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The Nine Best 'SNL' Parodies of Brokers and Financial Firms

These skits were not quite ready for prime time.

When the markets crash and investors lose lots of money, there’s one thing we can rely on to lighten the mood: comedy. Rather than ignore the financial crises, blowups and fraudulent schemes that the financial services industry has endured over the years, Saturday Night Live has addressed them, head-on. And whether their portrayals are spot-on or far from the truth, they’ll likely make you laugh either way.

Go back and watch these, and be prepared for a lot of window jumping and references to steak dinners.

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