Ryan Gosling’s Viral Beavis and Butt-Head Skit Was 5 Years in the Making

People watch Saturday Night Live for fun, of course, but There is Laughs and then there are sketches which last forever. Last weekend, Ryan Gosling hosted SNL and the episode may have featured one of those all-time sketches. What begins as a discussion about AI then turns into one of the most absurd and random pop culture references imaginable, featuring two audience members who look like the characters from Beavis and Butthead derail the whole thing.

If the sketch seemed random, well, that wasn’t just intentional, it’s because its authors had been presenting it for five years. Here’s the hilarious sketch to get everyone involved.

Beavis and Butt-Head – SNL

The sketch was written by Mikey Day, who plays Butt-Head above, and Streeter Seidell. A couple who, according to cast member and sketch host Heidi Gardner, had wanted to do this for a while.

“It was a sketch that had been performed in readings and rehearsals for about five years before,” Gardner said. Vulture in a new interview. “Before, I was in the sketch but as a member of the public. I don’t remember the other castings. He was never able to attend a dress rehearsal.

This week however, it not only played at the dress rehearsal, it was also broadcast. “Occasionally, due to timing or the stage it’s in, a sketch may be done on a Friday night rather than a Saturday. That’s what happened the previous time,” Gardner continued. “I had never seen the costumes. It was a sketch that Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell kept coming up with, like, “Before our time here is up, we have to do the Beavis and Butt-Head sketch.” It was their white whale; they really wanted to do it. Knowing that Ryan is always very interested in fun and playful things, I guess they thought he would be interested.

Overall, the sketch also ended up fitting because the whole episode was so pop culture driven. Gosling’s monologue referenced Barbenheimer and featured a Taylor Swift song. A sketch was about the dog Beethoven. Another Since Erin Brockovitch. And the weekend update focused on one TikTok Trend and basketball star Caitlin Clark.

Oh, and while it didn’t make the episode itself, Gosling also followed up on his famous AvatarPapyrus -centic SNL sketch with an online-only sequel, and it’s fantastic.

Papyrus 2 – SNL

But in the months and years to come, it feels like this will be the Beavis and Butt-Head sketch that people will still be talking about. And rightly so. Read much more about its conception and some behind-the-scenes stories on Vulture.

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