Current “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kyle Mooney didn’t have a ton of responsibilities for Sunday’s 40th anniversary special, but his unaired man-on-the-street segment would have fit in perfectly among the hilarity.
Mooney was in all of his cringe-worthy, uncomfortable-conversation glory as he braved the snow to ask real New Yorkers what they thought about four decades of his employer Lorne Michaels‘ sketch comedy show. In addition to remembering some classic skits and segments, Mooney’s interview subjects also hailed the fictional Mikey Ritter, the butchered “Fred Armistad” and a “Dr. Ants” commercial that never actually happened.
And those were the knowledgable viewers he spoke with — it got much more awkward from there.
“Ready to laugh and drop ’til your socks comes off?” he tried to ask passersby at one point, being promptly ignored.
TheWrap would transcribe more of Mooney’s quotes, but his stumbling and mumbling makes that task damn near impossible. We got the final one down, however.
“Please keep me on the show Lorne, because I could do better next time,” Mooney appealed at the very end of the pre-taped skit.