Video: Obama’s teleprompter malfunctions during family dinner

posted at 7:16 pm on November 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s not that hard, SNL. It really isn’t.


Obama’s Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner


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Meanwhile, back out in the real world. The great Oprah interview just happened.

Palin was terrific. Talk about authentic and comfortable and fun.

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM

BWAAAAHAAAAA!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!
thanks AP!

ginaswo on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

“Joe Biden is known for reading his remarks off his arm, where he’s written them in magic marker.”

amerpundit on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Whatever….Blechhhh

SHARPTOOTH on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

CNN better fact check this.

the_nile on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

So easy it had to be funny. At least he didn’t call Sasha “Tootie”.

I love the crawler stuff, too:

House votes unainmously to condemn empty policial rhetoric.
Obama to debut new cadence

SouthernGent on November 16, 2009 at 7:22 PM

The Onion sits next to God in order to entertain Him by highlighting our pretensions.

platypus on November 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

News……nothing BUT Palin.

*hehe

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

“speak, blink, and breathe”

CAPSLOCK

Oh, oh, I’m laughing so hard I have tears streaming down my face.

ElectricPhase on November 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Wow, imagine the pillow talk.

Sanjoboy on November 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Ha. Thanks, AP.

Spirit of 1776 on November 16, 2009 at 7:24 PM

hahaha – the scroll at the bottom: “Minn. Gov Pawlenty in didn’t-have-sex-until-I-was-26″ scandal.

ramrants on November 16, 2009 at 7:24 PM

LMAO at the Joe Biden / magic marker bit as well as the CAPS LOCK incident when Obama nearly screamed himself hoarse.

marmaran on November 16, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Palin was terrific. Talk about authentic and comfortable and fun.

Now see this is why I like her. All during campaign we were being told how “everyman” Obama was, though anyone with an eye could see he’s an elite fop.

Sarah Palin on the other hand is the real deal the true reformer and everyday American with a huge share of courage.

Sharr on November 16, 2009 at 7:25 PM

It’s not that hard, SNL. It really isn’t.

That’s not really a fair comparison. The Onion only had to fill two minutes with gags. SNL has to spread their limited material over 90 minutes.
What we need is a ‘double standard,’ so that SNL can always be #1 in their category without having to compete against quality work.

Tom_OC on November 16, 2009 at 7:25 PM

SNL? Isn’t that a mostly unfunny version of ‘The Onion’ that runs on some old TV network that nobody watches anymore?

AUINSC on November 16, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Which begs the question can Barry form sentences during a power outage or will he be restricted to brain stem functions only ?

DeweyWins on November 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

At least he knows enough to read the tele-prompter and eat the food instead of eating the tele-prompter and reading his food.

fourdeucer on November 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

The “caps -lock incident where Obama almost shouted himself hoarse”. CLASSIC.

Maxpower on November 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Toook me 5 minutes to stop laughing. The ONN deserves both Grammies and Oscars (for keeping a straight face).

michaelo on November 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Now that’s hilarious — I needed that :)

Richard Romano on November 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!

See guys….for every Palin thread, Allah gives us lots of these!

csdeven on November 16, 2009 at 7:28 PM

He called her Jennifer! Heh!

jimmy2shoes on November 16, 2009 at 7:29 PM

Sorry to go off topic but Why Hitchens is our favorite athiest since Ayn Rand. Sorry Allah, you are not as good as Hitch.

Mr. Joe on November 16, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Jennifer! HA! Awesome. Thanks, AP.

Weight of Glory on November 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM

outstanding

John the Libertarian on November 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

CNN better fact check this.

the_nile on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

ROFLMAO!

Quick! Someone alert Wolf Blitzer!

lansing quaker on November 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Obese girl trapped in mouth of well.

Ha!

LASue on November 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM

The sad part… upon reading the headline, I was totally oblivious to the fact that this was a production of The Onion. Whether that says something about my competence or Obama’s… it’s hard to say.

Glenn Jericho on November 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

That was a hoot!! Love the ONN!

JimK on November 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Wasn’t the hot blonde Onion anchor formerly on FOX NEWS? What’s her name?

marklmail on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

White House war on ONN in 3…2…1…

Memnon on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I notice the TelePrompter didn’t bow to the Japanese guy at the end.

JammieWearingFool on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

The Onion pulls no punches for anyone. They take their shots at people I may personally like, but I can deal with it because they do it for everyone. Heck, they are HQ’d in Madison, WI I believe so you can’t tell me that they probably don’t have an overwhelming liberal slant. Doesn’t matter because they mine for comedic value wherever it can be found.

stldave on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

If only it was like Anchorman:

“Go **** yourself, San Diego.”

Meric1837 on November 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

I pooped my pants.

Apologetic California on November 16, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Is that Suzanne Sena?

redzap on November 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Am I the only one who noticed the ad on this page for the Teleprompter on Sale for $799?

Irony.

fogw on November 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

That’s not really a fair comparison. The Onion only had to fill two minutes with gags. SNL has to spread their limited material over 90 minutes.

