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Cut Skit From Ed Helms' 'SNL' Gig Makes it onto 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 19th 2011 5:48AM
Ed Helms & Taran Killam, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Fans of 'Saturday Night Live' know that not every sketch makes it onto the live show. Several are cut even just before they go to air, having survived through the dress rehearsal.

Because of this, there is tape of most of these cut sketches, and 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) had one from the most recent episode, hosted by Ed Helms.

While the final product was an uneven mix of funny moments and awkward sketches, it's hard to say which category this new sketch would have fallen into. The idea of a compilation of songs to deter kids from having sex on prom night is filled with comic potential.

Helms and Taran Killam were great on the vocals, and the bit of song they performed as the Buchanan Brothers was certainly disturbing enough to turn off all of us, but could it have sustained a full sketch? We actually think it could have.

But it's easy to play the home version of Sunday Morning Lorne Michaels, second-guessing the official decisions that were made. We're just glad that in this day of modern technology, NBC often makes a lot of the cut sketches from dress rehearsal available on the web so we can still see them, warts and all.

Watch the full skit here:

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