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Watch: SNL's Cute, Halloween Themed Wes Anderson Parody 'The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders'

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 27, 2013 11:18 AM
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If you Google "Wes Anderson parody," you'll find no shortage of videos offering their own slight barbs at the visually distinctive filmmaker. And, like most jokes on the internet, few of them are actually funny. But leave it "Saturday Night Live" to hit the home run in the category, serving up a parody on Anderson's films that also manages to be something of a sweet homage at the same time.

Entitled "The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders," it touches on all the markers Anderson has become known for in his films, from the meticulously designed sets, obsession with objects, use of stationary and letters and more. What makes it all work even more is the participation of Anderson players like Edward Norton playing Owen Wilson, and Alec Baldwin lending his distinctive pipes to the narration. It's a good game of spot-the-reference for Anderson fans.

It's pretty well done all around and it's a lot of fun without ever getting mean-spirited. Take a look below.

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  • DrJazz | October 28, 2013 12:02 AMReply

    Titled, not entitled.

  • Piotr | October 28, 2013 12:11 PM

    Yeah, I'm the King of picking on these guys' & gals' spelling & grammar errors but there's nothing wrong with entitled. It's correct.

  • Rick | October 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    Pretty sure there's nothing wrong with entitled

  • Mr Fist | October 27, 2013 10:14 PMReply

    No Bill Murray? FAIL!!!!!!

  • Mary | October 27, 2013 8:09 PMReply

    This is a great parody. Unfortunately Edward Norton actually is in Wes Anderson movies and is doing a wink-wink-nudge-nudge to a buddy. Wes Anderson has seriously gotten to be a parody of himself. This is still great though.

  • Piotr | October 28, 2013 12:13 PM

    That's what I thought too. It certainly wasn't mean spirited, but it did point out how predictable Anderson has become as a filmmaker. This is the equivalent of all those "flying white doves/shooting two pistols while sliding down a staircase railing" parodies of John Woo from the late 90s, early 00s. Everybody laughs because it's true, his movies are all like that.

  • m | October 27, 2013 11:52 AMReply

    I would totally pay a ticket to watch this!

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