Tuesday, December 22, 2009

'SNL' Brittany Murphy parody removed from the Web

** Style and Focus PR would like to send out condolences to the family of Brittany Murphy.

It's been such a long time since I've watched an episode of Saturday Night Live. I stopped watching because I no longer found it funny. There's no original material like with the old skits. Lately, the show just seems to be anything but funny especially doing a skit on an actress who was allegedly taking drugs.

'SNL' Brittany Murphy parody removed from the Web

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- You can search the whole Web but you won't find it anywhere.

A clip from "Saturday Night Live" parodying the late Brittany Murphy has been quietly yanked from the Web, various blogs have noticed.

On December 5, the NBC show aired the sketch during "Weekend Update" in which cast member Abby Elliott performed an impression of Murphy, who had recently been fired from a film project. The impression portrayed Murphy as spacey and living in the past.

After her death Sunday, the sketch disappeared from Hulu.com, the online video repository co-owned by NBC Universal and News Corp.

The quiet removal prompted many bloggers and online viewers to question the sketch's tastefulness and the decision to erase it without notice. A publicist for "Saturday Night Live" didn't respond to requests for comment.

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