Jason Sudeikis, Seth Meyers Joke and Reminisce About SNL Classic ‘Maine Justice’
Maine has been having its moment of fame in the comedy scene the last couple of weeks, with debuts on The Daily Show and now a feature during a moment of reminiscing on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis sat in on the Late Night With Seth Meyers show to catch up and reminisce about his history with Saturday Night Live. Sudeikis talks about his best sketches he’s played on SNL and right off the bat he mentions the classic sketch ‘Maine Justice’.
This sketch debuted 9 years ago in 2014 as an extremely confusing, seemingly pointless, but funny sketch. Saturday Night Live describes it as a, “Cajun-themed courtroom in Maine.”
The Seal of Maine hangs proudly behind Sudeikis in the sketch and what you would think would be Maine-based is completely far-off and actually more focused on New Orleans. Southern accents, comments about jazz, swamps, and gators, and nothing to do with Bangor, Maine, where it is based.
The dancing lobsters on The Amanda Show were more ‘Maine’ than this sketch but hey, we got our moment of fame.
Huge actors come into the sketch, including Justin Timberlake and Jamie Foxx.
The Ted Lasso Star recently laughed with Seth Meyers talking about the Maine sketch and how there really was no point to it.
Meyers shares how he initially vetoed the sketch because there was no logic to it but then they realized the audience doesn’t care at all about the structure or logic of a joke, if it’s funny, it’s funny; jokes don’t have to make sense.
The sketch didn’t make sense to me as a Mainer but I am honored for us to have these moments of fame on the big screens with big actors. It’s not surprising when celebrities talk about Maine, though, a lot of them come vacation here!
Some have even owned homes here: