Saturday Night Live (SNL) has been a staple of American television since its debut in 1975. Over the years, the show has produced some of the most iconic sketches and characters in comedy history. From political satire to pop culture parodies, SNL has always found a way to stay relevant and entertaining. In this article, we will relive some of the most memorable episodes in SNL history.
The Best of Saturday Night Live(SNL): Most Memorable Episodes
1. Eddie Murphy’s Return (2019)
Eddie Murphy’s return to SNL in 2019 was highly anticipated, and he did not disappoint. His opening monologue was hilarious, and he brought back some of his most iconic characters, including Gumby and Buckwheat. The highlight of the episode was Murphy’s portrayal of Mr. Robinson in a spoof of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
2. Wayne’s World (1992)
The Wayne’s World sketch became so popular that it was turned into a feature film. The sketch featured Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as Wayne and Garth, two metalheads who hosted their own cable access show. The 1992 episode featured Aerosmith as musical guests and included the iconic “Bohemian Rhapsody” car sing-along.
3. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin (2008)
During the 2008 presidential election, Tina Fey’s impression of Sarah Palin became one of the most memorable moments in SNL history. Fey’s spot-on impression and witty commentary perfectly captured the public’s fascination with the Alaska governor. The sketch became so popular that it was even referenced during the actual vice presidential debate.
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4. Chris Farley’s Chippendales Audition (1990)
Chris Farley’s audition for the Chippendales sketch is one of the most iconic moments in SNL history. Farley’s physical comedy and willingness to go all out made the sketch unforgettable. The sketch also featured Patrick Swayze, who played the more traditionally attractive dancer.
5. The Coneheads (1977)
The Coneheads sketch was one of the most beloved recurring sketches in Saturday Night Live history. The characters, played by Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin, were aliens from the planet Remulak who disguised themselves as humans. The 1977 episode featured the first appearance of the Coneheads and set the stage for many more hilarious sketches to come.
6. Andy Samberg’s Digital Shorts (2005-2012)
Andy Samberg’s digital shorts were a highlight of SNL from 2005 to 2012. The short films were often irreverent and absurd, but always hilarious. Some of the most memorable shorts include “Lazy Sunday,” “I Just Had Sex,” and “Dick in a Box.” Samberg’s ability to create catchy songs with ridiculous lyrics made the shorts some of the most unforgettable moments in SNL history.
From the Coneheads to the Chippendales audition, and from Eddie Murphy’s return to Andy Samberg’s digital shorts, Saturday Night Live has produced some of the most memorable moments in comedy history. These episodes and characters have become ingrained in our pop culture consciousness and continue to make us laugh decades after they first aired. Saturday Night Live remains a cultural institution, and we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.
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