Air Traffic Control - SNL


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  • Invest Remotely
    Invest Remotely Day ago

    I caught myself saying what!?🤣

  • Funky Monkey
    Funky Monkey Day ago

    This is a rare SNL skit. Keep your eyes out! There arnt many like these. Where they actually joke instead of rip on politics. Keep your eyes out everyone! Hopefully more show up.

  • Jacun
    Jacun Day ago

    Good one

  • Juju Neon
    Juju Neon Day ago

    3:36 - 3:39 For a second there, James McAvoy sounded Jamaican lol

  • hysteria
    hysteria Day ago

    what did the welsh guy say?

  • Alleycat 27
    Alleycat 27 Day ago

    This was about dead on for the way many Scottish people talk. It instantly reminded me of an old Robin Williams routine about drinking and the sport of golf. In the routine he says, "And if you want a real linguistic adventure, go drinking with a Scotsman. Because you can barely fuckin' understand them before."

  • monkey butt
    monkey butt 2 days ago

    I can actually understand quite a bit lmfao. But I’m sure if it came through the low quality communications headphones, fighting to hear it against the roar of the plane’s engines, I doubt I’d be able to make heads or tails of what the heck the Scottish guy is telling me lmfao

  • June Ahern
    June Ahern 2 days ago

    It is English you know. LOL!!!! When friends (US) would come to the hoose, they'd no understand ma dad - and I'd say, "He is speaking English you know." From Glasgow.

  • Liz b
    Liz b 2 days ago

    James did great as the host! But this was my fave skit

  • 99v8cobra
    99v8cobra 3 days ago

    Screw you SNL

  • Diogenes TheDog
    Diogenes TheDog 3 days ago

    love it

  • Pat Tanackered
    Pat Tanackered 3 days ago +1

    Welshman here and I've never had a problem with thick Scottish accents but I have an 87 year old Scottish, Whisky drinking Grandfather and I think I just got used to Scottish drunk gibberish at an early age. The Scots are definitely the funniest Brits.
    The guy doing the Welsh accent was shocking. He can do a passable Nick Offerman but a massive fail on the Welsh

    FINN LAW 3 days ago


  • Moon & Snow
    Moon & Snow 3 days ago

    That was sooo funny, I've been working as a cabin crew in edinburgh for a while, that's why I manage to understand most part of the vid XD

  • Anna Goodall
    Anna Goodall 4 days ago

    Kate McKinnon is incredible. She can mimic the best of the best. Her Glenn Close sketch was fantastic on SNL. Absolute star!

  • Gezquester
    Gezquester 4 days ago

    As a Brit, I approve this skit!

  • It's Sam Hussey
    It's Sam Hussey 4 days ago


  • It's Sam Hussey
    It's Sam Hussey 4 days ago

    That’s probably the worst Scottish impression I’ve ever heard! 🤣😂

  • Jennifer Decker
    Jennifer Decker 5 days ago

    Are some bits in this utter gibberish, or is ability to understand a Scottish more garbage than I thought?

  • Alex Cameron
    Alex Cameron 5 days ago

    Hilarious! 😂😂😂

  • Doe John
    Doe John 5 days ago

    I might be pregnant from the accent.

  • Wesley Cooper
    Wesley Cooper 5 days ago

    I was in Scotland for 3 weeks and I could barley understand a word...I was laughing so hard at this skit I had tears in my eyes! 😂

  • Josh
    Josh 5 days ago


  • mac16one
    mac16one 5 days ago

    Me when I met my ex-boyfriend's Scottish parents. I did not want him to leave the room because I kept saying pardon me and felt so bad. Aye

  • Sally Flores
    Sally Flores 5 days ago

    Wow! The Scotish accents were correct the way the snl guys (girls)were portraying it? Such talent!

  • Sally Flores
    Sally Flores 5 days ago

    Unbelievably hysterical. Those guys had me in stitches the whole time!!!

