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- Date Discovered: 2007
- Discovered On: SNL
Overly dramatic finale on an American television show gets turned into a short SNL skit, which launches the idea into a full-blown meme.
During the season finale of the second season of The OC, a fight breaks out between two of the characters, Ryan and Trey, over Trey having tried to rape Marissa (Ryan's girlfriend). As Trey begins to choke Ryan to death, Marissa shoots Trey, leading to a super dramatic death scene with Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap playing in the background. A while later, the cast of SNL did a short parody called "Dear Sister," which inspired numerous people on the internet to make their own parodies.
The parodies were really popular back when SNL first aired it's own, but over time has fallen in popularity. Very few to no new parodies can be found.