Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney? Saturday Night Live Finally Addresses Nation’s Most Confounding Celebrity Phenomenon

Even Bill Hader kind of looks like Dylan/Dermot

Even Bill Hader kind of looks like Dylan/Dermot

Thank God. That’s all we have to say about this weekend’s Saturday Night Live game show, “Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney?” While almost every other scene from the Jamie Foxx-hosted show congealed in a murky mess around some stale ’90s racial humor (Tyler Perry! How Black Is That! Tree Pimps! Ding Dongs! Bitch, What’s the Answer?), there was one joke that transcended its original premise, that all white guys look the same to black people. Totally on-point, they managed to get the two actors that no one (not even us) can tell the difference between … not even the actors themselves.


Trying to explain the humor of this sketch to a friend, we ended up getting confused ourselves and saying Dylan Mulroney was the gay guy in My Best Friend’s Wedding.

And hot tip: the “Swarovski Crystals” bit maybe had the best jokes-per-minute ratio of any Saturday Night Live sketch … ever.