Rubber gloves, bath spouts and a washing machine: Saturday Night Live's spoof of Fifty Shades Of Grey
15:51 GMT, 7 May 2012
It is one of the year's most talked-about books among females and now Fifty Shades Of Grey has drawn the attention of the comedy elite.
The bestselling erotic romance novel, written by E.L. James, was the subject of a Saturday Night Live spoof over the weekend.
In a hilarious mock commercial for Amazon.com, the book is touted as a pleasure-providing Mother's Day gift by the show's actresses Kristen Wiig, Vanessa Bayer and Nasim Pedrad.
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Raunchy: Fifty Shades Of Grey was the subject of a Saturday Night Live spoof. It involved mothers, including one played by Kristen Wiig above, being caught pleasuring themselves as they read the bestselling erotic novel
The actresses are shown to be pleasuring themselves in various ways as they each read the novel.
The first is Miss Wiig, who depicts a mother caught using a vibrator as she absorbs the book's raunchy subject matter.
Her husband, played by Jason Sudeikis, and their two children walk in on the activity during their plan to surprise the mother with breakfast in bed.
Miss Wiig's leg is up in the air in a sexually-suggestive manner.
Steamy: Another mother, played by Vanessa Bayer above, is caught reading in the bath by her family
Red-handed: Rubber gloves are revealed when she asks that her Mother's Day gift be placed on the floor
She yells at her family after they interrupt her: 'What are you doing, get out!'
Mr Sudeikis responds: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey, isn't that that sex book'
To add further awkwardness, the couple's daughter picks up her mother's vibrator and mistakes it for a microphone.
She sings into the instrument: 'Look… mommy!'
Shock: The mother is horrified to see her children enter the room and discover her reading the book
Awkward: Her daughter mistakes a vibrator for a microphone and picks it up before singing into it
Not happy: Her horror turns into frustration after her husband requests that she pose for a Mother's Day photograph with her children. The camera reveals her naked bottom (left) before showing her face (right)
Miss Bayer plays another mother who is caught in the bathtub by her husband, played by Bill Hader, and their depicted son.
While one hand holds the novel, her other hand is concealed in a yellow rubber glove. The bath's spout lies just inches away from her nether region.
Another female fan of the book is played by Miss Pedrad.
The character is shown to be rubbing her crotch on the corner of a rumbling washing machine.
She seems unfazed by her husband's interruption, refusing to lift her eyes from the book once she hears him enter the laundry.
Privacy: Another mother, played by Nasim Pedrad, is shown pleasuring herself using a washing machine
The character simply says: 'Get out.'
Further comedic value is added through a framed photograph of Joel McHale, host of The Soup and an actor in the NBC series Community, which has been placed atop the washing machine.
The husband asks his wife: 'Is that Joel McHale'
She replies, uninterested: 'No, it's your dad, now get out!'