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03-01-2006, 10:04 AM
What are your all-time favorite Saturday Night Live skits & commercials? They can be specific episodes, or just recurring skits in general. I got the idea from something I posted in the Favorite Comedian thread.

My favorites:

Of specific episodes:

Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze both try out to be dancers for Chippendale's.

Chris Farley dressing up like a Lunch Lady as Adam Sandler sang Lunch Lady Land. "Navy beans, navy beans, navy beans..."

Rosie O'Donnell & Penny Marshall dressing up like nuns while Whitney Houston and Mary Katherine Gallagher sang Christmas songs.

Canteen Boy - Alec Baldwin and Adam Sandler in a sleeping bag together.

Alec Baldwin on the NPR show, talking about his Schwetty balls.

Of recurring skits:

Coffee Talk with your host Linda Richman

All the Mary Katherine Gallagher ones

Matt Foley, you know, Chris Farley going "I live in a van down by the riverrrr!"

Church Chat with the Church Lady

Sally O'Malley - "I'm fifty, fifty years old. And I can kick, and I can stretch, and I'm fifty, fifty years old."

Toonsis - the cat who could drive

Wayne's World


Martha Stewart Topless Christmas

Shmitts Gay Beer

Oops I Crapped my Pants (Depends type advertisement)


Goodtimes, goodtimes...

03-01-2006, 10:26 AM
Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy...no one I knew ever got it yet I always laughed.

Adam Sandler singing "Red Hooded Sweatshirt"

Chris Farley as the Motivational Speaker

03-01-2006, 10:31 AM
I like old SNL. Roseanna Roseannadanna has to be close to the top of my favorite charachters.

03-01-2006, 10:33 AM
Eddie Murphy doing:
- "How come no black movies ever get Oscars?" He couldn't even make it through the bit without laughing. 'Scream, Blacula, Scream!'
- "I'm Gumby, dammit"
- the Forgotten Beatle: "Yeah, man, we used to be called the Clarences." "What instrument did you play?" "Saxophone." (song) "I wanna hold your ha-a-a-nd... (man!)"

Gilda Radner as Roseanne Rosannadanna, talking about meeting Gloria Vanderbilt in the ladies' room.

The Pepsi Syndrome

"Jane, you ignorant slut."

Franken and Davis, when Al Franken has become a Hare Krishna.

Dennis Miller on Weekend Update. He's just too good for TV.

Master Thespian: "It's okay... I was only... ACTING!" (Jon Lovitz in anything. Underrated.)

03-01-2006, 11:28 AM
"Somebody shot Buckwheat!"

03-01-2006, 11:33 AM
I can't BELIEVE I forgot Buckwheat.

"Meech out and dutch... dumbody's and... bake dis murla bedda pace, ip doo tan!"

03-01-2006, 11:36 AM
Emily Littella.

03-01-2006, 12:20 PM
Chris Farley and Martin Lawrence as "Scared Straight" motivational speakers in prison.

Farley: "Cigarettes and b!tches! That's what it's all about!!!

Will Ferrell: "GET OFF THE DAMN SHED!!!" (I couldn't stop laughing.)
Debbie Downer. It seemed everytime they tried to do one of these sketches, everyone ends up completely losing it and cracking up. There was one where Lindsay Lohan hosted and one where Ben Affleck hosted.
I like the 'play on words' sketches they've done recently:

Colonel Angus
Cork Soakers

03-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Alec Baldwin playing an actor on a medical show, and he mispronounces all the medical terms. Making "canal" rhyme with "anal" was sidesplitting!

Oh, and Buckwheat's commercial for a music album was awesomely funny.

03-01-2006, 02:17 PM
Janet Jackson at the cork soaking factory -- she actually slipped and said c0ck...

Jason Lee -- Home Improvement demonstrating how to put caulk in a crack...

Hans and Franz....

Many of Mike Myers's skits: Wayne's World, Linda Richman, Dieter/Sprockets...

03-01-2006, 04:49 PM
I love the old days when it was actually funny. Chevy Chase falling down as Gerald Ford. John Belushi's Samuri deli skits. Steve Martin and Dan Akroid as Two Wild and Crazy Guys.

As far as commercials, I liked their take on Smuckers. With a name like Monkey Puss, it's got to be good.

My favorite commercial of all time was one I didn't even realize was a commercial at first. This was in the days when they had just invented 2 blade razors. They had a commercial for the "Track 3" or something with three blades. "The first blade snags the hair and pulls it out, the second blade grabs onto the hair and pulls it out a little more, then the third blade comes along and rips it out by the roots!" Funny stuff at the time, but who would have thought that one day we would have 3, 4 and now 5 bladed razors?

Gah! I sound like my grandpa! :cry: Why in my day we didn't have no fancy schmancy multi-bladed razors. We had flint, by gum!

03-01-2006, 05:05 PM
I loved it. It was much better than Cats. I will go see it again and again.


This could be all time favorite. (Anyone not know what I'm referring to?)


03-01-2006, 05:14 PM
I liked SNL when Dana Carvey was on. So funny and so good at doing impersonations.

