Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jeopardy 1999 (1979)


This Saturday Night Live sketch from (1976?) is chock full of Walter Mondale, Fran Tarkenton, and a slew of other references sure to sail over the youngsters' heads. The sketch stars Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman and Chevy Chase.



Many thanks to Zach Parr for bringing this piece of the paleo-future to our attention.

See also:
Television of Tomorrow (1974)
Home Entertainment of the Future (1981)

13 comments:

dubqnp said...

Please find another host than HULU for videos as they wont play outside the US.

Salo said...

I'd like to agree with the above writer. Internet is full of video hosts that offer exellent picture quality and still serve us filthy foreigners in EU (at least).

54ND3R said...

I agree, this is maddening. What happened to the WORLD WIDE web...

Dennis said...

Guys, it's an SNL clip from the 70s which means it's terribly unfunny. You're not missing anything.

Matt said...

I apologize that I don't have a clip of the show to post. Hulu is the only place I could find it.

michaelrbn@aol.com said...

Hey! For those of us old enough to remember seeing this when it was first done live (in 1976, not 1979), and who watched it recently on the Second Season SNL DVD set, I think it still holds up. Maybe a little too topical (and therefore a bit dated) for some, but I liked it.

moiremusic said...

Well, they were right about one thing... Don Pardo! He was still announcing in 1999, and is still the announcer for SNL today, at 90 years old. Way to go, Don Pardo. :)

54ND3R said...

OK matt, thanks anyway for keeping up this great blog! I know it is not your fault, but Zulus.

Salo said...

Indeed, sorry for giving you hard time. I've been seeing this Hulu everywhere lately and it's infuriating to be treated as a second class netizen..

I've gotten the impression that the American users of Hulu don't even know that international users can't see the content, so.. well, I might have overstept my bounds.

Apologies.

andyross said...

Hulu is by NBC/Universal and Fox. As such, it's locked down with DRM and anything else they can think of to control who uses it and what you can do with the video (pretty much nothing but view.)

But then, the US isn't the only one. The BBC's player is also highly restricted...

Bonnach said...

Wow, how underwhelming. SNL, even then, wasn't very funny. There were so many chances for better jokes with that routine, even for that era.

Still, it was nice to see Ackroyd when he was still skinny and a little funny.

Anonymous said...

At least they successfully predicted that a Jeopardy champion would have won over $3 million.

chegor said...

Hmm, I have no problems with any video etc...
Thanks proxy