see season 35 (season 35?! For real?!) of Saturday Night Live start last night. I thought the opening with Fred Armisen was so funny and made me think...how perfect for Gardenia, so here it is...I liked how the sketch made fun of the circumstances around Qadafi's speech and the trend in news like CNN giving "recaps"...

8 comments:

Darla said...

35??? Now I know I'm old. I remember season 1, and the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players. *sigh*

Captain Karen said...

Arrgh for some reason I can't get it to play. However, I did see the "recaps" on CNN. WHy on earth didn't someone stop him? 15 minutes buddy! And I tried watching the interview with him on CNN's GPS. I turned off after three minutes. Ugh.

Sheila said...

I can't get it to play either

Candy Minx said...

Oh darn,.

NBC is only available in U.S. online so others are going to miss this great spoof. I recommend looking for it in your own countries on YouTube. The thing is...after some of the comments in previous post about humour or social realism...this sketch is a perfect example of how humour and art are really such effective ways tto respond to conflict or issues. The idea relates to the movie S'ullivan's Travels" themes in many ways.

Jenna said...

The Qadafi sketch totally cracked me up. It was right up there with Tina Fey's first outing as Palin.

punxxi said...

I came here from Gardenia's blog because this intrigued me...funny as hellllllllllllll

Gardenia said...

This is hillarious - so glad you posted it! Despite consternation sometimes, I Love America, and Saturday Night Live, and Candy Minx. :)

Candy Minx said...

Jenna, Punxxi and Gardenia, I'm glad you could se this. I've watched it about three times. I just love it. I love when he talks about the little rainbow spinning on his computer (a Mac! ha!) and he's like "what do you call that? We call it "rainbow circles". My friend Tricia came over to watch SNL because I recorded it (while we were at Octoberfest) and she calls it "spinning wheel of death".

Gardenia, consternation is a funny thing. So many of us tend to be frightened of something "other" or something that surprises us or contests us....but in some ways when we feel a sense of consternation with something/someone/a concept...it's an opportunity to think about things we might not spend time really thinking about!

:)