‘SNL’ Spoofed Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ With A Scathing Fake Ad
Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary “Going Clear” premiered on HBO last week, unveiling a slew of shocking allegations against the Church and previously unknown stories about the celebrities at its center. But just in case you missed the film, “Saturday Night Live” mocked the Church with a scathing fake ad.
“SNL” ran an old music video for the obviously made-up Church of Neurotology, in which members sing about Diametrics, clearly a spoof on L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics. As they sing, the updated advertisement reveals what has happened to the members since the fake 1990 music video, alluding to the allegations of abuse and missing members referenced in Gibney’s doc.