'Saturday Night Live' makes fun of U of A, er, UArizona nickname change

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'Saturday Night Live' makes fun of U of A, er, UArizona nickname change

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/s...u-of-a-er-uarizona-nickname-change/ar-AAJNvv6


Arizona finally made a return appearance on “Saturday Night Live” as a punchline Saturday — the first time this season unless I missed something.

And that’s unusual.

It was a quick and easy joke about the University of Arizona changing its nickname which, honestly, is a move just ripe for comedy picking. The school announced Monday that it would no longer go by “UA,” and will henceforth be called “UArizona.”

Most people thought it was a kind of dopey move, mostly because it is. So did “SNL.”

“Is it just me, or does ‘UArizona’ sound like the punch line to a joke about Arizona stereotypes?” Colin Jost — a Harvard man, no less — said during the “Weekend Update” segment. “Like, ‘If you’ve ever gotten a DUI in a golf cart, UArizona.’”

The joke got a lot of laughs and a light smattering of applause.


The UArizona bit begins at the 55-second mark of this video:

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Beats when SNL goes after ASU for a 95% acceptance rate and others going after it for poor academics.
 

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LMAO!!!!

It is always going to be "au" to me.


But thanks for giving America a laugh at your expense, over something so cheesy and stupid, au.

And, just think, au paid someone serious money for what is already a joke.
 

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LMAO!!!!

It is always going to be "au" to me.


But thanks for giving America a laugh at your expense, over something so cheesy and stupid, au.

And, just think, au paid someone serious money for what is already a joke.

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I’ll admit, some ASU fans have had some clever jabs, but the “au” one is unequivocally stupid.
 

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UArizona is odd, but I’d rather be known in pop culture for that than this:
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If you don’t know whether your school mascot is a cat or a bear

#UArizona


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If you own a home made fur coat

#UArizona


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If you think the Rose Bowl involves one of those solid air fresheners

#UArizona


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UArizona is odd, but I’d rather be known in pop culture for that than this:
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If you post 10 year old videos of people making fun of ASU

#UArizona


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If alumni are willing to pay $500k for their kid to NOT go to their alma mater, #UArizonaState
 

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If alumni are willing to pay $500k for their kid to NOT go to their alma mater, #UArizonaState

Sorry, UArizonaState is not the official university tag.


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Beats when SNL goes after ASU for a 95% acceptance rate and others going after it for poor academics.

Goes after or used to go after? ASU has come a long way under Crow. US News ranked ASU ahead of UA academically last year, although they have them tied this year. I don't think it was ever a good look to go after kids just trying to better themselves, but apparently you UA folks really enjoyed it.
 
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Ooh. Got us.

Don't you have anything better to do? You know, like being nice for a change during this pandemic?

It's not all bad news. The Eagles signed one of your former wideouts as an UDFA. ;)

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