SNL Spoofs Local News with Zoo Skit

By Kevin Eck 

This weekend, Saturday Night Live took a comedic shot at the hardworking folks behind the cameras at local stations.

This time the show took aim at chyron operators as host Scarlett Johansson acted as a local reporter for morning show Good Day Denver in a skit where she interviews a zoo photographer named Danny Bangs, who the station mistakenly called a Professional Zoo Pornographer.

The hilarity ensues when the photographer’s answers, one of which says “I’ll do anything with an animal,” are shown in a lower third that still identifies him as a “Zoo Pornographer.”


Here’s the skit:

Here’s Denver NBC affiliate’s reporting about it:

From KUSA:

The Denver Zoo also responded: