SNL’s “Lost” Coronavirus Blind Date Skit
Saturday Night Live’s last performance had taped a satire of the “love at first sight” reality TV shows with “Love Is Blind: Quarantine Edition,” but the darkly humorous sketch was cut for time, according to The Wrap.
In this SNL parody, Hazmat-wearing Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor play Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the hosts of a popular Netflix dating show where singles get engaged without ever meeting face to face. Three couples are featured.
An announcer voice-over says, “They have to get to know each other in isolated windowless pods. They all share something in common — not only are they TRULY desperate to get married; they’re also being quarantined because of exposure to the coronavirus.”
The couples introduce themselves through a wall to their blind date by explaining how they were exposed to the virus. One was on a cruise ship; her new partner just got back from a business trip to China!
As is par for the course with these shows, after all-too-brief conversations, they are madly in love.