Video: SNL Lampoons Government Shutdown And ‘Gravity’ At Same Time

Posted Oct 14, 2013

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live spoofed the government shutdown and the movie “Gravity” at the same time.  In the opening sketch, SNL cast members parodied Ryan Stone (played by Sandra Bullock in the movie) and Matt Kowalski (played by George Clooney in the movie) by asking for help from mission control.  Spoiler alert: However, mission control was not available because of the government shut down.

“Mission control isn’t here right now.  This is awkward, but the government has shut down,” said the janitor.  He recommended a tactic used in “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.”  Another janitor showed up and also gave useless suggestions.

Check out the video below: