The inevitable Glenn Beck impression made its debut on Saturday Night
Live’s Weekend Update Thursdays yesterday, complete with a trembling
voice, blatant factual inaccuracies, and Hitler salutes. For those
unable to sit through an entire Beck show without wanting to swear off
cable news forever, Jason Sudekis’ sure-to-be-repeated portrayal will
prove more palatable, but just as scary. The entire opening sketch,
which mocks President Obama’s never-ending talk-show interviews,
followed by David Patterson’s guest appearance on Weekend Update, is
also worth watching, if only because MTV stars and New Jersey replace
healthcare and budget deficits as topics of ridicule. Sometimes, even
jokes about today’s most pressing stories are better in small doses.
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