NBC’s live remake of ‘The Sound Of Music’ was the butt of a ton of jokes after it aired on Dec. 5. So of course ‘Saturday Night Live’ had to take their shots too, and they did on Dec. 7 with a skit featuring one of their most famous former cast members. Read on to watch!
Carrie Underwood‘s The Sound of Music aired on the same channel as Saturday Night Live, but that didn’t stop the comedy show from making fun of it on Dec. 7. With the help of former cast mate Kristen Wiig and one of her most famous characters, SNL pulled off a hilarious spoof of the ill-fated live remake.
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SNL didn’t so much make fun of Carrie and her version of The Sound of Music (which were definitely low-hanging fruit). Instead the show used the remake as a way to feature Dooneese, Kristen’s weird, little-handed, huge-foreheaded character. Dooneese was one of Kristen’s most popular recurring characters during her time on SNL, so the audience was pleasantly surprised when she crashed The Sound of Music party.
The sight gag of Dooneese was enough to get a ton of laughs, but the skit hit its funniest points when she was incorporated into the musical. “Doe, a deer, a female deer,” SNL cast member Kate McKinnon sang, before being interrupted when she got to “Ray.”
“The guy in the barn that tries to lay on me,” Dooneese weirdly croaked. This continued with Dooneese singing stranger and stranger things, like, “I sewed a chicken to the floor!”
You get it, it was freaking weird. But that’s Dooneese.
It was an interesting way to spoof The Sound of Music, and at the very least SNL found a way to get in on the joke without being overly mean. What did you think of it, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro