Air Date: March 3, 1991
Starring: Jack Handey
With sweet nuggets of wisdom, like “It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man,” what wasn't there to love about SNL's Jack Handey interludes? Set to tunes that sounded like they could've been lifted from a Pure Moods soundtrack, the new age-y segments always featured an absent Handey reflecting upon his new observations on life as waves crashed upon the shore, or a pack of birds flew through the air. (So essentially, it's kinda like those '80s-looking background videos you'll always notice during karaoke.)
The guy's musings always started out seeming pensive, but then Handey, with his soothing voice, would unleash some sort of hilarious or sociopathic twist at the end. While many assume that the narrator is merely an SNL character, Handey is in fact real. Hardcore fans can find him in El Paso, Texas, making bank off his one-liners and kicking it with his wife.