Tim Robinson Used Rejected SNL Sketches on I Think You Should Leave


-I love this show so much.
-Thank you, Seth. -You’ve been here in past years, talking about your great show
“Detroiters,” which I also love. It has been so fun.
We met as writers at “SNL,” and to watch you
doing sketch comedy like this makes me very happy. You’re doing it with Zach Kanin.
-That’s right. -John Solomon, both writers
you met at “SNL” as well. What was your — was it fun
to sit in the room and write? And do you feel like you’ve gotten better at
writing sketches, as far as the speed
in which you write them? -Mm…No, not really.
-Yeah. -I feel like we still —
Coming from “SNL,” I think we still have
that same work mentality, which is, like,
you sit around — You get there early,
but then you just sit there and [Bleep] and talk,
and then you’re like, “Oh, my God!
We got to do something!” -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -So it’s still that same thing.
-Right. -We need that ticking clock,
I think. -You have some great guest stars
from your time there as well — Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, our friend Conner O’Malley… Will Forte —
one of my favorite sketches. And I feel like Will —
You used him as well you could ever use him. It was an airplane sketch. There’s what Will’s
looking like. And, um —
[ Laughter ] I mean, do you want to give up
the premise of this sketch? -Sure. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-Yeah. -Yeah, so he —
A long time ago, 30 years ago, took a flight, and a baby —
he was going to London, and a baby cried the entire time
and ruined his flight and then ruined his trip
to London. So he vowed to get revenge
on me, who was the little baby. [ Laughter ] But then, while I’m going
on my honeymoon, he’s like, “Remember me?”
[ Laughter ] -And there’s a lot of
close screaming. How — like, how hard was it to
get through a sketch like that in a two-shot with Forte
screaming at you? -It was so hard.
Akiva had — The director. -Akiva, also from “SNL.” The Lonely Island produced
this show, I should know. -Yep. And he kept having him
to be like, “Tim, you’re on camera, man.
You can’t just be like…” [ Laughter ] Forte would come in and be like, “I hope my breath is okay,
buddy.” [ Laughter ] -You —
“I think you should leave” is basically the statement
of thesis for this whole show. A lot of the characters
are people who just fully commit
to something. I mean, that is a perfect sort
of opening sentence, that sketch
that we just showed — of people who will not admit
they’re wrong. -Right.
-And it was fun to watch because there are some things
that I remember even you having written
at “SNL” — -Uh-huh.
-You know, that for whatever reason
didn’t work there that sort of flourish here. Was that fun to find things that you had thought were funny
maybe five years ago and now finally have them
fully realized on camera? -Absolutely. It was so great.
-Yeah. -Yeah, things that didn’t work
on “SNL” or like, yeah. It was so nice to be able
to bring them back and be like, “Okay, it is okay.”
-[ Laughs ] -And I am okay.
[ Laughter ] -There were so many
guest stars I recognize that we’re friends with.
There was one scene where it’s basically a —
What do you call it? A focus group.
-Uh-huh. -…to talk about things people
want in a new car. -Yeah.
-There was an actor in it. And I do want to show a clip
of him, but real quick — Did you just find —
How did you find him? -His name is Ruben Rabasa, and he auditioned,
and we were blown away. He’s a very good actor.
-And I will say watching this, I thought, “Oh, my God,
you’ve found the perfect person for a Tim and Zach sketch,”
’cause he’s real crazy. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -Let’s take a look
at what I’m talking about. -What do we think
it should look like? -Sleek.
-Good. -High tech.
-Aerodynamic. -Too small.
-I’m sorry? -Too small.
So when you get in there, you’re like,
“If the steering wheel fly off, I’m toast.” -Oh. Okay, I don’t know why
we’d make it too small. -I think it’s a good idea
and I stand by. -Okay. Maybe it could have,
like, a sporty look. -Great.
-Teacher’s pet. [ Laughter ] -Any other ideas?
-Stinky! [ Laughter ] -I just — I don’t know what
I love about him so much. But it is —
-And I just realized, showing Forte and playing him,
they got a real similar look. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -Not every character on the show
looks like that. -Yeah.
It must be really weird when you, as an actor
who, that’s your actual look, come in and you see Forte. And that’s what they made him to
look crazy in a sketch, and you’re just like —
-“Hey, that’s what I look like.” -Yeah. “That’s my, like,
normal look, man.” We’ve talked about your kids.
You’ve got one of each. Penny is your daughter, yeah?
-Yep. -And she shows up on
your Instagram. She’s kind of an Instagram star.
-Yeah, she is. -Does she love the camera?
-She does. She really does. But last time
I came on the show, I — We talked about her,
and when I got home — You know, she does funny bits,
and I ask her if I can record them,
and sometimes she says “yes,” sometimes she says “no.” But she did a funny bit, and I
was like, “Can I record that?” She’s like,
“You gotta pay me money.” [ Laughter ] And I was like, “You know what?
You’re 100% right. I respect that.” So now if I record one.
I give her money. -Oh, wow, just on the recording? -Just — yeah.
I’m like, “Yeah, okay.” She’s like, “5 bucks.”
-Okay. -She’ll negotiate with me, too.
-With this one, I think it was Wi-Fi hot spot.
Is that what we’re gonna watch? -We had just moved and we didn’t
have Wi-Fi yet, so she wanted me to set up
a Wi-Fi hotspot with my phone. -Okay. And I think she was
pretty cool about it. Let’s take a look.
-Yeah. -Get me a Wi-Fi hotspot now! [ Laughter ] Now, I said. [ Laughter ] [ Applause ]
-Yep, yep, yep. Penny! 10 bucks is coming home
for you, Penny. -What about Buster?
Buster is older? Younger? -Buster is older.
-Gotcha. And does Buster love the camera? -Hold on. Let me put this
in my pocket. I don’t wanna… -Yeah, yeah.
-Yeah. He doesn’t like the camera
as much. -Gotcha.
-He’s super funny, too, but he doesn’t want me
to record him, so I don’t. But he, like, dances
around the house and stuff. -I also appreciate a kid
who doesn’t love the camera, so give that to Buster for me.
-Oh, my God. -I mean, I don’t want
to just reward, you know, people who love the lens. -That’s great.
-Yeah, yeah. We need some behind the camera
people as well, you know? -Yes, people who don’t want
to be in front of the camera get paid, too.
-Yeah, absolutely. Buddy, congratulations
on the show. I cannot tell everyone here
how much you have to see it. And it’s just always such
a pleasure to have you here. -Thank you, buddy.
-That’s Tim Robinson, everybody.

