“Hey! Sorry I can’t super talk right now, I’m on the set of this huge Pepsi commercial I’m doing…” #SNL pic.twitter.com/5Od8W3khYO— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) April 9, 2017
”Saturday Night Live” took on Kendall Jenner’s yanked Pepsi commercial with a reimagined behind-the-scenes look at some golden boy director who’s convinced he’s got a killer diversity ad.
The director, played by Beck Bennet, gets a call from his sister, and he waxes rhapsodic about the ad as a “kind of a homage to the resistance.” Jenner hands a Pepsi to a cop at a Black Lives Matter protest when things start to go bad, he explains, and “that Pepsi brings everybody together. Isn’t that like … the best ad ever?”
Bennet’s face falls as sis obviously bursts his bubble.
He finally begins to get a clue: “Sort of tone deaf? We’re just using them … to sell soda?” As he he’s surrounded by a joyless cast of characters on the set: an Asian cello player, black dancers and women in head scarves.
Out pops Jenner (Cecily Strong) from her trailer talking to someone on her cell: “Um, I stop the police from shooting people by handing them a Pepsi. I know. It’s cute, right?”
The skit ends with “live and learn” superimposed on the screen.
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