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The following SNL memes have not been ready for prime time since the mid-70s.

  • Any combination of characters in a car, edited to headbopping to "What is Love" as per the SNL skits about the Roxbury Guys; the one with Jim Carrey joining them, as the first such sketch, is apparently the best known.
  • Then there's the whole "Dear Sister" meme, which started as a Saturday Night Live spoof of the ending to the third season finale of The O.C.. Just depict someone dying violently (particularly by gunshot), slow down the scene for maximum HSQ, and play the "Mmm, whatcha say?" portion of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek", and BAM! Instant funny.
  • At its various peaks of comedy, SNL is practically a meme generator, as the popularity of "Lazy Sunday" (a rap by two white kids going to see Narnia, pictured above), "Needs more cowbell," and Justin Timberlake's "Dick in a Box" (Um... Exactly What It Says on the Tin) would attest.
  • Guess what!? This trope has a fever, and the only more cowbell!
  • We are going to pump *clap* you up!
  • Don't forget Norm MacDonald's continuing hypothesis: Germans Love David Hasselhoff.
    • You guessed it. Frank Stallone!
  • Makin' copies...
  • Well isn't that special?
    • Could it be...SATAN!? explanation 
  • We are from France.
  • Well, you know how, every year, (insert much-hated sports team of choice) comes in with impressive stats and all the hype, and, Every Year They Fizzle Out!
  • (pompously) Ladies and gentlemen of the City Council, I'm just a caveman. Your world frightens and confuses me. When I see your tall buildings and flashing neon signs, sometimes I just want to get away as fast as I can, to my place in Martha's Vineyard and when I see a solar eclipse...I think "Oh no, is the moon eating the sun?" ...because I'm a caveman...but there is one thing I do know. The new resort housing development proposed by my partners and myself, will include more than adequate greenbelts for recreation and aesthetic enhancement. Thank you. (smug grin)
  • "Well, excuuuuuuse me!"
    • Two wild and crazy guys...
  • "Along comes Debbie Downer!" Wah-wah...
  • Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.
  • Come Christmas time, no one can resist my Schwetty Balls.
  • ...When you're living in a van down by the river!
  • "I can see Russia from my house!" (Tina Fey as Sarah Palin)
    • Practically anything Tina Fey as Sarah Palin says.
  • In the future, there was a nuclear war. And because of all the radiation, cats developed the ability to shoot lasers out of their mouths. Some will use the cats for good, others for evil. Who will win in a world of.... LASER CATS?! explanation 
  • Again, you're welcome.
  • She's chopping broccoli! She's chopping broccoli!
  • And robots are strong. Because they're made of metal.
    • Oops! I Crapped My Pants holds a lot of dung!
  • All I want is some Hi-C and some toikey!
  • "Breaking news just in: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!"
  • Jane, you ignorant slut.
  • Discussions of DA BEARS! and Mike Ditka as a Memetic Badass. (When Ditka left Chicago, they continued with a sketch about the fictional Bill Braske, continuing the same joke.)
  • Stefon's characteristic antsy hand movements and weird looping muttering.
  • The Weekend Update closers. Includes:
    • Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow. explanation 
    • I am outta here! explanation 
    • That's news to me. explanation 
    • That's the way it is. explanation 
    • That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. explanation 
    • Also, Chevy Chase's introduction: I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not.
  • Suck it, Trebek! explanation 
  • It's prrrrretty cool! explanation 
  • YEEEEEAH!! I'm tropin' up all in this bitch! And you know I'm gonna live forev--
    In Memory of "Ass Dan" - 1980 - 2012 explanation 
  • NOT!!
    • Schwing!!
    • No way! Way!! No...way? Way! Excellent!
    • We're not worthy!! We're not worthy!!
  • Buh-Bye!
  • Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent.Explanation 
  • I'm not a strong swimmer. explanation 
  • I was there with my wife Morgan Fairchild. Yeah! That's the ticket!
  • "Coffee Talk with Linda Richman" has a host of memes, including "It's like buttah!", "spilkes in the genechtagazoink", "I'm a little verklempt!" and of course, "Talk amongst yourselves, I'll give you a topic".
  • "I loved it. It was much better than Cats. I'm going to see it again and again."Explanation 
  • To this day, the term "Bad Idea Jeans" is mentioned in reference to someone's plans to do something stupid, in reference to a fake commercial from the early 90's.

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