SNL and The Presidency: 1975-2008 by BarkerC

Champion(s):

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Runner(s)-Up:

AdamKing


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about Saturday Night Live's depictions of U.S. Presidential politics from 1975 to 2008.

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Questions:

Fill in the blank: In the 1976 debate sketch, faced with a question about the Humphrey-Hawkins Bill and the relationship of GNP growth and the relative cost of the bill, Chevy Chase's President Ford said "It was my understanding that there would be no [BLANK] in this debate."

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Math

In a Franken/Davis penned sketch from 1976, Madeline Kahn's Pat Nixon writes in her diary about "The Final Days" of the Nixon White House. Dan Aykroyd played a morose and potentially insane Richard Nixon while what other Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Player portrayed Henry Kissinger, including a debate over whether he would pray with the President and a mention of telling Strategic Air Command to ignore all presidential orders.

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John Belushi

In 1979, combining a popular film, a major news event from Pennsylvania, and President Carter's background as a nuclear engineer, an extended sketch about a disaster at Two Mile Island creating The Amazing Colossal President was launched when someone spilled a soft drink into the control panel of a nuclear reactor, creating this condition. (Really, any cola does it, except for 7-Up, because it's the un-cola)

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The Pepsi Syndrome

In one of his few outings as the 40th President, this SNL cast member played "Ronald Reagan: Mastermind" in a 1986 sketch implying that Reagan's public denials of his knowledge of the workings of the Iran-Contra Affair were just a ruse.

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Phil Hartman

In the 1988 Debate Sketch, after non-sensical answers about the key to SDI being a time machine and an extended discussion of whether Bush's response took the full allocated 90 seconds, this cast member's Governor Dukakis says in moderate exasperation "I can't believe I'm losing to this guy!"

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Jon Lovitz

Seeking to bolster American sentiment with a second valedictory address in the wake of the conclusion of the Gulf War, Dana Carvey's President Bush earns too many ill-timed standing ovations from this guest host's Dan Quayle. (As a hint: The guest host was there plugging his new movie The Hard Way, with James Woods.)

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Michael J. Fox

Fill in the blank (all blanks are the same word): President Clinton: ( chews his McMuffin ) Mmm.. that's a good question. Yes, I do.. and let me tell you why. See, right now, we're sending in.. ( holds us McMuffin ) ..food.. ( puts McMuffin in front of Male Customer ) ..to Somalia.. but it's not getting to the people who need it because.. ( brings McMuffin back to himself ) ..it's being intercepted by the [BLANK].. ( chews McMuffin some more ) And it's not just us. It's other countries, too.. ( grabs a McNugget from another customer ) Your McNugget is aid from Great Britain.. ( takes it to other customer, then gobbles it down ) ..intercepted by [BLANK]! ( grabs someone's Filet-o-Fish ) This man's Filet-o-Fish over here is relief from Italy.. ( pops it in his mouth ) ..[BLANK]! And you can send all the food you want.. ( grabs different items ) ..a McDLT, hot apple pie.. it's just gonna end up with.. ( puts it all in his mouth ) ..the [BLANK]!

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Warlords!

On Weekend Update, "Critic's Corner with President Clinton" reviewed three films during the 1995-97 seasons. Name any two of the three movies, all of which feature a President, that Darrell Hammond's President Clinton reviewed.

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Absolute Power, The American President, and Independence Day

The February 13, 1999 episode featured a cold open with an "obviously contrite" President Clinton holding a Press Conference in the Rose Garden where Hammond's President Clinton uttered what three words before walking away from the podium, before walking back and saying "Next time, you best bring Kryptonite."

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I. Am. Bulletproof.

Two Answers Required: At the end of the first 2000 Debate Sketch, Chris Parnell's Jim Lehrer asks both Darrell Hammond's Al Gore and Will Ferrell's George W. Bush asks "each candidate to sum up, in a single word, the best argument for his candidacy." What word did Gore choose and what "word" did Bush choose?

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lock-box and strategery

In the first Debate Sketch of the 2004 election, Chris Parnell's Jim Lehrer asks Will Forte's George W. Bush to explain Phase Two of the Invasion of Iraq. Bush responds: "As we all know, there are those in Iraq who want freedom- who don't want freedom for that country. The Saddam loyalists, the insurgents, the terrorists. In Phase Two we smoke these folks out, by letting them think they're winning, you know. Convincing them that we don't know what we're doing." What did President Bush label Phase Two?

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The Lulling Phase

During the 2008 campaign, it was noticed how much Tina Fey bore a resemblance to Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. What SNL cast member played Joe Biden opposite Fey's Palin in the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate Sketch, moderated by Queen Latifah's Gwen Ifill?

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Jason Sudeikis