Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Thousand Voices Silenced

Phil Hartman would have turned 65 today, if he hadn't been murdered by his wife 15 years ago.  Some SNL performers are stars, who shine through no matter what parts they play--John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers.  Others, just as valuable, are utility players who are as funny as anyone but hide behind their roles--Dan Aykroyd, Bill Hader.  Hartman belonged to the latter group, and no one played it as real as he did, which made his stuff that much funnier.

PS  All the videos I embedded seem to have disappeared.  I knew SNL was protective but this is overdoing it.  So you can take my word for it or Google stuff like "The Sinatra Group," "Let's Fix Robots," "The Guy Who Plays Mr. Belvedere Fan Club" and whatever else strikes your fancy.


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