[VIDEO] SNL Weekend Update Featuring Black Ariel – Ego Nwodim

Disney caused controversy when it released a trailer for the new live-action The little mermaid. Immediately, racists insisted it was going to be a terrible movie because they cast a black woman in the lead. But what if the real story – or at least the real story as SNL‘s Weekend Update would have said it – was that the film would be terrible because Ariel is ghastly?

Ego Nwodim plays Black Ariel (to update presenter Colin Jost: “You can just call me Ariel and half fish. It’s a fun take on the character that highlights one of the many reasons the fanatic’s reasoning is so absurd. The fanatic.” says she’s bad because she’s black but Nwodim says she’s bad because 50 percent of her brain is fish Racists spend so much time worrying about the color of their skin while we really care about where a fish poops from.

As a comment on celebrities born into money, it works pretty well. Like many rich celebrities, she doesn’t want to be a role model; she just wants to be normal. Like many rich celebrities, she harps on poor people. Sure, there’s no proof Paris and Nicky Hilton did this, but it feels true, doesn’t it?

To stay ahead of the abort culture and any looming scandals, she begins to reel off a list of her bad opinions (pro-Sea World) and worse behavior (caused the BP oil spill). There are a lot of crass sex jokes out there — about yourself and her mother – and jokes about how stupid she is, which Nwodim dished out with a very clever joke.

As always, Jost is a great straight man and occasional punching bag. His sense of sober demand helps keep the sketch’s rhythm, making low-key taunts like “You’re not ready to do the work,” both of which really highlight the sharpness of satire beneath the vulgarity.

Elsewhere in the episode, four new cast members were introduced and… charged with an assassination?!

class SNL‘s latest episode below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

https://tvline.com/2022/10/09/snl-video-black-ariel-weekend-update-ego-nwodim-watch/ [VIDEO] SNL Weekend Update Featuring Black Ariel – Ego Nwodim

Lindsay Lowe

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