Tock tock tock tock……

This phrase originated from an SNL skit that parodied VH!‘s music documentary series “Behind the Music” fictionalizing the studio recording of the 1976 song A by B. The sketch featured guest host C as music producer Bruce Dickinson.

In it, the recording seems to be going well but the band stops playing after a few moments because the E part is rather loud and distracting. Dickinson, to the surprise of most of the band, asks for “a little more E and suggests that the E player, Gene Frenkle (Will Ferrell), “really explore the studio space this time.”Hilarity ensues.

At the climax of the sketch, Dickinson exclaims: “Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more E” The band agrees to let Frenkle play the E part his way. As the band begins another take, the sketch ends with a freeze frame on Frenkle with the superimposed message: “In Memoriam: Gene Frenkle: 1950–2000.

The actual song indeed features a E, but it is overshadowed by the main instruments playing throughout the song.

The actors on the sketch found it really difficult to keep a straight face.

Answer all parts.


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