12. Old Glory Insurance
Original Airdate: November 18th, 1995
"My finest hour," is how Law & Order stoneface Sam Waterston once described his role as Old Glory Insurance's "compensated endorser." And in a recent Reddit AMA, writer Adam McKay (of Anchorman fame) put this skit at the very top of his top five pieces he penned at SNL. No surprise since the gag totally holds up today. Watch the ads airing on a certain cable news channel, and it's nearly the same approach (right down to featuring a Law & Order cast member) as the neo-con commercials that tell you to invest in gold, get a reverse mortgage, or buy your survival bunker today!