SNL’s Weekend Update Parodies Grand Theft Auto
Above you’ll see an SNL Weekend Update segment mocking the biggest videogame release of the year, GTA IV. Niko and Vlad from the game come on to defend the criticisms of Liberty City, but apparently just show off GTA‘s poor animations.(?) While I didn’t find that part of it all that funny (and it was clearly the focal point), the idea that they tried to pull off jokes about something so subtle on a mainstream TV show speaks volumes about the success of the game. I never thought anything of the animation in the game; I’m not sure if they were exaggerating or if I’m just used to imperfect videogame animation.
The whole, “I will beat you!” was kinda funny, at least. I think the SNL Digital Shorts guys would be better suited for a GTA skit, though. For now, the Chappelle’s Show GTA skit remains the king of GTA parodies.
The name’s Chappelle.