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    As Inspired by The Demise of SNL, What was the best skit ever?

    I think the funniest skit ever was the one with Stevie Wonder spoofing a Canon AE 1 commercial, and trying to hit a tennis ball.
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    When they did a skit of "The Exorcist" and featured Richard Pryor as the priest.

    "Yo mama eats kitty litter."
    "Don'tchoo talk about my mama!!!"

    Classic comedy!

    Second favorite: Eddie Murphy in "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood" and the Gumby and Buckwheat skits.
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    Schweddy balls? Sprockets? Matt Foley's Motivational speaker? Goth Talk? Uncle Jemima's Pure Mash Liquor? damn.. there's just so many good ones...

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    I think SNL's best skit was "Nat X" with Chris Rock! Very militant and damn funny!!!
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    Originally posted by Planderella
    Eddie Murphy in "Mister Robinson's Neighborhood"
    This was my favorite.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood Christmas Special was my all-time favorite. Second was the mocumentary on the Men's Synchronized Swimming, which I think had Christopher Guest and Martin Short in it. Third was the first Chris Farley "Matt Foley" (...in a van, down by the river) skit with Christina Applegate and David Spade You could see Spade and Applegate trying so hard not to laugh at Farly.
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    SNL Moments of Glory

    I'd vote for the very early (late 70's?) era with the Point/Counterpoint satire with Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin with Dan's line to Jane during a pro-choice debate:"Jane, you ignorant slut. If abortion had been legal before you were born, I'd performed it myself on your mother."

    I may have been paraphrasing here, but that was the gist of it as I recall. Pure comic genius and it foretold the nastiness of "talking head-commentator TV" in the following years.

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    "If it's not Scottish, it's crap!"

    "In a van, down by......" (of course)

    "Lothar of the Hill People"

    Dana Carvey impersonating Dennis Miller on Weekend Update

    "Jaws at your front door"

    "The cheese shop sketch"

    The bottled water from Lake Erie, circa late 70's
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    After 9-11 when Will Ferrell was Mr. Patriotic with the American flag thong.

    OMG…ROTFLMAO.

    It really broke the ice after the tragedy.
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    How can I forget Dana Carvey and the Church Lady??? Another favorite was when they did a skit based on the movie "Misery" and had Roseanne Bar as Annie Wilkes going beserk over Dana Carvey for retiring the Church Lady.
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    As Inspired by The Demise of SNL, What was the best skit ever?

    Bass-o-matic ("hmmm, that's good bass!), Chocolate donuts- the Breakfast of Champions, with John Belushi. The job interview between Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase; The Schiller Reel with Belushi as an old man dancing on the graves of fellow cast members. Bill Murray's bad lounge singer. Emily Latella. The Blues Brothers. The Samurai skits with Buck Henry and Belushi, The Excorisit sketch. The Czech brothers. And the list of classic SNL goes on and on.

    I still enjoy Weekend Update, though it has long ago lost the farcical nature it has in the 70s and early 80s.

    I get a kick out of "The Continental" with Christopher Walken, largely because it is shot from the perspective of the woman being sexually harrassed and the obviously masculine and meaty hand of the "victim" in elbow-length gloves.

    Oh, I nearly forgot Chris Farley and PAtrick Swayze in the Chippendale sketch. It doesn't get much funnier than that.

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    Three words . . . .

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    Phil Hartman as Frank Sinatra "You dont scare me, I got chunks of guys like you in my stool" Now that's a line!!!!!!!

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    Pres. Bill Clinton

    Johnny Carson skit w/ Dana Carvey and Phil H,. as Ed Mcmahan. "Right you are correct YES!"

    Thank you Phil, love ya

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    Best. Skit. Ever.

    This song's about togetherness!

