- Thank you, OP! "Old French Whore" is one of my all-time favorite SNL sketches and I haven't seen it in many years. Garth Brooks in drag was a riot.
- Mine is Colonel Angus.
- Probably the hardest I've ever laughed at an SNL skit was the "Joyride" skit with Ross Perot (Dana Carvey) and Admiral Stockdale (Phil Hartman) the week after Stockdale first publicly appeared in a vice-presidential debate.
It will never be as funny as it was when it first appeared, but it was so timely and strange it had me howling with laughter.
- My favorite is from long ago....the first season.
I looked for it on-line, but could not find it, even though several sites list it as one of the top 10 moments on TV.....
Gilda Radner and Chevy Chase doing a commercial for "Autumn Fizz...The CARBONATED Douche!"
I LOL just thinking about it!
- James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party
- Eddie Murphy as Velvet Jones, "So You Want To Be a Ho."
- Also, any of "The View" sketches when Tina Fey used to write them and Cheri Oteri did her uncanny Barbra Walters imitation--she is by far the best Walters imitator ever (funnier than Rachel Dratch or even Gilda Radner).
- Gays in Space, but only for Maya Rudolph's dizzy disco diva.
- John Goodman as Linda Tripp was always a howler--here's the first of them:
- Really, OP? Really?
- And here's when Goodman had refined his Tripp imitation a bit more, and made her more girlish and coy:
- "Bad Clams":
- Just the sight of John Goodman in Linda Tripp drag was enough to make me laugh out loud. It was so funny because he looked uncannily like her, and there was no makeup or prosthetics involved - it was just John Goodman in a wig and a dress.
- Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls.
- Any episode of Matt Foley - motivational speaker.
- COLLETTE REARDON
- SIMMAH DAHN NAH!
- Maya singing the national anthem
- Gilda Radner - "Hey You" perfume
- Love jan hooks..
There was also a really funny sketch I vaguely remember where Phil Hartman & Jan played Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Nora Dunn as Leona Helmsley. They all escaped prison together
- Wish I could find the Gilda Jewess Jeans commercial somewhere!
- Alec Baldwin and his absurdly sexy hairy chest hitting on Canteen Boy. I still get hard during the finger sucking part.
- One of my favorite clips - Cameron Diaz in Jingleheimer Junction. It's ridiculous and obvious, but cracks me up every time.
- I loved Martin Short as Jackie Rodgers, Jr., in any of those sketches he did back in 1982 or so.
In particular, Jackpot Wad. I can't find that online at all, ever.
- Love this one:
- Brenda the Waitress
With Alec Baldwin "Sitting on that stool like he's doing it a favor"
- "lay off I'm starving!"
- Debbie Downer = lame
Debbie Downer skit where they players can't keep from breaking up = hilarious.
- [quote]There was also a really funny sketch I vaguely remember where Phil Hartman & Jan played Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Nora Dunn as Leona Helmsley. They all escaped prison together
It was called something like "Big Bitch Bulldyke Breakout of 1989" or such. And unfortunately, we also had to put up with Victoria Jackson as Zsa Zsa Gabor.
- Lord and Lady Douchebag.
- Ana Gasteyer in the Martha Stewart Holiday Special. When they pan out at the end to show Martha shimmying topless, I just about pee my pants laughing.
- My favorite character is, was, and always will be Will Ferell's Janet Reno. That shit cracked me up.
- Another Janet Reno by Will Ferrell. Only Will could do a skit that is so completely and hilariously fucked up.
- Loved anything the Sweeney Sisters did – esp. when one was engaged to a slimy Wm. Shatner. Can't find good quality clips anywhere.
- Mary Tyler Moore as the third Sweeney Sister
Miss Self-Esteem U.S.A., featuring Jan Hooks as Miss Self-Esteem Georgia
The Infamous episode of Coffee Talk featuring Madonna and Roseanne with a surprise cameo by Barbra (at the time the three most powerful women in front of a camera).
The Young Caucasians singing "What Did I Say" with Ray Charles
The Brady's vs. The Partridges sing-off - "We got choreography"
In the category of "same shit all the time but I can't stop laughing all the time":
Secret Word - The Game That Staaaars Play!
