SNL’s Unhinged ‘Road Rage’ Sketch Has Fans Roaring With Laughter
Saturday Night Live got hell funny on the April 1 episode and fans have declared the "Traffic Altercation" sketch as one of the best of the season. We couldn't agree more as Quinta Brunson and cast member Mikey Day nailed it.
Brunson, the host, and Day sat in their respective cars stuck in a traffic jam on the highway. The scene depicts Day's character screaming about Brunson's character, almost "plowing into us." As he yelled at Brunson, his daughter [Fineman's character] sat on the passenger's seat and said, "Oh my God! Dad, don't be so awkward." Day's character then knocked on the window to get Brunson's attention and let her know what she did while driving and the trick was none of them will roll their windows down. Since the conversation happened in sign language, it involved profane language with a lot of shouting and pantomiming. This exchange of signs and expressions led to some raunchy moments and uncontrollable laughter.
"You cut me off," Day's character said with the help of scissors fingers. "You drive crazy." Brunson's character signaled through her hand. The conversation got heated and the tension flared up. And soon, the situation turned into a perfect 'road rage' scene with hand gestures getting more offensive.
"Eat, eat my butt," Brunson's character said as she drew a circle around her behind. "This, all of this." Day's character retorted, "You, you are a sad woman," gesturing a crying action with a really funny 'woman' signal. Still stuck in traffic, the two refused to give up the fight. Brunson's character then signaled, "Well, why don't you roll down your window and say that to my face?" Day's character responded, "Why did you mime a crank? No cars have those windows. Power windows now," his hilarious finger motion cracked the audience as he said, "Do this."
The sketch took a hysterical turn when from the back seat, Brunson's character's mother popped her head out and signaled more funny reactions as Day's character reacted with a "Shame on you" sign. It immediately targeted the concept of racism to which Brunson's character replies, "Nah, don't hate all white people. Just you."
That road rage skit was so funny. Quinta Brunson is killing it!😭👏🏽#SNL pic.twitter.com/YJCMDwI8nX— 𝙶𝚒𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚎✖️✖️//💥⏳🥀🐉 (@giselleb1234) April 2, 2023
Fans roared with virtual laughter and had hysterical things to say about the sketch. A YouTube user, @Jordy Escoto, said, "This was hilarious! One of the best sketches I've seen in a while." Another user, @hg82met, commented, "Whenever Mikey is in a sketch, and his voice gets progressively higher and his character progressively more unhinged, it's gold!" A fan @The Law of Divine Oneness wrote, "What a brilliant and creative sketch. Quinta and Mikey nailed this one. SNL has gotten better but could be really great with more creative sketches like this. Well done."
Brunson's sketch was pure gold but another timeless moment from SNL got great reviews. Michael Che also pulled a classic April Fools' Day prank on his co-host Colin Jost during SNL's Weekend Update.