The below SNL video titled "Baby Shower - SNL" has grown to more than 12,000 views in three hours, all because of the humorous way that SNL displays certain "mom" habits in the sketch that are nearly universal – at least in "suburbia-land" for some mothers.It was an appropriate tribute to certain motherly ways ahead of Mother's Day. In the video, Brie Larson can be seen playing a character enjoying her baby shower. Suddenly, her SNL counterpart is told by the other moms that she will soon adopt the same haircut that they all sport. It's a haircut that displays "iron curtain" bangs in the front, with the short-styled back of the hair flipped upwards and cut into spikes that resemble spears or some other type of weapon.
Brie's character still sports long hair in the beginning of the sketch, but eventually adopts the same hairstyle in a nod to The Stepford Wives. Originally a book published in 1972 by Ira Levin, The Stepford Wives became a movie and a remake – with both centered around a character named Joanna Eberhart, a woman who was also a young mother and photographer who relocated to Stepford, Connecticut.
At first, the town seems perfect to Joanna, but she eventually discovers there is something weird about all the other women in Stepford. They all seem too perfect and beautiful, and more than willing not to argue with their husbands – and have sex with their husbands at the drop of a hat, even in the middle of the afternoon. With immaculate homes and vacuous personalities, the women of Stepford hold a big secret that won't be spoiled here for those who haven't read the book or haven't seen the cult classic movies.
The description of the SNL video of YouTube explains only a little bit about what the haircut means for all the moms.
"A mom-to-be (Brie Larson) learns about 'the cut,' the haircut that all moms (Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Sasheer Zamata, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones) eventually get."The video itself delves into the behaviors that can be shared by many moms, such as the impulse to automatically offer to spoon food onto a paper plate and microwave it for a young man who is perfectly capable of performing the task himself. Another portion of the sketch shows the main character carefully folding a gift bag and wondering why she's doing such a thing. The other moms explain that it is a desire that simply comes over moms, because they want to practice good stewardship and not waste money on buying multiple gift bags. The women joke that the same seven bags have circulated around their county for years.
Meanwhile, the SNL video is gaining plenty of comments from viewers on YouTube and across social media. Despite the reactions from some folks about what some view as a hideous haircut, some defend mothers for getting a cut that's practical and might help moms save time.
"Oh this is the 'Can I speak to your manager?' and 'Oh I forgot to record that Lifetime movie!' haircut."[Image via Shutterstock]
"This is what the Stepford Wives should have been."
"There are only seven bags in this entire county...LOVE IT!"
"Every bathroom is an ocean, and every kitchen...a farm."
"Curtains in the front, iron throne in the back....lol."
"Lmao. I know someone that has had this haircut for at least 20 years!"
"You know one when you see one."
"Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. Don't forget to keep the gift bag to reuse..."
"If you try to submit to the cut I may CUT you."
"I know a few woman who have this hair cut, and yes, they're all moms."