Monday, April 15, 2013

'SNL' Sketch Features Thatcher-loving British Punk Rocker

Some of Saturday Night Live's best sketches this season have been the pre-taped pieces. This week was no exception. We got to meet punk rocker Ian Rubbish (a Johnny Rotten-type character) through a really well-done mockumentary in the vein of Spinal Tap. The thing about Rubbish is that he's weirdly sympathetic to and even defensive of Margaret Thatcher. He hates the Queen, he hates the police, he hates just about everything– except Maggie Thatcher who is by his analysis, "alright." It's funny stuff, especially in the details from the grainy 1970s club footage, to the look of aged punks, to the supers done in the style of fabled oral history of the genre, Please Kill Me. Take a look.

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