Pedro Pascal completely derailed an SNL sketch by losing it with laughter
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He's certainly a very talented actor, but The Last of Us and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal simply could not contain his laughter during his SNL debut.
Sometimes you just can't keep a lid on things and the laughter is uncontrollable, and that was the fate of poor Pedro Pascal when he starred in the 'Lisa from Temecula' sketch.
In the Saturday Night Live sketch Pascal was trying to tell a story while Ego Nwodim in the titular role of 'Lisa from Temecula' was causing as much chaos as possible as she attempted to cut up her meal.
The first time he cracks he is just about able to keep things in check, styling it out and completing his line, but Pascal simply could not ignore the chaos going on right next to him.
He kept going like a pro, determined to make it through his lines even though he sometimes needed multiple attempts to speak.
In his defense he definitely wasn't the only performer in the skit who was clearly unable to hold in the laughter as everyone else was cracking up too, with Bowen Yang in particular corpsing almost as much as Pascal.
By the end of the sketch viewers noticed that Yang was giving hand signals to let the production team know he couldn't keep it together and they needed to wrap things up.
Obviously when one person starts laughing it sets other people off, and that causes a chain reaction of uncontrollable giggles which even the best actors can't withstand.
It also wasn't the only sketch where Pascal was laughing so much he had no chance of delivering his lines, but that only made it funnier and fans were delighted to see him having so much fun.
SNL also poked fun at his developing trend of playing a tough guy who has to take care of a very important child in a dangerous word, as seen in The Mandalorian and more recently The Last of Us.
While he might have fought The Empire and whatever we're calling the fungus infested people, the SNL sketch put Pascal into the role of a grim and gritty Mario in a Mario Kart spoof.
Riffing on Pascal's growing habit of taking similar roles and the wacky world of the Super Mario games transplanted into a gritty hellscape was funny, but it also had fans wondering if the upcoming Super Mario movie starring Chris Pratt could get a late recast for the leading role.
Perhaps part of the reason he's so good in these roles is because he's mentally prepared himself for the possibility of disaster striking, even though he didn't give himself a very good chance of survival if something really bad ever happened.