You Won't Watch 'Dead Poets Society' The Same Way After This 'SNL' Sketch

It's "bloody" good.

Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen hosted the show's season finale over the weekend, and the episode contained what some are calling the best sketch of the season. Others are even predicting it will be considered an SNL classic for years to come.


Here's what Twitter had to say about it:

So what is "Farewell Mr. Bunting," you ask? It's just a spot-on parody of the final scene in the 1989 Robin Williams film Dead Poets Society, with a twist you won't see coming.

In the pre-taped sketch, Fred Armisen plays an inspirational teacher at an all-boys school who has been fired for his unconventional methods of teaching poetry. As he gathers his belongings and begins to leave, his students stand on their desks and chant, "I sing my song for all to hear," an update on the iconic "O captain! My captain!" line.

That's when things take an unexpected and very gruesome turn. (Fair warning, it's not for the faint of heart.) The slow, faithful buildup leading to the twist only makes it even more outrageous. Let's just say it's a good thing there were no ceiling fans in the classroom in the original.

It's likely we'll never watch Dead Poets Society the same way again.

Say farewell to Mr. Bunting below:


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