Air Traffic Control - SNL

  • Published on Jan 27, 2019
  • A Scottish air traffic controller (James McAvoy) with a heavy accent tries to guide a plane to a safe landing.
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  • Katie Mitchell
    Katie Mitchell 10 hours ago

    Being welsh, I can tell you that was a very convincing north walian accent

  • TheCrazeydragon
    TheCrazeydragon 20 hours ago

    good attempt at the welsh man lol but its not complete without saying at least one of these "aright butt, happy days, boyo"

  • Hercules Koutalidis
    Hercules Koutalidis 3 days ago +1

    After seeing/listening this for about 25 times, I m starting to understand what he is actually saying :D

  • Reischa Parker
    Reischa Parker 3 days ago +4

    James McAvoy is the total and funny and raging talented!! I just love him!

  • S. Özgür ÖYÜŞ
    S. Özgür ÖYÜŞ 6 days ago

    I can't believe "Surely you can't be serious" wasn't included in the skit, and nobody did it afterwards here

  • LaDrago Damultus
    LaDrago Damultus 7 days ago

    Ok am Scottish but I can't get that guy

  • Sparq Meister
    Sparq Meister 7 days ago

    I speak whisky and understood auchentaushan airport...thats my favorite lowland whisky!

  • Jessica X
    Jessica X 7 days ago

    Of the hundreds of sketches I've seen this episode will probably always be my favourite as it's hosted by 💙 James McAvoy 💙 This is my favourite sketch as I've moved to Wales from Yorkshire last year and love that SNL mention Wales. Beck is the best character for accents he is the only one I've ever heard to a Welsh accent!!!!! - and it was so accurate!!! Xxx

  • Milkymoles.
    Milkymoles. 7 days ago +1

    Scotland to wales, completely missing everything in between 😂

  • Arooj Fatima
    Arooj Fatima 8 days ago

    Erik Lansherr's struggle

  • Arthur van Essen
    Arthur van Essen 8 days ago

    2:30 the most American phrase ever

  • Goga Jelic
    Goga Jelic 10 days ago +2

    This was sooo great! Love James and Kate!

  • Thegreatestgeeks Adventures

    I was on holiday and I couldn’t Watch this over there

  • Mic Lowe
    Mic Lowe 10 days ago

    1:50 McAvoy sneaks a wee "fuckin" in under the radar

  • PLAYER 2
    PLAYER 2 11 days ago

    Oh man I live in Dumbarton and was dying cause I knew everything he was saying obvs but when they got passed in to wales😂😂😂

  • Coco Chanel
    Coco Chanel 11 days ago

    I love James soooo much,he is incredible and so funny lmao

  • Matt Gibbs
    Matt Gibbs 12 days ago

    I could understand 98% of it.

  • Rhiannon Whyte
    Rhiannon Whyte 15 days ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 love this. U ken this is gr8

  • Ethan Weeter
    Ethan Weeter 15 days ago

    At that point, dying would be bette than hearing those awful accents again if it were Catherine Zeta-Jones, then what a great way to die.😂

  • Ethan Weeter
    Ethan Weeter 15 days ago

    Snakes on a plane reference with Keenan. :):)

  • Sophia B
    Sophia B 15 days ago

    I’m dead 😂 awesome

  • Shannon Jenkins
    Shannon Jenkins 16 days ago

    My absolute BEST guess at the Welsh is "there's only a little time to work" but honestly, after playing it back a million times at 0.5x speed and reverse engineering the way he's pronouncing words into all of the ways they could possibly be pronounced in Welsh, I could just be making up anything rational to suit the situation 🤷🏼‍♀️
    If anybody has figured it out PLEASE tell me

  • Megan Duncanson
    Megan Duncanson 16 days ago

    Omg Kate 😂 😂

  • Mike Clark
    Mike Clark 16 days ago

    Auchentoshan is a whisky distillery on the road leaving Glasgow to go north to Drumchapel, the cultural center of Scotland.

  • Александр Гранаткин

    Everybody wants to know what this Welshman said, isn't it? The answer is: Ron don don,ton toro tororon.

  • Rouge one
    Rouge one 17 days ago

    I'm not Scottish and I could actually understand the heavy accent.