Toonces The Driving Cat - The Cat Who Could Drive A Car
The couple (Oteri and Kattan) that got hot and heavy in front of company, in airplanes, etc.
Lyle The [childish epithet posted by a bigoted tool] Heterosexual
Kate Hudson and the kids of Laugh-In
Steve Buscemi and the cliche movie characters
Amy Poehler's nightmare
Sugar Smacks "now with Ecstasy!"
The New York Times said "Not right now"
- R21 - Jewess Jeans...
- Gilda Radner and Steve Martin putting Fred and Ginger to shame...
- [quote]There was also a really funny sketch I vaguely remember where Phil Hartman & Jan played Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Nora Dunn as Leona Helmsley. They all escaped prison together
I remember that! And Victoria Jackson was Zsa Zsa Gabor.
- Thanks so much ! but I'm outside the US and can't see HULU :
- Second R15, but I put in some effort.
- Kill My Landlord--Eddie Murphy
- When Heather Locklear hosted in the 90s at the height of Melrose Place, she did a skit as a racist Home Shopping Club-type hostess.
"Some people say this is not a good deal. But that's a lie. Like the Holocaust!"
- Lucy Lawless, "Steve Nicks' Fajita Roundup"
- When Lorne Michaels offered The Beatles $3000 to appear on the show.
"you divide it up any way you want. If you want to give less to Ringo, that's up to you - I'd rather not get involved."
- Jewess Jeans.
You don't have to be Jewish...but it wouldn't hurt.
The Voice of the Night
- The Me-Heh-rill Sisters
- Too many early ones to list. My most recent gave is BRIDE OF BLACKENSTEIN as portayed by Nicki Minaj with Jesse Eisenberg as Igor.
- Can you watch the NBC site, R39?
- Dana Carvey in Massive Headwound Harry.
Brilliant acting by the golden retreiver
-  No but thanks anyway all NBC content is blocked here. France sucks!
- Jane Curtin as Joan Crawford; Ackroyd as Gable.
Larraine N. as Kate Hepburn.
Gilda as a hybrid between Christina and Colleen, a character she played in other sketches.
- More Cowbell and Linda Tripp skits are the most memorable.
- Men's synchronized swimming. Still cracks me up 30+ years later.
- Sabra Shopping Network was a favorite of mine, as I lived in NYC at the time and those Israeli guys outside of the many (now defunct)electronics stores were such a pain in the ass! "What you looking at? You looking at camera? You like camera? Come inside, I show you cameras, real good ones, best price!"
- Bass-o-Matic reigns supreme.
- "The Celine Dion Show"
- Thanks, R5. I love that.
- As far as ad parodies go, my favorite is "Oops I Crapped My Pants". I love when the grandma and grandpa pour a gallon of iced tea into the diaper.
- From the 80's, those two talk show hostesses. Can't remember their names.
I'm sure someone knows what I'm talking about.
- I loved the McDonalds - Bill Clinton sketch with Phil Hartman. Since I wasn't able to find it, I'm posting my second fave. Hartman as the REAL Ronald Reagan.
He was one of the best:
- Gilda and Candy Bergin for the society for the extremely stupid.
- ^ Nora Dunn and Jan Hooks as Linda Dano and Nancy Glass?
- We all can't be brainy like Fern here...
The Voice of the Night
- "Extremely Stupid":
- Annuale: hang on to your fucking hat.
- Lorne Michaels is such a cock about copyrights and giving money to the writers, creators and actors. There's a reason that the evil drug company head in Brain Candy and Doctor Evil are pitch perfect imitations of Lorne Michaels.
- And then it was Linda Dano and Dee Kelly
- "The Pat Stevens Show":
- R20, here's the transcript for "The Big Bitch Bull Dyke Bust Out of '89". I couldn't find clip.
- I think I say this every time there's an SNL thread but, my god, the show was shit in the mid-90s. This was the era of Norm McDonald Weekend Update, Collin Quin, David Koechner, Chris Kattan's coach that no one could understand, Chris Kattan's Mr. Peepers, Chris Kattan's Mango, Jim Brewer (Goat Boy)...Even some of WIll Ferrel's stuff was bad during this period.
