No matter how bad things are for women in mainstream cinema, they could be worse—a sad fact made with perfect comic timing in a Saturday Night Live sketch this weekend starring Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon’s recurring Hollywood survivor, Debette Goldry.

The sketch featured a panel discussion about gender equality in Hollywood, but for every legitimate contemporary concern raised, Goldry would share some terrifying memory from the old days, including having to eat arsenic to be appropriately pale, or being paid from the props budget because women were literally objectified.

It’s a sharply subversive skit that managees to raise the issue of real-life sexism in the entertainment industry without seeming dogmatic. And any chance to see guests trying so hard not to break while McKinnon’s tales of days gone by get progressively more over the top is always a joy to behold.