Arts & Entertainment | April 13, 2020 11:10 am

“Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles” Was the Highlight of SNL’s “At Home” Episode

It's exactly what it sounds like

"Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles"
"Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles"

On Saturday, SNL returned from a coronavirus-related hiatus with a new, remote episode featuring sketches and opening credits that were all shot while the cast was at home practicing social distancing.

For the most part, that forced them to take a more lo-fi approach to this week’s sketches, but somehow they still were able to throw together a solid animated short.

“Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles” is exactly what you’d expect it to be based on the title: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles parody that follows Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as they navigate the mundanities of adulthood. They stroll through Whole Foods, drive their kids to school, deal with divorce and the death of Shredder, and wait anxiously for test results from their doctor.

Written by Steven Castillo, Kyle Mooney and Dan Bulla, the sketch was reportedly written and animated in less than a week. Other sketches from SNL At Home this week included a Zoom call gone horribly wrong and an opening monologue from Tom Hanks, who appeared to be fully recovered after contracting COVID-19 while in Australia last month.

Check out the spot-on (and slightly depressing) “Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles” below.

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