Colin Jost wasn’t quite sure how viewers would react to Season 41’s “Farewell Mr. Bunting” — a sketch that put a gory and hilarious twist on Dead Poets Society. But he did know one thing from the start: He and fellow writer Mikey Day certainly got a laugh out of talking about it.

In the end, the homage starring that week’s guest host Fred Armisen in the role of the teacher earned itself equal amounts of gasps and laughter — and also a place among the season’s most memorable pieces.

Below, in this week’s Inside the Sketch, Jost talks about how everything came together behind the scenes to make the sketch come to life and reveals the final line that almost came to be. Read more…

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Colin Jost on how that bloody good ‘Dead Poets Society’ sketch on ‘SNL’ came to be