Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1993–1994

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The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 25, 1993, and May 14, 1994, the nineteenth season of SNL.

Milton (Office Space)[edit]

A series of animated shorts by Mike Judge that were the basis for his 1999 film Office Space. Debuted September 25, 1993.

Out Of Africa ("You put your weed in there!")[edit]

A Rob Schneider sketch. Debuted September 25, 1993.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 September 25, 1993 Charles Barkley
19 October 30, 1993 Christian Slater

The Denise Show[edit]

The Denise Show revolved around Adam Sandler's character (Brian), who broke up with his girlfriend Denise (played by Shannen Doherty), and has yet to accept that the relationship is over. He would feature guests who had seen Denise, and take phone calls. Calls with his father (played by Phil Hartman) would result in shouting matches about how disappointed he was with his son, with Brian eventually hanging up on him. Debuted October 2, 1993.

The show appeared to come to an end when, later in the season, Denise's friend (played by Nicole Kidman) appeared on the show and became Brian's new girlfriend. However, a later broadcast revisited the sketch, revealing that Brian had broken up with Denise's friend because they did not share the same interests (which mainly included stalking Denise).

It was revealed on the show's final episode that Brian had previously hosted "The Linda Show" as a teenager in the late 1970s. Though Brian claimed it was entirely different from "The Denise Show", it was in fact exactly the same, but with a different ex-girlfriend. Linda (played by Nancy Kerrigan), who had moved to Florida after breaking up with Brian, makes a surprise appearance on "The Denise Show", as she is in town visiting her aunt for two weeks. The couple reunites, with Brian saying that "The Denise Show" would go on a two-week hiatus and probably be followed upon its return by an all-new version of "The Linda Show."

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 October 2, 1993 Shannen Doherty
19 November 20, 1993 Nicole Kidman
19 March 12, 1994 Nancy Kerrigan

Ike Turner[edit]

Tim Meadows portrays Ike Turner on Weekend Update.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 October 2, 1993 Shannen Doherty
19 November 20, 1993 Nicole Kidman
19 February 12, 1994 Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger

Christopher Walken's Celebrity Psychic Friends Network[edit]

A Jay Mohr sketch. Christopher Walken (Mohr) hosts a call-in show where he invites callers to consult him for psychic insights, even offering to join callers in their home. He and his guest oddball celebrities (Todd Bridges, Juliette Lewis, Crispin Glover, Gary Busey) creep out the audience to the point that no one calls in. Debuted October 9, 1993.

Karl's Video[edit]

A David Spade sketch. Debuted October 9, 1993.

Phillip the Hyper Hypo[edit]

A Mike Myers sketch. Debuted November 20, 1993.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 November 20, 1993 Nicole Kidman
19 February 12, 1994 Alec Baldwin, Kim Bassinger

The Herlihy Boy[edit]

An Adam Sandler and Chris Farley sketch. Sandler played the Herlihy boy who sought extra work from his neighbors (such as house sitting), while Farley portrayed Mr. O'Malley who passionately recommended Herlihy's services. Debuted December 4, 1993.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 December 4, 1993 Charlton Heston House Sitting Service
19 January 8, 1994 Jason Patric Dog Sitting Service
19 April 16, 1994 Emilio Estevez Grandmother Sitting Service

Stevie Siskin[edit]

A David Spade sketch. Debuted February 19, 1994.

Total Bastard Airlines[edit]

A David Spade sketch. Spade and the week's host portrayed rude flight attendants who ushered customers off the plane with a curt "buh-bye". Helen Hunt portrayed a stewardess working with Spade when she was hosting in 1994. The phrase "buh bye" became a SNL-inspired catchphrase in the mid 1990s. Debuted March 19, 1994.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
19 March 19, 1994 Helen Hunt
20 September 24, 1994 Steve Martin

Captain Jim & Pedro[edit]

A Tim Meadows and Adam Sandler sketch. It was in essence a cleaner version of Adam Sandler's "Buffoon" character that he did in his sketches. Tim Meadows played Captain Jim, a sea captain who was marooned on an island along with a sailor named Pedro, played by Adam Sandler. After 15 years, they managed to get themselves off the island and are trying to readjust to civilization. Captain Jim would often make well-thought out remarks, usually peppered with nautical terms, then Pedro would make a goofy remark such as "staring at the sun made us crazy". One episode had the pair making application to a job at Foot Locker, with the branch manager ready to give the sole opening to Pedro until the foolish remarks convince him Captain Jim would be the better man for the job. Another had the pair going on a double date with two sisters and trying to socialize with their father, only to have Pedro remark they made their way off the island by building a raft out of dead monkeys. This surprisingly wins over the father, who says any men who can make such a raft, that is seaworthy, can be trusted to do right by his daughters. A wraparound followed both segments, one spoofing CBS public service announcements which would follow CBS Specials saying that viewers should patronize their local library "to learn more about Saturday Night Live". Another showed people manning phones taking donations to preserve Saturday Night Live, in a spoof of PBS fundraisers, with Phil Hartman promising a "Captain Jim & Pedro" tote bag to anyone who pledged. Debuted April 9, 1994.

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Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1992–1993
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed chronologically) Succeeded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1994–1995