Originally Posted By mrabelrants



Banned SNL Robert Smigel animated short from 1998

“Conspiracy Theory Rock” was part of a March 1998 “TV Funhouse” segment and has been removed from all subsequent airings of the Saturday Night Live episode where it originally appeared. Michaels claimed the edit was done because it “wasn’t funny”. The film is a scathing critique of corporate media ownership, including NBC’s ownership by General Electric/Westinghouse. 

If there was any truth to what Michaels says about why this skit was banned, the whole show would have been cancelled years ago.

This is neck-and-neck with Phil Hartman’s Ronald Reagan/Iran Contra war room as one of the absolute most dangerous and hilarious SNL sketches of all time. Glad to see it up on the tubes for however long it’s allowed.

(Source: mrabelrants)

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