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FOP to ‘SNL’: Be nice to the BPD

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A still of the skit “Traffic Stop.” Image via YouTube.

Eleven people were shot in the City of Baltimore yesterday, but outgoing police union president Lt. Gene Ryan has more important things to tackle, like wagging his finger at “Saturday Night Live” and producer Lorne Michaels for having a sketch with three actresses in Baltimore Police Department uniforms.

SNL Goes with Fast Food Toilet Humor Joke on Baltimore’s ‘Fatberg’

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A view from inside the pipe. Image via DPW.

Baltimore made its way into Michael Che and Colin Yost’s “Weekend Update” segment during the season premiere of Saturday Night Live last night.

Top Stories of 2016: John Waters’ Kidney Stones, SNL’s Kate McKinnon Tries Out a Baltimore Accent and More

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For many of us, the past 364 days didn’t add up to a great year. This year was rife with stories about political chaos, obituaries for celebrities who left us too soon, ongoing violence in Baltimore and abroad, divisive police-involved incidents and court rulings, more political chaos and plenty else. But a freakshow year like this one also gave us plenty to laugh (or least smirk) about as we pondered the present and the future. Much of the humor produced by 2016 was dark, but sometimes that mixture of doom and laughter is exactly what people need to get by. With that in mind, we give you our most-read stories from 2016.

SNL Imagines “The Wire” Set in Brooklyn, And It’s Hilarious

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Has anyone else been noticing how Saturday Night Live has totally been killing it these days? That Serial parody was hilarious; now the show has decided to tackle The Wire and New York hipsters in the same skit–and the results are as funny as you’d hope they’d be.

    SNL Tackles NFL, Ravens in Season-Opening Skit

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    prattSNLSaturday Night Live’s season premiere was timed to fall on the eve of Sunday’s Ravens-Panthers game. Since both teams have players who have been accused in domestic violence incidents, the NBC sketch comedy specialists used the opportunity to lampoon the NFL, and the massive fallout triggered by the release of video showing ex-Ravens star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Rice in an Atlantic City elevator. 

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