Electric Leaf Blowers Come to DC -- in an Unexpected Form

 Quiet, clean, yet demonstrably powerful electric leaf-blower in use in DC, as shown in screenshot from Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2017.  Embedded video of the "cold open" is below.

Quiet, clean, yet demonstrably powerful electric leaf-blower in use in DC, as shown in screenshot from Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2017.  Embedded video of the "cold open" is below.

The effort to bring cleaner, more sustainable, quieter, and healthier maintenance practices to neighborhoods across the country knows no partisan bounds. So in an above-politics, enjoy-the-comedy spirit, we offer this scene from last night's cold open of Saturday Night Live. In it, Melissa McCarthy, playing White House press secretary Sean Spicer, uses a new electric-powered leaf blower (rather than a dirty old two-stroke gas-powered model) to "blow away their dishonesty" as she deals with a reporter played by Cecily Strong.

The relevant part of the clip starts at around time 7:00 of the segment below.

Note how much quieter and cleaner this machine is than the outdated ones it is destined to replace! Thanks to SNL for illustrating technology's promise.