February 16, 2006

DANCE, MONKEY!

Lovitz.jpgIf Saturday Night Live has a collective brain in its collective head, it'll bring back Jon Lovitz on Saturday to make fun of the Dick Cheney shotgun incident.

Lovitz did a hilarious skit once with Danny DeVito in which they played Mexican bandits and...

I'll let them tell it (this transcript is from an SNL highlight show):

Danny DeVito: It's very difficult to keep a straight face on stage with most of those people, let alone hit your mark and know the lines or whatever.

[ cut to Mexican Bandit (Danny DeVito) firing shots in a saloon in "You Shot Me", 12/03/88 ]

Victim: Ouch, ouch, ouch!

Mexican Bandit: What, what?

Victim: Oh, you shot me!

[ cut to Danny DeVito ]

DevitoSnl.jpgDanny DeVito: There was this skit I did with Jon Lovitz, where he says, "You shot me. You shot me."

[ cut to Victim (Jon Lovitz) lying in bed as Mexican Bandit (Danny DeVito) stands vigil in "You Shot Me", 12/03/88 ]

Mexican Bandit: Maybe we both are at fault, Senor.

Victim: No, no, it's all your fault. You made me dance, and then you shot me! In the foot! You shot me!

[ cut to Jon Lovitz ]

LovitzSnl.jpgJon Lovitz: There wasn't any laughs except for saying, "You shot me." So, I just started adding a bunch. And he started laughing, so then I just kept saying it. Then, I was trying to make him laugh, going "You shot me!"

[ cut back to Victim (Jon Lovitz) lying in bed as Mexican Bandit (Danny DeVito) stands vigil in "You Shot Me", 12/03/88 ]

Mexican Bandit: I am sorry, okay?

Victim: No, it's not okay. You shot me!

Mexican Bandit: Do you not accept my apology, Senor?

Victim: No, I don't accept your apology!

Mexican Bandit: But you must accept it.

Victim: You shot me! You shot me!

[ cut to Danny DeVito ]

Danny DeVito: I was on the floor with the audience.

I can so see Darrell Hammond as Cheney and Lovitz revising this skit...


Posted by Jeff at February 16, 2006 07:36 AM
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