Mine is the Psychology exam Chevy Chase gives Richard Pryor in the first season. Racially charged, edgy and finny as hell. The last line "Dead Honkey" with Pryor's eye twitching is great.
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That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
There are so many, but I think none ever made me laugh quite as much as the Weekend Update segment where John Belushi talked about how March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, and then explains how that only applies to the US, and gets into more and more wild explanations of which animal March behaves like in different countries.
Lots of the vintage fake commercials, too: New Shimmer, Quarry, and so on.
I was definitely going to say Celebrity Jeopardy. The fact that I have twice looked online and watched all the episodes (taking over an hour each time) should tell you how much I love all those skits.
Second for me is Jack Foley, the man who lives in a van DOWN BY THE RIVER!
(edited by Torchslasher on 31.7.11 1653) "Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Stefon would be my favourite character of late, edging out Keith Morrison and the old man news reporter. I guess I like Bill Hader.
All-time favourite skit is a tricky one. AWARulz had a great pick. I loved Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer, and anything with Tarzan, Tonto, and Frankenstein, and I watched the Best of Eddie Murphy VHS tape a billion times.
Maybe Super Bass-o-matic '76? Wow, that's terrific bass!
Not because any of the sketches themselves were the funniest things I've seen on SNL, but because the joke behind them has lived on in my life. Within one of my circles of friends, anytime anybody brags about anything, one of us will eventually say something like "he's a 9 foot tall beastman who showers in vodka and feeds his babies shrimp scampi."
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
Almost everything John Belushi did back then was gold - from the Olympia Restaurant ("Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger. No coke, pepsi."), Samurai Delicatessen, etc... I still pull those clips up from time to time.
Brian Fellows' Safari Planet always made me laugh.
Celebrity Jeopardy was always golden, Farrell and Hammond's exchanges were great, but my all time favorite was the one with Tom Hanks. "Could someone help Tom Hanks, he's stuck in a dry cleaning bag..."
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
For a one-time skit nothing beats "more cowbell". For repeat performances, I always liked Celebrity Jeopardy and the skits with Will Farrell and Sherri Oterri as cheerleaders. I always had big laughs when I saw those guys on the air.
I got stuck running errands and covering a story, so by the time I got there, advertising (the main beneficiaries of it, really) were packing up the food and they had already taken a picture. Upon further review (AKA tasting the food)