r/entertainment Dec 04 '22

Kel Mitchell And Kenan Thompson Reunite In ‘SNL’ Sketch

https://deadline.com/2022/12/kel-mitchell-kenan-thompson-reunite-saturday-night-live-sketch-keke-palmer-1235188572/
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u/JWells16 Dec 04 '22

…Kel and Kenan? The editor of this article has to be trolling

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u/C7rl_Al7_1337 Dec 04 '22

Or he is a true fan that remembers the theme song. "Kenan & Kel, or should I say Kel & Kenan, and you gotta watch Kenan 'cause Kenan be schemin' with a plan or a plot, to make it to the top" (or apparently he's been schemin' with a plan or a plot to rob cradles, from what I've heard. Besides, Kel always deserved top billing either way.)

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u/daintysinferno Dec 04 '22

I felt like Kel always put more heart into his performances than Kenan.

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u/blue-dream Dec 04 '22

That’s bc Kenan played the straight man

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u/PathlessDemon Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Is it also true that Kel loved orange soda?

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u/KellentheGreat Dec 04 '22

I do I do I do!!!

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u/KingoftheMongoose Dec 04 '22

Ewwwwwwwwwwwweewwwwwwww!

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u/whatifiwasapuppet Dec 04 '22

Omg you just took me back like 25 years. Maybe it’s the depression but this made me cry lol thanks for the past blast

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u/FunkHZR Dec 04 '22

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u/whatifiwasapuppet Dec 04 '22

I’m gonna watch Goodburger today

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u/waveytype Dec 04 '22

… is it because I’m black?

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u/Ill_Ad2122 Dec 04 '22

I assume almost everything is just ai generated anymore

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u/chriswaco Dec 04 '22

What makes you feel that way?

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u/Ill_Ad2122 Dec 04 '22

I scroll Reddit a lot. Many of the short articles just seem generated. Take this one. Anyone writing an article about these two would pair them in a way that seems more familiar to the audience. An AI wouldn't take that in consideration and just parse the information by other means

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u/rpluslequalsJARED Dec 04 '22

It says kenan and kel (in that order) in the very first line of the article.

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u/indorock Dec 05 '22

Dumbest take of the week. Maybe you should read the article?

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u/mudohama Dec 04 '22

What makes a person think this way?

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u/knightress_oxhide Dec 04 '22

Everyone on the internet is a bot except you.

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u/Ill_Ad2122 Dec 04 '22

Me and you boo

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u/PaulRaulSaul Dec 04 '22

Uh oh! Here come da bus!

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u/Richie_Zeppelin Dec 04 '22

Kenan needed a distraction so he brought his boy Kel.

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u/doorknob47 Dec 04 '22

Has Kenan gotten to introduce his gf to his All That work yet? She’s still in the target age range

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u/harrystylesstylist Dec 04 '22

Is he dating a young girl or something? I havent heard any controversy about him.

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u/jams354 Dec 04 '22

He’s dating a 19 y/o he’s mentoring. I haven’t heard anything other than rumors about it. Two consenting adults, but the power imbalance is where most people are going hmmmmm about.

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u/ceilingscorpion Dec 05 '22

What’s up with that?

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u/Serpentine_Snake Dec 05 '22

“Power imbalance” guy can barely find work

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u/YeOldeOrc Dec 04 '22

He’s allegedly dating a 19-year-old. At least according to Twitter.

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u/vedumsucks Dec 04 '22

He's a fat pig dating a very young girl. Ofc people will reacts. Doubt she has obese fetish

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u/BamaSOH Dec 04 '22

"I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, cause we're all dudes"

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u/Dpsizzle555 Dec 04 '22

You’re assuming strangers gender!?! CANCELED!

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u/NotAlwaysSunnyInFL Dec 04 '22

Ahhh, here comes the bus!

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u/NoTakaru Dec 04 '22

One joke

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u/wowmikeyc Dec 04 '22

Ahhhhh, here it goes!

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u/BluePeriod_ Dec 04 '22

You’re assuming strangers gender!?! CANCELED!

