Creating Saturday Night Live: Cold Open to Monologue Set Change

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  • bigginsd1
    bigginsd1 28 дней назад

    I've heard that when Comedians from SNL go on to make feature films they are so used to this crazy hard working crew that they are shocked at how much longer it takes to get anything done. They might think up some new jokes requiring props and go to the films prop department, say "can you run out and get this list of props before we shoot this particular scene this afternoon", and the props guy just says "nup" and that's the end of the discussion.

  • Jonny Haw
    Jonny Haw 29 дней назад

    God, they really make life hard for themselves, don't they! That set didn't need to be quite so elaborate - and they could have pre-recorded that bit!

  • Sutianne Li
    Sutianne Li Месяц назад

    That was insanely intense to watch.

  • Josh Stanlaw
    Josh Stanlaw Месяц назад

    Great change by the crew

  • Egor Piskov
    Egor Piskov Месяц назад

    Awww snap the dude on the far left at 1:29. R.I.P. wristwatch

  • Tim Mill
    Tim Mill Месяц назад +1

    Notice the lack of "diversity" among those who get things done under this tight schedule.

  • Jeff Maylor
    Jeff Maylor Месяц назад +2

    Lorne Michaels is Jewish. It is a Jewish thing to create immense pressure as a way to control people. Hollywood Jewish directors are notoriously cruel. But hey, at least he isn't accused of actually raping employees like Harvey Weinstein.

  • Reprimendi
    Reprimendi Месяц назад

    Wow I had no idea all this work happens behind the scenes and during commercials, you guy have an incredible team.

  • Prudence Middleton
    Prudence Middleton Месяц назад

    i was so stressed watching that

  • Addy Joe
    Addy Joe 2 месяца назад

    The viewers will be hit anytime

  • Folarin Osibodu
    Folarin Osibodu 2 месяца назад

    holy crap

  • Ashley Hemze
    Ashley Hemze 2 месяца назад

    The tech crew are gods.

  • Daisy Dottie
    Daisy Dottie 2 месяца назад

    Me when I’m trying to get all my hw before class starts

  • Daisy Dottie
    Daisy Dottie 2 месяца назад

    This gives me anxiety

  • Jonny Haw
    Jonny Haw 2 месяца назад

    If you enjoyed that, check out this one too:

  • Chris Kotsopoulos
    Chris Kotsopoulos 6 месяцев назад

    Great video. Knowing that they do sketches take place in at least 3-4 other areas in the studio, it makes me wonder why they would choose to do the cold open at home base. My only guess is that they want to start the show in a location where everyone in the audience can see since many of the sketches won't be in front of most of them

  • yuta Bas
    yuta Bas 6 месяцев назад

    this video somehow gave me too much stress!

  • Davis T.
    Davis T. 6 месяцев назад


  • SniffyPoo
    SniffyPoo 6 месяцев назад

    doing that live is just an incredible feat of logistics

  • Jim Shaw
    Jim Shaw 6 месяцев назад

    I would pay for a subscription to a channel that just shows these set changes. Unbelievable.

  • Melinda Kimme
    Melinda Kimme 7 месяцев назад

    Bravo. To the staff of Saturday Night Live. 'My hat is off to you all.'

  • Melinda Kimme
    Melinda Kimme 7 месяцев назад

    Gadds. If I had been a crew member I would have died from high blood pressure.

  • sidowninc
    sidowninc 8 месяцев назад

    Wow had no idea!

  • xxxvelocityxx
    xxxvelocityxx 8 месяцев назад

    This is why I want to go to a live show

  • Faith Wong
    Faith Wong 9 месяцев назад

    A lotta respect for these guys

  • L M
    L M 9 месяцев назад

    Those last 40 seconds almost gave me a panic attack.

