The Try Guys scandal saga seems to not be letting up much to the dismay of fans, internet users, and the Try Guys themselves. Saturday Night Live got into the (surprisingly topical) cheating scandal during its last episode. Try Guys fans watching the sketch were dismayed over the angle SNL chose to parody.
what happened. pic.twitter.com/Od08uWwedP
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 9, 2022
The sketch starts with Ego Nwodin as a CNN anchor reporting actually important international news with episode guest Brendon Gleeson as DC political reporter. Gleeson gets breaking news of the Try Guys’ (played by Bowen Yang, Mikey Day, and Andrew Dismukes) statement and interviews the dramatically devastated group.
“Was this affair non-consensual?” asks Nwodin’s anchor character.
Wow that was unexpected
— Keith Habersberger (@KeithHabs) October 9, 2022
Try Guys fans were not shy in sharing their thoughts on the parody. Fans were not happy seeing the situation making fun of the remaining guys over the transgressions of Fulmer. The statement video has been praised by not only fans but PR professionals on the handling of the situation.
I should not care this much but snl doing a try guys bit where they make fun of NOT Ned but the other three for holding him accountable for all his shit and being hurt by it is so nasty like pls tell me more abt how funny you think a man cheating on his wife with his employee is
— emily🖤🔮🌈✨ (@emiliniumfalcon) October 9, 2022
Oof, rude awakening to SNL that the entire internet is on the Try Guy’s side. There were so many other ways they could have parodied this, but they went for making the victims the punchline while downplaying workplace harassment. 😬 That’s pretty tasteless comedy. https://t.co/wn6kzYbMQr
— Chris Del Rey 🏳️🌈 (@ChrisMDelRey) October 9, 2022
This Try Guy sketch on #SNL started funny. Then it got mean for no reason. Whoever wrote it definitely missed the whole "Ned nearly destroyed the entire company and risked getting them sued for sexual misconduct" angle.
— 🏴☠️ Kaija 🏴☠️ (@mother_fickle) October 9, 2022
I love that Ned Fulmer just HAD to name drop his SNL writer friend in a Try Guys podcast episode just to sound interesting and now we have this https://t.co/8bafILmagv
— Brennen Beckwith (@brennenbeckwith) October 10, 2022
What is a food baby?
📸: H. Gardner pic.twitter.com/fD6zLYFN47
— shawn, but make it spooky (@memesistential) October 9, 2022
SNL’s sketch does have one silver lining. We all got to hear Brendan Gleeson say the words Food Babies on live television.