  • Ciarán West
    Ciarán West 5 days ago

    Coming soon, James McAvoy in The Limmy Story

  • Micah
    Micah 5 days ago

    Is it bad that I can understand everything

  • Blu Fox
    Blu Fox 5 days ago

    Scotland: In ou in ou
    Whales: bagadongdigadonquef

    Note I don’t mean to offend Anywone

  • Brandon BP
    Brandon BP 6 days ago

    I knew a guy from South Carolina that had a boss from Scotland and he always talked about how he hated the word "Doodah." I am laughing so hard right now!

  • LovingAtlanta
    LovingAtlanta 6 days ago +1


  • Commando303X
    Commando303X 6 days ago

    I hear this, and in my mind I see Groundskeeper Willie.

  • uwiblue
    uwiblue 6 days ago +1

    Awww... I was waiting for Tom Jones to appear when they announced Wales!!! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Katie Piper
    Katie Piper 6 days ago

    Love that I understood this entire thing 😂😂

  • Fred Landry
    Fred Landry 6 days ago

    Funny Scottish slang.😂😂😂

  • Corey Styles
    Corey Styles 6 days ago

    This is so good, until you get to the Welsh guy, is he Russian or something?! You're letting us Welshies down!

  • val macclinchy
    val macclinchy 6 days ago


  • Mandar Akre
    Mandar Akre 7 days ago

    That's me on Conference calls.. "Pardon me"

  • Harry Aldieny
    Harry Aldieny 7 days ago

    fuck it I'd just land it using visual approach

  • TL L
    TL L 7 days ago

    😂😂😂😂 hahahaha, so funny, love this!!! 😂😂😂

  • James Wilhite
    James Wilhite 7 days ago

    Haven't heard wee man in a joke since Goldmember.

  • life is like a box of chocolates

    Best skit yet!

  • Lisa Rose
    Lisa Rose 7 days ago


  • Jay Camacho
    Jay Camacho 7 days ago

    😂😂😂 James Is funny as fuck he should do more comedy

  • ellsingleasga
    ellsingleasga 7 days ago

    I struggle with the Welsh at the end. can someone translate?

  • D Doc
    D Doc 7 days ago

    If this comedy show was a beer it would be alcohol free

  • dead dentist
    dead dentist 7 days ago

    I ADORE doom and gloom 😘

  • Duc de Richleau
    Duc de Richleau 7 days ago +1

    Moral of the story, the Americans are a bunch of closet racist dicks. They can't insult the black man, the Jew, the Asian, or the Muslim anymore so they are desperate to find others to suffer their racism. Gone are the days they could put on hoods and set fire to crosses. Now they claim what they are doing somehow isn't racist! SNL are totally left wing hypocrites. That pathetic show is just not funny to anyone else but left-wing Americans.

    • Master Yoda
      Master Yoda 7 days ago

      Duc de Richleau Wow, aren't you soft?

  • Mari Brunnsteiner
    Mari Brunnsteiner 8 days ago


  • D Wetick
    D Wetick 8 days ago

    Robin Williams did it can't understand the Scots at all...

  • ISayNukem
    ISayNukem 8 days ago

    He'll git ya dern!

  • Mickie Sketches
    Mickie Sketches 8 days ago

    I'm not Scottish and I still understood

  • Holly Dickson
    Holly Dickson 8 days ago

    I’m Scottish & I can barely understand james😂😂

    • Duc de Richleau
      Duc de Richleau 7 days ago

      Spot on! He's being a dick and doing it for money.

  • Enfurnus5
    Enfurnus5 8 days ago

    At 1:52, I thought he said American Cocaine....

  • Yiannis Boukis
    Yiannis Boukis 9 days ago

    Can anyone figure out what the Welsch air traffic controller says???????

  • Huge Bartlett
    Huge Bartlett 9 days ago

    I'm laughing still,absolutely hilarious,love to see more of this!

  • Mike Zip
    Mike Zip 9 days ago

    SNL - just a shifty as ever

  • Derpinator
    Derpinator 9 days ago

    No one noticed the Two Heads Are Better than One reference? Kenan & Kel?

