The War in Words - SNL

  • Published on Dec 2, 2018
  • A PBS World War I documentary reveals letters written by a separated military couple, James (Mikey Day) and Margaret (Claire Foy), that take an unexpected turn.
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Comments • 1 365

  • Henry Peters
    Henry Peters 4 days ago +1

    Mikey doesn't get enough credit but his reactions were spot on here.

  • Naomi Yin
    Naomi Yin 5 days ago

    The best part about this is that we're currently learning about WWI and the trenches in history class

  • sailorbychoice1
    sailorbychoice1 6 days ago

    That may be SNL's funniest sketch in years.

  • Olivia Morrison
    Olivia Morrison 8 days ago +1

    Can this be like a whole movie or a book?

  • Lindalee Law
    Lindalee Law 8 days ago

    Im.sure the British are mocking us as

  • deadpoo 2
    deadpoo 2 11 days ago

    i could tell she joined the german army as she was wearing colors usually worn by the germans at that time, also, i beleive she commited treason.

  • Allannah Blount
    Allannah Blount 11 days ago

    This reminds me of Aaron Burr, Theodosia, and Her husband

  • Olivia
    Olivia 13 days ago

    Best SNL sketch of 2018, hands down.

  • Free Speech
    Free Speech 13 days ago

    LOL :)

  • Alena Ivanov
    Alena Ivanov 13 days ago

    Cool sketch errbody!

  • Solcitse
    Solcitse 15 days ago

    every so often, I come across an SNL skit that makes my laugh so hard my face hurts. Thanks for the laughs guys

  • Bahine1
    Bahine1 15 days ago +1

    "I am positively STARVED for context" - Howling

  • Simon F
    Simon F 15 days ago +1

    Our letters have become like the cause of this war, confused!!!!!!!

  • Evelyn Wilson
    Evelyn Wilson 15 days ago +1


  • My World
    My World 17 days ago +1

    You can't make this XXXX up! Speaking about synchronicity! Were we? I'm so confused. But my grandfather faught for Great Britain in WW One . His name was James Merchant. My grandmother, Marguerite Hindenburg-Merchant did indeed have an interacial affair with a Jazz musician of somr note; a lead trumpeteer with Bing Crosby, Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, to name but a few. My grandfather of color was "Snoggy" King Henry Trigger-Dick Dubois; Tommy Dorsey's main man. Trigger Dick wrote "In the Mood", "Cheek to Cheek" and "Don't sit under the Apple Tree". The latter song made famous by my three aunt's; Patty, Peggy and Pam Andtew. Small world. Marguerite was a trailblazer indeed, executed after the war not for crimes against humanity but for giving birth to interacial triplets in segregated Jim Crow South London. They were three identical girls each more beautiful than the next. My mother was the prettiest identical girl who went on to become extremely famous. Which goes without saying. If I didn't know better Id think this was a great example of Slovakian fake news.What are the odds?

  • Chaise Latterly
    Chaise Latterly 18 days ago

    Bravo! Brovo! One of the very best of SNL skits ever... since 1977! Bravo to the writers, bravo to the actors. More of the same please!

  • Leonie
    Leonie 18 days ago

    This is FUNNY AF

  • Infidel Punisher
    Infidel Punisher 20 days ago

    She scares me 2 death.

  • Steven Kordish
    Steven Kordish 23 days ago

    This is fucking HILARIOUS

  • Ayesha Rizwan
    Ayesha Rizwan 23 days ago

    absolutely stupendous!! love it

  • mew10521
    mew10521 23 days ago

    Poor James

  • jarmymp h
    jarmymp h 24 days ago

    One of the best sketches in awhile hahah

  • Eddie Felan
    Eddie Felan 26 days ago

    That was freakin Hilarious!!! I've never seen that bit before 🔥🔥🔥

  • papas182
    papas182 27 days ago


  • J K
    J K 27 days ago

    So THAT’s where nudes come from!


