‘SNL' Slams L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology Following HBO Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Release [WATCH]

By Kyle Dowling (kyle.dowling@mstarsnews.com) | Apr 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT
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If you checked into Saturday Night Live this past weekend with host Michael Keaton then you undoubtedly saw a randomly bizarre parody video for the Church of Neurotology. But if you caught HBO's Going Clear documentary, which details the happenings within L. Ron Hubbard's famed Church of Scientology, then you know it wasn't so random. In the parody video, the iconic sketch show mocked Scientology's oh, so cheesy jingle and accompanying video from decades ago, which was featured in the HBO doc.

Perfectly, we might add.

The video never actually comes out against Scientology, but given the release of Going Clear – and Bobby Moynihan's amazing resemblance to the Church's creator (Hubbard) – it's a pretty clear slam.

And there's also the use the Hubbard's initial successful book, Dianetics.

 The father of #Neurotology. #SNL #SNLBackstage @jodimancuso

A photo posted by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) on Apr 5, 2015 at 3:00pm PDT

Take a look at SNL's parody video for the Church of Neurotology here:

 

"We are one! We will always be neurotology!" Sound about right...

In case you weren't able to catch Going Clear, check out the original video the religion used back in the day titled "We Stand Tallhere:

 

Readers, what do you think of Saturday Night Live's parody of Scientology?

Take a look at Going Clear over on HBO.

Third time's a charm [bracelet] for Michael Keaton. Watch the 3x host's #SNL promos at YouTube.com/SNL! A photo posted by Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) on Apr 1, 2015 at 4:20pm PDT

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