Fake ads are one Shanivari Night Live The mainstay, but the latest version highlighted a very personal kink during the age of the epidemic: discovering homes you’ll never buy. The sketch from the episode hosted by Dan Levy received a lot of thanks on social media SNL It took the rare step of posting it on Twitter before the episode was over.
The sketch is crafted as a commercial for the Kinky product, in the style of those weird phone sex hotline commercials you see during Seanfield’s reunion or late at night.
Bowen Yang says, “You wanted sex, but now you’re in your late 30s,” as others say they want something more “exciting” and “new”.
When the big reveal comes: Zillow is the new sex, at least for millennials who really like to fantasize about living a different kind of life with no intention of ever buying a home.
“I wouldn’t live in North Carolina,” Levy says. “But if I did I could buy a big, gross mansion.”
The sketch plays much better on screen than print, so you should check it out for yourself so that you can catch all the references and jokes here. But it is certainly a familiar feeling for some in the age range of SNL artists. And people on Twitter certainly identified with the sketch concept.
I am the target demographic for this https://t.co/pjrHf0Y6fi
– Akila Hughes (@AkilahOb obviously) 7 February, 2021
We may be a divided country, but I think most of us can at least agree that the Jillow sketch on the SNL hit Tonight is still closer to home…
– Glad we voted !! Wear a mask !! Read e) (@JoyAnnReid) 7 February, 2021
As a 35-year-old, the Zillow commercial is probably the best, most accurate SNL skit I’ve seen # Ssl
– Joel Turpin (@joelturpin) 7 February, 2021
Even the CEO of Zillow feels they have something to do.
– Rich Barton (@Rich_Barton) 7 February, 2021
Do not “contact an agent” unless you are in a hurry from the realities of actually buying a house.