One of our writers, Karen,
is 24 years old. To give you an idea
of how young that is, the same year I joined
the cast of “SNL,” Karen joined a taekwondo class
for first graders. As a result,
she has a much different frame of reference
than a lot of us. So we thought we’d find out
exactly what Karen knows about the past in a segment
called “What Does Karen Know?” ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Hey.
-Welcome back, Karen. -Hi. Yeah.
-I always enjoy this so much. I’m going to show you a photo, and you’re going to try
to tell us what or who it is. -Okay.
-Are you ready? -I’m ready.
-Okay. -[ Gasps ] Oh. Um…
Okay. It’s a person who dressed up
to look like the thing he won. A costume for Halloween? -You think — No, it was not —
This is — This is — I’ll give you
the first two initials. -Okay.
-Yeah! [ Cheers and applause ] He — He designed
his own line of pants. Those are called Hammer pants.
-Okay. -And he was a forerunner of the
#MeToo movement because he was very insistent that
you should not touch this. -I see what you did.
And I like it. -You like it.
-Yeah, that was cool. [ Laughs ] Oh, my God. Okay. It’s clearly called My Buddy.
-Okay. -And it couldn’t —
-Good job, guys. -Oh, is it actually called
My Buddy? -Yeah. -Is it a haunted doll?
-No. This is actually supposed to be a friendly toy
that you would play with. -Oh.
-And, yeah, it had a song. It was on — There were
commercials all the time. ♪ My buddy, my buddy ♪ ♪ Wherever he goes,
I’m gonna go ♪ Or something like that.
I don’t know. But, yeah,
but then they had to — They recalled it because
it kept murdering people. [ Laughter ] -Did you have one?
-I didn’t have a My Buddy. -Okay.
-Yeah. Um… -That’s too bad.
-Yeah. I mean, I asked. [ Laughter ] What’s that? -Oh. Well, it’s not what
I initially thought it was. -Well, instead — “Karen
After Dark,” we’re gonna — -Okay. It’s something to make
your inner thighs stronger? -Yes! Now, what would you
call a product that makes your inner thighs
stronger? -Stronger Thighs! Thigh Man. -Thigh Man is very close.
-Oh. -Thigh — First two letters
of that are right. Thigh M-A… -Thigh Madam? -Thigh Madam? -Thigh. Thigh…
-Thigh mas… -Master? -Yeah!
-Wow. -Very good.
-I got it. -And the key to the Thigh Master
was you had to use it in an all-white room
with a white chair. -Very cool, very cool.
-Very cool, very cool. Who dat? -Um, uh, somebody
who did a bad thing. But also depending on how
this photo was taken, maybe he was married? -Married? -In case it was like a flip —
It’s his wedding ring? Never mind. Forget I said it.
-All right. So, you know how this is — So this doesn’t mean
anything to you? -Um, I mean, no.
-Okay. -In the ’90s, this person was
known by 75% of all Americans. Isn’t that crazy? -George W. Bush. [ Laughter ] Sorry. ’90s.
George H.W. Bush. -Yeah.
-Yes. Thank you. -Right. No, yeah. That’s right. So you know how sometimes
you have a house guest and they’re really irritating?
-Yes. -Well, sometimes you’re the
house guest and the people you’re staying with
are the problem. -Did he murder somebody? -No, he’s —
His name was Kato Kaelin. And he — he was a house guest
for a football player. -Oh. -And that’s all you need to know
because, uh… I feel like
there are certain things your generation
doesn’t need to hear about. -Okay.
-All right. Is it my turn? -Yes, it’s your turn.
-Okay. -I’m going to show you stuff
that you haven’t seen. -There you go. Or maybe I have.
I’m cool and young. -Um, okay. I just forgot.
You sign my paychecks. You’re so cool, so young. Okay. Do you know what this is? -Well, those are sneakers.
-Yes. -Oh, but they have
that roller thing. So they’re, like, skate shoes? -Yeah! Do you know
what they’re called? -Um, Thigh Masters.
-Yes! They’re called Heelys.
-Oh, that’s really cool. Yeah. -They’re really awesome.
-Were you good? Did you have a pair of Heelys?
-I did have a pair of Heelys. I really wanted them
in first grade. And my parents made me wait
until I was in second grade, because I was very small
for my size. -But it seems to me Heelys would
be better if you were small, ’cause then if you fell down,
you’d be closer to the ground. -Oh. That’s actually
a really good point. -I’d be a better parent
than your parents. -Yeah, that’s fair.
Okay, the next one is — Do you know who that is? -Um —
-Wow. They know. -People know. I mean, I — You know, I — I mean, I don’t know
the context of this. I’m going to assume
it’s a penguin. I mean, I know that much.
-Yes, absolutely. -I don’t know why — Yeah.
-Why he’s there. -Why you would need
to have this. -Okay. First off,
because it’s awesome. -Okay. Is it a toy? -I actually don’t think
they ever made merch for it. But basically it’s part of this
website called Club Penguin. -Okay.
-And you can go on and hang out. And you can have
your own penguin and then play a lot of games
and then chat with strangers. -Wow.
-Yeah. -So it seems like
a gateway to abduction? -Yeah! That’s pretty much it. -And what’s his name?
What’s this penguin’s name? -Well, you get to name
your own penguin. -Gotcha. Did you do this?
-I did, yeah. -What was your penguin’s name?
-Mine was supposed to be Margot. But I forgot the “R”,
so it was just Magot. And I couldn’t change it. -And what grade were you in
when you were rocking Magot? -Well, I was too old.
I was in, like, eighth grade. [ Laughter ] -So you were on wheelies,
being a cool-ass dude when you were in second grade.
-Yes. -And then you just plummeted.
-I truly — Yeah, I peaked. I also skateboarded
in fourth grade. -Oh, my gosh.
So you were like, active, active,
virtual penguins. -Yeah.
-Thank you so much. That’s Karen, everybody. This has been
“What Does Karen Know?”