Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1989–1990
Mike Myers played Lank Thompson in three different sketches. Thompson was a very handsome man who marketed a line of videos to help men look and act more handsomely. The three videos were Lank Thompson: I'm a Handsome Man, Lank Thompson: I'm a Handsome Actor and Lank Thompson: I'm a Handsome Black Man. Debuted October 21, 1989.
Lyle the Effeminate Heterosexual
A Dana Carvey sketch. Debuted November 11, 1989.
Portrayed by Jon Lovitz, he spoke in a high-pitched nasal voice and did annoying things in front of Weekend Update's Dennis Miller, such as chewing with his mouth open, or scratching a fork across a slate chalkboard. These sketches often ended with Lovitz saying something in a calm, cultured, refined tone, i.e., "You don't have to yell," or "I love you." Debuted November 11, 1989.
Jon Lovitz plays a Jewish variation of Santa Claus. Debuted December 16, 1989.