When Satire Gets Sincere: The HyperRealism of SNL

Originally posted on HyperReality:
Poststructural cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard argued in 1981 that the world is just simulacrum: those things that are meant to be representation (a word that he would have cringed at the use of) are, in fact, hyperreal.  He uses the example of Disneyland: it does not represent America; it is America.  Today’s simulacra have…