Officers Les Dykawitz and Chubbina Fatzarelli have returned to save Santa ... and make fun of stereotypes.
The duo, labelled as "Dyke & Fats" in a spoof of '70s police dramas on Saturday Night Live, is played by Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant. The skit lampoons preconceptions tied to the actors' identities. McKinnon, an out comedian, is portrayed as a car-fixing and cat-loving, while Bryant is spoofed as food-obsessed.
The actors originated these roles in a 2014 sketch, which at the time ruffled a few feathers in the LGBT community, in part due to a slur used to attack lesbian woman being used so prominently. Chris Kelly, the out co-head writer of the sketch comedy show, defended the skit as empowering in an interview with The Advocate earlier this year.
"That was such a celebration of Kate and Aidy's friendship and them claiming and having fun with the way that they're often first described. Kate is often first described as a lesbian, and Aidy's body is often talked about in articles," said Kelly, adding, "If we ruffled feathers, I don't care. I stand by that 100 percent. I truly love that sketch so much."
The new skit guest stars John Cena as a superior officer, who crosses the line when he states Dykawitz and Fatzarelli are "damn fine cops for broads."
"Back to the woman thing?" an incredulous McKinnon shouts. "We're past that!" exclaims Bryant.
Watch the skit below.