SNL SLAMS OBAMA! Show lampoons Obama’s Selfie Photo and South Africa’s Fake Signer

Published on December 15, 2013

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If he wasn’t regretting his ‘selfie’ at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service this week, Barack Obama probably would be after Saturday Night Live’s latest dig.


Last night’s installment mocked the U.S. leader’s hand-held group portrait with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Obama (played by Jay Pharoah) also defended his controversial handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial, saying the Cuban leader told him he was a Mexican actor.

The skit played out on televisions across America as Mandela’s funeral took place in South Africa.

During the cold open, the fake sign language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, from Mandela’s memorial also got the SNL treatment.

As Obama provided an ObamaCare website update, the ‘schizophrenic’ interpreter (played by Kenan Thompson) stood behind him to ‘translate’.

When Obama said, ‘I have been listening’, the interpreter held his hand to his ears.

The interpreter broke into dance moves from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video clip when Obama said, ‘While I can’t say I’ve been entirely thrilled with the results…’.

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