Cork Soakers

For this exchange, students from Stanford and the American University in Cairo posted and commented on each other’s analyses of political cartoons and advertisements.

This is a classic Saturday Night Live sketch that we find hilarious every, single time we see it. Mostly what makes this clip funny is the word play or pun that continues through the whole video. The extended pun creates a parallel to that of certain sexual acts, but the actors (excluding the guest actress) ignore the funny aspect. They simply continue as if there were nothing funny about “cork soaking.” However, it is also funny that the guest actress starts laughing because she acknowledges the fact that the sketch is comedy and ought to create laughter. Though it may seem awkward in some ways, we Americans are pretty used to this kind of sexual humor so the awkwardness just adds extra hilarity. We hope you guys find this funny!

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