Al Gore on SNL skit: What Up With That?

Irony abounds. I wonder what Gore was thinking during all this?

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Jeff Larson
November 22, 2009 11:32 am

Pretty cool – superimposing his plug for his book with “What up with That?” I think Gore got dissed.

Gary Hladik
November 22, 2009 11:32 am

Wow! Somehow they packed just as much science into a short skit as Al has in his whole book!

John F. Hultquist
November 22, 2009 11:36 am

Gore thinks? Come on!

JP Miller
November 22, 2009 11:42 am

?? What the H is up with that?? Was this a real skit or what exactly? My reaction is that this looked to be a total send up of Gore — how else to explain it? Someone, help me understand this or is my naive reaction exactly right?

November 22, 2009 11:42 am

Hehe. I just managed to sneak this one past Joes defences at
Wonder how long it’ll stay up. 🙂
stroller says:
November 22, 2009 at 2:38 pm
I wondered why it had been so windy lately. It’s Kevin Trenberths’s arms waving about like windmills and Joe exhaling high speed hot air.
Party’s over lads. Sorry.

November 22, 2009 11:45 am

That was (and I never do this caps/hypenating) H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! Looks like a burn both ways, though. Portraying Wattsup as nothing more than an annoying interruption, if the skit has any more meaning than it lets on. Still, Gore had to be a little uncomfortable sitting through that one.
REPLY: I don’t know if the title was a reference to WUWT, or mere coincidence based on the social meme presented. Curious either way. What would be funny would be if Gore didn’t know ahead of time. Of course, he’s so insulated from reality he may not even know of WUWT, the blog. – Anthony

November 22, 2009 11:58 am

Here is an alternative:
Piers Corbyn delivers his opening remarks at the ‘Climate Change, the Solar Weather Technique and the Future of Forecasting’ Conference. Imperial College, London. 28th October 2009.

Arn Riewe
November 22, 2009 12:03 pm

If Gore was trying to plug his book, which of course he was, how pathetic. The skit was pretty weak in my mind, and Al came off looking even weaker. It made him look like part of a joke, which is of course what he is.
I’m sure the WUWT title was surely coincidental. Would anyone really believe the writers at SNL have any knowledge of it?

November 22, 2009 12:03 pm

REPLY: I don’t know if the title was a reference to WUWT, or mere coincidence based on the social meme presented. Curious either way. What would be funny would be if Gore didn’t know ahead of time. Of course, he’s so insulated from reality he may not even know of WUWT, the blog. – Anthony
Totally agree with every portion of that statement. I still found it extremely funny, regardless.

November 22, 2009 12:04 pm

It would seem as though Al Gore found a great way to have made a great fool of himself.
As for the “Whats up with that” routine, as is said in show biz, any publicity is good publicity. I don’t see the hits on this web site declining.

November 22, 2009 12:06 pm

for non Americans

Jim B in Canada
November 22, 2009 12:15 pm

With SNL the shots of Obama on recent episodes and now this “Watt’s up With That”, poke at Gore do we dare think that some with slightly more conservative attitudes has managed to wrangle a writers job at SNL?
Actually SNL over has done a good job of shifting alliances to mock the powers that be, so this might be a more than mere coincidence.
On a side note there must be someone out there in then internets who has ability to “fix” the unfortunate spelling mistake in the SNL skit and add a .com to the bottom of the title sequences?

November 22, 2009 12:16 pm

I got it:
What Up With That?
Al Gore: You’re out of time, courtesty outed CRU.
The Rolling Stones said:
Baby, baby, baby you’re out of time.
I said baby, baby, baby you’re out of time.
You are all left out,
Out of there, without a doubt
cause baby, baby, baby you’re out of time.

J. Mitchell
November 22, 2009 12:17 pm

It appears that the talented writers and comedians at SNL now understand what Tennesseans have known long before the 2000 election…that Al Gore is a fraud.

November 22, 2009 12:20 pm

Yet another episode in poor Al’s quest for the ManBearPig.

