Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Top Five Political TV Parodies of 2008

Sarah Palin I can see Russia from my House Shirt2008 is a year to remember for so many reasons. Change. Alaska. Shoe throwing. Blagojevich. Here we'll count down some of the five funniest moments of political parodies (because no one has the attention span for ten, let's face it) on television that we saw in 2008.

Blagojevich Parody on SNL. Here Jason Sudakis parodies Blagojevich by telling everyone what else he has to auction off to the world.

Mad TV - So You Think You Can Dance (Obama vs. McCain). You can deny that this is funny, but it is. Bobby Lee makes the most offensive John McCain impersonation possible as he portays him as an old, out of touch guy that does a slightly outdated dance number with his wife.

John McCain parody on MadTVJohn McCain Uses Facebook on MadTV. Again, Bobby Lee cracks us up by getting 'Nam flashbacks when a digital camera flashes in his face, and tries to cook a chicken pot pie in the laptop.

South Park's Obama Parody. This one slipped by many people, but it's worth watching. Making a joke of the huge Obama hysteria that many people had, this cartoon pokes fun at how obsessed some people became with the "change/yes we can" slogan and attitude before the election. Nice job, South Park!

Tina Fey on SNL as Sarah Palin. No surprise here, this was definitely the most popular political spoof of 2008. Tina Fey played a spot on impersonation of the oft-made-fun-of Alaska governor, as Amy Poehler reprised her role as Hillary Clinton one last time. Tina says she's hung up the Palin character for now, but who knows, maybe we'll see it again in 2012?

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