Best SNL Movie

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I don't think this has been done before. There's probably a reason for that.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Wayne's World (1992) 32
The Blues Brothers (1980) 16
MacGruber (2010) 12
Stuart Saves His Family (1995) 4
Bob Roberts (1992) 3
A Night at the Roxbury (1998) 3
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) 2
Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979) 2
Wayne's World 2 (1993) 1
Coneheads (1993) 1
It's Pat (1994) 1
Superstar (1999) 0
The Ladies Man (2000) 0


Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

guessing Blues Bros wins this, but I voted Wayne's World

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought this was polled sometime in 2011?

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

If it was, I couldn't find it. There was a thread for SNL sketches that should be movies.

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm fucking sick of Blues Brothers to the point of wondering why I ever thought any of it was funny.

This is between og Wayne's World and MacGruber for me.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

bob roberts was an SNL movie??

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The film is Robbins' directorial debut, and is based on a short segment of the same name and featuring the same character that Robbins did for Saturday Night Live on December 13, 1986.

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stuart Saves His Family is hella underrated

action bronieson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are like five movies on this list, including ladies man, that are better than blues brothers.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's Pat to steal this no question.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have literally never heard of the first movie on this list

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

its really hard to remember the time that The Ladies Man was like the most popular SNL thing in years. Tim Meadows was already on the show like 8 years on some Darrell Hammond shit and hadn't done like one memorable thing since Def Magic Show Jam, and then he got to be Wayne and Garth for a year

action bronieson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not saying ladies man is great btw, i'm saying blues brothers blows

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

o_O

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Running time 133 minutes

action bronieson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember whenever it was on TV, with commercials it was like three hours.

action bronieson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 23 March 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

if this thread is going to be filled with challopsy hate for the Blues Brothers then I will take it upon myself to be Carrie Fisher with a flamethrower.

maybe.

or I'll chicken out and just unbookmark the thread :)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyway BLUES BROTHERS IS THE GREATEST

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wayne's World, no question. Even though one could blame it for turning Mike Myers into a star and thus paving the way for "The Cat in the Hat", which is offensive on a metaphysical level.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also you're missing the one w Chris Kattan.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really need to see It's Pat; it's been too long

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Corky Romano

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250310/

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Corky Romano wasnt an SNL sketch, just part of the mercifully short bubble where people gave Chris Kattan money

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck Blues Brothers

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

^

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted Stuart, with Coneheads 2nd

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Corky Romano wasn't a character originated on SNL though, was it? That was just a Chris Kattan movie.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember whenever it was on TV, with commercials it was like three hours.

You had to rent two tapes from Blockbuster.

pplains, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

THEYRE WHITE GUYS WHO SING THE BLUES BAAAAAUGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

WERE GETTING THE BNAD BACK TOGETHER GAHHHHHHHHUUHHHHHHHHH

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i understand the backlash against the blues brothers (which in my mind is mostly b/c of how it's been embraced by the same sort of person who thinks that diana krall/elvis costello records ripping off old-school New Orleans music is where it's at maaaaan), but i'm still voting for it. the only other SNL film on this list that comes close is wayne's world.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

anxiously awaiting the "What's Up With That?" movie

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ this!

Johnny Fever, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol.

Looking over this list, I actually think the maxim of SNL skits being too little material to stretch over a full movie is kinda bunk. SNL isn't really that funny and has never really been that funny. Most of these movies are more successful about entertaining you over an hour and a half.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's Pat is great, such a wonderfully stupid movie all the way through

"Is that a banana in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"
"Nope, it's a banana..."

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

anxiously awaiting the "What's Up With That?" movie

― THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Friday, March 23, 2012 12:25 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, if the movie could be 60 minutes of backstory and then an actual 30 minute episode of What Up With That, it might be the funniest movie ever made

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should see It's Pat. I mean, I watched the fucking Roxbury movie ffs. I should at least see the movie of a character I actually liked.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll pay to see the What Up With That? movie five times over if it's 90 minutes of this:

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

when he jumps into frame I lose it every fucking time

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

There is exactly one amazing line in Roxbury

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

they never got around to a Sprockets movie, which may be the greatest loss to Western Civilization since they burned down the Library of Alexandria ...