November 22, 2009 12:24 pm

The What Up With That skit has been on SNL at least once before (sorry link is US-only, so unless they decided to use it again as a poke, which I kind of doubt, it’s not anything directed at Anthony…

Jim Norvell
November 22, 2009 12:29 pm

He has become “the Professor” from “The Blue Angel”.
Jim N

Joseph in Florida
November 22, 2009 12:31 pm

It does not matter if Gore knew or not. That was the funnest thing I have seen in a while. Thanks for posting that. (I don’t watch TV)

Claude Harvey
November 22, 2009 12:42 pm

Did anyone else notice that “His Hugeness The Goracle” has shrunk himself down to normal proportions? In a full frontal camera shot I could actually see his ears! That radiative bounce idea someone had of dressing Big Al up in a white suit and staking him to the North Pole will is no longer viable.

November 22, 2009 12:50 pm

I think Al’s face would have registered a bit more dismay if not for the Botox.
My face, however, was grinning ear to ear.

Gary Plyler
November 22, 2009 1:04 pm

As with all Hollywood types, there is no such thing as bad press.
Also, Big Al is always ready to get his mug in front of a camera, provided there will be no questions asked or science discussed.

November 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Watt’s Up with That is big everywhere. Lookie here, in Jones/Wigley correspondence.
Is this not the most amusing leak? Talking about blip manipulations in context of Watt’s charges that they are doing something like that in the first instance?

Bill P
November 22, 2009 1:24 pm

It’s a “Watt’s Up With That?” breakthrough moment. As Al can tell you, SNL is viewed weekly by millions of viewers. Did I say millions? Make that with billions with a “B”! Actually Gazill-l-l-ions…

November 22, 2009 1:25 pm

If Gore can’t handle facing Monckton, how about Big Al posting on Watts Up With That?
Maybe he already has!

Karl Maki
November 22, 2009 1:25 pm

I would have liked to hear the line:
“In the future, cooling will be warming.”
Otherwise it’s a perfect accompaniment to Al Gore’s prophecies – it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Al Gore's Holy Hologram
November 22, 2009 1:42 pm

I couldn’t get a word in sideways.

November 22, 2009 1:42 pm

He was probably thinking how much longer is this crappy skit, just like every other host the past few decades.

November 22, 2009 2:07 pm

look at this folks!
the hockey stick trick evolution, great stuff
m. mann, you are a copperfield imitation, but not a sceintist!

jack herman
November 22, 2009 2:13 pm

Is that Al Gore or Alec Baldwin?

November 22, 2009 2:18 pm

Great moment for Al Gore!
Please also check Obama, Barack Obama at MIT, pronouncing What’s up with that at 8:20 in the speech:

Richard deSousa
November 22, 2009 2:23 pm

Not much happening in Gore’s brain… he’s the caricature of the (brainless) Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Jim Hansen is the wizard and since the HADCRUT hacked site the curtains have been drawn back to show the wizard has no clothes.

November 22, 2009 2:31 pm

“Not much happening in Gore’s brain… he’s the caricature of the (brainless) Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.”
Ok, I can picture that, except where the scarecrow had straw sticking out all over the place, Gore would have dollar bills.

The Enemy
November 22, 2009 2:31 pm

It’s kind of funny that the readers of this site consider it a possibility that the SNL skit is about
This post by Mr. Watts is a good example of the dynamic at this site. Watts would like to claim that the SNL skit is about him but he knows he shouldn’t go that far and so he posts the video and some vague comment about it knowing that readers will make the connection for him.

November 22, 2009 2:35 pm

Nothing in these e-mails seems to touch Hansen??

November 22, 2009 2:54 pm

Gore is due to appear on 30 Rock soon.
Tina Fey and Gore, together.

November 22, 2009 2:55 pm

You know what’s really funny … is that I have ALWAYS imagined WUWT sung to the tune of a sweaty James Brown riff
Talk about your anthropogenic warming ! The godfather of soul really puts out the BTU’s !

John Galt
November 22, 2009 2:57 pm

It’s [deleted] Green Week on NBC. That means that put in shameless plugs for GE’s shameless efforts to profit on global warming fears.

