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Updated on Jul 10, 2020. Posted on Jun 30, 2020

16 Times Things Went Hilariously Wrong On "Saturday Night Live"

Nothing is funnier than watching Kate McKinnon or Will Ferrell break character.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite Saturday Night Live sketches wherein the actors broke character. Here are the hilarious results.

1. In "Inside the Beltway," when Aidy Bryant's wardrobe person accidentally walked on in the middle of the sketch and no one could keep it together.

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"Her costumer got the timing of the wardrobe change wrong, but it ended up being hilarious. Aidy lost it and could barely get through the rest of the sketch."

kaylayandoli

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2. In "Super Showcase Spokesmodels," when Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig couldn't stop laughing while announcing game show prizes.

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"It's my favorite character-breaking skit of all time. It still brings me to tears."

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3. In "Close Encounter," when Kate McKinnon had a verrrrry different type of alien abduction than Ryan Gosling, and he absolutely lost it.

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4. In "Debbie Downer," when no one could keep it together and Horatio Sanz literally had to wipe away his gleeful tears with a Mickey Mouse pancake.

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"It brings me to tears every single time I watch it."

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5. In "Corksoakers," when Janet Jackson tried soooooo hard to not say what was really on her mind and no one could keep a straight face.

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6. In "Dr. Beaman's Office: Test Results," when Tim Meadows unexpectedly came onstage, which made it verrrry hard for Will Ferrell to deliver some bad news with a straight face.

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"This is one of my all-time favorites! Apparently a different actor was supposed to play Dr. Poop, so it shocked everyone when Tim Meadows walked on the stage."

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7. In "Smokery Farms," when the raw meat smell made Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant go wild.

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8. In "Escorts," when Emily Blunt literally hid under a lampshade because she couldn't say her "oopsie-doopsie" catchphrase without breaking.

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9. In "Cast List," when Will Ferrell played an overbearing drama teacher and all of the students lost it.

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"It’s not just that they all started giggling. They all deteriorated in different ways, and it just made it all more perfect. Will Ferrell, of course, stayed in character the whole time, even during his break, which made it even more iconic."

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10. In "Diner Lobster," when Pete Davidson kept breaking during John Mulaney's Les Mis parody.

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"The breaking makes it even funnier. John Mulaney is a genius."

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11. In "Girlfriends Game Night," when Cecily Strong was publicly trying to conceive with her muchhhh older boyfriend (Bill Hader) and all hell broke loose.

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12. In "Gift Wrap," when there was an accident with the fake blood squirter and a whole bunch of it got in Leslie Jones' mouth.

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13. In "The Love-ahs with Barbara and Dave," when Jimmy Fallon couldn't get through his lines while he was stuck in a hot tub with Drew Barrymore.

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14. In "Brothers," when Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong were very confused about what was happening and their faces showed it.

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"There are a lot of sketches that will always be hilarious to me, and this is one of them. Cecily and Aidy trying to hold it together while Beck and Kyle pretend to be young brothers... It's *chef’s kiss*."

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15. In "New Wife," when Larry David had a minute-long laughing fit and couldn't get through any of his lines without breaking.

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"It cracks me up every single time."

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16. And, of course, literally any time Bill Hader played Stefon and couldn't keep it together.

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"Bill Hader breaking while playing Stefon will forever have me laughing until my stomach hurts."

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