This was one of those moments on SNL where silliness just worked, even if this digital short did pale in comparison to some of its past counterparts. Still, “The Legend of Mokiki and the Sloppy Swish” ended up being inexplicably entertaining, with Kenan Thompson narrating the story of Mokiki (played by Taran Killam), who cavorts across Manhattan in hippie attire doing a hypnotic dance called the “sloppy swish.” After participating in some questionable medical experiments, Mokiki has become a zombie, and eventually turns his suitor (played by host Anne Hathaway) into one too with his green zombie venom. Totally bizarre, and one of the episode’s most memorable sketches.
Beware: watching this video will most likely leave the insanely catchy Mokiki song stuck in your head for the rest of the week. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.