  • Bree Linton-Rafko
    Bree Linton-Rafko 9 месяцев назад

    as a techie this makes me so happy seeing ppl who do what i do in the real world

  • MommyTeacher 123
    MommyTeacher 123 9 месяцев назад

    I got super nervous.had no idea

  • gafeht
    gafeht 9 месяцев назад

    "Just get out of there"

  • HB Radke
    HB Radke 10 месяцев назад

    WOW! That's awesome!

  • Jenn Jenn
    Jenn Jenn 10 месяцев назад

    That gave me so much anxiety
    Awesome work guys!

  • MyNamesCamila
    MyNamesCamila 10 месяцев назад

    I know this is a long shot, but I'm an architecture student looking to get into set design and was wondering if anyone knows of internships opportunities available at SNL? This video is fascinating!

  • George Mason
    George Mason 10 месяцев назад

    Now I know why they do that long intro

  • Phil Strahl
    Phil Strahl 10 месяцев назад

    Did I just break a sweat watching this?! I did.

  • Triston Rogers
    Triston Rogers 10 месяцев назад

    Everybody's saying "my anxieteh!!1! lol XD" but who else watches this video and yearns for the life it puts on display?!

  • Sarahcate Roberson
    Sarahcate Roberson 10 месяцев назад

    I would love to see more videos like this!
    Maybe costume changes would be cool, too c:

  • Wendy W
    Wendy W 10 месяцев назад

    You guys are amazing! that was so much work!!! I appreciate your hard work guys wow!!!! inspiring. Maybe 2 stages would be better though so as one is being used the other is being redone for the next scene?

  • Sim
    Sim 10 месяцев назад


  • Patricia Machín Rosich
    Patricia Machín Rosich 10 месяцев назад

    Great teamwork everyone!!!

  • D’meach da peach
    D’meach da peach 10 месяцев назад +1

    Oh god that was stressful 😰

  • Aidan McLeod
    Aidan McLeod 10 месяцев назад

    I've never been more nervous in my entire life

  • Ivory Adeline
    Ivory Adeline 10 месяцев назад

    daaaaamn your crew ROCKS!!!!!

  • Lerkero
    Lerkero 10 месяцев назад +1

    Couldn't SNL be better off if they just switched to a non-live format? Dave Chappelle's show went very well with a semi-live format.

    • Triston Rogers
      Triston Rogers 10 месяцев назад

      "It's Saturday Night _______!"??

  • Ανδρέας Χούνδρης
    Ανδρέας Χούνδρης 10 месяцев назад

    holy crap, that's intense

  • Henry Shi
    Henry Shi 10 месяцев назад

    The only word I wanna say is... wow!

  • Witch
    Witch 10 месяцев назад

    All these years I thought they do sketches in individual rooms created specifically for a scene. I'm astonished by this :O

  • birdorienteering
    birdorienteering 10 месяцев назад

    That seems like unnecessary stress.

  • Austin Green
    Austin Green 10 месяцев назад

    I need an entire episode like this. It's very entertaining.

  • YoshiPeach Mario
    YoshiPeach Mario 10 месяцев назад +1

    that wall looks tougher than the one Trump will not build.

  • Philip Green
    Philip Green 10 месяцев назад

    I love seeing the behind the scenes videos! x

  • virgen virgen
    virgen virgen 10 месяцев назад

    theh should put this cornered on the screen when aired live. it wojld make more people tune it! believe me!

  • El Kabong
    El Kabong 10 месяцев назад

    Anyone that gives this a "thumbs down" knows absolutely nothing about staging live shows or, really, any kind of production. These people are pros and they do it every week!

  • fernando fuerte
    fernando fuerte 10 месяцев назад

    man, that alec is fuunnny as the Donald.

  • Jeannie Weasly
    Jeannie Weasly 10 месяцев назад

    Now I understand why the opening seems so long

  • randomnobody playthrough
    randomnobody playthrough 11 месяцев назад


  • noybw333
    noybw333 11 месяцев назад


  • George Michas
    George Michas 11 месяцев назад

    Simply amazing.

