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Friday, March 13, 2009

SNL Parodies Hawaiian Tourists, and Hawaiian Lt. Gov. Takes Offense

Hawaii's Lieutenant Governor is among those objecting to a recently aired Saturday Night Live skit that parodies locals who entertain visitors to the islands. Lieutenant Governor James "Duke" Aiona says he'll send a letter of protest to SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels telling him the bit, which has of course turned up on YouTube, was over the top, and might dissuade people from visiting the state, which is suffering from the current economic downturn. But others think the skit was either funny or fairly accurate. Read more here.

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