Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

Pubblicato il 17 ago 2019
Sometimes the breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live are the funniest part of the sketch. We’re looking at instances where SNL hosts, cast members or both, couldn’t keep it together during a sketch. However, we’ll only be including material that made it into the final show, so those that got cut for time, such as Gus Chiggins, Old Prospector, won’t be included. WatchMojo ranks the funniest breaking characters moments on Saturday Night Live. What’s your favorite ? Let us know in the comments!
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  • I was disappointed at not seeing Billy Crystal's Fernando interviewing Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

  • what about cork soakers

    • oops should have watched the whole video

    • janet jackson could not keep it together

  • I remember all of these! I so miss Chris Farley and Phil Hartman😢

  • character breaking is lame

  • If you just left the select sketch bits free of interpretation it wouldn't need interpretation, and wouldn't just be a list of short bits of the skits used to highlight the narrator speaking.

  • jesus if you are going to show your face on your vids ease up on spackling the makeup thick onto your face beforehand it looks so bad!

  • I always pictured her out as a brunette... Kinda little disappointed...

  • The narrator should shut her mouth! Damn! Blah blah blah! Shut up woman!

  • Justin Timberlake snl episodes are the best

  • we actually get to hear and see the clip? Click-bait-y-ish.

  • Narrator needs to STFU and let us listen to the skits.

  • Super annoying commercial interruptions. Let's make a video and then immediately ruin it because we're so greedy we gotta cram MORE ads in

  • The top 2 are definitely the best.

  • If I could watch a bit without an ad that I couldn't skip right during the set-up, this may have been funnier

  • This would be good, if you actually played the clips instead of describing them in detail and then jumping to the next one. *Fail!* Aren't clips covered under fair use? If not, why bother?

  • Rebecca is awesome

  • I’m in tears watching this

  • I like the skits you pick for these top 10 snl breaking character moments. But it seems you think your voice over is more important than the clips in the countdown. Or maybe you are from a radio background. Where you had to describe what listeners couldnt see. But it is not as entertaining listening to you talk over every laugh and its cause. Explaining what we could be enjoying if you weren't talking over it. You can pause. Cut to you. Simply give the behind the scenes info we may not know. Play clip. I always have to go and individually look up each of the top clips I haven't seen. Right after you "showing" them. And watch them again...for the first time.

  • The Nerds with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray

  • Hey, Rebecca. Nice to meet you!

  • There was a real old one with Candace Bergen (the first woman to host the show). She was in a skit with Gilda Radner, something about fundraising for the very dumb. Candace gets the characters' names confused and Gilda (the dumb one) has to correct her. Then Gilda launches on a monologue and you see Candice desperately trying to hold on. Then Gilda ad-libs a line ("Some people, even Fern here...") and it totally destroys Bergen. I think she slumps to the floor from her chair from laughing. She did recover and finish the sketch. Couldn't have been easy.

  • I remember in the 8th grade before summer started, my history teacher wheeled a tv into the classroom. We all thought he was going to force us to do one last school related thing before the year ended. No. He put the tv on and played a recorded tape he had of the "more cowbell" skit 😂 he thought it was too funny to not show us.

  • Would have been better if they actually showed the 10 times. ???

  • A couple cast members, Tracy Morgan most notably, took Jimmy Fallon aside and told him to stop breaking on purpose for attention...

  • oh watch mojo lady. how i hate your voice

  • Jesus how many ads will cut me off?!

  • i didnt like having a face to her voice. i pictured her looking much differently..

  • I remember Farley's Motivational Speaker skit. I laughed so hard I cried. The acid might have had a little to do with it, but not much because it's still as funny today!

  • It would be great if you would stop talking so we could actually hear the skits..

  • Fallon laughing doesn't count.

  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat

  • “Happiest Place on Earth?” Is DEFINITELY my favorite. I always scream at “I can’t have children”. 💀

  • Debbie Downer😆😂

  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat... Great line.

  • These corporate compilations suck! I want to hear the comedy not this bitch's voice.

  • STF up and let us hear the skit bitch

  • ‘You try making it through this without a smile creep across your face! Cause this is-Hey we’re root, and we can save you up to 52% off your car insurance rates. Download the app, and take root for a ride today.’ I hate you IT-tvs, I hate you watchmojo, I don’t even know you Root but I hate your guts. I wish all the bad things in life happen to you and nobody else but you

  • This comment section is 90% people not understanding copyright laws.

  • what about Regine or what was her name ?!!! they couldn't breathe in that sketch

  • Would love to see you do this with The Carol Burnett Show. But actually show the skits.

  • Check out this character break. Fallon STARTS the skit laughing.

  • No Bee Gees?

  • Rebecca you are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • I liked the skit with Jimmy Fallon and Sean Hayes, they were these snooty high end fashion store employees. Will Ferrel came in on a motorized cart and he pulled out this teeny cell phone. Everyone broke character and started cracking up.

  • ok why is the narrator so damn pretty?

  • C'mon- SERIOUSLY??? Show the ORIGINAL 1978 SNL clip with Gilda Radner and Candace Bergen with Gilda making Candace COMPLETELY break and bust out laughing.........or does your research prohibit anything pre -1995???

  • Controversial statement, Jimmy Fallon ruined the classic Cow Bell sketch due to his breaking character moment.

  • Breaking is boring. Holding a straight face (like in the Chippendale's sketch) separates the pros from the amateurs.

    • Eh sometimes. There's been plenty of times where then breaking really made the skit.

  • Why don’t you show the funny clips.....???

  • What what where TF is the right to extreme stupidity with Candice Bergan & Gilda Radner? Radner: hnmm that milk was not very good im still thirsty. Bergan: thats because you poured it in your purse, you're not very bright are you Fern? (Bergmans character is Fern not Radners & Radner counters without so much as a paused) we cant all be brainy like Fern here. Bergman is unable to put it together even there just barely by the end of the skit. Finally calming down just long enough to deliver her final line still trembling.

  • wow... fekking lame.. i watched until i fell asleep at 5:45 .. shitty vid...

  • What about the Gap girls at the food court?

    • P.S. I always thought the Cow Bell sketch would be funnier if they didn't laugh.

  • Best one in my opinion was the one with Kristen Wigg, and Maya Rudolf, where they are gameshow prize presenters with weird accents. Bill Hader is in it, too, and everyone straight loses their shit. Funny as hell.

  • It’s so much funnier when you explain it 🙄

  • "My Girlfriend works at Yoshinova BeefBall"...

  • Improvised humour is the best

  • cool......thanks for talking the whole time

  • her voice is so perfect wtf.

  • Ditch the narration.

  • The sketches didn't show enough before the 'breaking' parts. A bit too much narration. I guess there's a limit or license issue, or I just have to look up the individual sketches.