Damn that was a horrible era. I don't know what was different but clearly all of these missteps could probably be laid with one person. All of the humor of that time was all middle age, angry white guy, deadpan humor that no one else found funny.
- [R69]Thanks!! how sweet :).. Rick Moranis was Jim Bakker?? Had it a little confused in my head.
- Thanks, R62, yes that's it!
- OK and then "Coffee Talk" series.
- Oh man, r49 - I've never seen that before. It's great!
Loving this thread!
- A send-up in the early years of "Mutiny on the Bounty" and the captain (Belushi doing Brando) and all the shipmates were gay. The Bounty was called The Raging Queen or The Flaming Queen, I can't remember which.
Belushi doing that commentator on Weekend Update who used to get him self to riled up he'd flip off of his chair. The St. Patrick's Day rant was a classic.
Another one from the early years where Garrett Morris and Cicely Tyson sang "Bess, You is My Woman Now" from "Porky and Bess" and of course "Porky" stuttered.
I can't find any of these clips online.
- The ship was called The Raging Queen, r75. They used to play that sketch all the time at Uncle Charlie's, NYC's quintessential 80's video bar.
The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun
- There was one from the early years. Something along the lines of one of those teeny tiny restaurants popular at the time.
I think it was Dan Ackroyd, Gilda, and Larraine Newman.
There would be screaming and fighting in the kitchen, and then Ackroyd and announce to the diners, "And now our daughter Connie will play for you upon the recorder."
Or something to that effect.
- Back when Amy Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco, SNL parodied the fact that all the networks were doing made-for-TV movies on the event.
I remember them doing skits for PBS (The House of Buttafu-o-co), FOX (Tori Spelling as Amy Fisher), and BET (Amy Fisher: One F-ed Up Bitch). I think it was Ellen Cleghorne as Mary Jo, yelling "Bitch, get off mah porch!"
- The sorority sisters are hilarious, but I can't find the clip.
Delta Delta Delta, can I help ya, help ya, help ya?
- Brian Fellow is not an accredited zoologist nor does he hold an advanced degree in any of the environmental sciences. He is simply an enthusiastic young man with a sixth grade education and an abiding love for all God's creatures. Share his love tonight on...
Brian Fellow's Safari Planet.
"Our first guest enjoys singing and being in a cage. Please welcome a PARROT!"
- r78, I remember Jan Hooks as the host of that sketch (Diane Sawyer maybe?) who kept over-pronouncing it "Butta-foo-oco." I still say it that way if it ever comes up.
- Kyle MacLachlan as K.D. Lang circa 1990
- "Butta-Fu-OH-co"...that was when they did the Amy Fisher story in several different styles of skits That pronunciation was from the "Masterpiece Theatre" version. And I still do the same exact thing as you, I always pronounce it that way!
- I should've read R78. Didn't mean to repeat info.
- R53 I LOVE the men's synchro. There is actually a much longer version of it...delves more into the swimmer's backrounds. I haven't seen it in years and wish I could find it.
- Thanks, r83. Your memory that it was a Masterpiece Theatre piece was much better than mine. And your pronunciation breakdown is better too. Jan Hooks was hilarious.
- I was drunk when I saw this, so my memory is imperfect, but: they did a commercial parody for (I think) a fertility drug, and the jingle went something like "...even if they come out... messed up!" It was the greatest fucking thing I'd ever seen, and it frustrates me that I can't remember what the actual premise was.
Aha! Glad I Googled before posting: I found a transcript. It was for Teeny Weenies:
- Jan Hooks as the elderly Bette Davis.
- the Lisa/Fern sketch with Candy Bergen and Gilda Radner was pretty great.
Susan Dey in the Partridge Family/Brady Bunch music face-off sketch was great, too.
- Delta Delta Delta with Roseanne and Tom Arnold
I almost memorized this entire dialogue in the 90's
- R82, that reminds me of a sketch in the early 1990s when the Natalie/Nat King Cole duet "Unforgettable" came out. It featured Ellen Cleghorne as Natalie and then among others Judy Garland, Mama Cass (Chris Farley), and Elvis. Every time they'd announce a new album it would be a riff on "Unforgettable." I think one of them was "Unrevivable" but I don't remember which. I think that was Judy's. Another one not available online except in transcript, where they fail to announce (transcribe) the theme for each performance cameo, which was the funniest part of the sketch.
