‘SNL’ Takes Aim At Scientology In Scathing Parody Video

April 5, 2015 6:07 PM

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It’s been one week since Going Clear, the harrowing HBO documentary about L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology, premiered. In that time, it’s set off a firestorm of criticism directed at the religion, and in particular, two of its most prominent faces: Tom Cruise and Church of Scientology leader David Miscaviage.

Watching both in succession, the brilliance of SNL’s parody becomes even clearer. It’s all there: Acolytes entering Dianetics/Diametrics seminars, stock footage that misappropriates patriotism, dolly shots focused on overly zealous parishoners, e-meters/brain machines, and even some tres creepy blac...

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