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Conspiracy Theory Rock

ConspiracytheoryrockI don't know how many of you ever saw Robert Smigel's "Conspiracy Theory Rock" on Saturday Night Live but Move Left Media has posted an mpeg of it online. The short was originally broadcast on SNL in 1998, but once the powers that be at NBC got wind of it, it was pulled from episode so that it wouldn't appear in reruns. Though not as funny as some of Smigel's other shorts, it was one of those rare moments where an honest critique of big media made its way out on the airwaves, if only for a short time.

p.s. I've got a higher-res version of this; if you all interested, I could make a bittorrent of it...

Posted by carrie on 03/01/2005 | Permalink


I'd be very interested in the high-res version. I saw this the one time it aired and thought it was a knockout. It really disappointed me the way Lorne Michaels caved, proving Mr. Smigels' point so acutely.

Posted by: John | Mar 4, 2005 12:49:21 AM

Why does the moveleft media link go to

Posted by: transgeek | Mar 6, 2005 1:00:01 PM

Fixed the link; thanks for the note!

Posted by: carrie | Mar 6, 2005 1:15:16 PM

if you post a bit torrent link to the high-res file, i'll make sure it's seeded in perpetuity and highlight it wherever i can...

Posted by: foszae | Mar 22, 2005 1:54:53 AM

I would also be very interested in the high-res version.

Posted by: Jason | Apr 6, 2005 3:55:09 PM

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