Show: Brilliant SNL Fake Ad Ridicules Scientology's Creepy Underbelly - 2015-04-04

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F355.png Show: Brilliant SNL Fake Ad Ridicules Scientology's Creepy Underbelly April 4, 2015, TODAY SHOW, YouTube

When SNL presents a highly-produced pre-taped video sketch, it's almost a guarantee to be better than the live-action skits. And tonight's Scientology-bashing example was one for the ages.

The scene: A fake '90s-era musical ad for a religion called "Neurotology," replete with nonsense jargon like "Diametrics"; belief in aliens living in your brain; expensive devices that attach to your head; and subtly terrified followers who eventually leave the religion, go "missing," or become outspoken activists against the cult.

There's even a terrifying Miscavige-like leader and goofy black-and-white footage of an L. Ron-Hubbard-like founder.

You could spend two hours watching HBO's Going Clear… or you could just watch this now:


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