The Creepy Merryville Brothers (on SNL) Wish You a Happy Halloween–Again!

Here’s a re-blog of one of our favorite pieces. As we sat earlier, watching the lackluster Halloween episode of Saturday Night Live, I remembered how, a year ago, one of the funniest sketches of the last few years aired. Naturally, at the time I had to put it up. Damn, The Maryville Brothers hold up to repeated viewings! Having a shitty day? Not quite into the Halloween spirit yet? This’ll turn things around for you! Do yourself a favor and check it out–it’s worth the extra mouse click.

Oh, and Thursday night, NBC is running a prime-time Halloween special that includes the sketch –we’ll be there!


Unfortunately I can’t embed this, but it’s worth watching. If you haven’t seen the “Merryville Brothers” skits on Saturday Night describes them pretty well in their story about Tom Hanks making a surprise cameo on SNL last Saturday (their Halloween episode):

The sketch begins with the welcome return of the creepy/hilarious animatronic figures known as the “Merryville Brothers” and initially follows the format of their previous appearance in almost every way. A couple  finds themselves stranded in an amusement park haunted house, right next to the those creepy robots who grow increasingly threatening every time they’re activated. Even without its big celebrity cameo, the entire scene is still fantastic — we could watch the terrible/amazing pantomiming of the Merryville Brothers all day.

Yes! I agree. I cracked up the first time I saw them (could have sworn this was the third time they appeared, not the second)…

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