After finding out Melissa Villaseñor and her writers/producers created a sketch (Melissa’s Big Date or Melissa Seals The Deal) that was eerily similar to our short film from 2015, Sincerely Kevin, Marshall shares Melissa’s SNL sketch with Rob only to find out that he’s only flattered and not remotely upset about it. This escalates into an argument where Marshall leaves Rob’s apartment.
Are we parallel thinking with SNL or did SNL steal our sketch? You decide.
*For all the haters that claim there is nothing in common with our sketch and the SNL sketch, you are fundamentally wrong.
Our short film, Sincerely Kevin (2015) is about a man that has a relationship with an invisible woman. https://youtu.be/XGdnPHDO-8g
The SNL sketch, Melissa Seals The Deal (2020) is about a woman that has a date and sleeps with an invisible man.
The core comedic device is that the character playing opposite the lead is invisible. If you take that device away from either sketch, the jokes become less funny or in many cases, not funny at all. Both sketches reveal the invisible character in the first 10 seconds, which is used to grab attention.
You can tear each sketch apart and point out many minor differences, but the core idea of the sketch is the same.