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Things We Saw Today: Why Do Media Outlets Keep Pretending Like SNL’s Chris Redd Doesn’t Exist??

Put some respect on his name! (After you learn it in the first place.)

While this season of Saturday Night Live has been uneven at best, the cast is as great as ever. Chloe Fineman’s Britney Spears is pitch-perfect. Heidi Gardner nails every sketch she’s in. Bowen Yang is hands-down the show’s MVP this season. And then there’s … some other guy.

Despite literally winning an Emmy for his work on SNL, Chris Redd still remains so unappreciated that most media outlets seem to completely forget he exists.

This weekend’s episode featured Redd, Pete Davidson, and musical guest Kid Cudi in a music video about playing a “weird little flute.” Timothée Chalamet also shows up for a brief cameo towards the end. He’s probably not in the video for more than a few seconds, but most outlets chose to feature his name in their headlines over Redd’s.

Redd noticed.

It could be worse, I guess. A media outlet could not just ignore Redd but confuse him with his Black female colleague Ego Nwodim. Oh wait, oh no–

Anyway, here’s a fun music video featuring Chris Redd and a couple of other guys:

  • Movies love making futuristic foods (and milks) blue but that might actually become reality thanks to … cabbage. (via SyFyWire)
  • Black Adam has begun filming and Dwayne Johnson posted the first set photo. (via Collider)
  • Look, I know we’re not supposed to wish bad things on people or celebrate when they happen and all that but this tweet is poetry:

  • Well this tool seems useful:

  • YES!

  • Katey Sagal remembers how right-wing “cancel culture” tried to come for Married With Children back in the day and just ended up boosting ratings. (via HuffPost)
  • Hank Azaria is ready to apologize for Apu. (via THR)
  • Steven Soderbergh always got it.

Happy (???) Monday, everybody!


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Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.