‘SNL’ — Ryan Gosling Can Barely Keep It Together in His Best Sketches


The big picture

  • A good host like Ryan Gosling can really elevate an episode
    bringing laughs and fun to every sketch.
  • The Beavis and Butt-Head-inspired sketch had everyone in stitches, with Kenan Thompson and Gosling stealing the show.
  • “Get That Boy Back” and the Erin Brockovich cut scene were fun, showcasing Gosling's comedic talents in different ways.

As long as there is a good host Saturday night liveit's great to see them back for another episode, and no wonder Ryan Gosling is one of the best! This week, Gosling hosted with a musical guest Chris Stapleton and, as always, Gosling was there to laugh between sketches and bring back some of our favorites.

This episode reminds us all that a good host can make a difference, it was fair beautiful see the whole cast having a lot of fun all night long. Yes, people cracked up during the sketches (it was a Gosling episode after all), but everyone seemed to really enjoy each other and it made the episode feel that much funnier! So here are some of the best sketches from the entire night.

Beavis and Butt-Head

Sometimes, Saturday night live has sketches that are so off the rails that no one really knows what's going on. Think “Lisa from Temucula” type sketches. This time, it was a sketch inspired by Beavis and Butt-Head no less. The impossible-to-miss two-man cartoon was a '90s staple, but what happens when an AI interview is derailed by two men who don't know each other but look like Beavis and Butt-Head?

Kenan Thompson plays a man who is asked questions by a reporter (Heidi Garner) about his thoughts on artificial intelligence, but is distracted by a man who looks like Beavis from Beavis and Butt-Head. Gosling plays the man who looks like “Beavis” and when asked to change seats, he does so while claiming he's never heard of it. Beavis and Butt-Head. It is then replaced by another man who, this time, looks like Butt-Head. What really drives the sketch home is that Gardener can't stop laughing at the couple as they laugh in the audience.

Get this guy back

Revenge songs are great. Think “Before He Cheats” and other songs from that moose. But sometimes, the song in question can be a little too harsh. That's what “Get That Boy Back” is all about. A group of women sing about getting their boyfriends back after being cheated on, and each verse seems to spiral further out of control.

Chloe Troast she plays a woman who takes her revenge a step too far and when her brother, played by Gosling, comes into the picture, you understand why she doesn't know when she's crossed the line. Hilarious and simple, the music video sketch was absolutely hilarious, and seeing Gosling rap makes it that much funnier.

Erin Brockovich

Sometimes the last sketch of the night is the funniest, and this week's was certainly a contender. A scene cut from the film Erin Brockovich put Erin (Chloe Fineman) on his porch with his neighbor (Gosling) and that part of the scene was pretty simple. While flirting, the couple continuously tries to bond through referrals.

When Gosling says “book,” Fineman begins to list the struggles in his life that relate to books, including Little Women. When he says he has no friends, Gosling starts listing characters from the TV series Friends. It's overly dramatic and simple, but one of the funniest sketches of the night.

The full episode of Saturday night live is available to stream on Peacock in the US

Saturday night live

A celebrity guest host stars in skits and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Publication date
October 11, 1975

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Lorne Michaels

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