  • somebrowngirlonline
    somebrowngirlonline 17 days ago +1

    One of my favorite sketches they've ever done

  • Blue Sky
    Blue Sky 17 days ago

    This is one of my fav skit. Got an Australian friend that ask if I can get break for lunch. I said ,"yes, y?" He (looking at me funny): for sandwiches. Later, he: did you get the break. I: I'm on break now. Where is the sandwiches? That's when another friend showed up and told me that the guy wanted "bread".

  • Jon Jones
    Jon Jones 17 days ago +1

    Diolch yn fawr.

  • Imagine FOB at the disco

    Omg I'm Scottish so the accents are making me cringe 10x as hard as normal
    But the guy who comes on at 0:58, his accent is actually a good try

    • Blue Sky
      Blue Sky 17 days ago

      You're jesting right? He is James McAvoy. If you're not. Then you Scotts needs to realize that there are many more accent in the Scottish vernacular.

  • schempgirl1
    schempgirl1 18 days ago

    Dear god the Scottish accent is sexy.

  • bravo 20
    bravo 20 18 days ago

    robin williams on golf,you will bust your guts laughing!

  • SamStone
    SamStone 18 days ago

    Kenan says "NOPE."

  • M&M King
    M&M King 19 days ago

    I’m surprised I understood some of that

  • Maximus W
    Maximus W 20 days ago +1

    And this is one of the many reasons why I don’t want to be a pilot

  • Katherine Godsey
    Katherine Godsey 21 day ago

    (In 9 year old voice) etc...

  • Christopher Crepon
    Christopher Crepon 21 day ago

    Lol as a yank who flies on VATSIM there have been flights where I route around Scottish airspace because I just can't understand the controllers ...feel bad about it because I can understand Scottish accents just not over VHF

  • Bambo Sunny
    Bambo Sunny 22 days ago

    And people say we don’t have culture. Arrrrgh me matey sure and we do by yer man!!!!!

  • ana arias
    ana arias 22 days ago

    "just aim for water!" lmao

  • Papa Palpatine
    Papa Palpatine 22 days ago

    I still don’t get why he didny just hit the wee broon do da

  • Héctor A. Moreno
    Héctor A. Moreno 23 days ago

    Who is the girl at the plane?

  • Lindalee Law
    Lindalee Law 24 days ago

    Wales!!!!!! all is lost lmao

  • elusive mg
    elusive mg 25 days ago


  • adamsky0604
    adamsky0604 25 days ago

    Spot on!

  • DallasNova
    DallasNova 26 days ago

    I'm black and Texan. I pleasantly surprised I understood I big portion of his conversation. I missed the oreo part. Maybe I should take a look at Scotland

  • Odin Satanas
    Odin Satanas 26 days ago

    It's pretty easy, except for when they laugh
    James is mixing up different Scottish dialects, and his posh British accent kind of comes in like when he says on, instead of oan or own
    He's doing like Edinburgh mixed with like cliche accents haha
    Alright, now there's no tick tock for monikors big man?
    Clearly UK slang for sure, no time for stress/complicated stuff
    I know you're coming off all willy wally up there but I'm bloody gonna have you skating faster than a something
    The laughing makes it hard.
    Im gonna get you down, but here's what I need you to do first, here, deep breath
    Just want you to take a deep breath
    In, out, in out, you alright on your end?
    Deep breath, you need to stay calm
    Listen to me very carefully, on the wee panel a switch is in front of you, a brown doo dad with a right jag about the size of a Jaffa
    What do you call it, an American cookie
    No, keebler
    Okay so wee thing about the size of an Oreo cookie, I thought it was a keebler, what's the brown doo dad coming in at?
    The brown doo dad that looks like an O-re-o cookie
    Brown, the color brown
    What's the brown doo dad coming in at?
    Good, two heads are better than one
    Right, have a wee shuftie at the window down on the ground, tell me if you can rest your goggles upon ocintosh and plain station
    You try with him
    Can you look out the window?
    Listen big man, tempus fugit, cause were only going to get a crack at this once
    Now there's a wee burgundy thingamajig on the dash, give it a wee tug
    Oh no, in the name of the wee man, right, radars got ya leaving Scottish airspace
    This connections gettin crunchier than a bag of smashed crabs
    Godspeed to ya lad, Glasgow out
    ..and then the Welsh are extra ridiculous hahaha
    They have an airport named llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch..

  • Kyle Wheeler
    Kyle Wheeler 26 days ago +1

    How does Beck know Welsh?

