25. Tom Brokaw Pre-Tapes
Original Airdate: October 25th, 1996
This sketch was originally filmed for the Dana Carvey Show, the ill-fated, quickly cancelled ABC show whose cast and writers' room – Louis C.K., Robert Smigel, Stephen Colbert, Charlie Kauffman, Steve Carell, Jon Glaser, etc. – would basically foretell the next 18 years of comedy. The show was, infamously, not ready for prime time, and was canned before this classic sketch could air. So Carvey performed it on SNL, where it promptly became a classic, the first of many "told you so's" that the Carvey staff would boast over the next two decades.