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11-09-2004, 08:03 PM
Inspired by the "Top 5 TV Characters" thread...

10. Tommy Flanagan <The Liar> (Jon Lovitz)
9. Matt Foley (Chris Farley)
8. The Samurai (John Belushi)
7. Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello)
6. Wayne Campbell/Garth Algar (Mike Myers/Dana Carvey)
5. Beldar Conehead (Dan Aykroyd)
4. Nick <The Lounge Singer> (Bill Murray)
3. Buckwheat (Eddie Murphy)
2. Mr. Robinson (Eddie Murphy)
1. Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues <The Blues Brothers> (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd)

With apologies to:

Roseanne Roseannadanna (Gilda Radner), Jorge Festrunk/Yortuk Festrunk <Two Wild and Crazy Guys...> (Steve Martin/Dan Aykroyd), The Killer Bees (Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtain, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner), Fernando (Billy Crystal), Hans and Franz (Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon), Land Shark (Chevy Chase), Gerald Ford (Chase).

Chip R
11-09-2004, 11:44 PM
1. Weekend Update Anchorman Chevy Chase
2. Coneheads
3. Fernando
4. Samurai
5. Two Wild and Crazy Guys
6. Mr. Robinson
7. Bill Clinton (Darrel Hammond)
8. Frank Sinatra (Phil Hartman)
9. George Bush the Elder (Dana Carvey)
10. George W. Bush (Will Ferrell)

11-10-2004, 01:29 PM
10. Fred Garvin, "Male Prostitute"
9. Gumby
8. Rosanne Rosannadanna
7. The Continental
6. Blue Oyster Cult (More cowbell!)
5. Frank Sinatra (Phil Hartman) "I got chunks of guys like you in my stool!"
4. George Bush/Ross Perot debate (Dana Carvey)
3. George W. Bush (Will Farrell)
2. Wayne Campbell
1. Matt Foley

11-10-2004, 01:38 PM
Anything Carvey or Murphy.

11-10-2004, 01:40 PM
Robert Goulet (Will Ferrell)
Bill Brasky

11-10-2004, 02:06 PM
Don't know their names, but the restaurant with "No coke, Pepsi" (Belushi/Akroyd)

Julia Childs (John Belushi)
Chippendale dancer (Chris Farley)
Todd and Lisa (Bill Murray/Gilda Radner)
Rich in the copy room (Rob Schneider)
Church Lady (Dana Carvey)
Super Fans "Da Bears" (Farley and others)

11-10-2004, 09:01 PM
The Anal Retentive Chef (Phil Hartman)
Church Lady (Dana Carvey)
Bill Clinton (Phil Hartman)
Matt Foley (Chris Farley)
Garret Morris prisoner at a parole hearing (I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill all the whiteys I see!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers)
Grumpy Old Man (Dana Carvey)
Annoying Man (Jon Lovitz)
The Mall Girls (Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade)
The Delta Delta Delta Girls

11-10-2004, 09:45 PM
10. Fred Garvin, "Male Prostitute"

Geez, that's a good one. Completely forgot him.

Johnny Footstool
11-11-2004, 10:01 AM
Bill Brasky

Oh yeah!

11-11-2004, 10:11 AM
The cheerleaders.

Jim Carrey as the lifeguard at the jaquzzi.


11-11-2004, 10:31 AM
Richard Handy

11-11-2004, 10:42 AM
Hey, the Ambiguously Gay Duo is missing from these lists. :mhcky21:

Roy Tucker
11-11-2004, 10:52 AM
Not in the top 10, but I also liked Will Farrell's:

Spartan Spirit cheerleaders Craig and Arianna (Cheri Oteri)
Marty Culp with wife Bobbi (Ana Gasteyer)
Professor Klarvin the overly amorous “lov-ah” and husband to Virginia (Rachel Dratch)
Alex Trebek (I thought these were brilliant)

Also, Drunk Girl.

Red Leader
11-11-2004, 11:05 AM
Hmmm, top 10?

