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SNL Had A ‘Love Is Blind’ Coronavirus Parody That Was Cut For Time But So Worth Watching

The novel coronavirus, known as CoVid-19, is sending global stock markets down and causing worldwide panic as it spreads. Some countries have taken drastic measures to ease the spread while others are ignoring the warnings. The mortality rate of the CoVid-19 is about 2 percent with the elderly and sick the most vulnerable to the virus. “Saturday Night Live” did what comedians do in times like this, brought humor to a situation to ease fears.

“Saturday Night Live” went all-in on the coronavirus this week with a cold opening and a cut-for-time sketch about the virus.

The cut-for-time sketch was a parody on the Netflix show “Love Is Blind.” The show is about people being put in separate rooms and getting to know the other person without ever meeting or seeing the person. Of course, the premise is perfect for a quarantine parody because of the current coronavirus fears.

Fans of the show are so upset that SNL cut the scene because of time constraints.

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The sketch is a funny one. The characters are all at different stages of infection so the doctors are able to use them to find a cure while they find love. There is something so hopeful and dystopian that it is hard not to laugh at it.

There were some highlights that left people in stitches.

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We’ve all felt the pressure from mom and dad about getting married. Society likes to think that we should all be married younger than our 30s, otherwise, what’s the point. The moment the woman runs to a coronavirus infected man for marriage because she is 34 is something too many people can understand.

Some are wondering what were the conversations to create this sketch.

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How was this approved? Who at NBC thought this was something people wanted to see? Like, clearly people wanted to see it. After all, the video on YouTube has more than 800,000 views and it wasn’t even in the official airing of the episode.

Mainly, people were just happy for a moment of levity during what has been a scary news cycle about the virus.

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Some times we all need a good laugh to ease the tension around hectic and scary times. This sketch, aired or not, is offering that to fans of the show and anyone who might come across it.

The coronavirus has claimed more than 3,000 lives around the world and has infected more than 80,000 people at the time of this article. The true extent of the virus is unknown as there are not enough testing kits in the world to truly measure the spread and the magnitude of the virus. As more testing kits become available and more testing standards are implemented, the number of those infected increases. There are also countries that are believed to be underreporting or not testing for fear of China seeking financial retribution on their economies.

The U.S. government has mishandled the response to the virus to the point that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued statements contradicting the White House until they were muzzled by Vice President Mike Pence. There is concern that the virus has spread in the U.S. for weeks before it was detected.

Here is the full cold opening further addressing the coronavirus and Vice President Pence’s role.

What do you think about the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus?

READ: First Case Of Coronavirus In Latin America Confirmed In Brazil

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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Exes Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato Are Playing Soulmates in Netflix’s Animated Movie Charming and Talk About Awkward

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Exes Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato Are Playing Soulmates in Netflix’s Animated Movie Charming and Talk About Awkward

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Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato don’t let a little thing like emotional baggage get in the way of their careers. The famous former couple proved that exes can actually be friends when they worked together on the new Netflix animated movie, “Charming”, that premiered on Friday.

Not only did Lovato and Valderrama co-star in the children’s movie together, but they played lovers. And not just lovers, but soulmates.

It looks like Lovato and Valderrama truly decided to remain friendly and supportive of each other after their breakup in 2016. Which in itself is a rarity!

In “Charming”, Valderrama voices a spoiled Prince who is “cursed” to have every woman fall in love-at-first sight with him until his 21st birthday.

When the project was announced in 2015, Valderrama was extremely excited about the opportunity to represent greater diversity in a children’s movie. “We’ve all been waiting so long to see a Latin princess represented in an animated fairy tale,” he told Deadline. “I’m grateful to the enlightened producer John Williams for anointing me as the first Latin prince.”

Lovato plays a Lenore, a savvy street urchin who is also cursed to never find love. Together, the unlikely duo are tasked with going on a quest to break Charming’s curse so he can save the kingdom.

When discussing their previous relationship in the past, Lovato and Valderrama have been nothing but gracious.

In fact, Demi Lovato recently told Harper’s Bazaar that she’s happy for Valderrama and his new fiancée, Amanda Pacheco. “I’m really happy for him and I wish him nothing but the best, but we’re not in each other’s lives, haven’t spoken in a long time,” she admitted.

She continued: “But I think I needed that because I needed to learn to be okay on my own. When you get into a relationship with somebody at that young of an age and then you spend six years with somebody, you don’t really get to learn about yourself.”

When Lovato has talked about the reasons behind their split before, she’s always maintained that it had “nothing to do with falling out of love”.

“The sparks never faded, but there are issues that I haven’t conquered yet that I know I won’t conquer if I’m relying on somebody else to take care of the loneliness,” said Lovato in her 2017 documentary, “Simply Complicated”.

But Lovato and Valderrama aren’t the only reason to queue up this flick. The movie also stars Ashley Tisdale as Cinderella, Avril Lavigne as Snow White, and Chinese popstar phenomenon G.E.M. as Sleeping Beauty.

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