But my favorite character of his was the Grumpy Old Man who gave his opinions during the Weekend Updates. "In my day, we didn't have....(whatever)...and we had to....(whatever)...and ya liked it, ya LOVED IT!"

03-01-2006, 05:36 PM
How could I forget Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein? That was awesome.

Fire, bad! Bread, good! :)


03-01-2006, 06:26 PM
The Pepsi Syndrome

"This is Bawbwa Wa-Wa weporting wive...the pwesident is weawy, weawy big."

Steve Martin as Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber.

Rob :)

03-01-2006, 06:57 PM
So many faves...but here's a few off the top of my head:

-Chris Farley figure skating
-Any Jeopardy sketch with Sean Connery ("The day is mine, Trebek!")
-Anything Amy Poehler's in
-Eddie Murphy's Gumby
-Steve Martin's King Tut
-Mike Myer's hyper hypo. The one where he plays a little kid that's over hyper tethered to some monkey bars then someone gets him chocolate and he tears the monkey bars out of the ground. Then in the next scene you see him running down the road with the monkey bars dragging behind him.
-Hanz and Franz.

Man, I could go on forever but I'll stop there...

03-01-2006, 06:57 PM
This just in. Generalisimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

03-01-2006, 07:17 PM
One ringy-dingy, two ringy-dingies... Oops, went back too far! ;)

03-01-2006, 07:41 PM
I love that one, Dave. Fortunately, I have a friend from my old store who still laughs with me at 25-year old humor. We'll never grow up.

Other favorites: The Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. The Sensitive Naked Man. The Shark. Terri Garr and Father Guido Sarducci selling pope outfits for the People's Catholic Church, where everyone can be the pope. Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood. Steve Martin with an arrow through his head.

03-01-2006, 07:44 PM
Needs. More. Cowbell.

Already mentioned, but Celebrity Jeopardy. "Just write down a number. Any number. Like a three." Sean Connery's answer: "Suck it, Trebek."

There was also a Gatorade-esque commercial for Cookie Dough. "Love Hurts" is playing in the background, all these athletic types playing basketball and running and sweating like crazy, and they start swigging gobs of cookie dough out of those plastic Gatorade bottles. So incredibly stupid, but it cracks me up every time.

Adam Sandler doing the Opera guy.

Bob Dole in the Real World house, where they throw him out, and he's dragging his chair down the street while REM's "Everybody Hurts" plays.

03-01-2006, 07:45 PM
Eddie Murphy in "Mr.Robinson's Neighborhood."

Chevy Chase doing the news.

Most Chris Farley skits.

03-01-2006, 07:56 PM

03-02-2006, 02:46 AM

"My name is Simon. I like to do drawrings! Stop looking at my bum... bum-looker! Cheeky monkey!"

School of Handsome Acting

More commercials:

Jewess Jeans (with the Star of David stitching on the pocket)
The Khaddafi Look ("drillin'... killin'... invading Chad... Khaddafi had the loooook")
'Hey You'... the perfume for one-night stands

The Grammys, with Alec Baldwin as Bono ("hope I'm not BOOGIN' ya!"), Dana Carvey as a loopy Paul McCartney, but best of all, Saint Phil Hartman as Frank Sinatra ranting at Jan Hooks as Sinead O'Connor ("Hey, Cueball! When somebody gives you an award, you say THANK YOU! I'm talkin' to YOU, Mr. Clean!")

Anything with Phil Hartman. R.I.P.

03-02-2006, 02:48 AM
Tom Hanks as Mr. Short Term Memory.

Baldwin as a really bad master of impressions.

"More cowbell." Nuff said.

Recently, the Chronicles of Narnia Rap skit was hysterical.

03-02-2006, 02:54 AM
Phil Hartman as Frank Sinatra

to Liza Minelli: "Your money's on the dresser, babe. I'm through wit' you!" Awesome!

03-02-2006, 03:18 AM

There are so many good ones...

Alec Baldwin as the former porn star, Victor Von Hugenstein
The Butabi brothers, with Alec Baldwin guesting, and with Jim Carrey
John Belushi as an athlete, smoking and endorsing Little Chocolate Donuts
Samurai Night Fever
Phil Hartman hawking Colon-Blow cereal
Gilda Radner as the littler kid
The first time Belushi and Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers, doing "Soul Man."

Best line Steve Martin ever delivered as one of the wild-and-crazy-guys, hitting on Lauren Bacall:

"You know, fox ... I've paid for women worse than you."

03-02-2006, 04:22 AM
2 Wild and Crazy Guys!


Buckwheat aka Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy as Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

I liked the old school stuff, too.

03-02-2006, 05:35 AM
Anyone remember Dana Carvey doing Headwound Harry?

