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SNL torch song for Mahmoud "No gays in Iran" Ahmadinejad

I saw this Saturday night and was ROFL. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, YouTube allows me to share it with you - and the world.

UPDATE: Apparently, NBC has pulled all versions of the video down. Why? No clue - unless they don't want to offend Iran. Go figure . . .

UPDATE 2: Thanks to reader "Greg" in the comments, an alternative site: click HERE for the video.



Saturday Night Live is a shadow of its former self, but every now and then they still create a classic bit. This is one of them. "You say there are no gays in Iran, but you're in New York now, baby!"

Somewhere, Weird Al Yankovic is kicking himself . . .


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Comments (13)

THAT was FUNNY!... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

THAT was FUNNY!

I like it! But it's not qui... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I like it! But it's not quite as funny the "Dick in a Box" skit/song w/Justin Timberlake.

SNL was actually surprising... (Below threshold)

SNL was actually surprising good this weekend and this song was just one good thing about it. I've always liked song parodies and outrageous tunes. As much as I like Weird AL, his material was always pretty tame and usually revolved around harmless jokes about food or fat people, and never took any risks.

Musical satire and parody has always been important to me. As the former lead singer of the punk rock band, The Inputs, back in the late 70's and early 80's, we got attention for really pushing the envelope and doing tough, outrageous and funny material about sex and death, but constantly ran into obscenity problems with our shows. Our humor was probably more similiar to Al Goldstein's SCREW magazine humor in those days, with crude little songs that were really funny, but certainly controversial in those days, sort of like a punk version of The Fugs. But we had serious fans in those days such as Marty Hughley who became the head music critic of THE OREGONIAN and others back then who appreciated our material despite the critics. At some point the band decided to go mainstream and fired me and replaced me with the then boyfriend of Courtney Love, Rozz Rezabek, and changed the name of the group for the second time to Theatre Of Sheep, from The Briefcases in hopes of changing the band's character from the funny and offensive and tasteless humor material I used to write. Can you say sell out. But it was a fun trip while it lasted. As The Inputs we managed limited radio play of a song, Elvis Is Dead, which was intended for an album we recorded but lacked the production money to really market. We hoped this exposure would lead to a contract with a larger label, but the 1980 Jimmy Carter recession ruined that hope and left no real production money for the project as my record business became a financial drag during the recession.

Nowadays, I always get a new idea for a funny song but have nowhere to go with it. I sort of miss the band, but someday might put a new musical project together. A couple years ago a local punk band revived my "Elvis Is Dead" tune with even tougher lyrics. I certainly approved. I guess I'll always be a rebel at heart.

Did you guys get paid for t... (Below threshold)
89:

Did you guys get paid for the revival version, Paul H?

That was excellent.<p... (Below threshold)

That was excellent.

SNL should receive a fatwa in 1...2...3...

:)

Funny and creepy at the sam... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

Funny and creepy at the same time.

I'll tell you what's funny ... (Below threshold)
kim:

I'll tell you what's funny and creepy at the same time. Paul a punk rocker.

Actually, Paul, your personal vignettes make you lovable, and tolerable. Keep it up.
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Dang. I missed it. Youtub... (Below threshold)
bnorm:

Dang. I missed it. Youtube says the video is no longer available.

The video is also available... (Below threshold)
Greg:

The video is also available here:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=6200

The evening gown sprawled o... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

The evening gown sprawled on the piano, that's priceless!

Wow, it is so nice when we ... (Below threshold)
civildisobedience Author Profile Page:

Wow, it is so nice when we use our cultural talents to take down real enemies, and not just those we disagree with politically. What a great piece of work, and omg funny. Such happy thoughts at watching a real tyrant mocked so well...

If the entertainment media did more of these at our real enemies and threats to liberty, perhaps we wouldn't need brute force solutions as often. This could actually bring our people together while dividing theirs. Seek not to rationalize your enemies' bad actions, just mock them...

Kim, my mother was a stage ... (Below threshold)

Kim, my mother was a stage actress with the Civic Theatre for years and has an extensive scrapbook of her roles in theatre. I followed her lead by my onstage role as a small time stage entertainer for many years as well. I think of myself as an entertainer who loves to write on many topics outside of the stage.

The video was pulled by NBC... (Below threshold)
Kevin:

The video was pulled by NBC as the Digital Short was based upon a music sample of "Avril 14th" by Aphex Twin. NBC removed the link to the parody from their website as apparently Aphex Twin had not granted clearance to use the sample.




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