10. 'The Bubble'
"It's a planned community for like-minded free-thinkers ... and no one else!" You heard the phrase "the bubble" being bandied about a lot in the days following Trump's election, a catch-all phrase for the feedback loop that helped folks on the right (Fox News, Breitbart) and the left (NPR, The Nation) live in their own closed-off opinionated worlds. You also heard a lot of folks wishing they could find an alternative to the nightmare scenario of Trump's New America. Cue SNL's modest proposal of a solution: a "fully-functioning city-state" of farmers' markets, used bookstores and hybrid cars that's literally protected from the rest of the country by a plastic sphere. It's a smart dig at freaked-out progressives just as guilty of blinkered perspectives ("a wide array of viewpoints" equals one hipster saying something and the other going, "Yes! Totally! Right?") and the notion that "your America" is the only right one. And you don't need to live in a trendy neighborhood to feel the sting of "It's like Brooklyn, with a bubble on it!"