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ZepSinger
08-01-2006, 07:56 AM
Lotsa favorites, but pick your top 3. Include your favorite characters of each.

1. Chris Farley

Chippendale's dancer wannabe competing against Patrick Swayse
Matt Foley
Todd O'Connor(Bill Swerski's Super fans)

2. Mike Myers

Wayne
Deiter (sprockets)


3. Bill Murray

The Lounge Singer

JimNasium
08-01-2006, 08:04 AM
Farley, Chase, Murray.

CoMoChief
08-01-2006, 08:06 AM
Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Norm MacDonald

Saulbadguy
08-01-2006, 08:06 AM
John Belushi
Chris Farley
Adam Sandler

StcChief
08-01-2006, 08:07 AM
Old School:

Bill Murray - any number of characters

John Belushi - Samari Deli

Mike Meyers - Wayne

HM's:
Jan Curtain - Weekend Update (the ignorant slut)
Chevy Chase - Weekend Update Anchor

Moooo
08-01-2006, 08:07 AM
I'm younger so that will slant my views.

Farley
Sandler
and my favorite, PHIL HARTMAN! He was the GREATEST on SNL

Moooo

mlyonsd
08-01-2006, 08:08 AM
Akroyd, Murray, Morris. Ok, the last one was a joke. My last one would be Belushi.

Frazod
08-01-2006, 08:11 AM
Murphy, Miller and Carvey. The original cast is grossly overrated (although Akroyd is the best of them). People forget the funny bits but don't remember the two-thirds of the skits that were lame (at best).

Murphy: Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood
Miller: Weekend Update
Carvey: Tie between Church Lady and his Bush I impersonations.

Rain Man
08-01-2006, 08:11 AM
Eddie Murphy, Tim Kazurinsky, Phil Hartman

chagrin
08-01-2006, 08:14 AM
1) John Belushi - for many things, but the Samurai dude and Jake "Blues" the most.

2) Farley - Everything he did.

3) Phil Hartman, he was a chameleon and could do anything, the Sinatra Group was my favorite, oh and when he did Ed MacMahon (YES! You are correct sir!)


Norm doing the news the most, especially when he called Clinton a murderer, I choked! But he did so many other very sharp things, he did a bit on Charles Kuralt (spelling) that was classic.

Had a soft spot for Chris Rock, Nat X was one of my favorites.

This is a toughy, Zep!

"Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars, Nothing but Star Wars..." LOL!

mlyonsd
08-01-2006, 08:14 AM
Tim Kazurinsky

Needlman, the oral surgeon. LMAO.

jspchief
08-01-2006, 08:17 AM
Farley
Belushi
Murphy

The original cast is grossly overrated (although Akroyd is the best of them). People forget the funny bits but don't remember the two-thirds of the skits that were lame (at best). That statement actually appiles to every era of SNL. That show has always been the rare comedy diamond buried in a bunch of crap.

I think the original cast just gets the nostalgia vote.

Bootlegged
08-01-2006, 08:18 AM
Hartmann

Carvey

Farley


HM - Sandler, Spade, Farrell.

Nzoner
08-01-2006, 08:20 AM
Eddie Murphy-Mr Roberts Neighborhood

Bill Murray

Chris Farley


Also a big thumbs up to Belushi for his Joe Cocker impersonation

jspchief
08-01-2006, 08:21 AM
By the way, I think Farley/Spade is probably the best comedy team of my lifetime.

Baby Lee
08-01-2006, 08:22 AM
Farley
Hartman
Ferrell

DJJasonp
08-01-2006, 08:25 AM
Ferrel
Billy Crystal
Martin Short

Tough to leave out Farley, Murphy, and Sandler....

But Crystal and Short had some incredible skits/characters in the 80's...

Frazod
08-01-2006, 08:27 AM
Farley
Belushi
Murphy

That statement actually appiles to every era of SNL. That show has always been the rare comedy diamond buried in a bunch of crap.

I think the original cast just gets the nostalgia vote.

You're right. But some groups hit more often than others. I can't really speak for anything recent, though, since I haven't watched that show regularly for years.

Tina Fey's pretty funny on Weekend Update, though.

