Saturday Night Live: Even the Devil Offended by the Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal in SNL Skit


The Penn State child sex scandal, it’s pretty bad when even the Devil is taken aback and offended … Evil just ain’t what it used to be.

Saturday Night Live probably did one of their best skits in years and there was nothing political about it. It is a must see VIDEO because it brings light on a hideous scandal and shows the absurdity of how Penn State as an institution so badly handled it. The SNL skit targeted the Penn State child sex scandal in showing that even the Devil was offended by what had transpired in not so Happy Valley.

“SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis reprised his role as Satan, appearing with red horns and pitchfork. The devil was informed by “Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers of sex charges against a former defensive coordinator and allegations that university officials failed to report the abuse.

Even he was disturbed by the news. Addressing Penn State students who protested football coach Joe Paterno’s firing, the devil spoke directly into the camera, asking, “Do you know how bad that made you look?”

As an upset and disturbed Satan stated when he found out the the scandal at Penn State was a child abuse sex scandal and not selling tickets for money, “I am the Price of Darkness, not a monster”. Doesn’t that pretty much say it all. This SNL is a classic, not because the content is humorous at it’s core, it is just the opposite, the child sex scandal cover up makes any one with a soul sick. Hell, even Satan was appalled and there lies the visceral disgust in this entire matter. As the Devil said, “this is Penn State football, not the Catholic church”. However, these days one has to wonder because they handed the matter of sexually abusing little boys in the same way. Sorry, but facts are the fact.  Through hyperbole SNL showed just how bad this scandal is and was at Penn State … When the Devil is offended, Houston Penn State,  YOU HAVE A PROBLEM!

UPDATE I: The NY Times has their own version of the Devil and Joe Paterno. The interesting point from this article is that Joe Pa might have believed more in the institution than individuals “inappropriate behavior”. And there lies the problem. Protecting the band, rather than protecting children.

They believed in their church. They believed in their mission. And out of the temptation that comes only to the virtuous, they somehow persuaded themselves that protecting their institution’s various good works mattered more than justice for the children they were supposed to shepherd and protect.

I suspect a similar instinct prompted the higher-ups at Penn State to basically ignore what they described as Jerry Sandusky’s “inappropriate conduct,” and persuaded Paterno that by punting the allegation to his superiors he had fulfilled his responsibility to the victimized child. He had so many important duties, after all, and so many people counting on him. And Sandusky had done so much good over the years …

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  • Comments

    6 Responses to “Saturday Night Live: Even the Devil Offended by the Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal in SNL Skit”

    1. RussVet on November 13th, 2011 9:56 am

      SNL jokes about man/boy perversion, how sick is that. The devil is definitely not offended… to pervert anything in God’s word & design for mankind is his joy … Does anyone think that using a child’s waste pipe as a grown man’s love chute is horrible/evil up to 18 but after that we should accept the concept of Sex Attraction Disorder (SAD) marriage… Evil is as evil does .. Seems many states and recently NYC/dems just made it legal
      SM: Dude, stop being so literal. Trust me, they are not laughing at a child sex scandal. The fact that the Devil would be offended shows just how bad of a crime against children this truly was. We all know that the Devil would not be offended, Satan would relish in such an atrocity … that is the point of the skit. C’mon man.


    2. A Texas Grandfather on November 13th, 2011 10:39 am

      Your article critically points out exactly the why and how a culture of corruption is created.

      This is exactly why the entire higher level administrative staff needs to be fired along with every member of the athletic department.

      A clean slate is the only way to stop this forever.

      It will also show all other schools what will happen if such a culture is allowed to exist and is discovered. This is all about the lack of moral values in order to protect a so called “brand”.

    3. CallToFreedom on November 13th, 2011 2:46 pm

      re:RussVet on November 13th, 2011 9:56 am
      “SNL jokes about man/boy perversion, how sick is that.”
      Look closer at the last line of the article, before the “Update 1″ section. The operative word is “hyperbole”. Given the demographics of the SNL viewing audience, the use of this literary device is genius in conveying the grave nature of the scandal. Kudos to SNL and Scared Monkeys for bringing it to light.

    4. Chase on November 14th, 2011 11:30 am

      As the pedophile scandal continues to unravel at Penn State University, it is important to recognize other interesting connections in this story:

      Wendell Courtney: Courtney represented both Penn State University and “The Second Mile” charity founded by indicted pedophile Gerald Sandusky.

      “According to the Grand Jury presentment, Courtney was at the least made aware of the allegations against Jerry Sandusky that were leveled in 1998. ”Schultz testified that the 1998 incident was reviewed by the University Police and “the child protection agency” with the blessing of then-University counsel Wendell Courtney,” it reads.

      “Courtney was then and remains counsel for The Second Mile.” (Source)

      The 1998 accusations, which involved Sandusky showering nude with a 10 year old male at Penn State, were apparently covered up and not prosecuted. Ray Gricar did not prosecute the accusations, in-spite of witnessing Jerry Sandusky confess to them. Gricar disappeared in 2005, along with the hard drive from his computer, and has since been declared dead.

      Courtney, being aware of such actions, and representing both Penn State and The Second Mile, which claims to have helped over 100,000 youth, finding all of this OK is another scandal in and of itself. At the very least, he had the responsibility to advise Penn State and the Second Mile to terminate their relationship with Sandusky, or face exposure from numerous civil lawsuits from the future victims of a confessed pedophile!

    5. NGBoston on November 15th, 2011 9:51 am

      @#4- Chase—good post. Thanks for sharing.

      Scumbags, the whole bunch of them…talk about NO MORAL COMPASS WHATSOEVER!!

      I am sick to death of everyone excusing the actions of individuals like these who were in it up to their eyeballs.

      What about their actions for their accountability and legal duty and obligation going South!

      They all suck, IMO.

    6. marty on November 19th, 2011 9:29 am

      SNL has done various skits making pedophilia a joke.
      Isn’t that sick? google SNL & Pedophile See for yourself. Also on youtube NO laughing matter.

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