Drug Company Hearing – SNL

Drug Company Hearing – SNL


>>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU FOR
AGREEING TO DO THIS, THIS HEARING.
BOTH OF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE DECISIONS MADE TODAY ARE LEGALLY
BINDING?>>YES.
>>YES.>>YES, SIR.
>>GREAT. MRS. WILLIAMS, YOU ARE FILING A
CLAIM AGAINST YOUR FORMER EMPLOYER, MERCK PHARMACEUTICALS
WHERE YOU WORKED FOR THE PAST 22 YEARS.
>>YES, SIR. I’M SUING FOR INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY THEFT BECAUSE THEY’VE STOLEN MANY OF MY IDEAS, AND I
AM ASKING FOR $20 MILLION IN DAMAGES.
>>THAT’S RIDICULOUS. MRS. WILLIAMS WORKED IN
ACCOUNTING. NO ONE THERE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
IDEAS.>>SIR, LET ME GIVE YOU AN
EXAMPLE. IN DECEMBER, 2004, THIS COMPANY
CREATED A DRUG CALLED SEASONIQUE.
WELL, BACK IN 1997, I HAD A CHILD.
SAY HELLO TO SEASONIQUE. [ LAUGHTER ]
>>HELLO.>>YOUR NAME IS SEASONIQUE.
>>YES, SIR. MY BIRTH NAME IS
SEASONIQUE BONIVA WILLIAMS. [ LAUGHTER ]
>>THAT’S RIGHT. SEASONIQUE WAS BORN ON THE ONE
SPECIAL DAY BETWEEN SPRING AND SUMMER.
[ LAUGHTER ] SHE WAS SEASONIQUE.
AND THAT IS NOT THE ONLY EXAMPLE.
THIS COMPANY HAS STOLEN DOZENS OF NAMES, NAMED DOZENS OF DRUGS
AFTER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY.>>UH, MRS. WILLIAMS —
>>PLEASE CALL ME LYRICA. [ LAUGHTER ]
THAT’S MY NAME, BUT ALSO AN ANTI-EPILEPSY DRUG.
>>THAT’S CERTAINLY INTERESTING.>>PLEASE, WE HAVE A TEAM THAT
NAMES OUR PRODUCTS ACCORDING TO YEARS OF RESEARCH.
THIS IS CLEARLY A COINCIDENCE.>>OH, REALLY?
LET’S LOOK AT SOME OTHER EXAMPLES, SHALL WE?
CELEXA.>>THAT’S MY COUSIN.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>FEMARA.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>MY OTHER COUSIN.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>ELIQUIS, SHE LIVES DOWN THE
WAY.>>OVER THERE.
>>CYMBALTA.>>SHE IS TROUBLE, BUT SHE’S
FUN.>>MM-HMM.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>ALLEGRA.
NOW SHE DOES MY HAIR, NOW SHE DON’T HAVE A SHOP, SO I GO TO
HER HOUSE WHERE SHE HAS A LITTLE BABY NAMED LITTLE NICORETTE.
[ LAUGHTER ] SO YOU SEE, SIR, THESE PEOPLE
AREN’T COMING UP WITH NEW DRUG NAMES.
THEY’RE JUST FLIPPING THROUGH THE CONTACTS OF MY PHONE.
>>THERE DOES APPEAR TO BE EVIDENCE HERE.
>>SIR, THIS IS JUST PAYBACK. MRS. WILLIAMS WAS RECENTLY LAID
OFF FROM MERCK, AND SHE’S LOOKING FOR RETRIBUTION.
>>YOU THINK SO? WELL, LET ME BRING IN ONE OF MY
CO-WORKERS, WHO’S STILL — IS EMPLOYED THERE TODAY.
COME ON IN.>>UH, AND YOU ARE?
>>LUNESTRA. [ LAUGHTER ]
LUNESTRA CRESTOR HARRISON. [ LAUGHTER ]
AND I WORKED AT MERCK FOR 11 YEARS.
BACK IN 2009, I FELL ASLEEP ON MY COMPUTER KEYBOARD, AND TWO
WEEKS LATER THIS COMPANY CAME OUT WITH A SLEEP AID CALLED
LUNESTRA. [ LIGHT LAUGHTER ]
THIS COMPANY HAS TAKEN THE NAMES OF SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR
NEIGHBORHOOD, INCLUDING MY SISTER, PROPECIA.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>OR MY NEPHEW, DAYQUIL.
>>WELL, I HAVE TO SAY THAT SEEMS MORE THAN CIRCUMSTANTIAL.
>>PERHAPS. BUT EVEN IF IT WAS, THERE’S JUST
NO PROOF HAVING THE SAME NAMES AS THE DRUGS HAS CAUSED THE
WOMEN ANY HARM.>>REALLY?
YOU THINK IT IS NICE TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL
AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? [ LAUGHTER ]
>>NO, IT’S TERRIBLE! I’M SORRY.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>SEE?
HE KNOWS THIS IS THE BIGGEST CORPORATE INJUSTICE SINCE MY
AUNT, ACTIVIA, WORKED AT THIS YOGURT COMPANY.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>IT IS A TRAVESTY.
OH, OH, I AM SORRY SIR. I’M HAVING A LITTLE EPISODE.
I NEED MY HUMIRA.>>OH, THAT’S FINE.
CAN WE GET YOU A CLASS OF WATER?>>NO, HUMIRA ITS MY EMOTIONAL
SUPPORT DOG. SHE ALWAYS CALMS ME DOWN.
[ LAUGHTER ]>>YOU EVEN STOLE HER DOG!
[ LAUGHTER ]>>COME ON.
>>OKAY, ALL RIGHT. I HAVE TO SAY THE EVIDENCE IS
OVERWHELMING.>>OKAY.
HER CLAIM HAS MERIT. I AM AWARDING HER THE FULL
AMOUNT IN DAMAGES. THANK YOU ALL.
>>SO WE GET THE MONEY. I CAN FINALLY PUT TYLENOL
THROUGH COLLEGE.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY STOLE
THAT FROM YOU TOO.

