When a SNL sketch taps into rock, metal, or goth subcultures, we find ourselves having a good laugh; so when we got a chance to watch the SNL sketch called “Three Normal Goths,” we had a pretty hardy laugh. The only thing odd about this skit is that it actually didn’t air on last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.
As reported by Collider, the SNL sketch “Three Normal Goths” is a Please Don’t Destroy sketch; if you’re unfamiliar with Please Don’t Destroy, their sketches involve that of comedians and writers Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy.
“Three Normal Goths” highlights Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy dressed up in goth attire, but acting in very casual manners. The skit is meant to play off the idea that they look very goth, but don’t act super goth (at first). The SNL sketch also has a strong family sitcom vibe to it, playing off of shows like Full House. The SNL sketch also involves that of the week’s special guest, comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
You can watch the unaired SNL sketch/Please Don’t Destroy sketch below:
What do you think of “Three Normal Goths”?
SNL has also had other goth, metal, and punk related sketches on their show. Below you’ll find “Goth Talk” featuring Addams Family actress Christina Ricci:
There’s also the time that comedian Fred Armisen joined forces with actor Ashton Kutcher, comedian Bill Hader, and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl for a skit that involved them all playing punk music at a wedding:
When it comes to metal related sketches, there’s “Heavy Metal Guy:
As well as “Kiddie Metal”:
Which of these do you find funny? What are some other instances of metal, rock, or goth culture making their way into late night television that you find to be funny?
Words by: Michael Pementel