What Happens During Commercials on SNL Is Kind of Amazing

A new video provides a taste
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 8:41 AM CST

It's a crucial part of Saturday Night Live most never see, and a newly released video will give fans a big appreciation of it. The video shows the set crew dismantling the stage after last week's opening skit, then hustling to reassemble it during the commercial break—they have about 1:40 to do it all. "We gotta go, we gotta go, one minute," someone says, per CNET. The problem is, a fake wall isn't cooperating. "Thirty seconds, come on! That big wall's gotta go!" It finally does, with little time to spare, though viewers wouldn't have noticed a thing. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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