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  1. says

    Two men KISSING?!? Ewwww… gross!

    More homophobic B.S. from SNL. I know, I know, I’m just a delicate, sensitive flower. I can’t take a joke and need to get a life. I’m working on it. Maybe if I watch Kimmel’s “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” video a few more times I will see past the propagated stereotypes, become enlightened, and see how truly funny gay shit really is.

    ugh.

  2. bostonbear says

    I have a great sense of humor and understand the need to be able to laugh at oneself. But when I saw this skit this weekend, I just sat there dumbfounded. It wasn’t funny; it was just an excuse to make the audience go “ewwww” and laugh at the fags. the skit was attributed to lorne michaels and it stunned me that after all these years helming SNL he still has the humor of an ignorant grade schooler. it’s time for SNL to just go with a whimper, not a bang.

  3. says

    Jonah Hill was one of the worst hosts ever. The sketches reminded me of what must be done when sports figures are hosting in order to make the show work – essentially write around the guest. He can only play one character: himself. Not funny.

  4. JustBeBob says

    I have no problems with raunchy skits (gay-themed or not) and I am a fan of the SNL digital shorts, but something about this just didn’t connect. I had a strange impression there was some sort of inside joke going on here-like someone lost a bet. No hard feelings tho–Sandberg normally puts out some really funny stuff.

  5. Larry says

    You know, I laughed at the Ben Affleck/Jimmy Kimmel thing. But I don’t get this.

    I guess it’s sad that in Hollywood, where the number of gay people is second only to Congress, it’s always easy to throw to a gay joke. It’s always convenient for the gay character to be swishy and, therefore, non-threatening. I appreciate we can’t control the bigoted politicians or the sports world, but we SHOULD have a much bigger say in how gay people are portrayed in Hollywood. This isn’t acceptance. This is loathing masquerading as humor. Don’t confuse the two.

  6. Paul says

    I’m pretty surprised by everyone’s response. I thought Jonah Hill did a pretty good job. I thought the ‘What’s the Situation’ sketch was totally funny. I didn’t think this sketch was homophobic at all. I thought it was funny, and I am totally sensitive to anti-gay representations.

    I e-mailed into Andy two years ago about ‘The Departed’ being homophobic; the movie throws around ‘faggot’ and ‘queer’ (And ‘niggers’)…

    Andy posted about it, and all the Towleroad posters were saying: ‘You’re an idiot’, ‘people like you make movies boring’, ‘you’re too sensitive’…

    Anyways, I’m always stunned by what other people do and don’t consider offensive.

  7. says

    Funny that people are ‘grossed’ out by the kiss. I guess if it were that hack Sandberg making out with Jake Generic-ho I’d see different responses here about how hot it was.
    There was nothing homophobic at all about this sketch. Absolutely nothing. It wasn’t the funniest thing I’ve ever seen, but compared to the rest of SNL this past week, it was a masterpiece.
    And a helluva lot funnier than Logo’s “Big Gay Sketch Show”. That show is jaw-droppingly awful.
    And screw it – the Kimmel/Affleck skit was hilarious.

  8. Alan says

    Wait a second, I like the big gay sketch show!

    I also didn’t think this was that homophobic… or it played to my own internal homophobia. What if Jonah Hill were kissing my dad? I’d be grossed out.

  9. nic says

    i must have missed the homophobia. i thought it was funny. but, along with the gay gene i was born with, i inherited the sense-of-humor gene and the lighten-the-fuck-up gene, as well.

  10. bostonbear says

    NIC – I got those same genes. I wouldn’t classify this sketch as “homophobic” – just bad and poorly written in that they played on the “eww gross – guys kissing” factor. The concept (guy dating samberg’s dad) could be funny but all they went with was ways to make the audience go “ewww”.

  11. crispy says

    Wait, I thought they were making fun of fat people. Because nobody wants to see two fatties kiss.

  12. says

    I thought this skit was hilarious and so much better than Kimmel/Affleck in terms of how to do the “not gay guy goes gay” joke. The line “your father, my boyfriend” is now in my personal repertoire.

    Also, I didn’t hear anyone going “ewww” when they kissed. I heard people laughing because it was so crazy sloppy and unexpected and funny; the joke was that married fathers don’t up and start dating their sons friends (just ike the brilliant MadTV sketch of the guys watching football who make-out was hilarious because it’s unexpected). I’ve loved Jonah Hill since “Campus Ladies” so he can do no wrong according to me.

    I’m not really surprised by people’s reactions. I kinda knew that by clicking “comments” I was gonna get a lot of sourpuss in my face and I’m not gonna tell anyone to “lighten up,” but I hope for your all sake that you don’t walk around dour all the time. How sad not to be able to understand a joke and laugh.

