'SNL' pokes fun at how many original shows and movies Netflix makes

NetflixClaire Foy hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ and stars in fake Netflix series, ‘Saved by the Crown,’ a parody on ‘Saved by the Bell.’
  • If you feel like there’s so much content on Netflix that you can’t keep up, “Saturday Night Live” has a sketch for you. The NBC variety series aired a sketch poking fun at how much original content the streaming service is putting out.
  • “In 2019, we’ll have even more programming to choose from because we’ve gone crazy,” says a voice-over in the sketch. “That’s right, we’re spending billions of dollars and making every show in the world. Our goal is the endless scroll.”
  • The sketch isn’t complete hyperbole. In June, The Economist reported Netflix would spend $US12-$US13 billion on original programming this year.
  • Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in May that Netflix will have 1,000 originals by the end of the year. Netflix originals consist of series licensed from other studios and some shows that are self-produced.
  • Watch the sketch below:

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