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...I keep expecting to see a thread saying:

"The Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy nor Roman nor an Empire. Discuss!"

It's turning into the segment of the old Coffee Talk with Linda Richman when she gets "a little verklempt".

Oh goodness, that was funny, and I truly laughed out loud.

You could always start one, Kbone... ;)

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HAHAHAHA
I hope and_it_spoke doesn't mind if I use his line:

So... howzabout those vegetables?

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I miss the days when SNL was funny (or at least kind of; at any rate, funnier than what it has become.)  Anyone else love the Colonel Angus skit with Christopher Walken?

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I miss the days when SNL was funny (or at least kind of; at any rate, funnier than what it has become.)  Anyone else love the Colonel Angus skit with Christopher Walken?

  I agree. The late eighties-early nineties were the best years IMO, even better than the original cast. Dana Carvey, John Lovitz, Nora Dunn, Mike Meyers, Phil Hartman. The writing was much better then, too. I think (and I know some will disagree) that the show started to suck when Will Ferrell and the rest of that cast came on the scene.

  I can't even watch it now. It's like the cast walks around with smirks on their faces because they think they're funny. They're not. I don't watch 30 Rock either because Tina Fey is the worst example of that type of smirking.

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Oh, Phil Hartman.  I miss him.

As far as the new cast... I don't watch the show.  The few times that I have caught it, though, and saw Tina Fey, I didn't think she was too bad.  But like I said, I've seen maybe a total of 15 minutes of the show over the past 5 years, so I'm not a good judge.

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I loved Cheri O'Teri for some reason.  (Female cheerleader to Will Ferrell's male cheerleader).  She was funny in lots of skits.

Anyone remember "delta delta delta, can I help ya help ya help ya"??  *sigh* the old days.

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I miss the days when SNL was funny (or at least kind of; at any rate, funnier than what it has become.)  Anyone else love the Colonel Angus skit with Christopher Walken?

  I agree. The late eighties-early nineties were the best years IMO, even better than the original cast. Dana Carvey, John Lovitz, Nora Dunn, Mike Meyers, Phil Hartman. The writing was much better then, too. I think (and I know some will disagree) that the show started to suck when Will Ferrell and the rest of that cast came on the scene.

  I can't even watch it now. It's like the cast walks around with smirks on their faces because they think they're funny. They're not. I don't watch 30 Rock either because Tina Fey is the worst example of that type of smirking.

I really liked Tina Fey on "Weekend Update," and she seems like a cool lady, but... That's about it. Not really a fan of her otherwise.

Also, in terms of who the best cast is, I really think it has to do with your age. (I'm tempted to say "generation," but I don't think the leap is even that large.) My parents were teenagers/early 20s in the late 1970s, and they think the original cast is the best. My older cousins were teenagers in the late-1980s, and they think the Jon Lovitz, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, etc. cast was the best. I loved "SNL" when I was in middle school (which is the age when I watched it the most) in the mid- to late-1990s, and I think the Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, etc. cast was the best. Just my two cents. :D (I do also love the seasons when Mike Meyers was a cast member. He was hilarious. Philip, the Hyper Hypo?? It doesn't get much better than that. ;D)

Oh--and I hate the current cast, except for Andy Samburg. I love his digital shorts! :D But I watch those online; it is embarrassing watching the show now. :'(

EDIT: My favorite sketch(es) of all time are the "Delicious Dish" one with Ana Gasteyer & Molly Shannon. It's probably because I love NPR & always notice how the commentators actually talk like Margaret-Jo & Terri... "Schweaty Balls" =  ;D ;D ;D

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Also, in terms of who the best cast is, I really think it has to do with your age. (I'm tempted to say "generation," but I don't think the leap is even that large.) My parents were teenagers/early 20s in the late 1970s, and they think the original cast is the best. My older cousins were teenagers in the late-1980s, and they think the Jon Lovitz, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, etc. cast was the best. I loved SNL when I was in middle school (which is the age when I watched "SNL" the most) in the mid- to late-1990s, and I think the Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, etc. cast was the best. Just my two cents. :D (I do also love the seasons when Mike Meyers was a cast member. He was hilarious. Philip, the Hyper Hypo?? It doesn't get much better than that. ;D

Oh--and I hate the current cast, except for Andy Samburg. I love his digital shorts! :D But I watch those online; it is embarrassing watching the show now. :'(

  I suppose for some people that's true. Not for me though. I was a teenager when the show started in 1975 and I loved the original cast but I think the two overlapping casts from the late eighties and early nineties surpassed them in every way. I continued to watch through the late nineties hoping against hope that they would improve but they just didn't.

  By the way- I liked Ana Gasteyer but always found Molly Shannon rather annoying for some reason. She just really creeped me out.

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By the way- I liked Ana Gasteyer but always found Molly Shannon rather annoying for some reason. She just really creeped me out.

Yes, agreed. I am creeped out by Molly Shannon in everything she does, except for some of her "SNL" skits. I do not really enjoy her when she guest stars on TV shows (I saw her in a rerun of "Will & Grace" last night; weird), or when she's in movies ("Superstar"). No, thanks. ;)

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I never actually watched SNL on regular airings.  What I do enjoy though are the Best of SNL DVD's my husband has.  We own the Chris Farley, Adam Sandler and Will Farrell ones.  Very funny stuff. 

Though every Christopher Walken episode or skit I have seen was hilarious.  From More Cowbell to Colonel Angus.  Good stuff.  Of course he always scares me cus I remember him from The Dead Zone movie.

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Philip, the Hyper Hypo?? It doesn't get much better than that. ;D)

OMG that was freakin' hilarious! Wasn't Nicole Kidman in that skit? I still remember it...he wore a helmet LOL

I miss Phil Hartman...he was so funny. I loved his Sassy skit and also the Chameleon XLE car...too funny...

