Top 20 Saturday Night Live Sketches That Went Wrong

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It usually runs smoothly, but these are the "SNL" sketches that went wrong. For this list, we’ll be looking at mistakes, unplanned moments and character breaks, among other times where a sketch didn’t quite go to plan. Our countdown includes Adam Driver's bird mishap, Ryan Gosling's giggles, Stefon at all times, and more! Were YOU surprised when these "SNL" sketches went wrong? Let us know in the comments!
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  1. WatchMojo.com


    Oy oldin

    Catch up on the Latest Episode of SNL on Amazon Prime! wmojo.com/SNL WatchMojo may earn an affiliate commission for purchases made through our links. Were YOU surprised when these "SNL" sketches went wrong? Let us know in the comments!

    • George


      2 kun oldin


    • April A. Daum

      April A. Daum

      29 kun oldin

      @WatchMojo - thank you for highlighting these great SNL clips, your countdown was great 👍🏼

    • Andrew Dillon

      Andrew Dillon

      Oy oldin

      @David Martinez agreed

    • David Martinez

      David Martinez

      Oy oldin

      Stop talking so much and play the clips

    • Law Dorherty

      Law Dorherty

      Oy oldin

      Parnassus is the best skit! Skewer your enemies!

  2. Christopher Gregson

    Christopher Gregson

    14 soat oldin

    Next time, just play the clips. There is no reason to narrate what we are watching.

  3. Sarah Croud

    Sarah Croud

    17 soat oldin

    I don't know if it's breaking character but there was snl skit where a family was baby birding food into each others mouths. I believe the cameraman was supposed to pan away when it was the guests turn but it stayed on and he was giving the camera a death stare the entire time.(it was a Thanksgiving episode)

  4. Justin Case

    Justin Case

    Kun oldin

    WAY too much narration and almost zero content.

  5. Chhavi Gupta

    Chhavi Gupta

    Kun oldin

    Correction in the title 20 SNL sketches which became memorable.

  6. still2nd2none


    Kun oldin

    This would have been funnier without the commentary. Like shut up lady and let's enjoy the skits

  7. its ili

    its ili

    Kun oldin

    This list: Bill Hader and Jimmy Fallon have no composure.

  8. ni na

    ni na

    Kun oldin

    No Super Showcase with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph?? With Luggage Cabaggage??!!

  9. Daniel Fronc

    Daniel Fronc

    Kun oldin

    Am I the only one who finds this incredibly boring? SNL really became so short on humor by the time the original SNL cast member left.

  10. So Tired Of Dumb SHIT PEOPLE LOL LOL

    So Tired Of Dumb SHIT PEOPLE LOL LOL

    Kun oldin

    Omg I do love the The Californians LOL 😂 LOL 😂 LOL 😂 LOL

  11. metal willrock420

    metal willrock420

    2 kun oldin

    top 1 channel whos dying slowly number 1 watchmojo.

  12. Gandalfdawhitekid


    2 kun oldin

    Forcing the animals to be on camera is wrong... Dont do that... Get some help

  13. Tiffany Sullivan

    Tiffany Sullivan

    3 kun oldin

    Missing the bird didn't ruin the Career Day sketch, if anything, it made it funnier. One of my favorite sketches, it's an instant classic 🤣🤣🤣

  14. Ben Fookes

    Ben Fookes

    3 kun oldin

    This video has made a load of funny incidents into a fairly dry list! Leave the funny bits in rather than telling us what they are in a humorless tone.

  15. Christopher Frost

    Christopher Frost

    3 kun oldin

    this video could of just been any 20 jimmy fallon skits

  16. Raymond Clouston

    Raymond Clouston

    3 kun oldin

    More cow bell has done more damage than anything

  17. Raziel Talos

    Raziel Talos

    3 kun oldin

    at what point is it a lack of professionalism more than just being so funny. looking at you Jimmy Fallon, how do you have a career?

  18. Tom Greaves

    Tom Greaves

    3 kun oldin

    Aw stfu and just show the skits!

  19. Ice phoenix

    Ice phoenix

    3 kun oldin

    I would like to add "Africa Tourism" to this list.

  20. Alicia


    3 kun oldin

    When Tracy Morgan stuck his finger up Bill Haders nose in one of the scared straight episodes, I don't think anyone could have not broke.

  21. Realism 2020

    Realism 2020

    3 kun oldin

    This would be great WITHOUT all the commentary. Made it to 1:53 then got annoyed.

  22. Jessica Roulston

    Jessica Roulston

    3 kun oldin

    Ok, not having Janet Jackson's "Cork Soaker" sketch in this list is criminal.

  23. Rob Hill

    Rob Hill

    4 kun oldin

    What, no Schwetty Weiner?

  24. acdc09


    4 kun oldin

    The aquarium repair men sketch has a classic character break scene.

  25. lionhead123


    4 kun oldin

    no she wasn't letting that pug go crazy on her face at all.....

  26. lionhead123


    4 kun oldin

    this is edited so horribly. its so sad.

  27. Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson

    5 kun oldin

    I had to quit watching SNL when the cue cards became more important than everything else. Give me Belushi with a katana any day. I hate watching people read. I wrote this before watching the whole thing. I love that Belushi was included. Sadly, what made that episode classic was not shown. As the show progressed, more and more of the actors started wearing bandages.

  28. Jack Morrison

    Jack Morrison

    5 kun oldin

    You talk too much

  29. Ask Trixie Bumblebutter

    Ask Trixie Bumblebutter

    5 kun oldin

    "James Brown Hot Tub" didn't go wrong, it wasn't even live! That sketch was taped before the season started.

  30. 3 Minute Poetry Analysis

    3 Minute Poetry Analysis

    5 kun oldin

    Basically, Jimmy Fallon breaking in every sketch he was ever in.

  31. Andrew Rose

    Andrew Rose

    5 kun oldin

    Cork Soakers should be on here

  32. Max


    5 kun oldin

    y'all missed Jonah Hill's character break while playing a samurai on a fake Japanese show, greatest SNL character break out there! Lol

  33. boynoshoes


    5 kun oldin

    "...and now your bones turn to oil beneath my living feet!" - The Strong

  34. Patrik Alex Kiss

    Patrik Alex Kiss

    5 kun oldin

    How great that the only thing you fail to show is the actual messups in the skits themselves.... Whe show them when you can talk over them with your boring commentary.

  35. Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander

    6 kun oldin

    that cowbell thing is literally every comment on the Don't Fear the Reaper video.

  36. Swamp Fox

    Swamp Fox

    6 kun oldin

    I love Larry David but that was bad for the skit. I think he's strictly a 'play a guy like yourself' sort of actor.

  37. debra bolton

    debra bolton

    6 kun oldin

    I could never work on SNL. I would not be able to keep a straight face or stop myself from howling. Anyone who has ever been part of the ensemble is a comic genius.

  38. Nick Loecke

    Nick Loecke

    6 kun oldin

    These videos would be great if the host would simply introduce each clip then shut up.

  39. Lordin Vex

    Lordin Vex

    6 kun oldin

    Could you for instance ACTUALLY SHOW the thing you’re blabbing about??

  40. agetori77


    6 kun oldin

    Well, just watching #20 and #19 this list is garbage. Those skits went incredibly well and got lots of laughs. How about "went wrong" like someone screwed up their lines or generated 0 laughs?

  41. ShareTheSphere


    6 kun oldin

    Narrator...shut it.

  42. jbrisby


    6 kun oldin

    Is there anything more pathetic than an unfunny sketch that the actors can't stop laughing at?

  43. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody

    6 kun oldin

    4:12 that's a young pug, they are extremely loveable and weirdly loyal even when trying to cutely but pathetically ankle bite intruders. I grew up around them.

  44. Kevin


    7 kun oldin

    Just show the clip and chill with the comments

  45. Greg Lialios

    Greg Lialios

    7 kun oldin

    "First off, I am 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!" These lines will NEVER get old. Enough said.

  46. Tioka SCHLUTER

    Tioka SCHLUTER

    7 kun oldin

    Can we hear SOME of the video??!! STFU ALREADY! 🤦🏻‍♂️👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  47. Johyn


    7 kun oldin

    what is great about this clip is the stupid announcer telling the utube audience what is going to happen before we see it. this announcer thinks the audience is as feeble minded as she is

  48. Russell Howard, Jr.

    Russell Howard, Jr.

