Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live

Sometimes the breaking character moments on Saturday Night Live are the funniest part of the sketch. We’re looking at instances where SNL hosts, cast members or both, couldn’t keep it together during a sketch. However, we’ll only be including material that made it into the final show, so those that got cut for time, such as Gus Chiggins, Old Prospector, won’t be included. WatchMojo ranks the funniest breaking characters moments on Saturday Night Live. What’s your favorite ? Let us know in the comments!
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  • How dare you heathens! Rebecca is just fine, face or no face.

    Jalen RoweJalen Rowe11 saatler önce
  • What could be better than actually letting us see the damn clips, and the moment that caused the break in character? Maybe talking through the whole fucking thing and cutting it off before we see and hear it. Keep up the shitty work

    Saul CSaul C13 saatler önce
  • Jeffrey’s isn’t on the list???? BOO

    Alandra HartmannAlandra Hartmann13 saatler önce
  • I was disappointed at not seeing Billy Crystal's Fernando interviewing Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

    Kit HarleyKit Harley19 saatler önce
  • what about cork soakers

    Chief OChief O19 saatler önce
    • oops should have watched the whole video

      Chief OChief O19 saatler önce
    • janet jackson could not keep it together

      Chief OChief O19 saatler önce
  • I remember all of these! I so miss Chris Farley and Phil Hartman😢

    m .r.b20 saatler önce
  • character breaking is lame

    Mack .DoggsMack .DoggsGün önce
  • If you just left the select sketch bits free of interpretation it wouldn't need interpretation, and wouldn't just be a list of short bits of the skits used to highlight the narrator speaking.

    Gankatron 5000Gankatron 5000Gün önce
  • jesus if you are going to show your face on your vids ease up on spackling the makeup thick onto your face beforehand it looks so bad!

    HappyleeHappyleeGün önce
  • I always pictured her out as a brunette... Kinda little disappointed...

    AnJo888AnJo888Gün önce
  • The narrator should shut her mouth! Damn! Blah blah blah! Shut up woman!

    MikaelMikaelGün önce
  • Justin Timberlake snl episodes are the best

    Kelvyn BienvenidoKelvyn BienvenidoGün önce
  • we actually get to hear and see the clip? Click-bait-y-ish.

    Stone LoverStone LoverGün önce
  • Narrator needs to STFU and let us listen to the skits.

    Reality BytesReality Bytes2 gün önce
  • Super annoying commercial interruptions. Let's make a video and then immediately ruin it because we're so greedy we gotta cram MORE ads in

    Nikadoo 22Nikadoo 222 gün önce
  • The top 2 are definitely the best.

    gary reardongary reardon2 gün önce
  • If I could watch a bit without an ad that I couldn't skip right during the set-up, this may have been funnier

    eggynesseggyness2 gün önce
  • This would be good, if you actually played the clips instead of describing them in detail and then jumping to the next one. *Fail!* Aren't clips covered under fair use? If not, why bother?

    Scott McManScott McMan2 gün önce
  • Rebecca is awesome

    DelightDelight3 gün önce
  • I’m in tears watching this

    GabriellaGlamourGabriellaGlamour3 gün önce
  • I like the skits you pick for these top 10 snl breaking character moments. But it seems you think your voice over is more important than the clips in the countdown. Or maybe you are from a radio background. Where you had to describe what listeners couldnt see. But it is not as entertaining listening to you talk over every laugh and its cause. Explaining what we could be enjoying if you weren't talking over it. You can pause. Cut to you. Simply give the behind the scenes info we may not know. Play clip. I always have to go and individually look up each of the top clips I haven't seen. Right after you "showing" them. And watch them again...for the first time.

    Elbow NeckSnapElbow NeckSnap3 gün önce
  • The Nerds with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray

    Julie LichtenbergJulie Lichtenberg3 gün önce
  • Hey, Rebecca. Nice to meet you!

    Richard HerbertRichard Herbert3 gün önce
  • There was a real old one with Candace Bergen (the first woman to host the show). She was in a skit with Gilda Radner, something about fundraising for the very dumb. Candace gets the characters' names confused and Gilda (the dumb one) has to correct her. Then Gilda launches on a monologue and you see Candice desperately trying to hold on. Then Gilda ad-libs a line ("Some people, even Fern here...") and it totally destroys Bergen. I think she slumps to the floor from her chair from laughing. She did recover and finish the sketch. Couldn't have been easy.

    Doug McElroyDoug McElroy3 gün önce
  • I remember in the 8th grade before summer started, my history teacher wheeled a tv into the classroom. We all thought he was going to force us to do one last school related thing before the year ended. No. He put the tv on and played a recorded tape he had of the "more cowbell" skit 😂 he thought it was too funny to not show us.

    Persephone BlackPersephone Black3 gün önce
  • Would have been better if they actually showed the 10 times. ???

    Duane CavanaghDuane Cavanagh3 gün önce
  • A couple cast members, Tracy Morgan most notably, took Jimmy Fallon aside and told him to stop breaking on purpose for attention...

    Matt KrywyjMatt Krywyj4 gün önce
  • oh watch mojo lady. how i hate your voice

    Sydney TempletonSydney Templeton4 gün önce
  • Jesus how many ads will cut me off?!

    Amy SpauldingAmy Spaulding4 gün önce
  • i didnt like having a face to her voice. i pictured her looking much differently..

    Brianna KantharajBrianna Kantharaj4 gün önce
  • I remember Farley's Motivational Speaker skit. I laughed so hard I cried. The acid might have had a little to do with it, but not much because it's still as funny today!

    Mike AreMike Are4 gün önce
  • It would be great if you would stop talking so we could actually hear the skits..

    LaR E.LaR E.4 gün önce
  • Fallon laughing doesn't count.

