The Sketches

Q: Did John Belushi's Samurai character ever speak an English line?

A: Yes. "I can dig where you're coming from," to Richard Pryor in Samurai Hotel on December 13, 1975.


Q: What is the name of that song in the "Roxbury Guys" sketches?

A: "What is Love." It is performed by Haddaway and available on their self-titled CD. It is also on Camelot Records' "Dance Mix 5," Radikal Records' "Dance Mix USA," "'A Night at the Roxbury' Movie Soundtrack," and "Ultimate Dance Party 1998."


Q: What is the name of that song in the "Janet Reno's Dance Party" sketches?

A: "My Sharona," by The Knack. A parody called "My Bologna" is available on Weird Al" Yankovic's self-titled 1983 album.


Q: What is the name of that song in the "Goth Talk" sketches?

A: "Bela Lugosi's Dead," by Bauhaus. The song was released in 1979.


Q: What is the name of that song in the Mango sketches?

A: "Missing," by Everything But The Girl. The song is available on "Ultimate Dance Party 1997."


Q: How many "Star Trek" parodies has the show done over the years?

A: Three: May 29, 1976 (Host: Elliot Gould), December 20, 1986 (Host: William Shatner), and February 5, 1994 (Host: Patrick Stewart).


Q: How many times has set designer Akira Yoshimura played Mr. Sulu?

A: Three: May 29, 1976 (Host: Elliot Gould), December 20, 1986 (Host: William Shatner), and February 5, 1994 (Host: Patrick Stewart).


Q: How many "SNL" sketches have pertained to pro wrestling?

A: Nine: February 14, 1976 (Bees Wrestling); April 23, 1977 (Heavy Wit Wrestling w/ Eric Idle); May 15, 1982 (Kaufman/Lawler highlights); February 2, 1985 (Vince McMahon talk show); March 30, 1985 (Hogan/Mr. T talk about their Wrestlemania match); March 30, 1985 (Roddy Piper & "Ace Cowboy" Bob Orton badmouth Hogan/Mr. T); December 2, 1995 (Hulk Hogan talk show); October 25, 1997 (Weather Wrestling Federation with El Nino); and March 18, 2000 (McMahon, Mankind, Triple H, and Big Show visit The Rock)


Q: How many times was the word "cheeseburger" spoken in the first Olympia Restaurant sketch?

A: 80 times. The sketch aired on January 28, 1978 (Host: Robert Klein).


Q: How many times was the word "douchebag" spoken in the Lord and Lady Douchebag sketch?

A: 12 times. The sketch aired on May 24, 1980 (Host: Buck Henry).


Q: How many times was the word "penis" used in the nude beach sketch?

A: 43 times (17 spoken/26 sung). The sketch aired on October 15, 1988 (Host: Mathew Broderick).


Q: How many times was the word "balls" used in the Christmas "Delicious Dish" sketch?

A: 25 times. The sketch aired on December 12, 1998 (Host: Alec Baldwin).


Q: How many different themes have the Samurai Warrior sketches had?

A: 14 (Bakery, BMOC, Deli, Discotheque, Divorce Court, Dry Cleaner, General Practitioner, Hitman, Hotel, Optometrist, Psychiatrist, Stockbroker, Tailor, and Samurai TV Repairman).


Q: How many different celebs have portrayed the third "Roxbury Guy"?

A: Six (Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Martin Short, and Sylvester Stallone).


Q: How many different titles have the "Ambiguously Gay Duo" cartoons had?

A: Six ("Blow Hot, Blow Cold," "Don We Now Or Never," "A Hard One To Swallow," "It Takes Two To Tango," "Queen of Terror," and "Trouble Coming Twice").


Q: How many different celebs have been portrayed on a "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch?

A: 25: Marlon Brando (John Goodman), Nicolas Cage (Jimmy Fallon), Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), Tom Cruise (Ben Stiller), Phil Donahue (Darrell
Hammond), Minnie Driver (Molly Shannon), Calista Flockhart (Drew Barrymore), Jeff Goldblum (David Duchovny), Anne Heche (Reese Witherspoon), Michael
Keaton (Matthew Perry), Jerry Lewis (Martin Short), Chad Lowe (Chris Parnell), Ricky Martin (Chris Kattan), Ozzy Osbourne (Horatio Sanz), Keanu Reeves (Tobey Maguire), Burt Reynolds (Norm Macdonald), Adam Sandler (Jimmy Fallon), French Stewart (Jimmy Fallon), Martha Stewart (Ana Gasteyer), Hilary Swank (Jimmy Fallon), John Travolta (Darrell Hammond), Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell), Chris Tucker (Dean Edwards), Robin Williams (Jimmy Fallon), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Lucy Liu).


Q: How many gothic friends have Azrael and Circe had on "Goth Talk"?

A: Seven: Baroness Blackboom (Lucy Lawless), Tony Bologna (Steve Buscemi), Countess Cobwella (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Count Feedback (Jeff Goldblum), Baron Nocturna (Will Ferrell), The Beholder (Rob Lowe), and Hezzbaya (Christina Ricci).


Q: How many people have portrayed Mango's obsessed admirer in a "Mango" sketch?

A: 11 (Ben Affleck, Garth Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, David Duchovny, Brendan Fraser, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Dylan McDermott, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Christopher Walken).


Q: How many people have portrayed Kiwi's obsessed admirer in a "Mango" sketch?

A: One (Chris Rock).


