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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 01/16/2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 'SNL' renders garments to spoof 'The Cape'

By Michael Cavna


Last weekend, NBC's superhero drama "The Cape" -- in which the cliched "honest cop" Vince Faraday (David Lyons) becomes the titular masked crusader, fighting crime in Palm City -- debuted to mixed reviews and nearly 9-million viewers. This weekend, it was "Saturday Night Live's" turn to render judgment.

"SNL" spoofed the cape itself as standard superhero garb, imagining what other garments -- from sleeping masks to Spanx -- might imbue their wearers with quasi-superpowers.

Comic Riffs' favorite is "The Smock," in part because Bill Hader -- who has co-written a Spider-Man story with "SNL" head writer Seth Meyers -- is such a big-time fanboy himself.

Here 'tis, the internecine NBC spoofage:


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By Michael Cavna  | January 16, 2011; 12:01 PM ET
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