Wow, he really has the voice down! I hope this means the end of Fred Armisen's Obama impersonations. They are terrible!
I have no love for Armisen's Obama, but with respect to Pharoah's Obama, I would like to remind the SNL writers that an impression (even an accurate one) and a joke are two different things. The latter without the former isn't really any more interesting than a bad impression without a joke, which is what Armisen was doing.Also, as Ufford said, I hate the spelling of the kid's last name.
Agreed. The substantive content of this video doesn't matter; it's up to the writers to take this voice and do interesting things with it. Figure out what it is about Obama that you want to spoof.
I am extremely disappointed in the comic community for not mining the deep vein of Mother-in-Law humor, henpecked husband humor, and idiot dad humor that would seem entirely fitting given that we have a man in the White House whose household is otherwise entirely female.It's the perfect set up for a "That's My Bush" style bit of sitcom parody. Forego worrying about political or racial angles, and just turn Obama into an "According to Jim" like figure, and watch the hilarity ensue...