Video: Another fiscal cliff scenario, as predicted by 'Saturday Night Live' GovExec.com 21, 2012, and perhaps the Mayans were right, so here's another scenario as laid out by a Saturday Night Live skit from a couple weeks ago: President Obama gives...
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This sketch was from the cold open of a Saturday Night Live episode. It is the perfect example of a sketch from Saturday Night Live. It makes fun of people in political offices, President Obama and Congressman Boehner. It gives a funny yet completely made up explanation for something that happened in American government. It was obviously live because one of the actors messed up his line. And finally, it was offensive to many people. Saturday Night Line is a famous satyr. It is known for being edgy and offensive and for pushing the envelope just enough that its outragous, but Lorne Michaels is no Seth Macfarlane.
The article that attached to this video mentioned that the fiscal cliff was predicted by SNL, which is a good point. Saturday Night Live has a much bigger influence on the government than anyone intended. It influences the voters by poking fun at both republicans and democrats, while still being biased towards the democrats. For example, during the 2008 electio, a very famous serious of skits came out about Sarah Palin, where every skit made her out to be a dumb, mindless, attractive woman that shouldn't be allowed to run the country. These skits really hurt John McCain's campaign, I don't know if the writers intended to do this when they wrote the skits, but those skits were perfect examples of the influence Saturday Night Live has on the government.