  • L'One
    L'One 27 days ago +1

    Airforce still don't know that this is a one of spleet personalities :D

  • BCLT470
    BCLT470 27 days ago

    I feel like I’m one of the few people who understood them

  • Kris
    Kris 27 days ago

    Kate's accent was horrible lol, she is usually better at accents, her Irish was brilliant.

  • Kris
    Kris 27 days ago

    I'm english, I could understand about 70% of what he is saying, I have to really focus though. Funny thing is this is not Jame's real accent, he's just making it thicker on purpose and using a bunch of slang XD.

  • Ashton Blackmon
    Ashton Blackmon 28 days ago +1

    Sounds like Sir Alex during a post match interview.

  • patrick young
    patrick young 29 days ago

    Damn is that Kate McKinnon again? She seems to be able to do Anything, one of the most gifted SNL comedians ever.

  • patrick young
    patrick young 29 days ago

    Winston Churchill's classic quote: "Britain and America are two nations, divided by a common language."

  • patrick young
    patrick young 29 days ago

    Anybody ever see the movie "Trainspotting?" It got rave reviews but the accents (Cockney? Scottish?) are so thick that I missed 50% of the dialogue. A rale bimmer it twas.

    • Jessica X
      Jessica X 7 days ago

      I'm English not Scottish it's not hard to understand Scottish, the film isn't cockney - cockney is South London

  • asdfasdfasdf
    asdfasdfasdf Month ago

    This is the favourite skit of my whole family. It's very funny Everytime we see it.

  • Ryan Wiggs
    Ryan Wiggs Month ago

    the welsh man speaking tae him in welsh brilliant

  • Ryan Wiggs
    Ryan Wiggs Month ago

    aye this wee bampot here says your accent is really thicc is it possible tae no have it?

  • Cristian Heinz
    Cristian Heinz Month ago

    ...hahaha... Whoahahaha... superb.

  • zeddy316
    zeddy316 Month ago

    James McAvoy says “two heads are better than one”, Kenan Thompson once starred in “two heads are better than none”, also Kenan takes over as pilot like his scene in “Snakes on a plane”

  • a Milling
    a Milling Month ago

    Hmm that wasn't actually too hard to understand.

  • Ara
    Ara Month ago

    So I understood most of this but I am not a native english speaker so for me literally everyone speaking english has a weird accent that i have to decrypt.

  • Kip Loretta
    Kip Loretta Month ago

    Worst aircraft cockpit ever but liked the joke

  • Jon Loane
    Jon Loane Month ago +1


  • John Despo
    John Despo Month ago +1

    A funny SNL Skit? I’m shocked...

    • John Despo
      John Despo Month ago

      surgedeb that makes ZERO sense

    • surgedeb
      surgedeb Month ago +1

      You're also lame and trying too hard. I'm not shocked.

  • Nadia Shireen Siddiqi

    Why does
    Christina A
    only look good
    platinum blonde?
    What about the Brown dude?
    Even I got Look out the window.
    Don’t dig your own grave.

    IRON MAN Month ago


  • destructodude
    destructodude Month ago

    I clicked on closed captioning just to see it struggle.

  • Fellow Traveler
    Fellow Traveler Month ago +1

    Croatian here, English obviously not my first language and this is perfectly intelligible
    Then again, I love watching Burnistoun so maybe not the best measuring stick.

  • Safwate Ahmed
    Safwate Ahmed Month ago +2

    4:09 We also said that

  • EthalaRide
    EthalaRide Month ago

    When the Welsh atc started talking my mind immediately went to "Listen, I only did Duolingo Welsh for like a month before I stopped!"

  • Jess Austin
    Jess Austin Month ago

    I understood this!

  • Giratina the god
    Giratina the god Month ago +2

    let’s try a thick jamaican patois accent from a rastaman on a carribean flight.

  • Fruit Cat
    Fruit Cat Month ago +1

    OMG this is fucking hilarious.

  • Cars High School The Series

    "Can I eat at Wendy's?"

  • Brandon Lee
    Brandon Lee Month ago +1

    Welsh: becknoda dogiedong twenigof gwayve

  • Zac Sharp
    Zac Sharp Month ago

    A similar thing happened to me when we had to quickly land at an unfamiliar airfield in Afghanistan years back. The controller's German accent was so thick, we only understood a handful of things he said. I still to this day don't know if he ever actually gave us clearance to land...

