Remember Saturday Night Live in the good 'ol days? Remember Jack Handy?
“If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy.”
Here is another one of my favorites:
over the weekend and nobody got what my costume was.
I was The Invisible Pedestrian! I had to take my costume out on the street to demonstrate.
|Please don't run over me with your car.|
|No one remembers this classic skit from Saturday Night Live? Where Dan Aykroyd plays a sleazy toy salesman who makes unsafe toys for children including 'Johnny Human Torch' which was an outfit made of oily rags and a bic lighter.|
Here's an excerpt from the skit about The Invisible Pedestrian:
Joan Face: Alright, Mr. Mainway, if you don't think that was unsafe, how about this Halloween costume, which you market under the label "Invisible Pedestrian"? [ holds up the costume ] It's an all black suit, gloves and mask. Now, it seems to me, Mr. Mainway, a child wearing this costume at night to go trick-or-treating is in grave danger of being hit by a car!
Irwin Mainway: Car? What do you mean "car", Miss Face? I mean, a car is a pretty big object, right? I mean, kids are smart today, you know? They know when a car is coming at 'em to jump out of the way. I mean, most of the kids I know go trick-or-treating at houses, right? You don't see too many kids walking along the expressway knocking on windshields looking for treats. This is a "sidewalk" costume!
Joan Face: A "sidewalk" costume?
Irwin Mainway: Yeah! I mean, you know, we don't recommend this for blind kids. See, there's a warning right on the label - "Invisible Pedestrian, Not For Blind Kids." [ turns packaging around to show this warning in big bold letters ] Huh?
Okay, I am headed out the door now to my job. I will not be The Invisible Pedestrian. Rather I will be Bob Marley wearing a Ghostbusters shirt. It works.
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What is your favorite SNL skit? What is your favorite Jack Handy quote?