13 Rejected Saturday Night Live Sketches We'll Never Get To See

13 Rejected Saturday Night Live Sketches We'll Never Get To See

"Saturday Night Live" is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Richard Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each week, the show features a host who delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as necessary.

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running, most popular sketch comedy shows in TV history. It's also been home to some of the best comedic duos in history. Some of these pairings were more than the sum of their parts and created some classic sketches.

Because the process of pitching sketches works the way it does, there's a ton of interesting SNL material that'll never see the light of day.

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COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM THERE WAS A SKETCH THE SNL TEAM WROTE FOR TRUMP, THAT НЕ REFUSED TO DO. It involved The Giving Tree, with Trump playing another tree - and, according to SNL writer Bryan Tucker, Trump had to stand in a tree with his face looking out of the hole of this tree, and he did not like that.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE, THERE WAS AN SNL SKETCH WITH ANTONIO BANDERS AS TARZAN. Specifically, a Tarzan who wears turtlenecks -JB Smoove pitched this idea at one point, but it got nixed.



ZACH GALIFIANAKIS PITCHED SKETCHES ABOUT BRITNEY SPEARS TO SNL, AND FAILED. Не even pitched one to her, involving her being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. There's no jokes. And during the middle of the interview you just start bleeding from the mouth. She was not a fan.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JB SMOOVE PITCHED A TON OF ODD SKETCHES TO SNL THAT GOT REJECTED. NB One of them, for example, was about a bank teller who gets a job as a Subway sandwich maker and compulsively licks sandwich ingredients as if they were stacked dollar bills.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM JULIO TORRES WROTE A WEIRD SNL SKETCH ABOUT BLUEBERRIES THAT NEVER AIRED. It was actually about, uh, Blooby, which is a sort of sentient collection of blueberries that forms in your stomach when you eat, well, too many blueberries.



COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM MICHAEL CHE PITCHED A RACIALLY SPECIFIC JOKE ABOUT THE AVENGERS FOR SNL. And, well, it didn't air. As he describes it, it was about the Avengers accidentally killing an unarmed Black teenager, and for obvious reasons, there's no way that's going on .



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