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There’s a graphic twist to this ‘SNL’ parody of ‘Dead Poets Society’

O Captain! Oh, the humanity.


April Siese


Published May 22, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 5:57 pm CDT

The 41st season of Saturday Night Live went out with quite the bang.

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Former cast member Fred Armisen returned to host, reprising his beloved role as Regine, the cringe-worthy girlfriend, and starring in perhaps the best sketch of the night: Farewell Mr. Bunting.

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Armisen assumes the role of Dead Poets Society teacher Mr. Keating. Sure, he’s got a different name from the Robin Williams character, but he’s still got that je ne sais quoi to inspire his students.

In a faithful remake of the film’s most climactic scene, SNL ups the ante by taking that whole dead thing quite literally.

Well, that escalated quickly. 

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*First Published: May 22, 2016, 11:36 am CDT