Melissa McCarthy Spoof of Rutgers Basketball Controversy on ‘SNL’ Among the Funniest SNL Bits of All Time [POLL]
I don’t get to watch “Mike and Molly”, so I never got to see how “insane in the membrane” Melissa McCarthy is until my wife got me to see “Bridesmaids.”
She steals the movie.
So it comes as no surprise how she steals the show with what I think to be one of the funnies SNL bits of all time.
SNL has gone through its dry periods.
This ain’t one of them.
Especially since they know how to seize upon some current event everyone is talking about, and make something funny about it.
Plus you have to have the right guest star, and even though she claimed to be “nervous” going into the show, you’d never know.
Judge for yourself:
I love when she throws the toaster at one player saying, “now you’re toast”….or shooting the tee shirt gun at another player.
Do you feel this is one of the funniest SNL bits of all time?
According to AskMen, the following are the top 10 in their estimation.
No.1 "Chippendales Auditions"
Featuring: Chris Farley, Patrick Swayze, Kevin Nealon, Mike Myers
It’s hard to say what’s funnier about this sketch: witnessing Patrick’s Swayze’s towering feathered mullet or watching Chris Farley’s rolls of fat jiggle rhythmically as he dances to Loverboy’s classic hit “Everybody’s Working for the Weekend.”
No.2 "Buckwheat Sings"
Featuring: Eddie Murphy
In this particular skit, Eddie Murphy, who is equally well-known for his portrayal of Mr. Robinson, warbles through a collection of incomprehensible songs for his album Buh-Weet Sings. “Looking for Love” has never sounded so good.
No.3 "More Cowbell"
Featuring: Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz, Christopher Walken
The year 1976 was a big year in the world of entertainment. In addition to giving rise to Saturday Night Live, it was also the year that Blue Öyster Cult went into the studios to record their signature hit, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” In this particular skit, SNL takes viewers deep into that legendary recording session as an overly enthusiastic percussionist tries to leave his mark on the band’s most famous song.
No.4 "Schweddy Balls"
Featuring: Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer .
Television viewers received a first-class education in double entendres in this holiday-themed sketch featuring mild-mannered baker Pete Schweddy and his famous Schweddy Balls. Arguably one of the most ingenious sketches in the show’s storied past, this hysterically innuendo-laden skit combined a stellar premise with a dazzling performance by Golden Globe-winning actor Alec Baldwin.
No.5 "Celebrity Jeopardy"
Featuring: Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Tobey Maguire, Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live’s proclivity for parody and celebrity impersonations found the perfect partnership in their hilarious series of Celebrity Jeopardy skits. Although originally written to showcase Norm McDonald’s spot-on impersonation of Burt Reynolds, it was Darrell Hammond who stole the show thanks to his uproarious caricature of Sean Connery as a mean-spirited drunkard who delights in antagonizing Jeopardy’s long-suffering host, Alex Trebek.
No.6 “Dick in a Box”
Featuring: Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig
What do you get for the woman who has everything? How about a dick in a box! That’s the suggestion of silky smooth R&B crooners Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, who gladly extol the virtues of this exceptionally personal Christmas gift. This sketch became an overnight sensation on YouTube where it has since attracted more than 28 million viewers, making it the website’s sixth most popular video of all time.
No.7 "Wild and Crazy Guys"
Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, Laraine Newman
Played to perfection by Dan Aykroyd and Steve Martin, Georg and Yortuk Festrunk were political refugees who escaped the 1975 riots in Bratislava by “throwing many rocks at a Russian tank In this particular skit, the Czech brothers try to pick up some “swinging chicks” at an art gallery.
No.8 "Synchronized Swimming"
Featuring: Martin Short, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest
Before finding success with Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer combined forces on this hilarious mockumentary about a pair of men trying to qualify for the U.S. Olympic synchronized swimming team. There’s just one problem: The U.S. doesn’t allow men to compete… oh, and one of the swimmers can’t actually swim.
No.9 “Chronicles of Narnia (Lazy Sunday)”
Featuring: Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell
Although Andy Samberg may be a big star now, only the most ardent of fans recognized him before December 17, 2005, when he and Chris Parnell starred in “Lazy Sunday,” a hilarious rap about their desire to eat designer cupcakes and see the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The offbeat song became an immediate hit.
No.10 "Super Bass-O-Matic ‘76"
Featuring: Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman
The days of troublesome scaling, cutting and gutting are over thanks to the Super Bass-o-Matic '76, the tool that lets you use the bass with no fish waste.
In the interests of full disclosure, I hadn't seen 3,8 and 9. One and seven were just out and out dopey; and the real surprise is Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy doing "Ebony and Ivory" not being included