November 22, 2009 3:00 pm

I guess I’m dating myself when I say that I remember when SNL was actually funny. It’s true! I know, I know, it’s difficult to believe, but back in the first few years they actually had funny people doing funny things.
Maybe it’s more of a sad commentary on modern civilization that a skit like that IS considered funny today. I mean, why listen to anyone? We all know what they’re probably going to say, so just get their faces on there and pretend they said it… drown them out…
And no, “TE”, nobody here ACTUALLY believes it was about WUWT, I really wish that trolls would comprehend the definition of “sarcasm”. Don’t they teach that at troll training school?
REPLY: I miss the bassomatic. I never laughed so hard. – A

Bruce Cobb
November 22, 2009 3:08 pm

The Enemy (14:31:50) :
It’s kind of funny that the readers of this site consider it a possibility that the SNL skit is about
This post by Mr. Watts is a good example of the dynamic at this site. Watts would like to claim that the SNL skit is about him but he knows he shouldn’t go that far and so he posts the video and some vague comment about it knowing that readers will make the connection for him.

Actually, what’s funny is blithering idiot trolls coming here making wild baseless claims about the site, about Anthony, and the readers, and thus making complete fools of themselves. Thanks for playing.
[REPLY – Normally I frown at (or even snip) direct attacks, but in this case, all I can do is say, “Double Fool.” ~ Evan]

November 22, 2009 3:08 pm

Oooh – Samurai Climate Researcher…
Jane Curtain: Excuse me, I’m not sure this MWP really belongs here…
John Belushi: Eh? MWP? Haiiiiiiii—– WHACK… no mo mwp.
Dan Aykroyd: Say, does this look like a hockey stick to you?
John Belushi: Eh? Hockey Stick? HAIIIII — WHACK…. there, hockey stick.
Just a thought.

Robert Morris
November 22, 2009 3:16 pm

I liked that!
How many people will search “Al Gore” and “Whats up with that” looking for that and end up here instead?

November 22, 2009 3:27 pm

What a strange weekend this has been. When the story about the gentleman in the gray-Coat broke, I was initially elated but now I’m much less so.
Mr Gores video, for me, has just reinforced my deflating sense of elation.
The pop-idol, self-seeking clamour to be a celebrity is understandable where politicians are involved but the planet-saving, the end-is-worth the means gropings of grant-supported and supposedly serious scientists is beyond belief!
Phil, prior to your resignation from heading up a motely cru of earnest but delusionalist clever-folks do you still subscribe to the technique of marginalization of those who dissent?

November 22, 2009 3:29 pm

It gets funnier every time I watch it.
“I got Pac-Man Fever And I got it good?”
It shows about what level scientific discourse has sunk to in the main stream media. I especially like the guy in the clown wig. The guy in the joggin suit is good too.

November 22, 2009 3:40 pm

” I wonder what Gore was thinking during all this?”
I think damns the day he invented the internet

Antonio San
November 22, 2009 3:45 pm

Update: The official UEA statement is as follows:
“We are aware that information from a server used for research information
in one area of the university has been made available on public websites,”
the spokesman stated.
“Because of the volume of this information we cannot currently confirm
that all of this material is genuine.”
“This information has been obtained and published without our permission
and we took immediate action to remove the server in question from
“We are undertaking a thorough internal investigation and we have involved
the police in this enquiry.”
An external hacker or an inside job? That is the question!

November 22, 2009 3:57 pm

The Enemy (14:31:50) :
This post by Mr. Watts is a good example of the dynamic at this site. Watts would like to claim that the SNL skit is about him but he knows he shouldn’t go that far and so he posts the video and some vague comment about it knowing that readers will make the connection for him.
“Jane, you ignorant slut”
IMO the funniest thing about this skit is the irony, as the skit itself was pretty poor, and as mentioned earlier it is a reoccurring skit.

November 22, 2009 4:02 pm

Pretty subtle for a writer at SNL @ NBC owned by GE maker of wind turbines to use the American Black vernacular, “Whut up with that?” to create the linkage. “Sure, Al, we won’t ask you any hard questions, come plug your book! ”
It IS a plug for the book in prime time BUT Albert Gore and book are minimized, (along with two other guests, “Not just you Al, baby, two other guests, too, ya know?”)
Looks like host & friends are just too busy, too mindless, or too I just gotta sing to too take serious notice of award winning Ex-VP Gore and his book of ‘choices’ for climate change. Wow!
Political satire is ‘under the radar’ political persuasion. Good piece.
Or, on the other hand, it’s just a coincidence.

