SNL Faces Backlash Over Sketch Poking Fun At The Try Guys Scandal

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By Liza Bautista
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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.

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.

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“Was this affair non-consensual?” asks Nwodin’s anchor character.

After the episode aired, The Try Guys and employees of the channel posted their reactions.

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.

Some fans recalled a previous Trypod(the weekly podcast hosted by The Try Guys) episode where Fulmer mentions being old Yale friends with some SNL writers.

Fans were able to confirm Yale alum, Will Stephens, as one of the sketch writers through cast member Heidi Gardner’s Instagram story. While fans speculate that Fulmer may have used his SNL connections to generate a positive portrayal this week, neither party has confirmed that.

SNL’s sketch does have one silver lining. We all got to hear Brendan Gleeson say the words Food Babies on live television.