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Conservative comedian Rob Schneider spent years starring on “Saturday Night Live” from 1990 to 1994, but he is no fan of how “woke” the show has become. 

Schneider Knew ‘SNL’ Was ‘Over’ When…

Fox News reported that while appearing on “The Glenn Beck Podcast” earlier this week, Schneider said that he knew the NBC sketch comedy show was “over” after Kate McKinnon performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” while dressed as Hillary Clinton after the 2016 presidential election.

Relive that nauseating moment for yourself below.

“I hate to crap on my own show,” Schneider said. “When Hillary Clinton lost — which is understandable. She’s not exactly the most likable person in the room. And then when Kate McKinnon went out there on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the cold opening and all that, and she started dressed as Hillary Clinton, and she started playing ‘Hallelujah.'”

“I literally prayed, ‘Please have a joke at the end. Don’t do this. Please don’t go down there.’ And there was no joke at the end, and I went, ‘It’s over. It’s over. It’s not gonna come back,'” he continued. 

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Goes Woke

McKinnon, 38, had portrayed Clinton on “Saturday Night Live” throughout that election cycle, and she continued to do so many times in the years since until she finally left the show back in May.

After performing “Hallelujah” when Clinton lost to Donald Trump, McKinnon became visibly emotional as she looked to the camera and said, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.”

She then gave the show’s traditional introduction line, “And live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!

Former “SNL” writer Amy Wallace has since revealed that there was another plan for the cold open that night that was ultimately nixed by showrunner Lorne Michaels.

“The original plan that night was for each of the female cast members to talk to the camera, one by one, about how she felt after Donald Trump’s victory, culminating in McKinnon singing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’” Wallace said in 2018. 

“The prop people went so far as to procure a white piano for her to play,” she continued. “But late in the week, producer Lorne Michaels told me, he decided that approach was too partisan. ‘In the end, we’re a comedy show,’ he said. ‘You can’t forget that.’”

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Schneider Slams Late Night Shows

In this same interview, Schneider slammed the fact that late night hosts have all become so radically leftwing. 

“You can take the comedic indoctrination process happening with each of the late night hosts and you can exchange them with each other,” he said. “That’s how you know they’re not interesting anymore.”

“Saturday Night Live” was long near and dear to Schneider’s heart. He started as a writer on the show back in 1988 before becoming a cast member in 1990, and remaining one through 1994.

Like millions of other conservative Americans, however, he has found that the show that could once be enjoyed by everyone has now become sickeningly liberal. 

No wonder ratings for “Saturday Night Live” have been steadily declining. Most Americans don’t want to be lectured to about politics by overpaid comedians on a sketch comedy show. 

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