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Saturday Night Live spoofs truckers

Saturday Night Live spoofs truckers
Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong, left, and guest host Jake Gyllenhaal participate in a skit about truckers during the show's most recent episode, which aired on Saturday, April 9, on NBC. (Courtesy: NBC)

NEW YORK — NBC’s Saturday Night Live aired a skit over the weekend aimed at poking fun at truckers and truck stops.

The skit covers everything from peeing in a bottle while on the road to a “ghost trucker.”

Guest host Jake Gyllenhaal portrays the truck driver.

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15 Comments

They obviously have not (if ever) spent much time in a real truck stop; Truckers do not wear new freshly ironed clothes or look freshly “made up”; They missed the mark with this over acted parody, but sadly the non trucking public will not know any difference; Unfortunately truckers do not present a very professional persona these days…

Dumb ass liberals don’t have a thing that wasn’t delivered on a truck. They would die without them and are to ignorant to realize it.!!!!!

I thought it was pretty funny. Its just a joke. Don’t be afraid to laugh at your own expense once in a while.

Sure it’s ok don’t care about what they say. O wait that’s how we got to the shit show we live in now! Saturday night live has been shit for years now. And I do care what people say and do to demean the people that work in this country. No matter what sex, race, or job you do there’s good and bad in it unfortunately the bad seems to be out growing the good.

Let those peice of crap people give up there everyday lives to make sure the stores have what they need .it’s a joke yes but not at the right time. We are under paid over worked and disrespected at every turn. Thanks make a joke of what we do to ensure you can spend your not so hard earned money.

Kinda lame……. The best comedy has an element of truth in it…..That was stereotypical stupid…….The American trucker is a different breed. We’re the modern day pony express. Most envy our free spirit but don’t have the courage to do it…..We provide plenty of material to do a comedy sketch, that was pathetic.

based on the age drivers, that pretty much covers it. pee bottles everywhere. they should have put one in with shorts, flip flops. its sad what this profession has become. I’ve been doing this for 38 years. still wear long pants, boots and collared shirt.

44 years myself, this new generation, most of them act as if their on vacation with their attire. Sad…
As far me, blue jeans, decent shirt, leather boots and my trucking cap, lets go trailer trucking.

Be rea this is what people see in truckers. I’m not like most drivers. Most say give us more hours. Well if you can’t make it on 70 hours and never being home. Lord be with you. I want less hours and better pay. Most people make as much as drivers and are home. Not to count you can’t take anything off you taxes anymore. That was a slap in the face. Take our taxes relief while giving you the same relief everyone gets with drivers never saying a word. We don’t need a convoy joke we need a walk out day. Good luck drivers. Put your pee bottles and trash in can. Have some respect

I can take a joke better than most, but coming from this source it is probably meant to be as degrading as it seems. Paired with the fact that we get screwed and disrespected all day every day by 4 wheelers, dispatchers, shippers and receivers, and DOT, and I say screw these liberal scumbags.

Not impressed at all. Definitely didn’t get a laugh out of it. I think the writers for SNL should be ashamed of themselves and really ask themselves who are they to stereotype a professional driver? They haven’t got a clue on reality and it’s obvious. SNL I’m guessing since I haven’t really paid any attention to it in years, they’re ratings are probably worse than CNN’s .

What do u expect from children with no real life experience who’s desperate attempt to save an inevitable end coming to classless and noncomedic show. Forgot im a trucker gotta go pee keep on trucking mothertruckes yeeehaaaww

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