Watched this weekend’s SNL and it had one of my favorite moments of the season. First there was the hilariously creepy “Z-Shirt” commercial which was already an episode highlight. Then though, 15 minutes later, the sketch got a completely surprising sequel.
It’s surprising because SNL so rarely does callbacks. The last one I can remember is easily one of my favorite SNL bits of all time. It was in the first of two Jon Hamm-hosted episodes in 2010 and also featured an extension of a commercial parody. The parody was the above “Closet Organizer” sketch which was fun enough.
However, later in the episode, there was an amazing sketch in a bar that detailed the sad life of the actor in the commercial (Will Forte). I still remember how surprised I was when that happened.
Obviously, callbacks are nothing special, but SNL's format is so cemented by now that any deviation gets a big response.