  • Alfred Barrera
    Alfred Barrera 11 месяцев назад

    Progress defendant economy zehrpc away divine sector up shake.

  • cclayhammer
    cclayhammer 11 месяцев назад

    More of these set changes please, thank you!

  • Manda Gee
    Manda Gee 11 месяцев назад +1

    this gave me so much anxiety, and like, I've seen the episode and knew they would get it done but dang

  • Susan Z
    Susan Z 11 месяцев назад +1

    When everyone cheers, we think it's for the "host", but really it's for the incredible crew!!! That was awesome!

  • Kelly Mcgrath
    Kelly Mcgrath 11 месяцев назад


  • elguapo 12 3
    elguapo 12 3 11 месяцев назад

    Can't believe someone farted at the 2:46 mark

  • C B
    C B 11 месяцев назад


  • Isobel Blanchard
    Isobel Blanchard 11 месяцев назад


  • blueringoctopuss
    blueringoctopuss 11 месяцев назад

    Nobody cares about your set change skills. Suck a fart!!!

  • vamps4me
    vamps4me 11 месяцев назад

    So cool.

  • CrazyWedz
    CrazyWedz 11 месяцев назад

    Instead of reruns, which don't get nearly the same ratings as the live shows, SNL should simply broadcast the entire dress rehearsal for the show they were going to rerun. I think that would be interesting, and get me to tune in where I wouldn't otherwise.

  • MeatHook
    MeatHook 11 месяцев назад

    Oh, no new SNLs.  I guess for the new years they're crying in their milk over Trump now that all of their attempts to stop him failed.  Liberal tears are delicious!

  • Jennifer Murdock
    Jennifer Murdock 11 месяцев назад

    This reminds me of a set change I did when I was in the crew of a local production. 3 huge platforms with tall walls, set pieces & props all over it. Thankfully we could wheel them offstage instead of breaking them down like they did here, but it was still like a ticking bomb to get them off before the curtain went out.

  • Melvina Wilson
    Melvina Wilson 11 месяцев назад

    Please Do Soulja Boy & Chris Brown!!

  • tommi atkins
    tommi atkins 11 месяцев назад

    Americans working together. Unified. Organised.
    If trump was in charge of this he would have stood in front of the camera and required applause.

  • #TAHS
    #TAHS 11 месяцев назад

    Where are the newest videos at?????

  • Richard medina jr
    Richard medina jr 11 месяцев назад

    those guys are teamsters..

  • scott alwood
    scott alwood 11 месяцев назад

    Very cool to see. Thank you for this.

  • Andrea Fryer
    Andrea Fryer 11 месяцев назад +1

    How many of you wished that last guy arranging the flowers would have gotten his butt outta there? :-D

  • john doe
    john doe 11 месяцев назад

    show sucks hard

  • kkk bbb
    kkk bbb 11 месяцев назад

    love the last part where the director said "you're the best". what a cool bts!

  • Jim Richards
    Jim Richards 11 месяцев назад

    Here is the practical guide to surviving the Trump presidency.. Wait for it.. Crawl up into a ball and bring plenty of food and a diaper because it's going to be a long 4 years. You will need other supplies: 1400 boxes of Kleenex.. 400 gallons of ice cream (your favorite flavor) a very very sad fucking novel and a shit load of self help books. Actually, you're going to need to double everything because it will be 8 years instead of 4. Then try to understand the smugness that is Rachel Maddow.. see if you can see through your own shitty party to understand why the democrats are literally dissolving in front of us. Part 1 of a 3 part saga.
    Part 2 of the survival guide includes an introspective look at why the Democrats thought that open borders would be a great thing, when they clearly took jobs away from already poor Americans, let un-vetted refugees in, who are now ravaging Europe, with crime wave and gang rape statistics, off the charts.. then there's the whole running over Europeans with buses thing + mass slaughter of innocent people on a weekly basis. We take a look at the trade deficit with the world and ask ourselves why we let China have all our manufacturing, all while we double our nations debt by $11 TRILLION to $22 TRILLION. We go further into the U.S. funding of ISIS, and take a good hard look at the reasons Obama felt it beneficial to fund the rebels, (now ISIS) to foster a regime change in a country that isn't ours. We dive deep into Obamacare and ask ourselves "did our government really just tell us that we had to pay for something (or we get fined), that costs $4,600 to cover free healthcare for their illegal immigrants?" A sane reporter rebounded with.. "Wait.. they are doing this all for votes so they stay in power??!!!" and the masses decried "but we were programmed to hate Trump!" and the Crying Games which are now known throughout the world as the new Hunger Games began.. The end.. of the beginning.. of the end. Part 2 of a 3 part saga.

