Comedian Fred Armisen returned to Saturday Night Live to help the show spoof the 1989 Robin Williams drama, Dead Poets Society, in its season finale.
Armisen plays Mr. Bunting, a poetry teacher who had been fired from an all-boys preparatory school for his “unorthodox” teaching methods. As he returns to collect his belongings, his students decide to take turns standing on top of their desks to protest his exit.
“I sing my song for all to hear,” each student says in the Farewell, Mr. Bunting sketch.
But in a Quentin Tarantino-like twist, one student stands too close to the ceiling fan and has his head decapitated. Chaos and a very bloody scene ensue.
The sketch was widely praised by viewers after it aired: