After a chorus of boo’s from the audience at a mention of Prop. 8, SNL “Weekend Update” host Seth Myers looked taken aback and ad-libbed “Okay. Vote’s over, but thank you” before introducing a segment on the gay marriage ban featuring Snagglepuss.
While being able to laugh at yourself is important, I can’t but help wonder if SNL were on the air during the Black Civil Rights movement it would air a Weekend Update segment featuring say, a jive-talking Aunt Jemima bottle– because really, that’s the equivalent stereotype here and it’s just plain embarrassing.
Seth Abramovitch at Defamer has broken down the whole minstrely episode for you, complete with highlight reel.