The Contestant - SNL

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J A M - 12 hours ago
Who is Mental Marvin then?
Wildcock23 - Day 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 - 3 days ago
Good 'ol mental Edward.
Want to see Jackie Rogers Jr. on 'Name that Tune'.
seb seb
seb seb - 3 days ago
Am I the only one who thought that it was Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in the thumbnail
Jackaloopt - 3 days ago
That was pretty decent I must say!
*Lady Voldemort*
*Lady Voldemort* - 5 days 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. 👍😊❤
Lisa Page
Lisa Page - 6 days ago
Ed Grimley reminds me of Mr. Rogers with his huge grin.
Andy Price
Andy Price - 8 days ago
Is that Donald Trump in the elevator?!
Ahmar Saeed
Ahmar Saeed - 9 days ago
This was great I must say!
J Double C
J Double C - 10 days ago
Grown Up Alfalfa?
DJBubblicious - 11 days ago
OMG what's with the something about Mary hairstyle and the grampa pants ? ROFL!
gc1282 - 12 days 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.
R Lynd
R Lynd - 12 days ago
Wow, it's Nigel Tufnel, turn it up to 11! Martin Short is a fantastically unique comedian too, I must say.
Dennis Velez
Dennis Velez - 15 days 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 - 16 days ago
Did anyone else cry at the end? Humanity has lost all meaning. Be kind, you never know what another is going thru.
Bram Sebio-Brundage
Bram Sebio-Brundage - 17 days ago
This is probably one of my favorite snl skits I must saaayyy.
J Wayne
J Wayne - 18 days ago
Ed Grimley is the MAN, he one best characters I have ever seen.... I love his hair and best sense of humor.
Tony Stark
Tony Stark - 18 days 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 - 20 days 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 - 20 days ago
Ed Grimley MADE Martin Short 😊
LextheRobot - 20 days ago
Well, I bet genetics played a part in that. Oh wait, you meant... never mind.
froladee - 21 day ago
Anyone know who the other Male actor is?
froladee - 17 days ago
@johnqpublic912 thnk u :)
johnqpublic912 - 21 day ago
Christopher Guest
Ammar Ali Arif
Ammar Ali Arif - 22 days ago
is it just me or does he look like old captain america?
Kween Tiia MelanatedGoddess
I LOVED yhis character! Especially the cartoon when I was little
Cliftonite 187
Cliftonite 187 - 22 days ago
What degenerate votes down on this?
Mike Bledsoe
Mike Bledsoe - 23 days ago
*A SNL Classic*
John Pelletier
John Pelletier - 24 days ago
Just incredible Martin Short.
Michael Philpott
Michael Philpott - 24 days ago
Did anyone notice the mic
Clayton Eshom
Clayton Eshom - 24 days ago
Is it just me or does the thumbnail make it seem like Chris Evans is in this?
Loki's Buddy
Loki's Buddy - 25 days ago
This was one of THE best seasons on SNL! (the one after it w/ Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall sucked so bad I stopped watching it for a long time. It's a wonder SNL wasn't canceled.)
Amber Atkins
Amber Atkins - 26 days ago
Oh my god I met this mans sister, she works at cvs.
War Pig
War Pig - 26 days ago
This sketch goes to 11.
maxtheknife - 26 days ago
So good to see SNL scenes from the 80s. I prefer these over anything from the past 20 years.
Jane Marinelli
Jane Marinelli - 27 days ago
The picture of Pat Sajak🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Sesh Jules
Sesh Jules - 28 days ago
this was a pretty decent episode if i must say
Steven Clark
Steven Clark - 28 days ago
Hey, is it just me or is that John Candy in the elevator??
Justin Bowen
Justin Bowen - 28 days ago
I'm a simple man. I see Martin Short I click
self discarded king of ruin 72
Needs a little paprika I must say
Der Angstgarten
Der Angstgarten - 29 days ago
This character showed up right after Pee Wee Herman caught on big.
Even the straight-man is dressed like Pee Wee Herman.
jssangel416 - 29 days ago
When I was a kid I was so afraid of creeped out by Ed Grimly lol. Don't know why but he freaked me out!
GeorgeBailey2 - 29 days ago
The all-star year. It may have been the best year for the show, which is saying a lot. At least two of the top three video sketches were done this year: The male synchronized swimmers and the 60 Minutes bootleg novelty items (The Minkman Bros). "C@ck in the Box" or "Peyton Manning United Way"" would be #3. Also that year, "Smelt Night" (Crystal and Guest as old Negro League players), "The Magic Shoes" and the Jim Belushi/toilet paper video sketches were great.
The Ed Grimley "Rear Window" sketch with Ed Asner was also classic.
jesushatesyoutoo - 29 days ago
Martin Short is a fucking comedic genius!!!!
Mary Finelli
Mary Finelli - 29 days ago
Ed Grimley originated on SCTV, which was a funnier show than SNL, as was Mad TV. Love Martin Short! Interesting to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus on there, who was wasted on SCTV but ideal on Seinfeld.
Justin Pipes
Justin Pipes - 29 days ago
This skit is one year older than I am... and Wheel of Fortune is still being made.
S C.
S C. - 29 days ago
The softest landing ever
Linda F
Linda F - 5 days ago
Yes, it was like it wasn't even a real, heavy, body hitting Ed, with the extra force from stories up, haha! (it was an obvious dummy) it landed like some clothes tossed aside. I SAW this sketch back then, I've watched since 1975 religiously, and I had forgotten it, but when he left the building, I just KNEW he would be hit by Chris' character! Predictable, or do I recall it, ? Anyway, where did they go then, maybe on a 'DATE'?
Ghost Chain
Ghost Chain - 29 days ago
Dude in the thumbnail looks like Chris Evans
Phaedra Backer
Phaedra Backer - 29 days ago
I knew a guy that wore his pants hiked up like that.
Linda F
Linda F - 5 days ago
a lot of older men do.
Christine Jones
Christine Jones - Month ago
Christopher Guest.........when SNL WAS funny.
Juan TwinMG
Juan TwinMG - Month ago
christopher guest and martin short are at gratingly different tempos
Juan TwinMG
Juan TwinMG - 25 days ago
@Qermaq yep!
Qermaq - 28 days ago
Juan TwinMG Nah it’s intentional.
kahtfish - Month ago
You have six fingers on your right hand... Someone was looking for you.
Transmedal2 - Month ago
The microphone being in the way was the funniest part of the bit lol
Kathlyn Terry
Kathlyn Terry - Month ago
One of my favorite characters ever. He even plays the triangle.
HASAN NAOMI R. - Month ago
Amazing piece.  Isn't that the calm chap Peter Scolari from "Bosom Buddies"?  Oh I miss his work.  To me was at least as deep and gripping an actor as Tom Hanks.  The cast of that show was simply and truly a gift to the world.  So gifted and with such depth of understanding  of their characters.  Like the episode when Peter Scolari danced with a alumnus at a class reunion.  He had the chance to apologize for succumbing to peer pressure because she lived with deafness.  An unforgettable piece, I must say.
Scott Magill
Scott Magill - Month ago
Martin Short has been funny; this shit is insufferable at best. People only claim to like this tripe to come off as cool. I guarantee it. There is nothing remotely redeeming or amusing about this 'skit'.
tyro244 - Month ago
SNL never used Julia Louis-Dreyfus to her full potential. So sad.
Charles Philip Adams
Charles Philip Adams - 4 days ago
@jojopuppyfish Well, according to Larry his stuff wasn't used because early on he refused to stay and work all night (which was the established cocaine-inspired practice of the writing staff since the beginning of the show). He had written his jokes and was going home. He told the producer and when that didn't go over very well he said he "quit" and walked out. Later he would use this as the basis for an episode of Seinfeld. Unfortunately for Larry when he calmed down and realized he was out of a job and his neighborhood suggested he go back and tell everyone it was just a joke...well, when he went back to nbc they told him of course he still had a job because you can't just quit. He signed a contract so he couldn't have walked out if he'd wanted to. So he HAD to stay and write material for the rest of that year but as a punishment the show refused to use any of this stuff. Seems a little childish on both parties parts.
jojopuppyfish - 28 days ago
They didn't use Larry David either. He wrote for the show in1984 and got ONE sketch on the air. Clearly Larry liked Julia enough to cast her in Seinfeld
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Jiminy Glick 😂😂😭😭😭
crazyleg2006 - Month ago
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John Francis
John Francis - Month ago
Gynecologist - Month ago
Didn't look like Martin Short looked at his cue cards once
Linda F
Linda F - 5 days ago
He did flub his lines a time or 2 though, but it worked for the character.
Michael O
Michael O - Month ago
It’s weird how good Martin Short is, I must say
itiswhatitaint anditaintwhatitis
"Just not enjoying my work, anymore. Plus these damn boom mikes hanging over my head!"
