Saturday Night Live’s bad Brittany Murphy timing
Updated: As you can see with your own eyes, the Elliott as Murphy video has been pulled down. More about how Hulu/SNL are dealing with this here.
File this under ‘a little too close to home.’ Saturday Night Live featured a segment with Abby Elliott playing a somewhat incoherent, and very full of herself Brittany Murphy during a December 5th segment of Weekend Update with Seth Meyers (the Blake Lively/Rihanna episode):
It’s kind of interesting to note that both Elliott, the daughter of comedian-loved-by-other-comedians Chris Elliott, and Murphy did voices on Mike Judge’s ‘King of the Hill.’ Was there some sort of personal animus between the two that led to Elliott’s impersonation of Murphy? Anyways, that’s one less impersonation she’ll be able to provide to the show.
In the aftermath of Murphy’s death via apparent cardiac arrest, this is looking sort of extra-unkind. As a condolence gift to Murphy’s family, perhaps SNL and Hulu ought to pull this clip down.