“Saturday Night Live” thinks some entertainers may have an exaggerated sense of their own importance in the era of President Trump.
Cecily Strong played a reporter interviewing a director, Mikey Day, and two actors, Beck Bennett and this week’s host, Felicity Jones, about their upcoming movie “Hot Robot 3: Journey to Boob Mountain.”
The interview started out innocently enough, with Strong asking Day to elaborate on a tweet he posted that said “now more than ever we artists must rise up, dig deep, and create.” But as we all should probably know by now, nothing is ever innocent when it comes to “SNL” parodies. You can watch the full sketch above.
“Yeah, people really responded to that,” explained Day. “You know, in this political climate, artists have a responsibility to make good work no matter the cost.”
Solid answer, Day. Solid answer.
When Strong turns her questions to Bennett and Jones is when things get a little strange.
“In ‘Journey to Boob Mountain,’ what’s changed?” asked Strong.
“I think the actual world around us has changed in a very scary way. The third ‘Hot Robot’ film has a duty to reflect that,” responded Jones, matter of factly. “That’s why Hot Robot’s boobs have gotten bigger and pointier.”
Bennett seemed to echo Jones’ point.
“In the third film, Skidmark [Bennett’s character] and his buddy Tweezer go to the factory to get all of the hot robots to harness their boob energy,” said Bennett.
At this point, the director decides to bring all of these ideas together and demonstrate the real meaning behind this movie.
“Obviously there’s a lot of anger about the election but also a lot of hope,” explains Day. “If we could all harness our boob energy, who knows what we could accomplish?”
In case you missed it, “Hot Robot 3: Journey to Boob Mountain” is actually all about the election.
“Now more than ever, artists must speak truth to power,” adds the director. “That’s what the whole horny grandma scene is about.”