While we wait to see if and when NBC puts the SNL sketch featuring Casey Wilson’s paralyzed stripper, Dusty Velvet, on the Internets, here is a similar sketch from the Groundlings, circa 2006, written and performed by Beth Crosby. Crosby’s stripper does have use of her arms, however, whereas Wilson’s Dusty Velvet is paralyzed from the neck down. CLARIFICATION: For the record, I’m not implying anything sinister, as I know that Casey’s Dusty character has been around for years (and appears in the pilot for "The Right Now Show" and other places), so congrats to her for getting one of her own characters on the air. I’m hoping that NBC or one of my trusty readers will find video of Dusty Velvet for all of us to enjoy. (Someone has posted video, and you can find it here) Until then, enjoy this alternative.
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