I’ve spoken about “Saturday Night Live” at length. I used to think it was funny – but I think that the show, like many others, has given way to Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Comedy isn’t funny when it comes from a place of hate. It’s that simple. Watch old SNL skits – and notice that while many were politically motivated, they weren’t hateful.
Dana Carvey, who often played George Bush Senior, actually became good friends with the late president. That’s basically unthinkable now. Alec Baldwin truly detests our Commander in Chief, and it shows with every impersonation he does of him.
So I guess that it makes sense that when they mock something pretty liberal – it’s pretty funny. It doesn’t come from a place of pure, unhinged hate – and it shows.
Ok – I laughed. The squirt bottle? That was perfect? Seriously chuckled.
And let me say that as a half Mexican, often sunburnt woman who just so happens to sell turquoise jewelry and live in Arizona… I died.
And many of the actual cast members have weighed in:
As a human mom this was hilarious… https://t.co/3CZZssEP5S
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) April 14, 2019
I’m not supposed to be on twitter because of hiatus BUT this sketch is hilarious, and being parodied by @SNL is a huge pop cultural honor. – Signed, your old intern and “the princess of Arizona” 😜🌵 https://t.co/HUtON4Xi3V
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 14, 2019
AHEM! I’m the Princess of Arizona, thank you very much.
(I kid, I kid.)
Finally an actual female is playing me. Thank you Kate. https://t.co/rIOtQcQwqI
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) April 14, 2019
What an honor…
And then of course Ana Navarro had to be obnoxious about it:
Took too long, but am so glad to FINALLY see a bad-ass Latina comedian on @nbcsnl, I don’t even mind @melissavcomedy spoofing my daily tirades. All in good fun. Laughter’s good for the soul. Yes! What Trump (I prefer #PresidentLoco), is doing at border, is shameful. It is nasty! https://t.co/3rw5UXBQwG
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 14, 2019
See… this comes from a place of hate = not funny.
Thanks for proving my point, Ana!