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October 6, 2015

'SNL' Spoofs Rachel Maddow, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner and Charlie Rangel (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 22nd 2010 6:15PM
This week's 'Saturday Night Live' (Saturday, 11:30 PM ET on NBC) cold-opened with a spoof of the 'Rachel Maddow Show,' in which Nancy Pelosi, played by Kristen Wiig, John Boehner, played by Bill Hader, and Charlie Rangel, played by Kenan Thompson, were guests.

It wasn't one of SNL stronger political skits, as most of the humor veered toward the cheap and obvious:

"Hello, young man," was how Rangel greeted Maddow. "Orange you glad I didn't mention the color of your face?" Maddow asked Boehner.

The highlight of the sketch may have been Wiig's always spot on Pelosi impersonation, which we'll probably be seeing less and less of once Pelosi cedes the Speaker of the House gavel to John Boehner in January.

On that front, Bill Hader's Boehner needs a lot of work. Without any context, it would have been nearly impossible to figure out who Hader was spoofing.

Nevertheless, between Boehner's funny name, strange skin tone, man-tears, golf obsession, chain-smoking and rumored love of cocktails, we still believe SNL has the potential to have a lot fun with the next Speaker of the House.

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