Oscar Isaac Hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and nothing was off-limits, including the kid’s show Paw Patrol. Isaac, a father of small children, played Herb Tangier, a councilman who was fed up with the Paw Patrol. Why? Because they’re dogs, and none of the dogs are helping the citizens of Adventure Bay at all.
This sketch clearly came from people who have watched Paw Patrol with their children. As someone who has seen the show tangentially with my family, I can understand the feeling and think the sketch is funny. I can only imagine the emotions that parents must have felt while watching it.
Adventure Bay is run essentially by Ryder, a ten-year old dog who represents all emergency units. Problem? The problem? Herb Tangier’s video against Adventure Bay’s mayor (played here by) features all of the concerned citizens. Ego NwodimAsk the questions that any adult in Adventure Bay would ask. What happens if a man is on bath salts and your face is scalded?
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The entire sketch reads very much as though, in the writers’ room, one parent complained about having to watch Paw Patrol, and it spiraled into everyone talking about the city of Adventure Bay and these dogs and just kept going from there. This seems like a time-honored tradition passed down by each generation — I’m sure parents also wanted to know how a dog was solving puzzles in Blue’s Clues.
What’s so funny about this sketch is that Herb isn’t trying to do anything bad. He’s simply pointing out the logistical issues of having a ten-year-old be in charge of emergency services. As when the water dog tried to help his pregnant sister (Cecily Strong) give birth because her “water” broke. This poor town simply wants more dogs on patrol and someone in charge who is familiar with certain crimes. Perhaps they want cats to take over? Adventure Bay is in dire need of Paw Patrol help for Herb Tangier.
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