SNL Pokes Fun at Adult Star Wars Toy Collectors

Monday, 14 December 2015 - 8:34PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monday, 14 December 2015 - 8:34PM
SNL Pokes Fun at Adult Star Wars Toy Collectors
Saturday Night Live had a little fun at the expense of Star Wars fans in their December 12 episode, airing a commercial parody aimed at adult toy collectors. The sketch starts like a regular Star Wars toy ad with children playing, but then cast members Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, and Kyle Mooney show up and begin critiquing the way the kids handle the toys.

"Stormtroopers attack!" one kids yells, followed by Moynihan's rebuttal, "Or, leave them in the box and never touch them!" 

"Time to suit up!" another kid says while wielding his Chewbacca toy, when he's interrupted by Killam: "Or, just look at him! Radical!"

There are loads of great moments here. Moynihan showing a kid how to accurately land the Millennium Falcon when he's doing it wrong; a kid asking Killam if his wife likes toys, too, which causes the sad sounding portion of the Force Theme to play; and Moynihan carefully putting a toy in a glass case and slowly closing it before showing any sign of joy. 

This isn't the first time the comedy show has gone after The Force Awakens, either. The show aired a sketch last season poking fun at the age of the returning cast members, which included a memorable scene with a lightsaber walker, and another just a few weeks ago with fake Star Wars auditions. But unlike Fox News' recent attacks on Star Wars, SNL's sketches are clearly coming from a place of love.

You can check out the sketch below... just maybe don't watch it in the same room as your toy collection.

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