Okay, ‘SNL.’ That was hilarious. Fred Armisen and the cast spoofed ‘Dead Poets Society’ on the May 21 finale and turned that classic scene into something out of a horror movie. Click to WATCH!
Saturday Night Live surprised everyone by spoofing Robin Williams’ classic film Dead Poets Society on the May 21 finale. You know that scene when Mr. Keating’s students stand on their desks as an act of protest? Well, this spoof makes that moment hilariously gory and then some.
This sketch might just be the funniest, most unexpected thing SNL has done in years. “Farewell, Mr. Bunting” starts out very similar to the1 1989 movie. Mr. Bunting (played by host Fred Armisen) comes back to get his things after getting fired. As he leaves, his students begin to stand on their desks to protest him leaving.
“I sing my song for all to hear,” the students say as they stand on their desks. But when one student (Pete Davidson) stands up, he gets decapitated by the ceiling fan!
Mr. Bunting catches the student’s head, and the mayhem begins. Blood shoots everywhere, covering the students from head to toe. When the student’s body falls, a classmates catches it and more blood spurts in his face. (Also, Beck Bennett gives us some serious Josh Charles vibes.)
The whole scene is pure insanity. The student’s head gets cut in half and thrown out the window. Once it’s all over, Mr. Bunting just stands there shocked and confused. “I’m going to take off,” he says. The students look at him like they want to kill him. If Quentin Tarantino was in charge, that just might be the sequel.
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