‘SNL’ Comics Unpack ‘Dilbert’ Creator’s Racist Rant

Michael Che and Michael Longfellow during the March 4, 2023 episode of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live. Credit: SNL/YouTube

Michael Che invited Dilbert, yes the character, to Saturday Night Live for his thoughts on comic strip creator Scott Adams’ racist remarks.

During the “Weekend Update,” the SNL comedian recapped Adams’ rant calling for white people to “get the hell away” from Black people.

“Off the record, he’s got a point,” Che quipped before blaming his cue card.

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Che then asked Dilbert (played by fellow SNL cast member Michael Longfellow) if he’d ever seen that side of Adams before.

Dilbert’s response, “I think I can speak for myself and the entire all-white staff at the Dilbert offices, when I say this was a total shock. I mean most cartoonists are weird, but racist weird?”

The character apologized to Che for racism in general.

“I’m sorry, Michael, for racism. Maybe I was just blind to it. I mean my glasses are literally opaque white,” Dilbert said to laughter.

“To me he was just Scott, the funny guy — the Trump-supporting cartoonist who did magic in his spare time,” Dilbert added. “Turns out he was a racist!”

On the Feb. 22 episode of his podcast “Real Coffee with Scott Adams,” Adams called Black people a “hate group” and urged his white listeners to distance themselves from African Americans.

“Based on the current way things are going, the best advice I would give to white people is to get the hell away from Black people. Just get the f–k away,” he said. “This can’t be fixed. You just have to escape. So, that’s what I did. I went to a neighborhood that has a very low Black population.”

Adams said he was citing a poll that proved Black people are problematic.

In response, several major newspaper groups swiftly dropped “Dilbert.”

Days later, Adams posted a statement on social media saying, “‘Dilbert’ has been cancelled from all newspapers, websites, calendars, and books because I gave some advice everyone agreed with.”

Obviously, not everyone agreed with him.

Watch the SNL segment below: