‘SNL’: Yes, That’s Bruce Willis Playing a Centaur
You’ve got to love it when ‘SNL‘ forces its major movie star guest hosts to do really, really silly stuff and you honestly don’t get much sillier than Bruce Willis playing a centaur. The only thing you can complain about here is that Willis is playing a guy playing centaur instead of a real centaur, but that may have been just a little too much perfect for a single sketch.
The set-up involves the kind of thing you have to wonder about every time you see one of the two-person horse costumes: what is keeping the person playing the back legs from passing out and/or dying? That’s the main concern of Bruce Willis’ character in this sketch, which sees him and an anonymous cohort working together to play a centaur at the opening party for brand new “Centauri Vodka.” As people sip their drinks and mingle about, Willis’ partner/back legs grow increasingly weary, leading to a few inspired bits of physical comedy.
Naturally, most of the laughs come from the fact that this is a shirtless Bruce Willis wearing a long blonde wig and standing in half of a horse costume. You don’t even have to write real jokes when you have that image. That said, the video does find time for a delightful Vin Diesel joke. This sketch has everything, guys!