Still, I thought it was a little unsubtle — not any mere physical resemblance, but the whole presentation of the character seemed pretty fishy and heavy-handed. Especially:
• The passage when Satan tempts Jesus in the wilderness with “forty days of sequester”
• The passage, also in the wilderness, when Satan tempts Jesus with “fully socialized health care, something I know you would approve of, given your attitude towards the sharing of wealth, assuming I’m reading that passage correctly.”
• The passage when Satan suggested that Biblical kids should eat healthier foods and referred them to “my wife’s Let’s Move initiative.”
• Satan harasses Job with government regulations, lengthy speeches and Death Panels, forgoes boils and oxen plagues entirely
• The part when Satan seemed bored and distracted during his first of three debates with Jesus and fell asleep entirely for several minutes.
• One awkward moment when “Satan” mixed up Star Trek and Star Wars
• Moment when Satan looked into the camera and said, “You see, Voters of America? I couldn’t possibly be a native-born citizen! I was alive two thousand years ago!” and it was weird and didn’t seem to have any relation to what anyone else had just said.
• Moment when Jesus and various figures kept shouting “Satan! Satan!” and Satan didn’t turn around, and then one guy whispered “Mr. President” and Satan did.
• Weird portion where Jesus talked about Mitt Romney in the first person.
• That part in the middle of the episode when Satan had to step aside from the plot to do damage control for some ill-advised statements by the Vice-Satan, a guy who Definitely Did Not Look Like Joe Biden
It’s always dangerous to cast anyone as Satan. Really they should have just gone with a Hitler lookalike.