Netflix Creates ‘Short-Ass Movies’ Category After Saturday Night Live Sketch

By Jessica Lerner 

Netflix has created a “short-ass movies” category—showcasing 90-minute movies and 90-minute comedies on the streamer—after a Saturday Night Live sketch last Saturday detailed the difficulties of finding content under two hours to watch on the platform.

On Saturday, SNL aired a “Short-Ass Movies” sketch, where Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, musical guest Gunna and actor Simon Rex complained about the excessive runtime of films, sometimes nearly four hours, available to “watch” on Netflix. SNL tweeted the sketch, and on Monday, Netflix quote-tweeted the music video and wrote it was “good idea” and linked back to its new categories for films and comedies under 90 minutes.

Here’s the sketch: