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From presidential power to Matt Lauer, Westchester gets its props on ‘SNL’

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Al Roker, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Brian Williams, Hillary Clinton, Matt Lauer, Saturday Night Live on Nov 05, 2007

billhill.jpgThis weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” opened with the setting of what viewers were told was the Clinton house in Chappaqua for a skit about Hillary Clinton hosting a Halloween party for fellow Democratic presidential candidates.

The skit featured the always-awesome Amy Poehler as Hillary and impressionist extraordinaire Darrell Hammond as Bill, and culminated with a Barack Obama impersonator removing his mask to reveal his true identity: Obama himself!

“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams did a really good job hosting, and one of his shining moments was captured in an SNL Digital Short about his work day. Halfway through the two-and-a-half minute clip, Williams opens the window in his 30 Rockefeller Plaza office and pelts former Westchester residents Matt Lauer and Al Roker with pennies; Lauer earned a penny in advance for his thoughts, literally cursing Williams off for the act. Hih. Lare.


By the way, this season of “Saturday Night Live” has been the best in six years. Although I missed the premiere with LeBron James, all three episodes that followed were excellent enough to watch all the way through. Slated to host this Saturday is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the show’s most underrated hosts of all time. The dude’s a natural. Hopefully the writers’ union will agree to a comfy contract soon.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

 
 
 
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