SNL covers gay marriage in Maine

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  • Sweetie

    Blackface shows were satirical, too. Ann Coulter is satirical. Everything is satirical.

    Something is satirical when it’s clever enough to move beyond simple exploitation. SNL makes even Coulter look clever.

  • Sweetie


  • Sweetie


  • ya sure i’m not.

  • Carl

    It’s not NOM parodies – this is SNL. When Will Ferrell was on the show they had a sketch which suggested if you are raped by a bear, you’ll become gay. They routinely did the “MEN ARE KISSING…EW EW EW!!” sketches. SNL is full of ugly stereotypes and has been for many years.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    You have a problem with Minnesotans? You’re not stereotyping are you?

  • hollywoodstein

    Tough call. SNL chaneling Fargo stereotypes from the 80’s. Still the fact is we won, we won. Would’ve preferred they did a skit on the NOM types who lost big time Tuesday. Tough call.
    Petit a petit.

  • Phil

    Their humor often left a lot to be desired. Remember the pedophile babysitter sketch series with Buck Henry back in the 1970’s? Unthinkable today, but it was considered “acceptable” back in the 1970’s.

  • Not over sensitive—-just getting a just diss on.

  • :)

  • emjayay

    True, the accent was a bit weak. I can do a better one. Or I coulda given them notes, if they had called.

  • olandp

    that wasn’t really very funny, I don’t mind a good joke, but this wasn’t…


    “Good evening, I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.”

    Makes me laugh every time.

  • HolyMoly

    Yeah, I was going to say that the whole “all gays think about is sex” was a little odd coming from SNL….but after thinking on it a bit, maybe they just did it to piss off the NOM types who actually DO obsess about the sex. Kind of an “in your face” moment.

  • I have to admit I thought twice before posting it. It bothered me a little. But I know they’re doing it in good fun, so I decided to go for it. Interesting to see the reaction. And yeah I thought Minnesota too.

  • It was satire. EVERYBODY gets made fun of. Stop being so sensitive! What’s wrong with this community if we can’t have a little laugh from time to time? No bigot in the world watched that skit and felt vindicated.

  • Same here, but those guys don’t sound like Mainers they are probably from Minnesota and have watched too many Golden Girls re-runs.

  • Moreso making fun of people from northern Maine than gay men….

  • emjayay

    Jeeze guys, lighten up, it just was the usual SNL dumb fun. I laughed. And I’m gay. And I lived in Maine.
    By the way, the video here at AB just sat there being a big black rectangle despite reloading, so I watched it at the SNL site.

  • Indigo

    Is that really the SNL image of gay? SNL has a long way to go.

  • Ugh…

    We have a very long way to go.

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