SNL does Serial: Cecily Strong is Sarah Koenig, plus Mike Myers returns as Dr. Evil (VIDEO)

Watch SNL’s Brilliant, Christmas-Themed Parody of Serial

Watch SNL’s Brilliant, Christmas-Themed Parody of Serial

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Dec. 21 2014 12:42 PM

Watch SNL’s Brilliant, Christmas-Themed Parody of Serial

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Cecily Strong as Sarah Koenig.

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Serial, the historically popular true crime podcast, ended its first season earlier this week. Now we have the inevitable SNL parody, in which Cecily Strong impeccably plays host Sarah Koenig.

The parody investigates the story of Kris Kringle, an elf who allegedly leaves presents in peoples’ homes, and we get smart riffs on all of Serial’s signature traits: Koenig’s “introspective, chatty, sometimes brazenly naive” manner; Adnan’s endearing, constantly equivocating phone calls; and, most importantly, Nick Thorburn’s catchy soundtrack.

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