Time Is a Flat Circle: the Saturday Night Live Sketches Keep Coming

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Saturday Night Live’s 45th season may be over, but for many Americans, quarantine sure isn’t. SNL posted a new sketch to YouTube on Tuesday, an extreme promo for the only destination that many of us can actually visit right now: Our own homes. And the sketch hits perhaps a little too close to…home.

Sure, there are some discrepancies. SNL’s faux-commercial advertises a house with two bathrooms, while I’m personally stuck with just the one in my apartment. But most of the other details in the commercial are uncanny.

“You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the disorganized pile of shoes by the door,” the extremely ‘90s-toy commercial voiceover explains. I look towards my own door and feel seen.

“Watch and stream to your heart’s content, but don’t look behind the TV or you’ll see an absolute orgy of cables, wires, and zip-ties that will give you anxiety,” the voiceover continues. Ouch. Nothing is more on-the-nose, though, than Kenan Thompson’s dead-eyed expression as he gazes upon the dirty plates that can be found in literally every room of his house.

“So what are you waiting for?” the voiceover asks at the end of the sketch. “Check out Your House today! You don’t have a choice!”

Saturday Night Live won’t be back for its 46th season until this fall—and even then it’s unclear what sort of format the show will take, due to the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been posting digital exclusives like this to the show’s YouTube channel every now and then, but we don’t know exactly how many more to expect. They’re a nice little treat, even if “Your House Promo” hit a little too close to home.

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