Like SNL at its best, The Carol Burnett Show realized the comic potential of chaos

One of the funniest sketches in recent Saturday Night Live history would’ve driven the show’s creator Lorne Michaels to distraction 40 years ago. In December 2015, in a Ryan Gosliing-hosted SNL, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Gosling played three rural yahoos who’d been abducted by aliens. During their debriefing…