Last night.

Saturday Night Live on NBC.

SNL guest host Saoirse Ronan plays an Aer Lingus cabin member on a dog-filled flight from Dublin to New York via Cork…with only potatoes on the menu.

You’ll laugh.

You’ll Howl.

74 thoughts on “Aer Here

  1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    About as funny as the real thing. Get over yourself Ronan. Nobody gives a boo boo how your first name is pronounced. You’re no Colin Farrell.

      1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

        I was referring to her performance. At least it’s consistent and solid: as in wood.

          1. Lara

            It shows how much people care at the end of the day.

            ”There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” ~Oscar Wilde

    1. petey

      i have a little cousin Saoirse I’ll have you know, and i care how it’s pronounced. so get shtuffed.

  2. Zarrah

    I can imagine Ronan was mortified, I would be! It’s not the first time SNL have mocked Ireland. The last time was Conor McGregor.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Nah, that was just mocking Conor McGregor.

      This was a bad sketch. So many terrible accents and I didn’t get the dog thing at all! “Welcome to Hell” should be played on a loop on big screens across the country though.

  3. Old Dublin Tales

    Colin Farrell is no Colin Farrell.

    Saoirse has a nice energy about her which is a refreshing change from most Hollywood people.

    The sketch was like a less funny version of RTE’s Nightlive.

    1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

      She’s a major PITH. Get over having an Irish name unless you’re in Sinn Féin. SNL has never been funny. Unless you’re a rather dim American.

      1. gerry

        Yeah, Irish people with Irish names? Who do they think they are? Paddy’s good enough for you and it should be good enough for them.

      2. Choice

        As an American I agree with you. I never thought SNL was funny at all and sometimes I’m quite surprised it’s still on the air.

  4. Charger Salmons

    I love the outrage from posters on a satirical website.
    ” How dare they make a joke about Ireland? Everyone loves Ireland.We’re a wonderful country full of wonderful people loved by everyone everywhere we go. ”
    Get over it Spuds.It’s a joooooooooke.

      1. Naoml

        +1 Lilly, probably from Achill Island, the oddness is down to the inbreeding, no doubt. Prob spent a week in London looking for ‘the start’ in Kilburn in the 80’s, wasn’t a days work in him so he returned to the island, plum in his mouth and pitchfork up his mancave ;-)

    1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

      With all that’s going on with Hollywood, THIS is what she comes up with? Jeez…. Come back Caitriona Perry…

      1. rotide

        Paddy, I hate to be the one that breaks this to you but Saoirse Ronan doesn’t write SNL.

        Also, they did a harv inspired sketch on the show last night, Welcome to Hell.

        1. Zarrah

          That’s right, Saoirse wasn’t responsible for the sketches. SNL have a team of writers who write the sketches 3 days before live show. Sometimes they change the sketches just hours before live show. Because of this, during the live sketches the cast read of cue cards.

      1. Lilly

        It was during the shoot of In Bruges; we were in a taxi on the way to the airport. ‘I’m not wearing anything underneath this raincoat,’ I sez to Colin, reapplying my lip gloss suggestively. ‘Oh you poor crature,’ sez he, I’ve heard it’s minus-10 in Dublin. ‘Driver, take a detour to Zara. We’ve tons of time,’ he said – and that’s how I ended up with these Vivian Westwood fur trousers courtesy of Col.

        Sorry Shayna :)

          1. Go A Way

            Or GAA

            Still Shayna’s stories are a lot more consistently entertaining than anything you ever post rotide

          2. Shayna

            I have never met Colin Farrell, nor do I have a story that relates to himself in any way to the GAA, nor Tyrone. Jeez, I go away for a day or two, and everyone still picks on me. I’m but a 6′ 2″ Sunflower swaying in the wind, losing petals each time I’m derided. Luckily this sunflower has many petals.

          3. Lilly

            Ah Shayna, I wasn’t picking on you. I enjoy your stories and was trying to simulate one in your absence.

          4. Zoella

            @Go A Way — Sure where would we be without the omniscient male to step in and tell the little woman where her true intentions and motivation lay.

          5. Go A Way

            How would any us know whether Lilly is a “woman” ?
            That’s a scurrilous, disgusting and sexist prejudgment on your part.

    1. Charger Salmons

      The outrage is building and the pitchforks being sharpened.
      How dare they ! We are Irish !
      https://www.thesun.ie/news/1884054/saoirse-ronan-pokes-fun-at-aer-lingus-in-saturday-night-live-sketch-which-draws-a-mixed-response/
      http://www.irishmirror.ie/showbiz/irish-showbiz/fans-angry-saoirse-ronan-after-11632505
      http://www.thejournal.ie/aer-lingus-snl-trump-tweet-3730458-Dec2017/
      https://www.balls.ie/irishlife/snls-aer-lingus-skit-brought-378828

      I’ll give it 24 hours of Salem witch-dunking before she’s forced into an apology.

      1. Listrade

        Wow. I’m physically shaken by such outrage as “mixed response.”

        Could you imagine how bad it’d be if she did something really worthy of offence like not wear a poppy or told a joke about the Queen’s vagina?

        Good job it’s only the Irish who practice outrage though. I mean, days of front page news about someone not wearing a poppy or a vagina joke would be pretty embarrassing in this context of you trying to score points based on a bit of twitter malcontent.

    1. rotide

      Gotta say, I didn’t get the dogs thing either.

      Like roughly 50% of SNL sketches, the rest just wasn’t particularly funny. Nothing to be outraged about.

  5. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    Change Aer Lingus for National Association for Advancement of Coloured People and see how funny it is.

      1. Cian

        “National Association for Advancement of Coloured People” won’t rhyme… unless you’re a cunning linguist.

  6. GiggidyGoo

    That sketch wouldn’t even have got an award in the preliminary rounds of the Tops Of The Town.

    1. Shayna

      Ah, now – it was funny when Gay used to say, “Roll the video, there, Collette” on ‘The Late, Late’?

      1. Shayna

        Also, it was funny when Gay didn’t shake hands with Gerry Adams. Gay had a column in, I think it was “The Sindo” – it was @2005, he was commenting on Owen (Mugsy) Mulligan, Gay described him as a hooligan, not fit to wear a county jersey, jeez, etc… oh, a thug also. Now that was funny! Mugsy replied to Gay by scoring the arguably greatest goal scored in Croke Park, oh it was against The Dubs.
        (Sorry, I mentioned the GAA and Tyrone, I sometimes get swept away on the emotional tide).

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          Yep, undoubtedly one of THE great goals, heartbreaking at the time.
          I’d like to read that article, I don’t recall Gay Byrne ever passing comment on GAA, didn’t think it was his thing really….

  7. Frilly Keane

    Jesus
    that was awful
    A parish Nativity is funnier ffs

    did SNL loose their writers
    Christ t’night
    I’d do better meself

  8. Jason

    Why are you people so crazy about Colin Farrell?? He looks like he’s full of STDs, he’s always got that alcoholic sweat, his eyes bulge out of head, his movies are mostly garbage, and he comes across as a hyperactive lowlife on talk shows

  9. Jason

    I can’t believe it’s 2017 and people are still perpetuating the myth that the Irish are fond of potatoes. Next they’ll be suggesting that they’re too uptight, thin skinned, and incapable of taking a joke.

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