FORTUNE -- It was a good week for Apple (AAPL) on the political comedy circuit, starting with Andy Borowitz's In poll about debt-ceiling crisis, Americans totally excited about new iPhone and closing with Saturday Night Live's Obamacare opener, which included this exchange:
Woman: I already have a complaint about Obamacare. My iPhone 5S broke and I took it to the Genius Bar and they would NOT fix it. I mean, what the hell is that?
Obama: OK. All right. I can see... I believe you're confusing Obamacare with AppleCare.
Woman: Well, either way, it happened on your watch.
The SNL cast member punctuates his Macworld keynote with sketches from Portlandia
FORTUNE -- For Macworld/iWorld Expo attendees who hadn't yet discovered Portlandia -- the Peabody-award winning sketch comedy series that airs in relative obscurity on the Independent Film Channel -- Fred Armisen's keynote Friday morning was a double treat.
Not only did Armison tell backstage stories from his better-known gig -- as a cast member on Saturday Night Live who has played MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2013 1:20 PM ET
Laughter and applause greet a dig at the iPhone on Saturday Night Live
You know you've got a public relations problem when you're a punchline on SNL's Weekend Update.
The host, Seth Meyers, doesn't make a lot of Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) and AT&T (T) jokes, but this one worked.
"It was reported this week that Google would soon launch its own cellphone as a challenge to the iPhone. Also a challenge to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 21, 2009 6:09 AM ET
For a simple comedy sketch, the Saturday Night Live takeoff on the new "black backdrop" Apple (AAPL) iPhone ads carries an awful lot of corporate baggage.
The bit aired Nov. 3 and the video was posted the next day on YouTube -- and enthusiastically linked to by TechCrunch.
It's funny enough, with a clever set-up for the "pinch it" gesture. But by Sunday afternoon, NBC Universal (GE) had scrubbed the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2007 9:15 AM ET
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