On this past weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” Maya Rudolph played Michelle Obama playing Phylicia Rashad playing Clair Huxtable. Fred Armisen played Barack Obama playing Bill Cosby playing Cliff Huxtable. Got that?
I think the funniest thing about this sketch is the opening title sequence for “The Obama Show,” but the whole thing is pretty good. Rudolph is fine at playing Michelle Obama, but she shines as Clair Huxtable. And Armisen does a very good Cosby.
I know the SNL players were going for the obvious laugh with this, and they did it well. But for me, as someone who is always fighting to keep the junk out of the house, it's funny because it’s true. When one person in the house is more committed to healthy foods than the others, things can get frustrating at times and a little comical.