The Downton Abbey movie just set a boxoffice opening record for NBC sibling Focus Features. In its Season 45 premiere, the network’s late-night sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live spoofed the movie’s heavily played trailer.
Featuring SNL cast portraying the Crawleys and their servants panicking that they may not manage to get Downton Abbey ready for the Royal visit with a year-and-a-half year notice, the parody also included lines and quotes like:
“The beloved television show is now a feature film. And it’s mostly about cleaning.”
“I absolutely love this film,” say all moms.
“Were the stakes in the show always this low?”
“Feels like watching the sun set on white people as a whole.”
Watch above the spoof trailer, which ends with a Joker surprise. And here is the original Downton Abbey movie trailer.