Ryan Gosling's viral play Beavis and Butt-Head took five years to produce

the people He watches Saturday Night Live For laughs, of course, but there He laughs And then there are sketches of it last Forever. Last weekend, he hosted Ryan Gosling SNL And the episode probably included one of those sketches ever. What starts out as a discussion of artificial intelligence then turns into one of the most ridiculous and random pop culture references imaginable as two audience members look like the characters in the film. Beavis and Butt-Head Derail the whole thing.

If the graphic seems random, well, that's not just by design, but because its writers have been promoting it for the past five years. Here's a funny graphic to get everyone involved.

Beavis and Butt-Head – SNL

The sketch was written by Mickey Day, who plays Butt-Head above, and Streeter Seidel. The couple — according to cast member and sketch host, Heidi Gardner — have been wanting to do this for a while.

“It was a sketch that had been on the table for reading and rehearsals for about five years before that,” Gardner said. eagle In a new interview. “Previously, I was in the sketch but as an audience member. I can't remember other castings of it. It never came to rehearsal.”

But this week, it didn't just make it to rehearsal, it made it to the air. “Often, because of the timing or the theater it's being shown in, a sketch might be cut on a Friday night instead of a Saturday. That's what happened last time,” Gardner continued. “I've never seen the costumes. It was a sketch that Mickey Day and Streeter Sidle kept promoting, like, “Before the end of our time here, we've got to do a Beavis and Butt-Head sketch.” It was their white whale. They really wanted to do this. Knowing that Ryan always likes to enjoy fun and playful things, I think they thought he would love it.

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Overall, the sketch also ended up being appropriate because the whole episode was very pop culture driven. Gosling's monologue is referenced Barbenheimer and Taylor Swift appeared Song. One drawing was About the dog from Beethoven. last from Optical fiber. The weekend update focused on A Tik Tok trend And a basketball star Caitlin Clark.

Oh, and while it didn't make the episode itself, Gosling also followed up on his famous episode symbol picture-Sintic papyrus SNL A drawing with a sequel is online only, which is great.

Papyrus 2 – SNL

But in the coming months and years, one senses it will be the Beavis and Butt-Head sketch that people will still be talking about. And this is true. Read more about its concept and some behind-the-scenes stories On the eagle.

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