Season 24 of “Saturday Night Live,” brought many memorable sketches from comedy legend Will Ferrell. One that stands out almost 20 years later is a skit from an episode hosted by Sarah Michelle Gellar that shows Ferrell as an overbearing dad who tries to have a conversation during his son’s baseball game.
As he tries to have chit chat with someone at the game, he can’t help but get distracted by his son’s play.
“Brandon! Get on the damn bag!” Ferrell yells in between lines about everyday life.
“You know, my wife and I went to the LA County Museum of Art and saw the Van Gogh Retrospective,” Ferrell says to Gellar.
“BRANDON! GET ON THE DAMN BAG! His, uh, his early sketch work is, is really appealing.”
Brandon, uh, maybe you should listen to your dad and stay close to first base, partner,” Gellar responds.
In a 2015 recap of the best “Saturday Night Live” cast members ever, Ferrell came in number twelve, which still speaks to how brilliant his time on the show was.
“Ferrell’s SNL strategy was basically the opposite of Chevy Chase’s: Stick around for years, make your mark as a team player, make everyone around you funnier, and (this is the really weird part) get a hundred times funnier after you leave” Rob Sheffield wrote in Rolling Stone.
“Indeed, the hardest thing about appreciating Ferrell’s SNL tenure is that none of us knew the glories of Anchorman and Talladega Nights were yet to come. Great Odin’s raven!”