100 comments

  • Ricky Roma

    I was waiting for him to either 'lose it', cry or jump on his desk.

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  • abe wilcox

    Guy's a genius. Seth Myers is an idiot

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  • Wonder Woman

    I’m just glad they pull your hair up but NOT OUT!

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  • Sheraton R

    DON’T COME OUT AGAIN UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT CHUNKY DOES! YOU HAD ALL SUMMER TO FIGURE IT OUT!!

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  • Jesus

    your name's Billy too? No that's why I'm so fucking confused

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  • imrahilification

    "one of each" WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT EXACTLY SETH

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  • TJ Jensen

    not a lot of people know that SNL started out as a comedy show

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  • gelly123

    FREAKIN' BONE-IES!!!

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  • gelly123

    We gotta kill Skelletrex…he's HUUUUGEEE

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  • Sam Thomas

    I saw that sketch, it’s super uncomfortable and very funny

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  • ElTurbinado

    That clip of his kid made me feel like I had gum in my mouth

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  • Mx. Magoo

    Bwahahahhaha! I knew it! All I could say when first watching the show 😂

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  • Katy May

    He’s great

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  • Ethan Merbaum

    Bozo Dubbed Over, Space between each word

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  • Jordan Weimer

    Easily my favorite new show.

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  • Jeremy Cohen

    Tim and Eric have been doing this humor for years….I think You Should Leave is just a little toned down but the surreal, absurdist, and at time Lynchian flavors are completely ingrained in What Tim and Eric have been doing for 15+ years. Not even a shout out from Seth of Tim Heidecker being a guest star in one of this show's episodes. Great Job!

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  • Jane Cronkhite

    RUN, DON'T WALK, AND WATCH TIM'S SHOW.

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  • L Moua

    You guys should watch Bozo Dubs Over next. I guess it’s like…a viral video of Bozo dubbed over? Don’t forget to put spaces between each word when you search it.

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  • dynaboyj L.

    If only people actually still watched late night TV lmao this show would be huge

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  • DAZZLER DAZ

    Heavily front-loaded, first two episodes were the funniest fucking thing I've seen in the best part of ten years and then suddenly it dropped off into very mediocre stuff

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  • MPHswayze

    Nothing comes between me & my TC Tuggers.

    Nothing.

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  • Chubby Chicken

    The funniest show I’ve watched in years.

