QUIZ: Classic SNL Sketch or Unhinged Social Media Ad?

You were born into the misinformation age and are addicted to the internet, but which generation are you at heart? Self-diagnose yourself as a true Gen X, Millennial, or Generation Z by testing your dated pop-culture knowledge and your grasp of online marketing grifts. You might say that in our current timeline, one is indistinguishable from the other, but see if you can identify which of these is from that bygone era when Saturday Night Live was part of the zeitgeist, and which is an algorithmic social media advertisement vying for your attention and subscription dollars.

  1. Miami Fruit
  2. Nature’s Broom
  3. Docu-fresh
  4. Flex Seal
  5. thirtysomething
  6. Virtual Reality Books
  7. Lung Brush
  8. Tushy Clean Butt Club
  9. MUD\WTR Coffee Alternative
  10. Knotty Knickers
  11. That’s Not Yogurt
  12. Soylent Meal Replacement Drink
  13. Ball Hammock Pouch Trunks
  14. Scrub Daddy
  15. Meater Wireless Smart Meat Thermometer
  16. Sold-Out Gold
  17. Manscaped Lawnmower Trimmer
  18. The Body Floss
  19. Colon Blow
  20. Puberty Helper
  21. Dr. Squatch Personal Care Products
  22. Popiel Galactic Prophylactic


Brave internet explorers are encouraged to go forth and uncover the truth for themselves, but for the faint of heart, the answer key is below:


A)  2, 3, 5-7, 11, 16, 18-20, 22 = Classic SNL Sketch

B)  1, 4, 8-10, 12-15, 17, 21 = Unhinged Social Media Ad


If you passed…

…and your correct answers were mostly As:


Congratulations on your unparalleled ability to quote network television shows with diminishing cultural relevance! Since you’re a spiritual Generation X, we put you first so that you won’t feel forgotten. We see you. We hear you. Now go watch some reruns. No thanks, we have better things to do.


…and your correct answers were mostly Bs:


Ok Zoomer, we get it; the 20th century isn’t funny anymore. Go make an insightful TikTok over it while you part your hair down the middle, why don’t you?


…and your correct answers were a pretty even split:


Ah, Gen Y, the classic middle child – too old to be cute, too young to have gotten into the housing market. At least you have a balanced cultural palate and can tell when someone is shilling.


If you did not pass:


Well done. You either have healthy irl pastimes or remember a stable economy. Lucky bastard.