The Contestant - SNL

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Luigi Vampa
Luigi Vampa - Day ago
Pat Sajak is a fairly decent guy, I must say.
JOHN MCCLINTOCK - 2 days ago
Without a doubt, Ed is wearing the most vile / unsightly shirt ever seen on Earth !
yukon065 - 5 days ago
Ed Grimley was Martin Short's best character, ever!
DesertScorpionKSA - 9 days ago
The best part was when Christopher Guest hits the boom microphone with his head.
snakechrmr - 21 day ago
From back in the days when SNL had writers that actually wrote comedy. Back when SNL was trying to be funny and more than just a political platform for the extreme left.
argel bargel
argel bargel - 24 days ago
After I first saw this, I couldn't keep a straight face even looking at Sajak. Pretty decent guy.
Steve Burstein
Steve Burstein - 28 days ago
I can hardly believe Pat Sajak and Vanna White are still doing WHEEL OF FORTUNE!
Steve Burstein
Steve Burstein - 28 days ago
People would tell me I reminded them of Grimley!
Johannes Swarts
Johannes Swarts - Month ago
so sweet!
LowerTheBoom - Month ago
See? Now this was a good SNL skit. This is the SNL I remember and love. Just funny, quirky comedy. Nothing political about it. No disgusting subversive social commentary. No thoroughly unfunny relentless leftist bullshit/propaganda like the current scumbag incarnation of SNL. 👌🏻
robarin - Month ago
I videotaped this episode (on Beta!) and watched this skit many, many times. Ed Grimley even made my parents laugh, which was nice since we didn't agree on much in those days.
TheEternalNow - Month ago
TheEternalNow - Month ago
guy in elevator - John Candy
Basil Marasco
Basil Marasco - Month ago
... ever that has been?
Minhaj Hassan
Minhaj Hassan - Month ago
This season (1984-85) was by far the best. Too bad most most of the cast members left at the end of the year
JustForSneaks Ent.
JustForSneaks Ent. - Month ago
Lorne Michaels returned the next season to replace Dick Ebersol after 5 years producing Saturday Night Live and the show was completely revamped, which ended up being one of the worst seasons in SNL History.
Basil Marasco
Basil Marasco - Month ago
This world needs more Ed Grimleys.
Jim Challstrom
Jim Challstrom - Month ago
He was best when he played his triangle while running around his room.
bec 0909
bec 0909 - Month ago
Martin, Robin and Jerry are the best!!!
steven mandl
steven mandl - 2 months ago
SNL loves it when new cast members would be on the show and come with baggage already,ready to work with.such people as billy crystal  and seen here martin short
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown - 2 months ago
Ronnie DiMaio
Ronnie DiMaio - 2 months ago
😆😆😆 I need some Ed Grimley pants
Alex Hauptmann
Alex Hauptmann - 2 months ago
Okay so like...I'm autistic, and honestly, I relate to Ed Grimley so much. I mean, his passion is Wheel of Fortune and mine is music production and vocal synthesis, but GOD he mirrors my internal monologue really well whenever I get to do any sort of work with someone I admire. I get overcome by this like...manic energy, my mind races through all the possibilities in the future, I fantasize about things like befriending my inspirations, working on long-term collaborations...
I'm not gonna lie, autistic characters played for laughs tend to suck REALLY bad (see: Sheldon Cooper), but Ed...doesn't? Like yes, he's an overeager socially awkward obsessive nerd, can't help but relate to him. He's just so clearly a well-meaning guy who's passionate about Wheel of Fortune and makes the effort to get to where he is. I'm almost entirely certain that many Jeopardy contestants are a similar type.
Also, the awkward body motions. God, that is TOTALLY a thing. I've been in this very excitable state myself and then had to go "oh crap, what the hell are my arms doing?"
And that elevator bit, OOF. Yeah, we autistics call that an "infodump". I've...done that more times than I'd like to admit. And...this comment is four paragraphs long already so CASE IN POINT...
Simon Parducci
Simon Parducci - 2 months ago
Kimmy Lee
Kimmy Lee - 2 months ago
I miss Ed Grimley, I must say
em23 - 2 months ago
christopher guest, julia loise-dreyfus and martin short in one sketch
Howard Koor
Howard Koor - 2 months ago
Marcia Morris
Marcia Morris - 2 months ago
Ed Grimly is the best character ever on SNL for me .
chris whitten
chris whitten - 2 months ago
what a treasure martin short is! gotta love ed grimley,,,,i must say!
David Weingast
David Weingast - 2 months ago
spiraeth - 2 months ago
Filthy Frank is kicking in at 2:32
Calvin Hobbes
Calvin Hobbes - 2 months ago
I went to a country Halloween party as Ed Grimley, and everyone freaked. They didn’t know I was ‘in character’ !
THE Q - 2 months ago
TheLadsBand4ever - 2 months ago
Chris Guest barely holding it together. Also, SNL never knew what to do with Julia Louis Dreyfus. That said, and most importantly, high ceilings truly can be effective.
