The mention came in a scene entitled “Movie Night,” featuring Bobby Moynihan as the father of a family that includes stay-at-home son Pete Davidson, and mom Melissa McCarthy, as they try to enjoy a home “movie night” of viewing 1984’s breakout film, “The Terminator,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger — a movie that has a sex scene suddenly sprout up in it.
“The sketch isn’t really about ‘The Terminator’ at all, but the sheer embarrassment of watching a sex scene with your parents,” says Rolling Stone. “A simple, relatable premise…”
Relatable indeed, as the inner thoughts of the comedians are overheard and their actions to defuse the awkwardness of this common (but universally uncomfortable) situation backfire.
One of these erroneous efforts came about as Moynihan referred to another movie sex scene, which also happens to be a Mr. Skin favorite — that of Denise Richards and Neve Campbell’s champagne fueled threesome with Matt Dillon in “Wild Things.”
“Oh boy,” Moynihan’s inner thoughts blurt out, “they’re gonna know I have a Mr. Skin account!”
According to parent company NBC, since its inception in 1975, SNL has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of their generation. As The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show’s Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special back in 1999, “in defiance of both time and show business convention, ‘SNL’ is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture.”
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