SNL’s ‘Carville’ on Tea Parties: ‘Crazy people don’t like to be teased’
Bill Hader reprised his role as James Carville on Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment Saturday.
SNL’s crazy Carville poked fun at Tea Partiers who are upset at President Barack Obama for saying they should be thankful for lowered taxes.
“The whole thing just goes to show ya, crazy people don’t like to be teased,” Carville said. “They got no sense of humor. You’re never gonna see a Comedy Central roast of Charlie Manson, you know, he wouldn’t get it. I know I look like a cajun Gollum and I know I scare babies, but I can laugh about it, you know.”
Carville dismissed reports that Tea Party people are serious, relevant political players.
“The point is, Tea Party people, you can’t dress how you dress and not expect jokes,” he said. “Tell me something, which founding father wore a tri-corner hat with an Orlando Magic jersey?”
He also mocked the notion that Tea Party activists are highly educated.
“Do they just get on the phone and say we’re having a rally in 90 seconds, bring a sign! I don’t believe these people are the cream of the crop. They’re more like the water on top of the yogurt. You know, when you open a yogurt and there’s a foggy water there and you’re like come on! Yogurt, be cool.”
At a Democratic fundraiser in Miami on tax day, the president said he was “amused” by the theme of the rallies held by furious protesters across the nation.
“I’ve been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes,” Obama said, to laughter and applause from the audience. “You would think they would be saying thank you. That’s what you’d think.”
About 47 percent of American households will pay no income tax for 2009.
This video is from NBC’s Saturday Night Live, broadcast April 17, 2010.