Obama Gets the Fake Sign Language Interpreter Treatment on SNL

With additional jabs at his selfie with the Danish prime minister

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Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live opened with an address from President Obama. On the agenda: the slew of controversies from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. “I feel like Lemony Snicket,” Jay Pharoah, SNL’s chief POTUS impersonator, said, “because I experienced a series of unfortunate events.” These included getting roped into taking a selfie with the Danish prime minister, getting caught shaking hands with Raul Castro, and finally, the now-infamous bogus sign language interpreter.

And that’s when the sketch got interesting.

Obama’s speech gets a better version of the sign language interpreter: he’s also an interpretive dancer (played by Kenan Thompson). When Obama begins discussing the health care website, and admits he hasn’t been “entirely thrilled” with the results, we’re treated to the “Thriller” dance.

An extra-special bonus: Angela Merkel appears (played by Kate McKinnon) to convince Obama to take a selfie with her: “I feel like you kind of owe me after the whole wire-tapping mein cell phone thing.”

11 comments
MebeNoone
MebeNoone

Obama is just a waste of time be prepared for a collapsed country in the next 3 years.

JohnDooms
JohnDooms

When I clicked on the video photolink I got an ad from Hulu and... nothing else. Thanks or wasting my time, Time.

RaulCitraro
RaulCitraro

@MebeNoone ,Why don't you move to Venezuela,you would have a better idea of what a collapsed country is. You had better count your blessing for living in the U.S.A.

RittingsTN
RittingsTN

@MebeNoone Oh you plonker.  This had nothing to do with Obama.  You can't blame South African government decisions on this kind of thing on Barack Obama.  Typical hater of the President - absolutely no substantiated support for their opinions.  Go read a book... According to Ted Cruz, Cat in the Hat is about the limit of your reading capacities...

arichthom
arichthom

Exactly he needs to go live somewhere with out his american money lolol I wonder what he was saying when Bush ass was in office

remedyrick
remedyrick

@RittingsTN, you're correct about the interpreter - Obama had nothing to do with that.  But if you think that there isn't considerable support for positions at odds with that of the President, you are displaying a staggering level of self-imposed ignorance.  I would invite YOU to read something new for a change.