Obama meets Bartlet

Does it count as fanfic if the original author writes it?

By the way, if you haven't yet seen the SNL Palin/Clinton video, you really should. (Apparently NBC has been playing whack-a-mole to keep it off of the Youtubes, but it's still on Google Video.)

"Please, ask this one about dinosaurs!"

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17 Responses:

  1. omg

    i hadn't seen it yet. that was great. and THAT is a hilary i would have voted for.

  2. Thank you! I heard about this while we were in the wilds of Canada, but hadn't actually remembered to go look for it!
    man, that's both hilarious and terrifying.

  3. berry_k says:

    I just watched it on the NBC/SNL site...

  4. jcheshire says:

    They want you to watch the far better quality version they posted on Hulu the next morning.

    • ultranurd says:

      Do they get that much ad revenue from Hulu? If so, seems like what they'd want to do is get the videos taken down and replaced with a link to that, instead of just taken down. But I guess it's a precedent thing, if they don't try and take every copy down, they lose some of their justification in issuing the takedown requests?

      • ladykalessia says:

        I think it's more a matter of them not wanting to play in Google's pool, so they went and built their own. They may, at some point, decide that pool service is too much trouble/expensive and become a YouTube channel or something.

        • jcheshire says:

          I think it's less around maintaining the service and more around ad revenue. YouTube doesn't share their ad revenue as well as selling advertising by yourself.

      • remonstrare says:

        They don't lose any precedent, copyright infringement can be pursued at and time without any negative effect. You're thinking of trademarks, or the doctrine of laches for patents.

        But they know that every minute they wait, their hot, fresh content will be watched by someone on an unapproved link. That doesn't net them any money. That's reason enough.

  5. latemodel says:

    I want to see Martin Sheen do that bit. I suspect that he would if asked.

  6. Yup, I missed it too, so thanks for the repost.

  7. samluvsjoes says:

    Warren,
    You can still find the clip on http://www.hulu.com. And, since Hulu is "legal" it won't go away.
    Sam

  8. jkow says:

    Loved that, too. Actually it is possible to embed the NBC video on livejournal (as in here).

  9. greyface says:

    The irony, of course, is that Google owns YouTube anyway...

  10. belgand says:

    I'd been avoiding this because I simply cannot conceive of a universe where SNL is actually remotely watchable or has been so for well over a decade, but the fact that everyone keeps linking to this has just served to make me even more wary of it. If, however, jwz is recommending it, well... I feel that I can trust your judgment.

    Congrats, your opinion has outdone that of just about everyone else on the Internet including close friends.

    • jwz says:

      I wouldn't even consider actually watching SNL. But I can accept that, about once a year or so, they come up with 60 funny seconds.

      You shoot at the target often enough, you're gonna hit it eventually.