Did SNL steal a sketch about the Prophet Muhammad from This Hour Has 22 Minutes?

National Post

This weekend, Saturday Night Live did a send up of the Pictionary TV gameshow in which a contestant was asked to draw The Prophet Muhammad. The sketch raised some eyebrows, with The Independent openly wondering if it was ‘blasphemous’ or ‘hilarious.’

But perhaps more importantly, is it plagiarism?

As several Can-Com enthusiasts noted online, the sketch is nearly identical to one done earlier this year by CBC sketch-comedy series This Hour Has 22 Minutes: from the challenge, to the amount of money to be won (a million dollars) and even the way in which the partner of the reluctant contestant guesses the right answer.

Watch the two sketches below and judge for yourself:

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, “Win, Lose or Draw Muhammad”:

Saturday Night Live, “Picture Perfect”:

Neither SNL nor 22 Minutes have commented on the matter publicly, but  Comedian Shaun Majunder, who played the host on the 22…

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