Skewered! ‘SNL’ uses ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ parody in damning indictment of amnesty by executive order

Saturday Night Live” used a spoof of the old “Schoolhouse Rock” cartoons to skewer President Obama’s executive order legalizing millions of illegal immigrants Thursday for the power grab that it was.

For millions of Americans, the “Schoolhouse Rock” series that aired during ABC’s Saturday morning cartoon lineup through the 1970s and ‘80s (and was revived in the 1990s) was an early education in American history and government. (The musical version of the preamble to the Constitution alone is a masterpiece.)

Saturday night’s sketch turned on the series’ memorable animated character of “Bill on Capitol Hill” that taught children how bills become laws — but with the twist of how Obama is shoving the democratic process aside.

Check it out here.

 

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