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SNL East vs West Part Two: Here’s What the Fox Said

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So this seems pretty much inevitable no? I mean how can the topical sketch comedy show not have its own take on last years winner for the quirky MV that enticed the world for 4 minutes. (past recipients: 2012’s “Gangnam Style”, and 2011’s Rebecca Black “Friday”) Who said Ylvis is dead, he’s alive in the form of Norwegian comedy songsters who sing about animal sounds. If you don’t know about the noise the fox makes, I would suggest watching the original before both of these takes on the song.

Much like today’s news cycle, the shelf-life of such viral phenomenon is getting shorter and shorter, which is why it should come as no surprise that SNL original recipe and SNL extra Korean debuted their respective videos on the exact same day.

Just like part one of SNL (US vs KOR) series I’ll show each digital short before saying my opinions and crowning an eventual winner on who did it best. So let’s bring on some fox noises!

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The SNL vs SNL: Korea Smackdown – Part One: The Standoff

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While watching SNL (Saturday Night Live) Korea’s excellent GTA series, I wondered why SNL original recipe didn’t come up with their own version.  The US may not be as video game savvy as South Korea, but part of the brilliance of those videos is how they incorporate Korean historical events or holidays (like Japanese Occupation or White Day), so transferring the same structure with American history and culture would be easy and probably better than most of the sketches produced this season.

This led to some Youtube spiraling to see if one group has, shall we say, been “inspired” by the other, and which cast produced the better sketch based on the same idea.  This weeks sketch  – “The Standoff”, a simple premise that seems widely universal, all you need is guys (or gals), guns, and a ill-timed doctors appointment.  Stay tuned for both videos after the jump!

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