Q: How many people have portrayed Guava's obsessed admirer in a "Mango" sketch?

A: One (Jimmy Fallon as Jimmy Stewart).


Q: How many people have portrayed Al Roker's obsessed admirer in a "Mango" sketch?

A: One (Matt Lauer).


Q: How many people have portrayed the producer on a "Morning Latte" sketch?

A: Five (Alec Baldwin, Chris Farley, John Goodman, Chris Kattan, and Chris Parnell).


Q: How many people have portrayed Debbie Matenopoulos on a "The View" sketch?

A: Four (Claire Danes, Cameron Diaz, Ana Gasteyer, and Sarah Michelle Gellar).


Q: How many people have mooned on the air?

A: Seven (Dan Aykroyd, Chris Farley, Will Ferrell, Cuba Gooding Jr., Chris Kattan, Jeff Richards, and Rob Schneider).


Q: How many people have portrayed Richard Nixon?

A: Four (Dan Aykroyd, Joe Piscopo, Tony Rosato, and John Tuturro).


Q: How many people have portrayed Gerald Ford?

A: One (Chevy Chase).


Q: How many people have portrayed Jimmy Carter?

A: Four (Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Michael McKean, and Joe Piscopo).


Q: How many people have portrayed Walter Mondale?

A: Three (Dana Carvey, Gary Kroeger, and Bill Murray).


Q: How many people have portrayed Ronald Reagan?

A: Seven (Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman, Joe Piscopo, Randy Quaid, Charles Rocket, Harry Shearer, and Robin Williams).


Q: How many people have portrayed George Bush?

A: Two (Dana Carvey and Jim Downey).


Q: How many adults have portrayed Dan Quayle?

A: Three (Matthew Broderick, Dana Carvey, and Michael J. Fox).


Q: How many children have portrayed Dan Quayle?

A: One (Jeff Renaudo).


Q: How many people have portrayed Bill Clinton?

A: Nine (Dana Carvey, Chris Elliot, Chris Farley, Darrell Hammond, Phil Hartman Michael McKean, Tim Meadows, Adam Sandler, and David Spade).


Q: How many people have portrayed Hillary Clinton?

A: Three (Janeane Garofalo, Ana Gasteyer, and Jan Hooks).


Q: How many people have portrayed Al Gore?

A: Four (Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Mark McKinney, and Kevin Nealon).


Q: How many people have portrayed George W. Bush?

A: Two (Will Ferrell and Tracy Morgan).


Q: How many people have portrayed Dick Cheney?

A: Two (Darrell Hammond and Phil Hartman).


Q: How many people have portrayed Pat Buchanan?

A: Four (Phil Hartman, David Koechner, Mark McKinney, and Chris Parnell).


Q: How many people have portrayed Bob Dole?

A: Two (Dan Aykroyd and Norm Macdonald).


Q: How many people have portrayed Newt Gingrich?

A: Three (Chris Farley, Darrell Hammond, and Chris Parnell).


Q: How many people have portrayed Drew Barrymore?

A: Four (Rachel Dratch, Jan Hooks, Katie Holmes, and Kate Hudson).


Q: How many people have portrayed Marlon Brando?

A: Six (Alec Baldwin, John Belushi, Peter Boyle, John Goodman, Burt Reynolds, and John Travolta).


Q: How many people have portrayed Johnny Carson?

A: Two (Dana Carvey and Tom Smothers).


Q: How many people have portrayed Robert De Niro?

A: Six (Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, John Goodman, Sean Penn, Colin Quinn, and John Turturro).


Q: How many people have portrayed Calista Flockhart?

A: Three (Drew Barrymore, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer).


Q: How many people have portrayed Whoopi Goldberg?

A: Four (Ellen Cleghorne, Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Danitra Vance).


Q: How many people have portrayed the Rev. Jesse Jackson?

A: Four (Darrell Hammond, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, and Carl Weathers).


Q: How many people have portrayed Michael Jackson?

A: Four ( Tim Meadows, Eddie Murphy, Walter Payton, and Chris Rock).


Q: How many people have portrayed Ted Koppel?

A: Three (Dana Carvey, Darrell Hammond, and Joe Piscopo).


Q: How many people have portrayed Jay Leno?

A: Four (George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Darrell Hammond, and Kevin Nealon).


Q: How many people have portrayed David Letterman?

A: Two (Norm Macdonald and Joe Piscopo).


Q: How many people have portrayed Ed McMahon?

A: Three (Phil Hartman, Joe Piscopo, and Randy Quaid).


Q: How many people have portrayed Burt Reynolds?

A: Five (Phil Hartman, David Koechner, Norm Macdonald, Joe Piscopo, and Robert Urich).


Q: How many people have portrayed Joan Rivers?

A: Four (Ana Gasteyer, Joe Piscopo, David Spade, and Terry Sweeney).


Q: How many people have portrayed Diane Sawyer?

A: Three (Ana Gasteyer, Jan Hooks, and Nancy Walls).


Q: How many people have portrayed Martha Stewart?

A: Three (Janeane Garofalo, Ana Gasteyer, and Nancy Walls).


Q: How many people have portrayed Barbara Walters?

A: Two (Cheri Oteri and Gilda Radner).


Q: How many people have portrayed Oprah Winfrey?

A: Three (Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, and Maya Rudolph).


Q: How many complaints did NBC receive about the "Canteen Boy" sketch

A: 58 complaints.


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