SNL: "The Barack Obama Variety Half-Hour"

I’m leading with the first clip because it’s funnier (and because of the Ayers and Wright bit), but the second clip is the best Bill Russell campaign commercial you’ll ever see. A nationally televised seven-minute goof on Murtha as a demented crank a week before the election? Thanks, Lorne!

Sudeikis’s Biden impression is growing on me, too. The voice is wrong but the garrulous oafishness is so, so right.