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  • Satire:1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

    2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.

  • My projectWhat to do?Write a ScriptPerform (and find a great group of actors)Does it mean anything?

  • Sock it to Me?

  • American Families should be more like the Waltons and less like the Simpsons-George H.W. BushWere just like the Waltons. Were praying for the end of the depression too!-Bart Simpson

  • I can see Russia from my House!

  • Did SNL help Clinton and doom Palin?

  • Stewart and Colbert vs. Beck and OReilly

  • Who do you TRUST more?

  • The Rally

  • My ShowSNL StyleFocus on the IssuesOriginal but not Rip Off

  • "Do you know what I like about comedy? You cant laugh and be afraid at the same timeof anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid." Stephen Colbert

  • Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering-Yoda

  • What I learned

  • Sean Vermeire, Eliza Burkelbach, Tori Reynolds, Corsair Layton, Matt Tsui, and Erin Agnew for being in my show.Mrs. Thornton for being my mentor and critiquing the script.Mrs. Ward for approving my project and being understanding when movie maker deleted my first research product.Dr. Valenza for helping me find a lot of great sources and giving me advice with my PowerPoint.Rafiat Kasumu for editing my research productsMrs. Femovich for giving me advice about the musical parody portion of my show.My brother Alex for helping me film my research product.Dan MacFarland for taking pictures.Nicole Scutti for filming my presentationMy Mom and Dad for reviewing my presentation and providing feedbackGeorge Bush, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and all the rest for being such great sources of inspiration.

    Acknowledgements!

  • Works CitedAltman, Alex. "In Tucson, an Effort to Restore Peace After Shooting - TIME." Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com. Time Magazine, 10 Jan. 2011. Web. 15 Jan. 2011. . Braxton, Greg. "Funny Thing about Obama - Los Angeles Times." Featured Articles From The Los Angeles Times. L.A Times, 04 May 2009. Web. 17 Oct. 2010. .Carter, 9. Bill. "Pro-Clinton 'SNL' Says You're Joking." New York Times Online. New York Times, 13 Mar. 2008. Web. 27 Oct. 2010. . Feldman, 1. Lauren. "The Rally to Restore Sanity: A Growing Impact for Political Parody?" Interview by Matthew C. Nisbet. Web log post. Age of Engagement. Big Think, 20 Sept. 2010. Web. 25 Sept. 2010. . Garner, Joe. Made You Laugh!: the Funniest Moments in Radio, Television, Stand-up, and Movie Comedy. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Pub., 2004. Print.10. Gray, Jonathan, Jeffrey P. Jones, and Ethan Thompson. Satire TV: Politics and Comedy in the Post-network Era. New York: NYU, 2009. Print.6. Jessica Bloustein. "Political Humor Has Long and Storied History - Newsweek." Newsweek - National News, World News, Business, Health, Technology, Entertainment, and More - Newsweek. Newsweek, 11 Sept. 2008. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. .

  • Works Cited ContinuedHeilemann, John, and Mark Halperin. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. New York: Harper, 2010. Print. Stewart, John. "Bill Moyers Interviews John Stewart." Interview by Bill Moyers. NOW. PBS, 11 July 2003. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. . "NOW with David Brancaccio. Politics & Economy. Who's Laughing Now? American Political Satire | PBS." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. New York Times, 11 July 2004. Web. 15 Oct. 2010. . "Satire | Define Satire at Dictionary.com." Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com. Web. 24 Jan. 2011. . Stewart, Jon. "Rally to Restore Sanity - Jon Stewart's Closing Speech (full Text) - National Celebrity | Examiner.com." Washington DC News, Washington DC Information, Washington DC Events - Examiner.com | Examiner.com. Examiner.com, 30 Oct. 2010. Web. 14 Jan. 2011. .Stewart, John. "Bill Moyers Interviews John Stewart." Interview by Bill Moyers. NOW. PBS, 11 July 2003. Web. 13 Oct. 2010. ."The Daily Show: Journalism, Satire or Just Laughs?" Pew Research Center. Pew Research, 08 May 2008. Web. 05 Oct. 2010. http://pewresearch.org/pubs/829/the-daily-show-journalism-satire-or-just-laughs.

  • Image CitationsAmerican Flag at Half Mast. Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, September 12 2001. Web. 14 Jan. 2011. Bill Clinton to Cameo in the Hangover. Photograph. Digital Trends. Digital Trends, 15 Nov. 2010. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. Fagen, Adam Big Sign 30 Oct. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2010. . Christine O'Donnell at Tea Party Rally. Photograph. Politico. Capitol News Company LLC, 07 Sept. 2010. Web. 06 Jan. 2011. . George W. Bush. Photograph. TopNews. TopNews Network, 13 June 2009. Web. 24 Jan. 2010. .Glenn Beck. Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, 10 Jan. 2010. Web. 14 Jan. 2011. Glenn Beck. Photograph. The Faster Times. The Faster Times, 24 Jan. 2011. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. < http://thefastertimes.com/nonsensenews/2010/03/15/the-glenn-beck-insanity-watch/>Hillary Clinton on SNL. Photograph. Hillary Clinton, Live, on Saturday Night Live. LA Times, 04 Mar. 2008. Web. 06 Jan. 2011. .

  • ContinuedHomer for President. Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, 10 Jan. 2008. Web. 14 Jan. 2011. .Joe Biden. Photograph. TopNews. TopNews Network, 13 June 2009. Web. 24 Jan. 2010. .John McCain. Photograph. Scrape TV. Scrape TV, 21 July 2008. Web. 11 Jan. 2010. http://scrapetv.com/News/News%20Pages/Politics/pages/John-McCain-to-speak-in-Berlin-New-Hampshire-Scrape-TV-The-World-on-your-side.htmlJon Stewart. Photograph. The 2009 TIME 100 Finalists. Time.com, 2009. Web. 06 Jan. 2011. . Rally to Restore Sanity-Reasonable as Hell. 30 Oct. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2010.Rush Limbaugh. 2010. Photograph. The Moderate Voice. Elegant Themes, 10 Oct. 2009. Web. 1 Jan. 2011. .Sarah Palin. Photograph. Sarah Palin Information Blog. Wordpress.com, 2008. Web. 05 Jan. 2011. . The Simpsons. Photograph. Ansgar. Ansgar, 19 Jan. 2010. Web. 20 Jan. 2010. http://ansgar-download.blogspot.com/2010/10/simpsons-season-1-to-21-complete.htmlAdam Fagan Stop the Math. 30 Oct. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2010. . Why Fear Sanity. 30 Oct. 2010. Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2010. .