There are at least two reasons we’re going to remember Meatballs, a sketch from last week’s Saturday Night Live with host Oscar Isaac.
First, that sketch is freaky as hell. Like nightmare-inducing freaky, but the good kind of nightmares, like the ones directed by David Lynch. You go, Sarah Squirm – the show needs more reactions like:
The second reason, of course, is Kenan Thompson -- his appearance as “Jim” in Meatballs was his mind-blowing 1,500th sketch. (Some outlets are claiming the “Home Repair Show” sketch was the record-breaker, but on all things SNL-statistics related, ComedyNerd defers to the wonky By the Numbers geniuses over at The SNL Network.) What’s not in dispute is that Kenan has reached a milestone that no cast member is likely to break anytime soon.
“You guys are going to make me cry,” said Thompson as crew members gathered to commemorate the landmark.