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Also, in terms of who the best cast is, I really think it has to do with your age. (I'm tempted to say "generation," but I don't think the leap is even that large.) My parents were teenagers/early 20s in the late 1970s, and they think the original cast is the best. My older cousins were teenagers in the late-1980s, and they think the Jon Lovitz, Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, etc. cast was the best. I loved "SNL" when I was in middle school (which is the age when I watched it the most) in the mid- to late-1990s, and I think the Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, etc. cast was the best. Just my two cents. :D (I do also love the seasons when Mike Meyers was a cast member. He was hilarious. Philip, the Hyper Hypo?? It doesn't get much better than that. ;D)

JessaCita, you're probably right about SNL fave casts being a generational (or age) thing. I was in elementary school when the first season of SNL aired. My parents would let me stay up late every Saturday night to watch it. It was my favorite show at the time, and that cast will forever be my favorite. Each member was great in their own way. But I did love Dan Ackroyd the best. And for a short period of time I had a crush on Chevy Chase (back when he was actually somewhat funny...with all his pratfalls). The guests were great, too...Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Al Franken, etc.

After that cast faded away I stopped watching regularly. But occasionally I would tune in because there were a few really funny cast members that would pop up here and there...Eddie Murphy (as Buckwheat/Gumby/Mr. Rogers/James Brown), Chris Farley (loved him), and Mike Meyers (brilliant!).

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Eddie Murphy (as Buckwheat/Gumby/Mr. Rogers/James Brown)

OMG!!! Buckwheat! And Mr. Rogers (wasn't he the "urban" version named "Mr. Robinson"? ;D)! I love those sketches--even though Eddie Murphy is a creep now. ::)

This is my favorite Buckwheat--"Buh-Wheet Sings": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxQ2g24C1os

I am so excited this is on YouTube!!! :D ;D

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Eddie Murphy (as Buckwheat/Gumby/Mr. Rogers/James Brown)

OMG!!! Buckwheat! And Mr. Rogers (wasn't he the "urban" version named "Mr. Robinson"? ;D)! I love those sketches--even though Eddie Murphy is a creep now. ::)

This is my favorite Buckwheat--"Buh-Wheet Sings": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxQ2g24C1os

I am so excited this is on YouTube!!! :D ;D

LOL!  ;D Thank you for posting this, JessaCita! I haven't seen that Buckwheat skit in soooo long! Yet, watching it again, I remember it like it aired yesterday!

Yep, his name was Mr. Robinson. I always loved that skit and that he made fun of Mr. Rogers, because the real Mr. Rogers always weirded me out, even when I was very little.

Yeah, what happened to Eddie? Guess all the fame/money/success went to his head.

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One of my prized possessions is a Stuart Smalley coffee mug..."I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."

I also had a rad Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey day planner in high school  ;D

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One of my prized possessions is a Stuart Smalley coffee mug..."I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."

I also had a rad Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey day planner in high school  ;D

Holy crap! Jack Handey! He is amazing! "He" like he's a real person... ;D ::) I wish! And Stuart Smalley... I am embarrassed to say that I used to watch the Stuart Smalley movie like 3 times a week when I was younger. 8) :P Hahaha. And now Al Franken is running for senate here in Minnesota. We could use Stuart on our team. ;)

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I also had a rad Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey day planner in high school  ;D

OMG!! I had that too! I LOVED IT! Even after the planner was out of date, I cut the "Deep Thoughts" out and pasted them in my notebooks. Yes, I am a dork.  :D ;D :D ;D

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I also had a rad Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey day planner in high school  ;D

OMG!! I had that too! I LOVED IT! Even after the planner was out of date, I cut the "Deep Thoughts" out and pasted them in my notebooks. Yes, I am a dork.   :D ;D :D ;D

I think I saved some of mine too!! The only one I remember is something about if a dog sticks his head out the window of a space shuttle, his face would burn up, or something...I know, not very vegan-friendly, but still...it was funny  ;D

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Eddie Murphy (as Buckwheat/Gumby/Mr. Rogers/James Brown)

OMG!!! Buckwheat! And Mr. Rogers (wasn't he the "urban" version named "Mr. Robinson"? ;D)! I love those sketches--even though Eddie Murphy is a creep now. ::)

This is my favorite Buckwheat--"Buh-Wheet Sings": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxQ2g24C1os

I am so excited this is on YouTube!!! :D ;D

LOL!  ;D Thank you for posting this, JessaCita! I haven't seen that Buckwheat skit in soooo long! Yet, watching it again, I remember it like it aired yesterday!

Yep, his name was Mr. Robinson. I always loved that skit and that he made fun of Mr. Rogers, because the real Mr. Rogers always weirded me out, even when I was very little.

Yeah, what happened to Eddie? Guess all the fame/money/success went to his head.

Oops! I accidentally posted the 30-second preview video... We can't have that! ;) Here is the full-length sketch, in case anyone is interested. (I am... I'm at work right now, and I keep watching this! ;D)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrW7OtZSRmM&mode=related&search=

And here are a bunch of quotes from our brilliant hero, Jack Handey:
http://quotes.prolix.nu/Humor/Jack_Handey/

For the record, I am at work & trying to read these "undercover," but I keep laughing so hard that I shake & have tears stream down my face! I'm so productive today... ::)

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Jeez! Sorry to post again, but while looking for those quotes, I came across Jack Handey's bio on Wikipedia, and he's a real person! Maybe I was dumb for thinking he wasn't, but I totally thought he was just a made-up character! :o What?!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Handey

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