It didn’t take this bullying skit to make the weekend’s Bryan Cranston-hosted Saturday Night Live less than funny. But it sure helped! In light of three young teens (and two older teens) killing themselves, the NBC sketch show thought it’d be appropriate to show how scrawny fey school boys should deal with getting tossed in their locker: with some self-defense training from dad. That goes horribly wrong. Because little Henry, here, has a father who wants to butch him up — and instead kicks the crap out of him. In a normal, non-newsworthy week this skit would’ve been tired. Given the current climate, it was completely off the mark.
Reader Landon thought so too: