Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sketch Comedy

It's an interesting period in my lifetime. I'm going through Chappelle Show withdrawl (something watching season 3 can cure instantly). Instead, since I don't have anything pressing to get to in the mornings, I've found myself staying up until midnight to watch In Living Color (ILC).

Some of you may not realize how ridiculously awesome and cutting edge this show was. It's no wonder the Wayans Brothers have no trouble finding work, even if they suck now.

Anyway, it's encouraged me to slap together a quick list of the greatest sketch characters of all time. No particular order, but In Living Color definitely controls a good portion of the list. Feel free to add your own, if anyone still reads this shit.

  • Homey D. Clown (ILC)
  • Fire Marshal Bill (ILC)
  • Silky Johnson (Chappelle)
  • Tyrone Biggums (Chappelle)
  • Darill (Kids in the Hall)
  • Tracy Ullman in general
  • Chicken Lady (Kids)
  • The Brothers Brothers (ILC)
  • Wanda (Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey)
  • Handi Man (ILC)--I've seen few sketches more inappropriate.
Some Saturday Night Live love...from when they deserved it.
  • Land Shark
  • Nat X
  • Buckwheat
  • Gumby
  • Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood (thanks Dave)


Nicole said...

I always liked Chris Farleyès man down the river and because i heart Adam Sandler, pretty much all his SNL shit. I loved his lunch lady song...

Nicole said...

oh yeah, if you ever read my blog again, youèll see why I have major spelling mishaps going on...have no apostophe thing happening (which is why there is an ès after Farley )or question marks...they look like this ÉÉÉÉÉ and when I use slashes they look like thisÀÀÀÀÀ.

I am trying to get used to my stupid new computer and forget to proofread is all....

Jaek said...

My favorite Kids character was always doug.

"I'm Doug. I'm outta heeeeerree."

Dave said...

it isnt "mr rogers", it is Mr Robinson's neighborhood, i believe

yes, Matt Foley, AKA down by the river guy, needs love. Church Lady, Leon Phelps, Alex Trebek (will Ferrel) Doug and Bob Mackenzie deserve mention. you mentioned Fire Marshall Bill, but what about Mr Bill

on a related topic, TOP 5 Sketch Comedy shows. *Use Eras for SNL

Monty Python's Flying Cricus

Kids in the Hall

Chappelle's Show

SNL Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Dennis Miller, David Spade, Jon Lovitz, etc... era

SNL John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain, Dan Akroid, Chevy Chase

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kids in the Hall, Monty Python's Flying Circus, In Living Color, SNL, and The Tracy Ullman Show...

but how could you all forget one of the longest running sktech comedies on television, C-SPAN?