There’s a lot going on in the world right now. From missile strikes to Supreme Court confirmations, celebrity deaths to the fact that John Waters was on “Feud” last night, it’s often hard to keep up with it all. So don’t. At least, not for the next 4-ish minutes. Because right now you need to see Louis C.K. talk about sectional couches in the above sketch from the most recent episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
You see, C.K.’s character in the sketch LOVES sectionals. And really, what’s not to love? Who wouldn’t want a couch that can “bend and keep going” where most couches do not? Their majesty is on full display in the sketch, where C.K. and others share their thoughts on the perhaps misunderstood and under appreciated furniture piece.
…And that’s really it. You might think, “there must be something more to this sketch, some deeper meaning”? I, of course, did not write it (although I wish I did) so I can’t really say if there’s something bigger beneath the surface. From what I can tell though, it’s just about sectionals, and one man’s love of them. And that’s perfectly fine. Not everything needs to be complicated and full of levels and undiscovered depths. Sometimes you just want to step away from the stresses of the world and watch someone talk lovingly and hilariously about sectionals. And this is the sketch to make that happen.
So sit back, relax and watch. The rest of the world can wait, but this man and his sectionals cannot. You can thank me later.
What did you think of this sketch? Any other favorites from this week’s episode of SNL? Are you currently sitting on the sectional? I must know, so please share in the comments. And, before you go back to listening to “S-Town” (if you’re not listening to “S-Town” then WHAT ARE YOU DOING GO LISTEN TO IT NOW), remember…
P.S. In addition to the very sad death of Don Rickles this week, Tim Pigott-Smith, a british actor I was lucky enough to see in the excellent “King Charles III” (which I wrote about on this blog), also tragically passed away. I will never forget his incredible performance. RIP.