An SNL skit featuring “Hillary Clinton” playing a sad song on piano after she lost the 2016 election was the exact moment former cast member Rob Schneider says he knew the show was over.
Speaking to Glenn Beck, the “Deuce Bigalow” actor and comedian said he was shocked by that episode’s introductory cold open segment, which depicted Clinton played by actress Kate McKinnon somberly playing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 29, 2022
“I literally prayed, ‘PLEASE have a joke at the end. Don’t do this, please don’t go down there,'” Schneider told Beck.
“And there was no joke at the end,” the four-year SNL cast member added. “And I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back.'”
Instead, McKinnon representing Clinton enigmatically told the audience, “I’m not giving up and neither should you.”
Schneider went on to say SNL and other late night comedy shows have leaned into a propagandistic indoctrination approach since Trump’s victory to the detriment of viewers.
“You can take the comedy routines – the ‘comedy routines’ – you can take the comedic indoctrination process happening with each of the late night hosts and you can exchange them with each other,” Schneider said, hyper-aware of the Trump Derangement Syndrome embraced by major networks.
“That’s how you know it’s not interesting anymore,” he added. “Because there’s no independent voice anymore. It’s all indoctrination by comedic imposition.”
Elsewhere during the interview, Schneider confirmed to Beck he was willing to be canceled over his beliefs, saying, “I don’t care about my career anymore. I care about my children and the country they’re going to live in.”
On the Glenn Beck Podcast, @RobSchneider tells me why he's "ABSOLUTELY" willing to lose it all for what he believes: "I DON'T CARE about my career anymore. I care about my children and the country they're going to live in." pic.twitter.com/8O3QJT24n3
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 30, 2022
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