Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

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  • Published: 17 August 2019
  • 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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Comments • 1 023

  • checkoutmyballz
    checkoutmyballz  8 hours back

    Rebecca was gonna get teeth whitened, but she got a tan instead.

    • The Jaysus Network
      The Jaysus Network  9 hours back

      Wow. The WatchMojo lady does not look anything like I imagined.

      • Mary Catherine
        Mary Catherine  13 hours back

        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  17 hours back

          You keep talking about amazing moments, and then not showing them. Who edited this thing anyway?

          • Emiliano Franco
            Emiliano Franco  23 hours back

            the best character break was duriong the league of extreme stupidity

            • Peter Whitney
              Peter Whitney  2 days back

              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  2 days back

                clicked for Bill Hader/Stefon

                • Nude Wing
                  Nude Wing  2 days back

                  STFU!!!!!!

                  • Siobhan Neely
                    Siobhan Neely  2 days back

                    My favorite sketch is when an actor plays a certain celebrity and said celebrity is also onscreeb

                    • Kasen Rice
                      Kasen Rice  3 days back

                      I’m in love with the watch mojo girl

                      • Josh Freilich
                        Josh Freilich  3 days back

                        I'm afraid you've made a pronunciational error. It's not pronounced "hot tub," it's pronounced "hot *TUB*."

                        • Marcus Simoes
                          Marcus Simoes  3 days back

                          good lord i always though u have an amazing voice. i never knew how do u look like. good lord u also pretty!

                          • Kate
                            Kate  3 days back

                            Get rid of this woman.

                            • Jalen Rowe
                              Jalen Rowe  4 days back

                              How dare you heathens! Rebecca is just fine, face or no face.

                              • Saul C
                                Saul C  4 days back

                                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  4 days back

                                  Jeffrey’s isn’t on the list???? BOO

                                  • Kit Harley
                                    Kit Harley  4 days back

                                    I was disappointed at not seeing Billy Crystal's Fernando interviewing Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

                                    • Chief O
                                      Chief O  4 days back

                                      what about cork soakers

                                      • Chief O
                                        Chief O  4 days back

                                        oops should have watched the whole video

                                      • Chief O
                                        Chief O  4 days back

                                        janet jackson could not keep it together

                                    • m .r.b
                                      m .r.b  4 days back

                                      I remember all of these! I so miss Chris Farley and Phil Hartman😢

                                      • Mack .Doggs
                                        Mack .Doggs  5 days back

                                        character breaking is lame

                                        • Gankatron 5000
                                          Gankatron 5000  5 days back

                                          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
                                            Happylee  5 days back

                                            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
                                              AnJo888  5 days back

                                              I always pictured her out as a brunette... Kinda little disappointed...

                                              • Mikael
                                                Mikael  5 days back

                                                The narrator should shut her mouth! Damn! Blah blah blah! Shut up woman!

                                                • Kelvyn Bienvenido
                                                  Kelvyn Bienvenido  5 days back

                                                  Justin Timberlake snl episodes are the best

                                                  • Stone Lover
                                                    Stone Lover  5 days back

                                                    Geez...do we actually get to hear and see the clip?
                                                    Click-bait-y-ish.

                                                    • Reality Bytes
                                                      Reality Bytes  5 days back

                                                      Narrator needs to STFU and let us listen to the skits.

                                                      • Nikadoo 22
                                                        Nikadoo 22  5 days back

                                                        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  5 days back

                                                          The top 2 are definitely the best.

                                                          • eggyness
                                                            eggyness  6 days back

                                                            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  6 days back

                                                              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
                                                                Delight  6 days back

                                                                Rebecca is awesome

                                                                • GabriellaGlamour
                                                                  GabriellaGlamour  6 days back

                                                                  I’m in tears watching this

                                                                  • Elbow NeckSnap
                                                                    Elbow NeckSnap  6 days back

                                                                    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  6 days back

                                                                      The Nerds with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray

                                                                      • Richard Herbert
                                                                        Richard Herbert  6 days back

                                                                        Hey, Rebecca. Nice to meet you!

                                                                        • Doug McElroy
                                                                          Doug McElroy  7 days back

                                                                          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  1 weeks back

                                                                            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  1 weeks back

                                                                              Would have been better if they actually showed the 10 times. ???

                                                                              • Matt Krywyj
                                                                                Matt Krywyj  1 weeks back

                                                                                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  1 weeks back

                                                                                  oh watch mojo lady. how i hate your voice

                                                                                  • Amy Spaulding
                                                                                    Amy Spaulding  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Jesus how many ads will cut me off?!

                                                                                    • Brianna Kantharaj
                                                                                      Brianna Kantharaj  1 weeks back

                                                                                      i didnt like having a face to her voice. i pictured her looking much differently..

                                                                                      • Mike Are
                                                                                        Mike Are  1 weeks back

                                                                                        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.  1 weeks back

                                                                                          It would be great if you would stop talking so we could actually hear the skits..

                                                                                          • Marshall Islands G
                                                                                            Marshall Islands G  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Fallon laughing doesn't count.

                                                                                            • Bryan Bokser
                                                                                              Bryan Bokser  1 weeks back

                                                                                              The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat

                                                                                              • Joel Barrientes
                                                                                                Joel Barrientes  1 weeks back

                                                                                                “Happiest Place on Earth?” Is DEFINITELY my favorite. I always scream at “I can’t have children”. 💀