This video teaches us writers to be constantly aware of cliches. They can happen to the best of us. Please watch, if only to catch the su-WEET keyboard solo by J.J. Abrams. (Seriously.)


10 Responses to Cliches

  1. This. Made. My. Day.

    Thank you for the reminder.

  2. [Nick] says:

    Andy Samberg can be so funny.

  3. sraasch says:


    On the one hand, HA. On the other, I actually like those slow-motion montages…

  4. Becca says:

    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL….LOL LOL LOL TRDMC –> I just made that one up…”Tears Rolling Down My Cheeks”…pretty good huh 😉 Its a classic snl! Cheers!

  5. Kasie was telling me about this skit this weekend, and then, like magic, you put it up on your blog. And now my life is complete. :)

  6. Natalie-hehe, awesome, right? Really, I wasn’t too worried about teaching a writing lesson. I just wanted to post the video. :)

    Nick-He totally rocks those digital shorts on snl. :)

    Sara-I do too! And I never even noticed that it was so common until watching this video.

    Becca-TRDMC. I like it! I think it’s totally going to catch on!

    Candice-It’s the twin brain waves. I just knew.

  7. I can’t breathe right now, I’m laughing so hard. That was fantastic.

  8. Natalie says:

    *Wiping tears from my eyes* So funny.

  9. Kasie West says:

    Love that skit. When they showed it on the MTV movie awards I laughed so hard. Andy Samberg is hilarious. My husband’s favorite movie: Hot Rod. (It’s lame, but don’t tell him.) And it doesn’t hurt that Hugh Jackman is in the montage. Come on now. :)

  10. Lady Glamis says:

    RENNN!!!!! That was hilarious! Thank you for sharing this, hehehehe.