Tuesday, November 28, 2017
‘SNL’ Pulls ‘Safelite’ Parody Commercial Sketch From YouTube and Reruns
“Saturday Night Live’s” Safelite sketch is no longer be available to watch — anywhere.
The NBC show has pulled the parody commercial mocking the autoglass company from YouTube and reruns, Vulture reported on Monday.
The sketch featuring Beck Bennett as Safelite Autoglass windshield repairman, Ken, was notably missing from Saturday’s rerun of the Oct. 7 episode, the website noted. It is also no longer available on YouTube or Hulu, where previously aired “SNL” videos are usually available.
While NBC did not announce the change in programming, the Safelite company shared its disapproval of the sketch via Twitter when it originally aired.
“Thanks for the skit. Although we can take a joke, this one was a step too far. Our techs are our heroes,” Safelite tweeted after the episode aired.
“We weren’t involved in creating it and we’re really disappointed in @NBCSNL for airing it.”
In the offending skit, Bennett played a technician who took too much interest in Aidy Bryant’s teenage daughter (Melissa Villaseñor) while fixing a windshield.
A representative for NBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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