Phil Hartman was one of the most versatile comedians of his time: whether he was playing the voice of Troy McClure on The Simpsons or portraying the pompous Bill McNeal on NewsRadio, his comedy was always fresh and outrageous. His breakthrough was as a cast member of the late-night program Saturday Night Live, where he satirized everything from politics (Bill Clinton, Admiral Stockdale--Ross Perot's misguided running mate--and Barbara Bush) to entertainment (Frank Sinatra and Phil Donahue), creating unforgettable characters along the way. This "best of" video captures his funniest SNL moments and includes the TV special Saturday Night Live Remembers Phil Hartman plus more. Among the highlights are the commercial Compulsion; Bill Clinton jogging to a fast-food joint (which, filmed long before the Lewinsky incident, seems surprisingly prescient as Clinton comments, "There's gonna be a whole bunch of things we don't tell Mrs. Clinton. Fast food is the least of our worries."); Discover the World of Science, where Hartman portrays an annoyingly daft TV host to Jon Lovitz's scientist; Barbara Bush hosting Nancy Reagan at tea in the White House; Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef; and Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer. Brief snippets of Hartman in a variety of his roles show some classic moments without slowing down the pace of the collection. This video also features SNL cast members Dana Carvey, Jan Hook, Chris Rock, Chris Farley, Victoria Jackson, and more. Of all the Saturday Night Live retrospectives, this is one of the most consistently funny compilations and truly showcases the best of Phil Hartman. --Jenny Brown
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Good afternoon. And welcome to repair. My name is XG-7000 and I will be your host today. Today we will be repairing a grandfather clock. But first I would like to respond to the many letters we receive regarding the name of this show. They say that Robot Repair indicates that broken robots will be repaired. But what happens is that a robot, Me, shows you how to repair a variety of things. I have asked the producer to change the name so there is no further misunderstandings. Now let's get to repairing that grandfather clock.
Good afternoon and welcome to Robot Repair and You. As you can see, the name of the show has been changed from the old name Robot Repair. However adding the phrase And You to the old title does not solve the dilemma as I see it. The root of the problem is the words Robot Repair. Which I said last week, are confusing. I shall request that the name of this show be changed again to more accurately reflect the nature of the program.
Good afternoon and welcome to Explaining Robots. You may have noticed that the name of the show has changed once again. However as I intended to convey to the producer that the name Explaining Robots indicates that robots are to be studied and repaired other than robots explaining things. I suggested several alternative titles for this show that would clear up the situation but these suggestions were deemed unacceptable.
Good afternoon and welcome to Let's Fix, Robots. Unlike the other names of this show, this one must be regarded as almost intentionally deceptive. It's easy to overlook the comma after Fix, and even if you do correctly interpret the title, it implies that this show is directed to a robot viewing audience. It makes one wonder if the producer has ever seen the show. My robot programming prohibits me from harming humans, but I am starting to wonder if the circuitry could not be bypassed somehow.
Who thinks that's funny? Who just wrote his own... not-alive-anymore certificate? Was it you, soldier? You think the army's just one big joke... building. What's your name?
Sir, Bennett, sir!
Well, not anymore, Bennett! From now on, your name is Mister... Smiling, Laughing, Joking Around Man!
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