Long Before Will Forte, In Living Color Already Told The Story of the Last Man on Earth

You think the sitcom Last Man on Earth has a weird spin on post-apocalyptic survival and the problems of the one man left alive? Check out this bizarre skit from In Living Color, in which the last man on Earth has an uncomfortable awakening.


This short comedy sketch manages to veer all over the place, which is part of what makes it so fascinating. Like the surviving women (of whom there are many, at least in this one bar) do seem to be really into Wendell—but then they just want him to do chores and fix their cars and do that man-stuff. Just when the skit seems like it’s going to get lost in gender stereotype-land, though, it goes in another, more insane direction, because the women all decide that instead of sleeping with Wendell, they’d rather just sexually harass him. A lot. With pasties and stripper music and butt-slapping.

What would Yorick do?

[Thanks to whoever pointed me to this skit a few months ago!]

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And fifty years ago, Alfred Bester wrote a short story with a similar idea - “They Don’t make life like they used to”. It starts with the last woman on earth, driving her jeep into fifth avenue storefronts, taking clothes and leaving I.O.U. slips. Then she meets the last man on earth. They seem to be ignoring the notion of sex at first - but there’s a point Bester is trying to make. wait for the ending...

It can be easily found online if you look.