You’re in good (smooth) hands with these air traffic controllers

I had high hopes for last night’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by a favorite of mine, Neil Patrick Harris, of Doogie Howser and How I Met Your Mother fame. The show was hit and miss (I’ll pause while all our over-30 readers muse on how SNL is not as good as it was back in the ’70s/’80s/’90s) but one of the funniest sketches had to be the one below about two “Southern belle” air traffic controllers, Fran and Freba (played by Harris and Kristen Wiig), who have impossibly long fingernails and a penchant for using hand lotion.

“You know the A toggle under the altimeter?” Fran asks an incoming flight that’s requesting assistance. “Just try ‘n jiggle it a little, ya know, like a toilet handle.”