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SNL Mocks News Coverage Of Balloon Boy Hoax (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:25 PM ET

Cable news networks cut away from the president's discussion of rebuilding New Orleans this Thursday to cover the "balloon boy"--a 6-year-old who was thought to have been aboard a run-away helium balloon. Of course, it turns out the boy was not aboard the balloon at all, but instead hiding inside a cardboard box in his family's attic. News networks have been criticized for the amount of time and energy they spent covering this fake affair and SNL was not about to miss out on the fun. Weekend update got a surprise guest--no, not Falcon Heene, but the balloon itself floated all the way from Colorado for another moment in the sun.


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Filed by Alex Leo  |