As DADT continues to move into the political spotlight, it should come as no surprise that “Saturday Night Live” took a few swings at the policy during its most recent episode. SNL tackled DADT in two skits this past Saturday, one of which featured the show’s recurring “New Jersey Gay Couple” characters dressed in uniform. The other skit, a satirical interpretation of SNL host Gerard Butler’s 2007 hit action film "300," centered on the ancient Greek warrior’s failed attempts to justify his inaction in repealing DADT.
"Two Gay Guys in the Military":
Like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, SNL is ultimately a comedy show. However, it is also an undeniable political force (just consider the effect Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah Palin had on voters in 2008). These skits will likely inspire conversation among family, friends, and co-workers. I urge you to watch, laugh, and then forward these videos along to get the dialogue rolling.