8 Favorite Sketches (In No Particular Order):
- Maya Rudolph - National Anthem
I know this sketch by heart, and will sing it upon request. I consider it my favorite SNL sketch of all time.
- Gap Girls
Five words: “Lay off me, I’m starving!”
- Weekend Update: Cecilia Jiminez
A screencap from this was my phone wallpaper for over a year. One of Kate McKinnon’s first knockout appearances on SNL, it completely solidified my place in the McKinnon camp. Even the thumbnail while searching for this video made me laugh.
- Master Thespian
I adore Jon Lovitz. His niche on SNL was the “overconfident idiot,” which he completely excelled in. Bonus Robin Williams, and a super-adorable Dana Carvey.
- Dream Home Extreme
Kristen Wiig has done a lot of amazing things during her time on SNL, including a myriad of incredible characters. But this sketch really shows off her ability to go over the top next to the deadpan Emma Stone. She just doesn’t. stop. trying. Cracks me up.
- The Lawrence Welk Show
Speaking of Kristen Wiig’s famous characters… I can’t not include this clip when I’ve gone so far as to make my own Judice costume for Halloween. With my by myself.
- Oops! I Crapped My Pants
I remember joking about this commercial spoof in middle school, when no one else really watched SNL. It’s been non-stop catchphrase quoting since then.
I’ve done the Sloppy Swish down the streets of New York City. It’s delightfully weird and was a big risk with a huge payoff. Love Taran Killam.