SNL tears into Texas mom who gave warning about Hocus Pocus 2
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Saturday Night Live has roasted a parent who condemned Hocus Pocus 2 for corrupting the minds of children.
The long-awaited sequel to the 1993 fantasy comedy film was first released on 30 September, 2022.
Alas, while many received the film warmly, excited by the three witches' return, Texas mother Jamie Gooch had other views entirely.
Gooch even went so far as to warn other parents not to let their children watch Hocus Pocus 2 because the film could be 'casting any type of spell that they want to, anything could be coming through that TV screen into your home'.
However, who should come along and respond to the mum, but Saturday Night Live.
Burns night has come early.
Prepare to howl with laughter:
Hocus Pocus 2 is advertised as a family film. It's synopsis may sound ominous: "Three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world." However, it is ultimately rated a PG.
Despite this, Gooch branded the film as being potentially corruptive for young children because of the 'whole' film being 'based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices'.
The mum-of-three told KWTX: "I believe whatever comes in our TV screens: there are things attached to that, I've seen for myself the things that I’ve watched with my eyes or heard over a TV screen, they've become manifested in real life, and then I think 'oh my gosh, what did I consume?'"
Gooch admitted some people called her 'crazy' after she shared her since-deleted review on Facebook and it appears Saturday Night Live thinks so too.
On Saturday, 15 October, comedians Chloe Fineman and Heidi Gardner took to NBC's late night show to parody the mother's outrage over the film.
The video's caption reads: "Debbie hole and stacey bussy are real scared about hocus pocus 2 and halloween."
The two comedians joke the film is sucking off the souls of children and Bette Midler's teeth are 'satanic'.
"Just imagine that. Your home, with hell in it. Yeah satan, walking round, erect. Is that what you want?" the pair banter.
They resolve Halloween candy - including Sour Patch Kids - is 'satanic' because it's 'feeding kids, kids' and subsequently 'making a bunch of Armie Hammers' - actor Hammer having recently been accused of having sent Instagram messages to a woman about his cannibalistic fantasies.
The pair also unleashed their fury on Skittles and Debbie even ended up possessed by a demon who entered her through her mouth. All in just one evening on 'SN Hell'.
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Topics: Film & TV, Saturday Night Live, Film and TV, Parenting