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Live from New York, It's one person talking!

Apropos of Louis C.K.'s low key no-frills "just a standup set" Saturday Night Live monologue, I'm curious. Are there other examples of SNL opening monologues that deviate from the expected pattern? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 31, 2014 - 26 answers

Help me find this obscure Bill Murray SNL skit

When I was a kid, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 25th anniversary with a lavish television special. It featured clips from all eras of the show, but there was one particular that just sent me in hysterics every time I even thought of it. A Bill Murray centered sketch that was a satire of both Greek legend and foreign Greek Adventure movies. Bill Murray playing a sadly out of shape Hercules, his voice dubbed over by.. someone. Possibly Murray, I don't know. [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Mar 14, 2013 - 12 answers

How do I get in touch with someone at SNL?

I just discovered a hilariously absurd woman on Youtube. She's completely serious, but in my opinion her video is begging to be turned into an SNL skit. How do I let someone at SNL know about this potential comedy goldmine?
posted by RingerChopChop on Mar 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Help: what SNL skit is my girlfriend talking about?

She is thinking of a skit that's she is pretty sure was on SNL (or maybe another show, like Mad TV) before 2000. The main character was a white guy with mullet-like brown hair who is easily offended. He challenges other guys to fight and acts really cocky, talking smack, but he can't maintain his muscle strength so he starts out trying to punch his opponent in the upper body, but his punches land farther and farther down on the opponent's body until he winds up on the ground. She thinks in one of the skits, he says something like, "Are you calling me a turkey???" He might also call his opponents turkeys. The setting of the skits might be a bar.
posted by reren on Jan 25, 2013 - 6 answers

Can't place an SNL sketch and it is driving me crazy!

My husband and I are driving ourselves insane and I've come back to AskMeFi after a hiatus because only the hive mind can help. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jan 7, 2013 - 3 answers

OMG, You're Tony Randall!

SNL filter: Please list for me the Saturday Night Live skits where guests unexpectedly show up. [more inside]
posted by Melismata on May 31, 2012 - 33 answers

All the songs are the same

What was this comedic sketch? It was musical, most likely on SNL, and very similar to the Pachelbel's Canon rant, except it was just combining the songs with seamless transitions. Any ideas?
posted by DoubleLune on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Say, Taliban, Move your minivans, Kandahar!

Does anyone know if a copy of this Saturday Night Live skit, where a party breaks into a nonsensical song about Kandahar, is available online?
posted by whitewall on Sep 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Motherp!

Help me find a piece of an old SNL monologue for Mother's Day! [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on May 1, 2011 - 7 answers

F- this, we're going three blades. Uh, four? Five? Six? Seven? Thirty?

Help me find examples of parodies, jokes, and satirical pieces that eventually became real. [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Feb 9, 2011 - 67 answers

SNL Archives?

Where can I find videos of old SNL episodes? I'm looking for a skit from this one.
posted by jbradley on Nov 30, 2010 - 10 answers

LIGHTS UP ON A WEBSITE

Best online sketch comedy resources? [more inside]
posted by jweed on Nov 29, 2010 - 2 answers

snl skit - turn head and cough

Does anyone remember the SNL skit that had a doctor asking a patient to turn their head and cough, then he had the nurse come in and check, then another doctor...etc... i think Jimmy Fallon was in it... I've been trying to find a video of this... any clues?
posted by fozzie33 on Oct 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Kevin Nealon SNL sketch where guest cries + he smiles?

What was the name of the character in the SNL sketch where Kevin Nealon was a TV interviewer, he'd keep questioning guests until they cry, and then he'd make a strange satisfied face at the camera? [more inside]
posted by rodmandirect on Aug 10, 2010 - 4 answers

the old snl genius: the writers are so invisible

who wrote the SNL skit "Japanese Gameshow" with Chris Farley? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Jul 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Jason Priestly, Spandex on Ice.

Where can I see Jason Priestley's 1992 Olympic figure skating skit from Saturday Night Live? [more inside]
posted by something something on Apr 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Steer me to a bit of SNL from 30+ years ago.

Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

What is this song?

This has vexed me for more than half of my life. What song is this? [more inside]
posted by Holygrail2 on Nov 28, 2009 - 20 answers

Weird boob grab on SNL last week, or part of the skit I didn't get?

What was up with the Boob grab on last weeks SNL? During the "So you committed a crime, and you think you can dance?" skit, Jason Sudeikis grabs a handful of Kristen Wiig. You can see it at around 4:00 on Hulu. Her response seems a bit weird. Any insight? Theories? Rumors?
posted by JonnyRotten on Oct 11, 2009 - 11 answers

What's the real story with Elvis Costello and SNL?

Does anyone know the real story behind Elvis Costello's performance of "Radio Radio" on Saturday Night Live, specifically the real reason he wasn't invited back for so long? [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on Sep 27, 2009 - 13 answers

This beef is so silly I'd like to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant

The Tracy Morgan/Jimmy Fallon Beef: Explain it to me. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on May 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Where is The Bobster?