03-02-2006, 05:54 AM
Christopher Guest and Billy Crystal as "Willie and Frankie."
"Boy, I hate when that happens."
Tom Hanks hosting "SABRA Price is Right." "What, it has Sony Guts! Same thing! Very good radio!"
Chris Rock as Nat X, with Kevin Bacon as Vanilla Ice
The Ladies' Man
Rachel Dratch as "The Girl With No Gaydar"
Will Ferrell as Robert Goulet - "It's a Rap!"
Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney
Anytime Maya Rudolph does Donatella Versace. It's just so ridiculous.
Garth Brooks decides to sell his soul to the Devil so he can learn to play the guitar and write hit songs, and the devil turns out to be Will Ferrell, and he totally sucks as a rocker.
Jim Carrey appearing with the Roxbury Boys
Phil Hartman as Ted Kennedy in the interrogation of Clarence Thomas
Eddie Murphy doing James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub
Will Ferrell as Harry Carey. So ridiculous.

and my favorite weekend update line, ever, from Norm McDonald:

"It was revealed in testimony today that O.J. Simpson has refused to take a lie detector test. The reason? IT DETECTS LIES."

Liam Jackson
03-02-2006, 05:55 AM
Most have already been mentioned:

Carvey choppin' brocc-O-li!
Samauri dry cleaners with Belushi

Christopher Walken shouting at Wes Farrell, "Give me more cow bell, baby!"

Steve Martin doing the King Tut dance

And Dan Akroyd sitting at the news desk and saying, "Jane, you ignorant slut!"

Garth Brooks being rejected by Mango

03-02-2006, 06:38 AM
How about Mick Jagger doing Keith Richards? That was good!

03-02-2006, 06:40 AM
I remember Dan Aykroyd being very funny as Nixon in a couple of skits. In one, Nixon and John Dean were sitting in the Oval Office recording the Watergate Tapes as a joke, busting up as each of them made incriminating statements.

Then there was one where Nixon is talking with someone, and notices a portrait of Kennedy. And he says with disgust something like, "Kennedy - having sex with women in the White House. That never happened with Dick Nixon as president!"

03-02-2006, 10:07 AM
A few I forgot:

Ana Gasteyer's Celine Dion skits

Jimmy Falon, Horatio Sans et al doing I Wish It Was Christmas Today. I love that song. I remember once they played it in May or June.

Greg and Aryana the cheerleaders. "My name is Greg. I have a hairy back....uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh! Woo! Go Spartans!!"

Tracy Morgan's Star Jones

Keenan Thompson's Star Jones

I love how they get men to imitate her. Haha! Those skits are hilarious!

Cheri Oteri's Barbara Walters, especially the one where she interviewed herself.

Prosthetic Foreheads
03-02-2006, 10:19 AM
Jimmy Falon, Horatio Sans et al doing I Wish It Was Christmas Today. I love that song. I remember once they played it in May or June.

That song was great. One of the few things Horatio has done that's funny, though if I remember correctly, Tracy Morgan and Chris Kattan were the funniest ones in that one. I think Tracy just stood and held the keyboard and sang with a dead serious look on his face. He and Kattan killed me.

03-02-2006, 07:21 PM
and my favorite weekend update line, ever, from Norm McDonald:

"It was revealed in testimony today that O.J. Simpson has refused to take a lie detector test. The reason? IT DETECTS LIES."

I hadn't heard that one, but it's fantastic.

03-02-2006, 07:48 PM
*comes in with his walker, mumbling something about young whipper snappers*

*cues "Jaws" music*

Land shark!

03-02-2006, 09:07 PM

oo, just remembered....

Dana Carvey as George Michael, being interviewed via satellite by Dennis Miller: "Look at my butt, Dennis!"

John Belushi as The Guy Who Wouldn't Leave!

Bill Murray as the blue velvet tuxedoed singer in the airport lounge: "Star Wars, that nutty old Staaar Waaars!"

03-03-2006, 02:30 AM
Ah, the classics, eh, Chunky? "And how about that crazy Star Wars Ba-ar? Did it scare you as much as it scared meeeee?" And his picking out LInda Ronstadt in the audience? Tops.

Another giggler: Rob Schneider as the office guy:

"Heeeeeeeey, Stiiiing! The Sting-ster! Sting-a-ding-ding-dong! Makin' copieeeees!"

03-03-2006, 05:23 AM
Dan Aykroyd as the kitchen appliance repairman who kept his cigarette in the crack of his butt. *cringe*

03-03-2006, 07:27 AM
so many skits, so little time...

Soul Man
Belushi's Bumblebee
An oddly twisted prophetic skit where Belushi was walking through a graveyard talking about all the SNL players who had passed, when they all outlived him. :cry:
The '5 Timers' club for guests who had hosted the show 5+times.
Joe Piscapo and Eddie Murphy (I think) spoofing Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder
The real Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro showing up and 'beating' the crap out of their 'counterparts'
Claire Danes as a drunk Tinkerbell
"Buh-bye.... what don't you understand? The 'buh' or the 'bye'? Buh-bye"

and so on... and so on...

03-03-2006, 07:52 AM
Frankie and Annette beach movie parody: Space Princess from Outer Space (with Carrie Fisher)

"Hi, I'm Annette and these are my breasts!"

Rob :)