I chuckled in shock at the sheer audacity of it when I saw it on Saturday night, but Paterson’s not laughing. I think they would have gotten away with it if the only blind gag had been his disorientation at the beginning, but they keep coming back to it, most cheaply in the form of the upside-down graph and having the character wander into the shot a few minutes later during Amy Poehler’s segment.
More surprising than the skit itself is the fact that they chose this one for posting on the website when the Blago skit, which was funnier, didn’t make the cut. Exit question: Too far? I want to sympathize, but for some reason I’m having trouble today.