Huh? SNL does sketches just like the Onion. It’s not like they’re going to devote the entire show to one sketch.

WitchDoctor on November 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

The great Oprah interview just happened.

Palin was terrific. Talk about authentic and comfortable and fun.

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I agree, she was a real natural in the talk-show format. Her communications degree prepared her well.

crr6 on November 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Thanks. Along with the hilarious HA comments around here, this was excellent!
Jennifer. Magic Marker. I played a little basketball myself. Caps lock.

redwhiteblue on November 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

The barbs were coming so fast (and on target) that the clips deserves more than one viewing to catch them all. Bravo!

onlineanalyst on November 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Which begs the question can Barry form sentences during a power outage or will he be restricted to brain stem functions only ?

DeweyWins on November 16, 2009 at 7:27 PM

There’s always a secret service guy on stand-by with cue cards and a flashlight…

jana on November 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM

“sending his teleprompter alone on low-priority diplomatic missions”…

ROTFLMAO!!

SouperConservative on November 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Is that Suzanne Sena?

redzap on November 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I did a double take too.

billy on November 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM

It’s not like they’re going to devote the entire show to one sketch.

WitchDoctor on November 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Most of their sketches these days just *feel* like they’re 90 minutes long.

jana on November 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

“Joe Biden is known for reading his remarks off his arm, where he’s written them in magic marker.”

amerpundit on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Which he has probably plagiarized.

bluemarlin on November 16, 2009 at 7:47 PM

“sending his teleprompter alone on low-priority diplomatic missions”…

ROTFLMAO!!

SouperConservative on November 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Bumbles should send the prompter on *all* diplomatic missions… it can’t fu*dge things up any more than he does.

jana on November 16, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I notice the TelePrompter didn’t bow to the Japanese guy at the end.

JammieWearingFool on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

There will have to be a new TOTUS that can adjust in three dimensions now, old TOTUS will be going under the bus.

bluemarlin on November 16, 2009 at 7:51 PM

The ticker on the bottom is funny. “Gitmo detainees to be cryogenically frozen until 2050.”

milwife88 on November 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Change I can believe in: Barry suffers a brutal mock-down while out of the country doing what-evah.

BHO Jonestown on November 16, 2009 at 7:52 PM

“Person in Philadelphia who knows best places to get murdered.”

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Bishop on November 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Well, the “Great Caps Lock” incident will be hard for all of us to forget….

JoeinTX on November 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Wasn’t the hot blonde Onion anchor formerly on FOX NEWS? What’s her name?

marklmail on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

She absolutely was! Was a headline anchor, I totally forgot about her. She was actually on Red Eye a number of times, I believe, too.

I was say Suzanne something, but I may be way off.

RightWinged on November 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I was avoiding the ONN as I thought they only bash R/C That was was wrong on this one. They are a equal opportunity basher.

May half to watch more

tjexcite on November 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Too funny! I liked the pictures of the teleprompter going on junkets alone and other lines aforementioned. It was all good. (But Obama will probably start attacking the Onion and telling them to leave his daughters, Jennifer and Whats-her-name alone.)

Christian Conservative on November 16, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Good stuff, but the shot about Sasha using the teleprompter during show and tell was out if line. Saying Obama called her Jennifer was a shot at him. You dont take shots at the kids.

brainy435 on November 16, 2009 at 7:58 PM

I would love for them to do a story on how Obama is excluding them from the press pool saying that ONN is not a real news network.

pedestrian on November 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Wasn’t the hot blonde Onion anchor formerly on FOX NEWS? What’s her name?

marklmail on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM
She absolutely was! Was a headline anchor, I totally forgot about her. She was actually on Red Eye a number of times, I believe, too.

I was say Suzanne something, but I may be way off.

RightWinged on November 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

RIGHT! Suzanne Senna? Not sure of spelling. thanks.

marklmail on November 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Wasn’t the hot blonde Onion anchor formerly on FOX NEWS? What’s her name?

marklmail on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

She absolutely was! Was a headline anchor, I totally forgot about her. She was actually on Red Eye a number of times, I believe, too.

I was say Suzanne something, but I may be way off.

RightWinged on November 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Follow-up:

It is former Fox News anchor, and I was actually right also that her name is Suzanne…

http://www.suzannesena.com/

RightWinged on November 16, 2009 at 8:01 PM

“The prompter is just a tool to help him remember to eat, sleep, and breath.” “He had his staff put in a long, angry rant into the teleprompter so he could yell at them.”

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are.

kam582 on November 16, 2009 at 8:04 PM

As a part time blogger, etc., my question is:

how does the Onion pay their staff, how do they make cash with their humor? Eyeballs to the website, or something else?

Please let me know!

phillypolitics on November 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM

phillypolitics on November 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM

It’s advertising…and they pull some monster numbers.

AUINSC on November 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Isn’t this blasphemy?

ncborn on November 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I love it. Wonder if Zero is going to call the folks at ONN and tell them he doesn’t use a teleprompter during dinner. LOL

Brat4life on November 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Meanwhile, back out in the real world. The great Oprah interview just happened.

