Hillary Clinton is set to appear on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live alongside current Hillary impersonator Kate McKinnon this weekend. The fact that she turned down an opportunity to speak before the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s most prominent LGBT organization, tells you how much of a priority this appearance is.
But it’s not like Hillary hasn’t appeared on SNL before. She did so during the 2008 campaign with Amy Poehler, who was then impersonating her. Fat lot of good that did her. So I don’t see Hillary having a “sock it to me” moment like Richard Nixon did on the season premiere of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In during the 1968 campaign (please see video posted below).
Here’s a piece that Noel Murray wrote for the A.V. Club about Nixon’s Laugh-In appearance several years ago. What struck me most about it was the fact that Laugh-In had a truly diverse mix of writers. Some were young liberals like future SNL producer Lorne Michaels while others were conservatives like head writer Paul W. Keyes who had written jokes for Nixon’s speeches in the past and had arranged his appearance.
Today you would be hard pressed to find a conservative writer on any TV show. I’m sure they are around, but they tend to keep quiet about it so they can keep on working.
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