The rise of social media has changed almost everything about our culture, from who we elect for office to how we can order a pizza. It’s also made it near-impossible to voice an honest opinion about a movie or a television show without being read your pop culture Miranda Rights, and this “SNL” sketch takes that literally.
Host Aziz Ansari sits in an interrogation room, for a reason unbeknownst to him, before detectives Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett come in to play him the concrete evidence for his crime: an under appreciation of “La La Land.” Ansari told a recent date that he thought the movie was good but dragged a bit in the middle, which in 2017 sounds to others like saying Ryan Gosling came over and took a crap on your kitchen floor.
“‘La La Land’ is a perfect film!” screams Strong, slapping her perp’s coffee cup off the table.
“I mean, I liked it. The singing was good. I guess I just didn’t think it was like, amazing singing.”
“That’s the point!”
Ansari was more of a fan of “Moonlight,” but, hey, “Don’t turn this around on us, you sick pervert!”
The sketch wraps up with a new perp being brought in for questioning, Kenan Thompson, who just didn’t “get” “Westworld.” “It’s too slow. I thought the finale could have been the premiere.” Us too, Kenan. Us too.