Creating Saturday Night Live: Cold Open to Monologue Set Change

  • Опубликовано: 22 дек 2016
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the unseen two-minute set change that went down during the opening credits to transform SNL's set from the cold open to Casey Affleck's monologue stage.
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  • Leon Jones
    Leon Jones 5 дней назад

    that was fucking awesome

  • Yasi Soufi
    Yasi Soufi 16 дней назад

    Impossible... the suspense killed me! It was a thriller movie by itself!

  • Tina Davies
    Tina Davies 24 дня назад

    I wonder if any parts of the set or props have ever fallen on the audience members?

  • Maggie's Mama
    Maggie's Mama 28 дней назад

    Perfect coordination & timing. I never appreciated how much behind the scenes work there actually was. You guys are AMAZING!!

  • Spring Ranch
    Spring Ranch 2 месяца назад

    No. Yes. Yes. YOU guys are the best.

  • amanda sania
    amanda sania 2 месяца назад

    That looks exhausting as hell

  • sam zeeda
    sam zeeda 2 месяца назад

    This is great stuff !

  • Micaylah Jones
    Micaylah Jones 2 месяца назад

    This made me sweat.

  • MindETMuch
    MindETMuch 2 месяца назад

    What a rush !

  • Paweł Bokun
    Paweł Bokun 2 месяца назад

    who the fuck click unlikes. this is incredible

  • AKP
    AKP 2 месяца назад +1


  • Stuart Sabin
    Stuart Sabin 3 месяца назад


  • SquidCaps
    SquidCaps 3 месяца назад

    Watching this makes me want to go back to being a stagehand. I've never done this complex set change but there is certain something addictive being live on national TV and having a commercial break countdown while set change. My asscrack has been broadcasted to peoples living rooms in the middle of the day, probably my greatest achievement..

  • wolf-star-buck
    wolf-star-buck 3 месяца назад

    this is so stressful to watch i can’t imagine being on crew for this show

  • Noah Hurley-Abelew
    Noah Hurley-Abelew 3 месяца назад

    Oh man, thaaaank you, finally seeing this. Setup, breakdown and production have always been my biggest curiosity. I can only imagine how tight it gets 'backstage'.

  • James Butera
    James Butera 3 месяца назад

    That seems ridiculous. Go to a giant studio that place is fucking tiny

  • ThatGuyWithTheFrostie
    ThatGuyWithTheFrostie 3 месяца назад

    2/3 of the views are me.

  • Jonny Haw
    Jonny Haw 4 месяца назад +1

    Spectacular! They don't make life easy for themselves, do they! That set's far more elaborate than it needs to be.

  • Anna
    Anna 4 месяца назад +1

    That's awesome!

  • Somehow Optional
    Somehow Optional 5 месяцев назад +1

    WHAT a crew!

  • Just Chilin
    Just Chilin 5 месяцев назад +2

    Oh my gosh this gave me so much anxiety for them haha I was like come on guys you can do it!

  • dtvfan24
    dtvfan24 5 месяцев назад +1

    great job by the hidden workforce of SNL

  • Kate McKinnon Inc.
    Kate McKinnon Inc. 6 месяцев назад +1

    this seems nerve wracking

  • Kate McKinnon Inc.
    Kate McKinnon Inc. 6 месяцев назад +1

    It's so surreal seeing the set from that angle. It's amazing, really.

  • bigginsd1
    bigginsd1 7 месяцев 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 7 месяцев 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!

    • ThatGuyWithTheFrostie
      ThatGuyWithTheFrostie 3 месяца назад

      In case you didn’t know, the show is called Saturday Night LIVE.

  • Sutianne Li
    Sutianne Li 7 месяцев назад

    That was insanely intense to watch.

  • Josh Stanlaw
    Josh Stanlaw 7 месяцев назад

    Great change by the crew

  • Egor Piskov
    Egor Piskov 7 месяцев назад

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

  • Tim Mill
    Tim Mill 7 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Jeff Maylor
    Jeff Maylor 7 месяцев 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.

    • nickgtv
      nickgtv 8 дней назад

      Please don't display your ignorance. You have no idea what it takes to produce live television, never mind a 90-minute live show with a large cast, band and crew. Being Jewish has absolutely nothing to do with it. Sit in your local tv station's control room and you'll hear essentially the same thing for a local news show. The only difference is your local news doesn't have to change sets during the show's open.