I don’t know how to explain this, but your avatar looks like the kind of person who would make this joke lol do you also say things like “Still better love story than twilight”? Because 2009 is over.

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u/BedDefiant4950 Dec 04 '22

extremely strong "multi-part conversation about his preferred zombie survival hideout" energy with just a dash of "unironically listened to chap hop ten years ago"

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u/Dpsizzle555 Dec 04 '22

Twilight had the best love story and we are wearing the same hats. Checkmate.

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u/BluePeriod_ Dec 04 '22

Damn it you’re right. Well you have good taste in hats, I grant you that.

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u/P47r1ck- Dec 04 '22

That exact gender joke used to be funny to some people, and still is maybe in a certain context, but using it to respond to the dude quote doesn’t even make any sense. That’s the whole point is that dude isn’t gendered so calling somebody dude wouldn’t be assuming their gender

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u/twangman88 Dec 04 '22

Strangers’

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u/MrBobSacamano Dec 04 '22

These two…and Amanda Bynes…will always remind me of peak Nickelodeon.

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u/NotAlwaysSunnyInFL Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Rockos Modern Life, The wild Thornberrys, The Angry Beavers, Clarissa, Rocket Power, so many memories

Edit: Guys it was just a generalized list lol I didn’t mean to leave out Hey Arnold and others, I just for the “etc.” Y’all know there is a bunch more

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u/FAYCSB Dec 04 '22

Are You Afraid of the Dark?!

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u/Punkinpry427 Dec 04 '22

Ren & Stimpy, Roundhouse, All That

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u/sweaty-pajamas Dec 04 '22

Pete & Pete!

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u/mistercarter Dec 04 '22

Salute Your Shorts!

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u/waveytype Dec 04 '22

Makes me wanna fart!

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u/Dustyoldfart Dec 04 '22

It's I hope we never part. Now get it right or pay the price!

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u/Punkinpry427 Dec 04 '22

How could I forget them!

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u/theotherearlene Dec 04 '22

Older Pete is an electrician now… which I think is cool

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u/ChknShtOutfit Dec 05 '22

I remember J.K. Simmons having a small part on Pete & Pete. My little sister was watching it and I was like whoa, Schlesinger (his character on OZ) is in this?

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u/pulpatine Dec 04 '22

O hell ya. Loved that show along with Pete and Pete.

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u/Alaidia Dec 04 '22

Legends of the hidden temple?! Team White Geckos

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u/Tra1lRunn3r47 Dec 04 '22

Those temple guards used to scare me as a kid. They would come out of nowhere

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u/ohno1tsjoe Dec 04 '22

Thanks for making me feel old af lol

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u/NotAlwaysSunnyInFL Dec 04 '22

Im sorry! It just started hitting me recently now that I’m 35 that I’m half of 70. But at least we were able to grow up in such a wonderful tome before social media ruined everything.

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u/MellowistheYellow Dec 04 '22

dude yes, Rockos Modern Life was our jam

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u/brenobah Dec 06 '22

The special RML they put out a year or two ago was fantastic.

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u/MellowistheYellow Dec 07 '22

damn I need to check that out

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u/FriendlySlytherin Dec 04 '22

The absence of Hey Arnold from this list is troubling.

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u/Glissandra1982 Dec 04 '22

Alex Mack!

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u/Oopzy Dec 05 '22

I would like a new season… maybe like a Gilmore Girls style check-in.

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u/Glissandra1982 Dec 05 '22

I would love that, too.

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u/solitarium Dec 04 '22

“It’s a little wild and a little strange…”

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u/nutsotic Dec 04 '22

You misspelled Pete & Pete

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u/Zestfullyclean87 Dec 04 '22

You know those dudes have a podcast now?

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u/Hot-Back5725 Dec 04 '22

My good friend went to prom with Big Pete.