10. Goat Boy - Jim Breuer
9. Massive Headwound Harry - Dana Carvey
8. Frankie (the "don't you hate it when" guy) - Billy Crystal
7. Cindy (Christie and Lucy's boss from The Gap) - Chris Farley
6. Craig Buchanan and Arriana (East Lake High Spartan Spirit) - Will Ferrell / Cheri O' Teri.
5. Tommy Flanagan (Pathological Liars Anonymous) - Jon Lovitz
4. Opera Man - Adam Sandler
3. Orgasm Man - Rob Schneider
2. Ed Grimley - Martin Short
1. Marty Culp, Bobbi Mohan-Culp - Will Ferrell / Ana Gasteyer

11-11-2004, 11:52 AM
1. Matt Foley-Farley
2. The Hurley Boy-Sandler and Farley
3. Farley as the pissed off man in the restaurant over the decaff coffee
4. Eddie Murphy as Mr. White
5. Farley and Sandler in the Schlitt's Gay commercial
6. Farley in the Chikaygo Schwarsky's restaurant
7. Joe Montana and Phil Hartman in the roomates skits
8. Dan Ackroyd in the Halloween costume skit
9. Murphy-Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood playing the drums
10. Murphy as the Richard Simmons workout guru

11-11-2004, 01:52 PM
Geez, that's a good one. Completely forgot him.
I have to give credit to my older brother, who to this day still bursts into rooms and announces that he would like to "commence with a series of erotic poses. I call this one the Cobra."

04-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Just saw this. I love SNL-I collect SNL dvd's.

Some of my favorites in no particular order:

Roxbury brothers-Will Ferrell/Chris Kattan/Jim Caray
Celebrity jeopardy
Matt Foley-Chris Farley
Operaman-Adam Sandler
Ross Perot/Bush/Clinton-Dana Carvey
Jacob Silj-Will Ferrell
William Hung impersonation-Jimmy Fallon
Buckwheat-Eddie Murphy
Black History Minute-Eddie Murphy
Harry Caray-Will Ferrell(this is where my sig came from)
Weekend Update-Tina Fey/Jimmy Fallon
Jarrett's room-Jimmy Fallon
Hanukkah song-Adam Sandler
Janet Reno-Will Ferrell
Rudy Guiliani's son-Chris Farley
Church Lady-Dana Carvey

I recently ordered the the SNL best of Phil Hartman and Steve Martin.

oh, and can't forget Bennett Brower(Farley).

04-02-2005, 04:58 PM
I'm down with Matt Foley motivation speaker.

I also dig the Sherry Oteri/Will Ferrell cheerleading team.

I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Will Ferrel/???? high school music teachers lounge act. I love that.

04-02-2005, 06:53 PM
I'm a huge Darrel Hammond fan. His Clinton is perfect.

In no particular order...

Now is the time on sprocketts when we Dance! - Mike Myers
Clinton - Darrel Hammond
Al Gore - Darrel Hammond
Gumby - Murphy
Perot - Carvey
Sean Connery on Jeopardy - I forget the actor, but i think it's Hammond
Versacci - Maya Rudolph
Chris Farley as a Chippendales Dancer (ok that was a skit, not a character)
Joe Piscipo & Eddie Murphy as Sinatra and Stevie Wonder
Dukakis - Lovitt (sp?)
You look marvelous - Billy Crystal

But without a doubt the greatest sketch character of all time was not on SNL...

Homey the Clown. cuz Homey don't play that.

04-02-2005, 07:26 PM
1. George W. Bush -- Will Ferrel
2. Two Wild and Crazy Kind of Guys -- Dan Ackroyd/Steve Martin
3. Roseanne Roseanna Dana - Gilda
4. Emily Loutella - Gilda
5. Matt Foley Motivational Speaker -- Chris Farley
6. Church Lady
7. Todd and Lisa (noogie) -- Bill Murray and Gilda
8. The Cheerleaders -- Will Ferrel and Cheri Oteri
9. Blues Brothers
10. Jane Curtain and Dan Ackroyd Weekend Update (Jane, you ignorant ****)
11. Special Mention to Chico Escuela (bera bera good) Garrett Morris

Chip R
04-02-2005, 07:35 PM
I'm a huge Darrel Hammond fan. His Clinton is perfect.
Couldn't agree more.

04-02-2005, 09:33 PM
Fred Garvin, Male Prostitute
Ross Perot
Matt Foley, motivational speaker
Josh Ramsey, VD Case worker
Bill Murray's Lounge Singer
Sinatra (Piscopo and Hartman)
Samuri (name the occupation)

04-03-2005, 12:59 AM
Me llamo Matt Foley, y yo soy un motivational speaker! Y yo vivo in el van, circa del rijo.