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  • SeanMcG

    They came from under the ground AND FROM ALL OVER

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  • Donald Pierce

    These were such shallow questions. I have so many better questions for this writer. I love his work and really want to know where his ideas come from, not "was it hard to be so close to Forte's face" and "how did your daughter ask for your wifi hotspot that one time on instagram"… honestly wtf Seth…

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  • Sam Wiener

    a GOOD a-STEERING WHEEL that doesn't FLY out the WINDOW

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  • David Koval

    Seth's UH interview style UHHHH is sort of UHHHHHHHHHHH

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  • al g

    Thay dude is funny as hell! The funniest sketches involve him in his show

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  • al g

    "ARE YOU TELLIN ME?"

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  • Aidan Cabral

    totally unrelated but im rewatching rn and i completely missed that rhys coiro’s character in the bones sketch is named billy (hopefully in reference to his tenure as billy walsh on entourage)

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  • Gabriel Davis

    WHOAAAHHH A MOTOCYCLE!!!!

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  • Shawn Holcomb

    He's actually a regular on the Colgate Hour.

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  • David Sabel

    TC Tuggers isn’t a joke…..

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  • SharpieSniffer663

    I think you should leave has got to be the most random as hell sketch show I’ve ever seen. Every sketch is just a fucking fever dream and I love it. I hope they make more season of it. So hilarious.

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  • Tim Balch

    STINKYYY

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  • Brian Genthner

    I hope that show lasts forever.

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  • Dillon Baker

    I guess it's a viral video where bozo dubs over

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  • godfatherNYC

    His show is GENIUS.

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  • Eyes Jaded

    If you like the gift………..

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  • Anonymous Weirdo

    Yeah. It shows. Both his show and SNL are rather pathetic. The best sketch in his series is the first one. It's all down hill from there. I would believe the writers just sit around and bullshit until the last minute and have to slap some sophomoric nonsense together that barely scratches the surface of comedy. Tim should try his hand at something else.

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  • David Schulz

    I really like some of the sketches, but seem seem like duds. I dunno, am I alone in this?

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  • Max Herold

    Jacob don’t you go ANYWHERE NEAR THAT

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  • samus1421

    I Think You Should Leave is fucking hilarious.

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  • Josh Mickelson

    “Where the horses are hung like you”

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  • Kazushi Saku57

    "Used Rejected SNL Sketches" That does not surprise me. I Think You Should Leave is not funny and SNL is hit or miss at best. Thank you and goodnight.

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  • Naz Rojas

    Love this show! Who else thinks this guy is the spitting image of Peter Schrager from Good Morning Football?!

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  • grt002

    Too bad SNL accepted Diner Lobster!

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  • mysticwizard

    From the first sketch, the word that came to describe his brand of comedy in my mind was hostile. I love it.

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  • Mike D

    “Oh my gawd! He ah-mit it!”

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  • Kyle Noe

    Damn, nose a double black diamond.

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  • Marcus Jones

    YOU CAN'T TAKE A DUMP IN YOUR OWN HOUSE BECAUSE YOUR TOILET CAN'T SUCK EM DOWN

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  • Showtime123

    Literally one of the best shows on netflix

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  • Showtime123

    Funny how they used rejected sketches although the sketches on the show are infinitely better than anything on SNL in the past decade

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  • Krummy Raider

    Nice change of pace. No political jokes for once.

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  • Joe Wellman

    Im not even sepostda BE hereee

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  • Cam Clark

    The show is hilarious. Tim and Eric vibes

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  • max minghela

    Chunky, Airplane Vengeance, Dog humped, Car Focus group are some of the best skits that comes first in my mind.

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  • Adam D Bowden

    Good stuff, haven't full heartedly laughed so hard I was in tears in a very long time. It's a good feeling, like a purge of depression and despair..

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  • Robert Noble Music

    Leave a like in memory of the great Roy Donk.

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  • Nicola Young

    Please no one murder me but….

    I didn't really find the show that funny.
    I'm sorry.
    Maybe there's a reason though,
    I'm 16, is it an age thing?
    Is there anyone else that feels this way? I did watch the entire show, I feel like I just didn't get it, I found it odd.

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  • Jonathan Foreman

    I work as a sub contractor, I’m not supposed to use drugs. But one night, I took a break from sobriety and got high on some thc. I saw this show on Netflix and it reminded me of something along the lines of Dr. Brûlé and Tim and Eric. So I put it on. And I did not stop snickering and cracking up…my family woke up.

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  • Mshall S

    I had never heard of the guy, checked out one episode on netflix and was hooked – really funny stuff.

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  • fla la

    Watch the series on Netflix if you haven’t already, its funny
    + the Will Forte sketch is hilarious: https://youtu.be/HkOguZfNJUo

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  • Mary Rosette Sorrilla

    Its restaurant policy that one person can't eat all the fully loaded nachos if you order it for the table

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  • T Swager

    Anyone else looking for the “The day Robert Palin shot me down” song???

