The mayor of New York suburb Peekskill is speaking out about the pain her city suffered last week at the relentless hands of Saturday Night Live writers: Her town is not, she would like to clarify, a “hellhole.” Its residents are not “rock eaters” and “freaks.” And it is not (oh, the horror!) “upstate.” You almost get the feeling that Mayor Mary Foster is trying to get her own Saturday Night Live skewering. It seems, among other things, kind of pointless to tell us Peekskill isn’t a hellhole: Duh, of course it’s not, it’s where The Facts of Life took place. I would like nothing better than to spend the rest of my life at Eastland, with Mrs. Garrett making me delicious and nutritious meals.
And is it me, or is Peekskill not the primary target (nor the worst off) in Fred Armisen’s send-up of embattled New York Gov. David Paterson:
What do you think, PopWatchers? Should Peekskill be upset?