After the NBC’s Saturday Night Live Sktech comedy featured it in a skit with the treasury secretary of United States, it seems, that the craze behind non-fungible tokens or NFTS has seemly gotten to its peak parody.
In last night’s show hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph, Yellen — portrayed by comedian Kate McKinnon — is speaking at a university economics class when a student asks her to address exactly what are non-fungible tokens through the medium of rap.
“What the hell’s an NFT? Apparently cryptocurrency. Everyone’s making so much money — can you please explain what an NFT is?”
An absurd list of some real and invented NFTs in the Crypto space, which entails the pictures of U.S Supreme Court Justice Chuck E Cheese Peter Griffin, a family guy character dunking a baskeball. The cast of characters mainly consists of Peter Davidson as the student portraying rapper Eminem dressed as Batman’s sidekick Robin, Chris Redd’s Morpheus from The Matrix franchise, and a hapless “man with a mop” — played by musical guest Jack Harlow — who provides the most succinct explanation of the tokens.
However, In the final seconds of the Saturday Night Live sketch, the three characters as well as “Yellen” are cut out of the still frame and pasted into a background of the Abbey Road crossing from the Beatles’ album, revealing an NFT selling for 420 Ether (ETH) — roughly $718,000 at the time.