Downton Abbey Trailer – SNL

Mikey Day

Beck Bennett

Alex Moffat

Cecily Strong

Kate McKinnon

Aidy Bryant

Bowen Yang

[Starts with a man riding a motorcycle towards a castle.]

Mikey Day: Is this Downton Abbey?

Beck Bennett: Yes.

Mikey Day: A letter.

[Beck Bennett opens the letter and gets shocked]

Beck Bennett: Wow.

[Cut to Alex Moffat reading the letter]

Alex Moffat: The kind and queen are coming Downtown.

Cecily Strong: Here? But this is a castle.

Kate McKinnon: Well, we’ll never pull this off.

Narrator: The beloved television show is now a feature film. And it’s mostly cleaning.

Beck Bennett: We only have 80 servants. Butlers, underbutlers and valets. It’ll never get done in time.

Aidy Bryant: How long do we have?

Beck Bennett: A year and a half.

Narrator: Were the stakes in the show always this low? I guess they were.

Woman: Your hair is so modern.

Cecily Strong: Do you like it?

Woman: Yes. “Exciting for the people who like the show”, raves the “Boston Globe”.

Bowen Yang: Miss, we found mud.

Cecily Strong: Where?

Bowen Yang: At the bottom of the lake.

Alex Moffat: Good. That’s where mud goes.

Narrator: “I absolutely love this film”, say all moms.

Cecily Strong: I need your help.

Beck Bennett: No–

Cecily Strong: Hah?

Beck Bennett: Problem.

Narrator: “So soothing I was on the back of my seat”.

Aidy Bryant: We’ll serve bread. Long breads. Butter. Chicken meat. Slurpers. Nibbles. Little bad cakes. Twice murdered pigs. And of course Chicago style deep dish pizza.

Narrator: “Feels like watching the sun set on white people as a whole”.

Woman: I’m happy.

Cecily Strong: Blimey.

Beck Bennett: Blimey.

Alex Moffat: Your majesties. Welcome to Downton Abbey.

Narrator: This has been an ad for ‘The Joker’. It’s not perfect but at least stuff happens. In theatres now.

Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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