Popular Cable Television Show Parody

(Open on a very expensive re-creation of the set for a popular cable television show.)

Female Cast Member: Totally over-the-top impression which may draw attention away from the shoddy writing, but does not cover it up!

(Inexplicable laughter from the audience)

Female Cast Member: Set-up of central bit! It is not funny!

Male Cast Member: Straight man!

Female Cast Member: Repetition of central bit! Is it the bit that is supposed to be the focus, or the ridiculous over-the-top impression? Nobody knows!

Female Cast Member: Straight man again! But maybe a half-hearted joke that could be an introduction of a new central bit as well! This way the bits do not need to be funny, there just need to be a lot of them!

Female Cast Member: Repetition of central joke! Who cares how funny it is(n't)?

(Inexplicable laughter from the audience)

Kenan Thompson: I can't do an impression of anybody!

Female Cast Member: Repetition of central bit! Ridiculous impression!

(Applause)