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Martin Short Is Scrooge in SNL’s Bloody Parody of A Christmas Carol

Even when he has an epiphany and hopes to make issues proper on Christmas after committing so many wrongs, Ebenezer Scrooge solely makes issues a lot worse. This is what occurs in one of many new sketches that aired on Saturday evening’s new episode of Saturday Night Live, co-hosted by comedy legends Martin Short and Steve Martin. In the skit, Short performs Scrooge in a brand new ending to A Christmas Carol that has the bitter previous man making an attempt to show over a brand new leaf by providing a coin to an orphan, however that is simply the primary a part of what turns into a bloody, horrifying ordeal for the townspeople.

You can watch the skit under, courtesy of SNL on YouTube.

The bother begins with the primary coin Scrooge tosses touchdown straight into the attention of the younger boy (Sarah Sherman). Then, hoping to pay for the medical remedy, Scrooge presents one other coin from his window, however it lands straight into the kid’s different eye. Things solely get rather more horrific as continued makes an attempt to repair the state of affairs solely have extra folks getting badly harm. The chain of occasions consists of an icicle getting launched into somebody’s chest and a horse kicking a person’s head off. Steve Martin additionally seems within the sketch as one of many ghosts, and he additionally fails to help Scrooge, resulting in some new recommendation.


“Okay, my earlier advice was to be nicer to people, but my new advice is to lawyer up,” Martin quips.

But Scrooge nonetheless hopes to take a helpful lesson from all of this. As he slams his window shut, he notes that a very powerful lesson of all is, “Merry Christmas!” Unfortunately, the slammed window breaks, sending glass shards down onto the folks under as one remaining act of destruction. The clip closes out by revealing that it is truly a parody advert for Apple Pay, which tells folks to “never use coins again.”

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You can stream Saturday Night Live on Peacock.



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