John Goodman has played everything from a Bears fan to a Blues Brother to Wilford Brimley during his many appearances on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” And while he will always be associated with his savage takedown of Lewinskygate instigator Linda Tripp, he had plenty of other memorable moments on the late-night sketch show. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites.
A double-crossing gossipy rat or a true patriot who chose country above friendship? “Saturday Night Live” went for the former when John Goodman was asked to play Monica Lewinsky’s former bestie during the years following the Bill Clinton sex scandal. And Goodman relished in making himself as unattractive as possible for the part.
Goodman and “SNL’s” latest attack on Washington, DC came in January when he lampooned President Trump’s then-incoming Secretary of State as a loud-mouthed, Russia-loving enemy of liberals everywhere.
Good ol’ Brasky. He sure did have some loyal friends on Wall Street. Did you know all the Yes albums are Brasky family photos and he’s the one who framed Roger Rabbit? To Bill Brasky!
Wilford Brimley doesn’t even have diabetes. He just looks like someone who does. People also assume he’s healthy because they think he eats Quaker Oats. He actually prefers s’mores.
Do Mighty Mack and Elwood Blues have some thoughts about the war on terror? That’s affirmative. They also confirm that nothing will stop the U.S. Postal Service as long as they’re here to sing about it.
Yes, Alec Baldwin will always have his Schweddy Balls. But Goodman’s Rusty “Fireball” Wilson and his recipe for hot summertime barbecue (his secret is meat, bread and sauce).
Like a good team player, Goodman stepped in as Mike Myer’s relief hitter to play Superfan Pat Arnold when this sketch was resurrected after he’d left the series. The change in appearance was explained by a need to find comfort in cheese fries after Michael Jordan left the Bulls.
What’s more disturbing than a bunch of actors from an afternoon children’s TV show assaulting their own? Goodman in a purple baby bonnet.
Saddam Hussein (Phil Hartman) was no match for the Church Lady and her dear mom (Goodman in a dress, once again).
How did Bobby Moynihan’s Drunk Uncle learn how to embarrass his family? He probably learned it by watching Goodman’s Drunker Uncle.