In a sketch featuring parodies of the group’s surviving three members, “Saturday Night Live” satirized the overwhelming social media response to the controversy surrounding the popular internet comedy group Try Guys.
Brendan Gleeson, who hosted the episode to promote his new picture “The Banshees of Inisherin,” portrayed a CNN White House journalist reporting on significant events in U.S.-Russia relations. Gleeson breaks the broadcast to say that the Try Guys have replied to the scandal involving Ned Fulmer, who was expelled from the group after confessing to a “consensual workplace relationship” with a producer of the group’s internet video series, much to the confusion of anchor Ego Nwodim.
CNN can confirm that the Try Guys have published an official YouTube video in response to ex-Try Guy Ned Fulmer, the wife guy-Try Guy, claims Gleeson. “He damaged the brand by making out with a Food Baby at the Harry Styles performance,” alluding to the scandal’s specifics.
Bowen Yang, Mikey Day, and Andrew Dismukes portrayed the three Try Guys Eugene Lee Yang, Zach Kornfeld, and Keith Habersberger, appearing on CNN in a video formation identical to that of their initial video addressing Fulmer’s departure from the video series, which is produced by a company founded by all four initial members. While Gleeson’s reporter is star-struck to meet with the three, Nwodim, who is becoming increasingly puzzled, asks if the affair was consensual in an attempt to comprehend why the tale is significant.
“Worse, he committed the horrible crime of having a consensual kiss without alerting us, his buddies,” Try Guy Kornfield, portrayed by Day, adds.
“We hope he’s somewhere on his back with a gunshot in his head and stomach,” Try Guy Yang adds.
The parody also mimicked elements of the criticism leveled against the Try Guys for exaggerating the drama of the event, such as their promise to take Fulmer out of future recordings and their statement that they dealt with the tragedy “as if it were a trauma.” The three Try Guys continually insist that CNN editors cut to them while discussing the sadness of the situation and promoting their films.
Dismukes, posing as Try Guy Habersberger, states, “Due to the pain we are experiencing, our editors are working around the clock to delete all sign of Ned from previous Try Guys content.” This is the greatest fight of our life.
Day adds, “It will still be amazing, but it will also be sad.” Everyone is absorbing this heinous, violent, and likely racist catastrophe.
While Gleeson’s superfan is moved by their video and expresses gratitude for their bravery, Nwodim is unimpressed, commenting that they are wealthy before leaving her position to take ketamine.
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