'Saturday Night Live' Roasts 'Crazy' Parents Storming School Board Meetings Across U.S.
October 5, 2021
A Saturday Night Live sketch poked fun at parents who have disrupted school board meetings across the United States over COVID-19 safety policies in schools, often spreading misinformation and far-fetched conspiracy theories.
The humorous sketch that aired during the October 2 season premiere features parents speaking to two school board members over COVID-19 policies, inundating them with off-topic questions and conspiracy theories. The sketch opens with the school board renaming "Robert E. Lee Middle School" to "Robert E. Lee Is Bad Middle School" before opening the floor to take questions from the public.
"I am concerned, and I am also crazy," the first speaker says before spewing conspiracy theories about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, T-Mobile and Israel. A mother complains that her son was banned from playing football because his vaccine wasn't valid. He had taken the "Mike's Hard Vaccine."