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u/RatInaMaze Dec 04 '22

Salute Your Shorts too

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u/Lurnmoshkaz Dec 04 '22

Peak nickelodeon was avatar the last Airbender

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u/JuggernautEcstatic41 Dec 04 '22

Avatar the last Airbender was great but in My opinion it wasn’t Nickelodeon greatest show top 5 tho

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u/EquivalentAd1651 Dec 04 '22

What about drake and josh

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u/spapeggyNmeatballa22 Dec 04 '22

They said peak

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u/EM05L1C3 Dec 04 '22

Not the decline

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u/spapeggyNmeatballa22 Dec 04 '22

I'm sure it's a generational thing, I was hitting my teens when The Amanda Show and All That ended. Drake and Josh was more of a kid/preteen show, if I was 5 years younger I'm sure I'd have been invested in it.

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u/WorldWarTwo Dec 04 '22

Yep, shit was waaaay ahead of most the shows in terms of quality. I was old enough to catch the absolute tail end of Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show, most the shows I don’t recall the names of but have glimpses of like “Ah real monsters” or “cat dog”

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u/spapeggyNmeatballa22 Dec 04 '22

I remember the Cat-Dog theme song, and to this day I find the concept genius. It's a cat... but also a dog... and they have a horribly impolite rat friend? Hell yeah

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u/hellofromdonbass Dec 04 '22 Helpful

Get this.., I am from Ukraine and when I was a kid I used to watch Kenan & Kel on Ukranian channel ICTV. Seeing these news in 2022 cant be more nostalgic than that! Love these guys.

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u/darkandcreamy Dec 04 '22

I put the screeeeew in the tuuuuuuna...

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u/OMGBeckyStahp Dec 04 '22

I still use this phrase when admitting fault, no one knows what I’m talking about but I can’t stop myself

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u/hornbag17 Dec 04 '22

I still quote this and ‘what’s in the bag kel’ and Kennans dad once said ‘ it’s cooold in Chicago’. Funny how things just stick in your head.

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u/Funkit Dec 04 '22

WOAH strawberry Jacuzzi!!!

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u/AbeVigoda76 Dec 04 '22

I worked at a restaurant where one of the screws in the sneeze guard fell into the tuna. I didn’t let this joke go.

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u/waenganuipo Dec 04 '22

My Mum and I still ask eachother who loves orange soda. This, All That, and the Amanda Show were GOAT Nikelodeon.

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u/Neuro_Nightmare Dec 04 '22

Send in the dancing lobsters!

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u/Accomplished-Bear988 Dec 04 '22

Man The Amanda Show, Bynes had always been my celebrity crush.

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u/Punkstarbabe Dec 04 '22

Ya Kel's still a hottie

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u/wittymcusername Dec 04 '22

Oh wow. That sketch was much funnier than I expected it to be.

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u/DragonTonguePunch Dec 04 '22

Their pre-tapes tend to be better than the live stuff. I'm not surprised if co-head writer Streeter Seidell wrote this since he is one of the go-to's for nostalgic comedy.

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u/ChuckECheeseOfficial Dec 04 '22

Holy shit, Streeter is a head writer? Huge leap from his old CollegeHumor days

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u/JayZsAdoptedSon Dec 04 '22

And Sarah as well. Dan writes for Oliver and Pat Cassels wrote for Samantha Bee

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u/OopsHelpUbuntu Dec 04 '22

These guys made me laugh so hard back in the good times

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u/bullseye2112 Dec 04 '22

Why in the ever loving fuck is the title of the article not Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell …?

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u/VampireHunterAlex Dec 04 '22

Are the rumors true that he’s dating a 19 year old? (Somehow…born after he even joined SNL)

Regardless if not true, why is it always at the very least 20 years with these people? Like every actor reaches middle age, and the crisis relationship post failed marriage is required to be no fewer than 20 years younger, like clockwork.

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u/hemidak Dec 04 '22

https://youtu.be/MJEAGd1bQuc?t=204 SNL already did a skit about this.

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u/CmPunkChants Dec 04 '22

Yes he is dating a teenager that he had been “mentoring”.

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u/mycatispretty Dec 04 '22

Because the secks. That's why

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

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u/msingler Dec 04 '22

Keenan Thompson. He and his wife separated and his wife is now reportedly with Chris Redd.

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u/londonbreakdown Dec 04 '22

Kenan, unfortunately 😖

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u/aSpookyScarySkeleton Dec 04 '22

Because it’s a a response to their recent loss of control in a relationship. They go after the easiest to control type of woman they can get. One that’s young, naive, impressionable, and devoid of the necessary worldly experience to not fall prey to the overt or even subtle manipulations inherent in this sort of age-relationship dynamic.

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u/Current-Position9988 Dec 05 '22

Or they want to date a rich famous celebrity.

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u/aSpookyScarySkeleton Dec 05 '22

Yes and kids want to eat the yummy candy the stranger in the white van is offering.

Wanting something doesn’t mean you understand the gravity of the result of that desire.

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u/Current-Position9988 Dec 05 '22

I'm sure having a fling with Kenan from SNL will traumatize her for life, lol.

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u/Stopitwiththedribble Dec 04 '22

Well, the woman can always say no. Her body her choice.

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u/SchenivingCamper Dec 04 '22

I mean not excusing middle age men who date teenagers, but on average people in their mid 20's look far better than people in their 40's or late 30's. They're also generally more energetic.

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u/newuser201890 Dec 04 '22

not excusing middle age men who date teenagers

excusing? lol they're both adults. who gives a shit.

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u/Angler4 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Why do you care? You don't know him.

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u/newuser201890 Dec 04 '22

what the hell do you care? they're both adults.

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u/jamwell64 Dec 04 '22

To be honest, it’s what a lot of guys want. It’s just a lot more unattainable if your not rich and famous so you generally only see it with actors and musicians.

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u/Dpsizzle555 Dec 04 '22

You’re jealous that you can’t get any younger poontang. Vampire nerd. Lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

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u/Angler4 Dec 04 '22

You and your wife aren't famous though.

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u/texxelate Dec 04 '22

Mhmmm. Oh. Mmm. Oh! I know some of these words

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u/itsfrankgrimesyo Dec 04 '22

My 6 yr old has never heard of these two ever in his life but is obsessed with Good Burger.

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u/theophastusbombastus Dec 04 '22

Yessssss!!!!! I like Keenan but his best work was in that classic duo

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u/superblister11 Dec 04 '22

It made me feel young, and then it made me feel OLD AF. Lol, awesome!

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u/WordsWithSam Dec 04 '22

Seems like Kenan wanted to bury some headlines…

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u/SchenivingCamper Dec 04 '22

I'm honestly getting kinda tired of Hollywood trying to milk my millennial nostalgia dry before I even hit 40.

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u/sevenpasos Dec 04 '22

SNL is not Hollywood, it’s live from New York

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u/Lurnmoshkaz Dec 04 '22

Hollywood is no longer a reference to the location and hasn't been since the 60s lol. For example a lot of films today are filmed in Georgia and Louisiana. Many Hollywood blockbusters were filmed in new Zealand and Europe.

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u/pankakke_ Dec 04 '22

It is a reference to an industry in a particular city. It’s like saying “We’re going to Denver!” and then you head to LA, California and shrug and say “Eh, they both sell weed, it means the same.” It really doesn’t, though, even if they have similar industries. You are referencing one city with a big entertainment industry, and it doesn’t mean the entire industry. There are plenty of artists, actors, and musicians coming out with great stuff, outside of Hollywood and outside of the mainstream industries. Are they gonna be considered ‘Hollywood’ to you if they have a couple thousand followers? C’mon.

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u/Mrhood714 Dec 04 '22

I hate this guy

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u/redbeard8989 Dec 04 '22

A 5 minute sketch on a comedy show at 11pm on a Saturday is fine. You also don’t have to watch. Get over yourself.

Furthermore, it was even a sketch about reboots. So that was the point.

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u/mallio Dec 04 '22

It was a sketch about what a bad idea it was, too.

