The SNL Bubble skit, aired on November 19th, is getting rave reviews, even from the very people it mocks. Following the Trump election, progressives now realize that they have been out of touch with a large swath of the country, and are in a rare self-critical mood. The skit nails their intellectual insularity by portraying a post-election safe space planned community, exclusively for progressives, shielded from the outside world by a giant plastic cover.
Said the Washington Post: “When Donald Trump won the White House 12 days ago, there was a very common sentiment expressed along the east and west coasts of the country: How? …That disconnect with the rest of the country is the subject of a brilliant sendup of head-in-the-sand-ism among liberals in the new Trump world on last night’s Saturday Night Live.” Vanity Fair echoed the sentiment: “A sharp new sketch gets to one of the root issues of the 2016 election.” The skit has so far been watched by 1.5 million on YouTube.