Did Saturday Night Live Steal This Kim Jong-Un Gag From The Onion?

Last weekend’s Saturday Night Live cold open featured a somewhat unconvincing Bobby Moynihan playing the adorably chubby supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. The sketch revolved around the husky dictator’s address to the people of NK, announcing a change in policy on two major fronts. The first was to reopen a nuclear facility capable of making weapons to leave their enemies “chagrined and discombobulated.” The second? “To lift our nation’s ban on same-sex marriage.”

It was a thoughtful and provocative skit, with a timely cameo by Dennis Rodman (fresh off his Un-friendly trip to North Korea), but did the SNL writers steal this gem of a premise from The Onion?

Kim Jong-Un Gag on SNL