- John Belushi did a commentary on Weekend Update about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb, talking about other ways for March to come in and out - ending up ranting and raving about the Irish and their mothers. It was hysterical and I can't find it anywhere.
Also - Anna Gasteyer did a Thanksgiving parody song with someone called "Basted in Blood". Also hysterical and also unable to be found out there in cyberspace.
"My Irish mother this, and my Irish mother that..."
- [quote]Anna Gasteyer did a Thanksgiving parody song with someone called "Basted in Blood". Also hysterical and also unable to be found out there in cyberspace.
It was with Sarah McLachlan - here's an upload, it probably won't last long.
- [quote] John Belushi did a commentary on Weekend Update ... ending up ranting and raving about the Irish and their mothers. It was hysterical and I can't find it anywhere.
You're telling me, R93. That's the St. Paddy's Day rant that I referred to in my post.
- MOM JEANS
- Thanks for trying R94 - but it's gone already. Cinder Calhoun - that was it!
I can find the transcript, R75 but I'd do anything to find the clip. Anything but buy the SNL box set, however...
"...which was a really STUPID thing to say, because his mother was dead..."
- I just tested the link and it worked!?
- I can never find the East Germany Squares sketch with Kathleen Turner. It was a spoof of Hollywood Squares with local East German celebrities literally sneaking out of the show to "defecten to the West." In reruns of the Kathleen Turner show that sketch has been left out.
- Not working for me either, r98.
[quote]This video contains content from NBC Universal, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
- Can you link the transcript, R97? I know I would at least appreciate that much, and I'm pretty sure R93 would, too.
Too bad about no clip being available.
- R92, I have an old clip of that "Unforgettable" bit, and it was great - Tammy Wynette protests when she's featured on the "Unrevivable" album ("I am not dead, you bitch" to the tune of "Stand By Your Man"). Ellen Cleghorne and Jan Hooks were my favorites in that period, I think - especially Jan Hooks as Jan Brady.
I kinda loved Molly Shannon as Mary Katherine Gallagher doing a high school production of "West Side Story", with Teri Hatcher as Maria - Molly did a great "now I can kill, Chino!" that had me in tears.
- OMG r99. Berlinen Squares is a sketch I've been trying to capture since the 1990's when I first started recording SNL skits on a VCR and making compilations.
I have many of the ones mentioned here ("Basted In Blood", "Unforgivable" (("TAMMY WYNETTE! I am not dead, that's just how rumors get started...cut it out bitch!!!")), "Attitudes" with Rainbow Head, "The Bradys vs The Partridge Family", "Big Bull Dyke Bustout", "Gay Beer", "Toonces", "Massive Headwound Harry", etc etc), but have never been able to find that one, featuring a very agitated Jan Hooks, bags packed, trying to rush through her answers.The whole thing was done in fake German. I even remember sitting through SNL marathons on E! and Comedy Central to no avail.
I did not know it was part of the Kathleen Turner-hosted episode. But thanks for your explanation that it's not included in the reruns, as it gives some closure to my search. :(
- Jan Hooks as Tammy Faye Bakker with Dana Carvey as the Church Lady. This was when the big PTL scandal was all over the news in the late 80s and the sketch was hilarious. I would love to see that one again.
- Wow. Reading these posts made me realize that the overwhelming majority of DL posters are not just old, but OLD!
- [quote]I think - especially Jan Hooks as Jan Brady.
I don't think Hooks ever played Jan Brady. That was Melanie Hutsell. The SNL producers saw her in a production of "The Real Live Brady Bunch" playing Jan and that's how she got the job on the show. She now plays Paula Deen a lot and was even on Deen's show recently.
- Chris Farley was a comic gem!
- You're right, R106 - I think it was Melanie Hutsell who played Jan Brady and Tammy Wynette (in the "Unforgettable" bit). She also made a hilarious Tori Spelling.
