It’s a shame that there’s so much of Saturday Night Live’s older work that you just can’t see in reruns. With the rampant suckatude of the recent years, it’s all too easy that the show was once capable of being consistently brilliant. Take the short ’Alan: A Video Junkie‘ from the days when Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscapo, Tim Mazurinsky, Brad Hall, and a young Julia Louis Dreyfus were the cast members. This particular short was from September 25th, 1982. Chevy Chase was the host, and the musical guest was mother-fuckin’ QUEEN. Oh, and Danny DeVito guested, along with Siskel and Ebert.
Anyway, the brilliance in this skit lay not in just it’s premise (which is indeed funny), but in the complete rug pull it manages. A whole lot more enteraining than yet another celebrity mock-fest, that’s for sure.