'Serial' on Saturday Night Live


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#2

Is this a video inside a video? It felt like playing Super Game Boy.


#3

It’s for defeating YouTube’s automated copyright detection system.


#4

Tee hee! I liked the phone calls from Kris best!


#5

Oh that was very well done.


#6

Here’s the link to the legit version on NBC’s website: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/christmas-serial/2836285


#7

I like dark humour but this parody made me squirm uncomfortably. It felt like cheap laughs at the expense of a possibly innocent now-not-so-young man and a definitely murdered young woman.

(By the way, there’s an online drive to create a memorial fund in Ms. Lee’s name at Woodlawn High. If you “enjoyed” Serial, please consider making a donation.)


#8

Hmm. I took it more as deserved laughs at the expense of rather narcissistic Sarah K.


#9

I’m way behind on serial-- I think I have yet to listen to episode 6?

Any spoilers in this spoof?


#10

Also, hard to hear!


#11

No spoilers, Jerwin. Enjoy.


#12

The mailchimp joke at the end almost made milk shoot out of my nose. (And I wasn’t even drinking milk!)


#13

And then there’s the Nisha Call. Loved it…


#14

I haven’t listened to Serial at all. I was waiting to for it all to finish. Given what I’ve read recently, don’t think I’m going to bother starting…


#15

I truly, honestly don’t understand the hate. It is an expertly crafted story that is as messy as real life. Sarah is no more a narcissist than Ira, Jed, or Michele Norris. And the major complaints frankly are from listeners who want the story wrapped up in a neat three act package, which again just isn’t real life.

The biggest problem with the series are the listeners who complain that it doesn’t match a preconceived notion of their expectations. Once you get past that it is absolutely fantastic.


#16

serial has finished. The final episode has been released. I can only asume that this means that the story has been wrapped up and tied with nice ribbon and bow. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Adnan!


#17

Part of what’s so good about it are the spot-on impressions of the “characters” (and by that I mean: real people) other than Sarah K. The voices of Adnan/Chris and Jay/Jingle and the lawyer are perfect.


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