Palin was terrific. Talk about authentic and comfortable and fun.

AnninCA on November 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I thought you were leaving for greener- er more ‘conservative’ pastures.

Monica on November 16, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Sometimes it is hard to know if the antics in this administration are Onion News or real.

tru2tx on November 16, 2009 at 8:13 PM

“The teleprompter is just a tool to remind the President when to speak, blink, and breathe.”

That is gold.

uknowmorethanme on November 16, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Hysterically hysterical.

Wow, that was good.

“caps lock incident”, roflmao

Midas on November 16, 2009 at 8:15 PM

LOL @ the Biden line

WisCon on November 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Outstanding. See, it CAN be done. C’mon msm, get with it.

Mojave Mark on November 16, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Onion, I <3 U.

cannonball on November 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Obi Wan: Then all is lost. SNL was our last hope.

Yoda: No, there is another.

(Now I know why what they mean by Onion. You have to have some onions to do a skit like that again this political machine. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the actors woke up and found a telepromter head at the foot of their bed)

hawkdriver on November 16, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Hysterical! Loved it! Much needed laughter!

freeus on November 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Now that was funny.

I wonder if Anita Dunn has time for one more media war before retirement.

2ipa on November 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM

High-larry-us!

ronsfi on November 16, 2009 at 8:28 PM

It’s funny…

… because it’s true.

Seven Percent Solution on November 16, 2009 at 8:31 PM

I notice the TelePrompter didn’t bow to the Japanese guy at the end.

JammieWearingFool on November 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

My ads – everywhere – are always about teeth and/or moms in my city. I don’t know why. I haven’t googled teeth or anything like that.

It’s like being in my own little toothy hell on the internet.

Alana on November 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM

The caps lock incident! Now that’s funny.

Jay Mac on November 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

That was a hoot. Don’t worry, they will lampoon Palin tomorrow. Hard to do after today’s appearance on Oprah. She was amazing.

sybilll on November 16, 2009 at 8:41 PM

funny, but I’m still mad at them for the Glenn Beck thing.

ctmom on November 16, 2009 at 8:49 PM

Spraying beer out of your nose sure clears the sinuses.

smokinjoe on November 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I don’t see how Obama increases his votes in the next election. Short of curing cancer, what could he possibly do to make those who didn’t vote for him last time to vote for him in 2012? His numbers are almost sure to go down since the novelty of a black President won’t be there and there will be more than a few disillusioned people who thought he would change the world by now.

Speedwagon82 on November 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Dude, when TOTUS started blogging, Twittering, and took a dive and shattered…comedy gold.

Christien on November 16, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Guess my funny bone is broken because I thought it was lame. Really reaching there. I routinely find the comments here at HA funny tho (and I mean that in a good way, i.e., HornetSting) Yes, I’m still pissed about the Beck thing but didn’t influence me here.

fullogas on November 16, 2009 at 9:13 PM

It’s hilarious but the main target is the in the tank media so yes the in the tank SNL will still find it hard to make make fun of Obama or their treatment of him.

Basilsbest on November 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Guess my funny bone is broken because I thought it was lame.
fullogas on November 16, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Try Beano.

Basilsbest on November 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Try Beano.

Basilsbest on November 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Oh you’re hilarious yourself. No, its not because I’m crampy. Perhaps I’m just broke and all obama’d out.

fullogas on November 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

CNN better fact check this.

the_nile on November 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I doubt that would turn out well. For CNN or Ogumby.

jdkchem on November 16, 2009 at 9:43 PM

As funny as Michael Ramirez’s new cartoon on IBD.

nor on November 16, 2009 at 9:48 PM

SNL should have the teleprompter be the guest host for a show.

exhelodrvr on November 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM

This one was amusing too…

President Obama to open diplomatic talks with California wildfire.

Mike Honcho on November 16, 2009 at 9:53 PM

Have Teleprompter Will Travel reads the card of the man.
A cipher without an original thought of his own in what he’s turning into a bankrupt land.

His ah, oh, umm, loose mouth heeds the calling of an Alinsky wind.
A man without a clue of his own is the cipher called Obamadin.

Obamadin, Obamadin, Where do you roam?
Obamadin, Obamadin, Just be sure to never leave your teleprompter at home.

He travels on to dissemble and deceive whenever he feels he must
His yearning for power is his guiding lust

These are legends that themselves do spin
Of the Ventriloquist Alinsky’s dummy
Of the cipher called Obamadin

Obamadin, Obamadin, Where do you roam?
Obamadin, Obamadin, Just be sure to never leave your teleprompter at home.

MB4 on November 16, 2009 at 9:54 PM

SNL should have the teleprompter be the guest host for a show.

Yes.

nor on November 16, 2009 at 9:59 PM

“That’s GOLD, Jerry! GOLD”

-Kenny Bania

Fed45 on November 16, 2009 at 10:02 PM

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