October 2, 2010

Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 01:00 PM ET

Inside ‘Saturday Night Live’

It’s ‘SNL’ on ‘LKL’!

Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Kristen Wiig,

Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg and Lorne

Michaels from the set of one of

late-night’s longest-running shows.


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Caity   September 24th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

My favorite sketches of all time are Amy Poehler's Kaitlin sketches – that little girl is basically the inner me.

Mary Mitchell   September 24th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

My favorite SNL show was Church Lady.

Ginger   September 24th, 2010 9:05 pm ET

I've got a fever....more cowbell!

Alexandra McDaniel   September 24th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

I started watching SNL with my family in 1989 when I was three years old, believe it or not. I'm 24 now, have watched every episode, and have to say my favorite all-time SNL skit features Dana Carvey singing "Choppin' Broccoli." It was brilliant then and still makes me cry from laughing.

Sue   September 24th, 2010 9:06 pm ET

Not sure this is the correct place to post this – can't find any other place – Favorite LKL skit: Dick in a Box!! Justin Timberlake has a great sense of humor to play along with the skit – Hysterical!!

Peg Hart   September 24th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Any Skit with PHIL HARTMAN He was the best!!!!

Jim   September 24th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

I am now 53 yrs. old and have watched SNL right from the start, beginning in college! I have enjoyed all of the casts through the years. The current group is very talented, but my all-time favorite cast member was Gilda Radner and all of her Rosanne Rosannadana skits! I'll never forget her. My current favorite is Kristen Wig. She seems so "normal" in real life but plays the oddest people on TV! She makes me laugh out loud! Thank you all for years of laughter!

Ginger   September 24th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

After "More Cowbell" I'll take "Jeopardy" w. Sean Connery, & Sprockets w. Mike Meyers.

Jill in Atlanta   September 24th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Favorite skit is Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake "Barry Gibb Talk Show." Any Tina Fey skit.

Temi   September 24th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

Hard question! Loved Jim Carrey appearance, but favorite skit was &$#% in a box with J.T.

Ginger   September 24th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

P.S. Justin Timberlake kills it on your show. Great host.

Herman in Orlando   September 24th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

Minority Comedians:
With the legendary success of Eddie Murphy, Traci Morgan, why does Saturday night live not feature more minority male and female comedians? Certainly there are many out there who are talented and would be tremendously entertaining!

Jenn B   September 24th, 2010 9:14 pm ET

I LOVED Darrell Hammond as Sir Sean Connery on "Celebrity Jeopardy!" with Will Ferrell's Alex Trebek hosting. It always makes me laugh, and Hammond was a hoot in his re-organizations of the category titles ("Therapists" = "The Rapists", "An Album Cover" = "Anal Bum Cover"). Great stuff... Lorne Michaels, you're a legend!

dan   September 24th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

My favorite single skit was Winston University with Billy Crystal as a university recruiter for a fake college that shares the tuition with the students by bringing them in on the scam.

je h   September 24th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

how bout Fred (as Larry) interviewing Larry for last show?

Karen   September 24th, 2010 9:40 pm ET

There's too many SNL's to possibly choose one. However, Rosanna Rosanna Danna's skits come to mind. Especially the one where she is in the department store commenting on Bo Dericks nose hairs!!!! Those guys must have had a blast. They not only created memories for themselves, but for us viewers as well!!!!

Carolyn   September 24th, 2010 9:42 pm ET

Will Tina Fey do any skits about Christine O'Donnell? She's such a Palin clone, it should be easy for Tina and fun for us.

Joel   September 24th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

While impossible to pick a single skit, one of my favorites was Fred & Maya as Nooni and Nuni Schoener, the couple of indeterminate European origin with the impossibly awkward furniture and hospitality to match.

je h   September 24th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

i want them to do "Celebrity 'Deadliest Catch' " - writes itself – as they say.

Ofelia   September 24th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

The Walmart greeter! Walmart is so big it has its own weather system.

laura   September 24th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

favorite all time skit: The Sweeney Sisters! Lounge singer wanna-be's

Kevin   September 24th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

I gotta have more cowbell!

megan   September 24th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

Dick In A Box

jordan   September 24th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

gotta have more cowbell

nikoia   September 24th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

All time favorite is Dick in a Box music video....that skit has yet to grow!

