SNL: S19E16... HOST: HELEN HUNT... DATE: MARCH 19, 1994

SNL: S19E16... HOST: HELEN HUNT... DATE: MARCH 19, 1994

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with Rockers To Help Explain Whitewater which was another Farm Aid style parody where the entire cast got to impersonate popular music acts from the time to sing an explanation of the Clinton’s Whitewater Scandal which is still pretty controversial to this day. Of course, this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to Cindy Crawford’s announcement of, “Live from New York…”   
  2. Helen Hunt then officially opened the show with a monolog about her early acting career which led to her to share the classic scene from the After School Special, Desperate Lives where she snorted angel dust and instantly freaked out so badly that she ended up jumping out the window and running around like a crazy person throughout the college campus.
  3. Total Bastard Airlines was the introduction of David Spade and Helen Hunt playing the flight attendants who passive-aggressively, “Bah Bye,” the passengers as they try to exit the plane.
  4. Coffee Talk then returned with host, Linda Richman who had Helen Hunt on who played a family member to do the usual Coffee Talk routine.
  5. Snoop Doggy Dogg then took to the stage to perform Gin And Juice. 
  6. Once again, Kevin Nealon gave us the news. This week, Jay Mohr dropped in as Dick Vitale to scream about his Oscar picks. Chris Farley also returned as his Bennett Brauer character to bash himself while using finger quotes. This led to the classic moment where Farley was supposed to randomly lift off and fly around the crowd only to have his strings get caught up in the lights.
  7. Profiles In Cowardice was panel show sketch where Phil Hartman interviewed guest who were extreme cowards in the past which included the only man to surrender to the Iraqis during the first Persian Gulf War even though he wasn’t there, a man who continually runs from wild animals even though they’re not near enough to be a threat, Helen Hunt who play a woman whose child was stolen by her husband and taken back to Iran but rather than do anything about it like the real story, that Helen acted in a movie about, she did absolutely nothing about, there was also a guy who did nothing during a brutal attack on the street and finally ended on a character who put himself in the FBI Witness Protection Program even though he had no reason to be scared.
  8. Emotional Director was a sketch where the director was built up to be someone who was great at understanding women only it turned out that this meant he was a sexist creep who frustrated the actresses into giving their emotional performances.
  9. The Washing Machine was a parody sequel/short film of the movie The Piano where Ellen Cleghorne finds a washing machine that washes onto the beach and becomes an expert at using it even though this seems to be a period piece from a time before washing machines were even made.
  10. Snoop Doggy Dogg then returned to the stage to perform Lodi Dodi. 
  11. Astounding Information was an infomercial parody where Helen Hunt and Kevin Nealon introduced the idea of frying eggs in a frying pan to save you money and time even though there is absolutely nothing special about any aspect of the fake infomercial at all other than the exaggerated excitement.
  12. Office Space: Part 2 was the second installment of the cartoons Milton cartoons that inspired the Office Space movie where he continues to be moved to worse areas of the office while his stapler continues to be taken away as well, leading him to threaten to blow up the entire building.
  13. Rob Schneider's Girlfriend Theater returned for another installment where Rob Schneider introduced another story of another past relationship that was then acted out on the stage only this time it ended as a musical.
  14. Finally, Helen Hunt closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.
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