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Saturday Night Live Spoofs Burn Notice in Game Show Skit

Buzz-Worthy Video: SNL Wants to Know What Burn Notice Is

Saturday Night Live's recent game show skits haven't killed me the way the old Jeopardy ones with Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek did — until this weekend, when Ashton Kutcher hosted. The game is called "What Is Burn Notice?" and based entirely on the notion that despite the USA show's popularity, no one really knows what Burn Notice is about.

SNL gets a lot of mileage out of the somewhat vague posters, promos and titles of the show, which I hadn't really pinpointed before (but now that they have, how many other shows fall into this category? I can think of a few). Guesses from the stumped contestants include premises like "a sexy doctor who can start fires with his mind," and "the detective team Michael Burn and Chet Notice."

Even if you do, in fact, know what Burn Notice is, you'll definitely get a kick out of the skit when you

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pargie pargie 7 years
Cute blouse. I think that's the one from Anthropologie that sold out before I could save up for it. Anywho the skit was hilarious I caught it live, I don't know what the show is about either!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
for the record... it is about a spy who was 'burned', which basically means the spy world cut him out and is trying to get rid of him permanently. the premise is that he had to figure out who burned him and is also trying to use his spy skills as job skills in Miami.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I love Burn Notice, and NEVER watch it when it's live.... I definitely take advantage of the USA Marathons of it
syako syako 7 years
We've watched it from the beginning. My husband loves it. It's gotten progressively cheesier as the seasons go on but it is "fun" and "charmingly irreverent" ;)
thevioletfox thevioletfox 7 years
haha, i have always wondered that myself. it's suppose to be highly popular, but i have never heard anyone talking about it. i know it looks lame, that's about it. on a side note, i totally own that blouse that kristen wiig is wearing.
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