Saturday Night Live's genius spoof of Scientology: Lyrics and images - 2015-04-05

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F347.png Saturday Night Live's genius spoof of Scientology: Lyrics and images April 5, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

A very happy Easter to our readers, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. In case you missed the excitement last night, Saturday Night Live aired a pitch-perfect parody of Scientology's 1990 video "We Stand Tall" which was featured prominently in Alex Gibney's documentary Going Clear.

Gibney's film aired on HBO Sunday night and has been repeating since then, but the amount of work that went into SNL's spoof suggests that this has been in the works for weeks — either since Going Clear's theatrical run began on March 13 or perhaps as far back as when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

There are so many amazing little Easter eggs in this thing, and we're doing our best to unpack it. But of course, we know our eagle-eyed readers are going to spot some things that we've missed. Here, give it a close look...


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Saturday Night Live's genius spoof of Scientology: Lyrics and images | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/04/05/saturday-night-lives-genius-spoof-of-scientology-last-night-lyrics-and-images/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = April 5, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}