  • Burton Sumner
    Burton Sumner 9 days ago

    I’m Diggin that hoodie though where can I cop lmao

  • Jenny lee
    Jenny lee 9 days ago +1

    Great accents!!! Makes this hilarious. Im laughing so much.

  • Anna Ferrara
    Anna Ferrara 9 days ago

    The Welsh! Hahaa!

  • Anna Ferrara
    Anna Ferrara 9 days ago +1

    I'd like to see McAvoy's cue card. Did he just ad lib it?

    • Duc de Richleau
      Duc de Richleau 7 days ago

      No he was paid to read out this racist insult to his nation.

  • Anna Ferrara
    Anna Ferrara 9 days ago +5

    It would've been so much funnier if Keenan totally got what he was saying.

    • Josh
      Josh 3 days ago

      +Space Rodeo NEVER

    • Space Rodeo
      Space Rodeo 4 days ago

      Josh lighten up and don’t watch it. Let people enjoy things.

    • Josh
      Josh 5 days ago

      no it wouldn't have, this show is unfunny and cannot be saved. cancel SNL and kill the crew.

  • Anna Ferrara
    Anna Ferrara 9 days ago

    Gold, gold, gold!

  • Richard Thompson
    Richard Thompson 9 days ago

    It's James McAvoy. If anything, he'll get you CHILDREN of Dune...

  • m Danish
    m Danish 9 days ago

    Turned on the captions but google captions also failed to transcribe the scottish ladi lol

  • Jae R
    Jae R 10 days ago

    One perk of having a thick accent that most folk dont understand even is it's actually pretty easy for me to understand other folks thick accents without the use of subtitles. Loved this episode! Read where one of the SNL writers said they worked with James to write this skit so that his friends back home would understand but no one else LOL

  • Wayne Henderson
    Wayne Henderson 10 days ago

    I just messed in my pants.

  • 60 Second Scifi
    60 Second Scifi 10 days ago

    "Tempis fugit." No! You cannot speak latin with a scottish accent! You will crash the planet!

  • CM Laki
    CM Laki 10 days ago

    This is hysterical!

  • Bevin Allison
    Bevin Allison 10 days ago

    I got it. 🤣

  • Koda Wolf
    Koda Wolf 10 days ago

    Once McAvoy started talking that was the first time SNL has made me laugh in a looooong time

  • Ronald Petrin
    Ronald Petrin 10 days ago

    I say "Oh shit" a lot as of late, when I try to get customer service.

  • Ronald Petrin
    Ronald Petrin 10 days ago

    WHAT? He says I need a steakum...over the top..too too effen funny! Translation here in comments well appreciated lasses...

  • Muhammad ali
    Muhammad ali 10 days ago


  • Wajiha Abbas
    Wajiha Abbas 10 days ago

    James MacAvoy👌😂

  • Sam W
    Sam W 11 days ago

    Who is flying that plane DJT jr?

  • Felicia Stevens
    Felicia Stevens 11 days ago

    You know, that was probably one of the best skits they’ve done in a while.

  • jmbps3
    jmbps3 11 days ago

    kate McKinnon is pretty here. her hair is super cute!!!

  • john argue
    john argue 11 days ago

    Love this . Will watch a bunch of times. Favorited

  • pierce205
    pierce205 11 days ago

    Remember when SNL was funny?

  • Patricia Loaiza
    Patricia Loaiza 11 days ago

    Just breath!

