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Zach Galifianakis reveals his failed SNL ideas for Britney Spears - Entertainment Weekly News

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One of them progressive Britney Spears' belly fastener and the different featured her "bleeding from the mouth." Neither was good received.

During his little proceedings tally connected the sketch show, Galifianakis' ideas "just bombed precise badly," the comedian said connected the Literally! With Rob Lowe podcast. Specifically, helium remembered having his ain "Oops I did it again" infinitesimal erstwhile Britney Spears hosted the May 13, 2000 episode.

Spears emceed close aft her sophomore medium Oops!… I Did It Again was released, and Galifianakis quipped connected the podcast that astir that time, the starlet's "belly fastener was ever exposed past and I thought she needed to support it."

Thus, helium pitched an thought wherever they'd usage a greenish surface to "shrink" formed member Will Ferrell, who would play a information defender for Spears' belly button. 

"It felt similar a tumbleweed went close crossed the writers' country table, and a cricket riding it," helium told Rob Lowe. "I'm not offended that nary 1 liked it. It was astir apt bad."

Zach Galifianakis, Britney Spears

Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The comedian had different accidental to transportation to Spears directly, and helium blew that 1 too. Though it really sounds comic successful a twisted way, it might've understandably been retired of Spears' comfortableness zone.

Galifianakis recalled telling the vocalist his idea, successful which she was "being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight. There's nary jokes. And during the mediate of the interrogation you conscionable commencement bleeding from the mouth."

Judging by Spears' less-than-enthusiastic reaction, helium knew not to constitute it oregon contiguous it to anyone else.

"She looks astatine me, and past she looks astatine the ground, and past I looked astatine the ground, and she looks backmost up astatine me, I look astatine her, and she goes, 'Yeah, that's funny,'" the histrion said.

Describing his SNL experience arsenic a "dream," Galifianakis besides reflected connected however competitory the occupation was.

"To beryllium a alert connected the partition successful the writers' room. I didn't cognize what I was doing," helium said. "I was a standup, I had ne'er written sketches to crook in. It was not easy, I don't cognize if 'supportive' is needfully the connection I would usage there. But you're caller there, and successful amusement business, particularly arsenic a standup, you get a heavy skin."

And though Galifianakis' clip arsenic a writer connected SNL was short, helium told Lowe helium didn't person "any regrets" and appreciated being capable to big the amusement 3 times. Recently, helium lent his dependable to Big Mouth, reprised his quality Felix connected Bob's Burgers, and successful 2019, concluded his well-received bid Baskets.

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Saturday Night Live - Season 42

Saturday Night Live

The archetypal late-night drama sketch amusement from the 1 and lone Lorne Michaels.

type
  • TV Show
seasons
  • 46
rating
  • TV-14
genre
airs
  • Saturdays astatine 11:30 PM
creator
  • Lorne Michaels
network
  • NBC
stream service
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