Jodi Arias & Ariel Castro Mocked In ‘SNL’ Skit

Sun, May 12, 2013 12:23pm EST by 9 Comments
Saturday Night Live Jodi Arias Ariel Castro
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Leave it to the funny people of ‘Saturday Night Live’ to turn this week’s biggest news stories into parodies. Keep reading to watch the hilarious skit.

The nation and the media could not stop talking about Jodi Arias’ murder trial and Ariel Castro’s ghastly kidnappings during the week of May 5. Meanwhile, the House Committee in Washington, D.C. could hardly do a thing to get the public interested in the hearings on Benghazi. Well, Saturday Night Live figured out a surefire way to increase the Committe’s publicity.

Jodi Arias Testifies At The Benghazi Hearings?

Just invite Jodi and Ariel to the hearings, of course! A skit that appeared to just be a riff on the House Committee took a sharp lefthand turn when they announced the first “witness,” Jodi Arias.

“I’m sorry, but Ms. Arias is a 32-year-old woman who was just convicted of killing her boyfriend,” says cast member Kenan Thompson. “I fail to see what possible insights, or expertise that she could bring to events in Benghazi.” Kenan turns out to be right — Jodi’s just a publicity stunt, she actually hadn’t even heard of the attacks in Benghazi until the day of the hearing!

“Is it still going on,” Jodi (played incredibly by Nasim Pedrad) cluelessly asks. She’s completely useless on the topic of Benghazi, but the chair of the House Committee does get to ask if she lied when she claimed self-defense in killing Travis Alexander.

“Oh totally — he never laid a hand on me,” she says. And when the chairman agrees that the defense sounded fishy to him, Jodi drops the line of the skit: “You and the jury!”

Ariel Castro Shows Up On ‘SNL’

But don’t think it stops there — the House Committee still needs better ratings. “What next!? The guy from Cleveland who kept those women in his basement?” Kenan asks. And well, yes.

Ariel Castro (played by Bobby Moynihan) makes a quick appearance, looking creepy as ever, and expresses his disappointment that Kenan has foiled the Committee’s plans: “Hey, does this mean I don’t get to testify,” he asks in slimy disappointment.

The whole skit is a humorous take on how the media prefers sensationalism, and how futile the efforts to get people to pay attention to government hearings are. Though it may have been too soon to bust out Ariel Castro in a sketch (we can’t decide if it crossed the line or not), the Jodi Arias stuff was hilarious and perfectly done.

Watch it below and let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers!

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Posted at 6:38 PM on May 15, 2013  

Janet Parks said, and I quote; ” Don’t think that it has a thing to do about his victims nor shed light on them” I just have one question—IS SHE NUTS?? It has EVERYTHING to do with the victims—and was extremely insulting to them and treats the fact that unborn children died in that house as a joke!! If it were me, I would file suit against the producers of SNL ASAP!!

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M. Jones

Posted at 1:02 PM on May 13, 2013  

SNL so leftist they attempt to make the hearing concerning what really happened in Benghazi look like it’s a joke. Skit was lame. The liar at the table should have been Barak Obama or Hillary Clinton. You stoop so low just to avert the idiot electorate’s eyes from the ball. God Bless and Help America.

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Janet Parks

Posted at 8:56 PM on May 13, 2013  

Loser, lighten up.

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Posted at 6:32 PM on May 14, 2013  

LIGHTEN UP?? LIGHTEN UP?? Are you SERIOUS Janet Parks?? I suppose you ALSO think it’s hilarious that unborn children were killed by this bastard?!?? Thank GOD I am not related to you—if I was I would hide my head in shame!!

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Ivan Cardona

Posted at 1:21 PM on May 12, 2013  

There is no limit to how low TV programing has sunk. As the late Steve Allen indicated in the title of a book he wrote: Barbarians are within the gates.

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Posted at 12:42 PM on May 12, 2013  

people aren’t aware what funny things can do to your humor.
……………believe me, I know some things!!

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Posted at 12:38 PM on May 12, 2013  


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Posted at 4:14 PM on May 13, 2013  

It was so completely wrong to make fun of the Cleveland situation so soon after the girls have been freed. Who in the SNL cast thought this was funny? It was beyond bad taste and I hope the three girls weren’t watching. Timing is everything and, if nothing else, they should have waited. This was cruel.

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Janet Parks

Posted at 8:59 PM on May 13, 2013  

You have it all wrong; they are making fun of him and what a complete sociopath that he is. Don’t think that it has a thing to do about his victims nor shed light upon them.

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