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'SNL' Spoofs President Obama's Untimely Selfie

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The Internet was abuzz last week after President Barack Obama snapped a selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service

The Internet was abuzz last week after President Barack Obama snapped a selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

To make matters worse, it turned out that the sign language interpreter at the service wasn't actually signing anything at all.

Naturally, the whole thing had SNL spoof written all over it and last night, the show tackled the "series of unfortunate events" in its cold opening.

In the skit, the show has their President Obama character (played by Jay Pharaoh) address the untimely selfie and some other important political issues, such as health care.

While he's speaking, he is joined on stage by a "sign language interpreter" and to be honest, we're not sure how Jay managed to keep a straight face through the whole thing.

Check out the video above to see the skit.


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