He's blind! And New Jersey stinks! Get it!

SNL took another swing at a David Paterson sketch this past weekend. It seems the results were about the same as last time.


Hey, this whole make-fun-of-a-guy-for-being-blind shtick gives me an idea. Maybe I should start a stand up comedy routine where I pretend to have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. I can read a childrens book on stage, but struggle with the words. Hysterical, right?

In all seriousness, I'm surprised SNL is still on the air. It hasn't been funny in over a decade. They could suddenly replace the show with old stock footage from WW2 and I don't think anyone would notice.

I can think of a lot of hilarious SNL sketches that have taken place in the past year. Maybe you should refresh yourself on the SNL episode hosted by Josh Brolin.

As for the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome stand up, I'd like to see something as hilarious as that go down in the Capital Region. If you don't mind, I am going to hijack your idea and inject this place with some much needed soul power.

I disagree with Pantaloons... SNL recently has been pretty good. Although Amy Poehler leaving is disappointing.

The episode with Neil Patrick Harris had quite a few very funny sketches.

I know. I'm always alone on this one. I just have ridiculously high standards for comedy. Like, Carrot Top for example. The man is genius. Like when he said "Obama will bring change" and then pulled a few pennies out of his pocket. Amazing!

I agree that the show seems to be on the rise after a bit of a low period. However, I also think that Patterson's depiction on SNL is mean-spirited, and that's coming from someone with a sick sense of humor.

I agree with Rupert and Matt - I think SNL is still funny. It seems like quite the default answer to say that it hasn't been funny for a decade.

And I think these Patterson sketches are hilarious, personally.

Totally agree with the other Leigh. This sketch cracked me up. It was a big improvement on Paterson's first appearance; Fred Armisen's impersonation is tighter (is no one with me on this? I think he's kind of brilliant) and the jokes in general were funnier. Do we upstate goonies think Ithaca is Gorges? Sure we do. Do we drive around on snowmobiles firing guns? Some of us! I think people are being too sensitive. A legally blind, formerly coke-snorting, non-elected governor is awesome (if convenient) fodder for SNL. We should embrace it.

I agree with Leigh that there are plenty of opportunities for humor with Patterson. His disability, however, is not one of them. People with disabilities should be encouraged so they realize they are essential members of our society, not ridiculed. There is no comparison between upstaters choosing to behave like rednecks and a person unwillingly having to deal with blindness. If SNL's writers were more creative, they would find any one of the thousands of absurdities which are present in our society and come up with a skit that's actually funny, for once.

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