SNL takes on Google Glass

SNL takes on Google Glass
Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update last night featured a segment on technology hosted by correspondent Randall Weeks (played by Fred Armisen) which was supposed to show how, unlike a smartphone, using Google Glass is discrete. Instead, with loud volume allowing everyone around to know that Weeks was watching porn on the device, and with exaggerated head rolls to scroll the screen and to go back a page, the Weeks character proved otherwise.

A couple of notes. The audience reaction revealed that it is just not tech savvy nerds who have an interest in Google Glass. The audience was on top of the skit from the moment that that the news parody's tech expert was seen on screen wearing the recently shipped product. And we have to give kudos to NBC for building a more than passable replica of Google Glass. How passable was it? Well, we wouldn't go buying a used unit from someone from the peacock network. Hey, did we just say peacock? You need to watch the video to understand that comment.

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source: SaturdayNightLive via Mashable

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13 Comments

1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

This is hilarious. People are going to have a neck strain while using them lol.

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Ahhhhh, it won't stream here in this location in Germany... :(

3. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The porn part was cute. Anybody remember when SNL was funny?

9. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

For you it was probably around the time u lost ur sense of humor from reading to many PA articles

11. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, it was long before PA (or the internet) existed. Back in the days of 300 baud modems and dialing up a BBS.

4. Hemlocke unregistered

I saw it last night and it was pretty funny.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The newest WP/Lumia commercial is funny. This was cute at times.

6. Hemlocke unregistered

The Lumia commercial was hilarious.

12. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

i thought it was funny

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Fred Armisen's been tickling my funny bone ever since I first saw him playing the creepy Italian guy in the Euro Trip movie. "Mi scusi! Mi scusi!"

8. Hemlocke unregistered

I loved that movie. It was stupid, but too funny. Robot mime fight, FTW!

10. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Is it just me, or does anyone feel that was an incredibly stupid parody??

13. nexumus

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 09, 2012

It wasn't stupid, it was funny, and that is exactly what anyone who is planning on wearing those things is going to look like to everyone else around them.

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