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SNL + Clint Eastwood = Best Spoof Ever (Videos)

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On: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:55AM | By: Chris Salamone


SNL + Clint Eastwood = Best Spoof Ever (Videos)

 After Clint Eastwood’s “Halftime in America” spot aired, Fox News fans everywhere collectively cringed in discomfort – well except in the UK and Canada, where Fox is banned. Many spectators were left inspired, but perhaps just as many felt confused by Eastwood’s supposed Chrysler endorsement. In our time of political jockeying and accepted corporate intertwining with the government, people raised questions about the advertisement’s intended goal. Was Chrysler selling cars or Obama’s 2012 candidacy?

As has become something of a norm in the United States, we feel compelled to be distracted or laugh at our present situation, much like the Roman Empire’s emphasis on satire or overly-aggressive sporting events. Which is what makes SNL so ridiculously entertaining: the wackier our society gets, the more material there is to comment on. Take the music videos of the 1990s and early 2000s, for example. These look like the inspirational blueprint for SNL’s vastly popular Lonely Island series. And Clint Eastwood’s original spot provides the perfect backdrop for a little SNLification. Nothing says ‘spoof’ like an aging gunslinger giving a pep talk.

To be fair, the title is a bit of a misnomer. SNL actually created two videos, for our third and fourth quarters respectively. Perhaps the best quip comes during the first video, when Eastwood emphatically states: “We’re in the third quarter now, America, and we’re way behind. So I don’t care if Obama runs the ball or Romney throws a touchdown or Ron Paul kicks a field goal with those tiny little chicken legs. I’ll tell you right now though; I ain’t putting Santorum in the game. He can stand on the sideline, doing cheers in his little sweater vests.”

Although, that is not to say you shouldn’t watch both third and fourth quarter videos. Each is hilarious in its own right, one focusing on politics and the other on international competition with the Chinese. As you may recall from a recent Clint Eastwood gem, Gran Torino, the actor has a lot to say about Asian Americans – mostly in reference to his lawn.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Both videos are presented below and, as a test of might, see if you can make it through both without laughing. You might have to channel a little piece of advice from our friend, The Outlaw Josey Wales: “Now, remember, things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. Cause if you lose your head and you give up, then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”

WARNING: These videos contain some potentially offensive language and over-the-top, farcical opinions.




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Sami18 | 10:43AM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

The videos our hilarious, but i though Clint Eastwood commercial for the super bowl was pretty good.


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Stephy21 | 12:50PM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

Now this is hilarious but i was a little shocked when i seen the super bowl commercial ad and i heard Clint Eastwood's voice and i thought to myself isn't Eminem suppose to be in the commercial but it was a good commercial but a weird mix.



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