Wait, didn’t that already happen?
On a visit to Indianapolis, Peyton Manning explained how his famous Saturday Night Live kids football sketch almost never happened.
"I want him to hit my kid in the face." ?
Peyton Manning shares how that United Way SNL skit almost didn't happen: pic.twitter.com/gdI6SB6Ybw
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 30, 2018
Thank God for that one parent. Comedy gold was birthed.
Kids and famous athletes. Always comedy gold.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 30, 2018
Stay classy, snowflake.
It’s time for President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address. TV pundits eagerly promote that they “will be providing analysis” after the speech. Haha. They mean “analysis” that they’ve already written in advance. Fox will kiss ass. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, all awards shows, late night comics, social media, Hollywood, sad newspaper dinosaurs, and vile snowflakes will kick his ass.
Now you you don’t have to watch! Colbert leads the daily Trump hate parade.
Remember the overriding rule in today’s grievance culture. Whine, whine, whine. Somebody will eventually give you some attention.
American media teaches us the basic rule: If it’s a conservative, it is evil. If it is liberal, it is to be embraced. If it is a “cause” where 3 people claim to be marginalized/mistreated/invisible, RUN WITH YOUR CAMERAS! IT’S A CRISIS! #crisis #mediamanipulation #fillingairtime
Media loves swimming in virtue posing. “We’re with you, girl! Your cause to save the anteaters from eating red ants is now OUR CAUSE!” #wearegoodpeople #andyouarenot
Hey look! It’s the Obamas! They’re great! If you don’t agree, you are a racist. Don’t be a racist! Tell everyone that Obama was the best president ever! And Bill Clinton was second best! And Joe Biden will be third best after he wins in 2020.
Shhh. Quiet everybody! Will Ferrell is on Saturday Night Live and I’ll bet he’s going to have to admit that George W. Bush is NOT an idiot. Just you wait and see!
Will Ferrell studied sports communication at the University of Southern California. George W. Bush has degrees from Yale and Harvard.
As for that woman at the top of this post, she is 100% correct.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is not shy in his radio appearances. I’ve had conversations with Mr. Bevin since his 2013 senate primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Gov. Bevin and I usually go long form on a variety of issues. This time we talked about Saturday Night Live’s skewering of Kentuckians, expected tax overhaul plans, alleged political corruption by both parties, and secrecy surrounding the governor’s new Anchorage home.
A few members of the media took offense to a comment Bevin made about Courier-Journal Frankfort bureau chief Tom Loftus. I spoke with Loftus about it the next morning and he simply laughed off the governor’s dig.
— Mike Trautmann (@Trautguy) April 12, 2017
— Al Cross (@ruralj) April 12, 2017
— Joe Gerth (@Joe_Gerth) April 12, 2017
— Ronnie Ellis (@cnhifrankfort) April 13, 2017
NBC’s Saturday Night Live perfectly chronicled the strange war between the media and the Trump presidential team. Melissa McCarthy is masterful as White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
Dude. I’m a media guy. If we are going to press forward, let’s at least get our facts straight.
The cartoon below from Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald-Leader created quite an uproar over the reference to Governor-elect Matt Bevin’s children, four of whom are adopted African Americans from Ethiopia.
The governor-elect issued a strong response:
Statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin Regarding the Lexington Herald-Leader Cartoon
Frankfort, KY – The following is a statement from Governor-Elect Matt Bevin regarding the cartoon by Joel Pett published in today’s Lexington Herald-Leader:
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Indeed, today, the Lexington Herald-Leader chose to articulate with great clarity the deplorably racist ideology of “cartoonist”, Joel Pett. Shame on Mr. Pett for his deplorable attack on my children and shame on the editorial controls that approved this overt racism.
Let me be crystal clear, the tone of racial intolerance being struck by the Herald-Leader has no place in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and will not be tolerated by our administration.”
Cartooning cuts both ways. One day after the Paris terror attacks, this image popped online.
After Republican governors opposed the influx of Syrian refugees, this image popped online.
Bill Maher: “This is known as parody, and it’s a form of something we in the comedy business call a joke.”
Joel Pett and I discussed the careful treading required of white satirists to address the issue of race. What we are often told is that it’s better to let black people to make jokes about black people.
Hillary’s email snafu is no big deal to her most ardent fans. They’re seasoned women and they are ready to see a president who looks like them.
God love our millennials. They know everything and are quick to tell everyone else that they are pure of heart and that you are a racist, homophobic, earth-killing job hoarder.
SNL knows what’s up. We are different and it is amusing. Laugh at life.
As for the inescapable condition of DWB, I defer to the timeworn wisdom of Chris Rock.
As for you nosy race-baiting hipsters, stop pretending to be an authority on matters you can’t possibly understand. And take off that stupid hat, scruffy hipster. Real men in the 40s wore those with style and didn’t have to use their mom’s credit card to buy them.
Legendary game show and SNL announcer Don Pardo has passed away. For 38 years, he blasted out weekly cast introductions for NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
On a visit to Louisville in 1981, Mr. Pardo sat for an interview with Ron Clay and me on WLRS-FM. He handed me a scrap of paper (pictured below) that I still carry in my wallet to this very day.
Boiled down it means “Keep it brief.”
Goodnight, Don. It was an amazing ride. Ron Clay & I had a great time introducing you to so many lovely ladies that night at Phoenix Hill and the Toy Tiger. And thanks for letting our city capitalize on your phrase “Fourth Street Liiiiiiiiivvvvveee!”
Here’s Weird Al’s song “I Lost on Jeopardy” featuring Don Pardo.