This past weekend, of my favorite shows Saturday Night Live, had a famous painting as the subject of one of their sketches! I thought it was very ironic because we literally learned about American Gothic THIS past week in 2nd hour.
2nd hour students recreated this painting in their Grid Enlargement project (see previous post) originally painted by Grant Wood. The sketch featured Kenan Thompson, Jason Sudeikis, and host Anne Hathaway. The plot of this American Gothic skit was mocking the pose of the two characters in Grant Wood's painting.
I definitely got a good laugh out of it. The sketch is currently on Hulu, and I'm sure will soon be a YouTube video. You can view it by clicking on the screen shot picture above. The original painting by Wood is pictured below.