Former lifelong Democrat Rob Schneider says he knew when it was all over for NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” a so-called comedy show for which he is a well-known alum.
Schneider has gone right over the years starting when the authoritarian tendencies of California Democrats got out of hand.
He has acknowledged that most, if not all, of the variety shows on the alphabet networks have become liberal propaganda platforms posing as entertainment.
On Glenn Beck’s podcast, the actor and humorist, 58, who tours doing standup, revealed when he knew that SNL specifically was hopeless in that context.
It was the November 2016 cringe (and apparently meant to be a serious tribute) post-election cold open by very-left cast member Kate McKinnon.
“One of the things as I travel around this country and try to perform, and not indoctrinate people like some comedy shows seem to be doing these days…I hate to crap on my old show, but when I saw — when Hillary Clinton lost, which is understandable because she’s not exactly the most likeable person in the room — and then when Kate McKinnon…dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she starts playing “Hallelujah”… I literally prayed, ‘please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this; please don’t go down there,'” Schneider recalled during the 1-1/2 hour interview.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 14, 2016
Unfortunately, Schneider’s prayers went unanswered.
“There was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘it’s over; it’s over.’ It’s not gonna come back. It’s gone,” the “Deuce Bigelow” star insisted. “You can take the ‘comedy routines,’ you can take the comedic indoctrination process happening with each of the late-night hosts, and you can exchange them with each other. That’s how you know it’s not interesting anymore.
“There’s not an independent voice anymore; it’s all indoctrination by comedic imposition.”
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 29, 2022
Some chatter has emerged that SNL, which is no longer a ratings powerhouse as it was back in the day when it concentrated on legitimate satire rather than political activism, may finally go off the air once its longtime showrunner, Lorne Michaels, 77, decides to retire.
In response to his Beck comments, some Twitter leftists are mocking Schneider, who often gets supporting roles in his buddy Adam Sandler’s very hit-or-miss movies, as being a washed-up non-legend or the equivalent.
Others agree with him about SNL’s woke decline. Here is just a sample:
Great interview with Rob…And yeah, SNL was great in the 90s when all politicians were fair game. They had great skits on Perot, G.W.H. Bush, Clinton, Dole, etc. Everyone got targeted. Same with late night hosts. Now? It’s all propaganda and less about entertainment.
— GravitySilence (@gravitysoaring) August 29, 2022
Politics ruins everything…SNL, late night TV shows, News programs, weekly drama shows. They have all gone over the political edge.
— carol:ER/RN🇺🇸 (@farrellcob) August 29, 2022
SNL was over when the era of Rob, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, etc was gone
— Liberty Cat (@michyln) August 29, 2022
You don’t have to be a comedy legend to know that opening signaled that SNL now prioritizes political statements over entertainment https://t.co/NXhFHGtiiU
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) August 29, 2022
What happened to the funny late night shows? https://t.co/jFvmrhLKsQ
— CHISPRTS1 (@KWSX40) August 29, 2022
Love Schneider but he’s being kind because he used to love @nbcsnl – it stopped being funny in late 90’s. The Hillary abomination was just final mail in coffin.
— Notdanfromdc (@notdanfromdc) August 29, 2022
I had been a huge fan of SNL since the killer bees were there. That episode after the 2016 election was the last time I watched. They jumped the shark.
— MelanieM (@MelMEsq) August 29, 2022
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