SNL Sketch Features A Terrible Call Of Duty Twitch Streamer

SNL Sketch Features A Terrible Call Of Duty Twitch Streamer

Saturday Night Live returned after a hiatus away for a special and strange episode created at home by its cast and crew who are all practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the filmed-at-home-sketches featured a streamer trying his best at Call of Duty and failing.

The sketch starred Mikey Day, who seems to be your average streamer bro. He decides to play some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Warzone for the first time. However, in the gameplay shown in the sketch, it’s clear he’s just playing a standard deathmatch in Modern Warfare. Warzone is the large scale battle royale mode added earlier this year. Maybe that was part of the joke?

This sketch is basically just one joke, repeated over and over. This guy sucks at games. Eventually, after getting killed too much in Call of Duty, he gives up and claims the game “crashed.” Then he turns on Super Mario Bros and what do you know, he ain’t any better at that game either.

SNL last night was surreal. Tom Hank was on hand to be the virtual host and the cast did a decent job creating a show out of sketches and videos all set in apartments and homes. Nothing memorable or super funny, but it was still impressive they even tried to pull this off.

The Twitch streamer sketch wasn’t great, but to be fair to SNL, the show has done much better gaming-related sketches in the past.

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      • There’s also many that don’t and you shouldn’t need one to view content on an Australian bloody website.
        (I don’t blame Kotaku AU, they don’t get a choice or a say.)

        • It’s not true that Kotaku AU “don’t get a choice or a say”. Kotaku AU and Kotaku US are owned by completely different and unrelated companies.

          • Kotaku AU doesn’t get a say in which content gets posted over from the US and the companies that run them are most definitely related.

          • They’re only related to the extent that they license content from Kotaku. Kotaku AU is owned by Pedestrian Group and Kotaku US is owned by G/O Media.

            Alex himself has clearly stated what gets published from the Aussie side has always been purely off our own bat with no input from the US. Separate teams, separate management, etc. (Jan 11, 2020, 12:32pm)

          • What gets published from the Australian side doesn’t apply to what gets ported from the US side and licensing/publishing agreements mean there is a relation.

            I’m fairly sure Alex has spoken about the foreign content being out of their hands before when similar articles have popped up.

          • You almost had me at “I’m fairly sure”, but forgive me if I don’t accept at face value the emphatically argued opinions of Random Internet Guy over easily researched corporate structures and direct quotes from people who actually work there.

          • (Reply to comment below)
            Yikes, you get really aggro when you shoot yourself repeatedly in the foot.

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