Band Reunion at the Wedding


40 Responses to “Band Reunion at the Wedding”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah. Like most SNL sketches, this one was over before the pay-off. Well, the premise was really funny.

  2. Anonymous says:

    for people in Canada, now streams snl.

  3. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    In before we can’t see this outside the US!

    I can’t either. But I’m looking for another source as I type..

  4. Mister Eppy says:

    Funny is always relative but….

    I thought this was the funniest thing I’d seen on SNL in years:

  5. freshacconci says:

    For those of us not in the US, could we at least have an explanation of what this is? I can’t make out who that is in the photo. What does it have to do with Black Flag or Dave Grohl? Some context, please.

  6. caipirina says:

    can we please BAN hulu as a point of reference since their geo-restriction makes the world wide web the ‘only US wide web’ … yes .. there are ways around .. and I have seen the whole show by now .. but every time I see a hulu link, my blood pressure goes up!

    • mdh says:

      How can you possible complain about someone else getting free ice cream?

      great sketch.

      • caipirina says:

        Because in its shape and form the WWW should be free ice cream for everyone! That is the great thing about the internets, you can immediately share great things like this with everyone on the planet …. and then someone came up with ‘not available in your location’ …

  7. Anonymous says:

    Arminsen. I love him. He has such a great sense of satire. His comedian with the newspapers, his radical bookstore gal, and the way he rips the political lyrics of some of the 80s hardcore bands. Funny. Thank you.

  8. xzzy says:

    Spoiler alert!

    It’s a skit where a group of four 50 year old guys play a song for the band leader’s daughter’s wedding. They immediately launch into a screaming punk song, and dad runs around the reception trashing everyone’s tables while bellowing anti-establishment lyrics.

  9. Cildar says:

    A father who was in a Hardcore band in the early/mid eightees and is now respected and in a tux brings his bandmates back to perform at his daughter’s traditional wedding. They perform in typical 80′s hardcore raucous fashion complete with an Al Haig reference in the lyrics.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Funny – almost as Funny/Sad as if the WHO decided to play “Teenage Wasteland” at the Supperbowl.

  11. flappy says:

    for those that don’t get the skit. “Cadena-Norton Wedding”- Dez Cadena was BF’s singer, now father of the bride. Why not? Beats wishing it was funny.

  12. Anonymous says:

    “Fist Fight In The Parking Lot” needs more cowbell.

  13. Xander Crews says:

    I loved this bit boingboing, glad I’m not the only one!

    Not a huge Foo Fighter fan, but man, Dave Grohl will always be my go to man on drums.

    This sounded better than Them Crooked Vultures. Seriously.

  14. jramboz says:

    Any time that Dave Grohl gets back behind a drum kit is bound to be pretty awesome. Sure, he’s a pretty decent guitarist/frontman, but he’s a much better drummer.

  15. uglyredhonda says:

    For those outside the US, it’s been uploaded to YouTube. (NBC hasn’t yet removed them, but probably will soon.)


  16. dsac86 says: on Youtube.

    Loved this sketch. I assume that Grohl’s mic not working was a mistake, but it really added to the basement show feel of their song.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Awesome breakdown here, including full analysis of old punk/hardcore references-

  18. Anonymous says:

    both of the “alternate links” are simply other sources that link right back to hulu…i.e., not usable outside the US.

  19. Day Vexx says:

    Does anybody really believe that Xeni and Cory can’t figure out how to download this stuff at The Pirate Bay, etc?

    ‘Fess up, already, BB!

  20. wrybread says:

    Hilfrigginlarious. The world is definitely ready for a hardcore punk band full of 45 year olds.

    Love the tip of the musical hat to Insitutionalized around 2:00.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I thought it was food fight in the parking lot!
    Would’ve been more along the 80′s theme.

  22. Peter Larsen says:

    Also, Black Flag’s “TV Party” name-checks “Saturday Night Live” as one of the shows they’re gonna watch. It’s all connected!

  23. bunnyman2112 says:

    Can’t watch this outside the US??? It’s because when Ronald Reagan comes to town, he brings the fascists!!! Ya hear that, Alexander Haig? Well, speaking as a 47 year old former hardcore player, it seems most of us (myself included) are doing hardcore splatter-jazz (EG Sonic Youth side projects, etc…). Hey kids, remember what d Boon said, “Punk is whatever we made it to be!”

  24. grimshaw says:

    Awesome – not as good as the Queen Haters though…

  25. TheWillow says:

    In a typically unfunny SNL, the only three funny moments were (atypically) after Update… this, and both the Rahmpology & “What Is Burn Notice?” sketches cracked me up.

  26. Cowicide says:

    Bah! Someone should have pissed on the stage.

  27. Donal says:

    There an increasing tendency on BB to post US region only links, and leave it to the commenters to post alternatives. I don’t this tendency was as strong in the past. Could we just have an embargo on region 1 links?

  28. seanboing says:

    Ahh thanks Xeni, that was awesome!

  29. Anonymous says:

    This is actually how Pavement reunited. Except they did the opposite and played only cheesy love ballads instead of their own songs.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Foo Fighters \o

  31. Mike The Bard says:

    I’m not entirely proud of this, but I think I’ve just seen a glimpse into my future.

    “Anarchy sounds good to me ’til someone asks who’ll fix the sewers…”

  32. sworm says:

    I once knew a punk who wore only suits.

    He worked at a bank. Exactly the same boring black and white suit and same shoes every day.

  33. dsac86 says:

    I think it’s funnier that they don’t dress up as punks. I mean, seeing old men in punk outfits might be good for a cheap laugh, but given the concept I’d say it’s smarter to keep the suit and tie.

  34. Xander Crews says:

    @#15 – Definitely better in the suits.

    The whole idea of the skit is predicated on the fact these punks have finally settled down and live ‘normal’ lives.

    That, and punk music sadly doesn’t belong at a wedding. Or maybe it does…

  35. arkizzle / Moderator says:

    ..punk music sadly doesn’t belong at a wedding.

    You’re going to the wrong weddings :)

  36. Xander Crews says:


    As long as I’m not at the altar, it won’t be the wrong wedding!

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