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SNL Bound for Viral Stratosphere with Skit Using Obama (Jay Pharoah), Mandela Memorial Sign Language Interpreter (Kenan Thompson)

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December 15, 2013|9:41 am

NBC video link: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/obama-mandela-cold-open/n44342/

After experiencing some sluggish popularity lately, Saturday Night Live may just be on the cusp of another viewer numbers revival after the airing of last night's show.

This from the Hollywood Reporter:

During a press conference, Obama (Jay Pharoah) wanted to address progress on his ObamaCare website, but first had to address the selfie he took with fellow world leaders – confirming Michelle Obama "was furious" about it. He also defended his controversial handshake with Cuban President Raúl Castro, saying the Cuban leader had told Obama he was Edward James Olmos.

Obama went on to speak about the phony sign language interpreter who stood next to Obama during his Mandela memorial speech, and then started to talk about HealthCare.Gov. But as he spoke, the interpreter (Kenan Thompson) appeared behind Obama, mimicking his words.
When Obama used the word "website," the interpreter pretended to shoot webs like Spider-Man. Later, the interpreter began rubbing his nipples when Obama said "I'm just relieved the website has been turned on again." ...more

Watch the skit above, it's one of the most hysterical ever!

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