SNL Cold Open: Boehner and Obama Discuss Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Posted on December 9, 2012

SNL Skit Boehner and Obama Discuss FIscal Cliff

For the Saturday Night Live cold open, President Obama (Jay Pharoah) and John Boehner (Bill Hader) have a press conference to announce a deal on the fiscal talks. Obama agrees not to raise taxes, because he feels so sorry for Boehner. Boehner reveals that as soon as he agreed to put tax hikes on the table, his fellow Republicans turned on him utilizing vicious pranks such as putting a rubber snake in his office to intimidate him. They pantsed him and shoved him into the women's restroom. They took his lunch milk away and wouldn't sit with him. Obama finally took pity on this "poor, orange man." It's simply ridiculous...and it's hilarious. Hader is especially good as the morose Boehner, and Pharoah's Obama impersonation is getting better with each outing:

Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC

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