Barack Obama Exposed His Witty Side on 'SNL'
Barack Obama Exposed His Witty Side on 'SNL'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Over the years, a number of notable celebrities have graced Saturday Night Live, bringing a huge dose of laughs and entertainment to its millions of viewers.  But on last Saturday's episode, the 90-minute sketch variety show became extra memorable when it showed viewers a lighter side of presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

In case you missed last Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live, here's a snippet of what transpired on the fourth episode of Season 33.

After criticizing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, Obama took the stage with two SNL impersonators, Amy Poehler and Darrell Hammond.  In the opening sketch, Poehler and Hammond were featured as the Clintons hosting a Halloween party.  Towards the end of the sketch a man walked in wearing an Obama mask, which was removed to reveal that the person was in fact Obama.

When Hillary asked why he was dressed as himself, Obama replied "Hillary, I have nothing to hide. I enjoy being myself.  I'm not going to change who I am just because it's Halloween."

“Well, that's just grreeattt,” Hillary responded painfully, which drew big laughs from the crowd.

Obama wrapped up his brief late-night comedy stint with the show's signature line,
"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"

Prior to his guest appearance on SNL, Obama accused Hillary Clinton of giving voters “vague, calculated answers to suit the politics of the moment instead of clear, consistent principles about how you would lead America” during his previous campaign in South Carolina.  Subsequently, he subtly swiped at Bill Clinton by listing problems that “existed long before George Bush took office.”

Obama's short but dignified and witty SNL appearance marked the start of what might possibly be the parade of presidential hopefuls to cameo on the late night favorite, which is an opportunity to show their "lighter" side in the process.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: The Associated Press
(Image courtesy of NBC)