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SNL’s “Firelight”

I’m behind with this, but it was too funny not to post. Last week SNL did a digital short mocking something I dislike, Twilight, using something I do like, Frankenstein. Hilarious!

My only quibble is that the big green guy isn’t actually Frankenstein; Frankenstein is the scientist, the green guy is The Monster. Can we try to be accurate next time, SNL, to stop perpetuating common literary misconceptions?

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  • A Bookshelf Monstrosity November 12, 2009, 12:59 pm

    Dude, that is hilarious. Passing this one on to quite a few people.

  • The Literary Omnivore November 12, 2009, 1:38 pm

    Bill Hader is dreamy.

    I think they used Frankenstein instead of Frankenstein’s monster just to fit with the rhythm of the Twilight reveal scene. This is hilarious, I saw it a few days ago.

    • Kim November 15, 2009, 4:34 pm

      The Literary Omnivore: Yeah, I get the rhythm thing. And it was probably easier to just say “Frankenstein,” since not a lot of people outside bookish folks make the distinction between scientist and monster. But of course I think everyone should — it’s a literary pet peeve :)

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  • Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog November 12, 2009, 2:52 pm

    Hilarious and totally made my day. Have you seen the bit Craig Ferguson does with the J.K. Rowling Show? There’s one where someone plays Stephenie Meyer. Totally priceless.

    • Kim November 15, 2009, 4:35 pm

      Rebecca: I have not seen that. I like Craig Freguson a lot though; I’m going to go find it!

  • Suey November 12, 2009, 3:05 pm

    Great one! And I don’t think people will EVER get it right about who is Frankenstein and who is not. Oh, well.

  • Jenny November 12, 2009, 4:03 pm

    Choking? By accident? LOVES IT.

  • softdrink November 14, 2009, 9:10 pm

    That’s perfect!

  • Mindy Withrow November 17, 2009, 12:40 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the whole Twilight thing either. My husband told me about this the day after it aired and we had a lot of fun laughing at it! Some of the SNL shorts are simply hilarious. And I love Craig Ferguson, too–never get to watch him, but on the rare occasion I do, I don’t regret it!

    • Kim November 18, 2009, 9:26 am

      Mindy: The Digital Shorts are some of my favorite parts of the show. They’re a little hit and miss, but the ones that hit are just great.

  • Kelly November 17, 2009, 9:22 pm

    That was great!