Amy Poehler rejoined her old Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers for a special edition of their segment: "Really?" The Really bit is exactly what you probably think it is: Poehler and Meyers calling out everyone involved in a story using everyone's new favorite word for disbelief/disdain. Amy needed a few practice "reallys" to get back into the swing (she left the show years ago to produce and star in Parks & Recreation). This week's topic: the IRS scandal.
The IRS itself gets the "really" treatment because, as Seth Meyers says, it was "less popular than exercise," before this whole scandal. The IRS's job is essentially to take your money away, and make you fill out a whole mess of paperwork if they suspect you didn't give them enough money. So, yes, the IRS didn't need another reason for people to dislike them. "The government only keeps you around to make the DMV look good," Poehler added.
Obama got a "really" for learning about the IRS news from a television report. It's always weird when you realize the President is just as human as the rest of us, but it's extra jarring when you learn that the President gets some of his news from television. I mostly gave up TV news years ago, because it's kinda crappy...and I don't have a TV.
The Tea Party, the victims in this whole saga also gets a Seth and Amy "really," because, well, they are very anti-tax. That's kind of their thing. If they start sketchy tax-exempt organization...yeah, that might get a look.
Soon, Seth Meyers will be joining Amy Poehler as an SNL alum. He's put in some great years on the show, but SNL, you always lose your best writers. Really? With a reputation like yours, you're still a farm league for shows that happen before bedtime?