There are quite a number of Phil Hartman fans on the board. The best skit was with Billy Idol, 2 Live Cru and Sinead O'Connor. #1 It hit him how funny it looked to have Frankenstein, Tonto and Tarzan on a talk show.
Whether you love him from SNL, The Simpsons or Newsradio, Phil had a huge impact on comedy. #2 It hit him how funny it must have looked to see Frankenstein laugh.
and played by Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live from 1991 through 1996.
He was a caveman with the beetle brows of a neanderthal who had fallen into a glacial crevasse, or "Big Giant Hole in Ice", during the Ice Age, thus preserving his body well enough for scientists to thaw him out in 1988.
In Live from New York, Phil's reasons for cracking up make the whole skit funnier.
- Anal retentive chef makes me feel better about my own neuroses. - "Tell me Dave about these new fangled com-poo-ters.
He would then list several things that confounded him about modern life or the natural world, such as: "When I see a solar eclipse, like the one I went to last year in Hawaii, I think 'Oh no! Keyrock would always finish a disquisition, however, by asserting in a burst of righteousness that nevertheless, "There is one thing I DO know...." That one thing would be that his client was either innocent, or was entitled to several million dollars or more in both compensatory and punitive damages for an injury.
In this controversial sketch, unsuspecting men Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam, and Bobby Moynihan are introduced to their "second wives," who range from eighth-grader to unborn fetus.
The sketch may be jarring to watch, but it's certainly not unrealistic. Even if you're sick of this sketch after the third or fourth or 100th repeat, Kenan Thompson's feel-good energy never stops being contagious.
He was portrayed as a selfish, well-dressed attorney who repeatedly claimed to be a simple-minded caveman, and would employ simple folk wisdom to win his cases.
He also enjoyed significant wealth, driving luxury cars like BMWs and Range Rovers, as well as owning a home on Martha's Vineyard.