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(Mental Floss)   What's your favorite SNL sketch of all time? Tag is for what everyone thinks their answer is. BTW suck it Trebek   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 273
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2013-09-27 09:15:01 PM  
The list STARTS and ENDS with Phil Hartman, and has no one else but Phil Hartman.

It might include Tina Fey if I'm in a giving mood. See Taxandspend's post above. Those Palin impersonations were sublime.
 
2013-09-27 09:15:07 PM  

vudukungfu: That's easy.
Chase and Prior with the job interview.


I gotta say that's the winner.
 
2013-09-27 09:17:13 PM  
Goth Talk

Stevie Nicks' Burrito Dreams

Dennis Miller's Weekend Update
 
2013-09-27 09:18:57 PM  

Saiga410: Any of the lowered expectations commercials


That's Mad TV

/ Some years it was better than SNL
 
2013-09-27 09:19:14 PM  
Not quite a sketch but:

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always had me wetting myself.
 
2013-09-27 09:20:12 PM  
Albert Brooks - The Impossible Truth (Shrt Film)
 
2013-09-27 09:22:43 PM  
candygram
 
2013-09-27 09:23:19 PM  
Eddie Murphy in the Buckwheat is dead / John David Stutts skit.
 
2013-09-27 09:24:28 PM  

zappaisfrank: Massive Head Wound Harry


ZOMG! Yes!
 
2013-09-27 09:26:02 PM  
Jack Handey
 
2013-09-27 09:30:20 PM  
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2013-09-27 09:31:36 PM  
I guess it's a fake commercial but Will Ferrell as the dog trainer is wonderful.
 
2013-09-27 09:31:47 PM  
Hot tub
Eddie Murphy breaking during Black History minute
King Tut
Steve Martin's Not Gonna Phone It In Tonight
 
2013-09-27 09:32:12 PM  
List sucks well without a list...

Really folks, where is the nub for Buckwheat?  "I nub new, I nub new..."  "Ladies and Gentlemen, Buckwheat has been shot.."

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2013-09-27 09:34:09 PM  
 - Any Leonard Pinth-Garnell sketch
 - Bad Clams
Summary: Morning show hosts (Garrett Morris, Yvonne Hudson) torment Lucille Ball (Gilda Radner) by feeding her bad clams.
 - Hartman as Donahue
 
2013-09-27 09:34:17 PM  
Has anyone asked Generalissimo Francisco Franco what he thinks?

He can't still be dead, can he?
 
2013-09-27 09:35:11 PM  
"With a name like Fluckers, it's -got- to be good!"

"New Shimmer. It's a dessert topping!" "It's a floor wax!"

"HONKY honky!"

As a young teenager, that first season was comedy gold. Gold, I tells ya! Reruns of it were nigh nonexistent and we didn't have a video recorder/player yet. So I bought the SNL record the minute I saw it at Sears and memorized every word of it. Ah, to be that young and impressionable again.
So yeah, my favorites are biased by age. Though I loved Tina Fey as Palin. THAT was awesome.

/"Painful rectal itch!"
//get off my lawn
 
2013-09-27 09:37:03 PM  
Gerald Ford died today...
 
2013-09-27 09:37:07 PM  
No Coke! Pepsi.
 
2013-09-27 09:37:13 PM  

jpo2269: List sucks well without a list...

Really folks, where is the nub for Buckwheat?  "I nub new, I nub new..."  "Ladies and Gentlemen, Buckwheat has been shot.."

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What's really depressing is that in the Netflix SNL archive, they completely cut the whole Buckwheat storyline, with the exception of the skit where they keep replaying the assassination video in slower and slower speeds. There's no follow-up, no previous Buckwheat skits, no Alfalfa skits... It's sad.

I've been watching the whole series from the beginning. I'm currently in the mid 1980s on Phil Hartman's first season. I'm very depressed that they drop the musical guests out of all of the 1980s episodes. They had them in the 1970s episodes, but the 80s? No musical guests anywhere.
 
2013-09-27 09:37:26 PM  
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2013-09-27 09:38:03 PM  
My favorite is a sketch with Alec Baldwin called "The Mimic" that has disappeared.

It's not online, it's not on The Best of Alec Baldwin DVDs.

You can find that it DID exist, but zero video evidence.

And I dare any and ALL of you to find it for me.

(A rich woman's husband was kidnapped and Alec plays a man who can mimic any voice so she hires him to speak to the kidnappers, or something to that effect.  But all of his voices sound the same.  And terrible.  And Paul McCartney plays the butler).
 
2013-09-27 09:39:40 PM  

buntz: Paul McCartney


Oh, yeah

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2013-09-27 09:44:01 PM  
Without a doubt: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.

It's been decades since the show was that witty.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:55 PM  

soporific: The Joe Pesci Show when Pesci and Deniro showed up


Oh hell yes.  I fell off the couch laughing so hard because it was so unexpected.

There are so many good ones, but a couple Belushi sketches come to mind.  Samurai Chef.  The Graveyard sketch.

2 Farley sketches.  The Chippendale sketch with Patrick Swayze and the obvious Matt Foley (where David Spade and Christina Applegate have a hard time staying in character from laughing so hard).

Eddie Murphy's Mr. White sketch.
Hartman's Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
More Cowbell
The Chase/Prior job interview
 
2013-09-27 09:51:07 PM  
Mine was when De Niro did the homeland security opener and was reading off terrorist names. That was farking hilarious.

/Grabb'r Bhoubi
 
2013-09-27 09:51:33 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: [snltranscripts.jt.org image 150x113]

/SAINT PATRICK OF BUCHANANOMICS!!!


Another good o--- WRONG!
 
2013-09-27 09:54:52 PM  
Patrick Stewart and the Erotic Cake Shop
 
2013-09-27 09:54:59 PM  
We are all agreed, there are too many exceptional SNL moments to reach a #1.
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Jane (subby):  You ignorant slut!
 
2013-09-27 09:56:58 PM  

hervatski: FloydA: 

Special mention for "Don't Look Back In Anger," which still gets me choked up.


Which one is that?


It's from the 1977 season.  It's a black and white film in which Belushi plays himself, years in the future, as an old man, visiting the graves of, and reminiscing about all of the early cast members because he is the last original member who is still alive.

It's really the saddest thing that SNL has ever aired, although of course we didn't know that at the time.
 
2013-09-27 10:03:17 PM  
"I'll be in my room, masturbating."
 
2013-09-27 10:03:19 PM  
 
2013-09-27 10:04:18 PM  
Willie: Yeah, I know what you mean. You know, the other day, I took one o' them, uh--?

Frankie: Meat thermometers?

Willie: Yeah! And I just shoved it into my ear, you know? As far as it could go, you know? But then I took one o' them, uh--?

Frankie: Ball-peen hammers?

Willie: Right. And just whacked it a few times right in there, you know.

Frankie: Boy, that must smart.

Willie: I know! I HATE when THAT happens.
 
Boe
2013-09-27 10:08:49 PM  
I'm as happy as a little girl

/touch the monkey
//touch him!
///love him!!!
 
2013-09-27 10:10:03 PM  

Flappyhead: Stuart Smalley.  Can't believe I forgot that one.

/movie sucked


I have a weird affection for SNL movies.  I'll watch any of them, and I find something to love in every one of them.
 
2013-09-27 10:15:01 PM  

Huggermugger: I have a weird affection for SNL movies. I'll watch any of them, and I find something to love in every one of them.


At some awards show, with a lot of SNL alum in attendance, Chris Rock was on stage. He scanned the crowd and said something like, "Wow, this brings back memories of a lot of really bad movies!"
 
2013-09-27 10:15:47 PM  
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Lookit all these other skits, just swimmin' in my wake!
 
2013-09-27 10:16:06 PM  
Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic
Theodoric of York: Medieval Barber
Matt Foley

//i still quote lines from these sketches almost daily
 
2013-09-27 10:16:53 PM  
On the Sarah Michelle Gellar episode in 1998, she was the host of Tiger Beat. Norm MacDonald appeared as a man who had drawn pictures of himself and Jonathon Taylor Thomas as husband and wife, when his fake mustache fell off. He ad-libbed, "This is not a real mustache. I bought this from a fellow on the street. He seemed like a nice enough fellow."

Anyway, that's my favorite sketch. Then he left the show two weeks later because apparently he was not allowed to be mean to O.J. Simpson.
 
2013-09-27 10:19:29 PM  
While everyone's talking about sketches not available anywhere, I'll mention il Returno de Hercules.

/Unfortunately cut from the Hulu'd episode,
 
2013-09-27 10:19:30 PM  
Alex Baldwin as Charles Nelson Riley on 'Inside the Actors Studio'.

/scrumtrilescent
 
2013-09-27 10:21:03 PM  
Any of Peyton Manning's charity ads
Celebrity Jeopardy
Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood
 
2013-09-27 10:21:20 PM  
Reagan the secret mastermind.  Phil Hartman as Reagan explaining to his staff how Iran/Contra would work, speaking multiple languages, doing complex mathematical calculations in his head, etc.  Then a girl scout or Jimmy Stewart would walk in and Reagan would revert to his classic "idiot Reagan".
 
2013-09-27 10:24:24 PM  
Who's More Grizzled?
 
2013-09-27 10:25:53 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=zGBw8jS3sMw
So whitey he won't bother meeeeeeeee!
 
2013-09-27 10:25:53 PM  
Herb Welch and Brian Fellows with Ryan Fellows.
 
2013-09-27 10:27:09 PM  
I loved "Quentin tarantino's welcome back kotter"

"you're gonna die Mr. Woodman I sweah"
 
2013-09-27 10:28:20 PM  
Bill Clinton at McDonald's.

/warlords
 
2013-09-27 10:28:40 PM  

swahnhennessy: "I'll be in my room, masturbating."


I loved that skit as a kid, probably because I'd never heard that subject referenced on tv!

Another great from the 80's: during weekend update, they listed new types of orgasms.
Four-scoregasms, Mary Tyler Mooregasms, etc.....
 
2013-09-27 10:29:20 PM  

Claude the Dog: Who's More Grizzled?


Quien Es Mas Macho?
 
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