    What we're spelling out for you
    Is really, really good to do
    Caring and kindness are the perfect fit!
    You can do it anywhere!
    In a park or on a chair!
    Inside and outside!
    In and out and in and out
    In and out and in and out
    In and out and in and out
    In and out and in and out
    In and out and in and out
    In and out and in and out
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    Re: Three words . . . .

    Originally posted by Joe Iliff
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    yes, yes, yes

    analogous to the line "now I'm not a big city lawyer, but...."

    I love that!!

    Phil Hartman, RIP
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Also:

    - Eddie Murphy as Velvet Jones
    - Wayne's World
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    I can't believe I forgot this one: The ladies' man! (specially the time when they did the Starr report skit )

    Dan:
    Fred Friendship, Umberto Unity, Carla Caring and Katie Kindness!

    The bottled water from Lake Erie, circa late 70's
    Swill Mineral Water!

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    My favorite: "No Coke, Pepsi!"

    Also, I don't remember what it was called... but there was this fake commercial for a personal catapult where you could just catapult your waste into your neighbour's yard. OMG... that commercial was so funny. I still giggle just thinking about it!

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    Other favorites ...

    The Head Shop ("You put your weed in there!")

    VH1 Behind the Music - Blue Oyster Cult ("I have a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!")

    All of the Sprockets skits.

    NPR Delicious Dish - the Schwete Weiner and Schwete Balls skits.

    ESPN Sportscenter with Ray Romano ("But in my book, you gotta get to White Castle before the weirdos show up! Tonight at the Alamodome, he gets happy-go-jacky on the big white guy like a donkey eating a waffle! Sweet Sassy Molassey! Get out the checkbook and pay Grandma for the rubdown!").

    Any of the Superfans skits. ("The Bears ... sixty-two tuh tree.")

    Eddie Murphy sings "Kill All The White People" at a VFW hall.

    Any of the Ambiguously Gay Duo cartoons.

    The Abu Dhabi Kids Network.
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    I have to admit that I still like SOME of the newer shows.

    I really liked the spoof of the snobby clothing store (Geoffrey's) where Sean William Scott and Jimmy Fallon played ("gay?") shop assistants having to deal with this fat guy dressed in lime green Miami Vice leisure suit. The owner shows up in some kind of flying rocket chair, carrying a gigantic cell phone "Big is the new small. JLo has one that is twice this size)

    Sprockets still rules, though.

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    Too Many to Choose

    Here's a few that pop into my head.

    Buckwheat wanted for murder - Eddie Murphy
    Bass-o-matic - Dan Ackroyd
    I hate it when that happens - Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest
    The two old Jewish Guys - Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest
    Maimway Products (Halloween Costumes) - Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtain
    Tippy Turtle Cartoons
    Mr. Robinsons Neighborhood (Cabbage Patch Kid) - Eddie Murphy
    Ed Grimley - Martin Short

    on and on and on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Just remembered.

    Medival Judge - Steve Martin
    Festrunk Brothers - Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd

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    Gilda Radner's carbonated douche commercial

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    Re: Too Many to Choose

    Originally posted by Budgie
    Here's a few that pop into my head.

    I hate it when that happens - Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest
    Maimway Products (Tippy Turtle Cartoons

    Just remembered.

    Medival Judge - Steve Martin
    Festrunk Brothers - Steve Martin and Dan Ackroyd
    Thanks, Budgie, I forgot about the "I hate it when that happens" guys and Tippy Turtle. Those were stand-outs from SNL's not so great years. And Theodoric of York

    Christopher Guest never got the credit he should have. That man is funny. And he gets to sleep with Jamie Lee Curtis.

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    I agree with most of the more popular ones mentioned above, as well as:

    Toonces, the driving cat
    You put your weed in there
    Pat
    many many others

    Some of my real favorites were the mock commercials:

    Colon Blow
    A.M. Ale

    And who could forget the twisted insight of Jack Handey:

    I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

    It's sad that a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of wild dogs.

    Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.

    It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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    The Bush - Dukakis debate.

    "I can't believe I'm losing to this guy!"

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