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Behind The Scenes At Saturday Night Live

Via Business Insider and NBC comes this look at how they change sets so quickly in between skits on Saturday Night Live.

This is how they went from the Trump and Putin based cold open to the monologue, all in about 2 and a half minutes. Of course, they’ve been doing this for more than forty years so I’m sure they’ve got it down to a science by now.

Oh and here’s the cold open in case you missed it:

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook


  1. al-Ameda says:

    Have a great Christmas weekend, Doug.
    … and the same to your OTB colleagues.

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  2. Jay L. Gischer says:

    I’ve seen faster scene changes, but they used rigging and flies, and just hoisted the big pieces up into the rafters. As an all stagehand job, that was amazing.

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  3. Franklin says:

    Quite a bit of manpower (and womanpower, I noticed) to achieve that tight schedule.

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  4. Mr. Bluster says:

    Well damn. I thought they did it all with mirrors!

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