Blindside58
08-01-2006, 08:32 AM
Dan Aykroyd (October 11, 19751979) ()
John Belushi (October 11, 19751979) ()
Chevy Chase (October 11, 19751977) ()
George Coe (October 11, 1975 October 25, 1975 [Credited].) Thereafter, through the first season Coe was an occasional uncredited featured player
Jane Curtin (October 11, 19751980)
Garrett Morris (October 11, 19751980)
Laraine Newman (October 11, 19751980)
Michael O'Donoghue (October 11, 1975 October 25, 1975 [Credited].) Thereafter and through 1978, O'Donoghue was a frequent featured player, usually credited. He also made uncredited appearances in 1981.
Gilda Radner (October 11, 19751980) ()
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Started 19751979
Note that beginning with the 1978-79 season, SNL no longer referred to its cast as "The Not Ready For Prime Time Players".

Tom Davis (19751980) (F)
Al Franken (19751980) & (19851995) (F)
Bill Murray (19761980)
Don Novello (19781980) & (19851986) (F)
Peter Aykroyd (19791980) (F)
Jim Downey (19791980) (F)
Paul Shaffer (19791980) (F)
Tom Schiller (19791980) (F)
Alan Zweibel (19791980) (F)
Brian Doyle-Murray (19791980) & (19811982) (F)
Harry Shearer (19791980) & (19841985)
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Started 19801984
Denny Dillon (19801981)
Gilbert Gottfried (19801981)
Yvonne Hudson (19801981) (F)
Matthew Laurance (19801981) (F)
Gail Matthius (19801981)
Laurie Metcalf (19801981) (F)
Emily Prager (19801981) (F)
Ann Risley (19801981)
Charles Rocket (19801981)
Patrick Weathers (19801981) (F)
Tony Rosato (19801982)
Robin Duke (19801984)
Tim Kazurinsky (19801984)
Eddie Murphy (19801984) ()
Joe Piscopo (19801984)
Christine Ebersole (19811982)
Mary Gross (19811985)
Brad Hall (19821984)
Gary Kroeger (19821985)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (19821985)
Jim Belushi (19831985)
Billy Crystal (19841985)
Christopher Guest (19841985)
Rich Hall (19841985)
Martin Short (19841985)
Pamela Stephenson (19841985)
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Started 19851989
Joan Cusack (19851986)
Robert Downey Jr. (19851986)
Anthony Michael Hall (19851986)
Randy Quaid (19851986)
Terry Sweeney (19851986)
Danitra Vance (19851986)
Dan Vitale (19851986) (F)
Damon Wayans (19851986) (F)
Nora Dunn (19851990)
Jon Lovitz (19851990) ()
A. Whitney Brown (19851991) (F)
Dennis Miller (19851991)
Jan Hooks (19861991)
Victoria Jackson (19861992)
Dana Carvey (19861993) ()
Phil Hartman (19861994) ()
Kevin Nealon (19861995)
Ben Stiller (19881989) (F)
Mike Myers (19881995) ()
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Started 19901994
Chris Rock (19901993) ()
Rob Schneider (19901994)
Julia Sweeney (19901994)
Chris Farley (19901995) ()
Adam Sandler (19901995) ()
David Spade (19901996) ()
Tim Meadows (19902000) ()
Beth Cahill (19911992) (F)
Siobhan Fallon (19911992)
Robert Smigel (19911993) (F)
Melanie Hutsell (19911994)
Ellen Cleghorne (19911995)
Sarah Silverman (19931994) (F)
Michael McKean (19931995)
Jay Mohr (19931995) (F)
Norm MacDonald (19931998)
Morwenna Banks (19941995)
Chris Elliott (19941995)
Janeane Garofalo (19941995)
Laura Kightlinger (19941995)
Mark McKinney (19941997)
Molly Shannon (19942001) & (2006)()
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Started 19951999
David Koechner (19951996)
Nancy Walls (19951996)
Fred Wolf (19951997) (F)
Jim Breuer (19951998)
Cheri Oteri (19952000) ()
Colin Quinn (19952000)
Will Ferrell (19952002) ()
Darrell Hammond (1995)
Chris Kattan (19952003) ()
Ana Gasteyer (19962002)
Tracy Morgan (19962003) ()
Jimmy Fallon (19982004) ()
Chris Parnell (1998)
Horatio Sanz (19982006)
Rachel Dratch (19992006)
Maya Rudolph (1999)
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Started 2000-2004
Jerry Minor (20002001) (F)
Tina Fey (20002006)
Dean Edwards (20012003) (F)
Jeff Richards (20012004)
Seth Meyers (2001)
Amy Poehler (2001)
Fred Armisen (2002)
Will Forte (2002)
Finesse Mitchell (2003)
Kenan Thompson (2003)
Rob Riggle (20042005) (F)
Jason Sudeikis (2004) (F)
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Started 2005-2009
Bill Hader (2005) (F)
Andy Samberg (2005) (F)
Kristen Wiig (2005) (F)
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Current repertory players
Darrell Hammond (1995)
Chris Parnell (1998)
Horatio Sanz (1998)
Maya Rudolph (1999)
Seth Meyers (2001)
Amy Poehler (2001)
Fred Armisen (2002)
Will Forte (2002)
Finesse Mitchell (2003)
Kenan Thompson (2003)
[edit]
Current featured players
Jason Sudeikis (2004) (F)
Bill Hader (2005) (F)
Andy Samberg (2005) (F)
Kristen Wiig (2005) (F)

