Saturday Night Live had a Delta-centered skit last night, starring Amy Schumer and Vanessa Bayer. The skit is about flight attendants trying too hard to be humorous. The beginning is funny, though I sort of don’t get the over-the-top second half of the skit, or why it had to involve one flight attendant falling out of the emergency exit, let alone two.
I guess you could say SNL was trying too hard to be funny in their skit about flight attendants trying too hard to be funny. 😉
Here’s the skit:
This isn’t the first time flight attendant humor has been spoofed in pop culture. In July I shared a Funny Or Die video about a flight attendant who keeps cracking jokes during the safety demo, but then later in the flight passengers realize they don’t actually recall anything from the demo:
That video was clearly based on the humorous safety demonstrations which have gone viral over the years, in particular from Southwest. As noted by View from the Wing, while the SNL skit is funny in many ways, the “real thing” is better in most cases.
SNL could learn a thing or two from this duo on Southwest:
Or this lady on Southwest, who has possibly the most viral safety demo ever:
What do you make of SNL’s Delta skit?