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Conspiracy Theory Rock (SNL Skit aired only once, then cut from all future reruns)

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:50 PM
So he's not out of work and still doing comedy. I guess since it was titled Conspiracy Theory he was covered a bit, although I'm quite sure it ruffled a few feathers.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 12:54 PM
I think that it wasn't really funny at all.

Maybe it wasn't the right kind of video to be on SNL, but, there may have been another reason for taking it off the air.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:08 PM
I remember watching this years ago, in 98 though i was uhh fairly young. But SNL sometimes does these things, like the skit where they talk about the JFK shooting and pretend to be arrested, I'll see if I can find it. (was checking I can't but someone has to remember it, haha) But anyways, if they made skits like this all the time they would get shut down like anyone else who talks about these things.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:33 PM
During the 90's SNL had alot of skits that were not funny, the fact that this one never aired again is no coincidence if you ask me.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:35 PM
This is a great find! It only isn't that funny because of how true it is.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:36 PM
What's funny is the irony of it. The same company that owns the very network it appeared on General Electric. Lucky he wasn't electrocuted in a work accident.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:37 PM
I found it was awesome. I remember seeing this one years ago but I couldn't place it. It captured the feel of those old schoolhouse rock flicks very nicely. I believe that I recognize the voice of the singer. Wasn't he the one that did "Conjunction Junction"? That voice sounds so familiar.

The irony of this is that if the general public were to ask if that skit was accurate then NBC could simply claim that it was a part of a comedy skit and of course "had no basis in reality. No truth to this at all. Just move along, move along."

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:43 PM
Well its interesting, but not really funny.

I can see why it only aired once.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:47 PM
He's far from out of work, as a matter of fact he still writes for SNL. He also wrote "Don't Mess With Zohan", maybe that's how the punished him. They waited ten years and then exacted their painful vengance by making one of the worst comedies ever written

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:56 PM
I've been preaching this for years. I'm going to re-post on MySpace - maybe some flashy cartoons might keep their attention for a couple seconds longer.

You think the deregulation of banking was a bad deal? That's NOTHING compared to the deregulation of media.

It's the same reason we're left with two lame ducks for presidential candidate.

NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, BBC, and PBS are fear mongering corporate media tools used to push public opinion for corporate agenda.

Think: Invasion of Iraq.

Think the Mega-Conglomerates who own these companies don't have investments in other corporations that are profiting from this "War on Terror"?

This whole Terror Storm is just the beginning. It goes much, much deeper than war, or fear mongering, or getting you to beg for debt slavery.


posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:58 PM
I believe lots of things like this get cut.

The video of Sinéad O'Connor ripping up the image of the pope was cut from reruns.

There's also the skit where the Wall Street bankers say they knew about 9/11 beforehand. I doubt that one will appear in reruns. That skit aired in 2002 I believe, but I don't remember. Wish I could find a copy of that video to watch it again, but I can't even find it on the Internet.

Here's a story of a more recent skit that was edited, and may be cut all together. I might still have this one on my tivo box, but I doubt it's worth watching.

[edit on 30-10-2008 by mikessong]

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 02:31 PM
Does anyone know what that video meant when it said GE gave them the bullets to assassinate jfk?

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 02:37 PM

Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt

I'm not kidding.... I will go read the rest of the thread to see if this is happening to anyone else. If so, the vid may be carrying a virus that destroys some file thingy ... I have some links that explain what the cause might be if anyone needs it.

What? WHAT? Are you serious?

Please tell me you did NOT just jump on a new conspiracy while viewing a thread about a parody conspiracy cartoon?

Isn't that double jeopardy or something?


I hope you're kidding I honestly do because if that is all it takes to set you off on the path of the boogey man then ... oh my god I didn't realize how bad it is in ATS world.

But seriously you were kidding right?

On the subject.. As one other poster said, I think I also watched SNL maybe ten times.. but I DID see this parody. At the time I believed EVERY WORD because I didn't understand adult humor or SNL at the time.

Now that I DO know...IMO it was half a parody of all the conspiracies flying around at the time.. and half a "truth" segment disguised as a cartoon. Funny.

If I remember correctly there was another one without the pcb/nuclear BS as well??

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 03:39 PM
Classic, really.

I wish they had been a little more elaborate and covered more topics, but be thankful for what ya got, at least.

We need more stuff like this. Laugh out loud.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:00 PM
Definitely a great find. I am going to try and save it to my computer.

The only part that seemed to be remotely funny was the technical difficulties interruption. Even that though was kind of expected. The entire video just seemed as if it was more of a SNL writer's way to get out some inside information about how the news companies really operate rather than for entertainment purposes only.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:23 PM
Whoa, it's amazing they let that air in the first place! You never see this sort of thing on mainstream TV channels.

Good message though. Pretty obvious why they took it off the air though. And no it wasn't very funny, but hey, I don't think SNL is very funny anyway
I remember MadTV has a line of skits similar to this, they're animated and sung that is, and they usually criticize some aspect of society - like the education system for example.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 04:46 PM

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 06:04 PM
I remember this. They used something similar in high school sociology (actually it was just a corporate hierarchy showing the flow of wealth up from the bottom, to the parent company) and again in College we seen this actual video I believe, Sociology or Anthropology class -can't remember. Pure satire, and ironic considering they(SNL) are owned by a massive corporation.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 06:37 PM
Great reminder of how the corporate world works, but this skit is available on The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (1975). You can purchase it on Amazon at this link:

So in a nut shell, I don't think NBC is trying to hide this from the public's view. The truth is, the skit just isn't that funny, like most of these TV Funhouse sketches.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 07:09 PM
Is that Ted Kaczynski with the lead singing role in the skit? Gotta admit THAT is funny!

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