    7 kun oldin

    These would be better without the commentary.

  49. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy

    7 kun oldin

    Fallon is not funny though. He breaks in almost every scene and looks at the camera. It’s old.

  50. Tucker Champ

    Tucker Champ

    7 kun oldin

    This stuffs classic. You guys stink

  51. Felix P

    Felix P

    8 kun oldin


  52. Mike Barnhart

    Mike Barnhart

    8 kun oldin

    WatchMojo is the worst

  53. Skepchuck


    8 kun oldin

    Top 20 Saturday Night Live Sketches That Went Exactly Right Fixed it

  54. Shane Braithwaite

    Shane Braithwaite

    9 kun oldin

    Way to talk and not show the clips

  55. Topcliffe


    9 kun oldin

    "Jimmy Fallon tries not to laugh" was pretty much the theme of SNL when he was on the show.

  56. Kenneth Melnychuk

    Kenneth Melnychuk

    9 kun oldin

    Billy Crystal kissing Howard Cosell, HILARIOUS 😆

  57. Valerie McQueen

    Valerie McQueen

    9 kun oldin

    Actors breaking is funny, like Bill Hader because they're trying hard not to laugh. But Fallon doing it every time is annoying, it's like he doesn't respect his colleages hard work. And even on his own show it gets annoying once in a while. 🤷

    • Valerie McQueen

      Valerie McQueen

      2 kun oldin

      @Andrew Rose Going from middle class to stardom it's not really a sign that somebody is flawless or can't be unprofessional, I just wanted to pointed that out. Even Keenan Thompson said something about it in the past, he CAN be annoying darling, get over it.

    • Andrew Rose

      Andrew Rose

      5 kun oldin

      Fallon is an SNL legend in his own right. I would never question someone's work ethic who went from a lower middle class kid to the Tonight Show host. He has accomplished more than you

  58. Phu Tran

    Phu Tran

    9 kun oldin

    “Hello, Boy. How are you?”

  59. Eric Russell

    Eric Russell

    9 kun oldin

    Look at your father boy!

  60. Sam Fisher

    Sam Fisher

    9 kun oldin

    " look at your father boii " lmao

  61. JOE BLOW


    9 kun oldin

    Can mojo STFU so we can actually see and hear the skit?

  62. brooke Larkin

    brooke Larkin

    9 kun oldin

    Adam Driver's been a legendary host every time he's been on SNL.

    • Jack Hammer

      Jack Hammer

      9 kun oldin

      A great host and comic.

    • Maitrik _

      Maitrik _

      9 kun oldin

      Can you guess who’s in this week’s video? 🥶

  63. Roxanne Perez

    Roxanne Perez

    9 kun oldin

    "I can't have children" would likely never be funny but OMG, watching her break character, I was holding it in, then just couldn't, i just burst out laughing. Here in the dark, "You Tubing," to fall asleep. I can't explain it but I woke up my man. 😸🙆‍♀️

  64. bclmax


    10 kun oldin

    dan cortez

  65. beautyfool


    10 kun oldin

    So this more about them breaking character.



    10 kun oldin

    This would be better if the narrator would shut up

  67. Terry Chiasson

    Terry Chiasson

    10 kun oldin

    Debbie Downer sketches are the worst!!

  68. Danny Manny

    Danny Manny

    11 kun oldin

    Great skits but don't really need a narrative.

  69. Romanusmilus


    11 kun oldin

    Terrible just show the damn clips

  70. Tabish Ahmed

    Tabish Ahmed

    11 kun oldin

    Just play the skit without the stupid ass commentary.

  71. CJCryer Buzz

    CJCryer Buzz

    11 kun oldin

    Oh damn, I remember head wound Harry. I was really young and when that dog was eating Dana’s head, I was laughing so hard I almost pissed myself.

  72. GR1MESY


    12 kun oldin

    Clips need to be longer and less narrated.

