You Ignorant Slut

ok, before I start - let me emphasize that I KNOW that the “You Ignorant Slut” expression was used, if not originated on SNL. It’s being used on this board a lot too. WHAT is supossed to be so funny about that line…and why was it such a memorable line in the first place?

The CBS News show 60 Minutes in the 1970s had a segment called “Point/Counterpoint”, in which token liberal Shana Alexander and token conservative James Kilpatrick would debate some topic. If Alexander went first, Kilpatrick would often begin his reply with something like, “Jane, you misguided bleeding heart,” and continue from there.

“News Update” on Saturday Night Live satirized that by having Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd do the roles, with Dan often starting his replies with, “Jane, you ignorant slut.”

Change that to, “Shana, you misguided bleeding heart,” and continue from there.

I miss Point/Counterpoint. Why the hell did they do away with that, and hire that chattering monkey Andy Rooney?

I think in the 1970s, they had both Point/Counterpoint and Andy Rooney.

They’re bringing back a new version of it with Dole and Clinton. I shit you not. I’m sure it will be different, but the premise will be the same. I’m kind of looking forward to it. For grins, of course.

Wow – the perfect thread to bring up the fact that 60 Minutes is reviving Point/Counterpoint with Bill Clinton and Bob Dole as the two participants. No, it’s not an SNL sketch, although I’m sure it will be soon enough.

The first thing I though of when I read the story was the next SNL sketch, in which they bring back Dan Ackroyd (who does a good Dole) just so that he can say, “Bill, you ignorant slut!” I’m already laughing.

Sadly, the revival of Point/Counterpoint doesn’t mean the end of Andy Rooney’s commentaries.

Yep. http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Entertainment/reuters20030306_37.html

“Bill you southern-fried man ho.”

“Bob you viagra popping pencil grasper”

There was another sketch on SNL with a point-counterpoint debate between Mick Jagger played by Michael Meyers and Steven Tyler played by Mick Jagger where one called the other an ignorant slut.

Bwahahaha!

LOL! Too damn funny!!!

and, by the way, whenever I can get away with it at work (plenty of warnings, easy-going people, etc.) I still use “Jane, you ignorant slut, who did you sleep with to get that information?”

Agreed. Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time! :smiley:

Way to go, TigoleBitties


Fagjunk Theology: Not just for sodomite propagandists anymore.

Excellent call, SpoilerVirgin! That was the opening joke!

That’s hilarious - I saw the thread title and assumed it was about the SNL opening tonite. Nice prediction !!!

I remember that, but I’m almost positive that it was Myers as Jagger and Dana Carvey as Keith Richards, and it was Carvey/Richards who said, “Mick, you ignorant slut.” (They’d done those characters in an earlier sketch, and this was a continuation of their impressions of Jagger the stud and Richards the drunk.)

Actually, Mick Jagger was playing Keith Richards! Made it doubly funny.

Thesis – antithesis – synthesis:

On Saturday Night Live, Mike Myers usually played a drunken, unintelligble Ron Wood. But on one episode of SNL, Myers played Mick Jagger alongside the real Mick Jagger, who played Keith Richards. You can see it on the SNL DVD The Best of Mike Myers.

I missed the last SNL, but I’ve heard that they lampooned Clinton and Dole, bringing back Dan Aykroyd as Dole, who of course said, “Bill, you ignorant slut!” I must catch the rerun!

Sorry, brain fart.

:smack: