Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2007–2008

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The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 29, 2007, and May 17, 2008, the thirty-third season of SNL.

Nicholas Fehn[edit]

Claiming to be a political comedian, Nicholas Fehn (Fred Armisen) takes the top headlines from newspapers and offers his own "skewed view" of them. However, he never actually manages to say anything satirical or clever, often simply shouting "C'mon!" or "No!" and sometimes "Who asked?!" When confronted with his lack of humorous material, he will try to defend himself, but will get only about a dozen or so words into each thought when he will go off on a tangent, resulting in his argument going nowhere. On a live episode of WTF with Marc Maron, Armisen revealed that Fehn was partially inspired by Maron, David Cross, and himself.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 October 13, 2007 Jon Bon Jovi
33 March 1, 2008 Ellen Page
33 April 12, 2008 Ashton Kutcher
34 September 13, 2008 Michael Phelps
34 October 25, 2008 Jon Hamm
35 November 7, 2009 Taylor Swift
37 January 7, 2012 Charles Barkley

Judy Grimes[edit]

Judy Grimes is Weekend Update's Travel Expert, played by Kristen Wiig. Grimes suffers from extreme stage fright, causing her to appear visibly nervous and talk in long, fast-paced sentences; she often uses the phrase "just kidding" to punctuate her run-on sentences. In her first appearance she talked in small portions and laughed nervously throughout them, but now it has shifted into very long parts.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 April 12, 2008 Ashton Kutcher
34 September 27, 2008 Anna Faris
34 January 17, 2009 Rosario Dawson
35 September 26, 2009 Megan Fox
35 April 24, 2010 Gabourey Sidibe
37 November 5, 2011 Charlie Day

Jean K. Jean[edit]

Jean K. Jean, portrayed by Kenan Thompson, is a black comedian signed by Def Jam France, but ironically speaks perfect English and whose act consists of Americanized urban quips and zings. The punchline of these zings incorporate French words or references. Once accomplishing the zing, he shouts "Zut Alors!", stands up, and grooves to a hip-hop beat, waits three seconds and gives the cut-off hand signal (swift hand movement across the neck). The music stops sharply on his cue, he sits back down, and shouts "Incroyable!" His attire consists of various outfits, but the only stereotypical French items appearing in all of his appearances is a beret and a scarf. Jean K. Jean is occasionally introduced as being from Paris but according to one segment he claims to be from Marseille.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 March 8, 2008 Amy Adams
33 May 10, 2008 Shia LaBeouf
34 October 18, 2008 Josh Brolin
34 April 4, 2009 Seth Rogen
35 September 26, 2009 Megan Fox
35 February 6, 2010 Ashton Kutcher
36 April 9, 2011 Helen Mirren
38 October 13, 2012 Christina Applegate
38 May 18, 2013 Ben Affleck Appears with other characters in the background of Stefon sketch.[1]

The Suze Orman Show[edit]

A parody of the financial advice program The Suze Orman Show, starring Kristen Wiig as Suze Orman.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 March 15, 2008 Jonah Hill
33 May 10, 2008 Shia LaBeouf
34 October 18, 2008 Josh Brolin
35 February 6, 2010 Ashton Kutcher
35 April 24, 2010 Gabourey Sidibe
36 October 9, 2010 Jane Lynch

Wiig also appeared as Orman on the October 1, 2009, episode of Weekend Update Thursday.

Adam Grossman[edit]

Jonah Hill plays a precocious six-year-old comedian who performs Borscht Belt humor while visiting a hibachi restaurant with his divorced father, Evan (Bill Hader).

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 March 15, 2008 Jonah Hill Adam and his recently divorced father have a lively dinner at Benihana.
37 March 11, 2012 Jonah Hill Adam joins his father on a date with a woman (Vanessa Bayer) he met on J-Date at Benihana .
39 January 25, 2014 Jonah Hill Adam and his new stepmother Debbie (Vanessa Bayer) dine at Benihana.

