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 about STFU and let us listen to the skits?

  • This is my first time seeing the watch mojo lady and I NEVER thought she would be hot

  • Gilda Radner and Candace Bergen is a classic one. Candace fall apart.

    Layla Writes LoveLayla Writes Loveวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Whoa the voice has a face

    Javier PradoJavier Pradoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I gotta have more cowbell!!!

    Taicia Chapman-VeneyTaicia Chapman-Veneyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rebecca was gonna get teeth whitened, but she got a tan instead.

    checkoutmyballzcheckoutmyballz3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow. The WatchMojo lady does not look anything like I imagined.

    The Jaysus NetworkThe Jaysus Network3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where's the Californian's one where Bill Hader is behind Kristin Wig and he's just losing it after Armisen says "What'r'you'doin'here??"

    Mary CatherineMary Catherine3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You keep talking about amazing moments, and then not showing them. Who edited this thing anyway?

    Ray in BerkeleyRay in Berkeley3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the best character break was duriong the league of extreme stupidity

    Emiliano FrancoEmiliano Franco3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How could you not list the sketch Jeffrey's with Sean Hayes. Jimmy Fallon is already losing it before a word is even spoken, but when Horatio Sanz shows up the damn bursts for Hayes, and Will appearing just ruins the sketch since nobody can function

    Peter WhitneyPeter Whitney4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • clicked for Bill Hader/Stefon

    Dani FallonDani Fallon4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • STFU!!!!!!

    Nude WingNude Wing4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My favorite sketch is when an actor plays a certain celebrity and said celebrity is also onscreeb

    Siobhan NeelySiobhan Neely4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m in love with the watch mojo girl

    Kasen RiceKasen Rice5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm afraid you've made a pronunciational error. It's not pronounced "hot tub," it's pronounced "hot *TUB*."

    Josh FreilichJosh Freilich5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • good lord i always though u have an amazing voice. i never knew how do u look like. good lord u also pretty!

    Marcus SimoesMarcus Simoes5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Get rid of this woman.

    KateKate6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How dare you heathens! Rebecca is just fine, face or no face.

    Jalen RoweJalen Rowe6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 C6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jeffrey’s isn’t on the list???? BOO

    Alandra HartmannAlandra Hartmann6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I was disappointed at not seeing Billy Crystal's Fernando interviewing Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

    Kit HarleyKit Harley6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what about cork soakers

    Chief OChief O6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • oops should have watched the whole video

      Chief OChief O6 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • janet jackson could not keep it together

      Chief OChief O6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember all of these! I so miss Chris Farley and Phil Hartman😢

    m .r.b7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • character breaking is lame

    Mack .DoggsMack .Doggs7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 50007 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!

    HappyleeHappylee7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I always pictured her out as a brunette... Kinda little disappointed...

    AnJo888AnJo8887 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The narrator should shut her mouth! Damn! Blah blah blah! Shut up woman!

    MikaelMikael7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Justin Timberlake snl episodes are the best

    Kelvyn BienvenidoKelvyn Bienvenido7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • we actually get to hear and see the clip? Click-bait-y-ish.

    Stone LoverStone Lover8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Narrator needs to STFU and let us listen to the skits.

    Reality BytesReality Bytes8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 228 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The top 2 are definitely the best.

    gary reardongary reardon8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If I could watch a bit without an ad that I couldn't skip right during the set-up, this may have been funnier

    eggynesseggyness8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 McMan8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rebecca is awesome

    DelightDelight9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m in tears watching this

    GabriellaGlamourGabriellaGlamour9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 NeckSnap9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The Nerds with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray

    Julie LichtenbergJulie Lichtenberg9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hey, Rebecca. Nice to meet you!

    Richard HerbertRichard Herbert9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 McElroy9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Black10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would have been better if they actually showed the 10 times. ???

    Duane CavanaghDuane Cavanagh10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A couple cast members, Tracy Morgan most notably, took Jimmy Fallon aside and told him to stop breaking on purpose for attention...

    Matt KrywyjMatt Krywyj10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oh watch mojo lady. how i hate your voice

    Sydney TempletonSydney Templeton10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jesus how many ads will cut me off?!

    Amy SpauldingAmy Spaulding10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i didnt like having a face to her voice. i pictured her looking much differently..

    Brianna KantharajBrianna Kantharaj10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Are10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It would be great if you would stop talking so we could actually hear the skits..

    LaR E.LaR E.10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fallon laughing doesn't count.

    Marshall Islands GMarshall Islands G10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat

    Bryan BokserBryan Bokser11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “Happiest Place on Earth?” Is DEFINITELY my favorite. I always scream at “I can’t have children”. 💀

    Joel BarrientesJoel Barrientes11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Debbie Downer😆😂

    Patti HarveyPatti Harvey11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The angle of my dangle is inversely proportional to the heat of my meat... Great line.

    Jason918114Jason91811411 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • These corporate compilations suck! I want to hear the comedy not this bitch's voice.

    kevin gkevin g12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • STF up and let us hear the skit bitch

    e fe f12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ‘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 TH-vision, 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 Costello14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This comment section is 90% people not understanding copyright laws.

    Stephanie McLarenStephanie McLaren14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • what about Regine or what was her name ?!!! they couldn't breathe in that sketch

    AlSamaani Bassel.AlSamaani Bassel.15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would love to see you do this with The Carol Burnett Show. But actually show the skits.

    Tracey TrotterTracey Trotter15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Check out this character break. Fallon STARTS the skit laughing.

    Paul L'AbbatePaul L'Abbate15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • No Bee Gees?

    waimea09waimea0915 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rebecca you are BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Seafood KillaSeafood Killa16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    ChalchiuhtlicueChalchiuhtlicue16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ok why is the narrator so damn pretty?

    Joshua PauleyJoshua Pauley16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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???

    grease58grease5816 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Controversial statement, Jimmy Fallon ruined the classic Cow Bell sketch due to his breaking character moment.

    Izet YuseinIzet Yusein17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Breaking is boring. Holding a straight face (like in the Chippendale's sketch) separates the pros from the amateurs.

    Rolling OrmondRolling Ormond17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Eh sometimes. There's been plenty of times where then breaking really made the skit.

      ChalchiuhtlicueChalchiuhtlicue16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why don’t you show the funny clips.....???

    Brittany PatrossoBrittany Patrosso20 วันที่ผ่านมา
Top 10 Breaking Character Moments on Saturday Night Live