Re: "This Is Not Funny. This Is Insane": Social Media Buries SNL Celebrating Abortion With "Goober The Clown"

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Nov 10, 2021, 4:26:01 AM11/10/21
On 11/9/2021 11:47 AM, BTR1701 wrote:
> In article <smdvjh$40m$>,
> Ubiquitous <> wrote:
>> On Saturday, NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE ran a completely unfunny skit with
>> cast member Cecily Strong dressed as a clown named "Goober" boasting that she
>> had had an abortion before her 23rd birthday, declaring, "It's gonna happen
>> so it oughta be safe, legal and accessible."
>> SNL cast member Colin Jost "interviewed" Strong, beginning with this
>> preamble: "The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in Women's Whole
>> Health v. Texas about the controversial Texas law that essentially bans all
>> abortions after just six weeks. Here to cheer us up-- well, this can't be
>> right-- Goober the clown, who had an abortion when she was 23."
>> STRONG: Hey, hey! I'm Goober the clown.
>> JOST: So, Goober, you had an abortion when you were 23?
>> STRONG: Whoa. Slow down. I'm a clown. Let's clown around.
>> Hey, smell this flower.
>> JOST: You're not gonna squirt me, are ya?
>> STRONG: Oh, I would never.
>> JOST, bending toward her, "Okay."
>> STRONG, squirting him, "Oh, gotcha. Gotcha! I had an abortion the day
>> before my 23rd birthday!"
>> JOST, laughing, "Okay. It seems like you do want to talk about your
>> abortion."
>> STRONG: Well, actually, I really don't. But people keep bringing it
>> up, so I gotta keep talking about freaking abortion. But it's a
>> rough subject, so we're gonna do fun clown stuff to make it more
>> palatable. Whee! Hey, who wants a balloon animal? You want a giraffe?
>> JOST: You don't have to do this, Cecily?
>> STRONG: Who's Cecily? I'm Goober. And I wish I didn't have to do
>> this because the abortion I had at 23 is my personal clown business.
>> But that's all some people in this country wanna discuss all the
>> time, even though clown abortion was legalized in Clown v. Wade in
>> 1973. (handing him a balloon)
>> JOST: Can you stop saying clown abortion? And what is this?
>> STRONG: It's a worm, I don't know. Hey! Hey! Did you know one in
>> three clowns will have a clown abortion in her lifetime? You don't
>> cause they don't tell you. They don't even know how to talk to other
>> clowns about it, because when they do talk about it, if you were a
>> clown who wasn't a victim of something sad, like clowncest, they
>> think your clown abortion wasn't a righteous clown abortion, I mean,
>> what the dick is that?
>> JOST: I don't think you can say that word on the show.
>> STRONG: What, abortion?
>> JOST: I guess, kinda, yeah.
>> STRONG: You know, it's funny Colin, we're having fun, just laugh.
>> Pull my finger.
>> STRONG: Laugh. I need it. I need you to laugh so hard, like the way
>> I laughed when the doctor asked if I got pregnant on the way over to
>> the clinic, cause I wasn't very far along. And that is one of my
>> favorite jokes to this day. I love that joke; it's such a good joke,
>> not like a funny ha-ha joke, but like, a funny you're-not-an-awful-
>> person-and-your-life-isn't-over-now joke, the best kind. A honka
>> honka! Good horn!
>> I'm not a clown. And in the waiting room, they had a little guest
>> book where all the clowns could write their clown abortion story for
>> the next clown to read it so she wouldn't feel so alone. Awooga!
>> And then years later, you'll be at a dinner with a big group of
>> clowns. One clown will go out on a limb and say she's had an abortion
>> and then like eight other clowns at the table will say they've had
>> an abortion too cause that's how common it is, and then everyone's
>> excited and relieved to be talking about it, but it's like, "Wow!
>> We kept this secret for so long despite being so grateful it
>> happened." Honka honka!
>> JOST: So, I'm, wait, are clowns really women?
>> STRONG: Excuse me? Wow, okay, Colin Jost thinks women are clowns.
>> Cool.
>> JOST: That's not what I said.
>> STRONG, swallowing some helium: "Here's my truth. I know I wouldn't
>> be a clown on TV here today if it weren't for the abortion I had the
>> day before my 23rd birthday. Clowns have been helping each other end
>> their pregnancies since the caves. It's gonna happen so it oughta be
>> safe, legal, and accessible. We will not go back to the alley. I
>> mean, the last thing anyone wants is a bunch of dead clowns in a dark
>> alley."
>> JOST: "Goober the clown, everyone!"
> Wow, that was just hilarious. And the studio audience thought so too.
> You could tell by the silence after most of the jokes, and the audible
> groans through after some of them. Remember when the Left's mantra about
> abortion was that it should be "safe, legal, and rare"? Well, no more.
> Now it's "Be proud of your abortions, the more the better!"
> The usual leftist pundits are talking about how poignant and courageous
> this was and saying she should get an Emmy for it.
> ?!?!?!?
> It was one of the cringeyist things I've seen on TV in long time.

Lying as usual.

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