The rib-ticklingly funny skit starred Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon as two sisters running Chickham’s Apple Farm with Woody Harrelson, who made a guest appearance.
Last weekend marked Saturday Night Live’s 45th season and it was funnier than ever. Although there were several stars like Larry David, Maya Rudolph, and Alec Baldwin who made a cameo appearance in the due course of the episode, it was a skit about apple picking that stole the show. This routine followed two sisters, played by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon, who were busy promoting their business, Chickham’s Apple Farm, in a commercial.
Apparently, "thousands" of families visit their apple farm to pick their own apples for their share of "fall fun." As for the location of Chickham, the family has chosen a very convenient spot in upstate New York which "has confederate flags." This directly pokes fun at the fact that almost all of the apple farms are located far away that one might end up, nay, one definitely would end up spending more money on gas than the total cost of apples they are going to be picking.
Now, you may ask, 'Why pick apples?' Thankfully, the comic duo had an answer to that question. Presenting a few reviews from other customers, the sketch featured some comedians who kept raving about the place. "I never picked apples before. But now I have. I had fun, I think," said one customer. Another woman chimed in, "It was cute. Far. But cute. Lots of bees." Isn't it funny how we are surprised to witness the number of bees attracted to hundreds of yards of fresh fruit farms during the harvest season, every year? But, there's no stopping us!
And, of course, there was someone who hurt themselves during this trip. One customer with a desperate look on his face said, "I stepped in a gopher hole and broke my foot. But my girlfriend had fun." The scene then cuts back to McKinnon and Bryant where they reveal the cost of this experience with the most hilarious line, "For just $45 you can bring home $10 worth of apples." They further tickled the funny bone with an honest description of their apple variety which included, "Huge soft," "Tiny hard."
But what really bought the skit together was their closing line was: "What our apples lack in flavor they make up for in ‘on the ground." Even guest host Woody Harrelson made an appearance by playing the role of Hank, the "troubled farm-hand who came with the land." Apart from taking care of the farm, Hank runs a petting zoo. "We found some animals and now they’re in prison," looking into the camera. But they aren't just about apples because they've got peaches, cherries, and strawberries- in theory.
In addition to the fun activities that Chickham's Apple Farm has to offer, the two sisters also bragged about their cider donuts, which are "donuts, but from yesterday," and a healthy dosage of their "p*nis gourd," that apparently came out "extra-penis-y this year." So, who's up for apple picking this year? The SNL family sure is!