HBO recently aired “Going Clear,” a documentary that looks into the Church of Scientology and exposes its darker side with the help of eight of its former members. “Saturday Night Live” — probably inspired by the fact that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was able to make his own religion — decided to make up a religion of its own: the Church of Neurotology.
Mirroring the Scientology “music video” that is seen in “Going Clear,” “SNL” put together an eerily similar video with its own special lyrics about Neurotology. And, yes, Bobby Moynihan is in there as the religion’s version of Hubbard.
Decked out in awesome ’90s fashion and hair, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and others sing memorably hilarious lyrics like, “A gorgeous religion, old and true, started in 1982” and “Religion and science intertwined, aliens live inside of our minds.” Of course, there’s also a pseudo David Miscavige (played by Taran Killam) there to make sure everything is going smoothly.
And although the lyrics are topnotch, one of the best parts of the video is that it has been “updated” with facts about where each member is today. Unfortunately for the fake members, they’re either missing, living in a hospital, in Neurotology jail or in a hole.
You can watch the original Scientology music video below.