Bed bugs on SNL’s “Bronx Beat”

by nobugsonme on September 30, 2010 · 5 comments

in bed bugs, bed bugs in the media, humor

The topic of bed bugs featured in SNL’s Bronx Beat sketch last weekend:

(If the embed does not work, view on NBC’s site.)

My favorite line is when Amy Poehler describes the current bed bug epidemic as consisting of:

“Marauding armies of bed bugs galloping in on mice.”

Bronx Beat is awesome.

Of course, Maya Rudolph knows of what she speaks. She had a bed bug infestation in her home back in 2006 when they weren’t trendy. See this post, and this one. And note: those bed bugs did not saddle up and ride their mice out of the apartment. It was Rudolph and partner Paul Anderson who fled the pricey SoHo loft, and sued the landlord.

Thanks to lieutenantdan for bringing this SNL episode to our attention.

1 Slides September 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm
2 nobugsonme September 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Hi Slides,

Thanks — I noticed several stories on that. Most sources cited as the “source” and cited the National Enquirer.

If all they did was throw out the mattress, then they probably still have them.

3 CiLecto October 3, 2010 at 7:37 am

I’d assume that these are well-off, connected people. Their homes probably have a low ratio of stuff to space. They probably also have staff or can afford professionals to handle things start to finish. So, they probably had some do prep and treatment and in the process chose to replace the mattress. The mattress replacement is likely just the part of the story that made an impression on the reporter.

4 persona-non-bugga October 14, 2010 at 7:12 am

Thats hilarious! Once upon a time, at the height of my bedbug preoccupation, I asked in the forums whether bedbugs hitch rides on rodents. I still don’t know the answer. It’s fascinating how fears about bedbugs seem to take similar shape and form in a lot of people’s minds. “marauding armies of bedbugs” on mice — that was the imagery in my head too. Well done, SNL!

5 nobugsonme October 17, 2010 at 12:15 am


Thanks for your comment –it’s always good to see you.

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