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Cooking With the Anal Retentive ChefSeason 15, Episode 7BUY @ amazon
In incredibly gifted Phil Hartman stars as chef Eugene in this sketch entitled 'Cooking With the Anal Retentive Chef.' The original sketch first aired on April 1, 1989, and featured then-host Mel Gibson, but one of the funniest without a doubt is the sketch from December 2, 1989 with John Goodman as Cajun chef/author Odel Robes Pierre LaFete. Eugene the chef, as you'll see, has some serious issues that tend to derail his cooking.
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James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub PartySeason 9, Episode 4BUY @ amazon
The James Brown Hot Tub sketch gets better with age. Yes, it was funny when it first aired during SNL's ninth season, but it's still very, very funny now. Classic Murphy humor.
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Fernando's HideawaySeason 10, Episode 9BUY @ amazon
Billy Crystal made his mark forever on 'Saturday Night Live' with the sketch 'Fernando's Hideaway,' which debuted in November of 1984. The skits continued into the following year as Crystal, playing actor Fernando Lamas, interviewed various celebrities and to let them know that "You look mahvelous!" Remember kids, it's always "better to look good than to feel good!"
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Ed GrimleySeason 10, Episode 6BUY @ amazon
Martin Short's portrayal of nerdy, enthusiastic Pat Sajak fan Ed Grimley made for one of the most memorable, funny 'Saturday Night Live' characters ever. The Ed Grimley 'SNL' sketches of the 1980s were truly hilarious, "I must say." Here's Ed's preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving party when he sees something he shouldn't (and yes, that is Ed Asner).
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Toonces the Driving CatSeason 14, Episode 20BUY @ amazon
Toonces the Driving Cat barely eeks in on this list of the best 'SNL' sketches of the 1980s. The first Toonces skit, featuring Dana Carvey and Victoria Jackson as the owners of a pet cat who wants to drive (and does so very, very badly), debuted in May of 1989. In the original skit, Toonces' "dad" is played by 'SNL' host Steve Martin.
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