Time-Lapse Video Shows an Entire SNL Taping in Two Minutes

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Want to catch up on Saturday Night Live but don’t have time for all the jokes? Good news, with this video you can now check out last week’s episode in just under two minutes flat. The newly released time-lapse shows the entire April 5 taping of the show, hosted by an apparently tiny, hummingbird-like Anna Kendrick.

More than anything else, the video shows off the impressive stagecraft of the SNL crew who, like so many sketch comedy ants, miraculously put up and break down a dozen or so sets each week. Check it out above, and see Studio 8H’s remarkable transformation from soundstage to concert hall to newsroom and back.