Seth Meyers has a delightful recurring bit on Late Night with Seth Meyers called "Second Chance Theater," in which he gives current and former SNL stars a chance to resurrect sketches that never made it to air—because they were too weird, too one-dimensional, too ahead of their time, or too esoteric. Andy Samberg was on the show last night to unveil one such sketch, titled "Griff Banks the Sensitive Bully," alongside John Mulaney, Kenan Thompson and others. Check out the sketch below.
Samberg talked about the inspiration for the sketch, which he wrote with Colin Jost and Rob Klein, in the clip below: "It's sort of pulling from the '80s and some '90s film tropes of like the bully that's riding the nerd the whole movie, but then when the nerd stands up to the bully, the bully caves." Also, if you're wondering why there's one random shot of Meyers in the Griff Banks sketch, it's because it comes after the "gaping snorf" joke Meyers really hated.
Then Samberg, Mulaney, Thompson, Jost and Klein all came together to deconstruct the sketch and answer questions about it. It turns out it was cut after dress rehearsal in two different 2010 episodes (Emma Stone and Gabourey Sidibe), and Samberg had a predilection for unaired characters who had the entire premise of the sketch in the name. "I didn't realize that Griff Banks would essentially become President of the United States," Jost notes.
Check out some more Second Chance Theater sketches, including a Jon Bovi sketch, Jennjamin Franklin, Juggling Flyer, and another lost Samberg classic, "Wanna Come With?"