A Massachusetts high school got the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment


‘Weekend Update’ lampooned a Massachusetts school that hasn’t been able to turn off its lights for nearly 18 months.

“Weekend Update” host Colin Jost jokes about Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham on “Saturday Night Live.” nbc

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A Massachusetts high school that made headlines last week was the subject of a prank on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

During the show’s “Weekend Update” segment, Colin Jost introduced viewers to the history of Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, where the the lights have been stuck for over a year.

The problem began in August 2021, thanks to a glitch in the energy conservation software that was installed with the school’s lighting system. Since then, school officials have been unable to get Reflex Lighting Group, the parent company of the lighting system, to properly repair it.

Paul Mustone, president of Reflex, blamed unprecedented problems in the supply chain.

“I’ve been doing this for 42 years and I’ve never seen this kind of supply chain disruption,” Mustone told NBC News. “We made a deal with the devil by moving the factories to China.”

The ridiculousness of the situation was too much for Jost and “SNL” to pass up.

“Due to a computer glitch, a school in Massachusetts hasn’t been able to turn off its lights for over a year and a half,” Jost said. “The students are doing well, but the hamster in the classroom has gone crazy.”

Watch the “Weekend Update” clip below. (The segment dedicated to Minnechaug Regional High School begins at the 0:23 mark.)

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