Saturday Night Live has a long history of great Christmas sketches. For over 40 years the crew seems to go to extra lengths to ensure some great holiday laughs. Perhaps no sketch, at least in recent years, has gotten as much notoriety as the ‘Schweddy Balls’ sketch. The skit is from 1998 and features then cast members, Anna Gasteyer and Molly Shannon. It was a recurring sketch about two meek and mild wallflowers doing a cooking show on a small public radio station. This installment also featured host Alec Baldwin playing Pete Schweddy, a local baker with a ‘special holiday dish’ that he shares with the girls.
It turns out, Pete knows balls. Popcorn balls, cheese balls, rum balls — you name it.
The double entendres come in rapid fire in this sketch. After Pete shows the ladies his balls, they make comments about how ‘beautiful’ his balls are, how big his balls are, and how ‘they glisten.’ Schweddy explains the glistening is due to him making sure they get plenty of oil. After Gasteyer comments that she can’t help but notice that his balls are misshapen, the baker explains that is due to leaving them on a hot stove for too long.
The girls simply can’t wait to get their mouths on his balls and enjoy the way they smell. Baldwin tells them they can do whatever they want with his balls, as they are there for their pleasure. He also adds the iconic line ‘no one can resist his ‘Schweddy balls.’
There are a bunch more gags, including the hilarious exchange the two hosts have about what they plan on leaving for Santa this year. Check out the full sketch below;
Before the show signs off, Pete Schweddy reminds the audience that there is still time to send a sack of Schweddy balls to a loved one for Christmas.
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