NBC’s Saturday Night Live may be a mere shadow of its former self, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still occasionally funny. Take, for instance, this short from Saturday night’s most recent episode – Laser Cats 7.
The latest creation from the Lonely Island team (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer), Laser Cats 7 is mostly hilarious because the skit features an appearance from beloved filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg’s been hired to direct the newest Laser Cats installment and the guys are now showing it to Lorne Michaels. The video features tons of references to Spielberg’s other works (an alien known as E.A.T.-- who's really just an E.T. doll -- wants to bring peace to the world by making the laser cats normal again, while a Nazi like Raiders of the Lost Ark's Arnold Toht and Temple of Doom’s cultist Mola Ram try to prevent that from happening for their own nefarious purposes.
The clip works because of the countless jokes based on Spielberg’s work – so it may not be as appealing to lesser film geeks (although there are plenty of obvious gags in there too). We’re not going to spoil them here – just check out the video below (which may not be viewable in all global regions thanks to NBC’s restrictions) and share some of your favorite moments in the comment section below.