Live from New York It's Saturday Night Live Skits
"Saturday Night Live" skits encompass everything from the classic "Coneheads" skits of the 1970s to Andy Samberg's classic digital shorts of more recent years. "Saturday Night Live" first aired in 1975 with a then-unknown cast that included Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and Bill Murray. Throughout the years, there have been several hit skits from "Saturday Night Live" and dozens of cast members, but some skits are simply legendary.
"The Blues Brothers": A partnering of Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, the skits of Jake and Elwood Blues, two white brothers who were dedicated blues musicians, became a fan favorite from the first cast of SNL. Despite Belushi's size, he would do fast paced dance movies while singing with Aykroyd on the SNL musical stage. The Blues Brothers were the subject of their own movie in 1980, and the film featured several legendary singers and musicians, including Aretha Frankin and John Lee Hooker.
"Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood": A parody of "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" by Eddie Murphy in the 1980s, "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood" was a series of skits in which Mr. Robinson, a young man living in a rundown ghetto area, would talk about the drive-bys, drugs and other adult things to the audience as if speaking to and teaching a room full of kids.
"Wayne's World": Arguably one of "Saturday Night Live"'s most successful skits, with two feature films and a ton of 90's catchphrases, "Wayne's World" centered on Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), two rockers stuck in the 1980s with a public access show. Each week the duo would interview a "guest" -- a local business owner or personal friend of Wayne's -- who was typically played by the person who was hosting the show that week.
"Church Lady": "Well, isn't that special?" became an everyday occurrence after the first appearance of Dana Carvey's "Church Lady" in 1986. The Church Lady was a straight-laced, no-nonsense religious woman who gave advice from a pulpit and interviewed -- or terrorized -- guests.
"Weekend Update": The "Weekend Update" has been a series of ongoing news skits on SNL since 1975. Various cast members have hosted the news skit, starting with Chevy Chase in 1975. As of 2011, the host is SNL cast member Seth Myers.