“there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back”
Actor and comedian Rob Schneider is one of the few openly right-leaning entertainers in the United States.
He appeared on Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s, and criticized the program during a recent interview with Glenn Beck.
Schneider accused the show of going too far left politically and pointed to one moment that ended the show as a comedy enterprise.
FOX News reports:
Rob Schneider says ‘SNL’ was ‘over’ after Kate McKinnon’s performance of ‘Hallelujah’ as Hillary Clinton
Rob Schneider voiced his opinion on the moment that he knew “Saturday Night Live” was “over.”
The 58-year-old “SNL” alum told podcast host Glenn Beck that he believed the famous post-2016 U.S. presidential election cold open in which Kate McKinnon performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as Hillary Clinton was the NBC comedy sketch series’ undoing.
“I hate to crap on my own show,” the “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” star said during a Saturday appearance on “The Glenn Beck Podcast.”
He continued, “When Hillary Clinton lost — which is understandable. She’s not exactly the most likable person in the room. And then when Kate McKinnon went out there on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the cold opening and all that, and she started dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she started playing ‘Hallelujah.’ I literally prayed, ‘Please have a joke at the end.’
“Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’ And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.’”…
In “SNL’s” first episode following Clinton’s election loss to Donald Trump, the show opened with McKinnon in character as the former presidential hopeful. The visibly emotional comedienne played a somber rendition of “Hallelujah” on the piano before turning to the camera and saying, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.”
Watch the clip of Schneider talking about this below:
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 29, 2022
In case you’ve forgotten, this really was pathetic.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) November 13, 2016
Stephen L. Miller suggests that the show jumped the shark when they sang “To Sir, With Love” to then outgoing President Obama.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 29, 2022
I once made a similar point about the show singing “All I Want for Christmas is You” to Robert Mueller.
The women of SNL singing 'All I Want for Christmas is You' to Robert Mueller in 2018 was a major turning point for the show. This is where the mask really came off. pic.twitter.com/jF0qT7IuyU
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) May 14, 2022
Cast member Kenan Thompson recently said that it might be time to retire the show. He’s right.
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