October 07, 2008

At least they didn't steal this one from me

Update: "We're sorry, this video is no longer available." That was quick. There are more of us than there are of you, NBC. Here it is again, for now.

Update: And here's the transcript, until they figure out how to flush that down the memory hole.

NBC.com took this down, which of course made lots of people curious about why NBC.com took it down. I think it's probably as simple as NBC's legal department getting antsy about the "People who should be shot" part at the 5:45 mark on that clip, considering Herbert & Marion Sandler are actual people. (Sure, they're leftist billionaires who are in league with George Soros, and the sketch didn't say anything about them that isn't true, but still. Shooting them seems like a bit much. Repeated and prolonged tasing, that would be fine.) Which makes you wonder how that made it on the air in the first place. But it's in the public arena now, so good luck trying to put it back in the bottle, NBC.

Armisen's Bawney Fwank impersonation needs some work, though. Not dimwitted and spiteful and shameless enough.

Posted by Jim Treacher at October 7, 2008 11:52 AM