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    John_George_Peppers

    [1]Mar 1, 2014
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    While SNL has mostly covered the cast members worthy of a compilation (Hartman, Murphy, Myers, Ferrell, Radner, Belushi, Farley, Aykroyd, etc.), there are several who still have yet to get one. Of the ones who've yet to receive one, who would you personally like to see anthologized and what would be on it?


    My personal top choice is Kevin Nealon. While he never achieved the same status as Hartman and Carvey, I definitely think Nealon carved out his own niche during his nine year tenure and he more than held his own both as a sketch performer and later as an Update anchor, of which I think he was one of the better ones, at least in his first two years doing it. He was one of the show's straight men and he had a knack for playing seemingly normal characters with extremely bizarre tendency.


    Here's my personal 'Best of Kevin Nealon:


    Cold Opening: Subliminal Editorial Reply (Hanks 12.8.1990)


    Sketch 1: The NFL Today (Montana & Perry 1.24.1987)


    Commercial Parody: In His Own Words: The Original Songs of Michael Bolton (Goodman 5.7.1994)


    Sketch 2: Bathroom Attendant (Keitel 1.16.1993)


    Sketch 3: Larry King Live (Travolta 10.15.1994) - the one where Travolta is Marlon Brando and makes Nealon do all sorts of ridiculous things in exchange for an interview)


    Clip: Randy as Madonna - from Richmeister on Halloween (O'Hara 10.31.1992)


    Sketch 4: Elevator Fans (Sting 1.19.1991)


    Sketch 5: Mr. No Depth Perception (Wendt 5.8.1991)


    Sketch 6: Mr. Subliminal (Weaver 10.11.1986)


    Sketch 7: Frank Gannon, Politically Incorrect Private Investigator (Harrelson 5.16.1992)


    Impressions Montage - James Taylor, Elvis Presley, Sam Donaldson, Jay Leno, George Hamilton, Michael Bolton, Larry King, etc.


    Sketch 8: Pumping Up With Hans & Franz (Swayze 10.27.1990) - the one where Franz falls in love with Swayze


    Sketch 9: Christmas Memories (Shatner 12.20.1986)


    Weekend Update Montage (1991-1994) - his best jokesplus his interactions with variouscommentators (singing on Sandler's guitar songs, yelling at Ike Turner, etc.)


    Sketch 10: Tonto, Tarzan and Frankenstein Share the Swimsuit Issue (Jones 2.10.1990)


    Sketch 11: Silent Flirting (Locklear 5.14.1994)


    Sketch 12: Phone Illiteracy (Sutherland 11.5.1991)


    Sketch 13: The Bob Waltman Special (Jones 2.10.1990)


    Sketch 14: Acme Casting Agency (Applegate 5.8.1993)


    Sketch 15: This Week With David Brinkley (Hopper 5.23.1987) - Sam Donaldson keeps almost falling out of his chair


    Sketch 16: Automobile Club of America (Williams 11.22.1986)


    Sketch 17: Sketch Artist (Harmon 5.9.1987)


    Update : Subliminal Commentary on New Cast (Walken 5.19.2001)

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    JustinRAn

    [2]Mar 1, 2014
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    Best Of Kristen Wiig (Expanded and Edited)


    - Vice President Dick Cheney: The Final Interview (1/17/2009)


    - Monologue (5/11/2013)


    - Ultimate Vacation Getaway (2/12/2011)


    - The Californian's 3 (5/11/2013)


    - House Sitting (3/3/2012)


    - Character Montage


    - Gilly (1/17/2009)


    - Impression Montage


    - Ornaments (12/3/2011)


    - Trina: Cottage Cheese Ideas (10/17/2009)


    - Shana (10/8/2011)


    - 1920's Party (1/30/2010)


    - Kalle (12/10/2011)


    - Garth & Kat (12/19/2009)


    - Target Lady (12/3/2005)


    - Nan Washingtom (10/8/2011)


    - Starfish (5/15/2010)


    - Super Showcase (2/18/2012)



    Bonus Features


    - Commentary with Kristen Wiig and Some Writer


    - 2 Dress Sketches (Including Traveling with PJ)


    - Outtakes


    - Audition Tape

    Edited on 03/02/2014 9:58am
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    avmon

    [3]Mar 2, 2014
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    I'm still waiting for The Best of Joe Piscopo but since he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth, I'm not gonna wait any longer...

