SNL: We Are The World 3: Raising Awareness of the ‘We Are The World 2′ Disaster (VIDEO)

SNL: We Are The World 3: Raising Awareness of the ‘We Are The World 2′ Disaster

On February 27th, 2010, Saturday Night Live aired an old school sketch “We Are The World 3: Raising Awareness of the ‘We Are The World 2′ Disaster.”

Land of Punt describes the sketch as old school not because it was culled from vast SNL catalog, but because it reminded us of the Saturday Night Live of yore, you know back when the show was funny.

“We Are The World 3: Raising Awareness of the ‘We Are The World 2′ Disaster” featured several cast members imitating famous pop, country, and rock stars in a spoof of “We Are The World.”

The sketch was ultimately ridiculing the recent “We Are The World” remake for Haitian relief.

While the sketch wasn’t knee-slappingly funny (it was actually riddled with mistakes), it was “fun” to watch all the impersonations. Even if the impersonations ranged from great, Nasim Pedrad’s Shakira, to awful, Will Forte’s Willie Nelson.

SNL used to rely on sketches like these, as well as impersonations, but now they are few and far between.

Sadly, the 35-year old comedy show is more concerned about “going viral” than writing some high quality spoofs.

Fred Armisen – Carlos Santana
Will Forte – Willie Nelson
Bill Hader – Eddie Veder
Andy Samberg – Josh Grobin
Jason Sudeikis – Adam Lambert
Kenan Thompson – Quincy Jones
Kristen Wiig – Gewn Stefani
Abby Elliott – Melissa Ethridge
Bobby Moynihan – David Crosby
Nasim Pedrad – Shakira
Jenny Slate – Lady Gaga
Jennifer Lopez – Rihanna

Learn More About .