There are two things that made last night’s SNL Digital Short not quite as funny as the show’s usual shorts: 1. It runs out of steam far before the end, 2. It’s about one or two years too late to be all that timely. Nevertheless, Saturday Night Live featured an amusing spin on a now-infamous death scene from The O.C.. I haven’t even watched The O.C. beyond season one, so I only got the reference because, upon playing the Imogen Heap CD last summer in our office, someone was quick to shout out, “It’s that song from that death scene in The O.C.” So, for many tuning in last night, the context was probably lost on them.
So, because they are diligent and quick, the gang from Stereogum has posted both the SNL spoof as well as the source material. Check it out.