SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -- Pictured: Andy Samberg walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, NY on February 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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By Melissa Locker
February 16, 2015

There are two types of Saturday Night Live fans: Those who love it when the actors break character and crack up laughing in the middle of scenes, and those who claim to hate it (but probably secretly love it).

Breaking character to laugh happened often enough over the years that it made sense to commemorate such episodes on Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show. To mark the many, many occasions when cast members cracked each other up, two of the biggest culprits — Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg — teamed up on “That’s When You Break,” an ode to getting the giggles when you’re supposed to be on the job.

While the song pointed out that the show’s executive producer Lorne Michaels loved it when the actors started laughing mid-sketch (there may have been some sarcasm there), it also called out some of the worst offenders — specifically, Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz, who seemingly never managed to stay in character. Of course, when you work on a show this funny, it’s just a hazard of the job.

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