Big Bird took to Saturday Night Live this weekend to respond to Mitt Romney’s plan to axe him.
Joining Seth Meyers at the ‘Weekend Update’ anchor desk, the Sesame Street favorite declined to comment on the presidential hopeful’s vow to cut federal funding for PBS. Explaining why, Big Bird said he didn’t want to ‘ruffle any feathers’.
He told Meyers how he had learned of being mentioned on Wednesday’s debate. He said he’d gotten ‘a million tweets’. From real birds, that is.
Following Romney’s triumphant performance in the first presidential debate, SNL was left in the unexpected position of having to poke fun at President Obama.
In the show’s cold opening, Jay Pharoah as President Obama offered the simplest explanation to date of why he was so off-key on Wednesday night – he forgot to buy his wife an anniversary present.
In a gentle introduction which poked fun at the President’s long-winded and unfocused answers, Obama claimed to have have ‘inherited the worst economic crisis in our history, indeed the worst crisis of any kind that has ever befallen any country, or person, ever’.
However, as Mitt Romney played by Jason Sudeikis responded with his equally long-winded opening that he promised would contain numerous ‘reversals of position’ and ‘outright lies’, President Obama launched into a internal monologue in which he bemoaned the fact he had forgotten wife Michelle’s gift.
Thinking that a ‘World’s Greatest Mom’ coffee mug would satisfy his wife, the president seemed so lost in thought that he missed the outrageous claim from Romney that he killed Osama bin Laden.
Indeed, the president seemed so caught up in fixing his mistake that he told Romney and everyone’s least favourite moderator Jim Lehrer, played by Chris Parnell, to just carry on without him.
Adding to the absurdity, President Obama then starts to feel the effects of the altitude in Denver, which Al Gore infamously said could have been the reason Obama lost so conclusively.
Source: The Daily Mail