However the clearest usage of these stories as social touchstones—and the clearest exemplory case of doubt regarding these stories on television
—comes from the 2010 Saturday Night Live skit featuring a news anchor presenting an account about “another terrifying teenage trend, ” followed closely by a trench-coated reporter explaining trampolining: “A teen child sits on the top of a one-story home receiving dental intercourse from a woman leaping down and up for a big garden trampoline. Sources state if a woman trampolines ten boys, she gets a bracelet—and that is just just what Silly Bandz are. ” The skit continued to demonstrate a teenager calmly dismissing the reporter’s questions about trampolining (“I’ve never done this…. We don’t think that’s also physically possible”), while her mom is overcome by hysterical fear. The skit was able to combine the dental intercourse of rainbow events with all the bracelet-as-coupon theme of intercourse bracelets also to illustrate exactly exactly just how television uncritically encourages concern plus the general public gets caught up in fear. Satire, then, allowed a critical representation of television’s protection among these tales which was otherwise missing whenever TV addressed claims about sex bracelets and rainbow parties.