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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Saturday Night Live's "The Californians" - how the rest of the world views Los Angeles

"Saturday Night Live" - the New York based comedy show - recently aired a series of short comedy sketches called "The Californians." It's a five minute routine, in the style of a soap opera, mocking what they (and rest of the world) perceive life to be like in sunny California.

I came across this Hulu Version - love how the actors were barely able to not laugh at their ridiculous lines.

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While it's called "The Californians," it's totally an L.A. thing - specifically "the westside."  Creative, and very funny.

I haven't watched SNL in years - but thought this clip was worth watching.  This is also one of those skits that should have been done onceThe jokes, humerous the first time through, get a little stale as SNL has tried to keep this series going for additional weeks.

I think there's something emotionally healthy laughing at yourself, and knowing how you're perceived by others. Even if it's via a silly skit.  

© 2012


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Z--thanks again for sending this my way. Couldn't agree more that it is creative (including in their use of various interstates/highways/streets) and very funny. Gives this California ex-pat some great vibes. Gene