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Brittany Murphy Spoof From Saturday Night Live Pulled

December 21, 2009

A sketch from Saturday Night Live which satirized Brittany Murphy has been pulled from Internet sites such as hulu.com.

I’m sure that the video will soon not be available on YouTube but you can watch it (for now) below and judge for yourself if it should be removed due to the actress’ death yesterday.

From the New York Times:

In a segment that appeared on the Dec. 5 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Seth Meyers, the show’s Weekend Update anchor and head writer, noted reports that Ms. Murphy had recently been fired from a film project called “The Collar.” He was soon joined at the Weekend Update desk by his cast mate Abby Elliott, who was impersonating Ms. Murphy. The fictional Ms. Murphy seemed to be disoriented and still under the impression she was on an episode that the real-life actress had hosted in 2002. (“You are not the host,” Mr. Meyers told Ms. Elliott throughout the skit.)

Though video of that sketch was posted to hulu.com soon after the show was broadcast, following Ms. Murphy’s death on Sunday, it has since disappeared from the site. A message on hulu.com reads, “Unfortunately this video is no longer available but here are other related videos to watch.” (Bootlegs of the skit have turned up on other blogs.) A press representative for “Saturday Night Live” did not immediately reply to a request for comment.