SNL's Big Chance

January 28, 2019

Must-See Video: This is someone that has suddenly starting circling on the Internet.  Prepare to be astounded: 

That’s “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong in 2012, doing a then-popular but little-remembered character called “The Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation With at a Party."  No, it was not “Democratic” Socialist media darling, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, although if your glasses are a little dirty, that would be an easy mistake to make.  Just part her hair in the middle, add redder lipstick and more nonsensical blather about economics and you’ve got the sharpest political impersonation “SNL” has offered in years.  Strong could become a superstar off of this, the way Tina Fey did with her skewering of Sarah Palin.

However, I seriously doubt that will ever happen, because “SNL” would never go after a liberal politician the way they do Republicans such as Palin or Trump, no matter how worthy of satire the liberal might be.  Also, I doubt Ms. Strong would agree to do it.  She would likely fear that while viciously satirizing Republicans boosted the careers of Fey and Alec Baldwin, daring to mock the foibles of AOC would likely make her the object of widespread hate and threats from Twitter mobs and get her blacklisted in liberal Hollywood. 

She is still in the cast, so if “SNL” doesn’t immediately start doing sketches featuring her as AOC leading her followers on searches for Mitch McConnell in the wrong building or spouting civics malapropisms while making Ramen noodles on Facebook, then we’ll know that either Ms Strong refused to commit career suicide or “SNL” is now just another one-sided propaganda tool of the left, like CNN. 

Although if it will encourage them to be funny and even-handed again, then they should know that it might not just be Republicans who would laugh at sketches like that:

https://www.westernjournal.com/ocasio-cortez-even-leftists-turning-annoying-overhyped-charlatan/

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  • JULIUS LOVELL

    01/28/2019 08:16 PM

    You are right on the nose, she would be sooooo perfect to do AOC, I Think even some democrats would laugh at it and they can't say a word after the way SNL has gone after Pres. Trump. I havn't watched SNL for a few years because i think they have went too far left, but i would watch it if they would play fair and this would be the perfect opportunity for them to do it. This girl would be Hilarious.

  • Barbara Whitfield

    01/28/2019 11:26 AM

    OMG! The SNL youtube https://youtu.be/RGsQES_OdrQ
    is very funny. Thanks for posting this. Maybe now I can laugh at AOC instead of grit my teeth!