40 Less-Iconic ‘SNL’ Sketches That We Love Anyway

Jar Glove. There’s got to be a better way!

Robot Repair. Phil Hartman brings it again in this Mr. Show-style sketch about a robot hosting a TV show with a misleading name.

Timecrowave. Maybe we just have a love for time travel and Baldwin-Wiig chemistry. Or maybe the visual gags of this infomercial gone wrong are just really fun.

Woodrow the Homeless Man. The greatest romance in the history of SNL was the love Woodrow the Homeless Man had for Britney Spears.

Slow Motion Hallway. One of the many clever SNL concepts whose use of licensed music prevents an afterlife online, this sketch twists a recurring image in teen movies that allows the cast to show off some great physical work.

Mr. Belvedere Fan Club. “Belvedere” is a pretty well known sketch, but it’s particularly notable because Tom Hanks was originally not supposed to host this episode; he subbed in for Joe Pesci at the last minute due to a scheduling conflict. Pretty impressive considering how well Hanks leads this ensemble of deranged Christopher Hewitt fans.

Clinton at McDonalds. Before sex scandals would define all of the jokes targeted at Bill Clinton, Phil Hartman gave us this perfectly on-point depiction of the president as a smooth talker with an appetite for fast food.

A.M. Ale. Because you can’t wait until afternoon.

The Adventures of Peter O’Toole & Michael Caine. Before he established himself as Weekend Update anchor and NBC’s new late night host, Seth Meyers held his ground with characters and impersonations, our favorite being his performance as a drunk Michael Caine hosting a talk show in a Pizza Hut/Taco Bell Express with Jude Law as Peter O’Toole.

Jimmy Tango’s Fat Busters. A bizarre premise combined with Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell delivering top-notch insanity makes “Jimmy Tango” one of the most underappreciated SNL sketches of all time.

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