    Edited on 03/02/2014 9:13am
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    HelloStuart

    [4]Mar 2, 2014
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    Bill Murray would be the no-brainer. Alas, the last few TBOs (Poehler, Ferrell III) sold so poorly that I doubt any other SNL notables will get their own DVD.
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    Woodstein

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    Even if they sold poorly, I assumed that the Best Of compilations were cheap enough to put together that sales wouldn't be too big a concern.
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    John_George_Peppers

    [6]Mar 4, 2014
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    The Best of Norm MacDonald


    Cold Opening: Oprah (Stallone 9.27.1997)


    Monologue: Norm MacDonald (MacDonald 10.23.1999)


    Sketch: The Real World with Bob Dole, Pt. 1 (Goodman 3.16.1996)


    Sketch 2: Celebrity Jeopardy (Perry 10.4.1997)


    Sketch 3: Stallone Movies (MacDonald 9.27.1997)


    Update: Prison Systems Commentary (Goldblum 10.9.1993)


    Sketch 4: Clara Turley's Bible Challenge (Tarrantino 11.11.1995)


    Sketch 5: Dr. Kevorkian's Home Suicide Attempt Machine (Field 12.11.1993)


    Sketch 6: Multiple Personalities (Roseanne 12.3.1994)


    Sketch 7: The Late Show with David Letterman (Spacey 1.11.1997)


    Sketch 8: Hell (Stewart 2.5.1994)


    Sketch 9: Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt (Grammar 4.9.1994)


    Montage: Weekend Update (1994-1997)


    Sketch 10: The Real World with Bob Dole, Pt. 2 (Goodman 3.16.1996)


    Sketch 11: Bike Messenger (Lawrence 2.19.1994)


    Sketch 12: Quentin Tarrantino: A Profile (Jackson 1.10.199


    Sketch 13: Lou Gehrig's Speech (MacDonald 10.23.1999)


    Sketch 14: 60 Minutes (Locklear 5.14.1994)


    Update: Homophobic Perspective (Locklear 5.14.1994)


    Sketch 15: The Real World with Bob Dole Pt. 3 (Goodman 3.16.1996)


    Sketch 16: Sarcasm Class (Perry 10.4.1997)


    Sketch 17: Cobras vs. Panthers (Downey Jr. 11.16.1996)


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    evildevil97

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    Kevin Nealon is the most deserving. While I would love a best of Norm, so much of it would be from Update. I feel like it wouldn't really just be a TBO... it would probably just have all of his sketches, excluding all but one Jeopardy.

    Rob Schneider is deserving of a best of, as well.
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    JustinRAn

    [8]Mar 5, 2014
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    What did you think of my Wiig best of?
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    Hennes81

    [9]Mar 6, 2014
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    I would love to see a Best of Weekend Update including all anchors. Of course this would be a lot of work for Broadway but it might be a great comilation of gags through the years.


    The traditional Best of DVDs are pointless IMO since you can watch all those skits online today.

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    HelloStuart

    [10]Mar 7, 2014
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    Hennes81 wrote:


    I would love to see a Best of Weekend Update including all anchors. Of course this would be a lot of work for Broadway but it might be a great compilation of gags through the years.


    The traditional Best of DVDs are pointless IMO since you can watch all those skits online today.


    That's also a factor. All you need is subscription to Hulu.


    I guess your TBO Wiig is fine. No Virgania Horsen, though?

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    JustinRAn

    [11]Mar 8, 2014
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    HelloStuart wrote:

    Hennes81 wrote:


    I would love to see a Best of Weekend Update including all anchors. Of course this would be a lot of work for Broadway but it might be a great compilation of gags through the years.


    The traditional Best of DVDs are pointless IMO since you can watch all those skits online today.


    That's also a factor. All you need is subscription to Hulu.


    I guess your TBO Wiig is fine. No Virgania Horsen, though?



    My SNL "Best Of" of Wiig would show the bad sketches she was on that everyone forgets she did. Hence why the only good sketch I put on was Kalle from the Katy Perry show.

    I'd save Virginia for Pt. 2 or 3.
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    orangeman

    [12]Jul 16, 2014
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    Will Forte should get one I think

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