SNL Takes a Crack at a Rob Ford Spoof

With a special additional jab directed at 60 Minutes

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Well, this was inevitable. The ongoing saga of Rob Ford — the embattled Toronto mayor who admitted to smoking crack — is the kind of thing Saturday Night Live writers dream of. But Rob Ford is no pipe dream.

If this had happened during the Chris Farley era of SNL, we all know who would have been enlisted to play the role of Ford. But Bobby Moynihan gallantly stepped up to the plate, dusting off his best Canadian accent, his best crazy-eyed stare and his best all-around erraticism to bring new life to the disgraced mayor.

The sketch kicked off last night’s episode (hosted by Lady Gaga) and, of course, smoked Ford. But another target of the SNL writers’ snark was 60 Minutes, the show that will apparently believe just about anything anyone says — even Ford, who’s known, shall we say, to bend the truth.

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jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

He  still looks and  sounds  like  rush limballs  when he was on  drugs .

applescomputer
applescomputer

i did coke with him and his prostitutes at least a dozen times

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

I love how the media will roast Rob Ford for his crack smoking, but not give the same treatment to President Obama for weed/cocaine smoking.

PauleneBouchard
PauleneBouchard

hi my name is paulene. so he did coke give him a break he said   that he was sorry give him a chance.god would ask people to get over it

robcypher
robcypher

They forgot to have him end every third sentence with the word "brother". Also, a more accurate imitation would have his movements come off as Chris Farley doing an imitation of Chevy Chase's impression of Gerald Ford. 

EDIT: okay, I see they did manage to do some of the latter part of my suggestion. 

Openminded1
Openminded1

It was funny, I hope the pompous Canadians enjoyed it.

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

@mrbomb13 Don't  you mean  George  Bush  ?Being  a  Houstonian  I  voted  for  Bush  but  get  real ,  Most of us  knew  what he  did , How  can  you compare  Bush  or Obama's  acts to  what  Ford has  done . your  logic is  flawed  that  demon of  hate  showing  through .That  demon  skews  your  view on every  issue .