Chris Kattan and Jimmy Compare Memories of SNL’s Iconic More Cowbell Sketch


[ Both babbling ] [ Laughter ] -We always end up
doing that character. That was —
That was Hollywood. -That was Hollywood,
a character called Hollywood. They go, “Ahh, ooh-ah, ooh.” [ Laughter ] -And for some reason,
it didn’t take off. -I don’t know why.
-Why not? -But he did also go —
he goes, “Everybody, everybody.” -Oh, that’s right.
“Hollywood, everybody.” -That part took off
just a little bit. -It did a little bit, yeah.
-Yeah. -How many characters
do you think that you’ve created
in your brain? -In my brain?
-Yeah. -Way too many.
[ Laughter ] -Yeah, way too many.
-Yeah. -But, I mean, really, I mean,
I was lucky enough to work with you for how many —
-Me too, yeah, with you. -At least five seasons.
-Five seasons, yeah. -I loved it.
-Yeah. Thank you. -I just love the way
your brain works. -Works.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ] -I know what
you’re gonna say any — Yeah, I know the next words
that you’re gonna say. -We finish each other
sandwiches, yeah. [ Laughter ] -Really?
-You were on — -Yeah. “SNL.”
I was on “SNL.” -No, no.
But you were on our show. -Oh, yes, that’s right.
[ Laughter ] -Yes, you were on “SNL,” but you were on our show
with Horatio Sanz and Tracy Morgan.
-Look at that. -We were doing
“I Wish it was Christmas Today.” -“Christmas Today.”
-And then, Ariana Grande… -Tracy was so excited
to come back. He was like, “We got
the band back together.” -Yeah. That’s right.
[ Laughter ] We did.
-You did. -And Ariana came
and jumped in the sketch. -Exactly, look.
-And look what she did. She put her arm —
her hands on my shoulders. -Yeah.
-Isn’t that nice? -Isn’t that nice of her?
-And she’s like a little — like a little bird
perched on my shoulders. [ Laughter ]
-Little bird. -And what was so weird, though, was people got very territorial
on the Internet. -Oh, really?
-Like, she’s so — By the way,
she’s the most sweetest, most grounded —
grounded woman ever. She is.
-Yeah. -And she’s got so many big fans, ’cause she’s, like,
the number-one pop star. And people on the Internet
were like, “She — She’s not — She doesn’t have her hands
on his shoulder. She’s hold — She’s helping him
hold up the keyboard.” But, look, there’s no —
there’s no strap. -But what are you talking about?
Why would they say that? -I don’t know.
‘Cause they got territorial. -She shouldn’t be in the sketch?
-No, no. That her hands
were on my shoulders, like, that’s kind of like —
they would be, “She’s obviously
holding up the keyboard.” -You were —
-That’s what they’re saying. Why would they
get mad about that? People from Afghanistan
and Beloit were all mad. Not them specifically,
but it’s — -What are you talking about?
[ Laughter ] -People all over world.
-No one should be mad at all. It’s a funny sketch.
-No, they were mad. -Yeah, no one’s mad.
-Okay, good. [ Laughter ] I’m glad we cleared that up.
-I know. You were very excited.
You were a big fan. -I was very excited.
-You were like, “Ariana Grande.” [ Both babbling ]
[ Laughter ] Yeah.
-She DMs me sometimes, too. -Oh, really?
-Yeah, yeah. -So you’ve become friends
from that? -Very exciting, yeah. Sometimes I’ll DM her,
and I’ll go, like, “Hi,” and she’ll send me black hearts.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ]
Which is a good thing, I think. -Yes.
[ Laughter ] That’s, like, her logo. That’s like her thing she does
with people she loves. -Exactly.
She loves that. And, you know, all of a sudden,
I’ll see her walk out on Coachella, I’m like, “Oh,
that was inappropriate timing.” [ Laughter ] -She is a big star.
-Yeah, big star. -You can’t just text her things.
-Yeah. -This book —
Congrats, by the way, on writing a book.
“Baby, Don’t Hurt Me.” Are those real monkeys on the —
-Those are, yeah. -Yeah.
-Yeah. -In this, you talk about
your childhood. You talk about “SNL.”
-Yes. -You talk about Groundlings. I just want to go through
