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Favorite Saturday Night Live Personalities and Skits

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Responding to another thread brought this to mind.

My favorite was Gilda Radner, God rest her soul, and my favorite skit of hers was "Door-to-Door Jaws".

Bring back some memories by telling us what your favorite SNL skits and personalities are/were.
 

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Probably Jimmy Fallon. The one skit I recall that was so creepy wrong and really pushed the edge was Canteen Boy with Alec Baldwin. As for my favorite, can't say I have one other than just Weekend Update generally depending on how on point they are at any given time.
 

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Probably Jimmy Fallon. The one skit I recall that was so creepy wrong and really pushed the edge was Canteen Boy with Alec Baldwin. As for my favorite, can't say I have one other than just Weekend Update generally depending on how on point they are at any given time.
Jane Curtin and Dan Ackroid - priceless - "Jane, you ignorant slut"
 

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Jane Curtin and Dan Ackroid - priceless - "Jane, you ignorant slut"
That was before my time. I am sort of a post-Wayne' World era viewer, though I really don't watch it that often anymore since Tina Fey left.
 

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That was before my time. I am sort of a post-Wayne' World era viewer, though I really don't watch it that often anymore since Tina Fey left.
I don't know if they're on youtube or elsewhere, but if you get to see Jane and Dan go at it on Weekend Update and their Point/Counter Point, it's awesome - I think it was a send-up on Crossfire, but it had a life of it's own.
 

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I don't know if they're on youtube or elsewhere, but if you get to see Jane and Dan go at it on Weekend Update and their Point/Counter Point, it's awesome - I think it was a send-up on Crossfire, but it had a life of it's own.
I've seen some of the older stuff here and there on anniversary special, online, and the like. I am a big fan of Steve Martin and went back for some of his stuff. I think he is a genius, but a friend of mine who does a bunch of celebrity interviews says that Steve Martin's reputation as being the world's biggest a-hole is understated--he is the universe's biggest a-hole off camera apparently.
 

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I've seen some of the older stuff here and there on anniversary special, online, and the like. I am a big fan of Steve Martin and went back for some of his stuff. I think he is a genius, but a friend of mine who does a bunch of celebrity interviews says that Steve Martin's reputation as being the world's biggest a-hole is understated--he is the universe's biggest a-hole off camera apparently.
Martin's "Wild and Crazy Guys" with Ackroid were very funny too - his King Tut was great too.
 

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I have not watched SNL in ages, but when I saw this thread the first thing that came to mind was Eddie Murphy as Gumby, immediately followed by recalling Buckwheat and "Wookin Pa Nub (in all the wrong places)"

Edit: ohh of course, how can I forget.. the best (of the good old days) was John Belushi

 

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Anything Mr Bill.
 

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Jane Curtin and Gilda Radner were great together.
 

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I have not watched SNL in ages, but when I saw this thread the first thing that came to mind was Eddie Murphy as Gumby, immediately followed by recalling Buckwheat and "Wookin Pa Nub (in all the wrong places)"
Awesome - thanks - Murphy was terrific on SNL
 

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Martin's "Wild and Crazy Guys" with Ackroid were very funny too - his King Tut was great too.
The Jerk is one of my favorite movies ever. God, I chuckle just thinking of some of the lines in it.
 

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I'm instantly in a great mood now, with only a dozen or so responses to the greatest show on TV. I'll have to do a Tonight Show with Johnny Carson one another time.
 

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I have not watched SNL in ages, but when I saw this thread the first thing that came to mind was Eddie Murphy as Gumby, immediately followed by recalling Buckwheat and "Wookin Pa Nub (in all the wrong places)"

Edit: ohh of course, how can I forget.. the best (of the good old days) was John Belushi

Another great one gone, God rest his soul - too many brilliant people from SNL died too young and often tragically.
 

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Awesome - thanks - Murphy was terrific on SNL
Lily Tomlin as the switchboard operator was hilarious! "One ringy dingy,..." :thumbs:

Good evening, CJ. :2wave:
 

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Thanks for that. My wife is looking at me like I am crazy. LOL.

Just finished watching that after seeing your post and remembering Mr. Bill. :2razz:
 

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[video]http://www.veoh.com/watch/v15996395R8D44YC2?h1=John+Belushi+-+Ludwig+van+Beethoven+Part+2[/video]
 

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Responding to another thread brought this to mind.

My favorite was Gilda Radner, God rest her soul, and my favorite skit of hers was "Door-to-Door Jaws".

Bring back some memories by telling us what your favorite SNL skits and personalities are/were.

Bill Murray as the lounge singer.
Dan Ackroyd as the repairman exposing his buttcrack.
Ackroyd, again, as Jimmy Carter, counseling a panicked LSD user.
Phil Hartman, John Belushi.....too many great moments to list.
The show's still funny, but as you've correctly noted----who can stay up that late?
 

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Thanks for that. My wife is looking at me like I am crazy. LOL.
Glad to help (as if she should not have already known that you were crazy :p)
 
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