My searching has failed. Still, I'd like to find a video of The Bobster ("makin' copies, makin' friends). Can anyone help?
posted by partner on Feb 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Bad Idea Jeans

Bad Idea Jeans could easily be one of my favorite commercial parodies of all time. Did they exist in real life? Is the reference on the bottom of this page real? [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Obama and SNL

What evidence is there to suggest that Obama will (or will not) be on Saturday Night Live this weekend? [more inside]
posted by inconsequentialist on Oct 30, 2008 - 16 answers

I love your Schweaty balls

My sister is going to a SNL themed Halloween party. She needs ideas for "obscure, I mean so obscure that people are like 'Wow that is obscure!' "I told her that not many SNL characters are that obscure and if they are, no one's going to get it anyway. Yet being my sister I feel I should help her. I suggested Rosanne Rossana Danna, but that was not obscure enough. So I turn to the green.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron on Oct 4, 2008 - 84 answers

Looking for a Kerry/Gore SNL sketch

Does anyone else remember this SNL sketch with Gore and Kerry commiserating about losing to Bush? [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Sep 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Who was my (?)famous(?) sub?

I have incredibly vague memories of being told a substitute teacher I had in grade school was on SNL. Who could it possibly be? [more inside]
posted by frankdrebin on Sep 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Classic SNL bloopers?

SNLfilter: what are the classic Saturday Night Live sketches where the actors mess up and/or uncontrollably start laughing? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Aug 30, 2008 - 37 answers

Simple Minds are hard to find

Where on the internets can I find a clip of Simple Minds performing "Alive and Kicking" on Saturday Night Live?
posted by ostranenie on Mar 2, 2008 - 2 answers

Saturday Night Live SKIT about GOD and Heaven

What Saturday Night Live skit had "a man dead, goes to heaven and asks God questions?" [more inside]
posted by BigCreekBill on Feb 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Letterman and SNL in New York

I've recently moved to NY and I'd like to go see David Letterman and SNL live. What's the easiest way to get tickets?
posted by falameufilho on Feb 8, 2008 - 9 answers

SNL 1978

Where can I find an online video or audio clip of Steve Martin's monologue where he talks about "You can be a millionaire!"
posted by plexi on Jan 23, 2008 - 2 answers

You're going...skiing!

Many years ago, Saturday Night Live used to showcase short films as interstitial material between skits. One of these was a take off of In Cold Blood, done in black-and-white, and depicted two men waiting outside a house in the dark, smoking, then donning ski masks and going up to the house, ringing the doorbell, and when the startled home owner opened the door announced "You're going...skiing!". At this point the film cut to stock footage of skiiers at a ski resort, uh, skiing. Does anyone remember this short film? What was it called, who made it, and most importantly, where can I get a copy, preferably on DVD?
posted by motown missile on Jan 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Bernadette Peters sings "Sea Cruise"?

Bernadette Peters: did she sing Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise" on television? [more inside]
posted by trip and a half on Nov 11, 2007 - 3 answers

SNL Online Video?

This question was asked a long time ago with no successful answer. I'm wondering if, since the world of online video has exploded so much, it can be answered now. Is there an online video anywhere of the SNL skit with Nicolas Cage and Julia Sweeney trying to name their baby? The transcript is here. I have searched and searched and have come up empty handed. Anyone? [more inside]
posted by crapples on May 11, 2007 - 3 answers

Martin Short Images

Anyone have quality screencaps of Martin Short's Saturday Night Live characters from the 1980s, e.g. Jackie Rogers Jr., Nathan Therm, the synchronized swimming guy, etc.? (FYI: At this point,I'm more interested in SNL images than stuff from SCTV.)
posted by iced_borsch on Mar 19, 2006 - 2 answers

Talking Politics - the Barry Gibb Talk Show song.

SNL Skit. Barry Gibb Talk show. What Bee Gees song are they parodying? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Feb 25, 2006 - 6 answers

With a little help from my friends... finding Belushi & Cocker?

I'm looking for classic "Saturday Night Live" sketches that might not have made the "Best of..." DVDs. Namely, John Belushi performing as Joe Cocker WITH Joe Cocker! But there were far too many good ones to let them all fade into oblivion! Is there any way to find these classic sketches to save them for posterity?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel on Jan 25, 2006 - 10 answers

Tiny Elvis

Help me find a video of any of the the Nicholas Cage SNL skits where he plays "Tiny Elvis". I've done the quick Google and Yahoo video searches and only came up with the transcript. thanks in advance "Hey, man.. look at that salt shaker, man. That is huge!"
posted by jimmereeno on Dec 11, 2005 - 12 answers

What's up with Ashlee Simpson?

Somewhat of a pointless question, how come Ashlee Simpson still gets media attention? She's not paticularly attractive, nor can she sing. To top it all off she was blatantly caught lipsyncing on SNL, yet she's scheduled (I believe to be on it again, or was on it a short while ago). Are differing media companies that well-connected? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Oct 28, 2005 - 44 answers

SNL Jeopardy Skit with Punchline of Letter Becoming Middle Finger?

I'm trying to remember a particular Saturday Night Live spoof of Jeopardy featuring the always hilarious portrayal of Sean Connery. My workmates and I are trying to recall how he drew his answer to Final Jeopardy so that at first it was a letter (?), but then upon the full reveal it looked like a drawing of a middle finger. This is my first post, BTW... :-)
posted by driko on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 answers

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