There’s always those two actors who tend to trip you up: they sort of resemble each other, they seem to play the same types of roles in the same types of movies, and maybe they’ve dated some of the same actresses. It’s even worse that their names share a strangely similar cadence. Enter Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney, the inspiration behind this memorable game-show spoof. Like many of the episode’s sketches, it had racial undertones, but the humor here didn’t really rely on race. Three African-American contestants struggled to complete the show’s central task: tell the difference between Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney. It might sound easy, but let’s face it, these dudes are pretty easy to mix up.
Giving this sketch the extra umph it needed was a cameo at the end by Dermot Mulroney — or wait, was it Dylan McDermott?
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