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December 16th, 2008
09:22 PM ET

SNL's Paterson Skit

Whether it's SNL, South Park, or Stephen Colbert, comedy shows have won entire audiences by making fun of public figures.  You could argue that all humor makes fun of someone or something - even if you're laughing at yourself.  But a lot of folks had mixed feelings about SNL's Paterson skit.

The big debate is over whether the show went too far when it made fun of Gov. Paterson's disability.  Maybe if they'd stuck to his policies or past controversies, people wouldn't be talking about this.  But almost everyone has a line where humor turns to offense.  Please take a moment and tell us where yours is - and whether SNL crossed it.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

P.S. Colin has a really good point below; the First Amendment protects our free speech rights.  SNL did nothing that broke the law here, and they won't get in any legal trouble for this.  It's just a question of whether you thought the skit was appropriate.


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  1. R.J.

    SNL did go a little to far especially patersons disablity I understand they're trying to be funny but seriously come on. i watch SNL to not cool

    December 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm |
  2. Devin

    Snl is a Funny Show but It Crossed the line i even turned of the tv before it could finish Half way

    December 16, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  3. Colin

    In the Ammendments it gives us the right to have freedom of speech. Just because is makes fun of the government It doesnt mean you should do anything

    December 16, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  4. Sabec

    Well im sort of disturbed by the fact to butThats the type of shows they are this whole big thing will pass

    December 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  5. Michael & Henry

    I think this comment has not gone too far. The first Ammendmant clarifies this, the freedom of speach. SNL probably might want to be a little more sympathetic to people with disabilities.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:10 am |
  6. matt

    i agree with R.J. even when they thought it was funny for them, it isn't funny for us.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:35 am |
  7. Terry

    I think SNL crossed the line. In my class, there is one classmate who only thinks of his opinion, so everyone doesn't like him. Everyone makes fun of him, and sometimes they fight with him because of their rude jokes. I myself don't try to join my classmates because I don't want to make anyone offended. I always thought that adults lived longer that students, so they learn how to live in the society and how to live on well. Are adults any more better than us students?

    December 17, 2008 at 2:54 am |
  8. Mrs. D

    SNL's mockery of Governor Paterson's disability seems to have negated what educators in this country are trying to achieve and that's acceptance of others who are different and disabled.
    It totally sends the wrong message that it's okay to laugh and poke fun at someone who can't see which could transfer to individuals who are unable to walk, talk, hear, etc. etc. etc. Where's the respect for others in that type of insensitivity?
    To be honest, SNL would probably stoop to anything to increase ratings now that they can't poke fun at Sarah Palin anymore; maybe they should have shoes thrown on stage!

    December 17, 2008 at 5:46 am |
  9. Joyce

    SNL diddn't do good, but, it's their job.
    They still shouldn't do that, though. It's not like they have a little
    weakness of the're own.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:09 am |
  10. Noah

    I think the skit was hilarious, but it kind of hurt the people that have tha disablity which made me hate it a little.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:04 am |
  11. caleb

    I think that when you enter the political world you are fair game for spoofers it dosen't matter who you are, what color you'r skin is, or where you came from. Politics are gold mines of comedy for SNL.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:38 am |
  12. Sarah

    I think SNL definitely went too far. Maybe it was funny to some people and sure, they make fun of political and other public figures all the time, but I thought this was totally disrespectful. It's one thing to make fun of an idea or policy but they made fun of something that was totally out of Paterson's control. They definitely crossed the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:46 am |
  13. Jessica

    SNL went way too far! Being blind or deaf or anything for that matter is a disability. People have feelings and are sensitive about certain things and just because those people on SNL are famous, they have no right making fun of the disabled. Its just wrong! People who say its just a joke would not be laughing if they made fun of something that was sensitive to them!

    December 17, 2008 at 7:47 am |
  14. Sam

    I think that when your'e in the public eye, people are watching you all the time and you just need to learn to laugh at yourself, so i think he's overreacting.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:49 am |
  15. Courtney

    I don't think it was rude to make fun of the govenor on SNL. If he was able to go out and make fun of himself, why can't comedians do the same thing? I think Paterson was being a little hypocritical.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:50 am |
  16. Courtney

    I think that SNL didn't go to far. If Paterson could make fun of himself, then why not some professional comedians? Paterson was being a bit hypocritical.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:51 am |
  17. Clayton

    I dont think that they went to far because everything has been fair game so why change it?

    December 17, 2008 at 7:53 am |
  18. Sam

    For what i saw it was funny, you need to learn to laugh at yourself, he's overreacting.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:54 am |
  19. Laura

    The skit did go a little too far but SNL has been imitating politicans and other people for a long time. They did it to Sarah Palin and no one said it was going too far. If they are just noticing that they are going to far then there is a problem. They made fun of Barack Obama. Sometimes I thought there comments were a little mean but I guess for them, it is more about the laughs then the feelings of other people.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:55 am |
  20. Clayton

    I really dont think that he should be mad because its all part of the job. So many people have gone through it before such as Bush,Madden, and so many other people. And the thing is that it is not just SNL its Familyguy, Southpark, and American Dad. I think that he sould suck it up and focus on his job

    December 17, 2008 at 8:00 am |
  21. Jenny

    I also think that the SNL went a bit too far on the jokes. The disabled people aren't like that because they like it, and they would be feeling uncomfortable if they hear those kind of comments. So it was kind of disrespectful for not only the governor, but also to the whole people in the same situations.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:00 am |
  22. Hoda

    I think thst SNL went way too far this time about his disability, and a lot of people probably didn't like the idea about them making fun of him because they watch SNL too so they were probably just as dissapointed!

    December 17, 2008 at 8:07 am |
  23. bennett

    I think all Politicians are far game when you talk about what has happened in there past. I is a whole different story when you talk about there disabilities. When you talk about peoples disabilities you are talking to all people who have that disability. You are making fun of millions of people. That is a very sensitive topic and it should be taken with great care. The people at Saturday Night Live should be a little ashamed, and they should apologize. They should not say stuff on there that they would not say to the persons face.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:09 am |
  24. Michael

    I think that SNL went too far when they made fun of blind people, because blind people probably have a hard enough time already and they don't need SNL making fun of them for it.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:16 am |
  25. Sam

    Well, you know, beyond that line it gets more humerous, so somtimes your laughing so much you don't realize that they crossed the line until they have either been in there too long or gone too deep. But I agree with Sabec that this whole thing will pass in a couple of weeks.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:24 am |
  26. Mrs. Shorts Class

    I don't think people should make fun of other people and their disabilities just cause they act like something or anything else! It isn't fair! Treat others the way you want to be treated. Whats next? Racist jokes? I think they should make up cartoon characters and they can do ANYTHING to them and it will most likely be just as funny.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:28 am |
  27. matt

    If you're a polititian, you should know that you are going to be made fun of. Just because you have a disability doesn't make you invulnreable to ridicule and satire. If Governer Paterson can't take the heat, then he can't take the office.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:00 am |
  28. Simone

    I think that Saturday Night Live went a little too far. I mean, sure it was funny. I laughed and SNL gets positive reviews. I think it was mean that they made fun of people with disabilities because they can't
    really help that they have them. Maybe next time, SNL should hold back a little bit.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:03 am |
  29. Jessica

    I think that they did go a little too far but
    if he joked around like that then he should expect other people
    to also.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:06 am |
  30. Alex

    I think that Saturday night live definitely crossed the line when they made fun of the senator. My neighbor is blind and I know that she is very sensitive about being blind and the senator is probally sensitive about that area too.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:07 am |
  31. Reid

    Wow, what losers to make fun of Mr. Paterson. I maen really? Thats terrible. Not only Paterson was effected by that but think of all the other blind people that took offence. Seriously, you SNL guys are pretty mean to make fun of them.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:09 am |
  32. Chamberlain

    I think that SNL went a little too far with the skip on Patterson. It is just rude to make fun of someone's Disability. I would be highly offended.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  33. Keane (key-on)

    SNL is funny, but I find it insulting sometimes, especially since they made fun of his disabilities.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  34. Simon

    What Saturday Night Live did was harsh. They went a little to far when they made fun of Governer Patterson and his dibility of being blind. I say they should make an apology.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  35. Adam

    I think snl is a hilarious show, but this skit was very discriminating. I know what the amendment says about "freedom of speech," but their is a line between right and wrong, and they crossed it. Just think how hard it must be to go through life not seeing anything, and then snl just ridicules you! It’s terrible.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:10 am |
  36. Jessica

    i think that was very mean of them plus you should always treat others the way you would want to be treated

    December 17, 2008 at 9:14 am |
  37. Jessica

    I think that they went a little too far and you should always treat others the way you want to be treated

    December 17, 2008 at 9:16 am |
  38. clint

    they should have not made fun of his disability . It is not funny to make fun of somebody.they really shouldnt have done that

    December 17, 2008 at 9:20 am |
  39. Jessica

    I think that was just pure mean and they should never make fun od a disabled person

    December 17, 2008 at 9:20 am |
  40. clint

    SNL went a little to far with the jokes about his disability. i mean come on you were acting like third graders.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:21 am |
  41. Timmy

    I believe that people who put them selves in the public eye are in the position to get insulted. They should not go cry to the press that what they said hurt their feelings. If SNL made fun of all blind people then that is wrong but they didn’t. Britney spears and Paris Hilton both put them selves in the public eye. They get insulted and complain then the story gets old and people forget about it. Wither SNL or South Park somebody is going to get their feelings hurt the news company is not going to care; it is just for the good of TV and money.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:21 am |
  42. kelvin

    SNL you went way to far with the jokes. he does not like to be made fun of i shore do know yu wouldnt like to be made fun of

    December 17, 2008 at 9:23 am |
  43. Tyler

    SNL did go a bit far when they were making fun of Gov. Paterson’s disability. i think that it probably presses feelings on those who have the same disability, but none of this would have happened if he didn't make fun of himself in the first place.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:23 am |
  44. Rondo

    I think that it was the best show all month and that public officals should be picked on, isnt that what they are paid for?

    December 17, 2008 at 9:24 am |
  45. clint

    SNL YOU WENT TO FAR WITH THE JOKES YOU SHOULDNT BE MAKING FUN OF A BLIND PERSON. WOULD YU LIKE TO BE MADE FUN OF I SURE YU WOULDNT.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:24 am |
  46. Haley

    that was very mean of them to make fun of a poor old man who cant see. i think that they went to far! POOR GUY!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:25 am |
  47. Corbin

    Comidy is comidy. I don't think they were trying to make fun of his disability. They were just COPYING wat he did. I mean SNL is a COMIDY show. They make fun of A LOT of government officials. No one got angry when they made fun of George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton and none of the other government officials. I think everyone who is offended has over reacted.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:25 am |
  48. gwen!!!

    THATS MEAN WHY WOULD YOU DO SOMTHING SOO MEAN OOOOOOOHHH :(!!!!!:( 😦 WHAT DID HE DO TO YOU??? 😦 😦 😦 UHHH IM TEARING UP!!!!!!:'( 😥

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 am |
  49. Nicholas

    SNL did not go too far when it made fun of Gov. Paterson's disability. The very fact that SNL pokes fun at everyone and everything is the essence of the show; if you don't like it then don't watch it.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 am |
  50. Eliza and Abby

    We think they went way too far! He is a blind person. You don't make fun of someone who is blind. It just doesn't work that way! 😦 😦 😦

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 am |
  51. monkey

    he was pretty cross eyed.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 am |
  52. Butch

    i think that it is some times sketchey how these people know so much about public officals.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 am |
  53. Grace

    i think they went to far with the skit. i mean it's fine to joke a little bit and have fun, but they went to far. i hope they make it up to him somehow.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  54. Brooks

    I think they went kind of far.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  55. izaak

    I think that it's fine to make fun of public figures, everyone does it at least once, but it went to far to make fun of their dissabilitys.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  56. MATT

    I think that everyone should be fair game for comedy but I think that they went little to far.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  57. Elena

    I do not think that it's right to make fun of Paterson like that for his disability. I couldn't imagine being blind, his life is hard enough as it is without people making fun of him.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  58. Maya & Allie

    We think that it was a little over the top, but they have made fun of a lot of other politicians on equally bad stuff, and it's not like they're saying it's true. We think it was a little too much and it was really mean, but it also is what SNL does. WE LOVE U CARL AZUZ <3!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  59. Cole

    I agree that it was mean to make fun of blind people, but that skit was pretty funny. SNL makes fun of people without disabilities as well so what's the big deal?