    It was hilarious, however the ending couod have been better

  • Miriam Mazer
    Miriam Mazer 27 days ago +2

    I'd watch an entire TV series about this couple XD

    SUPER WEEB 27 days ago +1

    Basically like being in a group chat for a class project.

  • New Thought
    New Thought 28 days ago

    Beyond brilliant!

  • Jasmond Shelby
    Jasmond Shelby 28 days ago

    Modern-day woman from in the past.

  • Send Nukes
    Send Nukes 28 days ago +1

    but who is Henry? What crime did she commit? Why did she join the German army?

  • sabby ali
    sabby ali 29 days ago

    What is PBS (I'm British).

  • randy wood
    randy wood 29 days ago

    i hate you bitches

  • serious22
    serious22 29 days ago +1

    I feel like I've gone back in time to when Tina Fey was head writer.

  • articfox998
    articfox998 29 days ago

    Luv it!

  • Alyssa J
    Alyssa J 29 days ago +1


  • Esoteric Desi
    Esoteric Desi 29 days ago


  • DavidAWA
    DavidAWA Month ago

    Women always suffer the most in war.

  • Tiniest Violin
    Tiniest Violin Month ago


  • Jack Booted Hug
    Jack Booted Hug Month ago

    fake plastic people should probably leave soldiers out of their trick bag...

  • AustinTheDoge
    AustinTheDoge Month ago

    This is like emailing your friend

  • Ali Gillani
    Ali Gillani Month ago +1

    They should do more sketches on war with words theme. Excellent.

  • The Ultimate Reductionist

    Margaret = inventor of texting in 1914

  • Undead Ramen
    Undead Ramen Month ago +2

    I'd watch this every damn week :D It needs it's own show!

  • Andrew Gutmann
    Andrew Gutmann Month ago +2

    Her 2nd letter should have just been “K”.

  • Evelyn Wilson
    Evelyn Wilson Month ago +1

    Yasss Brighton!!!!!
    Please do a skit about us in Brighton

  • Brinna Retzlaff
    Brinna Retzlaff Month ago +1

    The question still must be asked
    Who is Henry??

  • woofwoofdogs
    woofwoofdogs Month ago +2

    this is genius

  • gaming holic TV
    gaming holic TV Month ago


  • Sofia Morets
    Sofia Morets Month ago +3

    “Do you think there would be a SECOND world war??!”

  • Reason
    Reason Month ago +1

    And this is how pointless most wars are.

  • Nero Noctis
    Nero Noctis Month ago +1

    To this day, we still don’t know the extent of what crime this woman has committed, other than supporting the Kaiser.

  • Alex Drake
    Alex Drake Month ago

    I showed this to my APUSH classes this morning (we're doing WWI right now) - they were cracking up.

  • Wil Smith
    Wil Smith Month ago +1

    I Can’t stop watching!

  • cool beans :p
    cool beans :p Month ago +1

    one of the best skits ever

  • Tyler Hub
    Tyler Hub Month ago

    sick beat bro

  • Tyler Hub
    Tyler Hub Month ago

    sick beat bro

  • Tyler Hub
    Tyler Hub Month ago

    sick beat bro

  • Tyler Hub
    Tyler Hub Month ago

    sick beat bro

  • BuzzBroz
    BuzzBroz Month ago +1


  • xxIluvyouguysxx
    xxIluvyouguysxx Month ago +2


  • Sarah Hendricks
    Sarah Hendricks Month ago +1

    One of the best

  • Keitron Wallace
    Keitron Wallace Month ago +1

    Aw those highschool days....

  • Vivianne O
    Vivianne O Month ago +2

    I too, am starving for context and clarification.😅 Brilliant, Brilliant sketch!

  • wasabiattack
    wasabiattack Month ago +4

    This is one of the most creative and funny SNL sketches. One of my favs

  • Christine Jones
    Christine Jones Month ago

    This is supposed to be comedy.......

