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'Saturday Night Live' Spoofs Obama's Sign Language Interpreter

December 15, 2013 (6:59 am) GMT
Kenan Thompson played a sign language interpreter who mimicked some words from Jay Pharoah's Obama's speech.
'Saturday Night Live' Spoofs Obama's Sign Language Interpreter

As expected, "" spoofed the recent infamous President Barack Obama's speech at Nelson Mandela's memorial. A sign language interpreter, played by , took everything literally what Obama, played by Jay Pharoah, said, and communicated it in the way he understood.

The President's trip to Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa made headlines earlier this week when a phony sign language interpreter made up gestures. In a press conference, Pharoah's Obama addressed the progress of his ObamaCare website, explained his selfie picture with fellow world leaders, and his controversial handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro.

Obama was addressing the phony sign language interpreter incident and HealthCare.Gov when Thompson appeared behind him and mimicked his words. The interpreter pretended to shoot webs like Spider-Man when translating the word "website". He also translated "thrilled" with 's "Thriller" moves. Later, he began rubbing his nipples as Obama said, "I'm just relieved the website has been turned on again."

The December 14 episode presented as host and as musical guest. and guested as two of three wise men meeting baby Jesus in a Christmas-themed sketch.



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