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The Best Saturday Night Live Sketches of the 80s

The best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of the 80s featured some of the funniest and most memorable characters ever created for the show. At the center of it all: Eddie Murphy (at least for several years). Murphy's funniest characters included Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson (from the parody 'Mister Robinson's Neighborhood'). Martin Short's Ed Grimley, a character he originally portrayed on 'SCTV,' is another phenomenal sketch worth noting. Other great 'SNL' 1980s sketches include Jon Lovitz's "Master Thespian," "Fernando's Hideaway" featuring Billy Crystal ("You look mahvelous!") and of course "Pumping Up with Hans & Franz," starring Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey, some of SNL's best cast members.

List of SNL sketches from the 80s includes some real gems like 'SNL' fan favorites "Jackie Rogers, Jr.'s $100,000 Jackpot Wad" and Phil Hartman's hilarious "Anal Retentive Chef." If you haven't seen this one in forever, now's the time to watch. This list is vote ranked, which means you get to vote for your personal favorite 'Saturday Night Live' sketches from the 1980s (and vote down the skits you didn't like).

What are the best SNL skits from the 1980s? This funniest 'Saturday Night Live' sketches from the 80s list includes all your favorites (including the ones you might have forgotten about). Enjoy!


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    Tales of Ribaldry

    Season 14, Episode 16
    4/1/1989

    'Tales of Ribaldry' is another 80s 'SNL' skit that made it just under the wire, airing on April 1, 1989. Jon Lovitz as Evelyn Quince, the host of the racy show. In the original sketch, 'SNL' host Mel Gibson stars with Nora Dunn in "The Woodsman and the Lady." Things are going quite well until the Woodsman and the Lady decide they're going to have sex. Quince isn't happy, as you'll see.

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