SNL Brittany Murphy Spoof Scrubbed From Web, After Death
December 22, 2009
(ChattahBox)—After Brittany Murphy’s death on Sunday, a Saturday Night Live parody portraying the Clueless actress, as well clueless, has disappeared from the Internet. The “Weekend Update” skit aired on Dec. 5, 2009 and it has been quietly removed from sites, like Hulu.com and YouTube, since the 32-year-old actress was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at a Los Angeles hospital.
The Dec. 5 “Weekend Update” segment, with Seth Meyers, reported that Murphy had recently been fired from a film named, “The Caller.” SNL cast member Abby Elliott then appeared on the segment portraying Brittany Murphy, as confused and disoriented, thinking she was still the host of SNL in an appearance she made, seven years ago in 2002:
“It was reported this week that actress Brittany Murphy was fired from her upcoming film, ‘The Caller,’ for being a detriment to production,” says “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers.
“And … oh noooo,” he says as she appears next to him.
“I’m really honored to be here hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’” says a wasted looking Elliot playing Murphy.
“No, Brittany, you’re not hosting,” says Meyers.
Elliott as Murphy, says she’s been fired, and tells Meyers that it’s not so bad.
“I got a plan,” she says. “When the movie comes out, I’m going to go to the theater and say, ‘Booooo.” And then the audience will join in and say, ‘Boo’ … Best plan ever.”
Meyers, responds, “I wouldn’t call that the best plan ever.”
The decision by SNL to pull the Murphy segment from the Internet, seems to be based on respect for the popular film star’s career and her family, as the skit appeared so soon before her death. But some fans are questioning SNL’s decision to pull it and others are suggesting that the parody of Murphy, as delusional should not have been aired at all.
A spokesperson for “Saturday Night Live” declined to comment.
Murphy’s sudden death has shocked her family and fans. According to TMZ, the L.A. County Coroner completed the young actress’ autopsy on Monday and found no signs of foul play. The cause of death has been put on hold, pending toxicology results and other tests, which could take four to six weeks.