SNL Absolutely Skewered Liberal White Women in This Hilarious Skit Starring Michael Che
his weekend, James Franco hosted Saturday Night Live. It was his fourth time hosting the show, a fact which he and his friend and frequent collaborator Seth Rogen commented on numerous times during the cold open. Rogen, for the record, has only hosted SNL twice. This seems a somewhat strange oversight.
The theme of the day was liberals and sexual assault.
SNL has long been accused of having a liberal bias.
During a 2012 interview, in fact, podcast host Bill Simmons asked then-headwriter Seth Meyers, “Would you say that you skew toward being more of a liberal show? I think that’s a fair statement, right?”
“I think you could certainly make the argument…” was Meyers reply. “Yes, there are more liberal people involved in the show.”
Well, said liberals were up on this weekend’s SNL, with one of the first skits riffing on the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has torched through Hollywood and several different industries.
In the first skit “Sexual Harassment Charlie,” a somewhat blatant critique of the political pillorying of democratic senator Al Franken, Franco plays Doug, the CFO of a company fired for harassment alongside Kenan Thompson’s Charlie, the front-desk worker.
Both men have been called up to apologize for their actions.
Franco’s case, on the surface, seemed more benign. He was commenting on women’s outfits and asking them to smile more – actions for which the women were rightly infuriated.
Thompson, however, had issued numerous and several gems of misogyny.
“If I was 11 years younger,” Thompson’s character opined to one of the women, “I’d put you in a large sack, throw you in the trunk of my Eldorado, drive you to my sister’s house with a big old medical bed, crack open the windows and show you a good ol’ time for 28 minutes.”
Thompson seemed enamored of doing things for 28 minutes precisely, for no clear reason.
But the women weren’t at all disconcerted by his alarming statements, which were declared in a genial manner.
“That’s my loss, Charlie,” Leslie Jones, one of the women, answered – the overwhelming consensus among the women for Charlie’s horrific actions being, “That’s just Charlie, he’s a sweet old man.”
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