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People Are Not Happy With Jimmy Fallon’s "SNL" Sketch About Gay Ebenezer Scrooge

They were not creating magic.

1. Jimmy Fallon returned to host SNL last night and the show had plenty of high moments, but a sketch called “Christmas Past” was not one of them.

2. The premise seemed innocuous enough: The Ghost of Christmas Past (Kenan Thompson) brought an elderly Scrooge (Taran Killam) to a party from his younger days.

 

3. Then, he saw a younger version of himself (played by Fallon), complete with a stereotypically gay high-pitched, lisping voice.

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5. And things took a simultaneously vulgar and extra-clichéd turn.

 

What grosses a gay man out more than the euphemism for cat?

6. Soon, the truth came out (and so did the word “beefy”).

 

7. Scrooge’s self-fulfilling prophecy came true, because there’s no one grumpier than an old gay man.

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8. Until…

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9. He transformed from a stereotypically old, grumpy gay man into a stereotypically old, creepy gay man and the Ghost of Christmas Present became a stereotypically gold-digging, younger gay man.

 

10. The end.

 

11. Plenty of people were disappointed by the cliche-filled sketch.

Loved everything except "What if Scrooge was gay"… really #SNL? Your 12 year old is showing, and cliche-ing all over my TV. #JIMMYJUSTINSNL

— LPMc (@Laurel ✩)

Laurel ✩

@LPMc

Loved everything except “What if Scrooge was gay”… really #SNL? Your 12 year old is showing, and cliche-ing all over my TV. #JIMMYJUSTINSNL

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They made Ebineezer Scrooge gay. They made him gay, and that's why he was a grumpy old fart. Low blow, SNL. Low blow....

— trevorfrets (@Trevor Frets)

Trevor Frets

@trevorfrets

They made Ebineezer Scrooge gay. They made him gay, and that’s why he was a grumpy old fart. Low blow, SNL. Low blow….

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Gay Scrooge seems like it should be a Chris Kattan sketch from 15 years ago. It wouldn't have been funny then either. #SNL

— andrew_bush (@Andrew B)

Andrew B

@andrew_bush

Gay Scrooge seems like it should be a Chris Kattan sketch from 15 years ago. It wouldn’t have been funny then either. #SNL

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See, Ebenezer Scrooge was gay, which is funny! Right? Wrong. #SNL

— TVMcGee (@Ryan McGee)

Ryan McGee

@TVMcGee

See, Ebenezer Scrooge was gay, which is funny! Right? Wrong. #SNL

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#snl going great, then sketch where the only joke is scrooge is gay? that’s not at all offensive

— skippybkroo (@skippy the bkroo)

skippy the bkroo

@skippybkroo

#snl going great, then sketch where the only joke is scrooge is gay? that’s not at all offensive

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That stereotypical gay Scrooge sketch really showed SNL's diversity. They hadn't made a lazy gay joke since Update!

— cynicalmatt (@cynicalmatt)

cynicalmatt

@cynicalmatt

That stereotypical gay Scrooge sketch really showed SNL’s diversity. They hadn’t made a lazy gay joke since Update!

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Is SNL really doing a gay Scrooge skit? #omg #jimmyfallon

— yourmandaniel (@Daniel LaForest)

Daniel LaForest

@yourmandaniel

Is SNL really doing a gay Scrooge skit? #omg #jimmyfallon

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I never thought I would see the day where snl made the gay Ebenezer Scrooge skit #yeptheywentthere #weremakingmagic @CStrawpunz

— RachelDean22 (@Rachel Hockensmith)

Rachel Hockensmith

@RachelDean22

I never thought I would see the day where snl made the gay Ebenezer Scrooge skit #yeptheywentthere #weremakingmagic @CStrawpunz

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20. Watch the full “Christmas Past” sketch here:

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Jaimie Etkin is the deputy entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Jaimie Etkin at jaimie.etkin@buzzfeed.com
 
 

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