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The 20 Funniest Political Videos of 2009

The Year's Best Late-Night TV Moments and Viral Videos


A roundup of the best political spoof videos, comedy clips from late-night TV, and other funny viral videos that generated buzz in 2009.

1. William Shatner Does Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin's rambling farewell speech baffled many. But Conan O'Brien realized that it was a thing of poetic beauty, and so he invited master thespian William Shatner to read Palin's farewell speech the way it was meant to be heard -- as a beat poem. See also: Shatner reciting Palin's Tweets.

2. Jon Stewart's Brilliant Glenn Beck Impersonation

Jon Stewart does a brilliant, pitch-perfect imitation of FOX News Channel's resident conspiracy theorist, Glenn Beck, in this classic "Daily Show" segment. There's a war going on in America, and the stakes are nothing less than Glenn Beck's internal organs.

3. Obama Kills at White House Correspondents' Dinner

In his debut as comedian in chief, President Obama brings down the house at the White House Correspondnets' Dinner with a series of zingers poking fun at himself, members of his administration, and his Republican critics.

4. JibJab: Obama the Superhero Has Come to Save the Day!

JibJab presents a brilliant animated video titled "He's Barack Obama," which portrays Obama as a superhero saving the world. It premiered at the Radio and TV Correspondents' Dinner in front of Obama himself, who cracked up as he watched the video.

5. Jon Stewart Rips Jim Cramer and CNBC in Epic Rant

Jon Stewart blasts CNBC's credibility and mocks the news network for peddling faux-populist bilge. See also: Stewart vs. Cramer: Round 2, and Stewart Hammering Cramer during an appearance on The Daily Show.

6. Glenn Beck's 'Oligarhy' Spelling Mishap

FOX News Channel's Glenn Beck makes a fool of himself by claiming he has deciphered a secret code that proves Obama is trying to create an "Oligarhy" -- and misspells the word.

7. SNL Provides Horrifying Glimpse of Palin Presidency

"Saturday Night Live" combines Sarah Palin and the disaster movie "2012" to imagine a world in which Palin wins the presidency. On Election Day 2012, planet Earth is going rogue.

8. Sarah Palin Gets Revenge on William Shatner

Sarah Palin gets revenge on master thespian William Shatner during a surprise appearance on "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien," where she answers his reading of her book "Going Rogue" with a reading from Shatner's autobiography.

9. President Obama Orders Colbert to Shave Head

Under direct orders from Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama, General Ray Odierno shaves Stephen Colbert's head.

10. iPhone Commercial Parody Mocks Republicans in Congress

Get to know your Republicans in Congress with this snarky iPhone commercial parody.
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