15. Men’s Synchronized Swimming
Original Airdate: October 6th, 1984
"It was funny before we put one word to paper," Martin Short told Roger Ebert. "I saw synchro swimming on TV – real synchro swimming – and I laughed out loud. It is the funniest sport in history." In 1984, Short and SCTV weren't really mainstream and This is Spinal Tap hadn't become a cult favorite yet, so this mini-mockumentary was Short, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest's biggest splash. Saying you're "not a strong swimmer" became a hip catchphrase as the skit set a new standard for the filmed SNL short. You can find DNA from this masterpiece in Guest's Waiting For Guffman (mincing director, check) and really, almost every parody streamed on Funny or Die. Fun fact: Also, off in his own corner of the writer's room that year? Larry David.