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the thing with SNL is when it's not funny, there'll be something on in a few minutes that might be? Which is not the case with a lot of these movies.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

But I am reasoning straight from "It's a sketch show", I've never actually seen a full episode.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

they never got around to a Sprockets movie, which may be the greatest loss to Western Civilization since they burned down the Library of Alexandria ...

Especially given the apocryphal story that the failed struggle of making it caused Mike Myers to say "fuck it" and start making shovels-full of cinematic shit.

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

SNL is kind of shit tbh

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

mr... mike's... mondo... video...?

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember when that came out, played for a week, and disappeared

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stuart Saves His Family is hella underrated

― action bronieson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, March 23, 2012 11:46 AM (59 minutes ago)

ha, I was just repping for it in comedy poll thread

diamanda ram dass (Edward III), Friday, 23 March 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ladies Man and Roxbuy were cool but I voted WWI

Whiney's idea for a WUWT movie is brilliant - maybe like a mockumentury kind of thing

Raymond Cummings, Friday, 23 March 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the Toonces, The Cat Who Could Drive A Car special. A half hour of Toonces bits, interspersed with a bunch of new, non-Toonces material written by Jack Handey and starring George Wendt, Randy Quaid, Kevin McDonald from Kids in the Hall, and Joe Flaherty as a time-traveling Abe Lincoln.

Yeah! I bought this at Blockbuster when I was 10 for like two bucks!! I loved the "Scruffy the Rat" bit ("If that's Scruffy, then who's that? Ewwwww!") and Coach Dobbs

Estimate the percent chance that a whale has ever been to the moon? (frogbs), Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't stand hearing movie quotes repeated ad infinitum, especially Caddyshack or Fletch.

But danged if I don't sit down for dinner at every company retreat with two unfamiliar co-workers and go "Orange Whip? Orange Whip?"

pplains, Saturday, 24 March 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol those were my #1 and #2 in the comedy poll and even I hate when ppl quote them too much.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although I am occasionally guilty of doing so myself but it's not often and only in the presence of a particular friend.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Caddyshack or Fletch.

lol those were my #1 and #2 in the comedy poll

just kill me now

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

loool

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Morbs, I'm sure we'll all do the right thing and run future ballots by a WWII vet before submitting.

General Scheherazod (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently CHEVY CHASE IS THE GREATEST FILM COMEDIAN OF ALL TIME

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nobody's saying that, Morbs! We're saying he's the greatest comedian of all time full stop.

General Scheherazod (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is between og Wayne's World and MacGruber for me.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, March 23, 2012 10:21 AM (12 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

me too, tie goes to the movie with ghost porking

current snl is awesome, stefon forever

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would see a stefon movie for real

arsenio and old ma$e (m bison), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the only one of these I've ever seen straight through is Wayne's World, which was funny but not very funny, and kind of sluggish and forced - for a zany movie based on a sketch comedy show it's not exactly laugh-a-minute. Voting Blues Brothers on the grounds that even if it were less funny than Wayne's World (and from what I've seen of it, it's got some moments?), it has some kick-ass musicians doing pretty decent performances. I'd buy that for a dollar.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alice Cooper explaining the history of Milwaukee vs Ray Charles shooting a gun over the head of a shoplifter. I understand both sides.

pplains, Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Milwaukee thing was pretty great, I'll give you that. And the moment when he's like "No, no, stay, guys!" and for a second it seems like Wayne & Garth have been sufficiently turned off by his Milwaukee nerd speech that they actually are going to just politely excuse themselves.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr mikes mondo video is fucking a+++++ FYI guys

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wayne's worlds both make me want to die tho so

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Saturday, 24 March 2012 05:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Caddyshack or Fletch.

lol those were my #1 and #2 in the comedy poll

just kill me now

― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:02 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

WHY I OUTTA

Listen - They're my favorite funniest movies! I have to say though that in the end I found ranking the 50 a lot harder than picking 50. I wasn't really sure about the order at all - even the top 10. 11-50 ranking was pretty much totally arbitrary.

