Democalypse 2012 - Getting Tough on Big Bird

  • Aired:  10/10/12
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After a poor debate showing, President Obama seeks to win the post-debate by exploiting a cartoonish, child-like figure. (4:40)

LIAR!"

YOU PUT THAT FIRST PART ON IT.

OF COURSE, DURING THE DEBATE

GOVERNOR ROMNEY LEFT HIMSELF

OPEN TO COUNTER-ATTACK AS WELL.

>> I'M SORRY, JIM, I'M GOING TO

STOP THE SUBSIDY TO PBS.

I'M GOING TO STOP OTHER THINGS.

I LIKE PBS.

I LIKE BIG BIRD GLO IT'S GREAT

MUPPET CAPER.

NAMING AS HIS ONLY SPECIFIC

BUDGET CUT, THE RELATIVE

PITTANCE THAT IS PBS AND

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION WORKED

SHOP.

>> THANK GOODNESS SOMEBODY IS

FINALLY GETTING TOUGH ON BIG

BIRD.

>> Jon: JABY-JAB!

EXCELLENT NEXT-DAY COMEBACK.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

WELL DONE.

( APPLAUSE )

YES.

IT'S THAT 3:00 A.M. "OH, THAT'S

WHAT I SHOULD HAVE SAID!

OH, M!

THE SASSY COUNTER-PUNCH ALONG

WITH THE RECENT DECENT JOBS

REPORTS AND DEBT TO G.D.P.

HAVING HIT A LOW,.

>> MITT ROMNEY MAY HAVE WON THE

DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA WON THE

POSTDEBATE.

>> Jon: SEE!

THE POSTDEBATE.

AT THAT RATE, OKAY, FINE, OBAMA

MAY LOSE THE ELECTION, BUT HE'LL

WIN THE POSTELECTION.

( LAUGHTER ).

NOVEMBER MAY SUCK, BUT THAT GUY

IS GOING TO HAVE A SWEET

DECEMBER.

( LAUGHTER ).

BUT YOU KNOW WITH ALL THE AMMO,

THAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT, OBAMA

IS GOING TO GET ON IT, I THINK.

>> I'M BARACK OBAMA AND I

APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

>> IT'S ME, BIG BIRD.

>> BIG,IEL OH, A MENACE TO OUR

ECONOMY.

MITT ROMNEY KNOWS IT'S NOT WALL

STREET YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT.

IT'S SESAME STREET.

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS )

>> Jon: SO WE'RE NOT MOVING

ON.

( LAUGHTER )

THAT'S PRETTY HARD HITTING.

YOU KNOW THE MOST DAMNING LINE

IN THATTADE.

>> I'M BARACK OBAMA AND I

APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

>> Jon: WHY?

WHAT IS THE USE OF HAVING A

SUPERPAC IF THEY DON'T GIVE YOU

PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY.

YOU'RE GOING WITH THE BIG BIRD

PIE, STILL?

( LAUGHTER )

YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN

NEXT?

>> THIS NEW AD THAT'S COME OUT

FROM THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN, LET ME

PLAY IT FOR YOU THIS MORNING.

I'D LOVE YOUR REACTION, HERE IT

IS.

>> MITT ROMNEY TAKING ON OUR

ENEMIES, NO MATTER WHERE THEY

NEST.

>> I'M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT THE

QUESTION IS, SENATOR, BUT I'M--

( LAUGHTER )

I GUESS I AM JUST ASKING--

>> I DON'T, EITHER.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Jon: THAT AD ALLOWED

JOHN McCAIN, JOHN McCAIN

ALLOWED HIM TO LAUGH AT YOU.

( LAUGHTER )

TO LAUGH AT YOU FOR USING A

CARTOONISH, CHILD-LIKE FIGURE TO

INVIGORATE YOUR CAMPAIGN.

THAT'S McCAIN WHO WAS SAYING

THAT.

( APPLAUSE )

THAT'S GOT TO HURT.

BUT HATERS GONNA HATE, RIGHT?

HATER'S GONNA HATE, THE MEDIA,

THE REPUBLICANS.

BUT AT LEAST YOU'RE STILL

FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT,

CHILDREN'S LITERACY.

>> OBAMA FOR AMERICA SAYS IT'S

REVIEWING A REQUEST FROM THE

SESAME WORKSHOP TO STOP AIRING

THE AD.

>> Jon: OH!

ET TU, BIG BIRD?

I HAVE-- I MAY HAVE MIXED

LANGUAGES ON THAT.

ALL RIGHT, SO LESSON LEARNED.

MAYBE THIS WILL BE A WAKE-UP

CALL TO THE PRESIDENT.

TO RECAPTURE SOME OF THAT VIGOR

AND ENTHUSIASM OF '08, WHEN A

PASSIONATE CANDIDATE AND

COMMITTED BASE OF SUPPORTERS,

ARTISTS.

YESTERDAY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF

HEADED TO OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

TO SPEAK TO THE YOUTH ONCE AGAIN

WITH WILL I AM IN.

PERHAPS THIS WOULD BE THE MOMENT

TO UTLINE THE GRAND VISION IN

THE NIEWRT.

>> IT MAY SOUND SILLY, AND YOU

MAY LAUGH, BUT THIS IS THE THEME

SONG FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND I

WANT TO PLAY IS

♪ SUNNY DAY

SWEEPING THE CLOUDS AWAY ♪ ♪.

>> Jon: LET IT GO!

OH, MY GOD!

WILL I AM PLAYED A SESAME STREET

SONG?

AT LEAST HE DIDN'T HAVE HIM DO

SOME HALF-ASSED REMIX OF IT.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Jon: WE'LL BE RIGHT

BAC

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