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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:15 PM

I love Jim Carrey but can't stand his Joe Biden imitation on SNL

It reminds me of his fire Marshall character on living color. It is just a turn off to me.

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Reply I love Jim Carrey but can't stand his Joe Biden imitation on SNL (Original post)
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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:18 PM

1. SNL has never worked hard enough to develop their Joe Biden character. Satire needs some truth

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:39 PM

14. I really never cared for Jason Sudeikis's version

of Joe Biden. He came across as too dopey and clueless. I have a few issues with Jim Carrey's Biden, but it is an improvement over previous impersonations. I loved Carrey's James Bond like entrance to the debates. Though exaggerated, it was something Joe has done. Carrey also does the a decent caricature of the Biden smile.

My primary issue is when Carrey plays Biden as forgetful and a bit senile. This just plays into the Trump campaign's characterization of a demented Joe, which I find highly offensive. I see no reason to reinforce Trump's cruel and misleading attacks on our candidate.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:57 PM

17. I never like Sudeikis as Biden either. The senility character is just laziness I think.

And I do find it very offensive. Not just because it’s a lie about Joe, but there are people who are suffering with this issue in their families, it’s not funny.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:06 PM

20. Yes, exactly

It is like making fun of a condition that many people suffer from and as you say, it also is not true. I expected any SNL version of Joe to be over the top, so I wasn't offended by the exaggerations for the most part. The thing is an exaggeration has to be based on something that is true. It can't just be fabricated out of thin air.

Yes Joe has slowed down as he has gotten older as we all do, but that is not an indication of diminished cognitive ability. At his last town hall, he showed that he is as sharp as a tack. He is one of the more intelligent and competent people in government, but rarely gets much credit.

Joe would be the first person to laugh at his own foibles, just as long as they are based in reality.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:26 PM

22. All true. I think he's gained some wisdom more than slow down. He's not as quick to make wisecracks

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Response to Walleye (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:29 PM

25. I noticed a big change in Joe

after his son Beau died. That combined with the public accusations about being too touchy-feely with people seemed to drain a some of the exuberance out of him. He's a bit quieter and more subdued, but I suppose it also makes him come across as more presidential. Of course, throw in the pandemic and it is hard for Joe to connect with people without reaching out to grab people's hands or give them a big hug.

Like everyone else, he has adapted and he is still Joe. He still listens intently when people speak and makes eye contact. He still projects profound compassion and understanding.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:53 PM

27. All true. He did get more serious after Beau's death.

But he still the same loving Joe. It used to be called gravitas. I admire him so much. He knew all the shit that would be thrown at him. And now he’s willing to go into office with this country in the worst mess it’s been in a long time. He’s doing this for us, not for the glory. He knows he will be judged on how he cleans up the disaster left by trump and Putin.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:42 PM

29. Oh I agree entirely

There was a time when Joe really wanted to be president, but I am confident that he had let his younger ambitions go and would have been content to teach law and spend time with his grandchildren. I sincerely believe that this run for president is truly because of his desire to serve. I think he has put his ego on the shelf and is doing what he feels needs to be done.

This is a much more mellow and humble Joe Biden, one who is about to take on a tremendous burden and he will do it with dignity, competence, and selflessness. Its funny, after all these years, who would have thought that THIS would be his time? Surely not him. Life is funny like that.

I don't think we'll be disappointed.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #29)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:46 PM

30. He is such the perfect man for the moment, we are actually lucky he didn't win in his 1st time

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Response to Walleye (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:55 PM

31. Yes we are

If someone could travel back in time and reassure him if that it is okay, his time is yet to come. Everything has prepared him for this moment. Guess you really never are too old.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:15 PM

32. What about Woody Harrelson

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Response to Tribetime (Reply #32)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 09:18 PM

33. I liked him better, but the writers just can't get Joe's personality

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:19 PM

2. Ya, it's not funny. nt

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:21 PM

3. I think he is great! nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:37 PM

23. Yeah, I don't have a problem with it either.

I think he is funny and that's pretty much the point.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:21 PM

4. Yeah just goofy

Nothing based in reality

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:23 PM

5. I would agree...

It’s not my favorite political character they’ve ever developed. Biden might be a little bit like Obama...hard to make fun of.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:46 PM

24. Larry David's impersonation of Bernie Sanders is my favorite recent one.

He is just so much like Bernie and Bernie is pretty funny anyhow.

