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In March of 1998, Robert Smigel's popular "TV Funhouse" cartoon segment on "Saturday Night Live" featured one particularly political short called "Conspiracy Theory Rock!". In it, corporations like Ge and Fox were depicted as a "media-opoly," and their cartoon figureheads devoured smaller news companies in a scathing "School House Rock" parody (a controversial move at the time, considering Ge owned NBC).

It only aired once, and was pulled from both syndication and the DVD collections because it "wasn't funny," according to "SNL" creator and producer Lorne Michaels.

The clip was all but forgotten until comedian Marc Maron tweeted a link to the video Tuesday, and it has since gone viral as a "banned" clip. While the segment wasn't technically outlawed, it certainly is a rarity in the "SNL" canon, and one that resonates today in the age of "Really, Fox News?".

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