In the segment, two kids are taken by Mickey Mouse into the Disney Vault. " (a reference to a broken deal between the Henson and Disney companies circa 1990).While there, the children unearth a number of the company's dirty secrets, including a bound and gagged Jim Henson and Kermit. In an October 2006 cartoon by Robert Smigel, President ch displays a pair of political attack ads the Republicans will use against the Democrats during the upcoming midterm elections.One of them is The Muppet Movie "because during the entire film, Miss Piggy performs with a man's hand up her dress." In a 1997 Celebrity Jeopardy parody sketch, Phil Donahue (Darrell Hammond) responded to the question "This December 25th holiday involves decorating a tree and opening presents" with a monologue on Christmas commercialism (in 14 sketches this was by far the closest any contestant ever came to giving a correct answer), stating, "Little Bobby and little Susie have hung their stockings with care. The elves are wearing Nike..." In the same 1996 episode of "Weekend Update," Norm Mac Donald reported that "the number one selling doll this Christmas is Tickle Me Elmo. You guessed it - Tickle Me Frank Stallone." In a 1998 Celebrity Jeopardy parody sketch, contestant Adam Sandler (played by Jimmy Fallon) sings a version of Sandler's Hanukkah Song, listing Jewish celebrities, singing "Robert De Niro, Bela Lugosi, Snuffleupagus, and Parker Posey". Kip: Well, I, for one, just changed my name to Elmo. [laughs] Wayne: Uh, can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?Mom and Dad are out looking for Tickle-Me-Elmo 'til five a.m., and all of a sudden, Bobby looks up and he says, 'Hey! ' (At this point, an exasperated Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) breaks in with "You know the answer, just say it! In a 2000 sketch, the Bloder Brothers, Wayne and Kip (Chris Parnell and Jimmy Fallon), hit on Cindy (Julianna Margulies) while the bartender, Clair (Ana Gasteyer), helps fight the creeps off. In a 2000 "Weekend Update" sketch, Joacob Silj (Will Ferrell) explains to anchor Tina Fey how his life is affected by his voice immodulation disorder (the inability to control the pitch or volume of one's voice).October 6, 2012 (Daniel Craig / Muse) - Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) briefly appeared on Weekend Update with Seth Meyers in response to Mitt Romney's controversial comment made in the presidential debate. Henson/Mumford & Sons) - The Sesame Street Muppets (Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Bert, a Honker, Big Bird, Snuffy, Murray Monster, the Two-Headed Monster and Abby Cadabby) appear in a sketch with Henson playing her Empire character Cookie Lyon as a guest star on the show.During the time when the Muppets were still appearing regularly on SNL, Chevy Chase stood in one night when they weren't available.The book Live From New York by TV critic Tom Shales details the backstage conflict between the writers of the show, who resisted integrating the Muppets into the show during the first year, and the Muppet performers.December 18, 2004 (Robert De Niro / Destiny's Child) - Kermit the Frog sings "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" with Robert De Niro during the opening monologue.
The series of sketches lasted from SNL's first episode to April of 1976 (and became a recurring joke in the show's second season).Police have issued a warrant for this man" - wherein a picture of Gonzo was displayed. J (Dean Edwards), Free (Maya Rudolph), Baby K (Jeff Richards), and Lady Three (Queen Latifah) reference Chicken Dance Elmo.:: AJ: Yo Baby K, you mackin', you must have all the chicken heads comin' after you.:: Free: Yehh, yehhh! Executives are also considering changing the characters name to Pilates Monster." A graphic of Cookie Monster doing Pilates was shown, to which Amy commented "Tight abs." The January 14, 2006 episode featured the sketch "SmorgasbØrd," a fake Swedish cooking show starring Scarlett Johansson and Seth Meyers.