  • country city
    country city 11 days ago +1

    1970s gay porno brainwashing
    the navie 🙄👎🏼

  • kodabar
    kodabar 11 days ago +7

    Okay, so I'm actually Scottish and demonstrably so (you can hear my voice on the videos on my channel). Many Scots don't have strong accents and James McAvoy is one of them (I worked on a film that he was in and have talked to him personally) and I don't have a strong accent either. He's clearly been away from Glasgow for a long time. In this skit, his accent isn't strong at all, it's the words he's using that cause confusion. And realistically no one would use those words to communicate with international pilots.
    "There's no a tick-tock for monikers, big man. I know you're comin' on all peely-wally up there, but I'm gonnae hiv to..." etc. Peely-wally is a lowland Scots phrase meaning wan or pale-looking. It's quite an odd thing to say as he can't see the person he's talking to and you'd never apply it to an object. I guess they were just trying to shoehorn in as many odd words and phrases as they could.
    Kate McKinnon's accent starts off pretty well. Her first sentence is pretty flawless and I could mistake her for a mildly-accented Scot. But from the second line onwards, her accent just falls apart and wouldn't fool a native for a second. In her second line, listen to the way she says 'very' and 'down'. That's not remotely like any kind of Scottish accent. By the end of the sketch when she's trying to say 'Can you look out the window?', it just isn't anything. Her character should have said "Can ye look oot the windae?" but we get "Can you look eht the windy?" and later "Ate the windy." She may be a versatile comedic actress, but this is beyond her. She should have gone for a milder accent that she could keep under control. But yeah, that first line is perfect.
    Nice try, SNL, but it's about as realistic as when you play at French.
    Oh and the attempt at Welsh is nonsense. The Welsh language is tricky and impossible for outsiders to understand, but they don't use it for air traffic control. Scotland also has the Gaelic language, but very few people speak it and McAvoy clearly isn't one of them. Myself, I only know enough to get a few minutes into a conversation.
    If you want to hear actual Scottish people speaking in relatively genuine accents in an air-flight setting, look up videos of Alan Cumming and Forbes Masson in The High Life. Both are from further north than Glasgow and are playing caricatures, but they both exhibit genuine accents.

    • kodabar
      kodabar 3 days ago

      +therandomguy519 Down at the Guild of Pedantic Linguistics and Etymology, I'm the life and soul

    • therandomguy519
      therandomguy519 3 days ago

      You must be fun at parties.

    • Space Rodeo
      Space Rodeo 4 days ago

      It’s all a joke though.

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  • please don't kill steve rogers marvel studios

    "they're speaking scottish at me and it's very hard" i found that part hilarious but the audience barely laughed

  • NoémiNumszky
    NoémiNumszky 12 days ago

    I'm Hungarian and I almost understood all of the Scottish accent. But the Welsh 🤷‍♀️😁😂

  • Jon Kirian
    Jon Kirian 12 days ago

    Congrats! A sketch without an annoying Trump joke! and know it takes a little more thinking, but well done and thank you.

  • Burrow Den
    Burrow Den 12 days ago

    Detected some Vietnamese, but could be wrong.

  • Carola Gonzalez
    Carola Gonzalez 12 days ago

    Jajaja ...

  • Annabelle Bristol
    Annabelle Bristol 12 days ago

    Am I the only American who could understand everything he said the first time

  • Eric Hawksley
    Eric Hawksley 12 days ago

    Well that went on for 4 minutes too long.

  • jose lopez
    jose lopez 12 days ago

    I’m Scottish and Irish and I am offended by the many people laughing at my people.
    Now, pay me in 10s and 20s please just like you do to all the other special interest minorities who don’t have a sense of humor and need to get life.
    This SNL shit was funny!!
    Don’t forget the money!

  • Cameron Beattie
    Cameron Beattie 12 days ago +4

    No Scot pronounces breath like that 😂

    MLC DJT 12 days ago +1

    Not bad accent from McKinnon Scottish grandparents I believe!

  • vicky mintz
    vicky mintz 12 days ago

    Fun fact: my cash app is $jbizzcuttin

  • Ethan Finch
    Ethan Finch 12 days ago

    That's not a glasgae accent.

  • Katelynfishfish
    Katelynfishfish 12 days ago

    james mcavoy is my forever baby

  • Chicken Nuggets
    Chicken Nuggets 13 days ago

    That was the shittiest Scottish accent I’m from Glasgow and I want to curl up in a ball and cry. The air traffic control guy nailed it though.

  • macforme
    macforme 13 days ago

    NEED TRANSLATION ....STAT! .... what just happened ?