  • Veronika Douglas
    Veronika Douglas 11 месяцев назад

    The snl crew is so amazing. They should have Melanie Martinez on snl, anyone agree?

  • 诚橙程
    诚橙程 11 месяцев назад

    seriously, did SNL shut down by DT?

  • Monirul Hasan
    Monirul Hasan 11 месяцев назад


  • Dank Harambe
    Dank Harambe 11 месяцев назад

    They need new skits...this is getting boring...

  • dogeo
    dogeo 11 месяцев назад

    im a trump supporter and I find these funny as hell

    • Dank Harambe
      Dank Harambe 11 месяцев назад +1

      But it's getting overused, this isn't what SNL should be doing. They used to have troll skits on all celebs, now it's just Trump, Trump, and more Trump...I want some new celebs getting trolled...

  • Calixo
    Calixo 11 месяцев назад

    i wish they didn't allow big production companies to upload here, go back to your dying platform

  • GrotrianSeiler
    GrotrianSeiler 11 месяцев назад

    Very cool. We get to appreciate the show that much more seeing this kind of stuff.

  • Grey Fox
    Grey Fox 11 месяцев назад +1

    I don't why but I love the part when he says : "and.. dissolve, announce."

  • Coppercrusader
    Coppercrusader 11 месяцев назад


    • Ony Cruikshanks
      Ony Cruikshanks 11 месяцев назад +1

      Is what your mother said when she shat you out.

  • XsVTooL
    XsVTooL 11 месяцев назад

    Lets all lick the crews asshole because the cast sucks so bad and we care about jobs so much.

  • Cobalt Malone
    Cobalt Malone 11 месяцев назад

    Why is Snl's set looks like a holiday theme in the background. This offends my religion allah achobar and my lover muhamma because it shows my religion was not added.

  • CuckleBerry Finn
    CuckleBerry Finn 11 месяцев назад

    Terrible terrible channel. How do I keep getting here?

  • Derek Williams
    Derek Williams 11 месяцев назад


  • tbpunk
    tbpunk 11 месяцев назад

    Amazing what you can do in two minutes.
    Seen Ashley?

  • Anna Rounseville
    Anna Rounseville 11 месяцев назад

    Look at all the set crew hustle, so many of them. So absolutely needed for that transition. Good job!

  • Manny P
    Manny P 11 месяцев назад


  • kitty k
    kitty k 11 месяцев назад

    this is so cool

  • Momo Domo
    Momo Domo 11 месяцев назад +1

    I felt my stress levels increasing watching this-
    Whoever is on the mic has the patience of a saint.

  • Sam Sloan
    Sam Sloan 11 месяцев назад +1

    This was fun! Its cool to see how you all operate behind the scenes. Good job everyone!

  • 1966bluemax
    1966bluemax 11 месяцев назад

    Do wall removers have minimum wage?

    • Dank Harambe
      Dank Harambe 11 месяцев назад

      Trump should hire them to build the wall...

    • sydneyashelton
      sydneyashelton 11 месяцев назад +1

      1966bluemax I'm not sure how it works in the TV industry, but I know that techs on Broadway often make just as much as the actors.