"Saturday Night Live" may have scored some laughs with their fake Donald Trump ad that basically straight-up called the candidate's supporters Nazi racists (nice try, "SNL"; we haven't forgotten that you let him play big shot a few months back). However, the general consensus from Saturday night's Jonah Hill-hosted episode was that it sucked. A part of that suckage: this "Fond du Lac News" skit.
Looks like somebody in the "SNL" writers room finally finished watching "Making a Murderer"!
Never mind the fact that its Fond du Lac backdrop is actually Downtown Milwaukee, and even never mind their bizarre pronunciation of Fond du Lac, it's a pretty lame bit, solely relying on tired dopey accents and the occasional unoriginal high school-level joke ("69," tee hee).
That ain't Fond du Lac.
Indeed, our accents are pretty goofy – and most of the cast does a passable job recreating them, "Fond DOO Loch" pronunciation not withstanding – but I'm pretty sure "Fargo" generally covered that ground pretty well almost two decades ago, not to mention the "Making a Murderer" spoofs two months ago. At least Jonah Hill seems to be having a good time – plus, he survived that black hole of deathly silence that was Cecily Strong's drowning neighbor gag.
Maybe I'm being a little harsh on "SNL" and this bit; this past weekend was a bit of a hiccup after all, as they've actually been pretty funny recently (I mean, that Beyonce skit from a few weeks back? On point). But this was weaker than the thawing ice on Lake Michigan right now. Our accents may have been the joke, but only their own mispronunciation was worth much of a laugh.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.