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  60. Mr. Brandel's Class

    I think that it is good entertainment. Besides the only people that should care are the ones being made fun of. Gov. Paterson said that he can take a joke so he should be fine with it also. Just chill my friends.
    P.S Carl Azuz is my home boy.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  61. Devin

    I think they may have gone too far, but seriously, with people and media these days, if you joke about yourself, they are gonna push it to the extreme, with comedy shows, Mad TV and magazines, they'll make it worse. Also, you gotta remember they aren't trying to hurt anyone's feelings, just trying to make people laugh.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |
  62. McDougal

    i think that if you dont like how they make fun of people on SNL then you should not watch it. it is your choice!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:31 am |
  63. Santangelo

    SNL crossed the line when Justin Timberlake danced half-naked with Beyonce as a backup dancer.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:32 am |
  64. martonson

    i think it was a real good show and they do a great job! leave SNL alone!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:33 am |
  65. patterson

    I hope that saturday night live gets sued because all of there comedy is offensive to one person or another. this is disturbing how rude they are but still get such great ratings.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:38 am |
  66. Sean

    I think that I had some good times watching T.V when they were making fun of Gov. Paterson. I laughed so hard I bet Carl Azuz was laughing.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:38 am |
  67. Calico

    I wouldn't know, my parents don't let me watch SNL because they say it is 'inappropriate'. They need to tune-it-down a notch so I can have something to talk about with my friends.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  68. Brandel's Class

    A lot of us watched the show when they were making fun of Gov. Patterson. I thought some parts were funny, but making fun of someones disability is not cool.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:44 am |
  69. Francis

    I think that all of the shows listed above (SNL, South Park, or Stephen Colbert, comedy shows) have made a habbit of making fun of people and need to stop offending them. some day they will make somone so bad that they go into depression.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:47 am |
  70. Baker

    This is the funniest thing that I have ever seen. Besides, Gov. Patterson was cool with it, so we should be cool with it also. Learn to live a little.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  71. Daniela

    Hi Carl!,
    I think that under normal circumstances other politicians take the snide remarks from South Park, SNL, etc. Not to sound mean but because of Governor Paterson's disability the whole thing was taken out of proportion a bit. I do see the Governor's point of view...as well as the commentator's.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:53 am |
  72. Vivian

    While some people might think these jokes are funny, I think they are horrible. Gov. Paterson should not be made fun of because of his disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:58 am |
  73. Ryder

    If SNL can poke fun at race, it can certainly poke fun at disabilities. The National Federation of the Blind released a statement that they were very unhappy with the portrayal of the blind in the skit. If the NAACP released a statement every time African-Americans were stereotyped in a comedy sketch, 95% percent of comedians would be out of jobs. Could our economy afford a 7 billion dollar bailout plan for the entertainment industry? No, but it'd certainly provide SNL with fresh new material.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:59 am |
  74. Tyler

    I Think they did take it a little too far, but its not like they were intentionally making him feel bad or anything..... its all about the laughs for SNL

    December 17, 2008 at 9:59 am |
  75. Mrs. Parrish's Class From Noblesville Intermediate School

    We think it was rude to make fun of someone who is disabled. It could hurt their feelings. We would like to say we love CNN news, but we would like to hear better puns!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:00 am |
  76. dylan

    haha saterday night live is funny

    December 17, 2008 at 10:03 am |
  77. Sam

    I think Govenor Paterson is overeacting, when you're in the public eye your going to be made fun of, so you have to learn to laugh at yourself; this was a funny skit and it did not go to far.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  78. Rory

    Saturday Night Live used to be an incredibly funny show with such actors as John Belushi and Steve Martin. Since then, they have become nothing more than a sideshow that pokes fun at politicians in the worst ways.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  79. Matthew

    SNL is a great show, especially when it comes to politicians, but with the Paterson's scenario, they went too far. Yes, you should make fun of their personality and their politics, but they shouldn't have gone into personal problems such as disabilities they definitely crossed the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:12 am |
  80. merrill

    I think they might have went a little too far, but they make fun of everyone els so I don't know. I thought it was funny.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  81. Kelly

    SNL is really funny, especially when it makes fun of politics, but not this time. They went too far with the humor. Governor Patterson was laughing with everyone, but now SNL is laughing at him.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  82. Rosie

    I think that SNL might have gone too far when they spoke repeatly about Gov. Paterson’s disability. However, I'm more concerned that it was insensitive towards the population of people who live with disabilities and are teased about it, and don't get to come on national television (like Gov. Patterson) to speak about how it upsets them. By SNL joking about blindness, it might make it seem acceptable to the public. On the other hand, it is a comedy show and almost everything that can possibly be made fun of, has- it's not if SNL was specifically targeting the blind. Maybe next time SNL should further consider the reaction there show might have from people.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:16 am |
  83. Will

    I think that it is wrong to make fun of people because of a disablity but because he had made fun of him self I thing it nade it far ground to cover. We also have freedom of speech so they were aloud to talk about it but that does not make it right to say.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:16 am |
  84. Akila

    The whole skit did went a little to far but you have to remember this is SNL's thing; making fun of famous people. Also they have the right to say anything they want according to the first amendment.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:17 am |
  85. bdawg

    I think that the skit was fine because he made fun of him self fist. Also because SNL always makes fun of people. SNL shouldn't have made fun of Paterson that much. They were mean to him. Since he made fun of himself first he kinda had it coming.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  86. Alix

    I dont think that they crossed the line. Gov.Paterson should have predicted that this would happen. Maybe they were abit offensive and probably should have asked if it was O.K. for them to make fun of him having a disibility, but they didn't and it's water under the bridge.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:19 am |
  87. Akila

    SNL did went a little to far but you have to remember this is SNL's thing; making fun of famous people. Plus according to the first amendment they have the right to say anything they want.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:19 am |
  88. Sebastian

    SNL is a really funny show. I agree that we have freedom of speech. People are a lot of the times to up tight. They should just have a good laugh, loosen up. They might have gone a little too far but everybody knows that blind people aren't like that they are just like everybody else.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  89. Kendall

    I think that SNL went too far. Most of the political SNL skits are hilarious, but when people make fun of the disabled, the humor disappears. I saw the SNL skit earlier this week and did not laugh at all. Paterson did not do anything wrong by being blind!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:21 am |
  90. Neal

    I think that it was not okay in a way because it was not nice, but Paterson brought up the joke and SNL just likes to make fun of people and they probably thought that it would be funny if they do something like that on SNL. But I still think that SNL should not do something like that, especially if they are making fun of one particular person!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:21 am |
  91. Andrew

    Just because SNL made fun of him doesn’t mean he has to get all mad. In America we have the freedom of speech, and that’s just what SNL was doing. I don’t think they went too far because if he couldn’t see them making fun of him what’s the difference.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  92. Will

    I think it was not right for them to say that. On the other hand he did make fun of him self and we have freedom of speach so it sort of was fair ground but that does not make it right to make fun of someone because of a disablity!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  93. Farris

    I think that if paterson joked about his own diability he should know that a skit making fun of him isn't making fun of all people with diabilities and anyone who would think that is going to far.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  94. jarett

    they went to far with the SNL thing. it was wrong to make fun of his disabillaty like that.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:25 am |
  95. alfred

    I think that making fun of Paterson and his disablilty is crude because it not only offends him, buy it offends other people with disabilities as well. I think saturday night live is very funny but as paterson said , SNL has "crossed the line".

    December 17, 2008 at 10:25 am |
  96. Matthew

    I am disgusted with SNL. I think there is a fine line between funny and inappropriate and I believe SNL has crossed that line. I think they need to think a little more before they play their skits.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:26 am |
  97. Mrs. Rettich's 7th grade 3rd hour

    While Saturday Night Live makes fun of many people, we feel that they crossed the line when they decided to make fun of Gov. Paterson's disability. Especially because they also made fun of other disabilities. They should stick to making fun of what people do or how they act.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:27 am |
  98. Devin

    SNL really went to far because they shouldn't make fun of the government. It is not right they should stick to the stuff they normaly do.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:29 am |
  99. Tucker

    I Have been a Big Fan of SNL for a While. I don't want to seem mean but It's there job. I feel they could've held back a bit more. But I gotta say it was sorta funny. No I'm not making fun of Patterson either.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:29 am |
  100. ANDREW

    I think it went to far about his little disibilty ecpcelly on the front of saturday night live it was just wrong the disibly isn't his fault he can't see.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:31 am |
  101. Kayla

    I think that the idea of making a big scene about being blind was a bad idea! People need to understand it is ok! There are probally kids out there that are blind and now hate themselves! Plus you can't help but be disabled like that!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:32 am |
  102. Gerald

    Hey, it is fun to joke around a bit, but somehow it did kinda get a little insulting to blind people. Dont get me wrong, I like SNL, and it is very cool, but ...yes it did get somewhat out of hand.....

    December 17, 2008 at 10:33 am |
  103. Janique

    Even though they are trying to make people laugh with the show the stuff they are saying can get to far. Espescially making fun of someones disability. The point of the show shouldn't be to make people feel bad and make fun of them.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:37 am |
  104. Jon

    I think that Saturday Night Live is a good show but i din't think that that was cool about when they were making jokes about him they wern't all that . What if they were handicaped and someone did that to them you know. I know that they propably didn't mean it to go that far, but i think they should say sorry or somthing like that.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:37 am |
  105. Elijah

    Hi. First of all I love Saturday Night Live. Mr. paterson is cool but he is blind. He should not be humiliated in front of everyone.SNL has crossed the line. It is not right to have sombody Blind on a show like SNL. PEACE OUT DOG =Þ =D

    December 17, 2008 at 10:38 am |
  106. Ted

    Whether they be political figures, celebrities or just in the news. Public figures will always be the target of satire. For Governor Paterson, being the target du jour probably hit too close to home for his comfort. If he laughed at other things he heard (he couldn't see it) from SNL in the past, he should not take it too seriously when the light shines on him.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  107. Mrs. Larson's 5th grade class

    92% of our class thought that the SNL skit went too far. They feel that it is wrong to make fun of someone with a disablility. "I have some blind friends and that's pretty mean that they would say that, blind people don't make fun of people who can see." -Thomas

    The others feel that it is freedom of speech, so it's ok.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:45 am |
  108. jamie

    its just playful banter that people find funny. people take things too serious. if it offends anyone then don't watch it. don't ruin it for others who enjoy the comedy show

    December 17, 2008 at 10:49 am |
  109. Ms. V's class

    People shouldn't take SNL seriously. Disabilities are serious, but comedy is meant to go over the line and public figures will always be fair game.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:53 am |
  110. Ms. "B"'s 3rd hr class

    We think that it is rude and obnoxious to create humor utilizing a persons political position as well as their disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:13 am |
  111. Morgan

    Absolutley not! Everyone likes to have fun and laugh. I doubt that SNL's intention was to hurts his feelings, and I bet that even Gov. Paterson even likes to joke around about other people or even himself.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  112. robbie

    i think they did go to far cause its basically like making fun of some one who is mentally chalenged

    December 17, 2008 at 11:23 am |
  113. Geordan

    They should never had done all of what they did. If they did a little it kind of funny but they pushed it to the limit of making fun a blind man. Why would you make fun of a blind man. If you were blind you wouldn't want them to make fun of you.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:24 am |
  114. Sydney

    I think that maybe he went a little far but I don't think that is a big deal as people are making it. So yeppers! 🙂

    December 17, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  115. Del

    I can see why Patterson would get offended , but he shouldn't take the skit so seriously the Saturday Night Live show doesn't really mean it they just want people to laugh.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  116. Olivia

    I think that they did cross the line when they made fun of his disorder.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:25 am |
  117. Wyatt

    I think that SNL went a little to far with the paterson skit I mean they are really funny at times but making fun of someone because of a disability is horrible.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am |
  118. Bradley

    Comedy shows always go to far but Saturday Night Live went way to far by making fun of people just because of their disabilities now that is just sad.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am |
  119. Hannah

    They should have never done that. If they had a disability or something and someone picked on them they wouldn't like it either. Plus he tries his hardest to make it look like he isn't blind so that no one can pick on him. People need to loose there acts. It is mean to pick on somebody over something very stupid.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am |
  120. John

    I think that SNL when to far making fun of a person like that is just mean. Also how would you feel if you were the one who was being made fun on tv.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am |
  121. summer

    I personally think they took t way too far. If i were a person with a disability the people who did this would not like me i would be evil ^_^.It is not fair the disable people dont make fun of us people who are not disable . They have just as much right to pick on us too.It was taken way too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:27 am |
  122. Veronica

    The line was crossed! And this coming from me ..... a person who loves comedy is a big statement!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:27 am |
  123. Nick

    well averybotey has fredom of speach . But they went to far about his disobiutey.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:27 am |
  124. Mckenzie

    I think that it was really stupid thing to do. They should know that if they did that it would cross the line and hurt people who have not only blind disabilities but other ones to. I think that they did cross the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:27 am |
  125. Jennica

    I think that if someone in the government does something stupid that they have control over it's ok to make fun of it on a tv show like that, but I think that it is unfair to make fun of somebody like Paterson, for something like a disability that they can't control.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  126. Allison

    I think that SNL crossed the line and should apologies. Yes, it seemed humorous and if he was making fun of himself, he should be prepared for others to make fun of him, but by publicly displaying it and for as offensive as it is to people like Governor Paterson, I think SNL should have made second thoughts about what they did on public television. What they did was wrong. Even if he can't see, he can still hear what people are saying about him and that could be very hurtful.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  127. isaac

    snl went way to far. you should never make fun of a person with a disability. its kinda like taking candy from a baby. its just not right

    December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am |
  128. Dana

    I think that this is crossing the line. Most politicians don't care when SNL makes fun of them, because it is usually not about something they can't help, and they're used to criticism. But Governor Patterson can do nothing about his blindness. That makes teasing him about that hurtful. It's obvious that they should leave him alone.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am |
  129. Levi

    SNL did go to far with it kus you do not make frount of people like that if you are going to make frount of some one get there permishin frist.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am |
  130. David

    I think that it was wrong to make fun of the government on national tv. So they have freedom of speech. That doesn't mean they can make insults about peoples disadvantages, especially on television.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:30 am |
  131. Anonymous

    What do I think? I think they went far. I would if ,someone made fun of me because of my blindness...... Thats what I think.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:30 am |
  132. Shania

    It's ok to talk about people's disibility in a nice way but it's not ok to do that.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:31 am |
  133. justin

    i thoght it was kinda funny

    December 17, 2008 at 11:32 am |
  134. Cha'Quan

    SNL did go a way to far especially patersons disablity I understand they’re trying to be funny but seriously come on. i am just like R.J.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:33 am |
  135. Mrs. Hanson's Class

    Our class believes that the SNL skits were wrong. Yes, SNL makes fun of people sometimes, but they shouldn't pick on people with disabilities. It's only luck that they weren't born with a disability. How would they feel if they were being made fun of over something they can't help?

    December 17, 2008 at 11:34 am |
  136. isaac

    I think that people are so harsh sometimes and saturday night live is too stupid. That stuff is serious, and you can't play with people's emotions and whoever did this wouldn't like it if they did it to them.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:34 am |
  137. justin

    i love this its cool

    December 17, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  138. Cerae

    Ok...I personally think that on Saturday Night Live it was wrong for that man to make fun of the New York governor for being blind. That is something he can not control. Now if the tables were turned and somebody was making fun of a diability he had then he would be ANGRY and OUTRAGED!!!!!!! So like my mom always say...treat others the way you want to be treated.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:38 am |
  139. Rigoberto

    I think that they went way too far even when comedians make fun of people they apologize for what they did.There is a time to make fun of the government and right now is not that time.I am awesome

    December 17, 2008 at 11:39 am |
  140. Aziza

    I do think they went too far. It's one thing for the Gov. Peterson to make a joke about HIS own disablement but another for someone else to. Way out of line there.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:40 am |
  141. Jo

    That is really mean they have no right to make fun of people with disabilities. That is prejudice and it was SO uncalled for!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:43 am |
  142. Connor

    I think SNL crossed the line on making fun of blind people.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:44 am |
  143. Kiera

    I think that SNL went to far because it is not right to make fun of someone with disability especially if it is a politician because it could ruin their career

    December 17, 2008 at 11:44 am |
  144. Jo

    That is really mean they have no right to make fun of people with disabilities. That is prejudice and it was SO uncalled for!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  145. Shay

    Okay I really think that on saturday night live the New York govern should not have talked about blind people!!!! To me that is so, so DISRESPECTFUL....and if it was him he wouldn't want to be talked about!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  146. josh

    thats bad the guy can't see he is a nice man i love comedy but that went too far. Make fun of someone that doesn't mind it don't do that to someone that is challenged

    December 17, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  147. Brittany

    It is great how he is the state's governor but blind. People really shouldn't stereo-type him just because his is blind. He could be very good and makes good decisions to help the state. I think that it is fine if they went over board a little but only if governor who was on the show was fine with it.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  148. clark

    i think that comedy is great but if you make fun of something that a person can't change than that is going to far because, well, they can't change it.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  149. Gimme

    Well of coarse man! Why would the people and stuff of SNL stoop to that level man! A leagaly blind guy is probably sad enough why would they be a...a... bully like that man! it hurts me man to hear that.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  150. Caswell

    I think that Satrday night live went OVERBOARD! how would you feel if someone did that to you Hummmmm?.... not so good

    December 17, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  151. fiona

    Personally, I do not think that snl went to far. It was just a joke and it was really funny. Can't people have a little fun with things and not make someone feel hurt and feel bad. All politicians have been made fun of and just because he has a disability people are making a big deal about it!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:47 am |
  152. Kaitlyn

    It is good that the governor can joke about his disabilities but for a show to do something like that to him on tv it just doesn't seem right. It could go as an insult to him and other blind people who don't think that it is funny for Snl to joke about them being blind or legally blind. They are aloud to do whatever they want, but I think that they should stay away from certain disabilities that could insult a person.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:47 am |
  153. Lea

    I don't think that SNL went to far with it. All politicians are going to be made fun of some time. And I think they should just deal with it and move on.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  154. cheyenne

    I think they took it a little to far when they talked about those people like that because I think that is wrong how they talked about people like that just because they don’t have all the abilities we have and I don’t think that people should talk about other people that cant do cretin thing like they don’t have sight or there hearing or being able to walk it kind of mean when u talk about people that cant do cretin thing just cause of there disabilities and you can do everything cause you have your sight and your hearing and you can walk and talk but there some people out there that cant do that and I think it was just plane mean how the talked about people that have a disability problem so yes I think they took it little to far with what they sad about those people on that show and I don’t think they should of talked about them like that because the person who said it would not like it his the couldn’t hear or see or walk I think it would really hurt there feeling cause some guy talked about how some people couldn’t do something and you where one of those people who have a disability I think it would really hurt if some said that about the person talking about disable people and he wasn’t disable so I think it was really mean and really hurtful to all the people out there with disabilities and that is how I feel about him talking about them people like that.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  155. samuel

    that is not funny humer they are taking it to far

    December 17, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  156. Sophie

    I AM MADDDD 😦

    December 17, 2008 at 11:48 am |
  157. Aaron

    I think that the skit was funny and that it is legal to to make funny skits about people. I have seen many shows that make fun of different people.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:49 am |
  158. Katie

    I think that SNL went way to far by doing this !!! Putting a label in some one like they are food or a toy is REALLY not right . It also think that it is not funny ever in a small way . So what he is blind ! It's sad but he is a good Gov and stepped in when we needed help to run the state ! For that he should get a apologize . I should not happen again .

    December 17, 2008 at 11:50 am |
  159. Kelsey

    I think that there is a way to be funny without crossing a line, and SNL crossed a line when they made fun of Gov. Paterson's disability. You can be funny without being mean, even when you are talking about someone else.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:55 am |
  160. Matt

    I think it is incredibly rude to make fun of somedoby just because they have a disability. I think it is totally fine to make a joke about yourself (i do it all the time). But when someone adds on to it and makes it worse, it is just crossing the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:07 pm |
  161. Lexi

    I thought that the skit was funny and SNL slams EVERYONE! So why should a disability cause this much controversy? SNL has parodied disabilities before.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm |
  162. kyle

    they are idiots they should of not make fun of him what jerks.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:12 pm |
  163. kyle

    that was wrong of them for making fun of him. they crossed the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm |
  164. Raven

    i think wat u did about that blind man was HORRIBLE!!! u better apoligize RITE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😡

    December 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  165. Thomas

    I think that was disapointing that SNL made fun of somebody that can't help them selves. He can't help himself that he's blind, and he shouldnt be made fun of because he is. and that is about the rudest and childest thing iv herd. >:O

    December 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm |
  166. LASHANDA

    THEY SHOULDN'T TALK ABOUT THAT BLIND MAN CAUSE THAT IS SO RUDE AND VERY MEAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  167. Katie

    I think SNL did go to far with the Paterson skit. It would be one thing if he didn't have a disability because that is just wrong to do that I think.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  168. Wyatt

    I think that everyone is fair game for comedy. Even you Carl are fair game. I even watched that episode and laughed.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:19 pm |
  169. Deanna

    I think what SNL did about Gov Patterson was wrong and very mean. But i love the CNN student news! in mr francis's class we watch it everyday and we learn alot!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  170. Saran

    I think that it was just plain stupid and foolish of SNL to talk about govenor Patterson's disorder. To me I think that if I was able to do something about this, I would cut off the show, trash the hosts careers, and throw them in jail.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  171. Courtney

    I really don't think that's funny, because I have an uncle that is blind.
    And I know that if it was my aunt I would be pretty furious. Thats why I think it was HIGHLY erelevent that someone would make fun of someone with disabilites like that.
    I SERIOUSLY think they need to ethier get there act togather and know where stuff stops being funny, cancel the show, or recast the cast;
    I seriously think that if i could do anything about this I would have the jerks aressted..

    December 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  172. Pam

    I cannot believe that they would do something like that. But I think that was sweet how he made something for the blind people, but not literally, like he suggested it, I think. He is really a nice man and he should not be treated in that way. But it was that they apoligized to him.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:22 pm |
  173. Jailene

    South park is a really funny show, but at the same time it is kind of stupid the way they act. Especally little kids should not watch it.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm |
  174. Jarrett

    I think that not right to make fun of him because if you were blind you would not like to be insulted on tv.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  175. Trai

    I think it's stupid that SNL made fun of Gov. Paterson's disablity. It doesn't matter if your handicap or if you are blind they shouln't have done that.

    P.S. I would feel bad if I were Gov. Paterson,

    December 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm |
  176. Edward

    I would not like the person that made the video. I really hate it when people insult other people. It's not his fault he's blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  177. Sergio

    SNL has yet to cross the line where humor turns to offense. There is a distinct difference between satirical comedy and straight-up discrimination. The Paterson skit was satirical and if you can't understand or appreciate the humor, then watch another show. Enough said.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  178. Luke

    SNL was funny during the presidents and all but this is way out of hand. They should think beforethey do!

    December 17, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  179. Luke

    thye should not make fun of people that are born the way they are. SNL could get in serious trouble. It was funny when they had John McCain and Barak Obama though.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:41 pm |
  180. Mrs. Babb's 5th period Government Class

    We believe as a public figure, the SNL skit did not go too far, because as a public figure the standard for malice is higher than the average citizen.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  181. Santiago

    What people fail to understand is that humor is humor. There are all different kinds of humor; no pun intended, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I, for one, thought it was quite humorous that an Iraqi threw a shoe at the president. Now others might object, and say his life was on the line, but was that really a maliciously thrown shoe? I don't think so, and in the case of Paterson, I don't think the humor was meant to be malicious either.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:49 pm |
  182. BRANDAN

    it was funny!!!! I dont think that they went to far at all!

    December 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  183. Michael & Zach

    The SNL skit did not go far enough... It was not that big of a deal. He should be able to laugh at himself.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  184. Benvolio

    I am a legally blind teen. I don't watch SNL, but I read about the skit in the news and decided to take a look for myself. I personally found it hilarious, and in no way or form found that it crossed the line. I was more offended when Kanye attempted to sing "Love Lockdown", I thought that he was going to cause me go deaf as well.

    December 17, 2008 at 12:57 pm |
  185. Laura

    I think most people that are made fun of just over react John McCain was made fun of a lot on SNL and he just went along with it. I think that’s what most people should do. I don’t think that you should make fun of people who have serious problems or people that died seving their country though but I thought that show was fine SNL has done a lot worse.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
  186. Bruce

    The skit points out that America and this nation is an advanced civilization. We can have opinions and speak them without being shot for it. Our forfathers and our troops have given thier all for this right. They have defended your right to speak your mind even if they disagree and would spend the rest of their lives speaking aginst you and your beliefs. They have defended your right at the top of their voice and at the cost of their lives. Hurray for the media! Hurray for SNL! but most of all enjoy the freedom you have to partisapate. It was paid for in blood.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm |
  187. Katherine

    I understand that the comments SNL made were mean, but that's just what they do. It's basically their job to make fun of celebrities. Just about every other politician out there has been made fun of, and they handled it just fine. Patterson should just move on, because the first amendment protcects the rights of SNL.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  188. Taylor

    Even though SNL makes fun of everyone and everything, I think they took it a little too far. In my opinion, they still could have done the skit but with a little more thought on how the Governor would react to it.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  189. Mr. Brandels Class

    We are mixed on our opinions. Our teacher though it was hilarious, but we thought they crossed the line. We cannot agree with him, but enjoyed debating the question for most of the class.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm |
  190. Bruce

    Did the skit make you THINK? Did it move you to a defendable position? Did some political figure get a look at what we see?
    No, we are not in Kansas any more? We are in America.Thank God.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  191. Taylor

    Even though SNL makes fun of everything and everyone, I think they took this one a tiny bit too far. They still could could have done the skit but with a little more thought on how the Governor would react. But other than that, I think that they had every right; every politician is going to be made fun of some time.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:15 pm |
  192. Mr. Lee's 5th Period American History Class

    SNL needs to wake up! Making fun of someone is not cool at anytime, but making fun of a person's disability is unacceptable!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  193. Karisa

    I don't like that they made fun of his disabilities. Yes you have a right of free speech, you shouldn't push it. I know if I were him I would not appreciate it.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  194. Hunter

    I thought that the show was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO funny but i don't think the the governor went too far. I think he is just fine but he is funny like Larry the Cable Guy. Getter Done!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  195. James

    You guys shouldn't make fun of someone without asking them. And don't make fun of them just because he is blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  196. parker

    you know it is not funny to make fun of people but on the other hand he had it coming =P

    December 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  197. Ashley

    I think that they went to far. I mean like it is kind of mean to do that to him. No one should ever be treated like that for any reason.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  198. Grace

    I think that this skit about Gov. David Paterson that has a disability of being visually impaired is wrong. They took a disability that isn't anything to laugh about and made fun of it. But saying this I am a bit of a hypocrite, I have to admit I did laugh, but I know that it wasn't right.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  199. Jessica

    I think that they did go a little too far. Making fun of Governor David Patterson who is visually impaired is not right and it shouldn't have happen. It shows much disrespect to people who are blind. It also makes fun of more people than just the governor..........

    December 17, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  200. Sam

    I thought it was pretty funny, but they did cross the line a bit. I know that I was amused, but I know that if I were him I would not appreciate it at all and I would probably have the same reaction.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  201. L*OG@N

    I think that the SNL went way to to far. If they were someone with a disability and they accidently did something because their disability caused them to would you want to be made fun of???? I think that is very sad to even think about making fun of someone because they were born with a disability. It's not like they wanted to be like that I mean you really can't help it. Next time you could try telling someone hey it's upside down or this is wrong but you really should do something nice not make fun of them for it.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  202. Katie

    I think that Saturday Night Live was funny during the elections but now it has gone to far. It is not his fault that he is disabled. How would you feel if that was you? Not very good right. They should be showing the accomplishment he made even with a disability not tearing him down like they were doing.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  203. nicholas

    They Went Over The Line..........I Didn't think it was funny

    December 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  204. Win

    Everyone gets made fun of on that show. Sarah Palin got made fun of a lot and she laughed along with it. I think Paterson needs to live a little, have some fun.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  205. Blair

    I think that SNL is funny... most of the time, but this time they were a little to extreme. Of course they have the right to make fun of Governor Patterson like this, but that doesn't mean they should. If I had a disability I would be offended, especially if I was blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  206. Malia

    SNL is a really funny show and I watch it every Saturday. I think that people are overreacting about the whole "Making fun of Governer Paterson" thing. They were just trying to get their audience to laugh and personally, I thought the skit was hilarious! Sarah Palin was made fun of every week on SNL leading up to the election and was a good sport about it. She even guest starred at one point! So why should it be any different for Governer Paterson? I doubt that he was used on SNL just because he has a disability. The producers could have used any politician! Bottom line, people just need to lighten up about it. They weren't calling Governer Paterson stupid or anything like that, so why is it such a big deal?

    December 17, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  207. Brooke

    I think that it is horrible that they did that to him. I mean they wouldn't like it if someone made fun of something about them so why would they do that to them?

    December 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm |
  208. Caitlin

    I think it is fine to have a little fun with politics one in a while but as Governor Patterson said himself, this crosses the line. Making fun of one person with disabilities puts a name for everyone else that has them as well. Stereotyping is a cruel thing, even though it might seem funny sometimes. It ruins millions of chances and opportunities that people otherwise may have seized.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  209. Joshua

    Honestly I don't think it went to far, SNL was exercising the intended use of the first amendment. Granite it was rude and uncalled for, but it was not too far. It was funny in a crude and humorous way.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  210. Jeanette

    Ok look. I get where they are coming from but come on! They didn't make a big deal about it with Sarah Palin! She even appeared on it. SNL is about making big time people look like...goofs.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  211. Martha

    I don't think that they crossed the line. Honestly, i'm tired of hearing about all the disabled people. I mean, I feel bad for them and all, but my whole life I've been hearing that it's not nice to make jokes about the blind and all. However, you always hear people say it's not nice to pick on them, but that's just because their blind or def. What about the normal people who don't have a disability, but they can have a worse life than those who do have a disability. You don't see those people on the news.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  212. Ashley

    I think that it is really mean to make fun of people with disabilities like that they have a hard time already with getting jobs and making it through school and stuff like that. They don't need flocks of people making fun of them too. They just want to be like everyone else.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  213. Moli

    I agree. I think that it is completely unfair to make fun of someone regardless if its for a show. People shouldnt have to listen to someone else just because they have a disability or arent like you. People with disabilities are just like everyone else. On the outside they may look different, they may act different, but in the inside they are just like us, a human being, a person with feelings just like everyone else. A disability is not anything to be made fun of, no one should be made fun of just because of what they have, dont have, act like, dont act like, how they look or dont look, everyone is a human and inside every one of us is someone with feelings and everyone should be accepted as they are not someone somebody else tells them to be.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
  214. Hannah

    SNL is all about making fun of politics. It would have been perfectly fine if they spoofed Paterson's mannerisms or something other than his blindness. Being visually impaired is not unique to Paterson, therefore they were essentially making fun of blind people in general. I think it's been blown way out of proportion, however, and SNL should just learn from their mistakes and move on.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  215. Ashley

    I don't care how funny some people thing that kind of stuff is, to me it is just mean and unnecessary. SNL should think twice before saying something completely offensive and rude like that. People with disabilities have a hard enough time in life!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  216. Ben

    I think it is funny because it is just a joke and you shouldn't really take it serious.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  217. brooke !! !!! !!!!!

    It was not nice at all 😦 Not cool dude

    December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  218. Alex

    I don't care. I thin it's funny. I mean, they can't even see it. What are they whining about

    December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |
  219. Hannah

    I think it was horrible that SNL would swoop that low just to get viewers! When they were making fun of people with out disability’s it was ok, but now they crossed the line! If they had disability’s I bet they would be very humiliated and angry! I wonder if they will even try to redeem themselves!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  220. Moira

    I think that SNL went to far. It's not his fault he's blind. THAT WAS MEAN!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  221. Shae

    I don't think that they went to far because that is a minor joke compared to some of the other things they have said about other people.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  222. Quinn

    when I watched snl I didn't know he was blinded I thought they were just making fun of him and saying that he was num and yes it was funny

    December 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  223. Paige

    I think that was very mean what Saturday Night Live did to that blind man,It's not his falt that he is blind, but I know that Saturday Night Live have done this for a long time. But they should get of the air for doing it. Thats not funny!!!!!!! Not at all!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  224. Hannah

    i think its funny but mean i dont really think he should get mad about it though because like he did it o why cant they?

    December 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  225. Sam

    I think it would have been okay for them to do it if they had gotten Gov. Patterson's permission first. Since they obviosly didn't, I think it was wrong for them to make fun of something that was out of his hands.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  226. Jack

    i think that it only goes to far if the person the skit is about is sad

    jack

    December 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  227. Tipsie

    i have never wrote here before but this i had to write about!!! cuz when i was in middle school i was in sped class and i know how it hurts to be made fun of like that!!!! i think it is very wrong!!!!! and i love saturday night live and all but they went too far on this!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  228. Tristan

    I have to admit that was pretty funny, but you need to know when your going to far, especially on national television. I can see why that would upset him.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  229. eric

    i think it is so funny because he cant even see and how would he know if it was bad or not he could not see the tv screen

    December 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm |
  230. Micah

    I think that it is funny to make fun of blind people because I mean they can't even see what the people are doing to make fun of them, why do they even care. I got to watch that more often It's hilarious!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  231. Hannah

    wow thats really mean. Its not his fault he's blind. It kinda was funny but they went to far i think. But its not funny to make fun of blind people. SNL must have no life if they waste there time hurting a poor mans feelings, i think they could do something better with their time. And choose something more funny cause blind people arn't really funny at all its sad.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  232. Natalie

    i think that it was funny at first as they kept going it was mean

    December 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  233. Alex

    I think it's a bad idea because you could really hurt someone's feelings.

    December 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  234. Ms. Jay's 7th grade History 2A class

    The majority of the class felt that while SNL's livelihood is parodying celebrities and politicians, SNL went too far with their skit of Governor Paterson because making fun of a man with a disability so that others can get a laugh is "pretty messed up!"

    December 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  235. KENNY

    I THINK THAT IT IS PERFECTLY FINE. iT IS ONE OF OUR BASIC RIGHTS TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT OUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS

    December 17, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  236. Lapur

    I think it was terrible for them to make fun of him... we should feel sorry for these kind of people for not being normal like us. Therefore they should not be on a normal people t.v. show.
    Carl is cool.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  237. mickey

    I think that is so crazy.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  238. Kyle

    The SNL skit was so horrible and so not Legit and SNL needs to do better than that and not make fun of people and lose freakin views they need to apoloize to the sentor and say that on the next show and to him in person

    IT WAS NOT LEGIT SO HAHAH

    December 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  239. Seanba

    I belive that this is somthing that we should not have to see on television. It's not funny at all. Those people who made fun of them should be fired!

    December 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  240. Mr. Flynn's Applied Social Studies Class

    We think it was a bad joke that went to far and ended up hurting people's feelings. It is okay to make fun of people on SNL for things they actually do, but when you make fun of people's disabilities, it is not alright.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  241. graham

    i am blind this really does downsize us we are just as normal as u this is racist i cant believe they would do this in public

    December 17, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  242. Kenny

    I think that Saturday night went a little too far. The reason because the governor of New York is blind. He can't see and they're making fun of him because of that. He has a horrible disability and it's horrible to make him feel worse about it and down him about it. He is a blind governor and i don't that they should make fun of him because of his disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  243. Tyler

    It is perfectly fine that they did that. They should be able to take a joke. maybe they did go to far, but it's a skit, they weren't trying to hurt their feelings.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  244. kate

    I didnt think it went to far. They were only making a joke and the other people were just trying to make it a big deal. I thought that is was funny.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  245. Danielle

    I feel that they did not go too far with this skit. On SNL, they make fun of everyone and anything. Though he is blind, they should still be able to make a skit that is funny based on him even though he has a disability. The Gov. I feel took it too far. He should know that SNL is NOT meant to be taken seriosusly, at all!! My point is, they are allowed to use their show for whatever they feel would be necessary and he should just deal with it!!

    December 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  246. james

    i think on some levels it went to far but i thought it was hilarious

    December 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  247. meghan

    yes, it was really funny, but Saturday night live seems to always take their making fun of people too far sometimes. making fun of the Govt. and his disabilitly, was very wrong funny yes but still mean

    December 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  248. Jack

    I think that they went a little too far because they were making fun of something that he can't help. I think it's okay for them to make fun of things that politicians do and stupid things they say, but making fun of him being blind isn't right. SNL has always been making fun of people but it never is a disability. A person wouldn't make fun of someone for being blind so why should a show be able to. It is just as hurtful if not more hurtful for a show to make fun of a specific person's disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  249. alec

    i think they crossed the line with this skit because they didn't make fun of just one person but all blind people. they shouldn't make fun of things people can't control.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  250. Jocelyn

    I don't think that SNL took the skit to far because it is a parody show and the only thing that is taking it far is the way some people are reacting. People aren't looking at reality this is how it is, and SNL is only trying to keep people entertained. Not everything has to be serious in life even if i were handicap i probably wouldn't mind a little joke. SNL has probably taken a lot of stuff to far but no one is complaining about campaigning.
    It is a comedy what do you expect.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  251. Ian

    I think it was very mean and uncalled for. They took it to far. To make fun someone because there blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  252. Kyle

    I think it went a little too far this time. I know SNL has every right to talk or make fun of whatever they like. But you have to think about what this does to people who are made fun of on there. Now making fun of a blind man his not funny. You need to put yourself in that person's place and know what it is like to be made fun and they're making fun of him for his disability. It is like you are making fun of a person who has down syndrome. The point is to think of why you are making fun of him and if you do you shouldn't make fun of his disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  253. Trevor

    To me I don't think they went to far. SNL goes far on everything so it shouldn't be that big of a deal. Again they make fun of EVERYONE so he shouldn't think of it to much, he took it took seriously. It was a joke he needs to get that. SNL has done way worse then this.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  254. Maheen

    I think that Sat. Night Live has the right to make fun of political characters under the First Amendment (freedom of speech) but making fun of the governor was morally wrong. Yes, I understand that SNL makes fun of many people, including political people, but making fun of a disabled person is really mean and rude. Making fun of the governor, who is disabled, is making fun of all disabled people. Disabled and handicapped people can't help themselves from being that way. It was really rude and mean to make fun of the governor just because he can't see. They went way too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  255. molly

    I think they went to far and if they were him they wouldn't like it, also I thought it was funny when he did it but I don't think it was a right thing to do to somebody that was blind, and it was not funny when they did it.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  256. Megan

    I think that humor is funny...to a point. Yes, in the first amendment gives you the right to free speech and the right freedom of press. That really was only meant to voice your opinions, not to slander others or make them feel bad about themselves. Mocking the blind is like mocking someone who is white or black, but with less humor. It causes someone pain to be that way and your going to make fun of them? I think that it was funny when it was clean humor, but than some other people are really embarresed from that IF they have a faulty arm. My friends sister is "handy-capped" but she is wonderful and I don't find it funny. I love SNL but than again maybe I have a "weird sense of humor," or a weird way of thinking of the SNL skit but I don't think it's funny to laugh at someone else's pain. Maybe it's just me, but if so I think it's a pretty sad world don't you?

    December 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  257. Joshua

    I think SNL went a little too far with this one skit. Its fine to make fun of politicians, but to make fun of a politician who is blind is just wrong. If you make fun of a person due to a disability, it is just not right and its like making fun of Helen Keller. SNL is a great show, no doubt, but this one is just too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  258. Essence

    I think that SNL did go a little to far. Making fun of Governor David Patterson who is blind or any disable person is wrong. Even if they were just entertaning it is still wrong.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:12 pm |
  259. Alexis

    I know that making the show funny is their job, but they shouldn't have taken it that far. Making fun of someone else's disability is just not right.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  260. Daniel

    To some people it might have seemed that they didn't go too far, because you know its Saturday Night Live and all. But to other people it is just a shock like to me. I personally like SNL but... "you don't call a mentally retarded person a retard, you call your friends retards, you know." that is a famous and meaningful quote from the office, and Michael says that. So what i just want to say is that its not right to criticize people by their looks but by what is in the inside.
    Thank you

    December 17, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  261. Mazin

    I think that they didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings and were saying it as a joke. Even though they should still not make fun of people with disabilities.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  262. Rajvi

    I think they went a little far by humiliating Governor David Patterson. Just because someone has a disability doesn't mean you should make fun of it. People should think about what they want to say or joke before they do it.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm |
  263. Mike

    My opinion on this question is that Saturday Night Live didn't go to far. David Patterson did make a joke about him being blind. So it was kinda his fault for bringing it up. And Saturday Night Live took the opportunity to make a skit out of it. And sure enough it was pretty funny. Plus they have made fun of people worse than you. So your waiting in a line before you can complain about Saturday Night Live.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  264. josh

    I do believe in my very intelligent brain that is not pushing it with the comment about Governor Patterson. I had a lot of thought about this comment and I believe they did go over the line a little bit. But since that Gov. Patterson made a joke about his disability I would assume SNL thought they could too. That seems like it's wrong but since he cracked a joke about himself others thought they could, and it isn't all there fault. Although I do believe that SNL pushed it a little but they had a reason that it was alright and not rude to because Governor Patterson made fun of himself. That is my perspective.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
  265. Michael

    I don't think that SNL went too far. They did make fun of a disability, but it was funny. I think that in comedy, everyone is fair game for any reason. I also see this as a step forward for people with disabilities because normal members of society get made fun of for sometimes unfair reasons so people with disabilities are obviously accepted as normal members of society.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  266. shannon

    they took it way to far what they did was very disrespectful and they brought up things on the governor that happened to him years agao and it may have been funny but they never should have done it! snl has many thing that they could do instead of that!

    December 17, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  267. cody

    What SNL has been doing is wrong and is irresponcible and you would think adults would know better.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  268. Ben

    As horrible as it sounds i thought it was very funny. I think that since he was not offended why should we be offended about it

    December 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  269. McLovin

    That is wrong for what they did. If they were in Patterson's place and he was making fun of them, they wouldn't like it. They just went way too far for making fun of a blind person.. SNL is one thing i don't like watching because they crossed so many lines. That skit wasn't funny at all.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  270. Kerby

    I think that they did not cross the line, but they were very close to crossing it. I think that crossing the line would be to single someone out, and make fun of them for something they can not help. So I can see where this could have hurt his feelings. It would probably hurt mine as well.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  271. Rebekah

    I think that sometimes, SNL is funny, but this time they went way to far. People with disabilities should NOT be made fun of, as most people with disabilities are very sensitive about it. I do believe that it is okay to make fun of people in the sense that SNL does, but not okay to make fun of people with disablities, such as Gov. Paterson.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  272. Hunter

    I think SNL went too far. Sure I watch some videos that do insult people, but they don't insult people that are disabled. So I think Saturday Night Live went too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  273. Samantha

    I think it was very rude and mean for them to do that, because how would you like it if you were blind and someone made fun of you? Political figure or not it's still wong.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm |
  274. Jacob

    I thought that this was very funny, but again everything that SNL does is funny. SNL has made fun or made skits that could affend many people before, and I don't think that this one should stand out over all of the other skits before. I think that SNL should not make fun of people's disabilities like blindness or serious things like this.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  275. Mike

    I THINK THE GOEVRNOR MAN SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN OFFENDE BY THE SKIT HE WAS JUST TR4YING TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH IN AMERICA!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  276. Morissa

    I think that it went WAY to far because he cannot help what he is and I mean Gov. Paterson made fun himself but they had no right to do that just cause he did it. Making fun of someone is wrong.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  277. lola

    i think that they went too far cause u shouldn't make fun of people's disabilities.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  278. Melissa

    I think that SNL went too far with making fun of Governor Patterson. I know that on their show they make fun of people but I think they were really rude with this one. They had no right to make fun of someone because of a disability. I think that that was so incredibly disrespectful on so many levels. Governor Patterson can’t help the fact that he is legally blind. Therefore, he should not be discriminated because of this. If SNL wanted to make fun of him for his role and what he does as a governor I think that this is fine. Although, what they did by making fun of his disability crossed the line.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  279. Mrs. Meyer's class

    SNL was harsh and disrespectful to Gov. David Patterson. It's not funny if someone has a disability like being blind or death or anything like that.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  280. Amanda

    I think SNL went a little to far, because adults are constantly complaining that children are being bullied, but they go behind them and "pick on" other adults. They're not setting a go example for children.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  281. Krista

    I think that SNL was just doing their jobs cause that's what they do. They pick on politicans all the time so Govener Patterson should know it was just a joke and know that SNL wasn't trying to hurt his feelings they were just doing their jobs.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  282. Mrs Eastmans 8th Grade Class

    Our class thinks that SNL went over the line. When they made fun of his blindness they weren't only making fun of him but it affected every blind person.

    December 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  283. Rene

    I think that it was wrong to make a joke about a Governor David Patterson. People shouldnt make fun of visually impared. I think they are just as equal and normal as everyone else.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  284. Mary & Cameron

    I think that they went a little too far. It would have been funny to the governor if they had asked him first. Making fun of someone is okay only if you are playing around for the right reasons. Blindness or any other disability is definitely not something to make fun of......

    December 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm |
  285. maverick

    I think I would stop when I heart someones feelings.
    By the way carl I love your hair style.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  286. Rebecca

    I think that just because of his dissability,that doesn't mean that people have to make fun of him. But we can't stop people from being so mean in this world.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  287. jenny

    well if you get into office you beader have some room for critashem

    December 17, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  288. Arianna

    I do think they went a little to far, but I think it was very funny ,and that who ever did not see that performance has to see and they will see that it was funny.LOL

    December 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  289. Hanna

    Comedians have been making fun of the disabled for the longest time. If you watch any stand-up comedy show, 9 times out of 10 there's a joke involving disabilities. Its only being brought up because it was the governor's name. If you're gonna bring this up, you might as well bring up every disability joke ever told.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  290. jenny

    They do take it a little far ,but it 's for are amusement and they do it to everyone so he shouldn't take it so hard. When you get into office,you need to have some room for critisism.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  291. Angelo

    I'm not blaming SNL at all. They make humor of many public figures for many reasons. It seems that Gov. Paterson is just easily offended by this skit. If he was able to make a joke of his blindness, so could SNL. He should go on SNL for a counter-skit!

    December 17, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  292. samantha

    saturday nights live makes front of everyone why should it be a crime for making front of this man

    December 17, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  293. Taylor

    The very fact that this issue is in question proves that we have become so politically correct we can't laugh at ourselves anymore. I don't have anything against people with disabilities, but the one thing I can't stand is whiners. I admire the fact that New York has a blind governer, but anyone who is just going to sit around and whine about how everyone is against people with disabilities shows an extreme lack of maturity and self-confidence.
    I am a high school student with autism, and my friends and I joke about it all the time. Being a politician means being under public scrutiny. Bottom line: everyone has issues, everyone gets laughed at, that's life, get over it.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  294. dynamite

    I think that they went to far, because if someone has a disibility, that doesn't mean that they can't do great things.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  295. Leigh

    It was just plain wrong. It's different if he jokes about himself then other people

    December 17, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  296. Rachel

    I think that this Governor should take a joke! Why is it only ok for him to laugh about his disability, but not anyone else? He should drop his double standard, or wind up out of his office.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  297. Taylor

    By the way, just because a comment is in all caps does not mean that it makes a valid point. Saying THAT'S SO MEAN does not prove anything that we don't already know.
    And yes, I agree with the First Amendment thing.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  298. Ben

    That is so not alright I mean thats just plain mean not funny . If thats all they can find for material thats just stink-en sad.Rock on Carl !!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
  299. Lynsie

    I saw the skit on SNL and i loved it but i can see other people getting hurt by it and if i was blind i would get mad to but i still loved the skit it was so hilarious.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  300. Sean

    In the first amendment it states that the people have the right to express themselves freely as far as speech and opinion. If you think that they crossed the line, then that means you don't respect the first amendment. so therefore you shouldn't even be able to respect you opinions on this blog.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  301. Aliah

    That was not funny at all. I think that what a politician says is fair game, but not their disabilities. Making fun of somebody with disabilities is like throwing shoes at the president, it's not right.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  302. Emily

    Mocking some one for their disability is wrong. I know that some people think its funny to mock him, but that man is smart and god loves him. That is what matters. I know people that are blind and they can do anything we can do and in some cases better. The world might be in econimic disstress and people want something to laugh about but dont make fun of inteligent and dillagent working people.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  303. Whaun

    Even though i watch SNL and i like the skit i thought that they did go a little bit to far cause if i was blind i wouldnt want to be made fun of or laughed at cause it is hurtful and i think they should at least be a little nicer about what skits they do.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  304. ivy

    ok i know that it is wrong but why is a big dealabout picking on the blind when they pick on black people, fat people, special needs people, that what i think

    December 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  305. Kimberly

    They shold respect him and not make fun of him. What they did was wrong. They should care more of people than themselves. Governor David Patterson is smart even with his disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:06 pm |
  306. drake

    I think making fun of him is mean! Even though he is a free target that is not appropreate

    December 17, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  307. Naomi

    I think that even though it is certainly a bad thing to have a disability, what about all the things people keep saying about how they are people just like us? The SNL skit wasn't really a good thing, but I think that people don't need to make a big deal about it.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  308. Reyes

    Its not cool picking on him just because hes blind. How would you like being picked on because your blind. Im kindof blind myself so if you mess with him youmess me everyone esle. shame on you dude.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  309. Mick

    SNL's funny but they should not have made fun of the governor but still it's SNL!

    P.S. Carl you are the bomb!

    December 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  310. Zack

    I see it both ways, get TV ratings yeah that is great, the comedians crossed the line by way too much. How about if the comedians were blind? How about something instead about Gov. Bjornvich in an auction house, seat at $250,000 going once twice... Keep up the puns cause they are waaaaay too punny!!

    December 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  311. Mary

    I think that it was completely wrong to make fun of him like that. Saturday Night Live can be funny, but this time they went way too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  312. Tracy

    I think that the comedy show was rude to people who are blind. The news broadcasters shouldn't have thought that since he was joking about his disability that they could to. /everyone went a little too far with this one.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  313. Cameron

    They definitely should have asked Governor Patterson first. He probably would have laughed.......

    December 17, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  314. Jordan

    Dear Carl, I think that the skit was kind of mean but I have seen SNL and I am sure that they meant no harm in their skit. I think there should be no hard feelings even though i could see how Mr. Patterson might have soem hurt feelings. I think everybody should chilax and understand that there was no line crossed.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  315. Scott

    What's really sad, is that there are actors, producers, writers, etc., that are getting paid, and this is all they can come up with? Like the Gov. said, "Third Grade."

    December 17, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  316. Ellie a.k.a Bambii

    I think that Saturday Night Live is a great show, but this got a little out of hand. Even though they always make fun of people I think this is really wrong because he actually has a disibility. They should have asked him for permission first.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  317. Jirji

    Please please, post this coment: I think that Paterson should be respected, blind governors are awesome. He is still equal with everyone else. The show should have been censored a little. Carl, you should have told something to the SNL. I bet they would have listened to you.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  318. Jorgio

    Carl, I think that the SNL should have been a little more considerate towards Paterson. The 1st amendment does grant freedom of speech, but shoudn't we at least have some respect towards the impaired?

    December 17, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  319. Joujou

    I agree that the SNL did not break the law by their skit, but coudn't they have broken some feelings? I think so.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  320. Haily

    I think SNL went alittle to far i mean come on you can make fun of people even though it's not nice but making fun of one person's disablility is just not right every one eles may think it's funny but if you really think you may have just severly hurt someones feelings. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!

    December 17, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  321. Kate

    I think they went to far making fun of Govenor David Paterson's disability. They more than likely wouldn't like it if he was making fun of them about something that made them different. Next time they need to put themselves in his shoes!

    December 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  322. Josh

    Yes, I think snl's skit went way too far. Thay do make good skit's but making fun of a visually imparied person goes too far and it being about a governor it could be the end.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  323. Bre

    SNL is a funny show. I think it's funny.Everyone has there laughs. But I think Paterson should take consideration that it wasn't making fun of him personally. He shouldn't take it seriously.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  324. James

    I think SNL went a bit too far. It's about as bad as saying a black joke. But comedians will do anything to make people laugh.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  325. Heidi

    It's not like the Gov. had a choice wether or not he wanted the disability so why make fun of him. I think what SNL did was wrong and rude.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  326. pedro

    hey its pedro here, i think it's very immature to make fun of people with disabilities for example the senator. They should make an apology letter to the senator =P->from Mrs.Robinson's 6-7th grade class.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  327. Brezny

    I think it is very unfair to target people with disabilities. These people work very hard to gain respect and to be treated fairly. It must be degrading to them. They, most likely, already feel bad about their disability, even though it gets laughs it can hurt others.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  328. Jess

    It's kind of sad that people make fun of this kind of thing just because people are different or have a disability... They really did go to far with that skit making fun of now only Governor Paterson but people with other kinds of disabilities just to get a laugh... It's just not right...

    December 17, 2008 at 5:27 pm |
  329. Emily

    I think that they went to far. It's one thing to laugh at political leaders because of stupid things they've done or said, but it's a whole other issue when your making fun of someone for a disability that they can't help. Especially when they've learned to overcome it and are doing something great with their lives instead of being all poor me.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  330. Mina

    It's really funny to watch, but it still might be offensive to people like him.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  331. Kathleen

    I'm a big SNL fan, and I've seen lots of their political skits; this skit was just as bad as all the others that made fun of Sara Palin, John McCain, and other people. I do think, though, that they went a little too far, but most of the content they made fun of (besides his disability) could have happened to anyone.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  332. Brandie

    As a politician i feel that he is fair game. I never saw Palin, McCain or Obama take real offense to the SNL immitations, in fact some embraced it. We are in a worsening recession and i think it irresponsible to focus on something as minniscule as an SNL skit when there are more important issues to be handled in the United States at the moment.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  333. Ashleigh

    I never really liked saturday night live, but this time was definately crossing a line that was already crossed when they started getting inappropriate. I don't think making fun of Gov. Patterson was even acceptable... Just another random thing.... Carl, you rock!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  334. Danielle

    They shouln't make fun of the blind. So what if David Patterson made fun of his disability. The people shouldn't make fun of the Governor. It might have been funny, but you have to think of how you are making the joke about and if it will hurt the person's feelings. I know I won't want to be made fun of if I had a disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  335. Hunter

    SNL did go too far. They can be funny as much as they want, but not for people with disorders such as blindness or talking. The comment above mine is not me neither.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  336. Jennifer

    I think they went to far....but i mean they could hav found a better way to make fun of the govenor without using disabilities as a crutch..if you no what i mean..these people who are disabled can't help it

    December 17, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  337. Samantha

    I think that the SNL skit was very offending to David Patterson. You should not do that to any person even if you dilike them because it could hurt those peoples feelings.

    December 17, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  338. Joe

    SNL should know better not to make fun of people like that. they insult a lot of people, but they went too far this time.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  339. Rachel

    It's ok to make fun of a governer because they made a bad decicsion, but it is just plain rude to make fun of them just because they have a disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  340. Ana

    I know that alot of America needs to lighten up, but making fun of Govenor Patterson is not fair. You can make fun of someone if they said something wrong ar did something, but maiking fun of something out of a persons control is just not fair.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  341. Carson

    I thought it was very funny, and that he needs to improve upon his supposed "sense of humor". They didn't use any offensive names, so I don't see why it started such a big fuss!

    December 17, 2008 at 6:04 pm |
  342. mabel

    i know people have the right to freedom of speech but they went alittle to far with that. I bet that if they had disablity they would feel affended too.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  343. Alex

    Saturday Night Live went way too far with that parody skit. Paterson can make fun of his own disability but what rights do they have to make of him.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  344. Nicole

    What SNL did was merely a joke. True, it wasn’t the nicest skit every performed, but there was nothing illegal done, so why punish the show? Their job is to make people laugh. That's all the comedians were trying to do. Besides, Saturday Night Live wasn't aiming to hurt anyone.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  345. Bubba

    I believe that the SNL skit crossed the line. I don't think it is at all funny when you make fun of someone else's disabilities. This is like making fun of someone for something that is not their fault. I don't think they should have made fun of Mr. Patterson.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  346. Carlos

    That was so funny it made me laugh!

    December 17, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  347. Chris

    I think it did go a little over board. But still it was some good comedy and a great laugh.

    P.S. stay cool Carl Azuz

    December 17, 2008 at 6:32 pm |
  348. Ian

    I think that the people who did this went too far in doing that but, it didn’t violate the First Amendment to free speech, but it was still very unkind thing to do to him. If they didn’t want all of this to happen then they should not have done this.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  349. EmmRil

    I can't believe they did that! My sister has disabilities too, and she's made fun of it alot because of those disabilities! If it's hurtful to her it's hurtful to him! SNL WENT TOO FAR THIS TIME!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm |
  350. Elmo

    I think the skit was funny,but I don't think that they should have done that to him. That is really mean!!! You should not judge a person on how they look or what their abilities are. That is why!

    December 17, 2008 at 6:41 pm |
  351. Lauren

    I think SNL went to far with the joke of Paterson.They should understand that person is blind,but they don't have to make fun of it.It is cruel and rude to do that because there are a lot blind people in the world that do not need to be disrespected and be shown on a public show or in public.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  352. Bubby

    I really don't think that the SNL should make fun of Mr. Patterson. Even though he's blind, peolple can't make fun of his disabilities. This is like somebody blaming you on something that you didn't do. I really hink that the SNL shouldn't make fun of Mr. Peterson.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  353. Jake

    I think that the SNL presentation was very disrespectful because they shoulen't make fun of him because he is blind

    December 17, 2008 at 6:51 pm |
  354. Michael

    I usually think SNL is funny but I think SNL went to far this time. It wasnt funny it was just plain rude to make fun of Governor David Patterson . It isn't right to make fun of a blind man.

    December 17, 2008 at 6:54 pm |
  355. Sophie

    SNL makes fun of everyone. It's just trying to entertain an audience but the joke on Gov. Paterson was a bit too far. They should've taken that joke a bit lower since it's not only insulting the governor, it's offending the disabled as well.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  356. Samantha

    I do not think it is fair game because it was out of line and very ,very, offenseful to the blind. Or it would be to me if i were blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:07 pm |
  357. Artemis

    They went to far making fun of somebody with a disability. It is beyond mean what they did on SNL.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:11 pm |
  358. ERICK

    MAYBE THEY DID GO A LITTLE FAR BUT COME ON SNL HAS BEEN MAKING FUN OF POLIITICS FOR A LONG TIME AND EVERYBODY ALWAYS HAS THERE LAUGHS

    December 17, 2008 at 7:12 pm |
  359. tyler

    I thaught that it was pretty funny! They have freedom of speech so they can do what ever they want to who ever they want. Its a free country too!

    December 17, 2008 at 7:16 pm |
  360. Jacob

    I think that SNL is a great show I watch it whenever I can but I think that they shouldn't do things that harsh that could really hurt someones feelings unintentionally

    December 17, 2008 at 7:21 pm |
  361. Caitlyn

    I think that it was over the top, but Saturday Night Live has always made fun of a of politics and the people in them. I think that if you become involved you should be prepared to be ridiculed, because everyone watches.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:31 pm |
  362. Mike

    I agree with Colin, the first amendment gives us the freedom of press and free speech. Everyone is fair game on SNL. I don't think they were trying to mock or belittle Governor Paterson because of his blindness, though some may argue that they exploited it for a cheap joke. I think Gov. Paterson should learn to laugh at himself...for some it makes coping with their disability even easier. I saw the show and happened to think it made for good T.V. I don't think Gov. Paterson should be mad. It raised publicity towards him, and whether that be good or bad, it allowed more blind people to learn about this powerful man that shares their disability.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:41 pm |
  363. Laura

    the crew at SNL went to far in poking fun at the governor. he can do nothing about being blind and they should not have made fun of him for that, now has actions are fair game but not his a disability that he can do nothing about

    December 17, 2008 at 7:43 pm |
  364. Charlie

    I think it is not funny at all because delling with being blind is really hard. I don't think nobody should be making fun of that. They seriosly went too too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:49 pm |
  365. Lizzy

    They went too far...to make fun of a career is different than making fun of a disability. It doesn't matter if laws were broken or not.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:50 pm |
  366. Afiya

    Saturday Night Live makes fun of everyone. He even made fun of himself at one point. It's not like he's a poor blind guy anyway. He's Governor and it was just a joke.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:54 pm |
  367. Lily

    Comedy does make fun of many things, but making fun of disibilities means it's gone too far. Comedy is comedy. But please, just stick to the politics.

    December 17, 2008 at 7:59 pm |
  368. Victor

    I think that SNL needs to apologize to him. Blind people are not to be made fun of. AND SNL IS NOT REALLY THAT FUNNY!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
  369. Blaze

    I can't think of anything more rude than making fun of someone who is blind. Gov. Patterson had a right to be angry about this.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
  370. Rachel

    SNL is my favorite show. Making fun of Palin during the elections really made me talk about that show all of the time. I watched it a lot.
    While making fun of one's actions, thoughts that aren't right, and personality is funny, this might've been different. After watching CNN Student News, I watched the skit again. Some parts, I admit, made me laugh. However, I think the beginning, making fun of his "disabilty" was not nice. But I don't think not being able to see is a disability.
    SNL makes fun of people all the time. They just should've skipped the blind part, though. Then this would not have happened. Maybe the real governor should come to SNL like McCain did, to show off his humor?

    December 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm |
  371. Cody

    SNL is a funny show.. but they went way too far.. i can see if they make fun of people that can control their behavior, but you can't control being blind.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm |
  372. thomas

    i saw that skit on snl but it was funny at first but i think it did go a little too far but you always have to rember that snl is always pushing it above and beyond

    December 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm |
  373. thomas

    i dont think it went that far i mean it was just the same as all the other politcal skits i know because i always watch snl

    December 17, 2008 at 8:14 pm |
  374. Lucy

    Disability is something nobody should make fun of, unless the disabled person let's you. Otherwise keep your nose in your own buisiness!

    December 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm |
  375. Noah

    I think the skit was hilarious and that every politition is fair game for the media. They didn't go too far because they meant it all in good fun. Look at Bush for example. They make fun of him all the time and he NEVER has ever spoken out at SNL.

    Word dawg

    December 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm |
  376. chris

    i think they could of eased up a bit about his disabilaties but thats what there show is about or they should make them sign contracts or somthing so people dont get offended when they make fun of them.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:19 pm |
  377. nick

    snl is just trying to make peope laugh we all need to joke from time to time

    December 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm |
  378. Kristina

    I don't think that Saturday Night Live should make fun of people... I never found it funny when people's lives are being made fun of because they have disabilities or have hard times in their lives that they messed up. Someone should do something about this!

    December 17, 2008 at 8:24 pm |
  379. Preethi

    i think that they did go too far when they made fun of gov. paterson"s disability. everyone knows that the show is a comedy but making fun of a disability is hurtful to people. how would u feel?

    December 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm |
  380. Courtny

    I have always thought SNL was a humorous break from the real world of politics, finances, and economic controversy, but this time the skit writers have gone a little bit overboard on the amount of sarcastic remarks and/or offensive material in the past election year. Not only have the comments about disabled citizens disgusted me. The disrespect SNL has shown for government leaders this year has been at about the same level of immaturity as the seventh graders at my school. Although there is nothing saying that adults can't dress up like celebrities and act silly, somewhere a line needs to be drawn.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:28 pm |
  381. angel

    I think saturday night live is funny, but they went to far off the line even though it was funny and the fact I was cracking up.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm |
  382. Spork

    I believe that they did go a little far. I mean yea they are just joking but, it seemed like they were making fun of him.

    December 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm |
  383. jake

    i think they did not cross the line. but it would not be fair to everyone else who is made fun of on the show if he was granted an apology.. but if your going to have a disability as a public figure someone is going to make fun of you. snl maybe crossed the line but the show is funny and i don't think the people on snl were aiming to make him angry.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm |
  384. Magaly

    I don't really know who to side with. They did go over the line a bit. I did think it was wrong. But mainly I think SNL made the jokes thinking it was alright because Paterson made a joke about the disability himself. Maybe they thought of it as a ticket to the joke.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm |
  385. Lyla

    I think it went a bit too far.
    I admit. It was a bit funny, but making fun of Gov. Paterson's disability is not right. It's not just making fun of Gov. Paterson but also showing disrespect to all the blind people over the U.S.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm |
  386. DominiQua

    Can't see why you would make fun of blind people. Didn't we all learn this lesson?

    December 17, 2008 at 9:13 pm |
  387. Kenny

    I think that it is legal enough, and it is a topic that should be brought up. However, they should have though more carefully about the manner in which they presented it, and they should have at least asked Patterson's permission.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:14 pm |
  388. Josh

    Well, the Saturday Night live show on this was funny. But he did take it too far.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:16 pm |
  389. Brandie

    As a politician I feel he is fair game. I don't recall Palin,McCain or Obama taking personal offense to the SNL skit immitations. We are in a worsening recession and I think it irresponsible to focus on something as minniscule as an SNL skit. We need to focus more on what America needs right now and less on one short skit with no harmful intent.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm |
  390. Alfred

    I think that SNL is "crossing the line" as paterson said because it not only offends him and his disability, but it offends other people with disabilities as well. I personally think SNL is funny but they've gone to far this time

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm |
  391. a random McDonalds

    We think the skit did go too far.
    But it was still funny.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm |
  392. Eric

    I think the skit was funny, but since everyone says its bad...
    I too will think its bad.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  393. Hunter

    I think that SNL went too far with making fun of a blind man even though he made a joke about himself but when others say it, it is very rude.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm |
  394. Rachael

    I think that was very stereotypical. I have a cousin who is blind and can do almost all of the things non-disabled people can do, she just does it in her own way. What the show did was very unfair.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:40 pm |
  395. trai

    i think they went to far they should be sued for what they did. they just make fun of celebritys and get paid for it.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:44 pm |
  396. Brandon

    it was un fair but halarious also

    December 17, 2008 at 9:46 pm |
  397. Shayn

    I really think that that joke was unfair, and that SNL should learn to hold back.

    P.S. Carl your puns are awesome!

    December 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  398. dominik

    i think it's not really fair that they made fun of his disability because what if they were in his position thats just not american.

    December 17, 2008 at 9:52 pm |
  399. Maggie

    Saturday Night Live has made fun of numerous people due to disabilities and physical appearances. Just because Gov. Paterson was offended, people are making a big deal out of it. Personally, I think that many public figures are made fun of, and SNL was not out of line, they were just doing what they do best.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  400. austin

    It's not his fault he has a birth defection and making fun of someone with birth defections is crossing the line so way I would say SNL did over do it

    December 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  401. Andrew

    WOW! Making fun of someone for being blind? How low can SNL go? That was not funny, but cruel!

    December 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  402. Sarah

    If it was about me I wouldn't mind because their laughing at me with me.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  403. Nichole

    I think they went way to far, I mean you shouldn't make fun of peoples disabilities its just wrong. There's things you can joke about and there's things you can't. You just have to take into consideration of other peoples feelings.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  404. alyssa

    i think they went to far. my brother is disabled so i would know how it feels.

    December 17, 2008 at 10:35 pm |
  405. whitney

    i dont think that the skit was intended to offend anyone i find it funny and we all need to laugh at ourselves every now and then it keeps life on the bright side

    December 17, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  406. kyle

    SNL is funny, and they are suppose to make fun of people.They have been making fun of a lot of people for years, and are not making fun of Paterson just because he is blind.
    CARL AZUZ ROCKS!!!!!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm |
  407. Rae Rae

    I hadn't seen this yet, but i watch SNL and i think they may have gone a little to far it may be funny to some people, but it's just not right to make fun of someone's disabilities!

    December 17, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  408. jesner

    Not nice.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:43 pm |
  409. Bak

    I think that skit is not so sound or encouraging, but they can refer to.
    Because Paterson is already in the leader's position in his society,
    he could have a generous mind as such.

    If this happend on the whole challenged people, it would be really inapporate and blamed. But in this case, the skit is pointing to he one person, I can accept it.

    December 17, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  410. Shannon

    Seriously? They are just having a little fun. If anyone has a problem with that, he even made fun of himself. I dont see why that is so bad. SNL also made fun of Sarah Palin, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton and many many other politic people. If they have no problem with those sketches then why does it matter? I think its just ridiculous.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:10 am |
  411. Chasity

    i do believe that it was very rude to insult Gov. Patersons disability. Although we are all able to joke, when people cannot help cdertain things, it is unfair treatment to make fun of them or make their disability vastly pubic.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:18 am |
  412. RICARDO

    SNL IS VERY FUNNY.I THINK THAT PATTERSON SHOULD A SENSE OF HUMOR.IF I DIDNT LAUGH I WOULD BE GROUCHY ALL THE TIME.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:03 am |
  413. Philip

    I've yet to meet the person who, upon seeing Armisen's impersonation, immediately assumed that blind or disabled people were incapable of holding office or fulfilling successful lives. I found Paterson's portrayal comical and typical of SNL; at no point did I feel like an immoral attack was being made.

    December 18, 2008 at 2:14 am |
  414. Austin

    I think if u had a disability like his u wouldn't like people going around making fun of u now would you, but the show is funny.

    December 18, 2008 at 7:18 am |
  415. mariah

    I think that they were trying to be funny. I don't think that it was nice they were do mean and i think that they were just Jealous because he is blind and he can do more than other blind people

    December 18, 2008 at 7:54 am |
  416. Emma

    I thought it was funny but i also thought they went a little too far...

    ...nice pun Carl!

    December 18, 2008 at 8:08 am |
  417. Ms. Sears's class

    We love you Carl! You are the best! We ask for you every day. Happy Holidays! We sent you a package with a t-shirt and card. We would like you to wear the t-shirt on a future broadcast 🙂

    December 18, 2008 at 8:12 am |
  418. jay

    I think its kind of mean to make fun of him being blind.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:13 am |
  419. Addie

    Even though it was mean to make fun of the blind, it is just part of the show and if people think it is making fun of disabilities then don't watch it.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:13 am |
  420. Sayer

    awesome

    December 18, 2008 at 8:13 am |
  421. Melanie and Dakota

    Yes, I do think they took that skit too far. It is a disability, they must be self concious about themselves

    December 18, 2008 at 8:14 am |
  422. Ellie

    I think that what they did making jokes like that was mean. It hurts every one with a disablity not just the Paterson.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:14 am |
  423. Meriel

    I think he made fun of himself so thats not bad because he did it about himself. But I don't think its right for them to do that.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:14 am |
  424. JUSTIN

    I think that what the Saturday night live did was wrong they can make fun of normal people but not disabled people

    December 18, 2008 at 8:15 am |
  425. Jade

    I dont think anyone should be instulated or made into a comdey because of their disablty

    December 18, 2008 at 8:16 am |
  426. Haley

    I think that even though SNL is a comedy show, they still shouldn't make fun of disabled people. They can't help it!

    December 18, 2008 at 8:37 am |
  427. Hunter

    SNL's Patterson skit didn't cross the line, I thought it was funny. If you can't take a joke don't be famous.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  428. Riley

    Patterson along with every one else in the world could be made fun of on SNL.......... it's open season, all the time......... even though making fun of disabled people is pretty harsh, SNL does it all the time.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:48 am |
  429. Sara

    I think that the Paterson skit was alright – SNL always makes fun of people. (Anyone remember the Sara Palin skits?) If people do not like what is broadcasted on the show, they can simply not watch it.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:52 am |
  430. Chad

    All comedy makes fun of some one, and usualy offends someone. If you can't take the heat get out of the fire. If you don't like SNL's style of comedy don't watch it. SNL has been making fun of politicians for years, and Patersons a politician. It comes with the job.

    December 18, 2008 at 8:52 am |
  431. cody

    i think that the SNL skit was hilarious and paterson shouldget over it and be a man

    December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am |
  432. Carlo(CJ)

    Making fun of Patterson is kind of cruel,but it's funny.He makes fun of himslef why can't other people?

    December 18, 2008 at 9:01 am |
  433. Grace

    I think that Saturday Night Live didn't overstep at all. Even though it hurt a lot of people with disabilities, they have every right to do what they did. We are in America.

    December 18, 2008 at 9:06 am |
  434. Ricky

    I think that saturday night live has every right to Inslt any one he is a poltician

    P.S. learn some better puns

    December 18, 2008 at 9:12 am |
  435. the real Isaac

    I think if that Patterson is blind and is so high up, SNL will make fun of him because because they have the right and it is funny!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 9:18 am |
  436. Ray

    That skit was awesome, and who cares if they made fun of people with handicaps, like blindness. I think they should continue with the skits like this.

    December 18, 2008 at 9:31 am |
  437. Shawn

    i think it 's a good laugh but once its said don't say it again

    December 18, 2008 at 10:03 am |
  438. christina

    I don`t think it was very approite to make fun of some one in a higher rank than you are it could come back and get to some day.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  439. jalen

    This is just absurd you don't make fun of people how they did they crossed the line.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  440. maddison

    I don't think that they should of made fun of governor paterson. But people should be able to joke around. I just don't think that they should of made fun of her disabilities like that.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  441. Drew

    I think that was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny and I don't think that they want over line.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:05 am |
  442. Samantha

    I think that paterson is over reacting. Plus yet I think that people shouldn't insult Paterson.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:06 am |
  443. LeAndra

    I dont think that the skit was intended to offend anyone i find it funny and we all need to laugh at ourselves every now and then it keeps life on the bright side.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:08 am |
  444. Giraffe

    What a silly blind-man!!!
    Funny skit by SNL way to go!

    its fine to make fun of people.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:14 am |
  445. Courtney

    That was really mean, it was not right for them to do that. They went way to far on their jokes. I don't believe it is fair that people are judged because they are disabled.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:15 am |
  446. Catherine

    I personally think they took t way too far. If i were a person with a disability the people who did this would be very angry.It is not fair the disable people dont make fun of us people who are not disable . They have just as much right to pick on us too.It was taken way too far.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  447. Mr. Arend's B-04 Youngsters

    We LOVE the political sattire, but think making fun of a disability is just plain wrong.
    Thanks for the puns Carl!
    You're the BEAST

    December 18, 2008 at 10:52 am |
  448. Josh

    I think it was funny. Yeah, it did make fun of blind people, but it was just a joke. Saturday Night Live does not try and make fun of people. They try to make people laugh. David Paterson should just take it as a joke.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:55 am |
  449. cindy

    I don't think it is right to make fun of people.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:14 am |
  450. HANNAH!!!!!

    I thought that what they did for the skit was really mean. I think they went a little far, and that was just disrespectful. 🙂

    December 18, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  451. Marissa

    I don't see whats wrong with making fun of him. They make fun of everyone else how is he any different. People that have disabilities don't want to be treated different so why are people making such a big deal about it. They are treating him just like they treat other people when they make fun of them.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:18 am |
  452. John

    Well, I think that plenty of political figures have been made fun of on these shows but not for their disabilities. Most of them were made fun of by what they did. I think they might have crossed the line a tiny bit, not much, but a little bit.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  453. Marshall

    I think that it is not very nice and that SNL went way to far. If there was any blind people watching that they might feel really bad.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:19 am |
  454. Teto

    im not sure what to think becuase they do this about every aspect of everyone, but it is cruel and mean to the governor, and i know that if i were blind, i wouldn't want that joke made.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  455. chandler

    I definitely think that the skit went too far. The governor can't help his disability, and his mind and way of thinking could be just as strong as someone that isn't blind.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  456. connor

    I think that it was really mean. I can see how some people think that its funny but that was mean and rude.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  457. Caroline

    I think SNL went too far with the skit. It wasn't funny because they were making fun of a disability he has. It was just mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  458. frannie

    i think that it's wrong to make fun of governor paterson its one thing to make fun of what someone says but it's whole different thing to make fun of someone's physical disability.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  459. Homie

    I think that this is really mean and that they went too far..... GGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There MEAN!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 11:21 am |
  460. Ace

    lol that was soooooo funny btw it mean to and i felt bad but lol

    December 18, 2008 at 11:22 am |
  461. Kate

    I think that that is terrible that they did that and that all over the US people with disabilities are hurt, even if they are not blind and they are mute or deaf. I also think that we need to open up to new people and welcome there different things they bring to the world.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:22 am |
  462. Alexa

    I think that, that was really dumb and they shouldn't have made fun or made a skit on that guy. Even though it was funny, it was really rude and they should not have done that to that guy. I would not have liked that, and they should not have done that it wasn't cool.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:28 am |
  463. ànÐréw

    I think they went to far with this skit because i don't think that people should make fun of blind people what if you were that person how would you feel.sometimes saturday night live GOES TO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 11:37 am |
  464. Scott and Collins

    that was freakin hilarious....... have a re run

    December 18, 2008 at 11:40 am |
  465. Austin

    duh people have the right to speek what ever they want.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:42 am |
  466. Ryan

    i think they went to far because the guy is blind. They made fun of him by making him look like a retared they need to be a little bit nicer to him it's not his fault he has disablety like that. His past is none of their bisness. The next time they might make fun of someone that a lot of people watch like you carl or like president elect brako bama[not like they got the guts to now that he is the president elect]

    December 18, 2008 at 11:53 am |
  467. Bailey and Cassidy!!!

    Dear CNN student news,
    We think that Paterson should just take a joke. When they where making jokes about him being blind then they may have went a little far. But other than that it was just a comedy. they make fun of a lot of other politicians and they haven't made a big deal over it so Paterson shouldn't through a fit over it!!

    Sincerely,
    Bailey and Cassidy

    December 18, 2008 at 11:57 am |
  468. Ms Perry's Class

    Elephants are awesomely sweet. My class loves Cnn Student news and misses it when we don't have time for it. Saturday Night Live is cool Except for that episode where they made fun of the blind politician.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm |
  469. Seth

    i personally would have been offended, but just think how offended President Bush is almost every day.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:26 pm |
  470. Branden

    Personally I dont think that it really would have hurt anyone unless some of movies that people cant speak hurt them.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  471. Colin

    i think that saturday night live was very unfair to that guy and they should not make fun of peoples disabiltys

    December 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm |
  472. Beau

    I think that Saturday night live went to far, and that they shouldn't make fun of peoples dissabilitys.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  473. Colin

    I think they were unfair

    December 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  474. Anna

    I think that it isn't fair for them to make jokes about him being blind. I don't think think that it's so bad for them to make fun of the politions, but it's not fair to make fun of the blind

    December 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  475. Cailean

    Why would anyone be mean to a blind person. I like Saturday night live but that was mean to make fun a of him for being blind.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  476. Matt

    i think its ok that saturday night live did that skit because everyone knew they were just joking but it is a little mean

    December 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  477. Jake

    That skit could have been about any blind and drunken business man. I wouldn't address it directly to Paterson, but otherwise, it's fine.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  478. lindsay

    I think that was really rude of Saturday Night Live to do that to him. I'm disabled so that hurt me and probably other people too.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  479. morgan

    I think they went way to far with this show because they shouldn't make fun of people for their disabilities because they can't help it. I think it's okay if they joke about people's personality.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  480. annie

    THAT IS HORRIBLE!!!!I think just because he made a little comment about himself DOES NOT make him fair game the went to far and disabilitys are not something to joke about!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  481. Addie

    I think that skit was horrible, i mean its ok if you make a joke about yourself, but if someone else does it thats just going to far. they went over the edge.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  482. jasmine

    ok i heart snl but thats so too far so back off i hopr patterson sues

    December 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  483. ginger

    I think that saterday night live went a little far with this joke. But if paterson is going to make a joke about himself then he might give the impresion that he dosen't mind people making fun of his disability.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  484. Zack

    I say that it was pretty funny but it was very offensive to any person with a mental or physical disability especially to the blind. even though people make fun of any political figure: Pres. Bush, Clinton, Palin, etc.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm |
  485. Lyssa

    I think that the comidy tv show has gone to far and that was not nice!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  486. Hannah

    I think they did go too far because if you were blind how would u feel if the whole world made fun of u? but if it's legal for SNL to make fun of people then i guess they can...

    December 18, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  487. Zane

    SNL has a job to be controversial. People do not tune in to see mild and family friendly skits. It was a hilarious skit, and people will forget about it soon enough. People must get over it!

    December 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm |
  488. Haily

    fine line between funny and mean. don't cross it what snl did was wrong THINK BEFORE YOU ACT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!

    December 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  489. stockton

    SNL DID NOT GO TO FAR !!! ITS SO FUNNY and come on it was amys last show so carl they did not go to far thats so weird that they art putting a new one on this weekend so they did not go to far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    December 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm |
  490. stockton

    SNL DID NOT GO TO FAR !!! ITS SO FUNNY and come on it was amys last show so carl they did not go to far thats so weird that they arnt putting a new one on this weekend so they did not go to far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    December 18, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  491. Mrs.Owens class

    The Snl skit was funny but it did go a little bit too far. Yes they make fun of politicians but they need to know when to stop.On the other hand we wonder if he was laughing when they were making fun about Sarah Palin.

    December 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  492. sabrina

    I think that SNL went TO FAR...... Making fun of anyone is wrong unless they are with you and start the joke. When it comes to makeing fun of the disabled i think actions should be taken.

    December 18, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  493. Jack

    I think that in general SNL is very funny but making fun of him because he is blind is crossing the line. If they made fun of him as a politician as opposed to making fun of him because he is blind it would be fine and have no controversy.

    December 18, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  494. makaela

    i think that SNL's skit was not in any way funny because i no how it feels to be disabled we have had a program at my school where it shows you what it is like to be blind, mentally challenged, etc. so in no way do i find this funny

    December 18, 2008 at 6:55 pm |
  495. mikaela

    i think that SNL harmed alot of people this will change alot of the ways people look at SNL and the way they look at disabled people
    (p.s. if you think that was funny you are a sick person :):):):):):):(:(:(:()

    December 18, 2008 at 7:01 pm |
  496. Jacob

    It makes me angry to see that anyone make fun of blind people.Say if you had a disability and people made fun of you.Wouldn't you be mad too?

    December 18, 2008 at 7:10 pm |
  497. connor

    I think that snl went over the line and were just being cruel, I know they were joking. Still they went and pushed it.

    December 18, 2008 at 7:45 pm |
  498. jarred

    I think it would be all right to a degree! But taking it to the extreme WAS WAY out of control . They should have asked him first!

    December 18, 2008 at 8:27 pm |
  499. Allie

    I think it was very fair because any celebritys are targets for humiliation.

    Allie

    December 18, 2008 at 9:47 pm |
  500. Anonymous

    Mr. Patersons humiliation was terrible in this act so yes, SNL should apologize for what they have done ,but then again other people have been humiliated too and have not done anything.What we are trying to get at is that they should be sorry for what they have done and apologize but it is a comedy show where comedians just play around SO JUST IGNORE IT!

    -Mr. Paughs Class

    December 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm |
  501. Mr. Paughs Class

    Mr. Patersons humiliation was terrible in this act and affended his disability so yes, SNL should apologize for what they have done ,but then again other people have been humiliated too and have not done anything what we are trying to get at is that they should be sorry for what they have done but it is a comedy show where comedians just play around just ignore it

    -Mr. Paughs Class

    December 18, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  502. Allie

    i think it was fair territory all celebritys are targets for humiliation and they should accept that

    December 18, 2008 at 9:50 pm |
  503. ali.

    I think that SNL went way too far with this. Its one thing making fun of someone but making fun of someone with a disibility is totally different. They should have gotten his permission to do something like that before they put it on air. I feel for him and all the people with disabilities.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  504. Vanessa

    It's not fair to randomly pick someone to make fun of. Maybe they should ask BEFORE making fun of. ESPECIALY the disabled.

    December 18, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  505. kasey

    this is terrible! i mean how cold hearted can you be? HE'S BLIND FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!

    December 18, 2008 at 11:29 pm |
  506. Stephanie

    SNL is really funny but when they make fun of disabilities it's not funny anymore.

    December 19, 2008 at 7:19 am |
  507. Anabel

    I think that it wasn't nice to make fun of him. I think that Saturday night live went a little to far in the skit.

    December 19, 2008 at 7:50 am |
  508. Drew

    It was funny but I think they went a little to far

    December 19, 2008 at 8:19 am |
  509. chelsi

    i think SNL crossed the line also i think that all politicians are fair game but they shouldn't have used pattersons disability for their skit

    December 19, 2008 at 10:12 am |
  510. Jordan

    nobody complained when SNL was making fun of Sarah Palin!! and now everyone cares because the only reason no one cared about Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin on SNL was because at least Sarah Palin wasn't blind. David Paterson was and that's why there's been so much controversy.

    December 19, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  511. Jordan

    I personally think that SNL should do a skit on Rod Blagoivech showing him trying to sell president elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. If that happens we'll see how many laughs that gets because personally I think that would be really funny

    December 19, 2008 at 10:39 am |
  512. Hayley

    If the guy can't take a joke, he has no business being a U.S. governor, because after all, America is a Saturday Night Live World...

    December 19, 2008 at 11:12 am |
  513. Michael

    The SNL skit was funny, but in humble but always right opinion, the skit want a bit over the line.

    December 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm |
  514. Morgan

    I could really care less about this skit because it was for humor and not to hurt peoples feelings. People should not be offended because it was humor. I thought it was pretty freaking hilarious!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  515. Mickee

    it was funny i have to say...but at the same time it was mean!!!!!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  516. Kiefer

    Okay, everybody above me that says stuff like "This is terrible" and "SNL should apologize" Is failing to see the simple truth, ITS A JOKE and because he's a politician, he should expect this kind of thing, in fact, I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  517. Anonymous

    So, SNL think all politics are fair game, which I have to agree with, but then again they do need to think about what they are saying. Making fun of a person's disability is not awesome at all, it makes people with disabilities feel like they are no better than a piece of grass, just because of one set back!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm |
  518. Anon-i-mouse

    Shows like MadTV, SNL and South Park are usually funny, but sometimes they take things way too far and it is just not funny at all because there are some things that you should not make fun of, ie, a person's 'disability'. ANYWAY, I think it was too far and they should issue a formal apology and throw a party for hippos and then everyone will be happy. Anyway, that is my opinion and I like Cheetos.

    BYE!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm |
  519. James

    It was totally inappropriate to make fun of someone over their handicapped. Stick to making fun of people not disabilities.

    December 19, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  520. Anthony

    I think that they should not make fun of someone who is handicapped because their disability makes them special and they are no different than us. Its like making fun of yourself.

    December 19, 2008 at 1:24 pm |
  521. Jeremy PA

    Stick to Sarah Palin!

    December 19, 2008 at 1:26 pm |
  522. Sandy

    Its not fair to make fun of people who are blind, it's mean and nasty.

    December 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  523. Pat

    Didn't they do worse to Sarah Palin? I think that if they can do this to her, then they should be able to do this to Governor Paterson. They said some really harsh stuff about her, so why can't they harshly make fun of Gov. Paterson?

    December 19, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  524. Becca!

    I think that in other things they are funny but even if you think it's funny but, just one other person ,only one doesn't then it's not funny because there is a line of respect and SNL you just crossed it! I also think that this little "joke" is going to loose SNL quite a few viewers!

    You crossed the line you pay the price!
    Becca!

    December 19, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  525. Tyler

    I think that SNL did nothing wrong. What about the 1st Amendment, doesn't it protect us from that. It's called free speech. Look it up. What about when SNL made fun of Sarah Palin, nothing happened it was on the news that was about it. But Paterson is blind so it's a big deal just get over it and during one of his speeches he made fun of his self so there for I think it's not that big deal. Paterson is acting like SNL broke the law. Sorry to rain on your parade Paterson, SNL did nothing wrong.

    December 19, 2008 at 6:56 pm |
  526. Ian

    I think it's not right. If someone has a disability, they shouldn't make fun of them. They should think about what it would be if they were in their shoes for a change...

    December 19, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  527. Steve

    I am torn. I saw Patterson being interviewed on a news program and really liked what he was saying politically. Even more amazed after realizing that he was blind. I think he is a terrific governor for New York.
    That said, I did laugh at the SNL skit. (But felt guilty, so I think they went over the top.)

    December 19, 2008 at 11:21 pm |
  528. Alex

    I remember I was watching that. I laughed because I didn't realize who they were making fun of. Now, knowing that Paterson is the governor of NY, I really think SNL went over the line and kicked dirt over it. It was totally uncalled for.

    December 19, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  529. Alyssa

    I think that is cruel. Most people are born with their disabilities and it is uncontrolable. It reminds me of little kids in kindergarten when they have something wrong with them or they are different. It is rude thing to do. Somethings you can not control. SNL is funny. I loved their political skits on McCain and Palin but that was different. They were giving us a laugh with their actions not disablilities they have no control over.

    December 20, 2008 at 2:19 pm |
  530. James

    I think that the skit just went over the edge a little bit. I think that making fun of a blind man is rude. Espessially if he is in congress

    December 20, 2008 at 7:48 pm |
  531. kailey

    i think this skit was a bad idea to start out with. it was rude and they went way to far the hosts of it were a little rude to me because that could affend a lot of blind people. i for one was not laughing at this skit.

    December 20, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  532. Nick

    I don't think the skit on SNL was funny at all. I think they should fine them

    December 21, 2008 at 2:48 am |
  533. Alexis

    I think that he shouldn't care,because SNL always crosses the line in every show. Why is it that other people don't get offended? That's what they are paid for, to make fun of other people, so I think that he shouldn't care about what they said of him.

    December 21, 2008 at 12:52 pm |
  534. shelby

    it was just a joke and snl did it to obma and mccain and the vice president and it was not ment to hurt any bodys fealings.

    December 21, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  535. Morgan

    I thought that the skit was rude because they were making funny of someone's disability. SO you could say they were acting like bullies.

    December 21, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  536. Matt

    They definitley crossed the line. That was way too mean. I will never watch Saturday Night Live ever again and I hope that stupid show will lose all of it's viewers all over the world!

    December 21, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  537. billy

    I think its okay to make fun of peoples mistakes or descions but not about something that person cant control. They cant control that there disabled or that they might have some disease. I think th skit crossed the line.

    December 22, 2008 at 5:47 pm |
  538. Elisabeth

    True, SNL should not have been making fun of Paterson and his disability. I admit it, that was rude. But, I've heard of a person that was born with no limbs and he didn't care what people said about him, he was even making fun of himself for a bit! Point is, you shouldn't care what people say about you on or off the air.

    December 22, 2008 at 7:19 pm |
  539. Lauren

    I think they definitley crossed the line, some times you can make fun of people, but if you have a disabled it's some you can not help it's not funny to make fun of them.

    December 22, 2008 at 7:28 pm |
  540. kerrin

    I think SNL took it a little to far. Even though its their job to be funny I dont think they should have made fun of someones disablities, its something they cant really control or do anything to stop.

    December 22, 2008 at 9:15 pm |
  541. Matt

    I think SNL went to far I know some people find that funny and that is what SNL does but he is the first legally blind African-American governor of New York so I think they should leave him alone.

    December 23, 2008 at 10:58 am |
  542. TrEvOr

    HI CARL!!! My opion is that making fun of someones disabiltiies is not right. Some people are comparing t to their acts about Sarah Palin. These arent even relatable. Besides, Patterson can't even see what they did with him. It is just a same =]

    December 23, 2008 at 11:11 am |
  543. Rika

    They definitely crossed the line, and I think they just showed their own diability of being unable to judge what's funny and what's not.

    December 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm |
  544. Pidgeon

    I think that it was an awful thing to do to him.I feel bad for him being blind but then going on and making fun of him for haveing a disibility that he cant do anything about i think that it was a dicgrace to our countrys leaders!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  545. zach

    I think it is incredibly rude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 29, 2008 at 11:41 am |
  546. Tamerra

    I found that the skit was very inappropiate. There is no reason for anyone to be made fun of on national televison inless they are the ones making-fun. Also it's rude to make fun of other peoples disabilitys.

    December 31, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  547. Elizabeth

    The skit got to far.SNL should not do that!Imagine If they were making fun of yourself>Imagine how you would feel!But I am not and I can't do anything about because they are not breaking the ammendments.

    January 5, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  548. Norm

    I think that he shouldn’t care,because SNL always crosses the line in every show. Why is it that other people don’t get offended? That’s what they are paid for, to make fun of other people, so I think that he shouldn’t care about what they said of him.

    January 7, 2009 at 9:02 am |
  549. Will

    The skit didn’t go to far because u cant go to far unless the person wants u to stop and then u have going to far and most of the time people know that the peeople doing these skits are really trying to hurt the peopl that they make fun of they just want to make people laugh which is there job and they should be able to do what they want with that unless the person wants them to stop

    January 7, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  550. Jade

    I thought it was funny and why should he be so upset if he couldn't even watch the skit himself? Maybe he should loosen up, and realize that it was all in good fun.

    January 7, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  551. Brandon

    I dont think it was breaking a law sure it was mean but what about freedom of speech so...

    January 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm |
  552. Addison

    It's satire, of course there will be people who view it as offensive and think it's flat out wrong. On the other hand, there's the people who recognize it's value as satire, and can see the light in it.

    January 7, 2009 at 8:52 pm |
  553. kfjskdjfhsdkjfkjsfjfslff

    i think that it is their job to make fun of people and that if he can make fun of his disability on live tv. They shouold be able to make fun of it too.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 am |