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