a couple… -Okay.
-…sketches, if you don’t mind. First of all, what sketch do
people ask you about the most? -Probably “More Cowbell,”
I would think. -Yeah, “More Cowbell.”
-Yeah. -That’s what
I get asked about, too. -You get that, too?
-Yeah, here’s me and you… -Isn’t that crazy?
-…and Will Ferrell. -Everybody loves that sketch
so much. There we are.
[ Laughter ] -I’m the baby. [ Cheers and applause ] What do you —
-Now — -What do remember
about the sketch? Because I might have
a different view. -Well, I remember —
Well, first of all, everyone remembers
his stomach fell out and everybody broke character. But I think —
This is what happened. This is my story, anyway.
-Okay, you tell me your story, and I’ll tell you
what really happened. -Everybody, take a seat.
[ Laughter ] -They are sitting.
No one’s standing up. [ Laughter ] -Well, Will said to me
before we went live, he said, “When you say your line,
‘Don’t blow this for –‘” My line is,
“Don’t blow this for us, Gene!” That’s my line.
-Wow, yeah. -So, I say one — thank you.
-Please sit down. -So I say that line.
And I do it live, and I — and he didn’t realize
how strong — He said,
“Push me as hard as you can.” And he didn’t realize
how strong I am. Because I’m pretty strong.
I mean, I’m small, But I’m pretty —
I’m built like an ant kind of. [ Laughter ] You know?
-What does that mean? -Just like —
You know how ants are like — Like, a little ant will crawl,
and he’s carrying, like, a little twig on his back?
-Yeah. -It’s like equivalent to a tree
in the ant world. [ Laughter ] So by carrying —
[ Laughter ] -So, you were like an ant.
Yeah, you’re built like an ant. No, I get it.
-I’m built like an ant. -Yes, of course.
-“Hey, he’s stronger than he looks.”
-Yeah. -So, like — So, like I —
-You pushed Will. -Say my line,
“Don’t blow this for us, Gene!” and I push him really hard, and I can see in his eyes,
he’s like, “Wow, you’re strong. You’re like an ant.”
[ Laughter ] And then —
-“You’re like an ant.” -In my world, it makes sense.
-Yeah, of course. -And then his stomach falls out.
-And that’s what — -And that’s when he —
Well, look. Here, here.
-Yeah. -He’s like —
He’s looking at me like, “Oh, my God, you’re strong.
You’re like an ant.” [ Laughter ] And I’m like,
“You’re right, I am strong. I’m like an ant.”
-No, no, no. Here’s what happened.
-And you were like — You’re just laughing,
because that’s what happened. -No —
[ Laughter ] -That’s my story.
-We were doing the sketch, and I don’t know
if you remember, Adam McKay wrote this.
-Right. -At dress rehearsal,
it didn’t do that well. It was okay.
-Right. Correct. -And it was towards
the end of the show on air. -Oh, that’s right.
I remember that, yeah. -Usually the weirder sketches
are towards the end. -Sure.
-And this is there. And I remember Will wore
a smaller shirt for air. -That’s true. -So more of his stomach
would come out. And then, he had sunglasses on. So when you pushed him, like,
“Don’t blow this for us, Gene!” -You did a funny move.
His glasses flew off. -Oh. Did they?
-Yes. -I don’t remember that part.
-So his glasses flew off, and then I looked
at the eyes of a psycho. -Right.
-And then I go, “Wow.” -Yeah.
-And I go — and I was like — I was in the big leagues.
I didn’t even — This is like probably
my fifth show or something. I wasn’t even in — I shouldn’t be in the same room
as these two. -That is the most…
-…genius minds… -…strangest-looking stomach,
by the way. -No, it’s the greatest.
-It’s not normal. -And then everyone
just upped their game. You upped your game.
-Yeah. -Christopher Walken
was even doing like — -Oh, yeah, it was great. -He wasn’t even speaking, like,
the English language. He was like he was doing
an impression of himself. -Yeah, I think he was. -“You know
we got to have more cowbell!” Yeah.
-Yeah. -It was unbelievable.
And, that’s — Everyone always
talks about that sketch. -Yeah, they do.
They still do, yeah.

