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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 10:30:53 PM  

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


"I am glad to meet them."
 
2013-09-27 10:34:11 PM  

buntz: 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).


"This is Carlito!  I'm calling from the circus!"
 
2013-09-27 10:34:50 PM  
www.thecompleteperformer.com
 
2013-09-27 10:35:09 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Returno de Hercules.


Is that "Ow, wait, my back"?
 
2013-09-27 10:35:27 PM  

haemaker:


Wat.
 
2013-09-27 10:37:01 PM  
"Never feed a marshmallow to a grizzly bear like this"
 
2013-09-27 10:37:34 PM  
"STAAAAAAAAR WARS, THAT WONDERFUL STARRRRRRRRR WARS!"
 
2013-09-27 10:40:16 PM  

burber: Synchronized swimming with Christopher Guest and Martin Short.


+++

Also, the magic automatic door opening floorpad.
 
2013-09-27 10:41:04 PM  
Norm, covering for a bombed joke:
"It's okay, a woman wrote that joke."


"Just kidding. We don't hire women."
 
2013-09-27 10:43:58 PM  
Schweddy Balls, More Cowbell
 
2013-09-27 10:45:28 PM  

jaytkay: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Returno de Hercules.

Is that "Ow, wait, my back"?


Yep.
 
2013-09-27 10:56:06 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: jaytkay: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Returno de Hercules.

Is that "Ow, wait, my back"?

Yep.


Ha! I remember being surprised and delighted at that.
 
2013-09-27 11:01:45 PM  
Definitely the All-Drug Olympics
 
2013-09-27 11:02:43 PM  
blogue.us

Still cracks me up. RIP Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley.
 
2013-09-27 11:03:55 PM  
You'll have plenty of time to watch SNL skits and surf the Fark when you're living in a van down by the river!
 
2013-09-27 11:11:55 PM  
'Amazing time savers' with mile Myers and heather locklear.

It's a spoof on infomercials, with a wickedly racist host unintentionally bashing all these races.
"Just look how user friendly it is. Even a Native American could work it"
 
2013-09-27 11:14:19 PM  

jaytkay: buntz: Paul McCartney

Oh, yeah

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Remember ... ?  When you  were with the Beatles ... ?
 
2013-09-27 11:20:17 PM  

basemetal: [julia_child.jpg]


I remember watching that when it aired and laughing until it hurt.

/Save the liver!
 
2013-09-27 11:24:27 PM  
 
2013-09-27 11:26:25 PM  
The reruns all are compromised because of rights on the musical guests. Something about that has had them pull tons and tons of shows. It's a crime, they could make a fortune just selling a box set of all the performances. To my knowledge in 35 years they har only released a single cd of performances.

I think it comes down to nbc not owning them. Each performance is owned by the artists record company... And we all know how well the record industry takes to innovation and sharing great art.
 
2013-09-27 11:27:04 PM  
my brother took an improv writing class at Second City (slightly after Chirs Farley died). One day they had as guest instructors some ex Second City guys who worked on SNL.

Basically, any time they would try to write some character-based comedy bit that Farley wanted to be a part of, he would come in, take over the skit, remove any of the character aspects, because "yelling and screaming is funny."

COMEDY INSIGHT!!
 
2013-09-27 11:27:53 PM  
starsmedia.ign.com

www.archetypes.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-27 11:29:57 PM  
Also,

cdn01.dailycaller.com
 
2013-09-27 11:32:58 PM  
Celeb Jeopardy is definitely at the top but for the tippy tippy top sorry gonna have to go with this one

dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2013-09-27 11:34:04 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Celeb Jeopardy is definitely at the top but for the tippy tippy top sorry gonna have to go with this one

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No need to apologize.
 
2013-09-27 11:37:35 PM  
Parents called me tonight to ask who Belushi's partner was in the "Blues Brothers", as they were watching the "Best of John Belushi" on Netflix. Their favorite was "Don't look back in Anger". Funny, as he recounts the deaths (spoiler alert) of all the SNL cast, he actually died first. Favorite sketch ever.
2. Shatner and "Get a Life"
3. Bruno Mars costume character in Times Square (very poignant)
4. "Buckwheat has been Shot": Context is that they show the shooting over and over and over and over again, which was exactly what happened to the MSM when Reagan was shot in D.C. They didn't even come close to how many time the Reagan shot merited.
5. Moet Chandon. Just genius from porn stars!
 
2013-09-27 11:39:58 PM  
Christine Baranski's monologue

to 'splain - I generally find her super annoying and harpy, but maybe she just plays that character too well (and too often).  Anyhow, she was hosting SNL  I only remember the monologue.  She was doing a straight monologue about her Polish heritage.  As she spoke, they panned around the studio to show all these Pollock jokes being executed.  Like, a guy on a ladder holding a light bulb and five guys below holding up the ladder and walking in circles.  It was terribly funny, especially since everyone played it straight.

This was the height of pollack jokes, in the 80s.  For some reason, we changed the punchline to blonde, but the content was the same.  I would love to find that clip.  going to poke around youtube and google videos to see if I can find it.

Like much of the humor they pushed, I can't imagine you could do that skit today.  Plus, no one would get it.  I haven't heard a 'pollock' joke for 20 years.

I have seen every show ever.  Never miss it.  I am also absolutely not one of those people who complains 'it was funnier 20 years ago'.  Every cast brings something big to the table.   Well, most.  There were some horrible cast members over the years, but that is a separate discussion.

lastly, Justin Timberlake kills every time.  That kid is just stupid talented
 
2013-09-27 11:40:42 PM  
From the '80's: "Larry's Corner"

Host Larry with his three high school friends: the guy who makes everyone laugh with his armpit farts, the guy who would drink anything, and the guy who would squirt milk out of his nose when he laughed.

