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My Newest Favorite Game Show

Several years ago, Saturday Night Live used to have a game show portion of the evening (Celebrity Jeopardy), and it was always one of my favorite parts.

The running jokes between Alex Trebek (played by the always great Will Ferrell) and Sean Connery (usually played by Darrell Hammond) were always my favorite part. Other celebrity impersonations (Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reaves, and Burt Reynolds to name a few) were also hilarious, and I was sad to find out that this segment was no longer part of the regular show schedule.

Other than the occasional episode or segment that I catch at random, like the opening monologue with Joseph Gordon Levitt spoofing Magic Mike a few months ago, I don’t really make an effort to watch this staple of weekend television.

Most of the time, I rely on word of mouth from friends (or blog postings) to search out the best scenes on YouTube. Earlier today, I found one such posting in my newsfeed for the site BuzzFeed, and was glad I clicked over to watch the video.

I’m not sure how long this parody game show has been a part of SNL, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The premise of this new segment is to have contestants guess which celebrity is pictured, and the one I watched featured Dylan McDermott and Dermot Mulroney– two actors I often confuse.

Feel free to search out the video yourself, or just click here and it’ll take you to the Buzzfeed posting.

Now that I’ve watched this one, I’m tempted to start watching SNL on a more regular basis, but think it might be best to just rely on the word of mouth or internet popularity so I won’t have to waste time watching an entire show just for the 5-10 funniest minutes.

With YouTube, and shows like this being so readily available online, it’s often hard to pick a favorite funny video, but this one will probably make my “short-list” of ones worth watching again.

What’s your favorite funny video online? Feel free to post links in the comments, and I’ll try to watch them and offer feedback. 🙂

Responses (3)

  1. P2000Camaro says:

    “Ahhh, rough, just the way your mother likes it, Trebek.”

    I’m gonna give you several, solely because I’m bored and I watch a lot of youtube videos.. Keep in mind, my sense of humor is different than most people’s.. Mainly because I think EVERYTHING is funny.. So let me know what you think..lol

    1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVXKKaWJTls
    I cannot watch this without laughing for 5 minutes straight.

    2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in6RZzdGki8
    Yes, this one is 20 minutes long..lol. But I quote it all the time. I always click on it thinking “I’ll just watch a few minutes of it..” Yeah, no.

    3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQQuaVL0R0
    I love British people..

    4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNjcuZ-LiSY
    And here’s a clip from one of my favorite comedians.. Eddie Izzard. Also British..

    I’ll stop now..lol. If you want more, let me know.

  2. Jessica says:

    I am normally not the biggest fan of British comedy, but these animal voiceovers make me laugh every time!

  3. Katy says:

    Wow, all of these videos are great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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