  • Zella •_•
    Zella •_• Month ago

    “er ye in distress”

  • Kuraeshin
    Kuraeshin Month ago

    Despite never having been to Scotland, is it bad Doctor Who has left me able to mostly understand the accent

  • Kuraeshin
    Kuraeshin Month ago +2

    Despite never having been to Scotland, is it bad Doctor Who has left me able to mostly understand the accent

  • becky davis
    becky davis Month ago +5

    Isn't this bad enough without him speaking Latin? "Tempus fugit." Time flies.

  • Jannelle J
    Jannelle J Month ago +1

    What did the Welsh guy say?

  • Kristaps Vecvagars
    Kristaps Vecvagars Month ago +1

    As funny as the video is, if I'd be in the middle of an emergency situation, I'd probably be done for if it was a scotsman helping me out.
    Can anyone confirm if McAvoy was overdoing it for comical purposes?

    • Aishwarya Sathish
      Aishwarya Sathish Month ago +1

      Kristaps Vecvagars
      Yeah he was. His accent is a mix of multiple Scottish dialects, and when he is in the U.S he apparently tones it really down.

  • Weezysquid
    Weezysquid Month ago

    Wheres his goatee at , the thumbnail lies

  • Michael Mckenzie
    Michael Mckenzie Month ago +1

    That s**t was funny WHAT? WHAT? NO! NO!

  • MildManNerd
    MildManNerd Month ago +1

    Ach Toon me we lady.

  • Владимир Попов

    Is it the guy from those david blaine videos?

  • Jesse Rangel
    Jesse Rangel Month ago

    So freaking brilliant!!! Bwahahaha

  • Hannah Paige
    Hannah Paige Month ago

    dude im american and i understand everything he is saying

  • LighteN Ing
    LighteN Ing Month ago

    OMG l laughed so hard i snorted like a pig literally😂😂

  • Agrellar
    Agrellar Month ago +4

    But Keenan, didn't you once land a plane full of snakes?! You got this man!!!

  • Razvan Mihaeanu
    Razvan Mihaeanu Month ago

    Play to 1.5 speed. Now you'll understand.

  • Priscilla Jimenez
    Priscilla Jimenez Month ago +7

    Since my students learned about both Scotland and Wales, this was perfect vid to show after the lesson. It was hilarious. 🤣

  • James Maguire
    James Maguire Month ago

    s'nae scotch ,s'weigie

  • Jakub Sternik
    Jakub Sternik Month ago

    What, this is hardly heavy scottish. Love sketch tho :D

    • barbaro267
      barbaro267 Month ago

      Heavy Scottish is that one lad from Pixar's Brave that even the other Scots couldn't understand lol

  • MobiusStrip001
    MobiusStrip001 Month ago

    Sir Alex prepared me for this

  • The Czar
    The Czar Month ago

    Imma broon in england so i did not understand wee bit of the conversation 😂

  • Steven G
    Steven G Month ago +2

    Americans feel they can mock the Scots language because
    a) It's a safe target, because it's coded as white
    b) It's a safe target, because they lack class awareness
    c) They're just saying it's cute, and their granda's granda was Scots.

  • Frances Outlaw
    Frances Outlaw Month ago +73

    There should be a full Wales continuation skit with a true Welsh actor.

    • Ingrid Sanchez
      Ingrid Sanchez 8 days ago

      Seeing as he is Welsh, Taron Egerton should play the Welsh air traffic control guy in the follow-up sketch. If ever gets to host that is.

    • BloodedLunacy
      BloodedLunacy 12 days ago

      +dylan5567 Yes, or Alex Vlahos.

    • Jon Jones
      Jon Jones 17 days ago +1

      Rhys Ifans !

    • Frances Outlaw
      Frances Outlaw 29 days ago +1

      +elias t, sounds good to me. Scottish, to Welsh, to Irish would be fun. Let's contact SNL writers. :) :) :)

    • elias t
      elias t Month ago +1

      Frances Outlaw
      Catherine Jeta Jones is Welsh. And then, they should swich to Irish.

  • Pete Ma
    Pete Ma Month ago +1

    First morning in Scotland walk out of hotel in Glasgow and hear "get out of the road you fecking drrrrunnk". Started the trip off right.