During the 2000's, Saturday Night Live experienced a rejuvenation that saw the cast include some of its funniest members ever. The likes of Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg and Jimmy Fallon created a host of painfully amusing characters before then going on to dominate Hollywood too. But let’s not forget where they started, so here are the 8 best SNL sketches of the 2000's.
“Dick In A Box”
Justin Timberlake showed that he was actually a pretty funny dude with his rendition of Lonely Island’s "Dick in A Box" musical sketch. I’m not sure if it’s a good present to give to your loved one though.
“Tina Fey As Sarah Palin”
The "30 Rock" star might actually have been fully responsible for getting Barack Obama elected into office with her uncanny impersonation of his opposing candidate, John McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin. And boy did she look hot doing it too.
It helped to launch Will Ferrell into the mainstream and it was just so simple, too. Recording Blue Oyster Cult’s classic "Don’t Fear The Reaper" in a "Behind The Music" parody, Ferrell goes berserk when their manager, played by Christopher Walken, asks for "more cowbell." The best part is probably watching Ferrell thrusting his hips to the beat, in a shirt too short to cover his pudge.
Another Lonely Island classic, Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg rap their way through a boring Sunday afternoon as they prepare to go and watch the new Chronicles of Narnia film.
“Maya Rudolph As Whitney Houston”
Rudolph is one of SNL’s most underrated performers with her limelight often stolen by the like of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kristen Wiig. But it's her uncanny impersonation of Whitney Houston that's so ridiculous and surprisingly spot on…that doesn't say much good for ol' Whitney.
Yes, the film might have been utter turd but Will Forte excelled in the parody of the adventure series "SNL fashion, Forte tries deactivating a bomb but is quickly distracted by the emergence of a personal issue, resulting in a ridiculous explosion and comedic death of hundreds.
“The Dakota Fanning Show”
Amy Poehler has since gone on to share the queen of comedy status with Tina Fey because of her role in "Parks and Recreation," but for us she’ll always be little Dakota. Poehler plays her as highly intellectual but she’s still miffed that she hasn’t won an Oscar.
Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudelkis made you actually think that they were a-holes with their constant chewing of gum, ignoring of people, and acting completely self-absorbed. The bastards.