Then the armpit guy does his armpit sounds, the milk guy laughs and squirts milk out of his nose, and the guy who would drink anything holds up a glass to the milk guy's nose.
 
2013-09-27 11:40:55 PM  
Don't Tongue the Reaper!:

Stevie Nicks' Burrito Dreams


I can't believe you are the only person to mention this. That bit could have gone on for hours and I would still watch.

You placed an order / I wrote it down
Three enchiladas / the best in town
Then I saw my reflection in a big pile of nachos
'til the landslide brought it down
 
2013-09-27 11:49:58 PM  
David Hyde Pierce and Chris Farley in Little Women

Dan Rather anthrax scare
 
2013-09-27 11:53:16 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: IdBeCrazyIf: Celeb Jeopardy is definitely at the top but for the tippy tippy top sorry gonna have to go with this one

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No need to apologize.


What sold that one was they got the perfect tone of NPR. I could literally hear mixes of This American Life, Splendid Table, with a dash of various APM and what not mixed in there. They just nailed those awkward moments you get on NPR on a near weekly basis.

.....that said I still listen to my public radio
 
2013-09-27 11:54:06 PM  
Found it!  - the Christine Baranski monologue I was talking about.  It wasn't as funny as I remember it 20 years ago.  It's hulu plus, so you'll need a log in to watch it.  Sorry, but youtube and google don't have it.

I am so pleased with this discussion.  it's all happy people with great memories, not the usual dismissive fark snark of hipsters that piss on everything.  Reading all these comments brings back so many memories.

another great skit, because it was SO dumb and pointless, was the Falconer.  Laser Cats is like that, too.  Bad on purpose
 
2013-09-27 11:58:43 PM  

Mr Tarantula: Don't Tongue the Reaper!:

Stevie Nicks' Burrito Dreams


I can't believe you are the only person to mention this. That bit could have gone on for hours and I would still watch.

You placed an order / I wrote it down
Three enchiladas / the best in town
Then I saw my reflection in a big pile of nachos
'til the landslide brought it down


Oh god.  I can't believe I had forgotten about that.

The Debbie Downer with Lindsay Lohan at Disney World.  I don't normally love the ones where they break, but I always lose it at:

"By the way, it's official.  I can't have children."
 
2013-09-28 12:02:07 AM  
The entire Mel Gibson episode in the heyday of the Carvey/Miller/Hartman days:
Mel Gibson, Dream Gynocologist
Jake Acid
Frankenstein's Evil Twin Brother
 
2013-09-28 12:03:31 AM  
This next song, I wrote after I killed a drifter to get an erection. Forever in blue jeans...
 
2013-09-28 12:09:52 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: basemetal: [julia_child.jpg]

I remember watching that when it aired and laughing until it hurt.

/Save the liver!


Me too.

/everyone off the lawn....
 
2013-09-28 12:11:09 AM  
Nothing killed me more than Shewddy balls.  Col Angus a close second.  Manning and the United Way, and we're done.
 
2013-09-28 12:16:45 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: thisisyourbrainonFark: IdBeCrazyIf: Celeb Jeopardy is definitely at the top but for the tippy tippy top sorry gonna have to go with this one

[dvdmedia.ign.com image 460x345]

No need to apologize.

What sold that one was they got the perfect tone of NPR. I could literally hear mixes of This American Life, Splendid Table, with a dash of various APM and what not mixed in there. They just nailed those awkward moments you get on NPR on a near weekly basis.

.....that said I still listen to my public radio


Yep, agreed, on all accounts. Couple of fleeting seconds where the ladies nearly lost it. As you said, just pitch perfect.
 
2013-09-28 12:18:26 AM  

jaytkay: zappaisfrank: Massive Head Wound Harry

ZOMG! Yes!


I remember the time and place I saw it.  I don't believe they ever showed it again uncensored.
 
2013-09-28 12:20:03 AM  

The Baron: lastly, Justin Timberlake kills every time.  That kid is just stupid talented


Surprised Dick in a Box hasn't gotten more love, so to speak. Timberlake hanging from the basketball hoop cracks me up every time.
 
2013-09-28 12:21:10 AM  

brandent: jaytkay: zappaisfrank: Massive Head Wound Harry

ZOMG! Yes!

I remember the time and place I saw it.  I don't believe they ever showed it again uncensored.


Pretty sure they showed it on some anniversary specials.

thumbnails.hulu.com
 
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2013-09-28 12:32:09 AM  

basemetal: Eddie Adams from Torrance: basemetal: [julia_child.jpg]

I remember watching that when it aired and laughing until it hurt.

/Save the liver!

Me too.

/everyone off the lawn....


My parents used to get us kids out of bed to watch it whenever Mr. Bill was on

/OH NOOOOOOOO!!!

//remembers getting in trouble for saying "Jane, you ignorant slut!"
 
2013-09-28 12:54:28 AM  
www.privateerdragons.com
 
2013-09-28 12:57:38 AM  
Looks like someone let their cat drive this thread off a cliff.

/toonces always cracked me up
 
2013-09-28 01:00:04 AM  
Jon Lovitz's Pathological Liar
Mr. Subliminal
 
2013-09-28 01:03:10 AM  
Oh, and also:
- "Ride the Snake"
- the Fun with Real Audio with the giant rabbit and '96 candidates.
- Carvey every time he's Carson
 
2013-09-28 01:13:17 AM  
No contest for me.

blogs.ocweekly.com
 
2013-09-28 01:17:48 AM  
gilda radner/madeline kahn as babawawa/marlene dietrich.


"how do you stay so swim?"
"swimming keeps me swim"
"evwy day i swim waps in my poo..."
 
2013-09-28 01:17:49 AM  
i260.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-28 01:19:45 AM  
leadinghands.org
 
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