NFTs pertain to Saturday Night Live in rap sketch

The craze behind non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has actually seemingly reached peak parody after NBC’s renowned Saturday Night Live sketch comedy featured it in a spoof with United States Treasury Secretary “Janet Yellen.”

In last night’s program hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph, Yellen– represented by comic Kate McKinnon– is speaking at a university economics class when a student asks her to address precisely what are non-fungible tokens through the medium of rap.

“What the hell’s an NFT? Apparently cryptocurrency. Everybody’s making so much money– can you please explain what’s an NFT?”

The sketch includes a ridiculous list of some real and developed NFTs in the crypto area, including pictures of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Chuck E. Cheese and Household Person character Peter Griffin soaking a basketball. The cast of characters generally includes Peter Davidson as the student portraying rapper Eminem impersonated Batman’s sidekick Robin, Chris Redd’s Morpheus from The Matrix franchise, and an unlucky “guy with a mop”– played by musical guest Jack Harlow– who provides the most concise description of the tokens.

“Non-fungible means that it’s distinct,” he rapped. “There can only be one like you and me. NFTs are outrageous, constructed on a blockchain. A digital journal of transactions, it tapes info on what’s occurring. Once it’s minted, you can sell it as art.”

Highlighting the abrupt rise in the variety of unusual art work, animation, and other images in digital markets, the comedy rap sketch might trigger some in the crypto area to remember Elon Musk’s musical NFT offering this month. The billionaire and Tesla CEO posted a video clip playing a tune which included a pair of diamond hands below the moon with Shiba Inu dogs circling. Musk later on said he didn’t “feel rather best selling” it as an NFT.In the final seconds of the Saturday Night Live sketch, the three characters as well as “Yellen” are eliminated of the still frame and pasted into a background of the Abbey Roadway crossing from the Beatles’ album, exposing an NFT selling for 420 Ether (ETH)– roughly $718,000 at the time.

Published at Sun, 28 Mar 2021 19:23:00 +0000


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