Netflix Gets Spoofed

1:40 PM -- If you haven't really "made it" in the U.S. until Saturday Night Live makes fun of you, then Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) almost made it over the weekend.

The SNL gang put together a skit that spoofs a video of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Qwikster CEO Any Rendich apologizing about how the company communicated its recent rate increases and splitting off of its DVD business. It didn't make the cut on Saturday night's show, but NBC, which just expanded a streaming deal with Netflix and happens to be owned by Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), made sure the bit got a second chance at life by posting it on the Web:

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable

AESerm 12/5/2012 | 4:52:03 PM
re: Netflix Gets Spoofed

I have a feeling that Quickster also is going to make it onto a LR worst names list. But maybe they already 'made it' with that Jason Alexander 'Neflix Relief Fund' clip on Funny or Die when they first raised rates? http://bit.ly/oC1woe

Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 4:52:01 PM
re: Netflix Gets Spoofed

Yeah, Qwikster's gotta be on the early short-list of bad company names.  So, is FunnyorDie the SNL of the Web? JB

AESerm 12/5/2012 | 4:52:00 PM
re: Netflix Gets Spoofed

Will Farrell being one of the co-founder of Funny or Die is one reason that F or D could be the SNL of the Web. The humour seems cut from the same cloth.

ahohen 12/5/2012 | 4:52:00 PM
re: Netflix Gets Spoofed

I found both videos entertaining (Jason Alexander's has been out for a bit)... At least we can laugh while we are burning up with resentment and confusion.

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