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'SNL' crew unveils viral sketch 'Beavis and Butt-Head,' which had been in the works since 2018 and originally starred Jonah Hill

Hairstylist Jodi Mancuso and makeup artist Louie Zakarian reveal how they prepared for the sketch with Ryan Gosling



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Saturday Night Live Hairstylist Jodi Mancuso and makeup artist Louie Zakarian revealed in a new conversation with The Ankler that the team was playing around with the idea of ​​a Beavis and Butt-Head I worked on the sketch for about six years before it finally became a reality on April 13th.

During the episode, guest host Ryan Gosling and actor Mikey Day transformed into the title characters of Beavis and Butt-HeadNot only were fans and audiences entertained by her appearance, but her fellow actors Heidi Gardner and Kenan Thompson also struggled to stay in their roles as presenter and professor of artificial intelligence.

Related: How Kenan Thompson kept a straight face during SNLViral Beavis and Butt-Head Sketch: “I was literally shaking”

How did Mancuso and Zakarian manage to transform the actors into the animated MTV characters?

The sketch was first proposed in 2018 and then postponed when Jonah Hill hosted the variety show, the two said.

“Even then, it was late by the time we got to the show, so there wasn't much time to prepare and I wasn't completely happy with the wigs. Then I think we tried it again and again I wasn't happy with it,” revealed Mancuso, 49. “So we gave up completely, that's not going to happen.”

The sketch was later re-presented, and Day and sketch writer Streeter Seidell disagreed with Mancuso on the wigs, saying that while they liked the first version, she wanted to “humanize it a little bit.”



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Ryan Gosling and Mikey Day during the sketch “Beavis and Butt-Head” on Saturday, April 13, 2024

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Zakarian, 56, added that Butt-Head wore braces, but he too wanted to change his appearance.

“I did this crazy little bridge that goes into his mouth, and the first time it didn't lift his lip enough,” he explained. “This time I redid it and made it a little more prominent and noticeable. Just the fact that his lip had that brace and those teeth really helped.”

The couple's adjustments caught the audience's attention, but Gardner's reaction added to the humor.

The Emmy-winning duo spoke about Gardner’s break. “People love it when the [cast] breaks because it's funny, right?” Mancuso said. “But when you have a moment like Heidi, I mean, come on. It was funny and it made everyone else enjoy that moment even more.”



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Kenan Thompson, Mikey Day, Ryan Gosling and Heidi Gardner during the sketch “Beavis and Butt-Head” on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Related: SNL's Heidi Gardner left the stage with 'anxiety' after breaking through so hard Beavis and Butt-Head Sketch

“You always want it to be a real breakthrough. They just lost it. There was no control,” Zakarian added.

Mancuso also noted that Gardner didn't “really see” the “complete costume” until the live show. “Mikey didn't really have the bald cap on. She saw it, she had some idea, but it wasn't complete,” she explained.

“Even in the dress rehearsal, I think he was only 85 percent there. I tweaked the makeup a little bit, I think Jodi pushed the wig back a little bit,” Zakarian added. “It was just right for the air.”

“It was worth its weight in gold,” Mancuso concluded.

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