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  • Bobby Bricks

    “I shouldn’t even be here” -bozo dubbed over

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  • FijiUnited

    This guy’s about to JACK OWFF.

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  • Brandon Ellis

    Watching youtube with these bags of meat!

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  • Mark Patterson

    So you you wouldn’t have any QUAMS if I ATE the gift receipt and it didn’t exist anymore

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  • Josh PaperDragon

    I thought he was lowkey taking shots this interview. then
    6:20 "I CANNOT tell everyone, here how much they need to see it." 😂🤦🏽‍♂️
    I actually thought it was really funny

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  • Matt Brasen

    he really should have looked at the camera when he said that people behind the camera get paid too

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  • angrynorway

    “Your record collection is very meat & potatoes, Liz.”

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  • Hop Music

    Yeah guys, theres motorcycles

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  • Patrick Bateman

    The belt that he's wearing right now, it's from Angels and Archways

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  • True Piscean

    Your babysitter excuse blew up in my face and now I have to embarrass Barry

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  • Alex Daniel

    That girl is her father’s daughter! She’s the spits.

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  • Games Cubes

    Two motorcycles with a little house in the middle?…

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  • Vulcan

    I dont understand how they got any usable shots filming this show I wouldn't be able to keep it together

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  • tyler b

    Mudpie

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  • Big_ Bumpis

    Did he say TIM AND ZACH SKETCH instead of TIM AND ERIC SKETCH? hmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • GodlessPeaceSign

    I HOPE YOU FUCKIN DIE HARLEY JARVIS

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  • Todd Johnson

    Leave it to Seth to like the two worst sketches on the show.

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  • clutchgame09

    you have to marry your mother in lawwww

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  • pizzasuits

    PALM tree girls love PALM tree guys.

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  • ThatGuy678

    THATS A CHUNKY

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  • Craig Silva

    Nobody want to buy 1000 plastic meatballs, KAREN!

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  • yomanglo

    What a misleading title. That's not the case.. He literally says maybe we won't use them, and then come back to them a few years later and they realize "Hey, they are really funny!".

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  • thepassionofthegoose

    Members of the Turbo Team sign off.

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  • Spencer Coulter

    “Are we even gonna get anything now?” Santa comes early was my favorite sketch by far. So funny lol

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  • Marc Odin

    Such a horrible show and I had such high hopes for it after watching detroiters and loving detroiters

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  • Stephen Delahoy

    Has that ever happened to you?

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  • Quinn Davis

    You have to marry your mother in law

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  • Sahara L

    i loved the birthday gift & the focus group one 😂😂

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  • Isaak Allen

    Now you have to marry your mother in law, or you have to admit you SUCK.

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  • Mike Lando !

    AND THEN YOU LOOK IN THE TRASH AND FIND A RECIPT FROM HOME DEPOT FOR A TOILET THE EXACT SAME SIZE BUT WITH A JOKE HOLE THATS JUST FOR FARTS

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  • Toby Flenderson

    The church bells they were ringin’
    The clouds were low and brown
    The horses they were neighin’
    The day Robert palins shot me down
    He rode into town on a jet black mare
    Spat and hitched her to a tree
    He made his way to the town saloon
    The day Robert palins murdered me
    It was also the night that the skeletons came to life
    They came from under he ground
    And from all over
    Palins grabbed the preachers daughter he aimed his shooter at my crown
    He cocked that crooked hammer back and he brought that hammer down
    Exactly
    The bones are the skeletons money
    In our world bones equal dollars
    That’s why they’re coming out tonight
    To get their bones from you
    The skeletons will pull your hair
    Up
    But not out
    All they want is another chance at life
    They’ve never seen so much food as this
    Underground there’s half as much food as this
    And the worms are their money
    The bones are their dollars
    The bullet ripped inside my chest
    the clouds
    They did storm
    My sweet Marie
    She cried for me
    And then I was no more
    And it was also the night that the skeletons came to life
    The bones are their money
    So are the worms
    They pull your hair up
    but not out
    To turn into a man and have another chance at life
    But if they pull it out they turn to bones

    “Gospels not selling, give me something spooky”

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  • nito larioza

    Great guy to work for. Had a blast working on this series…

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  • Cut Off Your Head

    Bozo dubbed over

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  • Wrednax

    The people at SNL probably love their mother in law

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  • Adub Htown

    Their loss.

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  • brown beast

    Mud pie

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