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Last week’s Saturday Night Live was an immediate success, thanks to James Franco’s versatile performances and Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint booty. However it’s a sketch on Ferguson that didn’t make it to television audiences due to time constraints that is possible the best dose of comedic relief the nation has seen on the touchy subject yet.

Keenan Thompson and Cecily Strong both play generally chipper anchors on St. Louis’ news morning show when they’re forced with the unnerving task of playing the bubbly buffoons in the wake of the riots after officer Darren Wilson was left off the hook for killing unarmed teen Mike Brown. Which is where Franco comes in, playing the touring celebrity chef who inadvertently keeps saying all the wrong things.

Watch the SNL Ferguson skit below. It was brilliantly done and sad it couldn’t have been aired.

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