Saturday Night Live Mocks NCAA Basketball Final and the Student Athlete Hypocrisy … “It’s like I tell all my players, college is the most important year of your life.”


 Saturday Night Live nailed last night’s cold opening … as SNL not only mocks NCAA college basketball and the notion of the student athlete, but gets it 100% correct. Just minutes after the second game of the NCAA Final 4 ended that saw the previously undefeated University of Kentucky Wildcats fall to the Wisconsin Badgers, 71-64, SNL began their cold open with a complete mockery of the NCAA’s so-called “student-athlete”. The best line of the skit was when Taran Killam, playing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said,  “It’s like I tell all my players: college is the most important year of your life.” The premise of the sarcastic skit was that Duke was holding out freshman center Jahlil Okafor from Monday night’s NCAA College basketball game, not because he was hurt, sick or tore an ACL, but because he has a big Biology test on Tuesday to study for. Ha, ha, ha … that is just too funny.

When asked whether Mike Krzyzewski/Taran Killa was relly going to hold Okafor out of the Championship game because of a Biology exam he said, “Of course I am, guys these are student-athletes [emphasis on student]. Students! If they only came to college to play basketball, then we all would look pretty silly”.

The only thing that would have made this funnier and even more truthful was if they used Kentucky head coach John “one and done” Calipari instead of Mike Krzyzewski, but UK lost, so that ended that.

As MSNBC’s Ratings Crater … What is Next for the Liberal, Democrat, Obama Propaganda News Network?


As reported at Deadline Hollywood, MSNBC is pretty much on life-support as the TV ratings of the liberal left leaning, Democrat party bias, Obama propaganda network is at all-time lows. Simply speaking, the product that is put forth on MSNBC is unwatchable. Not only does the network suffer from the fact that it is completely bias for the LEFT, but its reporting of the news is suspect as well and falls for along a liberal ideology than the facts, see coverage of Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman, Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson and any of their political coverage.) As correctly stated by Hot Air, “Strident demagoguery may sell for a short period of time, but it has little staying power. In contrast, the talking head shows on Fox and CNN deal with dissent in a much more mature manner, and usually features more of it than MSNBC prime-time shows do.”


Talk about a tale of two cable news networks. With its 53rd consecutive quarter total audience win, Fox News Channel saw a 10% primetime rise among adults 25-54 in first-quarter 2015 over last year. In fact, with 321,000 on average among the 25-54s in primetime, Fox News thrashed rivals CNN (187,000) and MSNBC (132,000) with more news demo viewers than the other two combined, according to Nielsen.

Contrast that to the fate of the NBCUniversal-owned MSNBC, which  not only saw a 39% drop in the demo compared to Q1 2014 but its worst quarterly result in the category since Q2 2005. If that almost decade-old result wasn’t enough of a blow, and rising CNN’s fourth consecutive win over MSNBC in prime didn’t cut deep enough, take a look at the gutting the cabler newser’s nighttime offerings are suffering.

With just 145,000 viewers among the 25-54s on average over the December 29, 2014 – March 29, 2015 period, the once-proud flagship The Rachel Maddow Show hit an all-time quarter low with the worst result since its September 8, 2008 launch. Not only is Maddow down 46% in the demo, but her 9 PM show is also down 19% in total viewers. Fellow primetime show All In With Chris Hayes and Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell fell to their worst quarterly demo ratings since their respective 2013 and 2010 debuts. O’Donnell’s show also had its lowest total quarterly viewership results. And 7 PM’s Hardball With Chris Matthews had its lowest-rated quarter in the demo since 2Q 2005 with an average viewership of 126,000.

With ratings like this, who does not think there are Internet websites and blogs that have a higher viewership?

But what else would one expect for results when you are marketing to a fringe group of an audience? Check this out from 5 pm to 11 pm MSNBC has the following shows to watch. Serious, this is a prime time line up? Unless I am looking to watch liberals lose their minds on election night and the insanity that comes from their mouths when they get routed in an election, the only show in their entire morning, afternoon and prime time schedule I can stomach is ‘The Morning Joe’. Check out their prime-time lineup below and some suggestions we have as replacements that would draw a higher audience.

  • 5-6 – The Ed Show [reruns of Mr. Ed would of course, of course get better ratings]
  • 6-7 – Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton [Simply unwatchable and painful to listen to this man butcher trying to read a teleprompter. Although as a comedy show, maybe just having Rev. Al read important speeches in US history would be a good laugh for a short period of time. Or they could just show an endless loop of Al Sharpton getting knocked on his ass by Roy Inis.
  • 7-8 – Hardball with Chris Matthews – He has lost that tingly feeling running up his leg. These days Chris is just becoming more and more bitter as he sees his career fade into obscurity. Hardball, hell, just run a continuous lop of Die Hard.
  • 8-9 – All In with Chris Hayes – Honestly, a TV test pattern would get a higher ratings.
  • 9-10 – The Rachel Maddow Show. Nuff said, just play reruns of Law & Order.
  • 10-11 – The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. How about no word with Lawrence O’Donnell or maybe they could just have Jennifer Lawrence or maybe Chris O’Donnell.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, March 10, 2015 – With Special Guests Fred Rosen and Dr. Dale Archer



The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Download Podcast

Daily Commentary – Monday, March 9, 2015 – Interesting Article in NY Mag about NBC News and Brian Willaims

  • The article in talks about a meeting a few months back where Brian Williams, while at dinner with NBC execs, agrees to extend his contract another 5 years

Daily Commentary – Monday, March 9, 2015 Download

SNL’s Skit Spoofing Toyota “My Bold Dad” Commercial of Father Dropping Off Daughter to Head off With ISIS Was Just Not Funny … “Death to America”

I am all for satirical humor and I love sarcasm, but some things are just not funny, this was one of them. Maybe next SNL could parody Barack Obama and ISIS perfect together, hmm?

This past Saturday night, SNL did a parody skit that was just not funny. In fact it was a bit sickening. SNL parodied and did a spoof of a Toyota Camry commercial, “My Bold Dad,” that depicted a father driving his daughter to the airport so she can leave for the US Army. The ad was shown during the Super Bowl and was quite an emotional one. However, the SNL’s version of a father-daughter duo saying their tearful goodbyes before her ride pulls up, a white pick-up truck with an ISIS sign on the side and a bed and cab full of ISIS terrorists, claiming death to America, just isn’t funny.

Some things just are not funny, the death of a child, beheadings and the recent rash of young and impressionable girls running off to join ISIS. Sorry, its just not humor.

Too many parents go through the painful process of having to bring their children to the airport to fight for their country only to have to pick them up in their child’s return flight back to the United States in a coffin. The skit above is just wrong on multiple levels. I understand that SNL is trying to mock the girls for being so stupid to run off with ISIS like it is a good thing. Trust me haters, I get it. The fact that some will not get it is the problem and the fact that too many of our kids have died to protect the rights of all, even the moronic, in the United States is the issue. Sorry, its just not funny. Death, rape and sex slavery rarely is.

“You be careful, OK?” the father says.

“Dad, it’s just ISIS,” responds Johnson, winking.

The father says through teary eyes, “Take care of her.”

A jihadist responds, equally somber, “Death to America.”

Below is the emotional and incredible Toyota ad, ‘MY BOLD DAD’. It is worth watching again and again.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 – The Left Goes After Bill O’Reilly Accusing Him of Lying

  • O’Reilly fights back attaching each accusers calling David Corn a “despicable guttersnipe” and “a liar.”

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Download

Daily Commentary – Thursday, February 19, 2015 – Friend of the Show Dr. Dale Archer Talks About Lying and Statistics

Dr. Dale Archer

Daily Commentary – Thursday, February 19, 2015 Download

The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, February 18, 2015- With Special Guests Joel Brodsky, Wendy Murphy and Robin Sax



The Dana Pretzer Show – Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Download Podcast

Daily Commentary – Friday, February 13, 2015 – The Future of NBC Anchor Brian Willaims is Very Much in Question

  • Now that he has been suspended for 6 months without pay, in the fallout over an exaggerated story, from an incident in 2003 while covering Iraq

Daily Commentary – Friday, February 13, 2015 Download

NBC’s Brian Williams Suspended for 6 Months Without Pay for Faux Iraq News Story


The Politico is reporting that effective immediately NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay for his faux Iraq war news story in 2003. Gee, it only took over 10 years for NBC to act against Williams, even though it was known by many at NBC that it was a false story. Not until Iraq war vets finally called Williams on his BS did NBC finally act. That, and a bad attempt at an apology. NBC suit, Steve Burke, the CEO of NBC Universal, stated that his actions “are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate.” REALLY? This is a PR nightmare for NBC and they are just looking to make this story go away. Is Williams finished at NBC News? Many think so and that this is just a behind the scene way to do so. What happens when Williams stories of seeing floating bodies in the French Quarter from his hotel following Hurricane Katrina and him looking down the tube of an RPG are investigated?

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay following his false claims about an experience he had during the Iraq war, NBC News president Deborah Turness announced Tuesday night.

“We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately,” Turness wrote in a memo to staff. “We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News.”

In addition to Williams’ false claims about Iraq, Turness said she the Comcast/NBCUniversal brass had “concerns about comments that occurred outside NBC News while Brian was talking about his experiences in the field.”

NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke released the following statement:

“This has been a painful period for all concerned and we appreciate your patience while we gathered the available facts. By his actions, Brian has jeopardized the trust millions of Americans place in NBC News. His actions are inexcusable and this suspension is severe and appropriate. Brian’s life’s work is delivering the news. I know Brian loves his country, NBC News and his colleagues. He deserves a second chance and we are rooting for him. Brian has shared his deep remorse with me and he is committed to winning back everyone’s trust.”

CNN’s Dan Abrams: ‘They are worried about other stuff coming out and this is their way of punting.”

← Previous PageNext Page →

Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

  • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
  • Red (comments)
  • Dugga (technical issues)
  • Dana (radio show comments)
  • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
E-mail It