Named by the Huffington Post as one of the best Saturday Night Live sketches of 2013, “Divorce Meeting” features Vanessa Bayer (one of SNL’s all-time greatest hammers) and Paul Rudd as a bitter couple meeting in a neutral location to hash out their divorce agreement. However, they keep getting diverted away from their hostility toward each other when their favorite song, Fleetwood Mac’s “I Don’t Want To Know,” keeps playing.
Judging from viewer comments, many who enjoyed this skit searched Google and Youtube for “I Don’t Want To Know” soon after it aired. SNL fans will now probably associate the song (which was written in 1974 by Stevie Nicks and ended up on Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 Rumors album) with this sketch just as much as they do Blue Oyster Cult’s 1976 hit “Don’t Fear the Reaper” with the 2000 SNL sketch “More Cowbell.” For me, there’s just something about Miss Bayer’s dance moves that make me want to keep replaying this one. I would have also loved seeing more of the moves from (Vanessa’s fellow SNL hammer) Nasim Pedrad, whom we catch groovin’ to the song just a bit at the very end of this sketch.
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Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris flirted with the music business there and in Nashville before joining the U.S. Army and serving in South Korea. He remained in Asia for several years afterwards, teaching English, traveling, and covering the regional entertainment scenes. Currently in a mindset between Seoul and San Francisco, besides Idol Features, you can also catch his writings in the print edition of the monthly magazine, Effective.
Thanks! Love this skit!
I'd like to see ALL the girls in the SNL cast dancing to this.
Is it possible to watch the video directly in YouTube? I'm in Europe and can't find the YouTube url for it.. Great work you do in this blog, love it. 🙂
Dave, as far as I know, this isn’t available on Youtube. The Youtube logo you see below this video is now on all videos uploaded directly to Blogger.
Just watching Vanessa's smile makes me want to dance. Great skit! I also love the ones with her and Cecily as former porn stars.
They did a new one last Saturday with Chris Hemsworth for “Dolce and Gabbana” and as usual, they were hilarious. View it while you can:
Vanessa? This sketch is ALL ABOUT RUDD’s DANCING!!!! And Kenan’s face …
I can’t believe the idiot writer at Entertainment Weekly called this one of the “worst sketches” of that episode.
I heard some news about Eddie Murphy. He was on the Jimmy Kimmel show I guess. I guess he’s going to do stand up comedy again. And he’s going to be on SNL? Never thought I’d see that happen!
I just loved seeing Eddie Murphy back on SNL the other day. He was on there with Jimmy Fallon. Eddie Murphy just released a new movie right? Dolemite Is My Name?