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Host Kristen Wiig and SNL cast masters the Mannequin Challenge in new promo video

Hats off to the props department for this one.


Samantha Grasso


Published Nov 16, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 2:09 pm CDT

This cast is a real crowd-pleaser.

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In a new promo for this week’s show, the Saturday Night Live cast and host and former cast member Kristen Wiig cashed in on one of the internet’s most popular trends, the Mannequin Challenge.

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The promo is punctuated with award-winning poses: Aidy Bryant keeping a bubble gum bubble inflated, Pete Davidson leaning back in his chair as a Coke bottle explodes, featured player Alex Moffat crying over a spilling can of paint, and David S. Pumpkins’ rousing skeletons just being adorable. 

You can also see Kate McKinnon dressed as the gut-busting alien abductee—maybe a taste of what’s to come this weekend?

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Call me crazy, but is it really a genuine Mannequin Challenge if you have the resources of a multibillion dollar company and a professional props team? Just saying.

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*First Published: Nov 16, 2016, 10:35 am CST