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Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Time with Master Thespian

One of my favorite Jon Lovitz characters from his SNL days was Master Thespian. How did he do it you ask? ACTING!!

Since this is the holiday season I decided I would share with you some of my favorite SNL holiday skits. This was aired during the Dcember 19th, 1987 episode hosted by Paul Simon the singer; not the U.S. Senator. Master Thespian appeared 13 times on SNL between 1985 and 1989. Lovitz brought the character to life each time.

I like this skit for the idea that the Master Thespian doesn't understand the mall Santa role. Yet he is suppose to be a Master Thespian! Phil Hartman does a great uppity mall manager. They have added this skit to hulu so here it is, enjoy!

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