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This "Schoolhouse Rock" Sketch On "SNL" Shows Just How Messed Up Our Government Is

"I'm an executive order and I pretty much happen. And that's it."

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Last night's opening sketch on Saturday Night Live featured an "updated" version of the classic Schoolhouse Rock cartoon, mocking President Obama's controversial use of executive orders.

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Just like in the original Schoolhouse Rock, the folksy Bill sings a cheesy song to helpfully explain the workings of government to a curious young boy — right until it gets shoved down the steps of Congress by President Obama.


"Wait a second, don't you have to go through Congress at some point?"

"Aw, that's adorable, you still think that's how government works."

The Bill tries, and fails, to stand its ground.

David Mack is a reporter and weekend editor for BuzzFeed News in New York.

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