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'SNL': Nancy Pelosi Makes John Boehner Cry On 'Weekend Update' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post    
First Posted: 01/09/11 02:38 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

This week marked a historic event in politics when Nancy Pelosi handed over the gavel to new Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, but it was Boehner's tears that made headlines in the comedy world.

The former minority leader's tendency to choke up when talking about country pride and American values is high, and last night "Saturday Night Live" ran with it.

During a "Weekend Update" segment, Pelosi (Kristen Wiig) and Boehner (Bill Hader) sat down with Seth Meyers to talk about the transition. But as soon as Boehner started talking about training the new Tea Party candidates in congress, he began choking up.

"What doesn't make him cry?" Pelosi asked, before saying "Watch this" and listing a number of things that incited loud crying from Boehner:

"Little American flag. An old man saluting a parade... Reruns of 'Touched By An Angel'"

Watch the rest of the clip to hear Pelosi reveal the one unfortunate thing that doesn't make Boehner break into tears.

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