Moss - Month ago
This sketch is hilarious, I must say
Scott Martin
Scott Martin - Month ago
Still holds up. : )
The World of VladBrad
The World of VladBrad - Month ago
Martin Short is super funny😂😂😂😂
Roxanne M
Roxanne M - Month ago
And I was JUST saying! Just saying this has a 79 feel to it! 😃
Lynnie L.
Lynnie L. - Month ago
He's hysterical. And those pants.....THOSE PANTS!!!!! I love it.
Joanie Newcomb
Joanie Newcomb - Month ago
Back in the day... When SNL was actually funny. I must say.
541967 - 21 day ago
A Song For Dee Vee Yeah, that period in the show’s history was rather underrated (case in point).
A Song For Dee Vee
A Song For Dee Vee - 29 days ago
Try watching sketches from that era that aren't classics. They were awful.
Shinobi _
Shinobi _ - Month ago
gallaxian - Month ago
A pretty decent skit, I must say.
quistunes - Month ago
Chris Guest?
A Kayfabe
A Kayfabe - Month ago
I love it. If they made a suicide joke today they’d get a million social media people bitching abt how insensitive it is
Liam Tallent
Liam Tallent - Month ago
I saw Ed grimley on Muppets Tonight
Zell Wilson
Zell Wilson - Month ago
This was funny!
AR playz
AR playz - Month ago
Deezy D
Deezy D - Month ago
I thought that was skinny Steve Rodgers😂
jordan fetes
jordan fetes - 27 days ago
Why did I think the same thing
Starla Repka
Starla Repka - Month ago
i thought i was the only one who thought that!
melissa saint
melissa saint - Month ago
*On the way down I was thinking about what you said*
Surprisingly, this is an accurate description of the experience of jumpers. People who have survived things like jumping from bridges almost all say that as soon as they jumped, they thought something like
"oh, Ive made a horrible mistake!"
For most suicidal people, the actual suicidal crisis is very brief and healthcare intervention works.
For example, according to the research of Dr. Richard Seiden,
Among people who tried to jump off the Golden Gate bridge but were stopped by police, over 90% never went on to kill themselves.
The statistics for people who survived a suicide attempt are usually the same or even better. Research done since his work has produced very similar results. A very small percent of people keep trying until they finally do pass away, but for the VAST majority of people, if they can just be prevented and recieve some care, the crisis ends!
steverino C
steverino C - Month ago
I'd like to be on Wheel of Fortune before I die, I must say. I can just hear me saying, I'll take a pee Pat.
Oh, I'm going mental.
Love this skit.
OREL 1THIRD - Month ago
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OREL 1THIRD - Month ago
All the way from South Africa
Mr. Person Humanson
Mr. Person Humanson - Month ago
I must say. I love Martin short, you know
BlueDiamond 29
BlueDiamond 29 - Month ago
This was wholesome.
William French
William French - Month ago
Fantastic! It's amazing how memorizing your lines can make a significant difference in a performance on SNL.
Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan - 7 days ago
Indeed. Martin Short almost had a monologue out of his memory.
Jerry Booth
Jerry Booth - 23 days ago
@William French True enough. I suppose it's also down to how professional Martin Short and Christopher Guest were.
William French
William French - 23 days ago
@Jerry Booth Could be. I think part of that also has to do with lines changing at the last minute. BUT shows like 'The Jackie Gleason Show' were done live, scripts were changed at the last minute, and the cast memorized their lines. This clip was simply refreshing. It a pleasure seeing a real artist as work and no laser focused on cue cards.
Jerry Booth
Jerry Booth - 23 days ago
That may be down to the show having a different producer at this time. Generally Lorne doesn't really like the cast members memorizing lines. Janeane Garafolo got upbraided for doing so when she was a cast member.
Jerry Booth
Jerry Booth - 23 days ago
@Steven Clark SNL has had cue cards for most of its run. They don't use prompters as they change lines on the fly.
Just gaming
Just gaming - Month ago
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
was a secretary in this sketch. WOW
Charles Philip Adams
Charles Philip Adams - 23 days ago
@Nathaniel Harari She was on the show from 1982 to 1985. That show really burns thru talented people.
Jerry Booth
Jerry Booth - 23 days ago
@Charles Philip Adams Day by Day.
Nathaniel Harari
Nathaniel Harari - 29 days ago
You should watch the late 80s skits - she's in a ton of them with Eddie Murphy an many other famous comedians.
Charles Philip Adams
Charles Philip Adams - Month ago
Yeah, they didn't use her very much on SNL. Luckily she landed on another pretty big show later on. The name eludes me.
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