45. The Cobras
Original Airdate: November 16th, 1996
Norm MacDonald's presence on SNL included a constant scraping of the fourth wall – his Weekend Update sign-on was "I'm Norm MacDonald and now, the fake news," after all. Maybe the best showcase for his deadpan, tirelessly sardonic, matter-of-fact personality was the sketch where he played the hapless ringleader of a West Side Story-style street gang confused by all the impromptu singing. Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan – folks who put everything into a role – provided the necessary juxtaposition for MacDonald's voice of reason.