Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Seaver's SNL skit all wet

Tom Seaver starred on a Saturday Night Live skit way back in 1983 in which the former big league pitcher played a commentator during a rain-delayed SNL show. The showed opened with rain pouring down in the studio and a scroll across the TV screen that read: "Saturday Night Live… Rain Delay… Please Stay Tuned…" Major league ump Ron Luciano was involved in the bland skit as the arbiter who would make a decision on whether the show would go on as scheduled. As the skit progressed, Seaver made his way around the stage, interviewing the show's stars and guests, including the Smothers Brothers, Joe Piscapo and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. A really awkward moment in skit occurred when Seaver referred to Jim Belushi as the Belush-man. What? Anyway, the skit mercifully ends when the rain lets up and Luciano looks to camera and says "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night." Good grief. Maybe this was one show that should have been called because of lame. If you have a moment, you can read the transcript at this link. But let me warn you, it will be three minutes of your life you won’t get back.

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