100 comments

  1. I swear to GOD I went to school with a girl named Eliquis WAY b4 that medicine. African Americans and Latinos (especially Caribbeans) would definitely get this joke. We called her "Eli-key-s"😭😭

  2. Go listen 2ride slow by Juss DuBπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    https://youtu.be/g8CRrJFdhiw

  3. My daughter still thinks I'm lying when I tell her I had a classmate for six years in Mississippi named Shalaquwa.

  4. Wells Fargo is continuing criminal enterprise.
    Low IQ AFRICANS? You can tell by their names. Ha ha ha.

  5. Unfortunately it is not all the pharmaceutical companies f a u l t. The FDA has allowed many medications to stay on the market even after the pharmaceutical company has been sued for billions of dollars on the same medication. Vincent the drug lamotrigine kill many people with side effects that were listed on the Pharmaceuticals list of possible side effects. The pharmaceutical company paid 3 billion dollars in the FDA left this drug on the market is still on the market today. The FDA and the pharmaceutical companies are working together. They are lying to the doctors that are prescribing this medication. Every pharmaceutical company has employed one person to post articles on the internet. If you did not know this the most recent post will be at the top of your Google search or whatever search engine you use. You have to teach your doctor how to use the internet in to go back farther than the first damn page of results. Doctors are being manipulated and lied to they do not know it. Doctors read medical journals to keep in touch with up-to-date techniques and medication every medical journal has pharmaceutical ads.. They are lying to the doctors and they don't know it they do not know how to use the internet I've had to cheat to of my doctors how to find the information that I find. I have to take screenshots of the articles I find to prove it to my doctors said he's not or she's not doing enough research on the medications they are giving you. If you are taking a medication and you have some type of problem physical problem mental problem whatever if you look up the side effects for your medication it will most likely not lift your side effects. You need to be very specific with what you ask the internet to get the correct answers. I for me does Lamotrigine cause cirrhosis of the liver. First three pages on the internet it does not say it it is saying about cirrhosis of the liver. If you ask to be exact question you will find the answer. If you ask what are the side effects were medications you're going to get the answer the pharmaceutical company wants you to read.

  6. So do Adam Carolla and David Allen Grier get co-writing credits for this? Cause this is their bit from 20 years ago.

  7. Y first name it's a last name and an electronics companys name and I don't say shit πŸ™„ lol

  8. Well shit, my cousin, Ozempic, just got out of jail. Missed him, and so did his wife, Claritin.

  9. This joke has been done way better by David Allen Grier & Adam Carolla! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue4m_2F8vJc

  10. Its offensive because its only funny BECAUSE they BLACK… But we live in a world where racism is funny and acceptable..

  11. Nicorrette was obviously born after the drug went on sale, so it is the baby named after it, not the other way around. Check and mate.

  12. Black people wrote and acted in this skit, it's literally their skit. If you white, shut the fuck up.

  13. For the original joke, search for Loveline David Alan Grier Drug Names. This bit is stolen(albeit poorly) from an old radio show with Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew with guest David Alan Grier. It's still funny, look it up, they came up with way better prescription drug names too. Estradiol! Estradiol!

  14. I’m a black woman, an activist actually and I found this skit HILARIOUS! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

  15. Apart from being a perfect fit at SNL, Sasheer is seriously just so beautiful. I don't mean to be shallow, because she's probably enriched many lives. From a guy who'll never have the opportunity to know her personally though, ……she's freaking incredible.

  16. I can finally put tylenol through college πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I died πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’€

  17. I swear Leslie is always stumbling over her lines. She needs to take more time before the live shows to study her lines better or something, because this happens a lot

  18. This idea was lifted almost verbatem off of Adam Carolla and Jo Koy. Just youtube them talking about drugs and black peoples names, its hilarious.

  19. David Allen Grier came up with this joke on Loveline with Adam and Dr. Drew. Lunestra was actually the first name they made the joke with. This was probably 10 years ago. SNL totally ripped this off.

  20. Sasheer Zamata, You are GORGEOUS. Second time I have to say that on this morning's YouTube loop and post it. Thanks for being Hot and Funny.

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