White People Lose Their Damn Minds in SNL‘s ‘The Day Beyoncé Turned Black’

The surreal streak that ran through this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open continued into the show’s first sketch, a filmed piece that lampooned the collective freakout over Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl 50 halftime show and overall blackness. Cut like a horror movie trailer, the white characters are increasingly shocked and horrified to find out that many of “their” celebrities are actually black.

The joke gets stretched to its limit, but the payoff to the bit has a dark edge to it that pays it off well. Watch the clip above, from Saturday Night Live (YouTube).

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