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What made Bill Hader's "Sidney Applebaum" character so funny on SNL?

Asked by C.Emily, Last updated: Jan 25, 2020

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F. Manasseh

I love to code. I believe everything is programmed in a certain way to make it work. From human brains to every single command in the machines.

F. Manasseh, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Tallahassee, Florida

Answered Nov 04, 2019

Bill Hader did a remarkable job in this Halloween episode of Saturday Night Live. It is an inside joke between Hader and John Mulaney. Apparently, it has to do with a Jewish Dracula. People tend to stereotype Jewish people as being very practical and conservative. Hader played a hysterical Dracula. Hader is a hilarious actor, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. His breakout stardom began with Saturday Night Live, and during his time on SNL, he and his character Stefan in Week...Read More
 

Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Sep 24, 2019

There are a lot of people who love SNL. They think that it is hilarious, especially since they already know the backstory behind the characters that are being played. Sidney Applebaum is said to be so funny because the name of the character is very common. People are used to Jews having names that are hard to pronounce. This alone already adds to the joke, but the way that Bill Harder plays the character adds a nice touch to the way that this character is portrayed. The character can...Read More
 

N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Jun 26, 2018

There is a back-story regarding the joke between Harder and John Mulaney, aired on Saturday night live. There are two aspects to the joke. It is ironic that the name of the Jewish Dracula will be cool, but are taken aback by a very common name. This relates to many people stereotyping Jewish minority with conservative and sensible characters. Bill Harder breaking character into fits of laughter is immensely funny and adds to the entire joke, making it an immensely hilarious moment on...Read More
 

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