What is your favorite sketch or skit from a comedy show?

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  1. Mem

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    One of my favorites that I posted in response to another thread is

    ""Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?" from the Dave Chapelle show.


    As well as Many from Saturday Night Live. Especially the Gilda Radner ones.
    Lisa Lubner, Baba Wawa, Emily Latella, & Rosanne Rosanadana.
    Also the John Belushi ones were great too, and the ones where Steve Martin hosted.


    In Living Color also had many great ones.
     
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    It would have to be Benny Hill for me.

    He had this sketch where he was a newsreader reading from a teleprompter and one of the girls breaks his glasses right as they go on air and he is screwing up the news...

    O Hell... HELLO!

    Today in jugosaliva... TODAY IN YUGOSLAVIA!

    Classic comedy.
     
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    As usual, my favorite skit is one that is really obscure (and from a show that is not as well-known today), and has no YouTube videos. If anyone remembers a skit comedy show called "Fridays" (it aired in the late 70s or early 80s), there was a skit with Mark Blankfield called "People Who Hum Between Words". Most people hummed between each syllable rather than each word, but Mark Blankfield actually hummed between each word, including ones with more than one syllable, and did it fast! (This is a lot harder to do than it sounds - try it and see! I can't do it.)

    Another one from the same show (and is very appropriate today as well!) also starring Mark Blankfield, the Pastor Babbitt skits. This one does have a YouTube video.

    YouTube - Babbitt
     
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    You'd have to buy a DVD to see it now but the best I ever saw was Dan Aykroyd's SNL skit, The French Chef.
     
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    While this is technically 4 sketches, they go together and are in sequence, so I have to go with the blancmanges from outer space sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.

    Blancmange & - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "It's mummy! She's turned into a Scotsman."
     
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    I liked a lot of the sketches from Smack the Pony, and I used to love when Dawn and Jennifer did film spoofs.
     
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    The Cheese Shop- Monty Python
     
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    I have four, and mem's Wayne Brady sketch is one of them.

    I also love:

    Mad TV's George 'Dubya' Bush ft Li'l Dick Cheney - “Country Slammer”, which you can find on the internet.

    Mad TV's sketch with the "kids" doing a show and they are wearing t-shirts with letters on them. F for friendship, U for unity, C for caring, and K for kindness. :tongue:

    My fourth is a "commercial" on SNL for Viagra. Then men are all excited yelling "thanks, viagra!", while the women are all pissed and flushing the viagra down the toilet or hiding it.

    Oh, and just about anything Monty Python. Crunchy Frog, Dead Parrot, The Lumberjack Song, etc.
     
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    the recent sketch--even if animated--that I saw recently was in the 3rd collection DVD of ANIMANIACS, wherein Slappy the Squirrel is trying to find out what was going on at Woodstock, by requesting to know "Who is on stage?" Her nephew answer "That's right!? "What is the name of the band? "Who." "That's what I'm asking."

    Yes, it's copped from Abbott and Costello, but it is short, to the point and very funny. And the animation is exceptionally decent. (I dislike SOUTH PARK because I can't stand the "anti-mation" it uses.)

    I recall there was another variant of this joke done by a group called THE CREDABILITY GAP, and it used, for random confusion about what band was playing with the names "The Who, The Guess Who and Yes."


    If I allow my mind time and some effort I could drag forth many other examples. This one is just floating on my head.


    And FRIDAYS many years back did any number of great sketches, though people kept comparing it to Saturday Night Live, when it was much more different.

    That Micheal Richard's bit about the evil toy soldier happy freak always amused me. "Diner of the Living Dead", Spanish commecials, some of the items were exteremly complicated in concept, but they always managed to bring it off.

    .....too bad there's no DVD...
     
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    Yes most of the above. Also, Fawlty Towers, the episode called The Germans.

    And everything in The Holy Grail.
     
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    Oh, yes! Fawlty Towers! Hilarious. When I lived in Alaska we only had 3 television channels. One was PBS, and it was a ritual for my dad and I to sit and watch it every week. John Cleese walking like a nazi with those long legs! :biggrin1: And the Holy Grail is a classic.

    Did anyone ever watch The Red Green Show?
     
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    My favorite Fawlty Towers episode! :biggrin1:
     
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