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!