These Old ‘SNL’ Skits Are Trending Thanks to the Upcoming ‘Barbie’ Film Release

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Still from 'SNL' skit.
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This summer, get ready as two legendary icons come together on the big screen. Don’t miss the all-new Chevy Blazer EV and Barbie herself, in the new movie BARBIE, only in theaters July 21.

We've all got Barbie fever as we get closer to the release of Greta Gerwig's Barbie, which hits theaters on July 21. And as the day draws nearer, TikTok users have dug up a couple of vintage Barbie-themed Saturday Night Live skits, which quickly went viral.

One skit was shared by the user @iamdefinitelynotaylor on TikTok, and the clip racked up over one million views and nearly 300k likes. In the skit, Amy Poehler plays a Barbie doll, who comes home to find her husband, Ken (Will Forte), hanging out with another Barbie (Paris Hilton). Over top of the clip, the TikTok user comically wrote, “Before you watch Barbie next weekend, watch this—it's important for the timeline.” (You can view the entire skit below.)

The doll-themed skit first aired in 2005, during season 30 of the sketch comedy series. However, it was actually a sequel to a skit which aired on SNL back in 2002.

In this original skit, Amy Poehler still plays the role of Barbie, but she's looking after her younger sister, Skipper (played by Britney Spears), who wants to go to a party. In the end, Barbie reveals a major secret to Skipper that totally changes everything.

When this clip was posted to TikTok last month by user @calabasaswings, it got over three million views and nearly 450k likes.

It's no surprise that these clips have been blowing up, because moviegoers are anxiously awaiting the release of Barbie.

According to a recent tweet from reporter Matthew Belloni, as shared by ScreenRant, the Barbie film is projected to earn around $93 million in its opening weekend, which is nearly double what early predictions reported.

From Barbiecore to this, it seems that Barbie will be dominating trends for quite some time.

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