Miles Teller brought us back to the world of Saturday night live as it embarks on its 48th season as host with a musical guest Kendrick Lamar. And it was an episode of hilarious skits that really showcase Teller as a comedian in the best way. And one of them explained what on earth BeReal is. The app that encourages its users to “be real” appears to be one that only lets you post at a certain time (if this sketch has anything to do with that).
When two bank robbers head to the bank to get the job done, their timing couldn’t be worse. This means the BeReal app tells people to post and everyone in the bank tries to get their mail before their time runs out. The idea is that you have a short window to post a real-time photo of you that day. So, theoretically, you’re more “real” than you would be in a posed picture for Instagram or something like that.
So when they’re all trying to post in the midst of a bank robbery, the robbers obviously have some questions. And their questions aren’t why they have their phones out and why they aren’t asking for help, but whether or not you can post after the deadline.
plate and Mikey Day try to rob the bank at first, but Teller gets way too into the idea of the BeReal app and what it means, saying he wants the world to know who he really is. Which probably isn’t the best decision given the timing given that at the time of this reveal he’s gotten up and robbing a bank. But it’s a fun way to explain what this app is to people who don’t know what BeReal is made of.
What I’m saying as someone who had no idea what BeReal was before Saturday night live sketch. It’s just a way of being honest with your followers, and if that means you’re about to rob a bank and then have to post so people don’t judge you for being outside the posting window, then be it so . It does Raise more questions about BeReal than answers, but hey, at least Teller and Day can use the app from prison!
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