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Who Played Obama on SNL

After Waiting and Wondering — Does SNL's Obama Work?


Coming back from a writers' strike-imposed hiatus stretching back to Nov. 3, Saturday Night Live was back last night with a big revelation: Who would play their spoofy Show-bama.

During a send-up of last week's Texas debate (which centered very heavily on the Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, who tons of you found . . . appealing) the casting of Obama was revealed. Comedian Fred Armisen will fill Obama's hope-and-change shoes. After months of speculation as to the casting, some say the show might be courting controversy by not casting a nonblack performer in the role — though the show has a history of casting for funniest rather than most accurate.

I think Armisen got the speaking cadence and omnipresent frowny face down, but . . . Here's to hoping he'll have a long time to practice his impersonation! What did you all think? Were you loving the SNL Obama?

Oh, and Mike Huckabee — the real Mike Huckabee also dropped by the Weekend Update desk.

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