As the world continues to whisper about the college admissions scandal that has involved actresses such as Lori Loughlin, the cast of Saturday Night Live made their feelings loud and clear in a skit mocking the whole darn thing.
In the skit titled “Cut for Time: College Admissions,” SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Heidi Gardner, and Chris Redd along with Grey’s Anatomy star Sandra Oh can be seen sitting in a conference room going over the possibility of admitting certain students into their university.
“In lieu of some of the embarrassing news stories out there, let’s be extra careful with our choices,” Strong says as the group discusses the class of 2023.
“We have to make sure it’s all about merit,” Gardner adds.
From there, the pics of students get flashed onto the screen, and viewers quickly realize that this is about anything but merit. Take for example their fictional discussion to admit the grandson of Lou Ferrigno.
“I love the idea that Lou Ferrigno might just like show up on campus one day,” Oh adds.
The skit also included the college’s crew coach played by Aidy Bryant where she vehemently denies getting paid by the applicants’ parents.
“I have to go drive home in the actual Batmobile which I purchased on a normal female crew coach salary,” she tells the group when leaving.
And while the skit proves to be hysterical, one must wonder how much truth lies behind the laughs.