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Nope's Reference To Saturday Night Live Is Kinda Based On A Real Sketch
By WITNEY SEIBOLD
In Jordan Peele's "Nope," Steven Yeun plays a character named Ricky "Jupe" Park, a child star turned theme park owner. While buying several horses from OJ and Emerald Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer), Jupe recalls his time on the '90s sitcom “Gordy’s Home” — specifically the incident where the chimpanzee Gordy went on a rampage.
When describing the incident to the Haywoods, Ricky lies and says that his experience was a lot like the (also fictional) "Saturday Night Live" sketch lampooning "Gordy's Home," wherein Darrell Hammond, Cheri Oteri and Ana Gasteyer were overwhelmed by the apelike behavior of Chris Kattan, whom Ricky describes as a genius.
During his time on SNL, Chris Kattan played a character called Mr. Peepers, a human ape sporting red shorts and suspenders, outsize ears, and mussy hair. Mr. Peepers first appeared in a sketch where an animal trainer (Tom Hanks) went on “The Tonight Show,” going on to appear in an additional 11 sketches.