Saturday Night Live Takes On Google Glass

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Aaaand the Google Glass jokes have officially gone mainstream.

Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update — the bit that long ago became the best reason to tune into SNL — took on Glass last night… and, well, they kind of nailed it.

Starring the legendary Fred Armisen* as “Tech Correspondent” Randall Meeks, the skit tears into Glass for just about everything you’d expect. The cold, distant stare of a distracted Glass user? Yep. The sometimes whonky voice commands? Yep. Surprise porn? Of course.

Yeah, yeah — there’s an inaccuracy or two that probably has Glass devotees ’round the world spittin’ vitriol onto every forum within reach. But all in all, the writers did a pretty good job of making me laugh at myself.

I’ve embedded NBC’s version of the clip below. Alas, as licensing restrictions continue to ignore how the Internet actually works, this player probably won’t work outside of the US. I’d link directly to a YouTube version, but that’d just get it taken down in a heartbeat — so for now, our international friends will have to hunt for it themselves.

[*Fun fact: of all the currently active members of the cast, Fred Armisen is the second-longest tenured cast member. In fact, he’s second only to his co-star in this skit, Seth Meyers.]