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Ryan Gosling’s ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ sketch on ‘SNL’ was supposed to star Jonah Hill

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“Saturday Night Live” crew members revealed that Ryan Gosling’s hilarious “Beavis and Butt-Head” sketch that aired in April was in the works for six years.

Hair stylist Jodi Mancuso and makeup artist Louie Zakarian told the Ankler on Monday that Jonah Hill was originally going to star in the bit when he hosted “SNL” in 2018.“Even at that time it was late coming into the show, so there wasn’t a lot of prep time, and I wasn’t fully happy with the wigs,” said Mancuso, 49. “Then I think we tried it again, and again I wasn’t happy with it,” she added. “So we fully gave up on it.

This is not going to happen.” But Mancuso said that when the sketch was pitched again, she convinced Streeter Seidell, the sketch’s writer, and Mikey Day, who played the Butt-Head to Gosling’s Beavis, that they needed to use wigs that were “a little more human.”Meanwhile, Zakarian, 56, fought to change Beavis’ braces in the sketch.“I made this crazy little bridge that goes into his mouth and the first time it didn’t lift his lip up enough,” he said in the interview. “This time I went in and redid it and made it a little more prominent and made it pop a little more.

Just having his lip have those braces and those teeth exposed, it really did help.”Gosling and Day, 44, starred in the “Beavis and Butt-Head” sketch on the April 13 episode of the NBC late-night series — and it turned out to be a huge hit, with many fans calling it one of the best sketches in the show’s history.The bit was so good that several “SNL” castmates, including Heidi Gardner, failed to stay in character because they were laughing so hard.“People love when the [cast] breaks because it’s funny, right?” Mancuso said. “You don’t want to do it every time because it’s live, and you can.

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