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I wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard SNL fan, but I’ve stayed pretty well caught up on it over the last few years. Without a doubt, the skit that made me laugh the most was this one featuring host Ryan Gossling and Mikey Day played the part of, well, regular guys who just happened to bear a strong resemblance to Beavis and Butthead.

Here are the moments that made this skit an instant classic.

  1. Heidi Gardner. Heidi Gardner losing her damn mind in unadulterated laughter was the best part! She appeared to be quite surprised to see Gossling and Day’s appearance (especially Day with his mouth!). I’ve been scouring the Internet trying to find out if she knew what they were going to look like or not. Her turning around and not even being able to look at them was the moment that had my side splitting the most.

  2. Mikey Day’s mouth. I’m not sure if it was some sort of prosthetic or if he can actually hold that expression, but the moment he appeared on screen was incredibly hilarious. I was never a huge fan of Beavis and Butthead as a kid, but my goodness, it was a thunderbolt of hilarious nostalgia.
  3. Gossling’s inability to keep it together. Gossling, like most of the other actors, broke into giggles pretty much the entire time. Sometimes that can be distracting, but it was honestly endearing. And really, it was a thread throughout the entire episode as he broke in pretty much every sketch he did, which again, for some reason, wasn’t as annoying as it is with some others. It came of as honest and relatable as a lot of the skits in this episode were legitimately funny.
  4. The extras. Honestly, the MVP’s of this entire skit were the extras populating the audience of the skit. I kept looking back at them to find one who wasn’t able to keep a straight face, and it seems like all of them did! With some of the funniest people doing one of the funniest skits in the past decade, not one of them broke, even a little! Impressive work, friends!

Even if you are someone who hasn’t watched SNL in a while or writes it as off “not as funny as it used to be,” you have to admit this was a win for the newest cast. I can’t really see a punchline or climax to the skit, other than how crazy Mikey Day looks and everyone’s reaction to it. Perhaps the laughing cast members saved what would have been an otherwise weak skit, but man, there’s no arguing with uncontrollable laughter!