- Is it wrong for me to find Garth Brooks strangely hot as a French Whore?
- Quarry...the cereal that's mined.
"I SAID... I LIKE IT 'CUZ IT'S CRUNCHY!!!"
- info on SNL from the late 80's
- Ha! I forgot about that Jan Hooks/Bette davis skit! it's her will reading and she's making the fast forward noises
- Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist
- Here's a clip of "Basted in Blood" -- just the audio, though:
- Melanie Hutsell's Paula Deen is brilliant.
- Autumn Fizz, the Carbonated Douche
Belushi at Elizabeth Taylor
Ackroyd as Julia Child
Point/Counterpoint on Abortion
Gilda as Christina Crawford
Find the Pope in the Pizza
- Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker on Church Chat
- This one nearly flippin killed me when I first saw it!
Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child:
- The Sally O'Malley character is hilarious. "I'm 50 Years Old!"
- r117 - Almost all your selections were nightly staples at Uncle Charlie's, NYC
I suppose that makes me an eldergay as well
- R120 - I directed and choreographed a gala benefit musical review last October, 4 days short of my 51st birthday. I did include a song and dance number where I had to do some mighty kicks. I kept thinking about that character.
Bottom line, even if you can still do the kicks, a 50 year old, male or female, has no business doing sexy/leggy/jazzy kicks. Thankfully, I had a very supportive audience because it was for a good cause. So have Chita, Cyd, Ann, Donald, Fred, Liza, Mitzi, Mikhail, etc etc.
Four big exceptions - Shirley, Juliet, Gwen, and Tommy. Those ladies' training and genetics took them beyond what was acceptable.
Bebe - go home
- Eddie's Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood.
- One of the best!
- We just don't think Horatio and Jimmy had enough laurels to give them the right to be cracking up gratuitously.
Carol, Harvey, Tim , and Vicki
- What do you have against New Jersey?
- Nothing Dana Carvey ever did was as good as Jan Hooks on Tush. Tammy Jean was and will always be the true Church Lady.
- Sweeney Sisters at Emmy Awards.
- Cheri Oteri as the office slut who wants to get gangbanged by her male co-workers.
- 2 church ladies.
- I found them - The Zimmermans!
I'm gonna f.... I'm gonna f...
- In a fan down by the river.
- The Beaver
- Mama likes it
- Hot Tub Lovers
- Noonie and Nnoonnie
I always ROFLMAO with them.
- From one of the more recent episodes:
- Actually, R78 Chris Rock played Mary-Jo and Ellen Cleghorne was Amy Fisher. It was so surprising to see Chris Rock in drag that it made it even funnier. My brother and I howled at that one.
- Staten Island Nurses with DL Darling Gwyneth Paltrow and Cheri Oteri was classic!!! "Thank you, Connie. You're my mother, my angel, and the ass-kicka? You're a keeper!"
- Another recent one...we all know people who are like this.
"...and I am from Dayton Beach-rduh!"
- Got so excited I forgot the link!
Jennifer-san: "It is an honor to be here, or as they say in Japan, 'Koragu chuma chikee tura'."
Professor Mark: "No..no, no one says that. None of those are words!"
- From the early days - A.M.I.S.H. police ala the Mod Squad. They arrive days late to the crime scene because they took their buggy and the crime is solved. Chevy, Jane Curtin and Dan Ackroyd were in this I believe.
And I can't stop watching the Debbie Downer Disney clip. Hilarious. I think everyone knows a DD or has one in their family.
- R142, Jimmy Fallon mentioned the Debbie Downer skit last night when he hosted the new episode of SNL. He mentioned it along with 2 other skits that I can't remember as bits that he ruined by starting laughing.
It's hard to tell who breaks up first in the Debbie sketch, but it looks like it might be Fallon that starts the laughter.
- This is it R143:
- The fake ad for United Way with Peyton Manning.
"I'll kill a snitch. I'm not saying I have, I'm not saying I haven't. you know what I mean. Whatever."
One of the funniest times a celebrity, especially an athlete, played against his image.
