Saturday Night Live has become known for many recurring features over the years, from the opening monologue and Weekend Update segment, to the musical guests and closing scene of everyone gathered on the stage, waving goodbye and hugging. But probably the most beloved feature that has remained on SNL over its 40 year run are the fake advertisements that appear each season. SNL’s fake ads have produced some of the program’s funniest and most memorable moments over the years, and some of the ads have been so convincing, viewers didn’t realize they were part of the show, or meant as a joke. Here is a list of the 10 best fake advertisements from SNL.
10. Schmitts Gay Beer
It’s shamelessly politically incorrect, but the Schmitts Gay Beer commercial featuring SNL cast members Adam Sandler and Chris Farley is also super funny. The commercial is filmed just like any other beer commercial from the early 1990s, with a couple of knuckleheads (Sandler and Farley) housesitting and throwing a party by the pool. Only, instead of the scantily-clad girls in bikinis that you normally see in beer commercials, it features Sandler and Farley partying with a bunch of muscular guys in Speedos! Set to blaring rock music and featuring all the familiar camera angles and editing seen in standard beer commercials, the Schmitts Gay Beer ad shows Adam Sandler and Chris Farley dancing in a conga line with the guys, as well as rubbing them down with baby oil. The end line: “I think I’m going to like housesitting” is perfect for the ad, which sends up beer commercials and their “party hard” attitude.