Debbie Downer is a name of a fictional Saturday Night Live character who is played by Rachel Dratch. The character debuted in 2004 on a skit and soon became popular.
The character’s name is connected to slang phrase which refers to someone who persistently adds bad news or negative feelings to a gathering, thus bringing down the mood of everyone around them.
Dratch’s cynical character would interrupt social gatherings to voice negative opinions and pronouncements, making her one of the top favorite sketches of all time.
No one likes to be around a person who is always bringing others down. Sure, we all go through times when we’re sad — that’s not what I’m talking about. Debbie Downer’s can practically suck the life right out of a party. Watch the video and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I think you’ll get a kick out of it. Sorry I wasn’t able to embed this video for you. Click on the link below:
If you can’t view the video, listen to this snippet from the show: SNL – Debbie Downer
Are you a Debbie Downer? Do you know someone who is a Debbie Downer?
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