- Netflix was inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch for a new category
- The platform has compiled a collection of “Short-Ass Movies” that are around 90 minutes or less in length
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Anyone who has spent countless hours of their life aimlessly browsing Netflix (that is, anyone who has ever used Netflix) is probably very familiar with some of the tens of thousands of different categories the platform has compiled. to provide users with more focused options while browsing its seemingly endless sea of movies and TV shows.
Over the years, The Almighty Algorithm has come up with hyper-specific collections with labels like “Provocative Business Movies”, “Dark Independent Mother-Daughter Dramas”, “Feel-Good Deep Sea Movies”, and others that make you wonder how much work has gone into developing something with seemingly so little use.
However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t categories that are sometimes useful, including one that debuted on Monday.
During the weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a pre-recorded short featuring Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Gunna and Simon Rex (aka Dirt Nasty) singing the praises of “Short-Ass Movies” as Austin Powers, Bambiand most of the movies Ernest franchise.
It looks like Netflix realized Davidson and his team might be onto something, as one of the brand’s accounts tweeted a link to an official “Short-Ass Movies” collection tailor-made for anyone with a short life. of attention (nearly all arrive at around 90 years of age). minutes or less if you take the credits out of the equation).
Based on a quick review of the options, it seems like the Venn diagram of “Short-Ass Movies” and “Good Movies” is essentially two barely interlocking circles, but I guess beggars can’t really choose.