Miles Ignatius said:I'd vote for the very early (late 70's?) era with the Point/Counterpoint satire with Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin with Dan's line to Jane during a pro-choice debate:"Jane, you ignorant slut. If abortion had been legal before you were born, I'd performed it myself on your mother."
otterpop said:Oh, I nearly forgot Chris Farley and PAtrick Swayze in the Chippendale sketch. It doesn't get much funnier than that.
"D*ck in the Box" with Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake
Classicpoint counter point
Jane, you ignorant, misguided slut! Once again, you missed the point entirely. [ enraged ] Why should I pay hard-earned dollars so welfare tarts can have sex anytime they want, without regards to consequences? Haven’t these bimbos heard of abstinence? I, myself, haven’t had sex for two years – and I’m rich! Why should I foot the bill for killing unborn infants, anyway? I’ll pay for something practical like sterilization – but abortions? Never! With one exception – if I had been around when your mother was having you, not only would I have paid for the abortion, but I would have performed it myself!
This is interesting because many of the cast (past and present) were not the popular kids in life before SNL (and actually many aren't after SNL ), so I always took the various characters and jokes as self deprecating and/or punching up more often than not.This may make me a heretic, but I was never an SNL fan. Most of their humor seemed to be about making fun of people. As an outsider, outcaste and socially inept teenager in HS, it seemed that they were making fun of people like me. I always seemed to identify with the geeks, nerds and outsiders.
It's just my perception of the show, nothing more.This is interesting because many of the cast (past and present) were not the popular kids in life before SNL (and actually many aren't after SNL ), so I always took the various characters and jokes as self deprecating and/or punching up more often than not.
How many times has SNL made fun of politicians? Every other sketch on each episode in every season, at least. This is the epitome of punching up.