Adam Sandler Brings Back 'Opera Man' on SNL, Lampoons Politicians on Both Sides
Say what you will about Adam Sandler's current output, but there was a time when he was totes funny. The Sand-man showed he still has some kneeslappers left in him when he hosted SNL for the first time. In the episode Sandler brought back his famous "Opera Man" character and proceeded to lampoon the bejeezus out of pretty much everyone in politics.
See for yourself:
Kamala, Gilibrand, Klobuchar, Warren. They have slim chance-o, they no wear pants-o. Cory, Pete, and Beto will have to wait-o. Here we go again, 70-year-old men.
Gropa gropa, sniffa sniffa, young or olda, make no diffa. Joe, for this you go far-o. To win White House, you need to bang porn star-o.
Where did Barr go? He did not show. Check every single Wendy's.
Trumpa dumpa, Trumpa dumpa, I make-a da wall, I play-a da golf and they take-a da fall. Trumpa dumpa, Trumpa dumpa, they afraid to impeach. I get to make-a da wall, and Putin makes me his beetch.
Pardon me for just a moment.
Sure, there's plenty of digs at Trumpy in the bit, but Sandler didn't let the Democrats off the hook either. That alone makes this sketch noteworthy. The chuckle industry these days seems to be so one-sided. Which is why it's so refreshing when you see an equal opportunity ribbing.
Sketches like this are why we don't completely write off SNL. They still have it in them to be funny when they want to. Anything beats their usual schtick of hyper-partisan douchebaggery. Where Democrats are intelligent, well-meaning folk and people with R's after their names are sociopathic buffoons.
Hopefully, entertainment lefties will latch on to this trend and bring the funny business back from the dead. Though, there's certainly a lot of work to be done.
Speaking of that: