Where’d the SNL bailout skit go? Update: Legal threat?

posted at 9:50 pm on October 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

The Unfocused wonders, as do several e-mailers. The other videos on the SNL clip page are working fine but as of 9:25 this one’s suddenly unavailable. No dice at Hulu either, which is odd since I posted their embed of the skit yesterday morning.

Anyone experienced this before with SNL vids? I can’t believe it’s anything more sinister than a glitch, notwithstanding the fact that it’s NBC and that it’s no secret where Lorne and company’s political sympathies lie. If they were worried about shining a light on the Dems’ role in the Fannie/Freddie mess, they wouldn’t have done the sketch or put it online to begin with, no? Or did they not realize until today that McCain was planning to go after The One on this subject, leaving them scrambling to yank it before the news cycle made it go viral? Intrigue!

Like I say, probably a glitch. E-mail us if you see it come back online; the Barney Frank impression alone makes it worth a repost.

Update: The intrigue deepens: The thumbnail for the bailout skit was still visible on the SNL clip page when I started writing this post. Now? Vanished. The link to the clip now redirects to the master clip page.

Update: The boss floats a provocative theory.

Breaking on Hot Air



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Firefox + Greasemonkey + Download Youtube video as MP4 script = No more disappearing Youtube videos

LissaKay on October 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM

To all the HotAir commenters, thank you for caring to share my .wmv link info. HA commenters ROCK, as does Michelle. THANK YOU AGAIN!

MsUnderestimated on October 7, 2008 at 11:14 PM

I believe script lines that put Barney in the middle of the Fannie/Freddie mess have also been excised.

Gohawgs on October 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM

The SNL original skit.

you can download the original skit from here


the inline player is not working and will only play 1 second of the 7 minute video, the download link is working

icemaniceman1111 on October 8, 2008 at 6:53 PM