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Saturday Night Laffs

I was a little too young for the original SNL.  I remember the end of the Bill Murray years and when I was in middle school the Eddie Murphy-Joe Piscapo was a big deal.  A few years later, I loved the Billy Crystal-Martin Short-Harry Shearer-Christopher Guest stuff–which you never see in re-runs these days–but I never really loved the show after that.  Some bits and performers here and there, sure, but never as an “event.”

Anyhow, thanks to You Tube, here’s a Saturday Night Revue of silliness for you:

Warming Up

First Course

More

Another

Again

Last Licks

Encore

Sweet Dreams…

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3 comments

1 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 9, 2008 10:10 am

I don't know if a lot of people are into him, but Albert Brooks is brilliant.
'Defending Your Life' was an amazing movie. No accident that Meryl Streep agreed to be his leading lady.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 9, 2008 11:54 am

"Real Life" Albert's first movie pre-dates Reality TV by 30 years. "Modern Romance" is pretty good, especially the scene where Albert trips on a qualude but I'd have to say that "Lost in America" is my favorite--though I do like "Defending Your Life" as well. And of course there are the two comedy albums--"A Star is Bought," and "Comedy Minus One." The former was never released on CD due to a falling out between Brooks and collaborator Harry Shearer.

3 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 9, 2008 10:31 pm

Love Albert Brooks too, though "Mother" was excruciating...

small but awesome role in Taxi Driver too for AB

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