It only takes 100 seconds for a crack SNL crew in stage blacks to clear a multi-panel set from downstage between the Trump cold open and host Casey Affleck's monologue. The teamwork is incredible in this behind-the-scenes video.
As the opening credits roll and the Assistant Director calls out the time remaining, the tightly choreographed work feels like a ballet or a sports team.
• Creating Saturday Night Live: Cold Open to Monologue Set Change (via Core77)
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