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    New York Governor David Paterson made a special appearance on "Saturday Night Live's" season premiere alongside Fred Armisen – who was dressed as the governor – on the show's "Weekend Update" segment. Amy Poehler apologized to the governor for the show's long-running gag of mocking the Governor's blindness. "You should be sorry," he responded. "You have poked so much fun at me for being blind that I forgot I was black."
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    Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri as the Spartan Cheerleaders. Known for their at-best quirky, at-worst terrible cheering abilities, the Spartans show up at increasingly bizarre school events such as chess matches and math competitions. Their presence is almost never appreciated, despite their performance of "The Perfect Cheer" at the end of each of their routines. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpxfl8PtKaM&feature=related">Watch the Spartans on YouTube.</a>
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    Fred Armisen portraying President Barack Obama.  This is not the first time Armisen has played a political figure, or even a person of color.  Armisen was widely criticized for his controversial portrayal of a doddering, wise-cracking, New Jersey-hating New York Governor David Paterson.  Armisen's impression of President Obama is marked by clipped speech patterns and cool, unflappable demeanor.
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    Richard Pryor and Loraine Newman spoof a scene from the 1973 movie "The Exorcist."  Pryor is just one of a long list of comedians who have hosted or been cast members during the 35-year run of "Saturday Night Live." <a href="http://www.hulu.com/watch/1601/saturday-night-live-the-exorcist-ii">Watch this skit on Hulu.</a>
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    Mike Meyers and Madonna portray the women of "Coffee Talk," a fictional cable-access show better known as "Coffee Tawk" thanks to the characters' exaggerated, stereotypical New York accents.  In this sketch, the characters talk about their ongoing love affair with Barbra Streisand, and to their surprise, Streisand herself appears on the set. <a href="http://www.hulu.com/watch/4118/saturday-night-live-coffee-talk">Watch this skit on Hulu.</a>
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    In perhaps his best known "Saturday Night Live" impression, Will Ferrell portrays George W. Bush as an over-the-top, clearly unintelligent brush-clearing president.  The impression became world-famous and even sparked a one-man Broadway show, "You're Welcome, America," which Ferrell started after his tenure at "Saturday Night Live" was over. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkqrI3IibYI">Watch Will Ferrell portray President Bush on YouTube.</a>
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    Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley portray auditioning Chippendales dancers in this "Saturday Night Live" sketch. To both characters' surprise, the judges prefer the portly Farley to the more-in-shape Swayze.  Both actors have since died,  Farley of cardiac arrest brought on by a drug overdose, and Swayze of pancreatic cancer. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RajNvJ3bCU">Watch this skit on YouTube.</a>
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    "I am black and you are white / You are blind as a bat and I have sight."  Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy famously portray Frank Sinatra and Stevie Wonder in this sketch from 1982, putting their own special spin on Paul McCartney's "Ebony and Ivory." <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78FATeTMDaA">Watch this skit on YouTube.</a>
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    Andy Samberg and guest host Justin Timberlake portray stereotypical, wannabe R&B artists, giving their girlfriends a special "gift" for Christmas, the infamous "D*ck in a Box."  The skit, one of the first of "Saturday Night Live's" digital shorts, went viral almost immediately and sparked a follow-up pegged to Mother's Day.
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    Billy Crystal portrays Fernando Lamas, the host of the fictional "Fernando's Hideaway."  During the show, Fernando would frequently mistake famous guests for other famous people, and he would admonish his viewers that it is "better to look good than to feel good."  The skit made a catchphrase out of "You look mahvelous." <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZl3gGV4H6c">Watch Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas on YouTube.</a>
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