  13. nic says

    BOSTONBEAR,

    i think the “eeew” was to be derived from someone’s “straight” dad making out with the son’s male friend. this was puctuated by a second male friend letting it be known that he, too, had been knocking boots with the dad.

    andy’s facial rections are great, but he’s so hawt to begin with.

    whew! guys, do you think we might be over- analyzing this?

    lol, CRISPY.

  14. silverskreen says

    I thought it was pretty fucking hilarious.
    What I found interesting was that in the two films I’ve seen Jonah in, he plays a character with gay tendencies. (which I always thought was pretty hilarous)

    1. In Knocked Up there’s a deleted scene where Jonah’s character describes to Katherine Heigel how he would’ve loved to have seen Heath Ledger shove something in Jake Gyllenhaal’s mouth during Brokeback Mountain…and how a guy dipped his penis in his mouth once, but that he hadn’t sucked it , or what have you. It’s a pretty hilarious scene.

    2. In Superbad where he was obsessed with drawing dicks as a kid.

    and of course, now this.

    CRISPY – LOL!!

    ERIC – SO TRUE!! Did you see the panty shot?!! It was pretty funny.

  15. silverskreen says

    I thought it was pretty fucking hilarious.
    What I found interesting was that in the two films I’ve seen Jonah in, he plays a character with gay tendencies. (which I always thought was pretty hilarous)

    1. In Knocked Up there’s a deleted scene where Jonah’s character describes to Katherine Heigel how he would’ve loved to have seen Heath Ledger shove something in Jake Gyllenhaal’s mouth during Brokeback Mountain…and how a guy dipped his penis in his mouth once, but that he hadn’t sucked it , or what have you. It’s a pretty hilarious scene.

    2. In Superbad where he was obsessed with drawing dicks as a kid.

    and of course, now this.

    CRISPY – LOL!!

    ERIC – SO TRUE!! Did you see the panty shot?!! It was pretty funny.

  16. banjiboi says

    I, too, thought it was very funny, especially the body language and verbal exchanges between Jonas and Andy in the cafeteria. The dad stuff was pretty cute too. And I also thought they were making a cute statement about “chubs”.

    All n ‘ all I think that Andy is pro-gay, and I’m sort of liking the fact that all of a sudden these straight comedians want to play gay. It all makes me miss The Kids in the Hall so much right now.

  17. David D. says

    I didn’t find it homophobic, I laughed, I thought it was funny. I thought it worked on a number of levels beyond “Eww, guys kissing”. I liked that it was a smart reversal of the whole MILF thing. I loved the “Your dad, my boyfriend, whatever” line. And yes, I too miss Kids in the Hall, who did this kind of thing weekly without missing a beat.

  18. silverskreen says

    Errr…sorry about the double posting. Not sure how it happened.
    I denounce and reject it. 😉

  19. sugarrhill says

    The people that posted this skit was homophobic really need to get out more. The ewww factor wasn’t because it was two guys kissing it was because his friend and his dad were kissing. It would have been ewww if it were a girl. Grow a pair.

  20. nic says

    Ahh, SILVERSKREEN:

    But, you didn’t repudiate it, as Prince Hal did to Falstaff . That may be your undoing. lol.

    I think Mr. O is doomed to be Prince Hamlet rather than Henry V, unless he cuts loose the albatross, that is the Good Rev. Wrong, from ’round his neck.

    OK, I am now mixing allusions as easily as I entwined threads. ttfn.

  21. says

    I thought it was funny in part because they played it straight, so to speak. The ewwww-factor was multi-leveled between the Dad thing and the fact that the players aren’t exactly hunks. The short could have been made more or less the same with a Mom instead of a Dad (tho perhaps not as effectively) which isn’t to say some people in the audience weren’t ewwww-ing over 2 guys “twist,” but that says more about their homophobia than about the homophobic intentions of the creators. Maybe I’m not sensitive enough, but there’s too much true gay-bashing competition to get my panties in a twist over this.

  22. silverskreen says

    NIC!!

    Damn you and your keen observations!! 😉

    Don’t pay any attention to me, I’m the crazy uncle.:)

  23. dw314 says

    Lighten up fellow homos. This was , dare i say, cute? The ending was typical of SNL. They can never finish off a good skit. But it was funny and I don’t think it made fun of gays. It could have just as easily been a straight guy and someones grandma.

    Chillax fruitloops!

  24. hugh says

    I didn’t sense any homophobia at all from this video. I thought it was pretty funny. I did not hear any “ewww’s” at all from the audience. In fact the crowd was cheering and hollering when they started their liplock so where is all the outrage coming from? Also, notice throughout the whole skit the topic of them being gay is never brought up at all. It’s a complete non-issue. Sounds like a positive message to me. And I like older and chubby guys so this was another bonus for me to watch.