Joseph in Florida
November 22, 2009 4:16 pm

An external hacker or an inside job? That is the question!
My bet is one the poor sod who wrote the: “READ ME for Harry’s work on the CRU TS2.1/3.0 datasets, 2006-2009!” I bet after he saw that the whole data set was simply guess work and not at all meaningful he released the information before the world’s economies were destroyed by such outlandish foolishness.
That or someone else inside.
And you should read that file documenting 3 years of trying to make sense of the data set and codes. What a tale that file tells.

November 22, 2009 4:26 pm

Here is the Al Gore skit on 30 Rock.
The part with AL Gore is at about 19:30 in.
Don’t watch the episode if you like sun tea.

Emerald Al
November 22, 2009 4:27 pm

I have seen this skit before. I think at least twice. It’s nothing to do with Watts Up With That but the coincidence is really neat. I do need to give Al Gore credit for being a good sport. Maybe it is training for when he becomes known as a complete joke to everyone.

November 22, 2009 4:32 pm

Typical utter nonsense from television. Nauseating. Exactly why I disconnected my cable so many years ago. This just convinces me further that there is no going back to mainstream entertainment. An utter waste. Depressing actually. Stuff like that makes me feel very alone. I guess I’m just a freak in the closet. Don’t mind me.
But do you really think it’s possible SNL was clueing in on WUWT? I wonder… It certainly seems like it…

November 22, 2009 4:38 pm

Indeed… What’s up with that? SNL was funny back when I used to live in the US (1988-1992) … seems to have gone hill dramatically since then if this is the best they serve up these days.

Gary from Chicagoland
November 22, 2009 4:46 pm

Did that electronic keyboard look like a hockey stick?

November 22, 2009 4:51 pm

Despite the ridiculousness of this video clip – Gore still gets plenty of press – and some serious misinformation continues to be presented as unbiased fact:

November 22, 2009 4:52 pm

Since my last post, I’ve been humbled by a publically- funded, televised moment of self-reflective guilt. Apparently, if I drive five miles less per week, everything will be just hunkey-dorey ( aka I’ve just saved the planet)
A rather non-pc thought did, however, intrude on my self-congrats; Are they just lying to me?
Fellow citizens – no way – these guys are totally on our side!

November 22, 2009 4:53 pm

“Exactly why I disconnected my cable so many years ago. “ Gary
Yes, TV sucks except for less than a dozen shows including:
The Simpsons
South Park
The Science Channel
The History Channel
Turner Classic Movies
What irony! Hundreds of channels with little to see unless one is a sports nut.

November 22, 2009 4:58 pm

Yes, it was Dirty Harry that did it. Thoughout that text file he keeps notes wondering about the integrity of the data handed him.
Then it dawned on him. He figured out they were using him to launder the files they had already purged. So, Harry goes fishing about, and comes across originals, and the people and processes used to mangle the data.

DJ Meredith
November 22, 2009 5:16 pm

Pope Carbon the First must be outraged at the lack of respect and submission.

November 22, 2009 5:27 pm

Buckle up, Al Gore is “going to start acting crazy”…
If that embed link doesn’t work the vid can also be found here:

November 22, 2009 5:30 pm

I enjoyed the SNL skit, especially when it appears that Goricle was the totally the left out buffoon playing himself.

Walter M. Clark
November 22, 2009 6:28 pm

SNL has a well-earned reputation for responding quite quickly to what’s happening outside of the studio. They also had (it’s been years since I saw a show) reputation for not taking any prisoners. It just might be either a case of them knowing the Hadley leak has destroyed the credibility of the AGW mob and have shown it by the fact that with this skit SNL has totally PWND Al Gore. Or, alternate universe and an older parallel, AGW has jumped the shark. Either way Copenhagen just might get verrry interesting (even older reference).

November 22, 2009 7:43 pm

What was Al thinking during all of this? My guess: “I didn’t know Al Sharpton could sing and dance.”
This should skit should be reprised at every Al Gore appearance from now on.

Jeff L
November 22, 2009 7:56 pm

You know, it would be cool if you could get the ‘What Up With That” music to fire up when you go to the home page…. I doubt NBC would play along with that though.

November 22, 2009 8:15 pm

“The Enemy (14:31:50) :
It’s kind of funny that the readers of this site consider it a possibility that the SNL skit is about
This post by Mr. Watts is a good example of the dynamic at this site. Watts would like to claim that the SNL skit is about him but he knows he shouldn’t go that far and so he posts the video and some vague comment about it knowing that readers will make the connection for him.
The pomposity of this comment in the shadow of the SNL humor just frames the issue more clearly. It doesn’t matter if SNL wanted to tie into WUWT. Who, beyond this woebegone mortal cares. This is funny. The justaposition of theatrical nonsense on top of AlGores serious attempt to promote his book (with the wierd cover pictures) all fits and its hillarious. Perhaps fitting, perhaps ironic, but fun by any measure. This person is seriously troubled.
What a hoot!!

November 22, 2009 8:31 pm

“I’m sure the WUWT title was surely coincidental. Would anyone really believe the writers at SNL have any knowledge of it?”
The answer to that is when the song switches from the colloquial “What up with that” to “What’s up with that”. They knew exactly watt they were saying. The humor may be more droll. But it is still there. If you’re not sure, just remember those Schwetty Balls!

November 22, 2009 8:34 pm

I think you are on the right track. A snip from O’s speech at MIT, a snip from SNL, all saying WUWT!

November 22, 2009 9:20 pm

If Dirty Harry did it, how did he get all the emails?
That i think points more to Who Did It?
Or is it a Plural answer? One or more people grabbed emails, others grabbed raw data.
Or it could be as simple as, The AGW people compiled the data (stupidly) into one file, to prepare for the FOIA if it wasn’t turned down. and if it was turned down, then the smoking gun could be archived into obscurity (like Indiana Jones’ Ark) Probably not hard to copy (when found) if that occurred.
I also forsee this as being an Brietbart kind of thing, with more data still to be released, less “Random” and “Selected”, and pointed at the current cover up-lies. Brietbart proved a way to deal with evidence of a corrupt organization that is strongly approved by the dominant media.

November 22, 2009 10:31 pm

Very, very, VERY funny.
Subtle humor….but I think a previous poster had it right….per the writers:
The joke was on Al.
Hell…at least he was a good sport about it…
And regardless if WUWT played any part in it (I think it did)…here’s to *TOAST* a really great forum that is making some big waves….er um…GI-NORMOUS steep-walled….30 meter rogue Schrodinger Draupner-like waves.
We are witnessing history, folks.
Yeah, yeah I heard the round of applause for Al Gore from the SNL audience.
But the relentless, nagging, constant, non-stop pulling of the LOGIC ROPES, through all kinds of weather, from all corners the world of truth from AirVent to WUWT to ICECAP to CLimateAudit.
Hell….even RealClimate is allowing some people to raise serious questions (who’d ever thought there would come a day!).
Give it time. Your efforts will pay off. The Scientific Method will win once again.
Not a moment too soon in the aftermath of one of the greatest, GREATEST scientific frauds to ever have been perpetrated upon our species.
Hang tough. A new day dawns. We will evolve.
And if we don’t…well…that is Nature’s way of saying….BYE BYE.
But I think we will.
Norfolk, VA, USA

Patrick Davis
November 23, 2009 5:07 am

Link only shows an ad for a SUV me, nothing else. Pulled?
[Reply: It comes up on my computer. ~dbs, mod.]

November 23, 2009 5:49 am

My bet is one the poor sod who wrote the: “READ ME for Harry’s work on the CRU TS2.1/3.0 datasets, 2006-2009!” I bet after he saw that the whole data set was simply guess work
That’s the first thing I read and yes, it was facinating. I feel sorry for the guy.

Perry Debell
November 23, 2009 6:55 am

Patrick Davis (05:07:53) :
Use link from monkeyboy (12:06:36) : That works outside USA.

November 23, 2009 7:27 am

Fabulous, in Al’s face, mockery! The impertinence were great. I love that fat black guy! What an ambush!
Remind me to never run for public office.

November 23, 2009 7:31 am

CodeTech (15:08:57) :
Oooh – Samurai Climate Researcher…

That brings back some fond memories!
There must be a land shark episode in the CRU email hack as well!
Something about a data set —-
ding dong — who’s there
Michael Mann from CRU data storage, I’m here to pickup your data set.
Door opens and shark eats data set and the researcher who produced it.

