Poor Saturday Night Live. At one time, it was so cutting edge, as the incredible original cast proved. And there were so many funny years in the mid 70s, the late 80s, and even in more recent years.
But it seems like SNL may have jumped the shark this season: witness Kate-McKinnon-as-Hillary-Clinton’s mournful take on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” right after the election. Now, as the Obama years are finally behind us, this past weekend’s show featured the ultimate example of Obama sycophancy.
Picture it: cast members Cecily Strong and Sasheer Zamata stand under a portrait of the outgoing president warbling the 1967 classic “To Sir, With Love” (pretty poorly) with no trace of irony. The two women even break down the fourth wall and present Obama with a mug that reads, “World’s Greatest President.”
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