100 comments

  • George Martin

    if JOHNNY CARSON saw this he would say…"what the fuck did they do to my show?"

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  • halffulltome

    The fact that the audience didn't go nuts when he said "cowbell" means we have failed as a society. If you haven't watched that sketch go find it now and watch it.

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  • Greg Phillips

    Enjoyed him as a role player on SNL. Not so much here.

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  • Olosnah Crafts and More

    I am so glad Kattan is on any show really. I know it is difficult, but it would be nice to see him out more. Does he have a YouTube channel?
    #ono

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  • Michael Weston

    nobody liked him on the cast. Jimmy might have been the only one because he likes everyone and everything like a retarded donkey. pretty much all the rest of his castmates have roasted him at some point.

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  • Lady Typhon

    AGENT PISSANT!

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  • wonderpope

    They never ask him about the twilight zone sketch with Norm McDonald and Pamela Anderson?

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  • ryan shortish

    Biggest db to ever be on snl by far!

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  • Nisiepie N.

    Emilioooooooooo!

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  • richfictionfighter

    Corky Romano, anyone?

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  • Kevin Wheeler

    Jimmy is wrong

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  • caravann26

    Wow he's more horrible than I thought.im glad I'm out of touch ..and drunk

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  • Sid Uwi

    I love him as jed moseley

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  • April Israelson

    I bumped into him at Disney back in like 2006…nice guy. Took a pic with my friend.

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  • Lillian Graham

    i don't know why they didn't talk about dancing with the stars ?

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  • John Marcey

    The way Jimmy describes it is not the way it happened…Jimmy sucks

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  • hannahrae927

    I am so fucking lucky to have been able to meet Kattan a few months ago. He did hilarious stand up and I got to hug him. Amazing, sweet, actually really quiet man lol. I love him! Eeeek!! 😀 Also his MC said that I had contagious energy and that says a lot because he's usually an asshole. Like wtf. lolololol.

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  • Vincent H.

    Night at the Roxbury is besides Wayne's World the funniest SNL movie ever based on a sketch. It actually annoys me it's so underrated.

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  • cyborg316

    Chris Kattan doesnt getting a simpsons reference broke my heart

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  • Brandon Wilks

    It's funny watching the two of them pump each other up, considering they were both terrible on SNL. This is terrible interview.

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  • Emilio Gonzalez

    "We finish each other's sandwiches"

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  • blake duhon

    The entire time I’m thinking about the story Jim brewer told during stand up about Chris and norm McDonald. If you haven’t seen it then do yourself a favor and go watch it

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  • Nathan Nash

    This guy looks like an over grown midget

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  • Mouse Shadow

    elfin magic

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  • ww21943

    It’s nice to see Chris Kattan is still alive.

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  • Richard Griego

    He didn't get the sandwiches comment?? Martin Short synchronize swimming.

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  • Matt Finley

    Wow, that was boring as fxck.

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  • Ranger Danger

    RIP Will Farrell?

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  • Jim Kwim

    What a weird little gimp

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  • Karry Birnley

    I did love the More Cowbell sketch, but my favorite Chris Kattan character will ALWAYS be Mr. Peepers!

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  • iamradical

    It’s to bad Chris kattan never took off. He was one of the funniest SNL cast members ever. I guess they never found his “thing”

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  • thefilthelement

    Ive seen his standup, not bad but most of it he begged the audience to petition him back on SNL

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  • Patriot4TheTree

    Chris Kattan looks like a dwarf that got taller.

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  • Floord ford

    Well, off to go watch more cowbell. See you all there.

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  • Antoine Ferdinand

    Kattan? Wild, haven't seen hide nor hair of him since he was plugging Corky Romano.

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  • Hector Medina

    Chris Kattan is right. His glasses fell off wayyy before Chris yells “Don’t Blow this for me..” line. His look was of amazement on how aggressive Chris was acting.

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  • thefatman69fude

    I'm chris katan I'm not gay lol

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  • Steve Turco

    No can do babydoll

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  • Chief Lion

    Man I hope he didn’t lose his bottom teeth from smoking crack, he’s wearing bottom dentures.

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  • Cable Vamp

    Chris talking over Fallon like he’s reading his mind about Chris Kattan lol

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  • Cable Vamp

    Wait he said Beloit people were mad? I’m in Beloit 🤣

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  • wnerk o

    kataan reminds me of a smaller crazier robert downey jr.

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  • wnerk o

    he was great as a drill sergeant that spoke gibberish real loud.and he was a teacher or something that did the same thing.like a little cajun tommy lee jones.kind of a hard ass character.lmao

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  • Joseph Sloan

    That sketch is amazing. Probably in the top ten best SNL sketches.

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  • Michael Mendez

    "Chris just say you're gay" Norm Macdonald

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  • porta

    Will's glasses didn't fall off because of Kattan. They fell off when Will pushed over the mic stand

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  • Ninja Foot

    Kattan is like a shorter, less funnier, less laid, less masculine, less interesting version of Jim Varney

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  • Coral

    Chris Kattan is starting to look like Larry King!

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  • Sleeve Dapper

    And…..they were both wrong. Kattan was more right tho. Except that it wasn't a shove, he just grabbed the shirt and pulled a bit. Glasses flew off 2-3 seconds before that when Will kicked over the mic stand.

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  • cromagn1n

    Chris Kattan embarrasses me

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  • philip joseph

    He looks like willow

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  • Abraham Jimenez

    Fallon is so annoying he’s always wanting to talk and be in everything.