  • Reprimendi
    Reprimendi 8 месяцев назад +1

    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 8 месяцев назад +1

    i was so stressed watching that

  • Addy Joe
    Addy Joe 8 месяцев назад

    The viewers will be hit anytime

  • Folarin Osibodu
    Folarin Osibodu 8 месяцев назад +1

    holy crap

  • Ashley Hemze
    Ashley Hemze 8 месяцев назад +1

    The tech crew are gods.

  • Daisy Dottie
    Daisy Dottie 8 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Daisy Dottie
    Daisy Dottie 8 месяцев назад

    This gives me anxiety

  • Jonny Haw
    Jonny Haw 8 месяцев назад

    If you enjoyed that, check out this one too:видео.html

  • Chris Kotsopoulos
    Chris Kotsopoulos Год назад +1

    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 Год назад +1

    this video somehow gave me too much stress!

  • Davis T.
    Davis T. Год назад +1


  • SniffyPoo
    SniffyPoo Год назад +1

    doing that live is just an incredible feat of logistics

  • Jim Shaw
    Jim Shaw Год назад +1

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

  • Melinda Kimme
    Melinda Kimme Год назад +1

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

  • Melinda Kimme
    Melinda Kimme Год назад +1

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

  • sidowninc
    sidowninc Год назад +1

    Wow had no idea!

  • xxxvelocityxx
    xxxvelocityxx Год назад

    This is why I want to go to a live show

  • Faith Wong
    Faith Wong Год назад +1

    A lotta respect for these guys

  • JDRamm MX
    JDRamm MX Год назад +1

    Those last 40 seconds almost gave me a panic attack.

  • Bree Linton-Rafko
    Bree Linton-Rafko Год назад +1

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

  • MommyTeacher 123
    MommyTeacher 123 Год назад

    I got super nervous.had no idea

  • gafeht
    gafeht Год назад +1

    "Just get out of there"

  • HB Radke
    HB Radke Год назад

    WOW! That's awesome!

  • Love One Another
    Love One Another Год назад

    That gave me so much anxiety
    Awesome work guys!

  • MyNamesCamila
    MyNamesCamila Год 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 Год назад

    Now I know why they do that long intro

  • Phil Strahl
    Phil Strahl Год назад

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

  • Triston Rogers
    Triston Rogers Год 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 Год назад

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

  • Wendy W
    Wendy W Год 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 Год назад


  • Patricia Machín Rosich
    Patricia Machín Rosich Год назад

    Great teamwork everyone!!!

  • D’meach da peach
    D’meach da peach Год назад +1

    Oh god that was stressful 😰

  • Aidan McLeod
    Aidan McLeod Год назад

    I've never been more nervous in my entire life

  • Ivory Adeline
    Ivory Adeline Год назад

    daaaaamn your crew ROCKS!!!!!

  • Lerkero
    Lerkero Год 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.

  • Ανδρέας Χούνδρης

    holy crap, that's intense

  • Henry Shi
    Henry Shi Год назад

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

  • Witch
    Witch Год 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 Год назад

    That seems like unnecessary stress.

  • Austin Green
    Austin Green Год назад

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

  • YoshiPeach Mario
    YoshiPeach Mario Год назад +1

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

  • Philip Green
    Philip Green Год назад

    I love seeing the behind the scenes videos! x

  • virgen virgen
    virgen virgen Год 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 Год 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 Год назад

    man, that alec is fuunnny as the Donald.

  • Jean Brannum
    Jean Brannum Год назад

    Now I understand why the opening seems so long

  • randomnobody playthrough
    randomnobody playthrough Год назад


  • noybw333
    noybw333 Год назад


  • George Michas
    George Michas Год назад

    Simply amazing.

  • Alfred Barrera
    Alfred Barrera Год назад

    Progress defendant economy zehrpc away divine sector up shake.

  • cclayhammer
    cclayhammer Год назад

    More of these set changes please, thank you!

  • Manda Gee
    Manda Gee Год 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 Год назад +2

    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 Год назад


  • elguapo 12 3
    elguapo 12 3 Год назад

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

  • C B
    C B Год назад


  • Isobel Blanchard
    Isobel Blanchard Год назад


  • blueringoctopuss
    blueringoctopuss Год назад

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

  • vamps4me
    vamps4me Год назад

    So cool.

  • CrazyWedz
    CrazyWedz Год 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 Год 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 Год 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 Год назад

    Please Do Soulja Boy & Chris Brown!!

  • tommi atkins
    tommi atkins Год 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 Год назад

    Where are the newest videos at?????

  • Richard medina jr
    Richard medina jr Год назад

    those guys are teamsters..

  • scott alwood
    scott alwood Год назад

    Very cool to see. Thank you for this.