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In mid-February, NBC’s Saturday Night Live aired a video short promoting a fictional film titled “Djesus Uncrossed.” The sketch was a loving, over-the-top spoof of several Quentin Tarantino works, including his 2012 Oscar-nominated revenge film, Django Unchained. SNL host Christoph Waltz (who won Best Supporting Actor at the 85th Academy Awards for his role in Django Unchained) plays a resurrected Jesus of Nazareth, who goes on a blood-soaked rampage against his Roman oppressors.
Here’s the sketch:
And here’s a screenshot of Waltz in character:
“No more Mr. Nice Jesus,” says Jesus. Via Hulu
This is just the latest satire in which the son of God is portrayed as a righteous ass-kicker doling out death and justice. For example, the Comedy Central animated series South Park has armed Jesus. Fox’s Family Guys has depicted the savior in his underwear flying through the air with both barrels blazing John Woo-style, with Chris Tucker as his sidekick.