jspchief
08-01-2006, 08:33 AM
You're right. But some groups hit more often than others. I can't really speak for anything recent, though, since I haven't watched that show regularly for years.

Tina Fey's pretty funny on Weekend Update, though.Weekend Update may be the only thing that keeps that show on air. It's been the most consistent bit on the show since it's inception.

mlyonsd
08-01-2006, 08:34 AM
I think the original cast just gets the nostalgia vote.

Go ahead, just say it....call me old.

I think the nostalgia comes from the fact SNL was an entirely new thing and back then kids my age didn't miss an episode, much like Monthy Python.

It also has to do with the writing. Those first years were so off the wall and different everyone thought they were funny. After the originals there were a lot of years you'd watch it just to see one funny skit.

Also, there is usually one SNL comedian that shines above the rest at any given time. It's rare when there are more than one and when it happens the show goes through a kind of resurgence.

Moooo
08-01-2006, 08:35 AM
Wow, blindside, that's quite the find...

Martin Short... funny guy, but SCTV was always his claim to fame, with John Candy and Eugene Levy...

Moooo

Rain Man
08-01-2006, 08:36 AM
Blindside58 appears to have had a lot of trouble narrowing his list down to three.

DJJasonp
08-01-2006, 08:38 AM
Wow, blindside, that's quite the find...

Martin Short... funny guy, but SCTV was always his claim to fame, with John Candy and Eugene Levy...

Moooo

Short-

Jackie Rogers Jr....Ed Grimley....and possibly one of the greatest skits of all time on SNL....male synchronized swimming!

CoMoChief
08-01-2006, 08:41 AM
Darrell Hammond is VERY funny doing Phil Donahue on Celeb Jeopardy.

Bootlegged
08-01-2006, 08:44 AM
Good time for this repost....

Tom Brokaw: Okay, who are we up to?

Voice of Producer: Uh.. we're still on Presidents. Gerald Ford.

Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford? Well, he's in good shape..

Voice of Producer: Just covering our bases, Tom. You never know..

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1996" appears over Tom's left shoulder ] "Gerald Ford dead today at the age of 83."

Voice of Producer: Okay, good. Annd, one for next year.

Tom Brokaw: Alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1997" ] "Gerald Ford dead today, at age 84."

Voice of Producer: Uh.. a little sadder.

Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ sad ] "Gerald Ford dead today.. at age 84.."

Voice of Producer: That was good. Good.

Tom Brokaw: Okay, what now?

Voice of Producer: Now let's do one for if he's shot.

Tom Brokaw: Well, what are the chances of that?

Voice of Producer: We're just covering contingencies.

Tom Brokaw: I mean, it just seems that Gerald Ford..

Voice of Producer: Look - you're the one who wants to spend the whole winter in Barbados, okay? Now, we gotta be ready with something, just in case. Alright, Tom?

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Gerald Ford, "1913-1996" ] "Gerald Ford shot dead today, at age 83."

Voice of Producer: Uh.. add the word "senseless".

Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford shot dead today, at the senseless age of 83."

Voice of Producer: Um.. uh..

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. "Gerald Ford shot senselessly dead, at the age of 83."

Voice of Producer: Good, good.. Okay, now suicide.

Tom Brokaw: What?!

Voice of Producer: Just read it!

Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford dead today, after jupming out of an office building, senselessly."

Voice of Producer: That's a nice touch. Okay, moving on.

Tom Brokaw: Okay. "Gerald Ford dead today, from an overdose of crack cocaine."

Voice of Producer: Good, good.. Next.

Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Gerald Ford and a commuter plane ] "Stunning news from Michigan, as former President Gerald Ford was chopped into little bits by the propeller of a commuter plane."

Voice of Producer: Good. One take.

Tom Brokaw: Alright, we got it?

Voice of Producer: No. We've got "eaten by wolves".

Tom Brokaw: What? Now, come on!

Voice of Producer: Just read it!

Tom Brokaw: Gerald Ford isn't gonna be eaten by wolves!

Voice of Producer: Taft was.

Tom Brokaw: Really? Taft?

Voice of Producer: Uh.. yeah.

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ graphic of Ford surrounded by a pair of wolves ] "Tragedy today, as former President Gerald Ford was eaten by wolves. He was delicious." Now.. now, that's just superfluous, you know?

Voice of Producer: It's a former President, Tom. What do you say - he's not delicious?

Tom Brokaw: Alright, fine.. what's next?

Voice of Producer: The double story.

Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Ford and map of France ] "A fireball destroyed France today, and Gerald Ford is dead." Now, what are the odds of that?

Voice of Producer: Fine. We'll get Stone Phillips to do it. You know, I'm sure Stone Phillips would be thrilled to break a story like that!

Tom Brokaw: Alright. Let's keep moving.. [ graphic of Ford and the corpse of Richard Nixon ] "Stunning news from Yorba Linda today, as Richard Nixon's corpse climbed out of his grave and strangled Gerald For to death."

Voice of Producer: Excellent.

Tom Brokaw: Alright. [ graphic of Ford and circus lion ] "Gerald Ford was mauled senselessly by a circus lion in a convenience store."

Voice of Producer: Good. Next.

Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Gerald Ford is dead today, and I'm gay." Now, wait a minute!

Voice of Producer: What? That'd be a huge story - Ford dying, and you coming out!

Tom Brokaw: But I'm not gay!

Voice of Producer: Today you're not gay, you know.. but then one day you wake up, you like men, and Gerald Ford dies, and we're screwed. Everyone's hearing about it from Dan Rather!

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. what's this for?

[ graphic of Gerald Ford and the Zimbabwee flag appears ]

Voice of Producer: Alright, this one's for if we're invaded by Zimbabwee.

Tom Brokaw: Would I still be the anchor if Zimbabwee invaded us?

Voice of Producer: Yeah.. if you break the Gerald Ford story, you will..

Tom Brokaw: Alright. "Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* *click* *click* ..hola bambe, allah bumba bubba hulla humba hey."

Voice of Producer: Very nice. Very nice. A little sadder, please.

Tom Brokaw: Alright, alright.. [ sadly ] "Hola bambe, hungala dimba Gerald Ford.. *click* *click* ..hola bambe.."

DaKCMan AP
08-01-2006, 09:22 AM
1. Chris Farley
- Matt Foley best skit evar
- chip & dale dancer
- lunch lady for lunch lady land

2. Jon Belushi
- cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger

3. Will Ferrell
- Spartan cheerleader
- Night at the roxbury
- keyboard guy with ana gasteyer
- alex trebek

3. Tim Meadows
- Ladies man

3. Darrell Hammond
- Bill Clinton
- Sean Connery

Baby Lee
08-01-2006, 09:30 AM
3. Will Ferrell
- Spartan cheerleader
- Night at the roxbury
- keyboard guy with ana gasteyer
- alex trebek
Last night, out of the blue, I remembered the skit with him and Sanz as the wedding band that only knew how to play 'died in your arms tonight.'

Groom: I paid you guys an extra 600 dollars to learn that song.

Wedding Singer #1: Fine, would it help if we gave the money back?

Groom: Yes, it would!

Wedding Singer #1: Cause we don't have it!

Wedding Singer #2: Spent it, long time ago! We spent it a long, long time ago!

Wedding Singer #1: As soon as we got your check we blew it, hard!

Wedding Singer #2: Spent it, and blew it!

DaKCMan AP
08-01-2006, 09:35 AM
Last night, out of the blue, I remembered the skit with him and Sanz as the wedding band that only knew how to play 'died in your arms tonight.'

ROFL
That was great!! Also, don't forget the "Don't Fear the Reaper" NEEDS MORE COWBELL!!

