SNL’s version of Sharpton, played by Kenan Thompson, interviewed an unpaid contributor for The Huffington Post, played by Paul Rudd. Like in past SNL treatment, Sharpton once again struggled with his guest’s name. But once they got past that, the two discussed the ‘fixed’ Obamacare website — the URL of which the Reverend was unable to read correctly — that can now handle 800,000 users.
“Wow, that’s 200,000 short of a butt-load,” Sharpton exclaimed.
The host pointed out that many sources verify the healthcare law is working. Problem is, Sharpton only cited official White House sources.
“How much more evidence do we need?” he asked his guest.
And even though he thinks the American people need health insurance, the fake Sharpton said he personally did not trust the idea of buying health insurance. When he needs to pay a big doctor bill, he just sells one of his “custom Puma track suits with the clerical collar built in.” But victims of shingles, diabetes and the deadly knockout game do need the insurance, Sharpton stressed while confusing the knockout game with a knock-knock joke.
Sharpton also seemingly didn’t understand how Twitter works.
“Send us a tweet,” the faux Reverend told his viewers. “It’s so easy. Tweet whatever you like. Just put it in a envelope and send it to Politics Nation…”
The sketch ended with the fake Reverend reading the side of the TV camera, thinking it was the teleprompter. He just doesn’t get it.
Watch the segment below: