I Love Saturday Night Live! Well, I did anyway. When I was younger. Before it got stupid. After I hated the show. For no good reason.
maybe I should start at the beginning. My parents were strict and never
allowed me or my brother to stay up for SNL. When I did get older I had
built up this misconception in my head, that the show was dirty and filthy and just raunchy. Ok, that can be the case but the truth is that when this show
is funny, it's funny as hell! It does great parodies of news and
entertainment and features fantstic and memorable recurring characters. I
just wish I hadn't waited so long to find that out, I missed out on
some great stuff.
I grew to adore this show
especially the period in the late 80's thru the Will Ferrel era. Am I
the only one who liked G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live band? So
today I wanted to discuss my ten favorite recurring characters or
sketches. I am going to try to be fair and not keep it in one era of the show,
but it's hard not to favor that period where I really loved SNL. I
triedto pick characters who remain popular even if they are no longer on
was this a hard list. Not only did I want to make sure it covered all
SNL history, but was fair male/female and I did not have the same
performer to many times So rules :. No parodies, it had to an original
character. I tried to make it only one character per performer, unless a
duo with someone else.
#12.Toonces the Cat
How can a dumb idea like this be so funny over and over and over? It is
really amazing, it even earned a prime time special! It was the same
gimmick, someone thinks the cat can drive and he does...for a little
while before careening off a cliff! This was done several times and it
was always fun to see Toonces again. The best was probably the
Terminator spoof, where Toonces became a Terminator chasing after John
and Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton was hosting). It was a silly sketch
that made no sense, and yet it was always funny.