We’re still kicking ourselves for missing Nick Kroll and John Mulaney at the 92nd Street Y last night (we will not be missing Bob Odenkirk and the rest of the Better Call Saul gang ), but at least we got to see their characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland in full NYC curmudgeon mode during last night’s episode of Kroll Show.
Fans of the show know Gil and George as the convivial Upper West Side divorcees who host the fictional public access show “Too Much Tuna,” wherein unsuspecting (and, more often, suspecting) guests are “pranked” with monstrous mounds of tuna salad. Little did we know that under those turtlenecks and blazers lies a deep dissatisfaction for the state of NYC.
“This city is now run by corporations,” George laments. “Starbucks and Chipotle covers the landscape – the führer, Rudy Giuliani, made this a police state. You can’t even smoke in a hospital anymore.”
“The power went out a few years ago and people didn’t even steal VCRs and kill each other,” he continues. “So, screw off New York.”
Watch the above clip to see what happens when the duo’s landlord realizes they’ve spent years living rent-free in a dead man’s apartment, and they take drastic measures to leave.
In another segment (you’ll have to watch the full episode to see it) a nurse admits, “I’ve been thinking about leaving New York myself. New York is not what it used to be — Mars Bar closed, there’s no more CBGBs.”
Luckily, there’s still plenty of tuna to go around.