For almost 50 years now, Saturday night Live Has provided audiences with many iconic comedy sketches. Coneheads, Stefan, Spartan Cheerleaders, and Mary Katherine Gallagher are just a few of the many classics this series has brought to the table, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
And with the show’s 50th anniversary approaching, these 10 dramas are still ranked as the best snl Has been given (weekend update Won’t be included in this list because it’s on a whole other level).
snl There’s a long tradition of creating satirical promos for counterfeit products, and this sketch by Dan Aykroyd is the gold standard. Aykroyd plays a salesman marketing a blender that uses “whole bass” to make delicious seafood smoothies for the entire family.
It’s a simple but quirky sketch that captures the audience’s attention thanks to Aykroyd’s magnetic performance as the fast-talking, energetic salesman one might see in a late-night infomercial.
9. Close the encounter
This sketch series has the basic premise of a trio being interviewed by government agents who had paranormal or supernatural encounters. While the two subjects are always surprised by what they have been through, Kate McKinnon’s character, Miss Rafferty, can’t seem to catch a break.
In each sketch, she claims to have had a hard time with every strange person she meets, and talks about it as if it were a wild night of drinking. And the way she describes it with sexual innuendo and visual displays highlights her character even more, especially when she drives the motorboat past Ryan Gosling.
8. Diner Lobster
This sketch could only have come from the minds of John Mulaney and Colin Jost. When a young man (Pete Davidson) orders lobster at a restaurant, his friend (Chris Redd) and the waiter (Mulaney) are astonished by his choice of dish. Things take an even more unexpected turn when a giant lobster (Kenan Thompson) comes out dressed like Jean Valjean and singing. the wretched,
This farce features wonderful humor, while Pete Davidson is very intelligent and funny. Although snl And while Mulaney has made similar Broadway spoofs since, none of them could capture the unexpected magic of the original.
7. NPR’s Tasty Dish: Schweddy Balls
In this parody of national public radio, the show’s hosts (Anna Gasteyer and Molly Shannon) bring in polite baker Pete Schweddy (Alec Baldwin), the owner of Seasons Eatings. When Pete discusses his favorite holiday treats, the audience is fed a buffet of hilarious double entenders as he shares his now world famous “Shweddy Balls” with his hosts. The fact that all three actors kept a straight face throughout this entire sketch is nothing short of a holiday miracle.
6. Church Chat
“Well, isn’t it special?” Those who went to Sunday school growing up have probably encountered someone like the Church Lady. In this mock Christian talk show, Dana Carvey’s character interviews several celebrities whom he believes have sinned, including Madonna, OJ Simpson, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump.
She may consider herself a pious woman, but the Church Lady proves herself fond of comedy as she demonstrates her superiority over her guests with her smug smile, sarcastic quips, and hilarious dancing.
5. SNL Digital Shorts
Lonely Island Gang ushers in a new era snl With his own series of digital shorts. Filled with absurdist jokes, these videos never fail to surprise viewers with each sketch, many of which feature an actual musical number.
with great hits like lazy Sunday, D*** in a box, J*** in my pants, Laser Cats!And Jack SparrowThese shorts broke new comedic territory as they ventured into new and unexpected areas.
4. Matt Foley
In this instant classic, a motivational speaker is brought in to help two teens get their lives back on track. However, Matt Foley spends most of the play talking about his disappointing life as a 35-year-old divorced man living in a van by the river.
When Chris Farley was screaming his head off while struggling to keep his pants up, it’s no wonder his castmates couldn’t keep a straight face. But when he falls off the table and hits the floor, he brings the whole house down.
3. Wayne’s World
“Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! party time! Excellent!” Mike Myers and Dana Carvey rock out snl As Wayne Campbell and Garth Alger, two slack-jawed metalheads who host their own public access show from Aurora, Illinois.
Famous for their top 10 lists, extreme close-ups, and memorable catchphrases, the duo was such a hit that they made two feature films and got the chance to perform with Aerosmith. Really excellent.
2. Celebrity Jeopardy!
This spoof of the titular game show stars Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek and features several celebrity contestants who are either incredibly incompetent or uninterested in playing.
Despite many hilarious impressions, this skit is probably most famous for Trebek’s bitter feud with Darrell Hammond’s Sean Connery, who leads the show to either misread the categories or fill his shoes with jokes about his mother. Makes fun of the disappointed host. Plus, one can’t forget Norm MacDonald’s smug, gum-smacking take on Burt Reynolds (sorry, Turd Ferguson).
1. More Cowbell
Written by Will Ferrell, the drama takes audiences back to 1976 when Blue Öyster Cult recorded their iconic song (Don’t be afraid) Reaper With producer Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken). Although the session initially seems normal, Dickinson comes in and demands the band use more cowbells, and a classic sketch is born.
From Ferrell dancing in tiny shirts to Fallon and Sanz’s twerking to Walken’s iconic performance, everything about this hilarious drama has given fans a fever that no amount of cowbell can cure.