(via Michelle Malkin)
First things first – a few thoughts about SNL. That show has absolutely sucked hard since the mid 90’s. The only thing that made it remotely worth watching after that period was Wil Ferrell, who is just funny no matter what he does. Don’t know why. Just one of those people.
The rare times I’ve watched that show over the past several years, the show has been embarrassingly horrible. You know the kind of embarrassment – like when one of your friends is singing karaoke and is so bad that you’re in pain watching them go down in flames? There’s no other way to put it – the show just absolutely sucks.
However, the Robert Smigel bits are the only funny part of the show now-a-days. I don’t know if he’s a bed-wetting leftist or not. Having watched a ton of TV Funhouse and to a lesser degree, Insult the Comic Dog, Smigel’s attacks have always seemed to me to be pretty even-handed.
You can download & watch the controversial cartoon in question here. (That is until this guy takes down the link)
In this case, conservatives are simply over-reacting. The cartoon is actually pretty funny – certainly not hilarious – but pretty good. While it does take a cheap shot at Rush Limbaugh, which he should be used to by now, it spends a lot more time ripping the blue-state-leftist mentality personified by a liberal Santa and the usual suspects – Al Franken, Moby, Natalie Merchant, etc. In my opinion, the cartoon wound up defending us red-staters, though in a very subtle way.
On a side note, Lorne Michaels and the rest of the SNL bureaucracy have to be bursting at the seams with glee because someone is finally talking about their shitty show. Hell, switch over to Fox. As bad as Mad TV is at times, it’s still a lot funnier than SNL.