Michael Keaton parodies Blue's Clues in this dark Saturday Night Live sketch cut for time.

Watch Michael Keaton Host the Creepiest Blue’s Clues Episode Ever in This Cut SNL Sketch

Watch Michael Keaton Host the Creepiest Blue’s Clues Episode Ever in This Cut SNL Sketch

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Aug. 3 2015 4:48 PM

Watch Michael Keaton Host the Creepiest Blue’s Clues Episode Ever in This Cut SNL Sketch

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What happens when you make Michael Keaton the host of your children’s TV show? The creepiest Blues Clues episode ever, at least in this SNL sketch that was cut for time. Despite Keaton’s Cluesian makeover, it’s not all dancing flowers and wacky furniture friends on Toby’s House once the host falls behind on his mortgage payments.

The sketch shows a seedy underside to children’s television as Toby’s perfect world comes crumbling down: The repo men are taking his stuff. His furniture friends are revealed as struggling NYU grads. And Toby has some very, very dark secrets.

Marissa Martinelli is a Slate editorial assistant.