13 Controversial Saturday Night Live Sketches We Forgot About

13 Controversial Saturday Night Live Sketches We Forgot About

Saturday Night Live (SNL) has been a cultural staple for even more than four decades. The show has also provided numerous classic comedic moments as well as summed up the popular culture mood along the way. Coneheads, Wayne's World, Superstar Jeopardy, Those Californians, and MacGruber are just a few examples of the parade of hits that the show is responsible for, despite all the hate it gets. 

However, SNL, which airs live every week, has had its fair share of controversies, critics and scandals over the years. Several of these have become national and international news stories. SNL has had plenty of problematic moments since its first broadcast in 1975, whether it was the loss of a famous member of the cast, the shenanigans of a guest host, or the terrible behavior of a musical act.

Sure, it's part of comedy's duty to push the envelope, but you're not supposed to tear it up and shove it in a shredder. Which is exactly what these sketches did, metaphorically:

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Mike Myers and Dana Carvey

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM SNL AIRED A SKETCH THAT HAD A JOKE ABOUT CHELSEA CLINTON, AND HAD TO APOLOGIZE. It aired when Bill Clinton was in the White House, and the joke was Chelsea... well, she's a babe in development. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey (who had performed the sketch), and Lorne Michaels, all apologized to the White House.


Canteen Boy

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM IN 1994, THERE WAS AN SNL SKETCH THAT KIND OF MADE LIGHT OF PEDOPHILIA. At least that's what some people alleged - Canteen Boy was about a scoutmasters coming on to a Boy Scout who's supposed to be an adult, but that wasn't made 100% clear, and controversy ensued.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM IN HER VERY FIRSTSNL EPISODE, JENNY SLATE DROPPED AN F-BOMB. TENN 0 TRAILER 12 QM 575NU MONTGOMERY S OHIO n LAND OF LINCO You e JSG 927 02 9 JUN ILLINISHED Since swearing is super-rare on SNL, this got talked about even years later, especially since Slate got fired not long afterwards. She late said By the way, everyone always thinks I got fired for saying fuck: I didn't, that's not why I got fired. I just didn't belong there.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM SNL'S NUDE BEACH SKETCH HAD MATTHEW BRODERICK SAY PENIS OVER 40 TIMES. And that made people really, really angry, apparently-the SNL team thought it'd piss people off, and they were proven right.


Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM IN THE '90S, SNL AIRED A SKETCHTHAT KIND OF SHADED INTO BODY SHAMING. It was a Chippendales audition sketch that starred Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley, both shirtless, and Farley getting called fat and disgusting at the end - apparently, that sketch really fed into his insecurities.


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