This is Phil Hartman and Catherine O’Hara in the musical sketch “Proud Canadians”. In this song, they were gloating about how the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series. In 1992, It was the first time ever that a Canadian team won the World Series, as MLB is an American sport. They also mention how the Canadian hockey team beat the Russians at the Winter Olympics too. This was a nice sketch and it’s always a welcome to see Phil Hartman praising his home country of Canada
Phil Hartman as Former President Bill Clinton. This is probably his most popular moment doing the impression, this is the sketch where he goes to McDonald’s. His impression of the former President was really accurate in terms of the facial features, voice and mannerisms. While I feel that Darrell Hammond did a fantastic job as well and made the impression his own, I’ll always love Phil’s impression just a bit more
This is from the Season 17 Susan Dey episode. During the goodnights, Susan announces that Phil Hartman’s daughter Birgen was born. I don’t know the exact date of her birth or if it was the day. Phil was very emotional as you can see that he was in tears. I think that this was the only time I’ve ever seen him like this before on the show. Not even on his final show was he in tears. While I’m definitely sure that SNL means a lot to him, becoming a dad again meant the world to him and you can really see it on his face
Cooking with The Anal Retentive Chef
We never even got to learn how to cook Pepper Steak! But seriously, thanks to SNL and this sketch, I learned what “Anal Retentiveness” means.
Total Number of Appearances in Sketches (Including Commercials and Voice Overs): 720
Total Number of Seasons: 8
Total Number of Episodes: 153
Total Number of Characters: 21
Most Performed Character: Frankenstein’s Monster (18)
Total Number of Impressions: 76
Most Performed Impression: Bill Clinton (18)
This was Phil Hartman’s first ever appearance in a sketch as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. It was a game show sketch and he played as the host of the show. His name was Bill. I find this funny because currently on SNL, Bill Hader is the guy who normally always plays as the host in game show sketches.
Did you know that Phil Hartman’s first appearance on SNL was a season before he actually joined the cast? He made his first appearance during the 1985-86 season episode hosted by Pee-Wee Herman. Phil and Paul Reubens were very good friends and together they came up with the character “Pee-Wee Herman”. He also helped to create the stage show “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”. Phil even had a character in this show too, Captain Carl (This character also briefly appeared in the Saturday Morning show “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse). A few years later, Phil co-wrote the script to the 1985 hit film “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”. For the episode hosted by Pee-Wee Herman, he brought Phil along to help write the “Thanksgiving Day Special” sketch. Phil even appeared in it too, dressed as a Pilgrim.
This is one my favorite characters Phil Hartman ever did. He played the character named Keyrock in the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer sketch. I think still to this day, I’ll say that something “frightens and confuses me”. If you never seen any of these sketches, then you need to fix that problem right now.
Phil Hartman as his character Johnny O’Connor. One of my all time favorite SNL sketches, “Old Hollywood”.
I’ve posted this before but I felt like posting it again. It’s Phil Hartman on The Dating Game from 1979. He actually wins too! But I’ve read that the girl never showed up for their date.
This is Phil Hartman doing his Frankenstein’s Monster character during the “Succinctly Speaking” sketch. This sketch was the only time where Phil broke character
On the 28th of this month, it will mark the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of Phil Hartman. So all of this month, I’ll try to post here and there about anything Phil Hartman.