Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: Not Lorne Michaels

Today some of you ended up here by searching for the term “lorne michaels,” and it’s no surprise that query directed you to this blog, as rarely an SNL post goes by without a mention the father of the Not Yet Ready For Prime Time Players.  But you already know about Lorne Michaels: creator of SNL, executive producer of Late Night, inspiration for Dr. Evil, point of obsession for Marc Maron, Canadian.  So we tried to find something different, something new, and in doing so came across a sketch titled “Not Lorne Michaels.”  Except, upon watching the sketch, we discovered that Hulu must have posted the wrong clip.  The description says “Tommy Flanagan tricks Rosanna Arquette into her thinking he’s executive producer Lorne Michaels,” but what plays is an introduction from New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling, apologizing to the audience for the Mets’ epic game six victory in the 1986 World Series, an extra-innings affair that preempted SNL and resulted in the episode airing on tape delay two weeks later, new but not live.  This fascinated us for three reasons: 1) we’re colossal Mets fans, and basically worship the 1986 team as if they are demigods, 2) we didn’t know their victory had an effect on something we love with almost as much reverence, and 3) a clip that is titled “Not Lorne Michaels” is also not the right clip.  It’s almost as if Lorne was determined to get the last laugh, refusing to let anyone impersonate him.  Either that or someone at Hulu just totally screwed up.

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One response to “Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: Not Lorne Michaels

  1. Mike Schryver

    The bit with Tommy Flanagan is the cold opening, which comes right after the Ron Darling speech. Darling’s bit was inserted after the taping (it would have had to be, of course.)

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