Saturday Night Live attempts to take USA Networks highest-rated scripted drama down a peg or or a million in a game show skit titled “What is Burn Notice?” by suggesting that despite its high ratings on cable, nobody in the real world has any clue about the show.
It is interesting to see NBC picking on its sister cable network. Someone e-mailed me that NBC could have just as easily have done this with Mercy from its own network. But the premise of the skit is that here you have this hit show soon to enter its fourth season (things that can’t be said about Mercy) and most people have no idea what the show is.
“Is it a reality show…about sunglasses?”