‘SNL’ Presents an Energy Drink For Dating Actresses
It wouldn't be a proper episode of 'SNL' without a decent commercial parody and the latest episode offered one that is so bizarrely specific that it ends up being kind of perfect. It's an ad for the latest version of 24 Hour Energy Drink -- but it's made specifically for men who are dating actresses.
It's a bit that'll ring true for anyone (of either sex) who has ever dated someone who works in any kind of creative field. How, exactly, do you deal with the massive emotional highs and lows that go with living with and being around someone whose entire life involves going on auditions, creating characters and generally doing things that normal people simply do not do? You drink a lot of energy drinks. It's the only way to properly ride this particular emotional roller coaster.
The 'SNL' guys may be the target of the commercial, but the real laughs come courtesy of the show's incredibly strong female ensemble, who bring the perfect amount of mania and realism to their performances as "typical" actresses. While guys like Kenan Thompson get to sit around and chug energy drinks, ladies like Kate McKinnon get to bring the crazy in a really fun way.
If there's any downside, it's that there isn't already a full commercial spin-off for its partner drink, 24 Hour Energy Drink For Dating Comedians.