An SNL Glenn Beck impression is too tempting, since Glenn Beck was made for SNL mockery. SNL Glenn Beck impressions seem way too easy, though SNL would be late in spoofing Glenn Beck, after countless late-night comics and political shows did it this year. Still, SNL took a brief first shot at spoofing Glenn Beck, though it was only a brief part of their latest Thursday Night special. But future, full length SNL Glenn Beck impressions seem very imminent as the season finally gets under way for real.
The SNL Glenn Beck bit came in the middle of a sketch where President Obama gave many more interviews in his latest media blitz – though he still ignored FOX News. Obama tuned to Glenn Beck’s show to prove why, as SNL’s Beck claimed that the name Obama can be rearranged into “Aroma” – despite no r in Obama.
The SNL Glenn Beck was done by Jason Sudeikis, who already impersonates big-mouthed political figures like Vice President Biden and Rod Blagojevich. SNL is fairly late to the “mock Beck as an insane psychopath” craze, mainly because they were off during the summer. But now that the show is finally set to start its regular Saturday night schedule, Beck is sure to be a target.
The Thursday night SNL Glenn Beck cameo was likely a test run for that, and of course, is unlikely to make Beck fans happy. But SNL doesn’t exclusively make fun of right-wing pundits, as they’ve done their fair share of bits against the likes of Chris Mathews over the years. Hollywood liberal Ben Affleck even tore Keith Olbermann to shreds in a lengthy bit last season.
Though the Beck bit tore him down, it was a brief piece in the middle of a sketch that mainly mocked Obama’s appearances on every other media show around – something both conservatives and liberals make fun of him for.
Though Obama didn’t go on FOX News, he had to endure the likes of Kathy Griffin, Kristin Cavallari and one of the CW’s vampires. Bill Hader even brought back his ultra-creepy impression of Dateline’s Keith Morrison.
After two SNL Thursday night specials, the show is finally set to go back on Saturday nights, starting tomorrow with host Megan Fox and musical guest U2. Fox got a jump start by cameoing on a Guiding Light inspired Weekend Update bit with Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler.
Since Glenn Beck was just impersonated by SNL last week, they will likely wait a few weeks to give him his own sketch.
Huffington Post- “SNL Mocks Glenn Beck For Conspiracy Theories, Lack Of Sanity (VIDEO)” www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/25/snl-mocks-glenn-beck-for_n_299568.html
Hulu- “Saturday Night Live” www.hulu.com/saturday-night-live