January 17, 2006

Sen. Jack Twist (R-SC)

A moderately funny bit on SNL's "Weekend Update" last weekend, which I confess I only saw via closed captioning on a bar TV:

They're showing the Alito hearings, and that moment when Sen. Lindsey Graham apologized to Judge Alito for some of the meaner things that the Democrats said about him. He said "I am sorry that you've had to go through this. I am sorry that your family has had to sit here and listen to this," after which Tina Fey added "I wish I could quit you!"

A mere parody of Republican ass-kissing of Alito- or a subtle reference to the longstanding (and long-denied) rumors that Graham himself is gay? Either way, it can't even begin to hold a candle to SNL's take on the Clarence Thomas hearings in '91, one of my five favorite SNL sketches of all time. And not just because Joe Biden (Kevin Nealon) addressed Long Dong Silver (Chris Rock) as "Mr. Silver."

UPDATE: I just realized: Biden has somehow overstayed his welcome in the Senate longer than Kevin Nealon overstayed his welcome on "Saturday Night Live." Though Joe's still got one more term before he surpasses Tim Meadows.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 17, 2006 01:21 AM

Wow, Tim Meadows has been around that long. Has he ever once been in funny in a sketch. I can't think of one.

Posted by: J. Lichty at January 17, 2006 02:35 PM

And to think Biden is pondering a presidential run...I really hope not.

And speaking of "I wish I could quit you." that is what you should say to your as kissing of Simmons.

Posted by: A at January 17, 2006 04:42 PM

I aaaaaaagrrrrrrrreeeeee with Senator Heeeeeeeefffffllllliiiinnnnn....

Posted by: LilB at January 17, 2006 11:11 PM
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