one of our writers, Karen, just turned 24 years old. To give you an idea
of how young that is, the year I graduated college, Karen was graduating
from milk to solid foods. And as a result of having
someone as young as Karen, we're finding out she has a much
different frame of reference than a lot of us,
so we thought we'd find out exactly what Karen knows
about the past in a segment called
"What Does Karen Know?" ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ] -Thanks for being out here,
Karen. -Oh, God, I'm so excited. -All right, ready?
-Yes. -Karen, I'm gonna show you
a photo of something and you're gonna try
to tell us what it is. And I should add you have
not seen any of these, right? -I have not seen them.
-Okay. All right, ready? Here we go. First one. -Um, uh, someone who
used to be young. [ Laughter ] -Now, Karen,
that's true of everyone. -Not me. Okay, um, so he has
like a present for a necklace. Is he a singer?
-He is an actor. -He's an actor.
-His name is Joey Lawrence. -Okay. That, really? You told me who it was, and it
still does not help me. -Okay, great. All right, ready?
Here's the next one. -Okay.
-What is that? -Oh, okay. Oh, my God! Okay. So my parents had this.
This is where — [ Laughter ] You can partly call someone, but
you can also fax them things. -Yeah.
-Yeah, it is a fax machine. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Laughter ] Um… Okay, so they're two friends
who just won Grammys. [ Laughter ]
-Okay, well, now Karen — I don't want just like a general
idea of what's going on. [ Laughter ]
-I — okay. They are at the Grammy Awards. I think the show
was "Two Thumbs Up." [ Light laughter ]
-This is Milli Vanilli. Does that mean anything to you?
-Truly, no. -Oh, wow.
[ Laughter ] Well, I'm gonna tell you
something. Wikipedia Milli Vanilli,
'cause it's a pretty rad story. -Okay.
[ Laughter ] -They won Grammys.
-Oh. -And then they had to
give them back, because it turned out
they lip-synced. -Oh, no!
-Yeah. [ Scattered gasps ]
They had different — -That's so awful.
-Other people gasped. Oh, my God. [ Laughter and applause ] And, Karen…
-I am trying. -Karen, you might think
I'm lying, but, girl, you know it's true. [ Laughter and applause ]
-Okay. That sounds like you made
a reference that I don't get. -I did make a reference
you didn't get, but a lot of people clapped,
Karen. [ Laughter ] -Seth, you are very funny.
-Thank you. What's that?
-Um, a baby who needs a dollar. [ Laughter ] -That is correct. That is what it was.
There was a time in the '90s where babies needed dollars.
[ Laughter ] -Oh, okay.
-And it was very cruel, but people would then throw
the money into a pool. [ Light laughter ] And they would say,
"You want it, baby?!" -And the baby
would have to swim. -It was a television show, yeah. It was on a network
called Spike TV. -Is this like the first
version of "Shark Tank"? -Yeah, it was like the
first version of — It was called
"Baby, You Want a Dollar?" [ Laughter ] -Um, oh, he looks like Bill Nye,
but eww. [ Laughter ] He is — Maybe he's teaching me
about health? -Uh, well, you think this
was healthy ever? -No.
[ Laughter ] Like he is telling me this
is what you shouldn't eat. -Oh, I see.
This is Orville Redenbacher. Does that mean anything to you?
-Oh, yes, he is the name
on all the popcorn brands! -Yes.
-Yes. -He is an actual man.
-That's crazy. -Yeah, isn't that crazy?
-Yeah, that's nuts. -All right, does that
make popcorn seem more delicious to you once
you see the handsome devil? -Um,
I feel obligated to say yes. -Okay, great.
[ Light laughter ] All right,
now we're gonna see — -Yes.
-We're gonna do this the other way, because we are
from different generations. -We are. Um, so these are ones
that you have not seen before. -That's correct.
-And you are watching them for the first time.
-Okay, do you know what these little guys are? -Are they like Pikachus?
-No. [ Laughter ]
kind of. -Okay. Well, they are —
are they like baby "Lion King"
like the Muppet Babies but… is that like Baby Simba
or something? -So these are actually,
honestly very good guesses in that they are animated. Okay, so this something
called Neopets. -Neopets?
[ Cheers and applause ] -Does that ring a bell? See?
Okay. -It doesn't.
-So Neopets is like a virtual game online where you can
have an account and then you get to own Neopets
and you take care of them. I'm not going to lie,
I mentioned this in the writer's room,
and everybody was like, "That's not a thing."
-Oh, wow. -And I truly felt like
I was being gaslit on my whole childhood.
[ Laughter ] -"We didn't play with Neopets.
We went outside." [ Laughter ]
-Yeah, okay. I've never been outside. -Threw a ball back and forth,
Karen. [ Laughter ] -Umm, okay.
Do you know who this lady is? -Is that Meghan Trainor?
-Yes! -Oh, yeah!
[ Cheers and applause ] -Oh, my God! Yeah!
-All about the bass, right? -Yes, yes, yeah, that's right!
-Oh, my God, we are the same. You and I are the same.
We are both young and cool. [ Laughter ]
-We are both 24. -This has been
"What Does Karen Know?" [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Give it up for Karen,
everybody. [ Cheers and applause ]