SNL isn't always "live" when you consider all of the pre-taped bits, which are often the strongest segments of the week. But millions of viewers still watch live on Saturday night, and that was the best way to see this "Dead Poets Society" spoof, because the live reactions from the studio audience and Twitter were priceless.
Check it out:
It was only a matter of time before the ceiling fans attacked. We tried to warn people...
No one saw that brilliant twist coming during the live show, and you can hear the shocked guffaws. Here are some of the reactions online:
This #SNL finale w/ brilliant Fred Armisen is excellent. "Farewell Mr. Bunting" sketch an instant classic. Find it if u missed it.
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) May 22, 2016
— Rob Simms (@IamRobSimms) May 22, 2016
— Dizzy (@dawnmdzera) May 22, 2016
@IamRobSimms I had to walk outside I was crying so hard
— phillip joiner (@phillipjoiner) May 22, 2016
Laughed my head off at "Farewell, Mr. Bunting." #SNL
— Jeff Jensen (@EWDocJensen) May 22, 2016
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 22, 2016
If only SNL would do more sketches like this.
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