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SNL and the Post-Debate Fallout (The Horror, The Horror!)

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens October 7, 2012 at 10:40AM

It’s a good thing SNL had the presidential debate as fodder, because they absolutely wasted Daniel Craig. And while Jay Pharoah continues to struggle with his Obama impression (why the grimace? Obama doesn’t channel Denzel Washington) the sketches included a very funny, perfectly–targeted recreation of MSNBC’s post-debate coverage: the horror, the excuses, the Chris Matthews hysteria. 
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It’s a good thing SNL had the presidential debate as fodder, because they absolutely wasted Daniel Craig. And while Jay Pharoah continues to struggle with his Obama impression (why the grimace? Obama doesn’t channel Denzel Washington) the sketches included a very funny, perfectly–targeted recreation of MSNBC’s post-debate coverage: the horror, the excuses, the Chris Matthews hysteria. 

Here's the best sketch of the night:

The inevitable debate cold-open was more lackluster, but the Obama character did have one great line, when he responded to a question from Jim Lehrer with, “You two go ahead.”

You can find the best Daniel Craig sketch - the lesser-known Bond girls, including Fred Armisen as Penny Marshall - here.

This article is related to: Saturday Night Live, Television, Television, SNL, Daniel Craig, Jay Pharoah, Jason Sudeikis, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, SNL debate sketch, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Bond girls, Fred Armisen, Penny Marshall

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