SNL: S17E06... HOST: LINDA HAMILTON... DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 1991

SNL: S17E06... HOST: LINDA HAMILTON... DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 1991

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with a Special Weekend Report with updates in the year's non-presidential election results that led up to parody coverage of David Duke's Concession Speech, who was an Ex-Klansman that was running for Governor of Louisiana at the time. Dana Carvey played Duke who reminisced about the beautiful racist sentiment that he experience while on the campaign trail while trying to mend fences with the Nazis for when he runs again. As always, this being the opening sketch it eventually built up to Duke's announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. Linda Hamilton then officially opened the show with a monolog about how she is more than just the action star that we all know from Terminator. She then went on to show "clips from her growing up" only it was filled with nothing but explosion juxtaposed with her very innocent tale of her youth. 
  3. This was followed by a fake ad with a catchy commercial tune for Leevi's 3 Legged Jeans which were jeans with an extra leg that serve no actual purpose.
  4. The Tooncinator was a parody of Terminator II with Toonces The Driving Cat returning to the show to play the role of the shape-shifting Terminator from the real movie and is after our host Linda Hamilton with Edward Furlong also reprising his role as a quick cameo for the night, and Phil Hartman playing Arnold. As per usual, this sketch inevitably built to Toonces driving off a cliff while taking everybody with him.
  5. It's Pat also returned for another segment. This time Pat showed up at a gym where Linda Hamilton played a trainer who struggled to figure out how to perform the new member evaluation because of the gender mystery. The sketch built up to where we were about to learn Pat's sex as he/she was left to choose which locker room to enter only to have the scene interrupted by an unimportant Weekend Update Report.  
  6. Massive Headwound Harry then made his debut to the show with Dana Carvey playing the titular role and tries to navigate an otherwise normal day with an untreated massive head wound while claiming to be okay. This week, he visits a cocktail party to freak everyone out with his affliction by being thoughtless about his major wound. It started simple with him just startling guest who were unprepared for such a site but then builds to him sticking his head into the snack why reaching down to pick up a dropped knife and ended with him lying down from feeling light headed only to have a dog try to eat his open wound, which is the most hilarious scene ever because the dog really goes to town, but in the world of the sketch this was the final straw that caused everyone to leave the house.
  7. We then got a Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey segment where Jack share how a sunset once reminded him of a day fishing salmon.
  8. Ellen Cleghorne's NBC page character named Zoraida made her return to the show to pester Linda Hamilton while sharing that fact that she is such a huge fan of her TV series Beauty And The Beast while thinking the Beast was actually real. She does all this while acting completely unaware and/or uninterested that Linda is actually in a rush to get ready for the next sketch.
  9. Mariah Carey then took to the stage to perform Can't Let Go.
  10. Once again, Kevin Nealon gave us the news. This week, Dana Carvey introduced a new Vaudeville era entertainer who discussed the controversy of Michael Jackson's new Black Or White video which had some questionably anti-Semitic scenes in the original cut, only to end up defending the King Of Pop with a bunch of backhanded remarks.   
  11. Barroom Brawls was a sketch that took place in a bar where Mike Meyers and Victoria Jackson are on a date and noticed Linda Hamilton as herself having a drink by herself. Mike Myers is so excited to see his favorite female action start that he just won't shut up about her. The two then go over to say hello only Victoria and starts to pick a fight. At first, Linda tried to ignore the aggressive behavior but then ends up forced to fight and when the other women witness this it triggers an out and out battle over who is the alpha female.
  12. The Chris Farley Show also returned for another installment where a nervous but excited Farley fanboys out over his guest, Martin Scorsese, while asking him if he remembered the most famous scenes from his films. 
  13. This was followed by another Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey where Jack shared a tale of the day where it was raining out yet all he could hear was urine.
  14. Mariah Carey then returned to the stage to perform If It's Over. 
  15. Baby Talk Dinner was a sketch with Phil Hartman and Julia Sweeney on a double day with Dana Carvey and Linda Hamilton where Linda and Dana are too into baby talk to the point where it's downright disturbing.
  16. We also got another short film from the Schiller Visions series. This week's installment was fake mini-documentary Sweden that exposed a cut scene from an American Hidden Video Commercial where they swapped out Chris Farley's gourmet coffee with a cheap instant brand. Rather than be impressed like in the real commercials from the time Chris Farley goes nuts and takes out his anger on the entire restaurant as if he were a mini King Kong with everyone jumping on his back making efforts to stop his attack making this one of my favorite sketches of all time.  
  17. Finally, Linda Hamilton closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.
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