  • deep blue
    deep blue Month ago +1

    lol that was hilariuos

  • Aiber Lane
    Aiber Lane Month ago

    Nothing worse than people who give short replies to everything. I've known far too many.

  • C Dolstad
    C Dolstad Month ago

    This is just like the one from Maya and Marty that you cant find anywhere........

  • Junior Vafai
    Junior Vafai Month ago

    The ye olde time version of talking to someone who replies "K" to your story

  • Elizabeth Walker
    Elizabeth Walker Month ago +1

    This was so good. 😂

  • darkspd31
    darkspd31 Month ago +1

    *will never fight in any war

  • mew10521
    mew10521 Month ago +1

    I feel so sorry for the husband

  • Reggie Van Driest
    Reggie Van Driest Month ago +2

    This is one of the finest skits from SNL . It really ought to be nominated for an Emmy. I would Love to see this as a recurring skit.

  • Katie L.
    Katie L. 2 months ago +1

    My favorite sketch to date.

  • Bianca Aletti
    Bianca Aletti 2 months ago +2

    SNL & CH are coming out with such great sketches lately brings a tear to mein eye :,)

  • Eli G
    Eli G 2 months ago +1

    I love this skit so much. I didn't know where it was going but it was hilarious.

  • Rafael Trivino
    Rafael Trivino 2 months ago

    I'd marry that dame if she wasn't giving away my hats and pocket watch

  • Al Gus
    Al Gus 2 months ago +2

    the child photo thing was just disturbing

  • Tori
    Tori 2 months ago

    Does her face remind anyone else of Reece Witherspoon?

  • Dexter Diamond
    Dexter Diamond 2 months ago

    Chatting in the past era. Humans never change though changes the platform 😁

  • Chronic Cleric
    Chronic Cleric 2 months ago

    I got so thrown off by the intro and I wondered if I had clicked the wrong video

  • Michael Strunk
    Michael Strunk 2 months ago +4

    I love this one so much, I almost watch it everyday.

  • Adeeba Khan
    Adeeba Khan 2 months ago

    Margaret is the ultimate troll.

  • C. T. Nelson
    C. T. Nelson 2 months ago

    Mikey Day is the BEST!!!

  • everybodylovesdevin
    everybodylovesdevin 2 months ago

    Hahaha! Female privilege! Hahaha so funny!!!

  • Debbie Mitten - Music
    Debbie Mitten - Music 2 months ago +2

    I come here once a day to watch this - LMAO

  • Lori Ditchfield
    Lori Ditchfield 2 months ago +1

    That was hilarious!

  • deruginan
    deruginan 2 months ago

    Anyone know the song played on the trumpet?

  • Tamara Jacobs
    Tamara Jacobs 2 months ago

    "PS: How is World War I going?"

  • Gavin Hale
    Gavin Hale 2 months ago


  • Stephen Woodward
    Stephen Woodward 2 months ago +1

    Incredibly funny!

  • BulletBeats
    BulletBeats 2 months ago

    Why would you call it ww2? it’s not like there will be a third!

  • Sophia Sardella
    Sophia Sardella 2 months ago +2

    This needs to be a movie

  • Guy Stridsigne
    Guy Stridsigne 2 months ago +2

    This has been my favorite sketch of the year. So hilarious!

  • Eli Patches
    Eli Patches 2 months ago +1


  • William Goldman
    William Goldman 2 months ago +1

    This is the 1910's equivalent of being left on open

  • Anjabel69
    Anjabel69 2 months ago +4

    One of my favorite skits in a long, long time. I laughed so hard.

  • thornsx
    thornsx 2 months ago

    "Margaret NO! This is a photograph of you as a CHILD!"

  • Shanai Eliza Jane Collins
    Shanai Eliza Jane Collins 2 months ago +1

    this just makes fun of ww1