Someone has finally gone on the record to deny accusations that SNL lifted their Muhammad sketch from the Canadian sketch show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, after writers from the 22 Minutes began calling out SNL for copying them.
Che, who admits he didn’t write the sketch, contends that no one on SNL would watch such an obscure show, as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and therefore couldn’t have stolen the sketch.
However, because Che is not one to leave well enough alone, he then got into an argument with Facebook commenters (NEVER FIGHT WITH THE COMMENTERS) over the definition of “obscure.”
He’s not wrong. It is an obscure sketch show, and one that I’d never heard of before this week. However, Che was careful not to suggest that “obscure” and “shitty” are the same thing.
And then he went ahead and called 22 Minutes a shittier version of what SNL does.
The lesson here, as always, is: DON’T ARGUE WITH COMMENTERS. The same principle applies as the principle that applies to fighting a land war in Asia. You cannot win.
Hat Tip: Jake Fingers