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Topic: Saturday Night Live pokes fun at magicians
Message: Posted by: DaKine Oregon (Oct 7, 2018 05:56PM)
I know, I'm male, this is Feminine Mystique, etc., but I thought some of you phenomenal females might have missed this week's Saturday Night Live game show skit, "So You're Willing To Date A Magician". It hilariously pokes holes in some of the popular male magician gas bag personas. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Message: Posted by: David_MacFarlane (Oct 19, 2018 09:54AM)
I didn't think it was very funny... other than the magicians are losers concept, I didn't think it did very much with that.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Oct 19, 2018 05:34PM)
Nope. NOT funny.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Oct 24, 2018 06:45PM)
Painful to watch!!!!
Message: Posted by: diamondjack (Mar 24, 2019 08:19PM)
I thought this was funny. I know there are some magicians that were offended by this, but only if they saw themselves in one of characters portrayed.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Apr 1, 2019 09:14PM)
Message: Posted by: Tudormagic (May 7, 2019 09:36PM)
Very funny! If we can't laugh at ourselves...
Message: Posted by: VolunteerMagic (Jun 22, 2019 11:34PM)
They left off the heavilly tattooed, tattered jeans, wide brim hat magician stereotype
Message: Posted by: TomB (Aug 17, 2019 06:06PM)
It was pretty bad. I imagine they can do a few more though. I miss the old SNL guys.
Message: Posted by: dmoriarty1 (Aug 29, 2019 03:00AM)
I recently stumbled upon this on YouTube. Kenan Thompson's character was funny, as was the brother and sister act, Byrds of Prey. I didn't think the main message was "magicians are losers" so much as a bit socially awkward or vain.

The characters are just based on general stereotypes, as are most characters on SNL. I agree with another poster--we need to be able to laugh at ourselves, even at the stereotypes.

I thought the worst part was Awkwafina. I had to Google her--had no idea who she was. Anyway, her acting skills didn't help.