A magic carpet ride is really only a romantic night out if you ignore all of the things that can go wrong

By Adam Carlson
January 17, 2016 10:45 AM
Saturday Night Live

A magic carpet ride is really only romantic if you ignore all of the things that can go wrong: Birds hitting you in the face, bombs falling on you from the sky and sudden losses of altitude.

Saturday Night Live imagined just such a derailed evening, in a skit during this weekend’s episode that saw Aladdin (played by host Adam Driver) and Jasmine (played by Cecily Strong) swooning over each other along to “A Whole New World” … until Jasmine started to get the raw end of this whole carpet deal.

First the birds, then the bomb (“Oh shoot, we must be over Syria!” Aladdin said), and then an airplane emptied its toilet on her.

And that’s not even covering the crash landing.

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However, Jasmine, drenched and battered on the carpet, discovered that she still had a song to sing to Aladdin: “That was rough. I mean I’m drenched in you-know-what. But … mama horny.”

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