Denny Donigan… Kenan Thompson
Beth.. Chloe Fineman
Kenny… Chris Redd
Brad… Jake Gyllenhaal[Starts with game show intro]
Male voice: It’s the game show you love to like, it’s “Why’d you like it?” With your host, Denny Donigan.
Denny Donigan: Alright. Welcome to “Why’d you like it?” The game show where we ask contestants “Why do you like it?” I’m your Denny Donigan. Tonight’s contestants are Beth.
Beth: Hi. Can’t wait to play.
Denny Donigan: Kenny.
Kenny: What’s up, y’all? Let’s do this.
Denny Donigan: And Brad.
Brad: Excited to be here, Denny. I’m still not totally sure what the show is, but looking forward to finding out.
Denny Donigan: Well, the game is easy. We show you a picture that you liked on Instagram and ask you the simple question – Why do you like it? So Brad, why don’t we start with you?
Brad: Oh, okay.
Denny Donigan: On March 19, you liked this photo. [A picture of a woman holding a dog appears on the screen.] So the question is, why do you like it?
Brad: She’s my friend. [wrong answer buzzer] I like her dog. [wrong answer buzzer] I thought she was attractive. [wrong answer buzzer]
Denny Donigan: Still doesn’t explain why you liked it. I mean, you could have just looked at it. But you did the double tap. So the question remains. Why?
Brad: I guess some part of me thought that if I liked it, she would see that I liked it. And then she would follow me back and then we’d DM and then maybe at some point, I don’t know, she’d want to have sex with me. [right answer bell]
Denny Donigan: That is correct. Yes. And just to be clear, your girlfriend is here tonight?
Brad: She is, yeah.
Girlfriend: You are a stupid man.
Brad: I really didn’t understand the premise of the show.
Denny Donigan: Alright, next up, Kenny.
Denny Donigan: No. You can’t pass. Two weeks ago, you liked this photo. [there’s a picture of a painting]
Kenny: Okay, oh. That’s not even bad.
Denny Donigan: All right, then this question should be easy. Why do you like it?
Kenny: Um, culture. [wrong answer buzzer]
Denny Donigan: I’d like to point out that this art photo was posted by Megan thee Stallion, who has 28 million followers and averages 2 Million Likes per post. So again, why do you like?
Kenny: I’m a fan of her music. [wrong answer buzzer] I’m a fan of her art. [wrong answer buzzer] I’m a fan of Instagram in general. [wrong answer buzzer] Okay, I guess I saw that post was getting less likes than the ones with Megan’s face and booty. So I thought if I like this one, it’s more likely she’d see it and she knows that I like her for more than her body, but like, for her mind. And then it’d be like a Notting Hill type of situation. She DM me, one thing leads to another and pretty soon we’re having sex. [right answer bell]
Brad: Wow. That’s pathetic.
Girlfriend: Do not speak.
Brad: Can I leave?
Denny Donigan: No. All right, Beth, you’re up.
Beth: Okay, well, this should be easy for me because I don’t go around liking thirst traps on Instagram.
Denny Donigan: Ha-ha. Love that confidence? Because yesterday, you liked this photo from 2017. [there’s a picture of a woman in front of a waterfall]
Beth: Seems fine.
Denny Donigan: It is a picture of your ex boyfriends sister. So why do you like it?
Beth: We still keep in touch. [wrong answer buzzer] I like her dog. [wrong answer buzzer] Water… waterfall. [wrong answer buzzer]
Denny Donigan: You scrolled back five years to like it.
Beth: Okay, I thought that if I liked the photo, she’d see my name pop up on her feed. And remember that I was nice. And then maybe at the next family dinner, she turned to my ex and be like, “You know who I miss? Beth!” And then my ex would DM me and say we should grab coffee sometime and cut to two hours later and we’re raw dogging in a Starbucks bathroom. [right answer bell]
Denny Donigan: What is wrong with you people?
Beth: Why would you bring us here?[exciting sound]
Denny Donigan: Oh-oh! You know what that sound means?
Brad: You know we don’t know.
Denny Donigan: Well, it’s time for round two. Why do you follow them? In this round, I show you an Instagram profile and the only thing you have to do is tell me why do you follow them.
Denny Donigan: It’s not going to happen. All right. Let’s get that profile up. You all follow Joe Biden. Why?
Beth: He’s the president. [wrong answer buzzer]
Kenny: He knows Obama. [wrong answer buzzer]
Brad: During the election, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough politically, so I thought following Joe Biden was literally the least I could do. [wrong answer buzzer]
Denny Donigan: Oh, so close.
Brad: And I thought maybe if someone political saw I was following him, they’d want to have sex with me. [right answer bell]
Girlfriend: I’m gonna kill you.
Brad: I wasn’t gonna do anything. [wrong answer buzzer] I mean, unless one of them DM’ed me and commented on some of my photos. [right answer bell] All right, all right. Look, maybe in the past I’ve been pretty shallow when it comes to social media. But thanks to this game show, I now realize social media is not my friend and maybe it’s time to get off this thing for good. Ha-ha.
Denny Donigan: All right, well, in the time it took for the camera to cut to me just now. You liked unliked and liked again, this photo? [There’s a picture of a woman at the beach]
Brad: I’m sorry, I cannot change.
Denny Donigan: Understood. We’ll be right back after the break with round three – “Why did you react to the Instagram story despite never meeting them?” Stick around.