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Women Realizes She’s Gay After Watching a Hillary Skit on SNL

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Shortly after Donald Trump shocked the world in 2016, NBC’s Saturday Night Live went into collective mourning. They ditched the comedy and decided to instead have Kate MacKinnon, who plays Hillary Clinton in sketches, sing a rendition of “Hallelujah” to all the heart broken souls out there.

It was sad and pathetic, which means that the media and liberals thought it was groundbreaking and powerful.

Apparently it touched people in more ways than one.

Here’s some excerpts.

My life would change forever after a simple Google search in November 2016. I had just seen Kate McKinnon perform the song “Hallelujah” on SNL and discovered that she’s a lesbian. That shocked me because she didn’t fit the awful stereotype often depicted in the media.

I quickly declared her my “new girl crush.” But it was more than that.

At that moment, I realized that I wanted a relationship with a woman like her — but I felt terrible for even having this thought, as someone who was faithfully married.

It was slowly becoming clear to me that I was not straight.

She’d go on to leave her husband and two children.

My life would change forever after a simple Google search in November 2016. I had just seen Kate McKinnon perform the song “Hallelujah” on SNL and discovered that she’s a lesbian. That shocked me because she didn’t fit the awful stereotype often depicted in the media.

I quickly declared her my “new girl crush.” But it was more than that.

At that moment, I realized that I wanted a relationship with a woman like her — but I felt terrible for even having this thought, as someone who was faithfully married.

It was slowly becoming clear to me that I was not straight.

It’s actually a pretty sad story.

The question becomes what she thought she was before all this? Take this line for example.

By the time you reach your 30s, you think you know yourself — your likes, your dislikes, what inspires you, what makes you tick.

But there I was, at 36 years old, realizing I didn’t know myself at all.

I had everything I thought made my life perfect. I was married to my best friend and we had two beautiful, healthy and hilarious children, with successful careers and a beautiful home.

If you read the article, there’s no indication that she ever had feelings for women before she saw Kate MacKinnon on SNL.

This sounds more like a mid-life crisis, coupled with a knee jerk reaction to abandon a spouse and kids that she made a commitment to. It wouldn’t surprise me if she changes her mind again down the road.

I think the “profiles in courage” aspect of this as presented by CNN is also a bit much. Even if this woman’s transformation is genuine, does it deserve to be celebrated? If a man watches a bikini competition and realizes he only like large chested women with blond hair, can he leave his wife and kids to the cheers of CNN? I mean that seriously. On a logical level, there’s no real difference there besides the fact that one struggle is considered acceptable.

I constantly had to remind myself, “You get one life. This is your life and no one else’s.”

Maybe, but our life does affect other people and there is such a thing as self-sacrifice for those you love. Am I suggesting she should have stayed with her children in the face of her new feelings? It depends, but that should have been an option. Commitments like having children in life can’t just be run from and there would be plenty of time to chase the lesbian dream later in life.

She made a decision though and now everyone will live out the consequences. That’s part of living in a free country.

Admittedly, it’s still a little weird that a Hillary sketch singing “Hallelujah” is what flipped the switch here.

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Twitter thread of the day: Why is SNL’s ‘More Cowbell’ skit funny?

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Okay, this is a weird thing to write about but someone did an epic thread about it on Twitter and, well, I’ve always loved this skit so we’re going to talk about it. This all started with a writer named Noah Smith who writes opinion pieces for Bloomberg arguing that the famous “More Cowbell” skit from Saturday Night Live in 2000 wasn’t funny at all and was actually a proof that “gaslighting has benign uses”:

That was news to a lot of people who’ve seen the skit and thought it was funny. One of those was film critic William Bibbiani who went on a long rant attempting to explain why:

There’s more but you get the gist. There’s a lot going on under the hood of this seemingly simple skit. According to Wikipedia, it was written by Will Ferrell and submitted to SNL for production 7 times before they actually used it. He rewrote it the final time for Christopher Walken and they placed it near the end of the show. So maybe the producers didn’t get it.

But the skit had a huge impact. It instantly became one of the most memorable skits of the season and people were quoting the lines everywhere after it aired. I’m actually a fan of the band and the song and I remember thinking it was hilarious immediately. No one had to gaslight me. I got the joke.  Allahpundit still turns lines from this skit into headlines decades later so I guess he thought it was funny too. Everyone I know gets the reference. It’s part of our culture because it was funny.

The skit itself is a takeoff on a style of cable TV show that was popular in the 90s, i.e. VH1’s Classic Albums. It’s presented as a chance for fans to learn more about the production of records they love. That’s mixed with an observation about cowbell in a classic BOC song and an absurdist story about a fictional producer who just needed “more cowbell.” That’s the structure.

The humor comes from the reversal in the skit where it’s clear the cowbell is odd and a bit annoying and yet when the top producer is called in for his opinion, it turns out to be his favorite thing about the song. If you actually watch the skit, that’s where the big laughs start and they continue every time he demands more cowbell. It’s just absurd. And the straighter he plays it the funnier it gets.

In fact, one of the things that’s great about the skit is that both Walken and Ferrell are so funny that Chris Kattan and Jimmy Fallon are both struggling to stay in character. Watching them try not to break-up as Ferrell dances and Walken delivers his lines is hilarious by itself.

Is there a big point to all of this? Yes. People need to lighten up a little. Dear god, does everything need to become a political fable for the Trump era? Can’t we just have some areas of life where we can laugh without having to explain why? It’s bad enough that we are spoiling comedy in the present, let’s not reach back nearly 20 years and try to spoil it in the past as well.

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This Hilarious 1986 SNL Sketch Absolutely Nails the Left’s Portrayal of Donald Trump

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Once eccentric New York billionaire Donald Trump — a favorite media spectacle and rap music’s wealth reference of choice — added an “R” to his name and became a presidential contender, the Left decided he was a wholly different man. In fact, they continuously insisted, he was as great a failure at business as he was a champion of success as Klan leader.

He wasn’t a real estate mogul; to the contrary, he was merely a reality TV star. Snooki from Jersey Shore? Puck from The Real World, Season 1? Donald Trump? All the same.

You don’t want Honey Boo Boo running the country, do you?

But he was much worse than just a joke: He was a fanged, drooling Son of Satan, out to murder all people and destroy all things (here). He was in cahoots with Putin to rule the world, Dr. Evil-style (here). He was a yellow-haired madman who’s puffy coif hid his 666.

Despite the idiocy of the assertion, it’s shown no sign of stopping. It’s absurd; it’s outrageous; and it’s the new school of politics.

And it’s perfectly illustrated by a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1986, lampooning then-President Ronald Reagan.

Reagan was an ol’ softie — he had a grandfatherly demeanor and wrote constant love letters to his wife (For more, get the phenomenal book I Love You, Ronnie; if you want to truly discover the 40th president of the United States, you’ll find him there).

SNL spoofed Reagan in a lighthearted way; it didn’t feel mean. The program’s current political skewering of Trump — by contrast — is so ugly, it’s hard to watch. It’s not so much comedy as rage against the 2016 election.

But I guess they figure that rage is more than justified; after all, we elected Lucifer. And the SNL skit nails what they believe Beelzebub’s doing.

Enjoy.

-Alex

 

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