Cecilio - 2 months ago
So the cartoons were based on this TV series?! 🤔
steven mandl
steven mandl - 2 months ago
Lee Churchill
Lee Churchill - 2 months ago
Nigel Tufnel looks different here.
Luca Valentini
Luca Valentini - 3 months ago
Mr. No Name
Mr. No Name - 3 months ago
This was THE funniest thing when I saw this as a 14 year old
I think SNL wishes they had talent like this again
Juan Elorriaga
Juan Elorriaga - 3 months ago
Is that Christopher Guest?
Linny Crocus
Linny Crocus - 3 months ago
I don't know why but this just made me feel sad. It's a weird feeling being suicidal and seeing someone who finds happiness in the dumbest feel sorry for them in a way. It didn't really make me laugh. I'm trying to get into more Martin Short stuff because Bill Hader idolizes him, this didn't do it for me though :/
JustForSneaks Ent.
JustForSneaks Ent. - Month ago
This sketch wouldn't be made at all today. It was a different time for comedy back in the mid-80s.
onorg1 - 3 months ago
why are People laughing ???
only257 - 3 months ago
Hiliarous Martin short is funny😊
algol291 - 3 months ago
Who is Mental Marvin then?
Wildcock23 - 3 months ago
This was the very first SNL skit I ever saw - came out in the fall of 1984, the same year I was born...
I believe this was also the Thanksgiving episode
Vinson - 4 months ago
Good 'ol mental Edward.
Want to see Jackie Rogers Jr. on 'Name that Tune'.
seb seb
seb seb - 4 months ago
Am I the only one who thought that it was Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in the thumbnail
Jackaloopt - 4 months ago
That was pretty decent I must say!
*Lady Voldemort*
*Lady Voldemort* - 4 months ago
This is a heartwarming sketch...I love it! There are mixed emotions, I laughed and feeling concerned at the same time...glad the dude changed his mind on his "way down". I love how old casts didn't rely on cue cards too much like the recent ones. And I love Martin Short character's sincerity. 👍😊❤
Roi R. Czechvala
Roi R. Czechvala - Month ago
The quality of SNL has plummeted as well as the comedic talents.
Lisa Page
Lisa Page - 4 months ago
Ed Grimley reminds me of Mr. Rogers with his huge grin.
Andy Price
Andy Price - 4 months ago
Is that Donald Trump in the elevator?!
Ahmar Saeed
Ahmar Saeed - 4 months ago
This was great I must say!
J Double C
J Double C - 4 months ago
Grown Up Alfalfa?
DJBubblicious - 4 months ago
OMG what's with the something about Mary hairstyle and the grampa pants ? ROFL!
gc1282 - 4 months ago
I remember watching the Ed Grimley cartoon I don't remember which network, but I remember thinking it was so creepy but I enjoyed it.
JustForSneaks Ent.
JustForSneaks Ent. - Month ago
@steven mandl and also Cartoon Network re-aired it on the mid 90s.
steven mandl
steven mandl - 2 months ago
NBC 1988-89 did the ed grimly cartoon
Dennis Velez
Dennis Velez - 4 months ago
Wonderful skits from a wonderful time in SNL. It’s great to see comedy like this with no foul language or slurs. Also I was reminded of how Dreyfus’ looks played on my pre teenage imagination 😉😎
chinookvalley - 4 months ago
Did anyone else cry at the end? Humanity has lost all meaning. Be kind, you never know what another is going thru.
rayyan a.
rayyan a. - 29 days ago
There was a strange yet familiar melancholy to this sketch....humanity is scarce these days.
Joshua - Month ago
❤"Be kind,you never know what another is going through"❤ That's in the top 5 most powerful hard hitting considerate charitable comments ever to be "typed". Godbless you for saying that❤
Austin P.
Austin P. - Month ago
Back when they did some more serious (ish) sketchs they had a way deeper meaning it seems. It's like they cared about everyone's life and wanted them to laugh their troubles away...
Bram Sebio-Brundage
Bram Sebio-Brundage - 4 months ago
This is probably one of my favorite snl skits I must saaayyy.
Tony Stark
Tony Stark - 4 months ago
Martin Short has never, ever, in his whole pathetic career been funny. He’s such a sad person, thinking your funny when your the opposite.
J is Scoobysmom
J is Scoobysmom - 4 months ago
My friend in high school had a talking Ed Grimley doll - in high school - like a funny kitsch thing, it was hysterical - but now I'm realizing the sketches were 6 years old back then? Damn I'm really old now
Patti Billerbeck
Patti Billerbeck - 4 months ago
Ed Grimley MADE Martin Short 😊
LextheRobot - 4 months ago
Well, I bet genetics played a part in that. Oh wait, you meant... never mind.
froladee - 4 months ago
Anyone know who the other Male actor is?
froladee - 4 months ago
@johnqpublic912 thnk u :)
johnqpublic912 - 4 months ago
Christopher Guest
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