44. Samurai Hitman
Air Date: 3/19/77
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray
Damn, this thing is seriously racist as hell. Although, we guess everything is fair grounds for being made fun of on SNL. "Samurai Hitman" starred John Belushi, one of the most iconic cast members of all time, doing Samurai Futaba, one of the most iconic characters of all time. Like so many sketches, the great thing about this one isn't so much the idea behind it, but Belushi's execution of the character. Dude is performing in five-minute intervals speaking nothing but gibberish.
You're probably asking yourself, "Why is that impressive?" Well, because the gibberish is quite convincing. Plus, the body language, the haircut, the outfit—they all combine to make the perfect samurai spoof, so much so that any comedian that tries to do something similar today will just get called out for ripping off John Belushi.