August 20, 2022

NFTs come to Saturday Night Live in rap sketch

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The craze behind non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has seemingly reached peak parody after NBC’s famed Saturday Night Live sketch comedy featured it in a skit with United States Treasury Secretary “Janet Yellen.”

In last night’s show hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph, Yellen — portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon — is speaking at a university economics class when a student asks her to address exactly what are non-fungible tokens through the medium of rap.

“What the hell’s an NFT? Apparently cryptocurrency. Everyone’s making so much money — can you please explain what’s an NFT?”

The sketch features an absurd list of some real and invented NFTs in the crypto space, including images of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Chuck E. Cheese and Family Guy character Peter Griffin dunking a basketball. The cast of characters mainly consists of Peter Davidson as the student portraying rapper Eminem dressed as Batman’s sidekick Robin, Chris Redd’s Morpheus from The Matrix franchise, and a hapless “man with a mop” — played by musical guest Jack Harlow — who provides the most succinct explanation of the tokens.

“Non-fungible means that it’s unique,” he rapped. “There can only be oneTitle: NFTs come to Saturday Night Live in rap sketch
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Published Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2021 20:23:00 +0100

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