- The Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood sketches were hilarious r123. I wouldn't even begin to know where to find this one but one of the earliest had Eddie Murphy singing the Mr. Rogers theme song as
"I've always wanted to live in a beautiful house
Like you live in.
Maybe someday when you're not at home
I'll break in"
And my friends and I still joke about James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub every time we're on vacation.
"I'm gettin' in the hot tub...OW"
- I loved the commercial Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph made for a device called a woomba. Sometimes thinking about Maya running across that field in a flowing nightgown being chased by the woomba makes me laugh.
- Funny thing about that seeing that Debbie Downer clip is that both Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon were both in it, and they were both on the new SNL this weekend. Jimmy looks almost the same, and Horatio is unrecognizable.
- Molly Shannon as Elizabeth Taylor picking the winning lottery numbers.
- Journey to the Disney Vault
The Voice of the Night
- I think what set of Rachel Dratch in R144's clip, is towards the beginning the trumpet player blew an out of sequence "whah." From there it was all down hill.
- Little Lohan used to be so cute and showed such potential.
- Disney School of Acting
"The funeral is Monday!"
- Sam Waterston for Old Glory Robot Insurance
- Gemini's Twin MTV Cribs
- There was skit a few years ago with Rachel Dratch and the guest ( Catherine Zeta Jones maybe?) playing proper Bostonian ladies in the early 1900's. All I remember is dratch saying nonsensical retorts like "Scandlamity", but it was funny as hell.
Anyone know where to find that clip?
- Chris Farley and French Fries...
- Does anyone remember Anthony Edwards doing Princess Di?
- Velvet Jones on "The People's Court".
I think I can clear this up in just three words: "The bitch ugly." I rest my case.
- LOVEd "Celebrity Jeopardy" especially the ones with Sean Connery !
- [quote]Does anyone remember Anthony Edwards doing Princess Di?
I remember that, and it was very funny. Edwards really did look like her, believe it or not.
- Nora Dunn as Pat Stevens
Sally O'Malley (I'm 50!)
John Goodman @ Tripp
Terry Sweeney doing Nancy Reagan
Anything Danitra Vance did
Taco or burrito, what's that in your speedo?
- Just read EW interview with Tina Fey and she singled out OLD FRENCH WHORES. I'd never seen it
- Here's a transcript from "Dog Restaurant" The cast is all dressed up as dogs.
- R147 - Woomba commercial
- "Club Doolittle":
- Another Gemini's Twin-
- One skit that totally cracked me up was Mike Meyers as Queen Elizabeth II discussing the settlement between Charles and Diana. I can't remember all of it but some of it was:
Charles shall retain the Bentley, Rolls and Jaguar. Diana shall retain the Toyota Tercel...
- Did they ever do a Celebrity Jeopardy without Sean Connery?
- I just can't get over how beautiful Garth Brooks is as a woman.
If he has any daughters, I bet they will be fucking gorgeous!
- Tales of Ribaldry with Jon Lovitz.
- Mom Jeans - the tragic thing is that you still see women in these awful jeans all the time.
- Gwyneth is actually really hilarious in that skit R167.
- Chris Farley's and Patrick Swayze's Chippendale audition.
- ME TOO!
- Yahoo has snagged exclusive rights to the entire 38-year clip library of “Saturday Night Live” from Broadway Video, the company announced in a blog post Wednesday.
Those archives will move from their current home on Hulu and NBC.com in September to Yahoo, which made the unexpected deal days ahead of its April 29th NewFront, where it will likely emphasize its growth as an online source for comedy programming.
Securing “SNL” should work well as a complement to Yahoo’s comedy holdings, which include dating-show satire “Burning Love.”
With its skit-based format, “SNL” translates well to digital platforms, which are more conducive to short-form “snacking” in terms of consumption habits. And given the sheer depth of that library, it’s not a small loss for either Hulu or NBC.com though it is only a one-year deal.
However, full-length episodes from the “SNL” archives will remain on Hulu’s subscription arm, Hulu Plus, as well as Netflix.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
- MORE COW BELL!
- The Mr Belvedere (aka "Brocktoon") Fan Club where club president Tom Hanks deals with people who have varying degrees of mental illness manifesting as an obsession with Mr Belvedere.