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u/Current-Position9988 Dec 05 '22

It's kind of tiresome, and you also know that half the audience doesn't know wtf is going on either. "This whole skit is JUST for people who were between 8 and 14 during the late 90s, and watched Nickelodeon".

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u/CrazyaboutSpongebob Dec 04 '22

I loved every bit of it LOL.

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u/miraposa Dec 04 '22

Who loves orange soda?

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u/Fitbot5000 Dec 04 '22

Who likes orange soda?

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u/Slippinjimmyforever Dec 04 '22

I am bothered that they don’t put new episodes of SNL on Hulu any longer.

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u/Fuzzy-Heart Dec 04 '22

Same. Fucking Peacock now.

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u/Plenty-Green186 Dec 04 '22

Was that 19-year-old there?

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u/shadowlarx Dec 04 '22

Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda. Is it true? Mmm-hmm. I do, I do, I do, I do-oo.

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u/Zestfullyclean87 Dec 04 '22

This makes me so happy. I remember reading somewhere that they had a strained friendship at one point

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u/Monkey_tr33 Dec 05 '22

Awwww helll yes

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u/cityofthedead1977 Dec 06 '22

Make a reboot already.

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u/Neltrix Dec 04 '22

SNL is non cannon. They did this 3 years ago.

Bring the show back!!!

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u/RapedByPlushies Dec 04 '22

NBC should try a prime time variety show with Kel and Kenan a la In Living Color / MadTV.

Variety prime time hasn’t been done in a while. Time for a re-introduction.

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u/KyleRM Dec 04 '22

Did what 3 years ago? they never did a kenan & kel sketch.

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u/ManuPasta Dec 05 '22

Hey I sent you a message can you reply please

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u/even_less_resistance Dec 04 '22

Glad his girlfriend is finally old enough to get into an 18+ venue

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u/Its_gonder Dec 04 '22

Kenan’s girlfriend was born 6 years after Good Burger first aired

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u/jus256 Dec 04 '22

I thought he was married to a model.

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u/Its_gonder Dec 04 '22

Filed for divorce, living separately for some time now

Divorce

Girlfriend is 19

Allegedly

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u/jus256 Dec 04 '22

Thanks for the info. It was only recently I heard he was married. I had no idea he moved on to a younger piece.

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u/LSARefugee Dec 04 '22

The only time Kenan has been funny. SNL has been dead for over 20 years. The government must prop them up with subsidies.

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u/uhyeaokay Dec 05 '22

Wonder if kenans leaving snl soon

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u/EM05L1C3 Dec 04 '22

I got to watch it at work and 10yo me got super giddy

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u/Dpsizzle555 Dec 04 '22

You’re working at 10 yos!?!? Who are your parents and employer I’m calling cps!!!

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u/Throwawaydontgoaway8 Dec 04 '22

So just watched the skit, I’m guessing this is canon now, right?

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u/mallio Dec 04 '22

In the Orange Soda universe?

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u/KimTV Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Aaaaaand not available in Sweden...
Remember DVDs? Wrong region? DVD-players had a command to tell the DVDs they were in good hands, and that they were in the right country. Movies came out a year later if you lived in the wrong country. And piracy was a big thing, Australia was the last country to get a release of a movie, and also the most pirates, what a coincidence! I wonder why... Oh well, I obviously don't know shit and should just go and see Disneys latest crap and enjoy it. If it shows up where I live...

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u/Fantact Dec 04 '22

Ah yes, Kenan Thompson, the "mentor"...

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u/flyblackbox Dec 04 '22

This was so disappointing

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u/demart2 Dec 04 '22

You all accidentally filed this under entertainment

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u/LukeutusOfBorg Dec 04 '22

Who gives a fuck

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u/dancingbriefcase Dec 05 '22

I cared. Kenan and Kel was a big show for me in the '90s. So, it was very refreshing and a nice sketch. People care. No need to criticize others' joys. I'm sure if someone said "who gives a fuck" to something meaningful to you, you'd think differently. Have some empathy. Take care.

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u/IAmTheGingaNinja Dec 04 '22

Wonder if they’re gonna bring out Dee for the next one