Not wanting to keep hugely talented host Melissa McCarthy offscreen for too long, the Saturday Night Live producers nixed a solidly funny sketch about Netflix’s recent run of head-scratching developments from last night’s show. The sketch starts off funny-because-it’s-true as goateed Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (played by Jason Sudeikis) and DVD operations head Andy Rendich (Fred Armisen) explain the new rate hikes and the creation of unfortunately titled DVD-mailing spin-off Qwikster. Then the humor quickly escalates as the name and service changes become more and more absurd. See the clip, posted on NBC’s website after the show:
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Did SNL nail your feelings on the Netflix/Qwikster changes? Which of the ridiculous scenarios from the sketch wouldn’t surprise you at this point?
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