    Marshall Islands GMarshall Islands G4 gün önce
  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat

    Bryan BokserBryan Bokser5 gün önce
  • “Happiest Place on Earth?” Is DEFINITELY my favorite. I always scream at “I can’t have children”. 💀

    Joel BarrientesJoel Barrientes5 gün önce
  • Debbie Downer😆😂

    Patti HarveyPatti Harvey5 gün önce
  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat... Great line.

    Jason918114Jason9181145 gün önce
  • These corporate compilations suck! I want to hear the comedy not this bitch's voice.

    kevin gkevin g6 gün önce
  • STF up and let us hear the skit bitch

    e fe f6 gün önce
  • ‘You try making it through this without a smile creep across your face! Cause this is-Hey we’re root, and we can save you up to 52% off your car insurance rates. Download the app, and take root for a ride today.’ I hate you TRvision, I hate you watchmojo, I don’t even know you Root but I hate your guts. I wish all the bad things in life happen to you and nobody else but you

    Jack CostelloJack Costello8 gün önce
  • This comment section is 90% people not understanding copyright laws.

    Stephanie McLarenStephanie McLaren8 gün önce
  • what about Regine or what was her name ?!!! they couldn't breathe in that sketch

    AlSamaani Bassel.AlSamaani Bassel.8 gün önce
  • Would love to see you do this with The Carol Burnett Show. But actually show the skits.

    Tracey TrotterTracey Trotter9 gün önce
  • Check out this character break. Fallon STARTS the skit laughing.

    Paul L'AbbatePaul L'Abbate9 gün önce
  • No Bee Gees?

    waimea09waimea099 gün önce
  • Rebecca you are BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Seafood KillaSeafood Killa10 gün önce
  • I liked the skit with Jimmy Fallon and Sean Hayes, they were these snooty high end fashion store employees. Will Ferrel came in on a motorized cart and he pulled out this teeny cell phone. Everyone broke character and started cracking up.

    ChalchiuhtlicueChalchiuhtlicue10 gün önce
  • ok why is the narrator so damn pretty?

    Joshua PauleyJoshua Pauley10 gün önce
  • C'mon- SERIOUSLY??? Show the ORIGINAL 1978 SNL clip with Gilda Radner and Candace Bergen with Gilda making Candace COMPLETELY break and bust out laughing.........or does your research prohibit anything pre -1995???

    grease58grease5810 gün önce
  • Controversial statement, Jimmy Fallon ruined the classic Cow Bell sketch due to his breaking character moment.

    Izet YuseinIzet Yusein11 gün önce
  • Breaking is boring. Holding a straight face (like in the Chippendale's sketch) separates the pros from the amateurs.

    Rolling OrmondRolling Ormond11 gün önce
    • Eh sometimes. There's been plenty of times where then breaking really made the skit.

      ChalchiuhtlicueChalchiuhtlicue10 gün önce
  • Why don’t you show the funny clips.....???

    Brittany PatrossoBrittany Patrosso14 gün önce
  • What what where TF is the right to extreme stupidity with Candice Bergan & Gilda Radner? Radner: hnmm that milk was not very good im still thirsty. Bergan: thats because you poured it in your purse, you're not very bright are you Fern? (Bergmans character is Fern not Radners & Radner counters without so much as a paused) we cant all be brainy like Fern here. Bergman is unable to put it together even there just barely by the end of the skit. Finally calming down just long enough to deliver her final line still trembling.

    Doug MorrisonDoug Morrison15 gün önce
  • wow... fekking lame.. i watched until i fell asleep at 5:45 .. shitty vid...

    chuckychucky15 gün önce
  • What about the Gap girls at the food court?

    Aaron RueschAaron Ruesch15 gün önce
    • P.S. I always thought the Cow Bell sketch would be funnier if they didn't laugh.

      Aaron RueschAaron Ruesch15 gün önce
  • Best one in my opinion was the one with Kristen Wigg, and Maya Rudolf, where they are gameshow prize presenters with weird accents. Bill Hader is in it, too, and everyone straight loses their shit. Funny as hell.

    Andre KlugelAndre Klugel15 gün önce
  • It’s so much funnier when you explain it 🙄

    BrookeBrooke16 gün önce
  • "My Girlfriend works at Yoshinova BeefBall"...

    Gurumoorthy GanesanGurumoorthy Ganesan16 gün önce
  • Improvised humour is the best

    Lucian SLucian S16 gün önce
  • cool......thanks for talking the whole time

    bfosterchild69bfosterchild6916 gün önce
  • her voice is so perfect wtf.

    FirechargedrumsFirechargedrums16 gün önce
  • Ditch the narration.

    TsterMr63TsterMr6316 gün önce
  • The sketches didn't show enough before the 'breaking' parts. A bit too much narration. I guess there's a limit or license issue, or I just have to look up the individual sketches.

    Kat TuringanKat Turingan17 gün önce
  • Jamie Foxx- Maine Justice

    Ally BeeAlly Bee17 gün önce
  • Just my opinion, but none of them were as good as Chris Farley as Matt Foley. He is, was, and will always be a legend. ❤

    NativeTexanNativeTexan18 gün önce
  • 11:49 did she say Chris Cornell?

    Kris FrederickKris Frederick18 gün önce
  • Want some skin for that tan?

    Jaron HJaron H18 gün önce
  • I wonder what these clips would look like without the constant commentary.

    James MatthewsJames Matthews18 gün önce
  • Geez Louise..., the host needs to STOP TALKING and let the actual scenes make us laugh. Learn to say NOTHING when the clips roll already.

  • I was expecting ''The Californians: Corina's return'' in the top 10

    Theo BazingaTheo Bazinga18 gün önce
Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live