The 'Dead Poets Society' Spoof On 'Saturday Night Live' Was A Gory Bloodfest
Huffington Post - 9 months
When you think of "Dead Poets Society," blood is probably the last thing that comes to mind. "Saturday Night Live" just changed that.
In a sketch titled "Farewell, Mr. Bunting," the comedy show gave the Robin Williams film "Dead Poets Society" an over-the-top bloody twist. The episode's host, Fred Armisen, stars as a teacher named Mr. Bunting (the equivalent to Williams' Mr. Keating in the original). In the scene, Mr. Bunting goes back to his classroom after being fired to pick up his personal belongings. As his former students watch him grab his things, they realize they don't want him to go. In protest, they stand up on their desks one by one and declare, "I sing my song for all to hear."
The whole scene is very moving, much like the 1989 film, but things take a turn for the gory when one student's (Pete Davidson) head gets in the way of the ceiling fan.
Once you watch the whole sketch, you'll never be able to see "Dead Poets Society" the same way again -
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