Friday, October 31, 2008

Live from New York: It's ME ME ME ME!

More evidence of how important Keith Olbermann truly is: his very own parody on Saturday Night Live.
Ben Affleck, who’s hosting “Saturday Night Live” this week, was rehearsing a skit this afternoon mocking Keith Olbermann when Olbermann himself got past security to watch, according to a source with knowledge of the incident. A source described the skit as “savage,” in portraying Olbermann as a deranged person living at home with his mother. Affleck, said a source, became uneasy with Olbermann in attendance at the 3 p.m., closed-set rehearsal. But Olbermann, through a spokesman, was complimentary on his first time being mocked on "SNL" — a position his MSNBC colleague Chris Matthews has been in over the years.
“I’m not Sarah Palin,” Olbermann said. “I know how valuable it is to me. And it’s funny."
Okay actually? The Ego isn't too happy to know he's being mocked but is more thrilled to know that he is known.

5 comments:

lk said...

A parody of Keith? Isn't that redundant? He's already turned into a parody of himself.

flowergirl said...

Of course it's valuable to him. It's free publicity. It'll probably boost his ratings..for a short time.

marinara said...

Keith, you should have known your presence would intimidate the actors. Is that why you went?

Oh, I get it. This was a pre-emptive strike for when the FOX Fiends try to make fun of you and say how embarrassed and furious you must be about the skit, then you will claim, "I already knew about it. I saw them rehearsing it, and I like it."

Good move, Keith. But, as always, your fans will believe you, and the FOX-o-files will believe whoever they favor over there on FOX.

marinara said...

Now that I've seen the SNL skit, I'd say it was pretty accurate, except for the part about having a cat and living with mother.

That brings up another question, though. Maybe Keith crashed the party to make sure they didn't say anything about him living with a 25-year-old, so they substituted the mother/cat thing. I mean, if they were going to make fun of him, why wouldn't they have mentioned a supposedly integral part of his life?

LK said...

I doubt she was mentioned originally and think the script is what it was from the get-go. He just fits the sterotype of someone with a lot of issues who would still live with his Mommy. But I bet he won't shut up about the GF or at least references her in some way, shape, or form on CD this week.