Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

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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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TryMyMartini Hace 2 horas
Don’t try to make this an actual show. We don’t need a host. Just show us the damn videos.
Catchpin Hace 2 días
How about STFU and let us listen to the skits?
JustMonika Hace 2 días
This is my first time seeing the watch mojo lady and I NEVER thought she would be hot
Layla Writes Love
Layla Writes Love Hace 2 días
Gilda Radner and Candace Bergen is a classic one. Candace fall apart.
Javier Prado
Javier Prado Hace 2 días
Whoa the voice has a face
Taicia Chapman-Veney
Taicia Chapman-Veney Hace 2 días
I gotta have more cowbell!!!
checkoutmyballz Hace 3 días
Rebecca was gonna get teeth whitened, but she got a tan instead.
The Jaysus Network
The Jaysus Network Hace 3 días
Wow. The WatchMojo lady does not look anything like I imagined.
Mary Catherine
Mary Catherine Hace 3 días
Where's the Californian's one where Bill Hader is behind Kristin Wig and he's just losing it after Armisen says "What'r'you'doin'here??"
Ray in Berkeley
Ray in Berkeley Hace 4 días
You keep talking about amazing moments, and then not showing them. Who edited this thing anyway?
Emiliano Franco
Emiliano Franco Hace 4 días
the best character break was duriong the league of extreme stupidity
Peter Whitney
Peter Whitney Hace 4 días
How could you not list the sketch Jeffrey's with Sean Hayes. Jimmy Fallon is already losing it before a word is even spoken, but when Horatio Sanz shows up the damn bursts for Hayes, and Will appearing just ruins the sketch since nobody can function
Dani Fallon
Dani Fallon Hace 4 días
clicked for Bill Hader/Stefon
Nude Wing
Nude Wing Hace 5 días
Siobhan Neely
Siobhan Neely Hace 5 días
My favorite sketch is when an actor plays a certain celebrity and said celebrity is also onscreeb
Kasen Rice
Kasen Rice Hace 5 días
I’m in love with the watch mojo girl
Josh Freilich
Josh Freilich Hace 6 días
I'm afraid you've made a pronunciational error. It's not pronounced "hot tub," it's pronounced "hot *TUB*."
Marcus Simoes
Marcus Simoes Hace 6 días
good lord i always though u have an amazing voice. i never knew how do u look like. good lord u also pretty!
Kate Hace 6 días
Get rid of this woman.
Jalen Rowe
Jalen Rowe Hace 7 días
How dare you heathens! Rebecca is just fine, face or no face.
Saul C
Saul C Hace 7 días
What could be better than actually letting us see the damn clips, and the moment that caused the break in character? Maybe talking through the whole fucking thing and cutting it off before we see and hear it. Keep up the shitty work
Alandra Hartmann
Alandra Hartmann Hace 7 días
Jeffrey’s isn’t on the list???? BOO
Kit Harley
Kit Harley Hace 7 días
I was disappointed at not seeing Billy Crystal's Fernando interviewing Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
Chief O
Chief O Hace 7 días
what about cork soakers
Chief O
Chief O Hace 7 días
oops should have watched the whole video
Chief O
Chief O Hace 7 días
janet jackson could not keep it together
m .r.b
m .r.b Hace 7 días
I remember all of these! I so miss Chris Farley and Phil Hartman😢
Mack .Doggs
Mack .Doggs Hace 7 días
character breaking is lame
Gankatron 5000
Gankatron 5000 Hace 8 días
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.
Happylee Hace 8 días
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!
AnJo888 Hace 8 días
I always pictured her out as a brunette... Kinda little disappointed...
Mikael Hace 8 días
The narrator should shut her mouth! Damn! Blah blah blah! Shut up woman!
Kelvyn Bienvenido
Kelvyn Bienvenido Hace 8 días
Justin Timberlake snl episodes are the best
Stone Lover
Stone Lover Hace 8 días we actually get to hear and see the clip? Click-bait-y-ish.
Reality Bytes
Reality Bytes Hace 8 días
Narrator needs to STFU and let us listen to the skits.
Nikadoo 22
Nikadoo 22 Hace 8 días
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
gary reardon
gary reardon Hace 8 días
The top 2 are definitely the best.
eggyness Hace 9 días
If I could watch a bit without an ad that I couldn't skip right during the set-up, this may have been funnier
Scott McMan
Scott McMan Hace 9 días
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?
Delight Hace 9 días
Rebecca is awesome
GabriellaGlamour Hace 9 días
I’m in tears watching this
Elbow NeckSnap
Elbow NeckSnap Hace 9 días
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.
Julie Lichtenberg
Julie Lichtenberg Hace 9 días
The Nerds with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray
Richard Herbert
Richard Herbert Hace 9 días
Hey, Rebecca. Nice to meet you!
Doug McElroy
Doug McElroy Hace 10 días
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.
Persephone Black
Persephone Black Hace 10 días
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.
Duane Cavanagh
Duane Cavanagh Hace 10 días
Would have been better if they actually showed the 10 times. ???
Matt Krywyj
Matt Krywyj Hace 10 días
A couple cast members, Tracy Morgan most notably, took Jimmy Fallon aside and told him to stop breaking on purpose for attention...
Sydney Templeton
Sydney Templeton Hace 10 días
oh watch mojo lady. how i hate your voice
Amy Spaulding
Amy Spaulding Hace 10 días
Jesus how many ads will cut me off?!
Brianna Kantharaj
Brianna Kantharaj Hace 10 días
i didnt like having a face to her voice. i pictured her looking much differently..
Mike Are
Mike Are Hace 11 días
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!
LaR E.
LaR E. Hace 11 días
It would be great if you would stop talking so we could actually hear the skits..
Marshall Islands G
Marshall Islands G Hace 11 días
Fallon laughing doesn't count.
Bryan Bokser
Bryan Bokser Hace 11 días
The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat
Joel Barrientes
Joel Barrientes Hace 11 días
“Happiest Place on Earth?” Is DEFINITELY my favorite. I always scream at “I can’t have children”. 💀
Patti Harvey
Patti Harvey Hace 12 días
Debbie Downer😆😂
Jason918114 Hace 12 días
The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat... Great line.
kevin g
kevin g Hace 13 días
These corporate compilations suck! I want to hear the comedy not this bitch's voice.
e f
e f Hace 13 días
STF up and let us hear the skit bitch
Jack Costello
Jack Costello Hace 14 días
‘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 ESwomen, 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
Stephanie McLaren
Stephanie McLaren Hace 15 días
This comment section is 90% people not understanding copyright laws.
AlSamaani Bassel.
AlSamaani Bassel. Hace 15 días
what about Regine or what was her name ?!!! they couldn't breathe in that sketch
Tracey Trotter
Tracey Trotter Hace 15 días
Would love to see you do this with The Carol Burnett Show. But actually show the skits.
Paul L'Abbate
Paul L'Abbate Hace 16 días
Check out this character break. Fallon STARTS the skit laughing.
waimea09 Hace 16 días
No Bee Gees?
Seafood Killa
Seafood Killa Hace 16 días
Rebecca you are BEAUTIFUL!!!
Chalchiuhtlicue Hace 16 días
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.
Joshua Pauley
Joshua Pauley Hace 17 días
ok why is the narrator so damn pretty?
grease58 Hace 17 días
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???
Izet Yusein
Izet Yusein Hace 18 días
Controversial statement, Jimmy Fallon ruined the classic Cow Bell sketch due to his breaking character moment.
Rolling Ormond
Rolling Ormond Hace 18 días
Breaking is boring. Holding a straight face (like in the Chippendale's sketch) separates the pros from the amateurs.
Chalchiuhtlicue Hace 16 días
Eh sometimes. There's been plenty of times where then breaking really made the skit.
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