How many of us have the bucket list goal of attending a Saturday Night Live taping? I may enter that ticket lottery year after year with no luck, but now I can die happy. SNL has released a behind-the-scenes video that shows how the set changes from the cold open to the main stage for the host’s monologue. So if you’re like me and always lose in the luck of the draw, at least we can all say we’ve seen this magic happen.
NBC released the footage of the SNL crew changing sets during their Dec. 17 episode, which Manchester by the Sea star (and Ben’s little brother!) Casey Affleck hosted. You can hear the director giving commands throughout the two-minute clip, which shows the literal tearing down of walls while the show’s theme song plays. Understandably, the audience goes crazy as the crew’s final touches time out perfectly before Affleck enters for his monologue.
Sigh. This is truly how dreams come true.