Watch Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis perform an "SNL" sketch that never aired

Seth Meyers debuts his segment "Second Chance Theater" with "Jennjamin Franklin"

Prachi Gupta
May 14, 2014 6:19PM (UTC)

Seth Meyers continues to reach back to his "SNL" days, on Tuesday night debuting "Second Chance Theater," a "Late Night" segment that revives "SNL" sketches that never aired. Meyers debuted with "Jennjamin Franklin," Will Forte's sketch about a female Dick Cheney and Quaker Oats Guy look-alike who finds romance on a blind date. The sketch, performed on "Late Night" by Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Forte, never even made it to the "SNL" dress rehearsal (and, in fact, Meyers was one of the people who rejected it).

Between the purposefully cheesy dialogue, Sudeikis' unprompted singing and Forte's cross-dressing, the sketch offers insight into the wacky, ever-experimenting minds of "SNL" writers ... but without being grounded in anything, the bizarre eight minutes gets tiring; sadly, it's easy to see why "Jennjamin Franklin" never made it to air:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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