CHEVY CHASE IS THE GREATEST FILM COMEDIAN OF ALL TIME

When he was on and good he was one of the best, yes.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"OUTTA"? I haven't had coffee yet. OUGHTA, obv. I haven't had coffee yet.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or is it aughta? I think it should be aughta but isn't. OK, coffee. Yes.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

wayne's world ahead of ladies man, love blues bros but i dunno is it a very good movie

have always h8d chevy chase's smug smug face

macgruber was pretty awful

less of the same (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i refuse to believe MacGruber is actually good

Number None, Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was better than I expected but I wouldn't call it "good".

wolf kabob (ENBB), Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voted Bob Roberts, but might have gone with The Coneheads cartoon.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 24 March 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

this thread took a rough tumble through the challopian tube. in 9 mos it may give birth to something even more RONG

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

One can only hope

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

let's just hope Armond White doesn't finally start posting here, coinciding with Momus' return.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

macgruber has more laffs in it than anything in this poll, save the two waynes worlds

Whiney G. Weingarten, Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wayne's World II would probably win for me. between the Charlton Heston cameo, the roadie, and the sequence of Wayne pickin the Waynestock bands from conveniently placed visual stimuli...classic.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone who's dismissing MacGruber out of hand is doing themselves a grave disservice.

Arnold Drummond, Process Server (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm dismissing it out of having watched it, yerman is painful to the eye/ear

less of the same (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Church Lady Trilogy is going to own this when it finally comes out

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw MacGruber, it wasn't really all that funny.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 24 March 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Masterpiece: It's Pat - The Movie
Pretty damn close: Stuart Saves His Family; Superstar
Shame on you for stealing the title of the greatest American film comedy: The Ladies Man

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

But the real question is: does the Lewis Ladies Man hold a candle to It's Pat?

Calvin Coolranch (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

bozelka back

some dude, Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we just

That same year, her father, C.L. Franklin was shot during an armed robbery of his home, and subsequently spent the next five years in a coma, prompting his daughter to leave L.A. and return home to Detroit. Franklin’s career seemed similarly incapacitated as the new decade dawned.

ralphs vons williams (get bent), Thursday, 29 March 2012 03:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fab factoid: Dixie Square Mall, in which the car-chase scenes from The Blues Brothers were filmed, chosen for filming because it had just closed down in 1978 only 13 years after it was built, still stands today because nobody wanted to pay to tear it down. It has stood as a derelict, vacant building for over twice as long as it was actually open for business!

everything else is secondary (Lee626), Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of loathe Superstar with a gut-wrenching intensity

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

like KJB repping for it in the same breath as Stuart tempts me to watch it again, but, as it turns out, the thought of ever watching it again is itself a peculiar form of torture

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp A friend of mine grew up near that mall, which was vacant during his whole childhood...except for one night when it was mysteriously, and suddenly, completely lit-up and fully-stocked. A day or two later, it was back to being vacant. He thought he'd dreamed it or was otherwise going nuts until he saw the movie.

Dancing with Mr. T (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Forget the movie, I kind of loathed the Mary Catherine Gallagher sketches.

Calvin Coolranch (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like, I might have to do a sequel to this poll: Worst SNL Sketch Upon Which a Movie Was Based. Roxbury would probably win. I honestly don't know what Lorne was smoking there for a while.

Calvin Coolranch (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 29 March 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 30 March 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess not *everyone* hates the Blues Brothers. hmph

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can live with that top three.

The Itchy And Scratchy Glowbo Blow (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Coneheads should have been a great movie but wasn't at all

everything else is secondary (Lee626), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

wayne's world deserves its place, but how many were attributable to "anything but the blues brothers" pseudo-challops?!?

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, i'm both happy and sad that a night at the roxbury got 3 pts.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Friday, 30 March 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink


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