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Fisher-Price Makes Toys for Sensitive Boys in SNL’s Latest Darkly Comic Fake Ad

For some kids, typical toys just don't cut it. There isn't a section of Fisher-Price's website dedicated to introspective children who are, as Saturday Night Live puts it, "just sort of waiting for adulthood."  The latest faux ad from the show Donald Trump loves to hate is a wonderfully weird look at how Fisher-Price might pitch a toy line for sensitive boys. 

SNL Made a Parody of Apple’s ‘1984’ to Poke Fun at Kohler’s Futuristic Toilets

Given Saturday Night Live's love of fake ads, it was only a matter of time before it tackled Apple's "1984." So what did they do with the spot that transformed Super Bowl advertising? They took on the tyranny of futuristic toilet design—as seen in DDB's recent ads for Kohler. While it isn't quite a shot-for-shot remake of the Chiat/Day ad, the two-minute spoof does feature several hallmarks from Ridley Scott's original. There's a prison-like vibe, drab colors, a line of people marching into a room where they sit in front of a screen listening to a dictator, and the episode's host, in this case Benedict Cumberbatch, enters with a sledgehammer. Plus, said dictator is wearing Steve Jobs-style glasses, just to make sure you get the reference.  It's worth noting that this spot, even though it mentions Kohler, isn't part of SNL's planned sponsored content.

4 Times People Unbelievably but Correctly Predicted the Cubs Winning the World Series

The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were tied 3-3 heading into Game 7 Wednesday night, and they were about to make baseball history no matter who won. But there were a few folks, from pop culture favorites to regular Joes, who kinda guessed the outcome years in advance.

SNL Hilariously Skewers Empowering Body Image Ads With ‘Chonk’ Clothing Spot

About 30 seconds into Saturday Night Live's fake ad for Chonk—a clothing store that pitches its apparel as the key to your inner goddess—it dawns on the ad's stars, including Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones and Sasheer Zamata, that this isn't what they signed up for. Chonk doesn't seem to be pitching the empowering narrative they thought they'd be a part of. Nope. In fact, the narrator uses her soothing voice to get away with saying some pretty shitty things. 

NBCUniversal Is Bringing Its Biggest Shows to Snapchat

NBCUniversal is increasing the reach of some of its most popular shows with original content coming to Snapchat.

SNL’s Colin Jost and Michael Che Take Weekend Update to the Conventions

Count Saturday Night Live's Michael Che among the electorate who are "politicked out."

Girls Have No Time for President Barbie in SNL’s Latest Mock Ad Knocking Hillary Clinton

A couple of months back, Saturday Night Live depicted Hillary Clinton hilariously morphing into Bernie Sanders. Now, the show is ribbing the leading Democratic candidate with a bit about "President Barbie"—the boring new doll nobody wants to play with. A group of little girls star in the spoof ad, showing off their favorite toys and imagining themselves in space, Paris, and in a magical fantasy world they've cooked up.  But to the growing chagrin of the faux Mattel voiceover artist, none are particularly psyched about the blonde-bobbed figurine who comes clad in a blue pantsuit—even if she comes with a mini smartphone pre-loaded with Snapchat.

MADtv Is Coming Back to Television, but Not in Late Night and Not on Fox

While Fox is making its own late-night sketch comedy play, its former late-night staple, MADtv, is being revived by another broadcast network.

How Zoolander 2’s Kyle Mooney Got Addicted to an Old MTV Reality Show

Specs Age 31 Claim to fame Saturday Night Live cast member; appears in the upcoming Zoolander 2 (in theaters Feb. 12) Base New York

Here’s What It Means for the UFC That Its Biggest Star Is Hosting SNL

Holding court on Saturday nights is nothing new for Ronda Rousey, but this weekend, it will be a little different for the former UFC bantamweight champion.