“Saturday Night Live” parody “The Watcher”, “Property Brothers”, midterm elections
“Saturday Night Livespoofed the Netflix series, “The Observer” with a digital parody sketch called “The Looker”, with Amy Schumer, in her third turn as the show’s host. Schumer earned big laughs when a mother revealed her habit of second-night eating and other behaviors while watching episodes of “Property Brothers.”
The sketch poked fun at producer Ryan Murphy’s Netflix drama series about a family that moves into their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, only to be hounded by creepy letters and strange neighbors. Throughout the skit, “The Looker” chillingly reveals the daily activities of the family – James Austin Johnson as husband, Chloe Fineman as daughter and Marcello Hernandez as son – reporting annoying information as Hernandez practicing the guitar and the Fineman practicing TikTok dances, then humiliating Schumer with details of his many trips to the bathroom and his obsession with the HGTV renovation series “The Property Brothers.” Schumer’s reactions turn frantic on several occasions as the accusations become more bizarre.
“After everyone is asleep, she goes to the kitchen and eats an entire second dinner,” the letter read. “She eats it like a greedy, panicked raccoon, afraid of getting caught.”
While her family are freaked out by the accuracy of the details, Schumer’s ‘mom’ insists all of her ‘stuff’ is clearly made up.
While the husband is jogging, “The Looker” observes that his wife is enjoying it too, for other reasons.
“After you leave, she has a snack, turns on the TV and has fun with the ‘Property Brothers’,” he says. “‘Why is she so excited about this show,’ asks ‘The Looker’ in a chilling letter. “Is it the brothers…or is it the property?
Other details – that the woman is sitting on an exercise bike and “not even pedaling” but is still drenched in sweat – are revealed. The family leaves for a hotel – except for Schumer – who stays home to continue her “property brothers habit”, telling The Looker that if he looks, she’s in “the property, not the brothers”.
The show found actor Johnson duplicating himself as President Joe Biden in the cold open and as President Donald Trump in a later skit as the last two Twitter employees (played by Fineman and Thompson) hear the testimonials from banned Twitter users. Cecily Strong played a woman banned for calling Covid “plandemic” while Schumer portrayed a fake bot account asking Thompson for her social security number, and Punkie Johnson represented Black Twitter complaining about the $8 subscription. Johnson – as Trump – announces his intention to run for office.
As Biden, Johnson delivers a message to American citizens, joking that he tempts fate every morning on a Peloton, and urges voters to Google “Young Joe Biden and take a bubble bath.”
“My fellow Americans, this Tuesday our midterm elections determine the fate of our democracy,” he said. “Big ouch.”
He then responds to criticism that Democrats are unexciting, without “stars” like Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker on the ballot. One by one, various cast members have described the new alternatives, with Chloe Fineman portraying Marianne Williamson, Molly Kearney as Guy Fieri and Cecily Strong as Stormy Daniels saying she’s ready to “walk the aisle to make get things done” in Michigan. Kenan Thompson as Tracy Morgan also made an appearance, offering money for belly massages.
“A lot of you red state guys are finally getting broadband so you can share your gay Paul Pelosi erotic fiction at the speed of light,” Johnson’s Biden said.
Schumer opened the show with a monologue joking that she was the last host before the “mid-term abortion.” She also swept Kanye West.
“My husband has autism spectrum disorder – he used to be called Asberger – and then they found out Dr. Asberger had Nazi connections…Kanye,” she said, looking at her microphone, saying “That’s weird… isn’t it crazy?”
Schumer appeared in numerous sketches as a woman having lunch with Heidi Gardner and Ego Nwodim dying to eat her soup, enduring Gardner sharing a sad story as Thompson sings a song, “How Long Must I Wait to Eat my soup, without sounding like an a–hole, he sang.As a bored juror in a murder trial, Schumer suggests music, and as she, Bowen Yang and Sarah Sherman burst into what They think it’s from Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” but is actually “Some Nights” from Swift producer Jack Antonoff’s former band. Thompson, as a judge, corrects them: “It’s not a song from “Midnights”. It’s a fun song.
The Saturday night program was Schumer’s third time hosting NBC’s late-night sketch comedy show, having hosted the gig in 2015 alongside the Weeknd and in 2018 with Kacey Musgraves. Her own sketch show, “Inside Amy Schumer,” has just relaunched for its fifth season on Paramount+ after a six-year hiatus from its Comedy Central spot. Episodes currently air weekly on Thursdays. Schumer is also the creator and star of the 2022 Hulu series “Life & Beth,” and in 2020 she debuted in the docuseries “Expecting Amy,” which followed her throughout her life working in comedy during her pregnancy.
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