snl removes safelite sketch


Controversial Safelite ‘SNL’ sketch wiped from YouTube and Hulu

It's for the best.


Audra Schroeder


Published Nov 28, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:45 am CDT

A controversial sketch that originally aired on the Oct. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live has been removed from YouTube, Hulu, and reruns.

That was apparent on Saturday when the Gal Gadot-hosted rerun aired. The sketch, which features Beck Bennett as a Safelite AutoGlass repairman who assists a mother and her teenage daughter with a broken windshield before breaking the windshield intentionally so he can talk to her daughter, was missing from the lineup, replaced with “The Last Fry.”

After the sketch aired in October, the Safelite Twitter account expressed its displeasure with the characterization that their techs were creepy stalkers who hit on teenage girls.

It’s not clear when the sketch was removed, but a Safelite representative told Decider: “When the SNL sketch featuring Safelite first aired, we expressed our disappointment with how it negatively portrayed our people. It was SNL’s decision to remove the content, and they have not shared their reasons behind that decision.”

It appears NBC is trying to scrub other versions as well, and it’s possible the current flood of sexual harassment and assault allegations motivated the decision. This Reddit thread points out that by removing the clip, it’s just made more people want to find it.

H/T Decider  

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*First Published: Nov 28, 2017, 11:10 am CST