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'SNL' Takes on the Prince William/Kate Middleton Engagement (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 22nd 2010 2:50AM
'SNL' Takes on the Prince William/Kate Middleton EngagementMeeting the grandparents is always difficult. Especially when you're engaged to the future King of England. And especially when the grandparents you're meeting are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. And especially when you're just a mere "commoner" yourself.

On the new 'SNL' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC), the show takes on the engagement of British heir-to-the-throne Prince William. After eight years of dating, William finally got engaged to "regular girl" Kate Middleton, his girlfriend.

The long delay between dating and making wedding plans earned Kate the cruel nickname of "Waity Katie" from the English press. But that's nothing compared to the cruel reception that Middleton (played by Anne Hathaway) gets from the royal family on 'Saturday Night Live.'

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (played by Fred Armisen and Bill Hader) wait until Prince William leaves the room. Then they drop the "polite royalty" act and begin yelling vile things at Kate. The bride-to-be doesn't get it at first. "William and I have been walking on air!" Kate gushes. "It's all so brilliant and exciting!" The Queen then bares her upper lip and snarls, dropping into a sudden Cockney accent: "Shut up! ... I said ... shut your mouth!"

And it gets worse from there, as the Duke starts caressing Kate's hair and giving her creepy advice on how to act "in the bedroom." Hmm. Maybe the engagement wasn't quite long enough after all.

Check out the full 'SNL' episode here:

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After watching that "routine" again, I come to the conclusion that SNL will do anything for a "laugh". Even try to humiliate the host at the opening sequence. It's enough that Ms. Hataway was peruaded to do a nude scene in her latest movie, but now everybody at SNL has to get in on it.

November 22 2010 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ol Bob

When will they ever learn? Everyone has an a$$hole. Nobody is born any better than anyone else.

November 22 2010 at 2:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

maybe when they talk to angles they'll straighten up. hand to hand.

November 22 2010 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The current cast of SNL is the poorest, weakest, worst actors in the entire history of SNL. The skits are poorly written, and stupidly pointless.

November 22 2010 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ms. D.

It was all in good humor! I found it hilarious!

November 22 2010 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Susie Mickelson

When has the Queen ever been nice except to play politics!! One would hope Kate is strong enough to realize the Queen is only working at gain control even before they are married. So long Grandma Queen this is not your Wedding but their's. Your name is certainly not without blemish.

November 22 2010 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

like she hasnt met the queen already (bull shit ) pull the other leg its got a bell on it !!

November 22 2010 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to marysleeman's comment

Being welcomed into the family isn't the same as meeting them. Der!

November 22 2010 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ever since "The Not Ready for Prime Time Players" all left after 5 seasons, the show, if it can be called that, has gradualy lost more viewers in the studio and at home. I even walked out of the studio last year. Bring back Chevy Chase, and Co.

November 22 2010 at 11:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
3 replies to mynameis's comment

What's wrong with me? If someone booked a vacation for me, my 1st thought would be, "Ahhh, I don't have the time to take off. I wish I'd been asked first. I'm not really a cruise person. Can I have a check for the value instead?"

November 22 2010 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The SNL clip was lame. Not even a little bit amusing. The show has passed its prime and they need to realize it. Your glory days are over SNL, now please, please, please go away!

November 22 2010 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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