Since coronavirus lockdown started, everyone took solace in binge-watching Netflix. Interestingly, Netflix also released Tiger King at the same time and we all know how popular it is. So much so that Carole Baskin’s SNL sketch was included in the latest episode.
Since its release, Tiger King has been the most talked-about documentary series
While Netflix has many interesting TV shows and films for the viewers to enjoy in quarantine, people still cannot stop talking about Tiger King. Not only is the story shocking, people have found the big cat owners to be absurd, weird but very, very interesting. One such character is Carole Baskin who has her own fan following now. Whether it’s her ex-husband’s disappearance or her rivalry with Joe Exotic, Baskin stays in the spotlight. Her catchphrase, ‘Hey cool cats and kittens’, has become a way of greeting each other. It would not be wrong to say that it would be our newly adapted quarantine greeting. Such is the popularity of Big Cat Rescue owner that Carole Baskin’s SNL sketch has been made.
In the most recent episode, Carole Baskin’s SNL sketch became the highlight
Since the lockdown, Saturday Night Live had not released any new episode. However, last week SNL returned with an at-home edition. All the cast members made their sketches remotely with Tom Hanks delivering the opening monologue. Since testing positive for coronavirus and recovering, it was his first-ever appearance on TV. Interestingly, he opened his monologue with Carole Baskin’s special greeting. However, that was not the only mention of her in the episode. Carole Baskin’s SNL sketch featured Chloe Fineman. In Carole Baskin’s SNL sketch, Fineman played not only her but Timothee Chalamet and Jojo Siwa. The format of the sketch was a mimicry of the Masterclass where Baskin teaches people how to ride a bike. We have all seen her riding her bike frequently in Tiger King and this was a funny take on that. During the sketch, Fineman wears a wig of long blonde hair and breaks into a song in the middle of her lessons and ends the video with ‘I didn’t kill my husband’. Needless to say, it is one hilarious impersonation.
While the sketch is funny, Chloe Fineman is very convincing as Carole Baskin. We might accept the fact that she did not, indeed, kill her husband.