  73. hellaacapella


    12 kun oldin

    Jimmy Fallon is the WORST

  74. Scotty Arbour

    Scotty Arbour

    13 kun oldin

    Things going wrong just make them funnier

  75. Lavender West

    Lavender West

    13 kun oldin

    Tiffany Haddish almost swinging on that naked cat killed me. 😂😂😂💀

  76. Jim Balter

    Jim Balter

    13 kun oldin

    How does WatchMojo manage to make a bunch of funny stuff not funny at all?

  77. Bud AMS

    Bud AMS

    14 kun oldin

    Well Adele’s recent Divorced women skit should make an updated list ^^

  78. AlexRN


    15 kun oldin

    Fantastic episode. Im just flabbergasted that the Disney World and Cowbell sketches weren’t #3 and #2 to be honest. I cry with laughter at those two everytime.

  79. BX0207


    15 kun oldin


  80. Jayadev Yoga

    Jayadev Yoga

    16 kun oldin

    isn't it funny when comedy is explained in a monotone ?

  81. Pellbort


    16 kun oldin

    Someone needs to do a study to find out exactly how long it takes between the watching of a WatchMojo video and forgetting how bad it was so that you watch another one.

  82. Chris Buttonshaw

    Chris Buttonshaw

    16 kun oldin

    Bill Hader just seems incapable to not break.... not that I blame him

  83. Scott Berge

    Scott Berge

    16 kun oldin

    Way to kill the video with telling us what is funny

  84. D Legionnaire

    D Legionnaire

    16 kun oldin


  85. Heru- deshet

    Heru- deshet

    16 kun oldin

    Reflection blooper of a woman at 7:40, lol.

  86. MzMinnesnowtapop1


    16 kun oldin

    I love stephan



    16 kun oldin

    How the hell is Michael Keaton and Chris Farleys skit with Adam Sandler not in here and Zagets not on here.

    • Bob Weeasaw

      Bob Weeasaw

      14 kun oldin

      One thing’s for sure; Adam Sandler NEVER got through a skit with Chris Farley without breaking character!

  88. Meglet Montrose

    Meglet Montrose

    17 kun oldin

    My favorite Houston Microbrew is called More Cowbell.

  89. Victoria Cotton

    Victoria Cotton

    17 kun oldin

    Thank you for NOT putting in “A Bag of Glass”. And yes, I thought the skit was real good.

  90. nycjin816


    17 kun oldin

    how are these 'went wrong'. and thanks for explaining everything

  91. Yahman Free Man

    Yahman Free Man

    17 kun oldin

    If the narrator would only keep quiet I'd probably enjoy this. 😡😠😴

  92. Isabella C

    Isabella C

    17 kun oldin

    I was waiting for *"aUtHenTiC n'OrLeAnS mAgIc BaBy"*

  93. W. D. F.

    W. D. F.

    17 kun oldin

    What I love about these moments is that they had worked just a few hours before during dress rehearsal.

  94. Cathy Sherrill

    Cathy Sherrill

    18 kun oldin

    This was released on my birthday. Hell yeah

  95. Christopher Mitchell

    Christopher Mitchell

    18 kun oldin

    How about when Charles rocket said the f word live during that Dallas sketch? Sad fact, he killed himself years later. R.I.P Charles rocket😞

  96. marc cronin

    marc cronin

    18 kun oldin

    Can't believe Kevin Harts Barnes and Noble sketch isn't here. Hart breaks so hard when Tim Robinson shows up!

  97. Skinnyd4


    19 kun oldin

    I forget when it was, but there was a "Scared Straight" skit with Lindsay Lohan where the guy playing the cop (I think it was Jason Sudeikis) sits down and knocks something off the desk. He tries to keep a straight face, but he fails and the other guys just totally lose it. Andy Samberg was one of them, and I think it was one of very, very few times he broke, which made it that much funnier.

  98. Shota Tori

    Shota Tori

    19 kun oldin

    Some folks hate when they break character or when a skit goes wrong, but by god it just makes it sooooo damn funnier for me😂😂😂 It's genuine laughter and so enjoyable man lol

    • deadheroz


      12 kun oldin

      It's literally the best!

  99. Charlot1914


    19 kun oldin

    goddamn narration, I wanted to hear big parts of the sketches

  100. Beast Lee

    Beast Lee

    20 kun oldin

    In anyone's defense - I doubt one can keep their character when Kate McKinnon does her thing