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FriarTed
03-07-2005, 09:13 AM
The SNL nightmare thread inspired this...


Yeah, it wasn't a great season. How could it be when they're following the SNL Originals? BUT it wasn't a total loss! It introduced Piscopo, Murphy & Kazarinsky!

And there was one skit I still remember- an Appalachian inbred family (with a daughter fixated on her imaginary babies crying) which is chosen to be part of a regional theatre, in which the audience just sets up chairs & watches them be themselves.

Now which season had the skit with "Amiable Dunce/Shrewd International Manipulator Reagan"?

Banger
03-07-2005, 09:17 AM
Not sure, but I'm pretty sure it was Phil Hartman playing Reagan.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
03-07-2005, 09:18 AM
How many fingers are used in this salute?

NDP
03-07-2005, 02:02 PM
The SNL nightmare thread inspired this...


Yeah, it wasn't a great season. How could it be when they're following the SNL Originals? BUT it wasn't a total loss! It introduced Piscopo, Murphy & Kazarinsky!

Hate to nitpick here but Tim Kazarinsky wasn't part of the infamous 1980-81 SNL cast and Murphy was initially just a featured player (I don't think he was even in the disasterous season premiere in November 1980). SNL, after meeting with unanimously hostile reviews and free-falling ratings, was taken off the schedule after only 13 weeks for extensive repairs (i.e., firing the in-over-her-head producer Jean Doumanian and everyone in the cast except for Murphy and Piscopo). When it returned nearly two months later, SNL had a new producer (Dick Ebersole) and an almost-new cast (of which Kazarinsky was a member). However, they only did--at most--one or two more episodes that season. (I'm not 100% sure about that last fact since, by that time, I had stopped watching the show.)

Now which season had the skit with "Amiable Dunce/Shrewd International Manipulator Reagan"?
That was about six years later during the time of Iran-Contra. As mentioned previously, Phil Hartman played the secretly astute Reagan.

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