November 23, 2009 9:44 am

monkeyboy (12:06:36) :
for non Americans

Thanks for that monkeyboy. That was funny. Al Gore was treated just like the buffoon he is. Mind you for non-americans half the stuff was gibberish – but funny nonetheless.
From what I could make out:
Monkeyboy – (After 3 minutes of monkeying around) Well lets get down to biznez! Former Vice President Al Gore is here – (Al smiles and nods in acknowledgement – applause) he is a (staunch?) advocate for the environment.
Al Baby – Andre? its such a pleasure
Monkeyboy (Andre?) – Pleasure is all mine Al, pleasures all mine – heh heh heh … (laughter) – now you have a nuuu (we call it new to rhyme with pew) book down (sounds like put down) called I was short? the man who solve the climate crisis – that right?
Al Baby – I do – (holds book up with huricanes air brushed on cover) this is an issue I have been working on for a laang time and I feel we have aal the tools to saalve this problem (laughter) except perhaps the political will…
Monkeyboy – po-lit-ical will, po-lit-ical wi-ill (more laughter louder) –
Al looks quizzical – not amused, bites his lips and carries on raising his voice a notch, FFortunately in the United States Political will is a renewable resource – (Monkeyboy – Ren-ew-able Resource – laughter) – Al glances around preplexed – not happy – not quite knowing what to make of this – after a pause decides to plow on manfully – THIS IS A CRISIS OF UNPRECEDENTED (Monkeyboy -UNPRECEDENTED BAYBAYYEE) but I think we’re upto the challange …
Monkeyboy – sings dances- I gat to get up (gets up) I gatta saayee — OOO ee Watt up with dat .. watt up with dat … dancers on stage – Al gestures in utter confusion – preplexed – vigorous dances while Al tries his best to avoid a swinging guitar.
Monkeyboy sits down. Al extends his hand questioningly says something inaudible (what?…) – Monkeyboy – well looks like we’re outta time… applause…
Excellent way to treat Al Gore… Just the right intellectual level for his crap.
That Watt up with that – could be the signature tune for WUWT.

November 23, 2009 2:40 pm

This skit is absolutely brilliant – especially how they conned Gore into “playing along” with six plus minutes of making a total mockery of him. He is probably still clueless as to the high likelihood that he was not there to be a contrast to the parade of clowns, but was just another member of the circus.
By the way, the music is excellent… I have a musical education and came away highly impressed with the skit on its musical value alone. That was a really well done musical production!

November 23, 2009 4:08 pm

Color me “not amused.” Embarrassing. i was hoping Al would get a chance to tell us about inventing the Internet, or something equally stupid, but NOOOOO. I think we all wasted our time, and so did Al and the other “guests.” But I suspect he knew what was coming and decided the mini-plug was worth it. Didn’t cost him a dime, did it? It’s just show biz, and Al was playing a role.
Remember, Michael Crichton said he LIKED Al Gore, despite all the BS. I doubt if Al writes his own material. You might want to consider who does…

November 23, 2009 4:40 pm

J. Mitchell (12:17:13) :
It appears that the talented writers and comedians at SNL now understand what Tennesseans have known long before the 2000 election…that Al Gore is a fraud.

Priceless …
(this sent from uncle Al’s backyard in Nashville)

November 23, 2009 5:45 pm

Wow, if that is the quality of SNL then I am shocked anyone watches it at all… Horrible skit. S Imply Horrible.

November 23, 2009 6:49 pm

[quote]Nothing in these e-mails seems to touch Hansen??[/quote]
Hansen is CCed on several e-mails, including a discussion on how they cannot balance the energy budget and if clouds are making the planet brighter. Example shown below.
> How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where
> close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to
> make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy
> budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the
> climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless
> as we will never be able to tell if it is successful or not! It is a
> travesty!
> Kevin

November 23, 2009 6:51 pm

The example above is taken from 1255550975.txt

DownBy TheRiver
November 23, 2009 11:52 pm

Not only does GE own NBC, and not only does GE benefit from all the “green” energy contracts being let for wind turbines among other hardware, but NBC continues to insert non-sequitorial “green” brainwash into all it’s programming these days. It’s all so clunky and obvious, it’s laughable. MSNBC has also produced numerous uncritical “news” “interviews” with Obama staffers and GE employees. They might as well be on Oprah, for all the real, actual news value these programs contribute!
GE is also to be the purveyor of the centralized medical data management in the idiotic Obama Care regime – a contract of monumental proportions, among many, many others.

