Who would have thought that a lobster-themed send up of Les Misérables would strike such a chord with viewers?
Nevertheless, Twitter is gushing over the bizarre juxtaposition of pricey crustaceans and musical tales of the downtrodden from early 19th-century France that was this weekend's expectation-defying skit on Saturday Night Live.
Perhaps the mastermind behind the outlandishly lovely parody was stand-up comedian, actor, and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney. Returning to host the show this Saturday, Mulaney joined a short list of writers—Conan O'Brien and Larry David—who have hosted SNL but were never promoted to cast member status.
Whoever wrote it, it's a must see for the uninitiated.
Brace yourself. Here's it is:
Commenters didn't hesitate to express their love for the preposterous spoof:
Some Twitter users shared nearly identical sentiments:
Viewers wanted to know who was behind it:
Next stop: Broadway?
It really screwed with some people's minds, but they still loved it:
SMALL BRAIN: the les mis lobster diner skit on SNL was stupid— ASYA (@communistbabe) April 15, 2018
GALAXY BRAIN: inspired casting of john mulaney as combeferre
That Les Mis lobster sketch on SNL was an out of body experience— Joana Meurkens (@joana_meurkens) April 15, 2018
Overstatement or just the TRUTH?