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SNL Dress Rehearsal Sketch Focused on Ferguson

By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 06:44 PM

"Saturday Night Live" cut a sketch about the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision from last weekend's final show, but did put the sketch, which was recorded from dress rehearsal, on the Internet.

In the sketch, cast members Kenan Thompson and Cecily Strong appear as hosts of a St. Louis local morning talk show who are normally peppy, but can't be now because their show is following news reports about protests over the Michael Brown Jr. shooting death.

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Multiple attempts by the pair to move to lighter subjects all inadvertently reference the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson and race relations.

Guest host James Franco appears as a chef who is on a book tour, and is scolded by Thompson's character for using only the whites of the eggs in a recipe.

Slate's David Haglund argues that the skit should have been left in because it is "genuinely funny and frank attempt to find humor in something uncomfortable and topical."

SNL's YouTube account labels the skit "Cut for Time: Morning News."

Layla A. Jones of Philly.com
doubted that there simply wasn't time to include the skit, noting that" the politically comedic television program still managed to address some hard-hitting national issues like Kim Kardashian's infamous Paper Magazine photo shoot and Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' portrayal."

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