What better way to celebrate the most thankful season than to watch a bunch of classic Saturday Night Live sketches from the last four decades?
You can never go wrong with the trio of Tonto, Tarzan, and Frankenstein:
A more recent sketch about visiting your family hits close to home for anyone who’s moved away:
Two of the best commercial parodies of 90’s SNL:
And one from just a couple years ago:
The Boss stops by Kevin Nealon’s Update desk:
And so does regular ol’ Sandler:
Amy Poehler and Gwyneth Paltrow have been watching too much of “The MTV”:
Of course dysfunctional family dinners are a recurring theme — SNL even digs into the 80’s for this weird sketch with Jim Belushi and Julia Louis Dreyfus yelling at each other:
No list of SNL sketches is complete without some Deep Thoughts:
Mr. Robinson goes shopping:
Phil Hartman, Cheri Oteri, and Mark McKinney look for the next great Thanksgiving song:
And Hans and Franz teach you how to lose those extra holiday pounds:
You can catch all of these as well as enough holiday themed sketches to last you all through November on SNL’s Thanksgiving playlist.
Love SNL? Check out some more sketch-y content from Laser Time like The 15 Greatest Mr. Show Sketches Ever, our episode about SNL movies, The Best SNL Superhero Sketches, and our show Thirty Twenty Ten where SNL comes up all the time!