I agree some people are harder to parody.

For Obama, I did get a kick out the "Rock Obama" skit where Obama turns into the Rock when he gets angry (which happened only in Rahm Emanuel's dreams because Obama was so calm). It worked well because the Rock's voice is so similar to Obama's and he kind of seems like the Hulk version of Obama. That skit was great.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:23 PM

6. Agreed. There are plenty of ways they could poke some fun at Biden

without embracing the right wing confused/dementia talking points. Surprises me a little to see Carrey doing that, as brutal as he has been on Trump, but yeah, it is reminiscent of Fire Marshall Bill.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:43 PM

16. Exactly

I liked a lot about Carrey's performance, but that part is totally unacceptable and uncalled for.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:25 PM

7. I think there is way too much of Carrey and his mouth and not enough Joe in his impersonation.

By mouth I mean his forced, over enthusiastic smile/teeth/grin. It reminds me of every movie he was in that he makes faces. There is no Joe there at all.

It is not worth me staying up late to catch it.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:29 PM

8. Opposite for me

Can't stand Carrey, don't mind his Biden. That said, all his characters are the same ol' goofy faces and they all get old.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:30 PM

9. We all need to keep our sense of humour

The republicans have none.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:31 PM

10. SNL doing poor job

Too much sucking up to NBC and undeserved slams at Democratic candidates.
Lorne Michaels closet Republican?

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:33 PM

11. I think Jim Carrey could do a good Ted Cruz.

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Response to SaveOurDemocracy (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:35 PM

13. Yeah with a creepy beard like Cruz has

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:34 PM

12. I'm not a fan of his.

Never have been. I'm also not a fan of his Biden impersonation.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:41 PM

15. Agreed

Turned it off about 10 seconds after he came on.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:58 PM

18. Can't stand anything he's in.

He might be a good guy but just NO.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 01:22 PM

19. The Show Jumped The Shark Long Ago

And the senile Biden bit is just the latest indication

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:20 PM

21. I have a bigger problem with the writing than with him

Satire is supposed to be based in truth and most of what they are saying about Biden isn't true. I watched the townhall and he was in the chair the entire time, he gave coherent answers to the questions and, if anything, went into too much detail.

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Response to dsc (Reply #21)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:42 PM

26. Exactly. They could make fun of

all the detail, do over-the-top empathy... and get his mannerisms down at least a little.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:01 PM

28. When "The Onion" did a series of "Joe Biden stories" during the Obama Presidency, these were

funnier than any of the stuff SNL has done on the subject of Joe Biden. Why, look - here they are for everyone's perusal!

https://interactives.theonion.com/biden/

WASHINGTON—Taking advantage of the warm spring weather Monday, Vice President Joe Biden parked his 1981 Trans Am in the White House driveway, removed his undershirt, and spent a leisurely afternoon washing the muscle car and drinking beer.

"This baby just needs a little scrub down," said Biden, addressing a tour group as he tucked the sweat-covered top into the belt loop of his cutoff jean shorts. "Gotta get her looking good so I can impress the chicks when I'm cruising down Pennsylvania [Avenue]."

White House aides said that Biden pulled into the driveway shortly before noon, the chorus of Night Ranger's ("You Can Still) Rock In America" blaring from his car's stereo. According to witnesses, Biden spent several minutes maneuvering the Trans Am into the perfect spot, and was observed drumming his fingers on the steering wheel until the song came to a close.

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