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Dublin's Convention Centre actually popped up on a Saturday Night Live sketch

The most random appearance.

ivank Source: Saturday NIght Live/YouTube

SCARLETT JOHANSSON TOOK the reins of Saturday Night Live over the weekend – with one of the stand out sketches being her take on Ivanka Trump.

But it was a less prominent sketch called ‘Translator’ that caught the attention of Irish viewers.

Because the opening and closing shot of the lab setting is clearly the Convention Centre Dublin

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube

Which is surely the most random use of stock Irish footage in US TV history

convention2 Source: SNL YouTube

Comparing the angle on Google Maps tells us what we already know – it’s the Convention Centre alright

convention Source: Google Maps

DailyEdge.ie has contacted NBC to get to the bottom of why the Convention Centre was chosen – perhaps it’s something to do with its noted futuristic design, or maybe they just plucked it out of a raft of similar buildings in a library and went with it.

Irish people watching it back yesterday spotted it straight away

But it took a second viewing and a rewind to confirm

What a cameo performance

Worthy of an Emmy for Best Stock Background Building later this year.

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