Watch: SNL’s un-aired tribute to great women writers pokes fun at the show’s history of sexism

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Saturday Night Live has long been considered a boys' club, from its frequent frat-boy humor to accusations of sexism behind the scenes. (Jane Curtin recently alleged that John Belushi tried to sabotage female writers by only whispering lines written by them at table reads.) This week, in a sketch that never made it to air, Tina Fey, SNL's first female head writer, got the dubious honor of trying to alleviate this perception, however accurate it may be.

Fey presents a series of clips dedicated to "Great Women Writers Throughout History," though much to her dismay, rather than laud the works of Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf, the male announcer just calls them out as a ugly broads. It's a one-note joke, sure, but it allows Fey to call out the cast and crew as a "bunch of dicks," so it has that going for it. On second thought, maybe there's a reason it didn't make the cut the first time around.