This past weekend, Saturday Night Live did a spoof of black holiday films that have (or will) come out this year, including Best Man Holiday, Black Nativity and A Madea Christmas. In the spoof, black and white characters switch places, with some of the white SNL comedians cast as the hard-on-their-luck, pea-snapping women and gun-toting grandmas that some would say are often seen in black films, specifically the holiday movies (and Tyler Perry productions). Actor Paul Rudd (of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) hosted the show, and he even put on a dress, a fake butt, some big glasses and a wig to play Madea– “hellur” and everything. Rudd also joined some of the male SNL cast members to put on sequined suit jackets to have their own choreographed dance scene. You know, just like the one in Best Man Holiday to “Can You Stand The Rain,” but this time, to “You Got It (Right Stuff)” by New Kids on The Block. There’s even an all-white gospel choir getting their Black Nativity on. As it was presented, White Christmas is “the first black holiday movie for a white audience.”
Of course, such a skit doesn’t always go over 100% well with everyone, and a mixed response has definitely come from the clip. Black America Web was less than impressed with it, while ScreenCrush thought the clip was “pretty much perfect.” But what do you think? Check out the skit for yourself and let us know if you found the skit funny or wiggidy wiggidy wack.