The Bubble

[Starts with video clips of election rallies]

Male voice: The unthinkable has finally happened. Out nation torn, broken. [Cut to a couple watching TV looking worried]You could move to Canada, but you love your country. What can a person like you do?

Kyle Mooney: What if there was a place where the unthinkable didn’t happen? And life could continue for progressive Americans just as before?

Sasheer Zamata: Now, there is.

Female voice: Welcome to the bubble.

Sasheer Zamata: Coming in January 2017, the bubble is a planed community of like-minded free thinkers. And no one else!

Kyle Mooney: So, if you’re an openminded person, come here and close yourself in.

Female voice: In here, it’s like the election never happened.

Kyle Mooney: Well, who knows what the hell is happening outside in their America? The bubble will be a fully functioning city state.

Sasheer Zamata: With things everybody loves. Like, hybrid cars, used book stores, and small farms with rawest milk you’ve ever tasted.

[They are using a dollar bill that has Bernie Sanders’ picture on it.]

Kyle Mooney: That’s more likely. Even though you’re in the bubble, you’ll still stay connected to the world outside.

Sasheer Zamata: We’ve streamlined our high speed internet with onlythe good sites. Like, Huff Po, Daily Kos, Netflix documentaries about sushi rice and the explosive comedy of McSweeney’s.

Mikey: [reading something in laptop] Hmm, clever.

Sasheer Zamata: Need entertainment? The bubble has so much to do.

Kyle Mooney: Go to a bar and get engaged with a wider range of diverse view points. The bubble is a diverse community and safe space for everyone. We don’t see color here. But we celebrate it.

Female voice: And unlike the rest of America, anybody is welcome to join us. One bedroom apartment starting at $1.9million.

Sasheer Zamata: Planning is under way to give you everything you need.

Kyle Mooney: Except, police are firemen. Coz we haven’t found anyone who agreed to live here.

Sasheer Zamata: It’s their America now.

Kyle Mooney: We’ll be fine, right here in the bubble. Join us, starting in 2017.

Male voice: The bubble, it’s Brooklyn with a bubble on it.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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