Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Videolist: Fred Armisen's Best 'SNL' Sketches

Fred Armisen's departure from Saturday Night Live was announced today, and though the news came somewhat expectedly after Bill Hader's announcement on Tuesday, it's still sad to see one of SNL's strangest and most absurdity-driven players move on from the show. In the spirit of Fred's departure after eleven seasons, we've collected some of his most memorable characters and sketches, from the rambling Update frequenter Nicholas Fehn to his impressions of Liberace, Penny Marshall, Prince, and more.

Jasper the Parrot

Ritchie B


New Jersey Gay Couple

Ian Rubbish

Joy Behar


Steve Jobs

Martin Scorsese

Billy Smith

A Taste of New York

Nuni Shoener


David Paterson

Queen Elizabeth


Gino's Pizza Rolls

TNT Promo: The Looker

Garth and Kat

Half Jewish, Half Italian, Completely Neurotic

Barack Obama

Patrick Kelly

Brazilian Bar

Nicholas Fehn

Prince Show

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  • http://twitter.com/jmush jmush

    Don't forget Gabe Fisher! From his first season. I don't know if there any links around. Or his special character Fondi who made fun of Gigli around Ben Affleck.

    • http://twitter.com/megh_wright Megh Wright

      It's a travesty that that Gigli sketch is nowhere to be found online. :(

      • http://twitter.com/jmush jmush

        Netfliix has it!

    • Carson

      Yeah, Frondi is my all-time favorite Armisen sketch.

  • zen weapons

    The One Man Show sketch is the funniest thing I've seen on SNL in the past few years. I always enjoy his musical sketches too.

  • popnlocke

    He had a pretty good sketch his first season, I think it may have been his first episode

  • GershMershTersh

    What about Roger Brush and Leonard?

  • popnlocke

    The Short Term Memory Theater from this season was a great sketch for both Hader and Armisen. I keep watching that and crack up.

  • Rawhide C

    I love the Weather Vane from The Wizard of Oz deleted scenes.

  • http://www.jointfilms.com/ H.R. Pukenshette

    Blue Jean Committee!