Speaking of Sanz...I love that one skit where they were singing some song (I think it was a christmas song or something) where 4 of them stood ina group and would turn their heads to the side to keep to the beat and the only music was a keyboard that they would play in-between verses.

gblowfish
08-01-2006, 09:45 AM
1) Dan Aykroyd: Irwin Mainway, Mainway Toys
Beldar Conehead, Jimmy Carter talking guy down on acid,
"Jane You Ignorant Slut."
2) John Belushi: Samurai, Cheeseburger Cheeseburger, imitation of Beethoven as Ray Charles, imitation of Joe Cocker.
3) Dana Carvey: As Bush 41, as Ross Perot, as Garth (Party on, Wayne), as Hans (Pump You Up!!!) He's Choppin' Broccoli.......

Narrowing down to three is too hard.
Honorable Mention:
Phil Hartman as Clinton or as Reagan
Eddie Murphy as James Brown or as Stevie Wonder
Darrell Hammond as Clinton or as Jesse Jackson
Jon Lovitz as Annoying Man, or Tommy the Pathological Liar.
Adam Sandler as Opera Man
Garrett Morris as Chico Equela (Bezeball been berry berry gud to me)
Will Ferrell as George W Bush.

All these guys crack me up.

beavis
08-01-2006, 09:51 AM
Wow, blindside, that's quite the find...

Martin Short... funny guy, but SCTV was always his claim to fame, with John Candy and Eugene Levy...

Moooo
Maybe it's just me, but I find Martin Short to be about the most unfunny comedian ever.

beavis
08-01-2006, 09:53 AM
I'd go with -

1. Miller
2. Myers
3. Hammond - (I never even really watched the show when he was on, but he does the best impersonations ever)

Baby Lee
08-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I find Martin Short to be about the most unfunny comedian ever.
He can be very irritating at times. I want to shoot my TV when he does those mock-humble bows when he comes on Leno and Letterman. But Jiminy Glick is pure genius.
Actually kind of a precursor for Stephen Colber[t]'s schtick.

The Big Lebowski
08-01-2006, 10:00 AM
1. John Belushi
2. Phil Hartman
3. Chris Farley

pr_capone
08-01-2006, 10:32 AM
Akroyd

Sandler

Fey (DAMN she is hot in those nerdy glasses)

Aries Walker
08-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Geez, I hate to leave out Chris Farley, but the top three for me are:

- John Belushi
- Dennis Miller
- Tina Fey

DaKCMan AP
08-01-2006, 01:16 PM
Geez, I hate to leave out Chris Farley, but the top three for me are:

- John Belushi
- Dennis Miller
- Tina Fey

Blasphemy! :p

Rain Man
08-01-2006, 01:22 PM
On a recent newscast, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler announced a reenactment of the famous bathroom scene with the Carolina Panther cheerleaders, and I was giddy with anticipation. Sadly, they did the reenactment with Barbie dolls.

It was still pretty good.

Predarat
08-01-2006, 01:24 PM
1. John Belushi
2. Adam Sandler
3. Kevin Nealon
HM Chris Farley, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroid, Chris Rock, Bill Murray

Garcia Bronco
08-01-2006, 02:07 PM
Eddie, John, and Steve Martin

MahiMike
08-01-2006, 03:33 PM
Murray, Chase, Hartman

beavis
08-01-2006, 03:35 PM
But Jiminy Glick is pure genius.
Really? That's the character I find most irritating.

HemiEd
08-01-2006, 03:57 PM
John Belushi
Chris Farley
Adam Sandler

That would be my choices.

alpha_omega
08-01-2006, 03:58 PM
Eddie Murphy: Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat

Bill Murray: Lounge Singer, Todd

John Belushi: Samurai Tailor, Bakery, etc.

Baby Lee
08-01-2006, 04:01 PM
Really? That's the character I find most irritating.
What's your take on Colber[t]?
Just thought of another paralell, both characters like to spout of their collection of relatives

Jiminy - his sons, Morgan, Mason, Matthew and Modine
Stephen - his siblings, Jimmy, Eddie, Mary, Billy, Margo, Tommy, Jay, Lulu, Paul, Peter, and Stephen

Adept Havelock
08-01-2006, 04:09 PM
In no particular order....

Phil Hartman

John Belushi

Gilda Radner

listopencil
08-01-2006, 05:36 PM
John Belushi

Dan Aykroyd

Eddie Murphy


This would have been easier if you had said top ten or top five.

TheChiefofSoCal
08-01-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm gonna go with the M's.Myers,Murphy and Miller,his weekend update is still the best.