November 24, 2009 12:23 am

i need the What up with that lyrics…someone post em please

December 5, 2009 8:16 pm

funny that people think gore had something to do with this sketch. it’s all kenan. i hope people dig this sketch that kenan seems to be pitching to the hosts every week. it one of the best i’ve seem from the recent snl cast. props kenan!

December 9, 2009 8:28 am

Okay, Al knew…no one goes on SNL expecting there to be a serious discussion…I mean, come on! He was even joking about it/himself later in the episode during Weekend Update. His “back-up plan”?!?! Come on people! And did any of you see his spot on 30 Rock? Al Gore is amazing.
And, he’s also right you know…I mean, we all must’ve heard about the giant glaciers heading to Austrailia. Watts up with that?!

December 20, 2009 6:21 am

I am amazed at the amount of people who wonder if this was a diss in the direction of Al Gore. Amazed!
For God’s sake people, SNL is satire. Al Gore has guested on this show many times, and he plainly is a good sport. There is a reason why they do dress rehearsals all week. “What Up With That” mocks the talk-show circuit, and DeAndre Cole’s long intro with his theme song is hysterical because he is left with too little time to chat with his guests. Add to that the random special guests that appear and the random dancing and you’ve got a winner in my book! Love DeAndre!

December 20, 2009 6:29 am

You guys are kind of weird- with weird perspectives. Hilarious sketch though.

December 20, 2009 10:12 am

Awesome sketch, I agree! Sometimes comedy is just comedy. Don’t need to read into it too much. SNL writers have gotten better over the last 10 years. Lorne can be proud.

December 22, 2009 12:30 am

Are you people living on another planet? Obviously Gore knew about it you knuckleheads. Talk about naive. It’s a SCRIPTED sketch on a comedy show. This was the second of what is now three installments of What Up With That. Do you think Gore came on the show not realizing it wasn’t an actual show? Do you think he doesn’t know he’s working with actors? I’m actually getting mad thinking about the stupidity of people out there. Has anyone here seen Saturday Night Live before? It’s a sketch comedy show. It’s been on since the 70’s. Gore has been on multiple times. It’s a joke, and he’s OBVIOUSLY in on it. I can’t believe someone has to explain this to you people. It makes me really worry about the state of this country when people are so stupid that they don’t realize their stupidity. Then you have the audacity to act smug about it. Even if you haven’t seen SNL before, can you really not tell that Gore is acting (even if it’s a bit subpar acting.) I love the guy who says “I suspect Al knew it was coming.” Really? What gave you that idea, idiot, the fact that he was on a comedy show and he had scripted lines with a bunch of comedians? Get a clue morons.

December 22, 2009 8:13 pm

Jeanne, This is the first I saw of your response. THANK YOU. I was amazed by the responses as well. It actually made me feel bad about the intelligence of the human race to know that many people didn’t understand that the sketch is a joke and has nothing to do with the beliefs of the supposed “guests” on the show. These people actually thought that it was somehow a diss of Gore. LOL!! This week Mike Tyson was on. I wonder what the secret message behind that was!

December 24, 2009 8:28 am

I am dittoing the above comment….Al Gore knew what was going to happen in the skit, the whole thing is a joke. If you were to watch the whole episode, he is in a few more sketches. So in this case, its a good thing for Gore, considering he can take that joke.

December 24, 2009 12:47 pm

I’m with you! Even my kids, in their early 20s, (and my youngest, age 11) know about satire, and are huge fans of SNL. They can appreciate irony, and poking fun at the powers that be. Better yet when a guest host can poke fun at themselves. Even Palin was on and was pretty entertaining, and yes, she poked fun at herself and was a hit. I don’t agree with her brand of politics, but I thought she was a good sport as was Al Gore.
So, wake up folks! Maybe do a little research regarding SNL on Wikipedia and THEN comment. Clearly, y’all haven’t been watching it through the years. There’s hope for you yet. You’re never too old to learn so do your research!

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