Funny, because it’s true! SNL Obama skit: ‘I don’t know how money works’

Zing! “Saturday Night Live” took on President Obama last night.

Bad or oh-so-good? Twitter users were loving it.

Mediaite has a video clip; Watch and giggle madly.

More from Mediaite:

Saturday Night Live opened tonight’s episode taking on the big sequestration fight in Congress, with Jay Pharaoh as President Obama admitting to the American people that “I really have no idea how money works or how budgets work,” but did his best to explain to the American people the real-world effects of the budget cuts.

Of course, Obama helped put all this into perspective by saying we’ll forget this in a month because we’ll have an even worse crisis to deal with.

Heh. Forward!

Twitter users point out their favorites lines and continue to giggle madly.

Not everyone found it so hysterical, of course. The truth hurts. Waah!

Sigh. Raaaaacist! Pitiful whining aside, the skit was a win on Twitter.


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  • Alyson Stewart

    I quit watching SNL years ago because of all the far left leaning skits. It became just another political pandering show. I hope that is changing, but I’ll wait awhile before I tune back in.

  • TugboatPhil

    I can’t wait for the Regressive outrage against the “racists” at SNL. Should be a good week for popcorn sales.

    • pajamakat

      What size popcorn?? Careful, Bloomberg may have something to say about that.

      • TugboatPhil

        Better make sure we get the extra trans-fat oil while it’s still legal (outside NYC)

  • Maxx

    Liberal newcomers to SNL comment: “The fact that they would use a white comedian in blackface to insult the President’s intellect is appalling…they should fire that racist”

    “Hello McFlies…..Jay Pharoah is Black”

    “Ah……well, like we were saying, nothing but an Uncle Tom…House….”

    • texbat

      the first guy to do obama for snl was white

      • Patrick Dennehy

        Fred Armisen? is white? He’s of Venezuelan, Japanese, and German decent. I guess that’s white. About as white as Obama…

        • TugboatPhil

          He’s of the newest ethnic demographic, “White Hispanic.”

          • IceColdTroll

            Lol, well done!
            Psst — Hi Tug!

          • Spatial Awareness

            BRAVO! XD

          • Patrick Dennehy

            Cablasian is my personal fav

  • skhpcola

    SNL does skits like this one to parody *us*. They think that they’re ridiculing how conservatives (and honest progtards) view Ozero. They are immune to reality and believe that mocking their idol is mocking patriots that actually want to see the return of American Exceptionalism. Ha! Like that’s going to happen while Buhraq, Dingy Harry, and Pelousy are in charge of the dystopian, dysfunctional Democrap cult.

    • IceColdTroll

      Maybe so, but they still managed to set a lot of lefty hackles a-quiverin!

  • Tangchung

    “I don’t know how money works – because I never had a job”
    (Fixed it)

    • syvyn11

      (fixing your fix) “I don’t know how money works – because I never had a job outside of Government.”

      • Tangchung

        “I don’t know how money works – because I never worked for money”
        (Fixing your fix to my fix)

        • TugboatPhil

          “I don’t know how money works – because I choomed my way through high school and college, with other people paying for it.”

        • Catchance

          (Fixing your fix to his fix to your fix): “I don’t know how money works because the jobs I’ve had have never had to make a profit.”

          • Tangchung

            touché :-)

          • FBIkidnappedME

            They’re trying to intentionally bankrupt the nation. They cannot create a socialist America with everyone dependent upon the government without first scrapping Capitalism.

          • Spatial Awareness

            Capitalism NEVER dies, it just gets renamed the “blackmarket”. ~_^
            P.S. I know. RACIST. >:^]

          • beebop1952

            And someone else has always paid for my stuff. Does he know that cigarettes are now $11 a pack in his “home town” of Chicago? Does he think that people are acually going to reach in to their own pockets and PAY that? Or does he think the underground economy will take over? God. The ignorance of how things get done is just mind blowing.

    • lainer51

      and because I am really dumb!!

