Daniel Kaluuya Urges Beanie Babies to Consider the Incel Demographic on Last Night's SNL

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In an unhinged new sketch from last night’s Saturday Night Live, host Daniel Kaluuya plays a frustrated Beanie Babies tag writer trying desperately to express himself in his art—which, again, is Beanie Baby tags.

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Like all great artists, his bosses, played by SNL cast members Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant, just don’t get it, man. They reject all his pitches, including a penguin who’s depressed about no one wanting to fuck him, a mountain lion who dropped his phone in the toilet while he was trying to have a Facetime threesome with an unvaccinated couple he met online, and a rainbow unicorn kitty covid denier. So, a purple bear memorializing a woman who was essentially murdered by paparazzi is totally kid-appropriate, but not a DM-sliding seal? Make it make sense, Ty Inc.!

Watch the sketch below—and if you need a few more ways to kill five minutes of time, might I suggest Kaluuya’s opening monologue, Chloe Fineman’s latest Britney Spears talk show bit, and St. Vincent’s Candy Darling-channeling performance?

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chardonnayandswisscakerolls

Does Cecily Strong also listen to the Celebrity Book Club podcast? Because that final sketch with the cello had to be a Kim Cattrall reference and was hilarious. All around a pretty good episode. Love that the Britney sketch is recurring.