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Last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at all the headline-making events involving President Obama from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.
The show’s opening skit featured a speech by the POTUS, play by comedian Jay Pharaoh. “I feel like Lemony Snicket,” he said, “because I experienced a series of unfortunate events.” There was the a “selfie-gate” scandal with the Danish prime minister, getting caught shaking hands with Raul Castro, and of course, the now-infamous Thamsanqa Jantjie, the phony sign language guy.