Simply one of the mentioned popular culture moments of 2016 was Negan’s massive kill scene throughout The Walking Dead‘s hotly anticipated season 7 premiere. A powerful decision to TWD’s notorious season 6 cliffhanger, Negan taking the enterprise finish of Lucille to the skulls of two unlucky members of Rick Grimes’ group proved to a robust sequence by nearly any measure – drawing a mix of disgust, unhappiness, anger, and awe from the apocalyptic collection’ tens of millions of followers.
After all, with any massive popular culture prevalence comes the eventual barrage of parodies of the incident, corresponding to a humorous video that recreated Negan’s brutal murders in LEGO form. The web was additionally flooded with morbidly humorous memes regarding the deaths for fairly awhile after the premiere aired, with Supernatural star Jensen “Dean Winchester” Ackles even partaking in a tongue-in-cheek Twitter alternate together with his former TV dad Jeffrey Dean Morgan about Negan’s actions.
That mentioned, depart it to a comic book as proficient as Dave Chappelle to arguably high all earlier Negan parodies with the unimaginable sketch he put collectively for this previous weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. As talked about by Chappelle in the course of the broadcast, many followers had puzzled getting into whether or not the previous Chappelle’s Present creator and star would reprise any of his celebrated characters from the Comedy Central collection whereas internet hosting SNL. Fortunately, Chappelle didn’t disappoint, presenting a situation wherein Chappelle’s rendition of Negan was deciding which traditional Chappelle’s Present character he was going to kill with Lucille.
The sketch has been closely praised, and has as we speak caught the eye of Strolling Useless creator Robert Kirkman.
As appears pretty evident by Kirkman’s response, he ended up simply as impressed as most have been by Chappelle’s tackle Negan’s kill scene. It’s not clear if Kirkman is or was a fan of Chappelle’s Present – he’s seemingly by no means been requested that query publicly – however one assumes it have to be fairly creatively satisfying certainly to see one’s personal work affectionately made enjoyable of by a comic as extremely considered Chappelle; particularly in Chappelle’s massive comeback to sketch comedy after a decade-plus hiatus from the medium.
Jokes apart, as seen within the episodes because the season premiere, the rapid way forward for The Walking Dead’s characters is shaping as much as be something however a laughing matter. Nonetheless, followers can absolutely take pleasure in a very good respite from all of the darkness of the particular collection every so often.
The Walking Dead season 7 airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.