Marco   September 24th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

I interupt this blog with an important announcement "Buckwheat has been shot, I repeat Buckwheat has been shot."

Tony   September 24th, 2010 9:55 pm ET

My very favortie is from way back, the first season I believe. Jim Belushy portayed Joe Cocker, a very drunk Joe Cocker. We spent days discussing "was that real or a joke?"

Used to love the fake commercials too!

nikoia   September 24th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

All time favorite is D**k in a Box music video with Justin Timberlake....that skit has yet to grow!

Debra   September 24th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

Club Kid Stephane Promoting DJ Baby Bok Choy !!

RJ   September 24th, 2010 9:56 pm ET

So many to choose from. Hard to beat Dan Akroyd and the "Bass-o-matic". Did he really drink a blened bass!

Jo Wrenn   September 24th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

My all time favorite SNL skit was Roseanna Danna Anna. I must admit that it took me some time to tink of the most favorite one. The other was with Tina Fey and her co-anchor at the news desk going to their guest anchor person, guest on the show at anytime.
These are the most favorite and funny skits on SNL.

Paul   September 24th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

It's hard to beat the Chip N Dale sketch with Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze in the early 90s. Absolute classic!

rob westfall   September 24th, 2010 9:57 pm ET

debbie downer was the best. they seemed to write inspiring stuff for lindsay lohan

Israel   September 24th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Janet Reno Dance Party ! (I like that song, play it again)

Skip Scandirito   September 24th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

Best is Fear the Reaper with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken "More Cowbell"! 2nd is Todd & Lisa Loobner(Bill Murray & Gilda Radner) noogies nd looking down her shirt to see if "anything is developing down there"?

Matt   September 24th, 2010 10:03 pm ET

Do you ever take viewer ideals for skits, if so where do I send it?

Kim Moore   September 24th, 2010 10:48 pm ET

Dear Larry, When will you be doing an interview with Pensacole Gregg and Kindra Arneson?

bobby   September 24th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

IN a van down by the effin river RIP Chris

I'm with Peg   September 24th, 2010 11:07 pm ET

Anything with Phil... my favorite was his Sinatra with Billy Idol (Sting)

v. j. taylor   September 25th, 2010 12:25 am ET

My favorite was almost anything with Gilda Radner – and especially the monster in the closet skit – and all the Roseanna skits.

Nina   September 25th, 2010 12:28 am ET

SNL has given me more years than I wish to display of continuous laughter. What a funny and healing program. Thanks to the entire cast from all the years

A.X.   September 25th, 2010 12:34 am ET

Eddie Murphy as BuckWheat singing "Reach Out and Touch"

Sandi Poystila   September 25th, 2010 12:52 am ET

best all time skit? so many greats.. Patrick Swayze with Chris Farley as the male strippers... love their diaper that you plant and the Love toilet commercials. so many greats. I started watching it when Bill Murray and Billy Crystal, Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi and Joe Piscapo. Love it... Loved Justin Timberlakes “box” sketch... too funny. Keep up the great work

Sandi Poystila   September 25th, 2010 12:55 am ET

yes Matt, viewer ideas for skits!!! That is my question too... sometimes things in life happen and you could totally imagine it as an SNL skit....
where can we send our ideas for you??

Pedro Marques   September 25th, 2010 2:30 am ET

Why is Toronto's skyline used in the SNL logo? Do your graphic designers think it's NYC?

Darla Gaub   September 25th, 2010 3:38 am ET

Dan Aykroyd doing the refrigerator repairman working on the old Norge refrigerator at the Lubner's house with Bill Murray making jokes about it. Too funny. If you haven't seen it just google it, you'll laugh your butt off. I also agree with the skits with Phil Hartman were also really great to watch.

Judy Hood   September 25th, 2010 5:38 am ET

my all time fave- Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze.....the Chippendale men

sherri   September 25th, 2010 6:01 am ET

I have watched since the beginning. My favorite was from this season, Betty White muffin lady skit! It was the closest thing to the original years! Go Betty!

Daniel Mero   September 25th, 2010 6:38 am ET

The picture is showing Toronto...

