SNL Scrapped Skit Mocking Obama

Spoofed president's handling of Osama bin Laden anniversary
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2012 12:10 PM CDT
A frame grab from TV Guide video on YouTube featuring Fred Armisen as Obama.   (YouTube)

(Newser) Saturday Night Live opened this weekend with a sketch parodying Fox News (catch highlights here)—but the show had planned a spoof of President Obama, the Daily Caller reports. The ditched sketch featured regular Obama impersonator Fred Armisen taking a lot of credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. "I hope you had a safe and joyous first anniversary of his killing," Armisen was scripted to say. "Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be at home this year."

That's because "I had to fly to Afghanistan to remind President Karzai that, exactly one year ago, we killed Osama bin Laden, and that the decision to do so was a gutsy one. And was mine." The blog notes that it's "not clear why the skit was scrapped." Still, let's get ready for "another round of election-year fine whine about the long-running comedy show," Mediaite suggests, full of "bleating about pro-Obama bias."

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