The 43rd season of Saturday Night Live has kicked off and not without making the headlines all around the world. This time, it's thanks to Ryan Gosling, who, together with the team, delivered an hour-and-a-half show complete with an awesome intro monologue, the return of Alec Baldwin as Trump, a Jay-Z show, and more.
But it was the following skit that particularly caught everyone's attention. Introducing – Papyrus:
ryan gosling raging over avatar using the papyrus font in a neo noir styled sketch saved 2017 pic.twitter.com/yHqrwH1MhG— (@lexaluthor) 1 octobre 2017
We see a tormented Ryan Gosling, who no longer speaks to his wife, who has nightmares and goes to see a shrink, all because of the font Papyrus that James Cameron used for his mega-blockbuster, Avatar. Gosling tells his therapist:
"He just highlighted Avatar, clicked the dropdown menu and he randomly selected Papyrus like a thoughtless child, just wandering by a garden, yanking leaves along the way!"
The SNL skit went so viral, apparently, it even reached the original Papyrus font creator, Chris Costello. The man admitted he never thought his creation would end up on every computer in the world as a pre-installed option, nor that it would one day be the source of inspiration for SNL comedians. He said in an interview on CBSN:
"I designed the font when I was 23 years old. I was right out of college. I was kind of just struggling with some different life issues, I was studying the Bible, looking for God and this font came to mind [...]
It was sold to Microsoft, it was sold to Apple ... it came packaged with Mac OS. It ended up being a default font set on every computer since 2000. [...]
So that's when I began to see it turn up everywhere: mortgage ads, construction logos. It was kind of out of control. It was not my intent to be used for everything – it's way overused."