Suddenly I am very glad that Hulu exists.
I watched this skit for the first time at the cast party for The Pink Panther Strikes Again. It aired the Saturday after Superman #75 came out. The party took place at my friend Ben’s house and Ben’s parents had a projection screen television, so we watched this skit on the wall of his living room. I vividly remember the stares I got when I said, rather loudly mind you, that Batman should have known who Black Lightning was because they were in the Outsiders together.
I guess I was the only comic geek in the room.
Then and now my favorite part of this skit was Lex Luthor, as played by Al Franken, expressing remorse and admiration for Superman and then saying that he’s glad Superman is dead and that it is going to be a good year for him. Outside of Chris Farley as the Hulk and Chris Rock (as Robin) looking at the camera at one point that will always make me laugh.
Again, I am very glad that Hulu had this in their archives for SNL because I sure as heck couldn’t find it on YouTube.
Next week: Scans, videos and more scans. Should be more Death and Return of Superman “fun”.
More to follow…