Keegan-Michael Key and Kenan Thompson performed safety guards on The Muppets Show — and issues rapidly received out of hand
Last evening on Saturday Night Live, viewers have been handled to the expansive abilities of Keegan-Michael Key. Key not solely kicked the showcase in track, however he additionally starred in what is likely to be the best spoof on the hit Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance. And then the skit spoofing The Muppets Show occurred — and viewers weren’t the one folks practically crying of laughter. Key and forged member Kenan Thompson might hardly hold it collectively, too.
In the sketch, Kermit the Frog was doing his factor as host of the The Muppet Show — alongside Melissa Villaseñor’s Lily Tomlin — when he was interrupted by Statler and Waldorf’s heckling up within the balcony.
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“Friends, our show tonight is gonna be a blast!” Kermit tells the viewers.
“Yeah, ‘cuz it’s a bomb!” Statler retorts, as Waldorf laughs on.
And that’s when Thompson and Key arrive on scene as two safety guards who take their job very, very severely.
“Hey! Shut up!” Thompson tells the hecklers, however they’re incessant.
“I’m not gonna tell you again, fellas,” Key warns them. “What happens next is up to you.”
“But the show is bad,” Waldorf replies, to which Key rapidly responded, “Then you are more than welcome to leave!”
“We don’t give a hot damn for the show,” Thompson later says, to which Key replies, “We work for the venue. Everybody paid good money to hear this little dragon and his friends do they’re thing. So, please, let them do their thing without talking.”
Eventually, Key joins the hecklers up within the balcony, and this the place issues take a flip for the bizarre — and hilarious — main Thompson to interrupt. You see, up within the balcony, Key beats up Statler, and when Statler comes again on display screen, he’s has purple, swollen eyes — and Thompson loses it.
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Later, when the safety guards uncover the Muppets don’t have any legs, they apologize.
“Oh, snap! We didn’t realize you guys didn’t have no legs,” Key says.
“Sorry, we didn’t know y’all were veterans,” Key apologizes. “Thank you for your service.”
The safety guards then take part on the heckling, calling Kermit “Kramer”: “Hey Kramer, hey Kramer … you stupid.”
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Key’s different hit skit was a spoof on the Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance. SNL‘s “Extended Scene” sees Key as Jordan putting a coin toss guess with physique John Michael Wozniak, brilliantly and effortlessly performed by Heidi Gardner.
But Gardner wasn’t the one forged member to flawlessly painting characters from the documentary: Chris Redd performed Dennis Rodman and Kenan Thompson was Charles Barkley.
“The thing about Mikey is that he didn’t want to just beat you, he wanted to dominate you,” Redd’s Dennis Rodman says. “He wanted to embarrass you.”
Eventually, Gardner’s Wozniak loses his pants as he continues to lose towards Key’s Jordan.
“If you’re not playing to win, why play?” Key says.
Viewers beloved it.
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SNL airs Saturdays at 11:30 ET.