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Jackie Rogers, Jr. $100,000 Jackpot WadSeason 10, Episode 16
Some 'SNL' fans will tell you that Jackie Rogers, Jr.'s $100,000 Jackpot Wad is their favorite sketch ever on the show, and with good reason. In this skit, Martin Short is Jackie Rogers Jr. His game show guests include Captain Kangaroo and Sammy Davis Jr. Classic 'SNL' with a great cast. Best. Game show. Parody. Ever. "Sea......birds." This sketch features Billy Crystal, Mary Gross and Christopher Guest. Classic.
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Master ThespianSeason 13, Episode 8
Jon Lovitz' 'Master Thespian' definitely deserves a place of honor on this list. Lovitz' portrayal of an over-the-top Shakespeare actor was featured in several 'SNL' sketches from 1985 to 1989. When the Master Thespian is asked to play Santa Claus at Macy's, he has some trouble understanding the true meaning of...improv. Master Thespian sees it as the "greatest challenge of his career."
And, just because, here's a bonus: 'SNL' host Carl Weathers (random!) plays Othello - a little too well.
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Tales of RibaldrySeason 14, Episode 16
'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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