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Rolling Stone called this the best SNL skit ever:  "Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker" (1993) Starring Chris Farley

So many great skits.  So much laughter.  So many talented comedians over the decades.

I'm still partial to the "Jane You ignorant slut" skit:  In fact there is so much more to it than that memorable line: "Point / Counterpoint" (1978) Starring Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd

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Hahahaha, I came here to post on that same article!  It's been a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, and I now understand a few more of my husband's references. I've never seen this skit, but, having read the transcript (and, full disclosure, being originally from Boston), I think it should be somewhere on the best of SNL lists: What's the Best Way.  We also missed Lazy Sunday and It's Pat and Wild and Crazy Guys and the Samurai guy and"¦???

:)

Also, Dan Aykroyd is in a ridiculous number of these and Christopher Walken really needs to come back and host again.

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I don't know how many DR members saw the very first SNL episode in October 1975.  I was a grad student at Duke at the time and a bunch of us were gathered around my small black and white TV in the living room of my rental in Durham.  We were blown away by what we saw that night -- nothing like it had ever been broadcast on television in our lifetimes.  Some skits appeared to us as if they were commercials, except that they were so bizarre that they couldn't possibly be true -- our jaws were dropping.  Needless to say, SNL became essential viewing every Saturday night after that.  The following summer of 1976 my life took me to Europe and my one regret was that I couldn't see SNL every week.  

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I don't know how many DR members saw the very first SNL episode in October 1975.  I was a grad student at Duke at the time and a bunch of us were gathered around my small black and white TV in the living room of my rental in Durham.  We were blown away by what we saw that night -- nothing like it had ever been broadcast on television in our lifetimes.  Some skits appeared to us as if they were commercials, except that they were so bizarre that they couldn't possibly be true -- our jaws were dropping.  Needless to say, SNL became essential viewing every Saturday night after that.  The following summer of 1976 my life took me to Europe and my one regret was that I couldn't see SNL every week.  

Carlin really bombed that night though. It was painful.

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Did anyone see the season premier? Wow, what a dud.

And who the fuck is Ariana Grande? I suffered a severe existential crisis after hearing that insipid crap. Is the target audience for SNL 14 year-old girls?

Hopefully Sarah Silverman :wub:  will pick up the pace next week.

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Carlin really bombed that night though. It was painful.

I just watched this for the first time because of your post - I agree, it was something close to a bomb. There were no disasters that I saw, but he wasn't getting many laughs either. Boy I'll bet he wished he had that night back to try again.

By the way, SNL has now run for 40 seasons and 768 episodes - this is the Energizer Bunny of TV comedy.

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