It’s taken them long enough to lay a glove on the failed president and now they actually have a guy who can plausibly play Obama. But the highlight of this spot from Saturday Night Live is Kenan Thompson playing the hallucinating sign language guy.
That “sign language guy” just won’t go away.
The South African deaf interpreter who signed what amounted to gibberish during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service last week was spoofed in the opening skit on the latest Saturday Nigh Live, by actors portraying both him and President Obama.
Ersatz signer Thamsanqa Jantjie “clearly had no idea what he was doing,” Obama, played by cast member Jay Pharaoh, said in the spoof presidential address — only to be joined at the podium moments later by a grinning and gesticulating Kenan Thompson.
“We have our best people working on it,” “Obama” insisted of the Obamacare website woes, as Thompson used both hands to trace the silhouette of a curvaceous woman and then flashed two thumbs up.
Pharaoh soon summoned a pair of fake Secret Service agents to drag the fake signer away.