Peter Sperry

Could our skin be any thinner? SNL makes jokes about lawyers, politicians, priests, doctors, actors, liberals, conservatives, progressives, cooks, soup nazis etc. Some of their best material has been pointed at themselves. So now they run a skit getting a few laughs from stereotypes that are painful precisely because they contain a small amount of truth (if you didn’t recognize at least one current or former coworker, you haven’t been in government very long) and Govloopers become offended enough to attract attention from the WaPo? Let’s get over ourselves. SNL is a comedy show and the skit was at least mialdly amusing, nothing more. Complaining about unfair representations by comedians only reinforces the sterotype.

BTW, if you think their parody of government workers hurts, think of what they could do with social media! 😉