Jerame Davis

Al Franken's first confirmation hearing

Filed By Jerame Davis | July 17, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Politics
Tags: Al Franken, confirmation hearings, Saturday Night Live, Senate, Sonia Sotoymayor, Supreme Court

How fitting that Al Franken's debut as a US Senator came during the Supreme Court nomination hearing of Sonia Sotomayor. During his stint on Saturday Night Live, Franken played a Senator in a skit parodying the Clarence Thomas hearings.

I love this clip more because it brought back memories than because it's a good skit. Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, Kevin Nealon, Chris Rock, and Tim Meadows all make appearances. This was the SNL cast during my junior year in high school and it was the height of Wayne's World mania.

Party time...Excellent...

Super happy fun time bonus: Trailer for Wayne's World after the jump.

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I wanted to see Franken look at Sotomayor at the end of his portion and say, "You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggoneit, people like you!"