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 • 1 484

  • Comrade Drill
    Comrade Drill 3 days ago

    He should’ve just came home and cheated on her immediately

  • myling novels
    myling novels 14 days ago

    He should have written to Henry .....

  • Dany S
    Dany S 14 days ago

    Who else wants more of Margaret?

  • Youssef Leenen
    Youssef Leenen 18 days ago

    True story

  • Ruthy Bap
    Ruthy Bap 19 days ago

    All of that would have been censored, didn’t want an negativity sent back home.

  • Courtney Kwong
    Courtney Kwong 19 days ago +2

    Margrit is the most dence wife ever or the ultimate troll

  • Kim Sart
    Kim Sart 19 days ago


  • MaryLou Rieves
    MaryLou Rieves 20 days ago

    wtf? This is supposed to be funny?

    MOBROOKS 22 days ago +1


  • sacr3d g6om9try
    sacr3d g6om9try 23 days ago

    Is there something wrong w me i dont laugh at these skits

  • Toril Azzalini-Machecler

    Can Keenan actually do an accent

  • Angelo Catalano
    Angelo Catalano 26 days ago

    We actually have the “sexts” between my great grandparents during WWI.

  • Ninja Indy
    Ninja Indy 27 days ago

    5:18 plot twist james was in the german army all along

  • Lebron the goat And that’s no cap

    What’s up with her arms?

  • Moop
    Moop 28 days ago


  • Annie Lanier
    Annie Lanier 29 days ago

    "Sounds dreadful" = "K" texts today

  • Sonata Stevenson
    Sonata Stevenson 29 days ago

    I was NOT expecting this sketch to be so funny!!!! Loved it!

  • Laura Spedale
    Laura Spedale Month ago

    Has no one seen Maya and Marty?

  • Shashank Gupta
    Shashank Gupta Month ago

    how every conversation with my crush goes on.

  • JeneenJ
    JeneenJ Month ago

    Somewhat off topic, but that J in James looks like an F ... is there a cursive alphabet with a capital J with a line through it? I can't find one.

  • Mitchell Grosvenor
    Mitchell Grosvenor Month ago

    Who dis?
    Love Margaret

  • lostinspace013
    lostinspace013 Month ago

    That's "liberals vs real patriots" stuff.

  • GLFab
    GLFab Month ago

    Sounds like he is being "curved" by his own wife! Lol!

  • Paige Krane
    Paige Krane Month ago +1

    Low key wanna continue this and use this plot for a story. This is why I watch snl, for ideas

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago +1

    How come people get so many likes for just typing out a quote?

  • Thomas Miles
    Thomas Miles Month ago

    I 100% thought Claire Foy was Katy Perry until she spoke.

  • Brandon R
    Brandon R Month ago

    "Confused in France,"
    I want to sign postage with this one day.

  • Cantus Animus
    Cantus Animus Month ago

    Claire Foy acting like she's still playing Percy in 'Upstairs downstairs' 🤣

  • Phil Savage
    Phil Savage Month ago

    This is a very strong sketch.

  • Ktfinns t
    Ktfinns t Month ago


  • GrnFriday Grn
    GrnFriday Grn Month ago


  • Sandra Scott
    Sandra Scott Month ago +1


  • Agahmoyzen2
    Agahmoyzen2 Month ago

    Holly hell this is the funniest version of the war letters in SNL.

  • Cil Cullen
    Cil Cullen Month ago

    I’ve watched this at least 15 times and still think it’s hilarious!

  • BadJack Gaming
    BadJack Gaming Month ago

    Amazing skit

  • Henry Smith
    Henry Smith Month ago

    Where's part 2

  • Eunjispirit
    Eunjispirit Month ago

    Who is Henry? His own thang

  • Ascent
    Ascent Month ago

    I’ve been avoiding clicking on sketches with her because I genuinely didn’t know who she was but she’s really very good.

  • proud2bpagan
    proud2bpagan Month ago

    A lady from the church I used to attend told me that her husband, one o the Deacons, was conscripted into WW2 and stationed in France. She told me that hsi letter to home contained heavy,heavy redactions.

  • W
    W Month ago

    If the History Channel and PBS did more reenactments like this more people would watch those channels lol

  • York Niu
    York Niu Month ago

    I imagine the trial was for treason?

  • Tina Aoro
    Tina Aoro Month ago

    I want a part 2

  • Honda Havoc
    Honda Havoc Month ago

    Alex grey brought me here

  • Wils The Limit
    Wils The Limit Month ago


  • PastafarianPriestess

    What the fuck, Margaret

  • TheNinjaMarmot
    TheNinjaMarmot Month ago


  • AnCap Roboticist
    AnCap Roboticist 2 months ago

    Cryptic. She's on trial for being a gunny spy.

  • Nàncy Dyer
    Nàncy Dyer 2 months ago


  • Rick Rose
    Rick Rose 2 months ago

    On the plus side: they lost.

  • *_vanessa_*
    *_vanessa_* 2 months ago

    *_MARGARET NO!_*

  • Ethan Williamson
    Ethan Williamson 2 months ago +1

    I actually know someone exactly like that lol

  • JasonStackhouse
    JasonStackhouse 2 months ago

    This was actually funny!!!

  • Ichi
    Ichi 2 months ago

    So, long story short, Margarete got in trouble for treason, gave Henry her house, and ran away to Germany. That's my theory.

  • Alyzza Lucena
    Alyzza Lucena 2 months ago

    Okay but this is the funniest sketch so far

  • CheeseFactory42
    CheeseFactory42 2 months ago +1

    Who else wants to question their grandparent about the love letters during wartime? Lol

  • Do I Know You
    Do I Know You 2 months ago +3

    I could've watched 20 minutes of this.

  • UptownDowntownNY
    UptownDowntownNY 2 months ago

    this skit funny as hell

  • 845835ab
    845835ab 2 months ago

    Need to do more of these with every other war and conflict.

  • Sunny Shang
    Sunny Shang 2 months ago

    what is the background music from 0:15? Does anyone know?

  • Puffy Freddy
    Puffy Freddy 2 months ago +1

    “James, Henry is the man in the photograph.” “I know but who is he!”

  • GrnFriday Grn
    GrnFriday Grn 2 months ago

    I love how he flips the first letter over looking for more.

  • Jenn Hoff
    Jenn Hoff 2 months ago

    This is so funny! It was slightly humorous the first time I saw it, but tonight when I showed my family I was giggling through the whole thing! I think it's even better the 2nd time. :)

  • Ben G
    Ben G 2 months ago

    Did the writer overdose in his/her daily 420 intake??? 😂

  • Falling Universe
    Falling Universe 2 months ago

    Oh my God she joined the German army!?!

  • Daniel Derderian
    Daniel Derderian 2 months ago

    Snl is gay as fuck and so is all they're viewers

  • Zesc is here !
    Zesc is here ! 2 months ago +1

    “How was world war 1 going!!” Hahaha

  • Random Panda
    Random Panda 2 months ago


  • ratsonsaturn
    ratsonsaturn 2 months ago

    This writer is a genius.

  • Tonio9606
    Tonio9606 2 months ago

    This is dead accurate to actual dating lol 😂 😢

  • W
    W 2 months ago

    Letters where the texting of the past

  • Quynh Bui
    Quynh Bui 2 months ago

    Lol this skit was so funny

  • Logan Cox
    Logan Cox 2 months ago

    Her letters at the start read like most of my text messages.

  • Major
    Major 2 months ago +1

    She just leaves him on read next time

  • Neveen Seklawi
    Neveen Seklawi 2 months ago

    He he
    Love, Margret

  • Jessica Goodman
    Jessica Goodman 2 months ago

    This is perfect. Omg. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Star
    Star 2 months ago +1

    omg this is so funny aha
    "how is World War 1 going?"
    "the World War is bad!!"
    great sketch

    • Star
      Star 2 months ago

      love how he flips the page 0:43
      "confused in France, James"

  • The Procrastination Artist

    I'm the army guy and the woman is my boyfriend

  • Jayme Ann
    Jayme Ann 3 months ago

    Hilarious 😂

  • Princess Sarah Jo Ponzio’s life 1992

    That is Messed up lol

  • Nat Black
    Nat Black 3 months ago

    I understand that it’s a comedy show but I don’t think they should be making comedy out of the people who had to endure hell on earth and their only escape was the words of their beloved back in Blighty.
    This video was released shortly after the centenary of the end of the bloody thing when people should still be remembering the sacrifices that where made.
    Very distasteful snl

  • Demonic Tonic
    Demonic Tonic 3 months ago +3

    I think this is chads grate grandmother

  • Dubya W
    Dubya W 3 months ago

    I guess the crime shes being trialed for is treason by joining the enemy amry

  • runrunrudi
    runrunrudi 3 months ago

    So good

  • Robert Terwilliger
    Robert Terwilliger 3 months ago

    This instantly reminded me of a Greg Giraldo bit.

  • Ryan Japan
    Ryan Japan 3 months ago

    I’m pretty sure patriotism would be a motivation for these poor dead lads

  • samplaysviolin
    samplaysviolin 3 months ago +2

    At first I thought it was a plot hole when they said "World War 1". Nope, just genius writing.

  • Mark Youneva
    Mark Youneva 3 months ago

    Margeret is such an unfeeling goatwh0re

  • Olivia Eyes
    Olivia Eyes 3 months ago

    Mikey’s growing frustration is so fucking funny

  • blackironkatana
    blackironkatana 3 months ago +1

    I got a feeling that whoever wrote the Career Day sketch with Adam Driver also wrote this one. It has a similar feeling of ridiculousness and brilliance. lol

  • Mister ious
    Mister ious 3 months ago

    I wish I could write that fast.

  • anth benit
    anth benit 3 months ago

    "Sounds really dreadful."

  • bird
    bird 3 months ago

    that shit was fucking hilarious

  • Alastria Moon
    Alastria Moon 3 months ago

    “OH MY GOD, SHE JOIND THE GERMAN ARMY” too fucking funny

  • roro1980
    roro1980 3 months ago +2

    I’ve watched this several times as it’s so funny . Claire Foy is brilliant.

  • Cil Cullen
    Cil Cullen 3 months ago

    Something is seriously wrong with Margaret..

  • Fan of Too Much
    Fan of Too Much 3 months ago +1

    Anyone remember this from Maya and Marty?

  • Max Chester
    Max Chester 3 months ago

    Mikey is a babe

  • Thanatos
    Thanatos 3 months ago

    Does anyone else wanna see more of this? 'Cause I do! I have so many questions! ...Mostly the same ones as James, actually

  • Sina B.
    Sina B. 3 months ago +1

    whats the name of the peaceful song at 4:57? does anyone know?

  • Gregory Eatroff
    Gregory Eatroff 3 months ago

    I almost fell out of the chair when I saw her in that jacket.