Missy   September 25th, 2010 6:43 am ET

Everyone's favourite should be the first skit mimicking Sarah Palin; jokes about a joke candidate. Perfect.

ganga bc   September 25th, 2010 8:42 am ET

King is my king in TV live.

KA   September 25th, 2010 12:35 pm ET

Eddie Murphy doing a James Brown version of "In the Hot Tub!" He was brilliant back then.

Jerjol   September 25th, 2010 1:50 pm ET

The new group of SNL are not half as good as the past people.

Anon   September 27th, 2010 5:23 pm ET

Is that the CN Tower?

john bible   September 29th, 2010 12:24 am ET

It's not the teachers its the Parents!!! sending hungry,tired,sleepy children to school, no didipline in home and not teaching the kids about the importance of education.I am farther of one ,grand father of 3 all say same thing teachers cant teach becouse of students causing troubles in classrooms.

ruby   October 2nd, 2010 11:09 pm ET

where is rick shanchez

Vicky   October 2nd, 2010 11:10 pm ET

I do not watch SNL, however an educational talk show is certainly needed.

Mr.   October 2nd, 2010 11:49 pm ET

Wow, I'm very disappointed that Rick Sanchez got fired. He was venting his frustrations on an informal satellite radio show, and now he's gone.

No way, I've seen worst hosts say crazy things, and continue to have a job.

SamBrown   October 3rd, 2010 9:47 am ET

I just wanted to say that the SNL cast interview was the best Larry King I have seen in a long time. I really enjoyed that show. Could have been a two hour special.

Madge Bruner Hazen   October 4th, 2010 11:45 am ET

I loved the comedy skits with Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo. Joe was a great Frank Sinatra, and Eddie did some hilarious looks at kids television
The is another part of the show that I really enjoyed and that was the start of the program of SNL with hog dogs, birds, screwy character make-ups. It was the second SNL live scene after the first photgraphic pictures,. It was an animated senario.

James Hopkins   October 4th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Bullies are commonly young sociopaths who terrorize others to relieve their boredom. They have commonly been abused as children. Their frontal lobes are damaged. They have no conscience. Their blood pressures are low. They sleep well at night. They are immune to correction. The more rage they create, the more enjoyment they get out of it. Early intervention prior to age 14 is essential. Kind moral training with professionals in a highly supervised setting is essential. Jon Kellerman is an expert on this.

Lucas Harper   October 5th, 2010 5:17 am ET

Dear Mr. King,
On Octobor 4th 2010, the topic of your show was regarding the recent tragic deaths of 5 men across the United States because they were or might have been gay and Bullying. I recorded your show and caught it in the early morning hours on the 5th of October. I too have been a victim of bullying and tried to end my life because of the harrassment I had been exposed to in my youth. Thankfully I didn't end my life and I am still here today to help shed some light on why people bully and what it takes for a person to end their life.

I have studied 2 great works of literature "A New Earth' and 'The Power of Now' by Spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle and have come to a profound understanding of the human subconscious mind. I am by no means a professional in Spirituality or Psychiatry but felt a need to write you to help answer the question you kept posing to your pannel of guests at the begining of your show. They seemed to not know the answer to or made a generalized opinion. The question was "why a Bully bullys." There is a simple answer to the question. The collective Ego that resides in the subconscious mind of our society is the culprit. A bully is always trying to be superior because of an underlying fear of being seen as less in other peoples eyes and a constant drive to be in control.