04-03-2005, 07:03 PM
I don't think it's a top ten, but Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch as the Boston kids always cracked me up. Jimmy Fallon telling Nomar Garciaparra that it would "be an honor if you knocked up my sister" is one of the funniest lines ever.

04-03-2005, 09:45 PM
Mr. Bill,of course.

04-03-2005, 10:11 PM
Something is missing here. This thread needs.....


04-03-2005, 11:01 PM
Don't know their names, but the restaurant with "No coke, Pepsi" (Belushi/Akroyd)

Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger.

Belushi in the background throwing burgers on the grill everytime he says cheeseburger.

LMAO every time I see it.


/I was my understanding there would be no math. (Chevy Chase/Ford)

04-03-2005, 11:17 PM
Wasn't that a parody of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago?

Red Leader
04-03-2005, 11:33 PM
I'm surprised nobody mentioned the Will Ferrel/???? high school music teachers lounge act. I love that.

I did. It was my #1. Marty and Bobbi Mohan-Culp...Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer. Love every second of every appearance.

04-03-2005, 11:51 PM
I'm down with Matt Foley motivation speaker.

I also dig the Sherry Oteri/Will Ferrell cheerleading team.

Matt is my all time favorite. Loved the cheerleaders too. Geez, looking at everyone's selections, I can't begin to narrow it down to just 10.

My favorite skit was Celebrity Jeoprady. Sean Connery vs. Alex Trebek kills me every time.

I still remember when this show premiered in the '70's. It was unheard of for people to rush home on a Saturday night to watch a tv show, but we sure did.

04-04-2005, 12:03 AM
My favorite skit was Celebrity Jeoprady. Sean Connery vs. Alex Trebek kills me every time.

Ape Tit for 400 :laugh:

Trebek-This is the sound a dog makes.
Connery-ruff, just the way your mother likes it, Trebek.

04-04-2005, 12:35 PM
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.

04-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.You beat me to it, Rojo. One of the funniest Phil Hartman characters EVER...


Honorable Mention:
Billy Joel (Horatio Sanz) driving girls to a party in the Hamptons
Toonces the driving cat (played by himself)
Frank Sinatra (Phil Hartman) on his talk show with Steve & Edie (Mike Myers & Sheri Oteri?), Billy Idol (Sting) and Sinead O'Connor (Jan Hooks)

LOL!!! Frank kept calling Sinead "Sine-Aid" and "Uncle Fester"..."I look at you, and I think fourteen ball--side pocket."

Scrap Irony
04-07-2005, 01:04 AM
Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz as the two losers watching women continually blow them off.

"Here she comes... and there she goes."

"She was so disgusted with my appearance that she almost puked."

"She found us utterly repelant."

Too, Hanks' character with the short term memory problem. That was good, but the best of all time has to be Lovitz's Master Thespian.


04-07-2005, 01:13 AM

I always liked the english dandies in the powdered wigs back inthe 80's... they would coo and patter and one would almost faint.

That of course was when the show was pretty bad IIRC.

04-07-2005, 01:26 AM
I always liked the New Shimmer couple- Ackroyd and Curtain (I think). "It's a floor wax- and a dessert topping." "Mmm, it's delicious. And look at that shine!"

04-07-2005, 08:42 AM
Wasn't that a parody of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago?


'Cheeseburger' Cook Has Died

Bill Charuchas, one of the employees at the Billy Goat Tavern who exchanged shouts of "cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger" with the owner for nearly four decades, passed away on October 23, reports the A.P. At age 75, he died of a gall bladder infection in his former hometown in Greece.

"SNL" lampooned the "cheeseburger" catchphrase in the late 1970's in a series of Olympian Restaurant sketches that starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray.

Charuchas and late owner William "Billy Goat" Sianis amused lunchtime crowds that often included movie stars and politicians, former President George Bush and original "SNL" cast member Belushi among them.


04-07-2005, 10:41 AM
Wasn't that a parody of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago?

Ah, yes. The Billy Goat. I spent many a lunch hour there when I worked in the Loop. The current owner, (Sam Sianis?) still goes down the line and yells out "Cheezborgor!" as people order. He's a really personable and funny guy too.

Of course at the real Billy Goat, its "No Pepsi, Coke!" Of course some patrons choose the harder stuff available at the bar (Old Style).

Sad to hear that the original cook died.