On Saturday, NBC’s Saturday Night Live Ferguson skit on situation did not air. SNL opened the show mocking Al Sharpton talking about the reaction to the grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. But they didn’t show another Ferguson-related sketch scheduled for later because it was cut for time.
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In the SNL Ferguson skit, Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong play beleaguered morning talk show hosts Kip and Jenny on “Rise and Smile.” Kip and Jenny have to get through the morning after the nation discovers that police officer Darren Wilson who shot Michael Brown would not be indicted.
It’s filled with double meanings (the mention of a “superior race” in reference to a local 5k run) and an appearance by James Franco who plays a chef unfortunately named Darrel Wilson whose recipe only calls for the “white” part of the eggs. Just wait until they get to the live music portion of the show.
The clip was posted online Sunday, and has already received more than 750,000 YouTube views.
The SNL skit’s message did resound with some, while many of the comments ran in the same vein as on other social media with highly charged emotional responses and others poking fun. One comment said,”I’m less than 2 hours away from Ferguson and I feel like this is how many people are acting about the subject in my area.” Another said, “I think a lot of us here need a little comic relief” with such a serious event.
What do you think? Funny? Not funny? Too soon or too far removed?