Mr Tolle states in his book A New Earth "An ego that wants something from another – and what ego doesn't – will
usually play some kind of role to get its “needs” met, be they material gain, a
sense of power, superiority, or specialness, or some kind of gratification, be
it physical or psychological. Usually people are completely unaware of the
roles they play. They are those roles. Some roles are subtle; others are
blatantly obvious, except to the person playing it. Some roles are designed
simply to get attention from others. The ego thrives on others' attention,
which is after all a form of psychic energy. The ego doesn't know that the
source of all energy is within you, so it seeks it outside. It is not the formless
attention which is Presence that the ego seeks, but attention in some form,
such as recognition, praise, admiration, or just to be noticed in some way, to
have its existence acknowledged.
A shy person who is afraid of the attention of others is not free of ego,
but has an ambivalent ego that both wants and fears attention from others.
The fear is that the attention may take the form of disapproval or criticism,
that is to say, something that diminishes the sense of self rather than
enhances it. So the shy person's fear of attention is greater than his or her
need of attention. Shyness often goes with a selfconcept
that is
predominantly negative, the belief of being inadequate. Any conceptual
sense of self – seeing myself as this or that is
ego, whether predominantly
positive (I am the greatest) or negative (I am no good). Behind every positive
is the hidden fear of not being good enough. Behind every
negative selfconcept
its the hidden desire of being the greatest or better than
others. Behind the confident ego's feeling of and continuing need for
superiority is the unconscious fear of inferiority. Conversely, the shy,
inadequate ego that feels inferior has a strong hidden desire for superiority.
Many people fluctuate between feelings of inferiority and superiority,
depending on situations or the people they come into contact with. All you need to know and observe in yourself is this: whenever you feel superior or
inferior to anyone, that's the ego in you." (E Tolle, 2005)

These thoughts are not who we are. They are dilusioned realities of the Egoic mind. These percieved illusory senses of self are the fundamental thought processes of not just bullys but their victims.

With all due respect to the families and victims of bullying that have passed away, I would like to hopefully help people to understand why the loved ones that have passed committed such a selfish act. As I stated before I've been in the state of mind it takes to end ones life. It is the seemingly never ending script of thoughts that are running through the subconscious mind that create and focus a massive amount negative energy on an issue. The amount of negative thoughts of unhappiness and anxiety from those thoughts toward a situation become so great that the person sees no other way out than to end their life.

Again, Author Eckhart Tolle explains this more elloquently than I can. He states in his book a new earth "The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the
mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought, by the mind. And since
the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past
again and again. The Eastern term for this is karma. When you are identified
with that voice, you don't know this, of course. If you knew it, you would no
longer be possessed because you are only truly possessed when you mistake
the possessing entity for who you are, that is to say, when you become it.
For thousands of years, humanity has been increasingly mindpossessed,
failing to recognize the possessing entity as “not self.” Through
complete identification with the mind, a false sense of self – the ego – came
into existence. The density of the ego depends on the degree to which you
the consciousness – are identified with your mind, with thinking. Thinking is
no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of
who you are.
The degree of identification with the mind differs from person to
person. Some people enjoy periods of freedom from it, however brief, and
the peace, joy, and aliveness they experience in those moments make life
worth living. These are also the moments when creativity, love, and
compassion arise. Others are constantly trapped in the egoic state. They are
alienated from themselves, as well as from others and the world around
them. When you look at them, you may see the tension in their face, perhaps
the furrowed brow, or the absent or staring expression in their eyes. Most of
their attention is absorbed by thinking, and so they don't really see you, and they are not really listening to you. They are not present in any situation,
their attention being either in the past or future which, of course, exist only
in the mind as thought forms. Or they relate to you through some kind of
role they play and so are not themselves. Most people are alienated from who
they are, and some are alienated to such a degree that the way they behave
and interact is recognized as “phony” by almost everyone, except those who
are equally phony, equally alienated from who they are.
Alienation means you don't feel at ease in any situation, any place, or
with any person, not even with yourself. You are always trying to get “home'
but never feel at home. Some of the greatest writers of the twentieth century,
such as Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, T.S.Eliot, and James Joyce, recognized
alienation as the universal dilemma of human existence, probably felt it
deeply within themselves and so were able to express it brilliantly in their
works. They don't offer a solution. Their contribution is to show us a
reflection of the human predicament so that we can see it more clearly. To
see one's predicament clearly is a first step toward going beyond it." (Tolle, 2005)

So is there a way out of all of this mess with out harm? I think so. A fundamental shift in the collective unenlightened minds of our society. The Realization that we are not our thoughts.

Thank you for your time.
Lucas Harper

kenneth miaczynski   October 5th, 2010 10:40 am ET

Larry why i dont vote for republicans.In michigan they have been trying to balance michigans budget,By wanting to give the state workers their bounes and not extending unempolyment for those who need money the most.So to republicans and those brains people who follow them i hope your friends and familys who are uneployed thanks those repbulicans thank them for working for not you but those who put money in their pockets.Have a nice day

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