SNL’s “Firelight”

by Kim on November 12, 2009 · 12 comments

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 at 12:59 pm

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

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The Literary Omnivore November 12, 2009 at 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.

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Kim November 15, 2009 at 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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Laura's Reviews November 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Hilarious!!

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Rebecca @ The Book Lady's Blog November 12, 2009 at 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.

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Kim November 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm

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

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Suey November 12, 2009 at 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.

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Jenny November 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Choking? By accident? LOVES IT.

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softdrink November 14, 2009 at 9:10 pm

That’s perfect!

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Mindy Withrow November 17, 2009 at 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!

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Kim November 18, 2009 at 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.

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Kelly November 17, 2009 at 9:22 pm

That was great!

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