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  • Adam Malec

    Jimmy's wrong. The glasses fell off way before chris pulled Will Ferrell's shirt

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  • Xavier Acosta

    Do you ever just sit back and think about how incredibly unfunny jimmy fallon is? Lol

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  • Alexei Galan

    What bunch of crap

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  • C3 Studios

    Why does Kattan look and sound like he's a small person, gnome, dwarf, pygmy, shrimp, midget?

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  • C3 Studios

    This interview was so awkward because Kattan in his book they mention here accuses SNL, NBC, castmates, and Lorne Michaels (who produces SNL and Fallon's show) of a coverup stemming from what Kattan says is a disability he received from falling off a chair during an SNL sketch. This seems like an agreement to "Put me on your show in exchange for me not mentioning this ever again."

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  • Alex B

    No one likes Chris kattan. Sad

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  • Carlos De La Cruz T

    The funny thing is that not even Jimmy Fallon is allowed to put the damn sketch on youtube 😄

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  • Jennifer Kerr

    Woah, Chris is looking like mini-me!!! RIP Verne Troyer

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  • Mao Futah

    Jimmy seems like hes annoyed with him halfway thru.

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  • Sean Brennan

    Kattan is an asshole! Cant stand this guy and from what i understand no one from snl likes him either

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  • Nicholas Singarella

    Chris Kattan looks like if someone sucked 10 years of life out of Jon Stewart with the machine from The Princess Bride

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  • Simply Visual

    I love how Chris Kattan talks about how he's so small, yet he's taller than me lol. I must be even more so like an ant!

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  • ice909

    Still looks the same and looks like he’s doing well. Good for him.

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  • Nigerian Prince

    Why is the crowd silent?? Plus it seems like Jimmy was trying to play him off as lame. Kattan is waay funnier and Jimmy didn't wanna be one upped on his own show!

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  • Charlie Goodvibes

    Will's glasses came off when he pushed the mic stand over

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  • Crow

    no, his glasses flew off when he attacked the lead singer, not when the guitarist pushed him

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  • 5ocean7

    my favorite Chris Kattan character is MANGO!

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  • Ernesto james

    Did Mom get makeup on me again yes but it looks like you were making out sweet 😎

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  • themagicofd

    I got a FEVER!

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  • Joe Casson

    Both of you have a very bad memory of how that skit went down.

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  • Brent Wiggins

    Their Jeffrey's sketch was fantastic too. Chris was a customer in it but still funny.

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  • Chris straubel

    he seems gay., “Norm”

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  • Ray Cordova

    I tried meeting him but he was a dick and was all coked up

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  • Savage Ben

    Cringe Kattan

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  • gwolffy

    Chrissy kuntacan. Loves talking about himself

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  • Sand Man

    Kattan Looks like Chico Marx

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  • Alex Delarge

    Chris is my favorite closeted gay EVER!

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  • Jess Theory

    Love you chris kattan❤️❤️❤️

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  • Kody Nester

    Nice weed socks chris

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  • Ceylon

    MANGOOO!!! 🤩🥭

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  • Barrier Boy

    kattan is just one of those other worldly talent rockets. i'm always jealous of performers who can use movement so wizardly

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  • Angel Reckley

    Mango returns

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  • Drarry Rulz

    Babies, before we're done here, y'all be wearing gold plated diapers!!!

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  • Christopher Walken

    Yeah baby !!!

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  • xoxo

    he looks creepy

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  • Abel

    Why is it the Jimmy Fallon show? It should be the Chris Kattan show. Chris is so much more funnier.

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  • Abel

    Jimmy is so mean. He asked Chris what he meant like 3 or 4 different times. Uuuhhhh it wasn't that hard Jimmy he was pretty clear.

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  • Tanduay 5 years

    I really thought young chris was young jimmy in the movie night at roxbury

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  • HaiSun Gahd

    4 words. Corky Ramono on cocaine. Thee funniest shit ever. Literally cried and watched multiple time then showed multiple people and we cried lol

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  • Andrew Castor

    Mr Peepers!

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  • AttilatheThrilla

    3:03… You’re welcome 😁

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  • HauntyMoto

    Nice socks

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  • graz cill

    Chris was right, he did shake him and the glasses had already fallen off by that point. Jimmy was wrong

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  • The Mike Saunders Project

    two of the worst SNL guys

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  • Paul Altum

    His glasses came off when will pushed over the mic

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  • dodie rules

    All i hear in my head is Norm saying chris is gay af

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  • Tom My

    Guys wanna buy some cooookies????

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  • GravityBoy72

    He seems kinda gay.

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