    • grais

      Hey, he scooped ice cream, you racist.
      ; )

  • rinodino

    That skit was funny but also when they clowned Scalia on the snl news segment was funny as well… But no mention of that, hmmmm lol

    • Corey Dennison


      point of the article zooms over rinodino’s head.


    • Catchance

      Ah, poor Rino. Every single one of your posts always points out how someone on the right either did the same terrible thing as what we’re mocking, or, as in this case, that a left-wing NBC show (but I repeat myself) actually did a snarky skit about a conservative judge. Next time, try coming up with an actual, you know, FACT as to why you think we’re wrong, such as: The skit was funny, but Obama really does know his budget facts, because…. um… oh, wait.

    • TocksNedlog

      Feel free to launch your “Uncontrollable Twitches” site at any time.

    • Guest


  • journogal

    Will CNN again fact-check the SNL skit like they did the last time? One can only hope…

  • capisce

    nationwide, dems have no idea why this is funny.

    • conservativechick

      Obama does, however, fully understand how to spend the green stuff!

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Obama hates to be ridiculed, so keep it up.

    • Catchance

      Yup. I wonder what kind of email the folks at SNL are going to get after this.

      • almarquardt

        Or a half-hour tirade on the phone from Gene Sperling explaining how “they’re going to regret that.”

        • Spatial Awareness

          Bob Woodward is wiping his brow, in relief, as we type. ~_^

      • Spatial Awareness

        SNL is going to “REGRET” their skit. O.o

        • almarquardt

          Looks like you and I were typing at the same time to make the same comment. Great minds, eh?

      • lainer51

        they will be getting the same phone call that Bob Woodward got – ‘You will be sorry”

  • Stan

    SNL gets around to making fun of everybody sooner or later. If its funny laugh, if not sulk. Liberals cant see humor unless its directed at the GOP.

    • Roto

      or directed at a Down Syndrome baby… or a woman with Multiple Sclerosis…

  • GTJessop

    Depressing to know that half of these chuckleheads laughing at the skit probably voted for the Dunce.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Half? No 99% +/- 1% margin of error

  • Kabong30

    It’s funny, dems are fine when Will Farrell makes a bajillion dollars off his “W” impression (which I can admit, had funny moments) but God forbid someone mock the “serious” president “O”. I think the reality is that they know he’s a potential gaffe machine on the magnitude of Biden and they’re praying he doesn’t lose his TelePrompTer. Jedi Mind-Meld anyone?

    • orringtonmom (D)


  • mike_in_kosovo

    Art imitates life…

  • Orlando Cee

    What the hell…did a light bulb go on over there???

  • Scott Anderson

    I’m relieved they waited until after his re-election to notice he’s a jug-eared failure.

  • Rulz

    Do they get a free pass because it’s NBC?

    I just think if Rush Limbaugh did it would be called “racist”, despite the fact that El Rushbo’s leading call screener is African-American.

  • geronl

    Somehow, saying Obama doesn’t understand the economy is racist?? really?

    • yahneverknow

      lol. I’m guessing that they thought the last part, The Village People + YMCA lyrics, was racist. Silly oblivious leftists. They should only be allowed to have 2 working keys on their keyboards.

      B & A

  • TomJB

    I can’t get the skit to load. It might just be my connection, but seeing that it is on, I smell a rat!

    • [email protected]

      they deleted it from the OnDemand broadcast, probably deleted it from their website, too.

  • dunst43

    Remember when Eddie Murphy claimed to be President Reagan’s illegitimate son? Now that was funny stuff.

  • Guest

    How would Obama know how ANYTHING works,
    he has never had a paying job, except as a welfare organizer in Chicago.

  • [email protected]

    glad someone posted the clip here b/c NBC scrubbed it from the OnDemand broadcast

  • Corey Dennison

    ooooh they don’t like it when you feed medicine both ways around here…

    What the hell? Does anyone have their Dumbass-to-English dictionary on them?