This week’s Saturday Night Live was jointly hosted by two men who have each hosted the show multiple times over the course of its history: Steve Martin and Martin Short. Though, as Martin pointed out during their opening monologue(s), Martin’s had that honor quite a bit more than Short.
The advantage of having both Martin and Short on hand is their willingness to do most anything — from musical comedy to an increasingly surreal sketch from Please Don’t Destroy. This episode’s proximity to the holidays also made for a few seasonal sketches — including one that featured both Short and Martin in an extended riff on A Christmas Carol.
What kind of riff is this? It’s not immediately apparent — but the presence of Sarah Sherman, whose humor often heads into the realm of the (literally) visceral, might provide a clue. Needless to say, things end up a long way from Charles Dickens by sketch’s end.
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