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* Creator/PhilHartman as President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. He's all ObfuscatingStupidity in public, but in private with his staff he's the EvilGenius and the mastermind behind the Iran-Contra scandal.

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* Creator/PhilHartman as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5wfPlgKFh8 as]] President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. He's all ObfuscatingStupidity in public, but in private with his staff he's the EvilGenius and the mastermind behind the Iran-Contra scandal.


* Creator/PhilHartman as President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan -- he's all ObfuscatingStupidity in public, but in private with his staff he's the EvilGenius and the mastermind behind the Iran-Contra scandal.

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* Creator/PhilHartman as President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan -- he's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan. He's all ObfuscatingStupidity in public, but in private with his staff he's the EvilGenius and the mastermind behind the Iran-Contra scandal.scandal.
** When being told he has to do a photo-op with a Girl Scout who had sold the most cookies, Regan is practically ''pissed'' with the interruption.
--->'''Ronald Reagan''': [[CrossesTheLineTwice This is the part of the job I hate!]]


* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9JbEUPh7FQ Somewhere between cleanliness and godliness lies Compulsion.]]" What makes this skit so special, however, is that it ''barely'' exaggerates the insanity of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0p-pOf4KB8 the original "Compulsion" commercial]].

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9JbEUPh7FQ Somewhere between cleanliness and godliness lies Compulsion.]]" What makes this skit so special, however, is that it ''barely'' exaggerates the insanity of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0p-pOf4KB8 the original "Compulsion" "Obsession" commercial]].

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9JbEUPh7FQ Somewhere between cleanliness and godliness lies Compulsion.]]" What makes this skit so special, however, is that it ''barely'' exaggerates the insanity of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0p-pOf4KB8 the original "Compulsion" commercial]].


* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers. Short grooving to ''Film/StayingAlive'''s "Far from Over" is even funnier in hindsight because it's a tune by [[Creator/NormMacDonald you guessed it: Frank Stallone!]]

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* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/MartinShort, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers. Short grooving to ''Film/StayingAlive'''s "Far from Over" is even funnier in hindsight because it's a tune by [[Creator/NormMacDonald you guessed it: Frank Stallone!]]

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* The Amazing Alexander, a Broadway hypnotist! [[CreepyMonotone "I loved it. It was much better than ''Cats''. I'm going to see it again and again"]] was a MemeticMutation for years afterward.

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* The Amazing Alexander, a Broadway hypnotist! hypnotist! [[CreepyMonotone "I loved it. It was much better than ''Cats''. I'm going to see it again and again"]] again"]], a paraphrase from a commercial for an actual Broadway show, was a national MemeticMutation for years afterward.



** From the same episode: The "lost" ending to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', in which Mr. Potter finally gets what he deserves (since the real movie doesn't show that).

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** From the same episode: The "lost" ending to ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'', in which Mr. Potter finally gets what he deserves (since since the real movie doesn't show that).that.



* From the episode hosted by SanFrancisco49ers quarterback Joe Montana and ChicagoBears running back Walter Payton. Phil Hartman has Jan Hooks over to his place and they each think things while saying the opposite. Montana comes in as Hartman's roommate and he is shown thinking something and then says the exact same thing.
* "Waikiki Hockey" a spoof of Music/ElvisPresley movies with hockey legend Wayne Gretsky as a waiter in a Hawaiian nightclub and Jan Hooks as Ann-Margaret.
* A sketch where host Robert Wagner is on a date and characteristically debonair but is also the world's sloppiest eater.

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* From the episode hosted by SanFrancisco49ers quarterback Joe Montana and ChicagoBears running back Walter Payton. Payton: Phil Hartman has Jan Hooks over to his place and they each think things while saying the opposite. Montana comes in as Hartman's roommate and he is shown thinking something and then says the exact same thing.
* "Waikiki Hockey" Hockey", a spoof of Music/ElvisPresley movies with hockey legend Wayne Gretsky as a waiter in a Hawaiian nightclub and Jan Hooks as Ann-Margaret.
* A sketch where host Robert Wagner is on a date and characteristically debonair -- but is also the world's sloppiest eater.


* From the season 12 premiere hosted by Creator/SigourneyWeaver: Dana Carvey as a hack British rock piano ballader improvising the song "Choppin' Broccoli" on the piano in front of his record execs.
* Creator/EddieMurphy as [[Film/TheLittleRascals Buckwheat]] singing his "Greatest Hits".

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* From the season Season 12 premiere hosted by Creator/SigourneyWeaver: Dana Carvey as a hack British rock piano ballader improvising the song "Choppin' Broccoli" on the piano in front of his record execs.
* Creator/EddieMurphy as [[Film/TheLittleRascals Buckwheat]] singing his "Greatest Hits". EvenTheSubtitlerIsStumped when he belts out "Bette Davis Eyes", with the song being listed as "????"


* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers. Short grooving out to the ''Film/StayingAlive'' "Far from Over" is even funnier in hindsight because it's by [[Creator/NormMacDonald you guessed it: Frank Stallone!]]

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* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers. Short grooving out to the ''Film/StayingAlive'' ''Film/StayingAlive'''s "Far from Over" is even funnier in hindsight because it's a tune by [[Creator/NormMacDonald you guessed it: Frank Stallone!]]


* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers (who perform to the Frank Stallone tune "Far from Over" to boot).

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* The short film starring Martin Short, Creator/HarryShearer, and Creator/ChristopherGuest about aspiring synchronized swimmers (who perform swimmers. Short grooving out to the Frank Stallone tune ''Film/StayingAlive'' "Far from Over" to boot).is even funnier in hindsight because it's by [[Creator/NormMacDonald you guessed it: Frank Stallone!]]

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** Also Eddie's closing speech at the end of the skit when the camera reveals other black men and women getting made to look white:
-->'''Eddie:''' We got a long way to go before this country is equal but I'll tell you something: I got a lot of friends, and we've got a lot of makeup. So next time you're hugging it up with some groovy white guy or you met a really great, super keen white chick, don't be too sure. They might be black.

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* [[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/trap-door/n9681 Wilson Trap Doors]]. Who hasn't wished for one of these?


* Creator/MarkHarmon doing his opening monologue in a towel, and the "pageant" in which he was awarded People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive'' title. Particularly him acting like a typical pageant contestant--strutting and preening, then weeping and shrieking when he won.

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* Creator/MarkHarmon doing his opening monologue in a towel, and the "pageant" "[[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/sexiest-man-alive/n9588?snl=1 pageant]]" in which he was awarded People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive'' title. Particularly him acting like a typical pageant contestant--strutting and preening, then weeping and shrieking when he won.


* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_3uYQHCWk several times]] on Weekend Update when Creator/DennisMiller sat next to DanaCarvey...''dressed up as'' Creator/DennisMiller. He [[ActuallyPrettyFunny seemed to enjoy the satirical image of himself]].

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w_3uYQHCWk several times]] on Weekend Update when Creator/DennisMiller sat next to DanaCarvey...Creator/DanaCarvey...''dressed up as'' Creator/DennisMiller. He [[ActuallyPrettyFunny seemed to enjoy the satirical image of himself]].


* Creator/MarkHarmon doing his opening monologue in a towel, and the "pageant" in which he won People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive'' title. Particularly him acting like a typical pageant contestant--weeping, shrieking, etc.

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* Creator/MarkHarmon doing his opening monologue in a towel, and the "pageant" in which he won was awarded People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive'' title. Particularly him acting like a typical pageant contestant--weeping, shrieking, etc.contestant--strutting and preening, then weeping and shrieking when he won.

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