Saturday Night Live may be known for cool celebrity hosts, breakout comedians, and exciting live sketches but one thing it is especially noted for are its presidential parodies. Some are boring, while others break the lines between inappropriate and controversial. Last week on SNL, a presidential skit got cut for unknown reasons, but the script still made its way into the Daily Caller‘s hands.
Fred Armisen, who takes on the portrayal of President Barack Obama, joyously spoke of Osama Bin Laden and the one year anniversary of his death. SNL has commonly distorted the president’s every move, and this sketch is making fun of Obama’s recent comments of possibly taking too much credit for the death of Bin Laden.
The campaign to re-elect Obama aired a video last Friday making the implication that if Mitt Romney were to have been President, he wouldn’t have allowed the Navy Seals to kill Bin Laden.
Thus, in the un-aired SNL script, Obama makes sure Americans are aware of this possibility. He even suggests that Romney shares a “special bond” with the terrorist. And to top it off, the sketch has become a holiday in this warped world. The president calls it “Killing Osama Bin Laden Day.” Sweet and to the point. A holiday that will surely bring Americans together – in the worst way possible. SNL’s Obama couldn’t be more pleased announcing, “a safe and joyous first anniversary of [bin Laden's] killing,” and wishing, “you were able to spend it with those you love.”
It was said that the script got rejected for unknown reasons, but there are a lot of factors making this sketch too controversial. There’s also something about Armisen’s Obama impersonation that doesn’t exactly make me laugh. Read the script below and let us know what you think.
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