42. Star Wars Auditions
Original Airdate: January 11th, 1997
Long before his Oscar-winning roles in The Usual Suspects and American Beauty, Kevin Spacey was doing stand-up comedy in bowling alleys. He honed a few impressions in his youth, and when SNL invited him into their usual game of celebrity Mad Libs – Burt Reynolds as Darth Vader? The joke writes itself! – he turned it into a national platform for a special hidden talent. His Christopher Walken (as Han Solo) and his Walter Mathau (as Obi-Wan Kenobi with a golf club in his hand) were as good as anyone in the cast could have conjured.