Sue[edit]

Kristen Wiig plays Sue, who loves surprises but has trouble keeping them secret.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 April 5, 2008 Christopher Walken Grandpa (Walken) is surprising his granddaughter with a birthday party.
34 October 18, 2008 Josh Brolin At a Japanese restaurant, Chris (Brolin) tells his friends he'll be proposing to his girlfriend.
35 December 12, 2009 Taylor Lautner Alex (Lautner) and Ashley (Abby Elliott) tell Aunt Sue they want to surprise Ashley's parents about her pregnancy.
37 December 3, 2011 Steve Buscemi A manager (Buscemi) tells his employees he wants to surprise their co-worker with a promotion.
42 November 19, 2016 Kristen Wiig A woman (Cecily Strong) plans to surprise her mother (Vanessa Bayer) with the return of her brother Paul (Pete Davidson) from the military.

The Cougar Den[edit]

Deidre Nicks (Amy Poehler), Toni Ward (Casey Wilson), and Jacqueline Seka (Kristen Wiig) host a talk show for "cougars", older women who date younger men. Other characters in this sketch include Kenneth (Kenan Thompson) the stage director and Kiki Deamore (Cameron Diaz), the show's most frequent guest.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 April 12, 2008 Ashton Kutcher Kutcher plays Kiki's new "boy biscuit", tennis coach Jaden.
34 September 20, 2008 James Franco Franco plays Kiki's new boyfriend, emo musician Madison.
34 February 14, 2009 Alec Baldwin New host Barbara Lincoln (Michaela Watkins) replaces Deidre. Baldwin plays male cougar Blaine Bagby.

This sketch also appeared in the dress rehearsal for the November 14, 2009, episode hosted by January Jones, but was cut for the live episode.

Scared Straight[edit]

As part of the Scared Straight program, Officer Sikorsky (Jason Sudeikis) invites two imprisoned convicts, Lorenzo MacIntosh (Kenan Thompson) and another played by the episode's host, to speak to three young hoodlums (Bill Hader, Bobby Moynihan and Andy Samberg) about the horrors of prison life. However, each story the convicts tell is easily recognized by the kids as the plotline from a feature film. As they identify each movie, the convicts turn the film into a reference to prison rape (for example, following The Wizard of Oz: "It won't be a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow. It'll be you, lying down, while ten men make you a scared ho!").

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
33 May 10, 2008 Shia LaBeouf LaBeouf appears as one of the teenagers (with Hader and Samberg); Lorenzo MacIntosh (Thompson) is the only convict. Gone in 60 Seconds, The Goonies, Weekend at Bernie's.
34 November 15, 2008 Paul Rudd Rudd appears as one of the teenagers (with Hader and Samberg); Lorenzo MacIntosh (Thompson) is the only convict.
34 March 14, 2009 Tracy Morgan Morgan plays fellow convict Kendrick MacEntire. Sideways, Groundhog Day, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
35 November 7, 2009 Taylor Swift Swift plays "Skeet Devlin", a male fellow convict.
35 January 9, 2010 Charles Barkley Barkley plays Lorenzo MacIntosh's father.
35 May 8, 2010 Betty White White plays Lorenzo MacIntosh's grandmother and fellow convict, Loretta MacIntosh. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz
36 March 12, 2011 Zach Galifianakis Galifianakis plays a dangerously psychotic convict forced to wear a strait jacket and be tied to a board to speak to the young punks.
37 March 4, 2012 Lindsay Lohan Lindsey Lohan plays herself - a fellow convict.

This sketch was included in the dress rehearsal for the October 8, 2011, episode (hosted by Ben Stiller), but was cut for the final broadcast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voss, Erik (20 May 2013). "'SNL' Review: Ben Affleck and the End of an Era". Splitsider. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
Preceded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2006–2007
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed chronologically) Succeeded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2008–2009