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Obama Shoves Congressional Bill in SNL “Schoolhouse Rock” Spoof

Submitted by on November 23, 2014 – 4:54 pmNo Comment
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Saturday Night Live waded into a political controversy last night when it showed President Barack Obama (played by Jay Pharaoh) shoving a congressional bill down the front steps of Congress.

The cold open sketch was a spook of Schoolhouse Rock’s famous “I’m Just a Bill” song, which featured a down-on-his luck bill on the steps of Congress, singing about how a bill becomes a law. But in the wake of President Obama’s executive order on immigration, the show introduced another character singing on the steps of Congress.

“I’m an executive order, and I pretty much just happen,” sings Bobby Moynihan, before taking a drag from a cigarette as the music cut off mid-phrase.

The sketch even lampoons the argument that many presidents have used executive orders; this one is shocked to discover that he grants legal status to five million immigrants, and not something small like creating a park.

The clip has gone viral, especially among the president’s critics, who say the action circumvents the law and is “dictatorial.”

The sketch also includes a jab at do-nothing congressional Republicans, when at the very beginning, the immigration bill points out that the Republicans have not actually created him.

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