The Contestant - SNL

  • Published: 20 July 2019
  • Ed Grimley (Martin Short) auditions to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. [Season 10, 1984]


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Comments • 182

  • Vinson
    Vinson  1 days back

    Good 'ol mental Edward.
    Want to see Jackie Rogers Jr. on 'Name that Tune'.

    • seb seb
      seb seb  1 days back

      Am I the only one who thought that it was Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) in the thumbnail

      • Jackaloopt
        Jackaloopt  1 days back

        That was pretty decent I must say!

        • *Lady Voldemort*
          *Lady Voldemort*  3 days back

          This is a heartwarming sketch...I love it! There are mixed emotions, I laughed and feeling concerned at the same time...glad the dude changed his mind on his "way down". I love how old casts didn't rely on cue cards too much like the recent ones. And I love Martin Short character's sincerity. 👍😊❤

          • Lisa Page
            Lisa Page  4 days back

            Ed Grimley reminds me of Mr. Rogers with his huge grin.

            • Andy Price
              Andy Price  6 days back

              Is that Donald Trump in the elevator?!

              • Ahmar Saeed
                Ahmar Saeed  1 weeks back

                This was great I must say!

                • J Double C
                  J Double C  1 weeks back

                  Grown Up Alfalfa?

                  • DJBubblicious
                    DJBubblicious  1 weeks back

                    OMG what's with the something about Mary hairstyle and the grampa pants ? ROFL!

                    • gc1282
                      gc1282  1 weeks back

                      I remember watching the Ed Grimley cartoon I don't remember which network, but I remember thinking it was so creepy but I enjoyed it.

                      • R Lynd
                        R Lynd  2 weeks back

                        Wow, it's Nigel Tufnel, turn it up to 11! Martin Short is a fantastically unique comedian too, I must say.

                        • Dennis Velez
                          Dennis Velez  2 weeks back

                          Wonderful skits from a wonderful time in SNL. It’s great to see comedy like this with no foul language or slurs. Also I was reminded of how Dreyfus’ looks played on my pre teenage imagination 😉😎

                          • chinookvalley
                            chinookvalley  2 weeks back

                            Did anyone else cry at the end? Humanity has lost all meaning. Be kind, you never know what another is going thru.

                            • Bram Sebio-Brundage
                              Bram Sebio-Brundage  2 weeks back

                              This is probably one of my favorite snl skits I must saaayyy.

                              • J Wayne
                                J Wayne  2 weeks back

                                Ed Grimley is the MAN, he one best characters I have ever seen.... I love his hair and best sense of humor.

                                • Tony Stark
                                  Tony Stark  2 weeks back

                                  Martin Short has never, ever, in his whole pathetic career been funny. He’s such a sad person, thinking your funny when your the opposite.

                                  • J is Scoobysmom
                                    J is Scoobysmom  3 weeks back

                                    My friend in high school had a talking Ed Grimley doll - in high school - like a funny kitsch thing, it was hysterical - but now I'm realizing the sketches were 6 years old back then? Damn I'm really old now

                                    • Patti Billerbeck
                                      Patti Billerbeck  3 weeks back

                                      Ed Grimley MADE Martin Short 😊

                                      • LextheRobot
                                        LextheRobot  3 weeks back

                                        Well, I bet genetics played a part in that. Oh wait, you meant... never mind.

                                    • froladee
                                      froladee  3 weeks back

                                      Anyone know who the other Male actor is?

                                    • Ammar Ali Arif
                                      Ammar Ali Arif  3 weeks back

                                      is it just me or does he look like old captain america?

                                      • Kween Tiia MelanatedGoddess

                                        I LOVED yhis character! Especially the cartoon when I was little

                                        • Cliftonite 187
                                          Cliftonite 187  3 weeks back

                                          What degenerate votes down on this?

                                          • Mike Bledsoe
                                            Mike Bledsoe  3 weeks back

                                            *A SNL Classic*

                                            • John Pelletier
                                              John Pelletier  3 weeks back

                                              Just incredible Martin Short.

                                              • Michael Philpott
                                                Michael Philpott  3 weeks back

                                                Did anyone notice the mic

                                                • Clayton Eshom
                                                  Clayton Eshom  3 weeks back

                                                  Is it just me or does the thumbnail make it seem like Chris Evans is in this?

                                                  • Loki's Buddy
                                                    Loki's Buddy  3 weeks back

                                                    This was one of THE best seasons on SNL! (the one after it w/ Randy Quaid and Anthony Michael Hall sucked so bad I stopped watching it for a long time. It's a wonder SNL wasn't canceled.)

                                                    • Amber Atkins
                                                      Amber Atkins  3 weeks back

                                                      Oh my god I met this mans sister, she works at cvs.

                                                      • War Pig
                                                        War Pig  3 weeks back

                                                        This sketch goes to 11.

                                                        • maxtheknife
                                                          maxtheknife  3 weeks back

                                                          So good to see SNL scenes from the 80s. I prefer these over anything from the past 20 years.

                                                          • Jane Marinelli
                                                            Jane Marinelli  4 weeks back

                                                            The picture of Pat Sajak🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                            • Sesh Jules
                                                              Sesh Jules  4 weeks back

                                                              this was a pretty decent episode if i must say

                                                              • Steven Clark
                                                                Steven Clark  4 weeks back

                                                                Hey, is it just me or is that John Candy in the elevator??

                                                                • Justin Bowen
                                                                  Justin Bowen  4 weeks back

                                                                  I'm a simple man. I see Martin Short I click

                                                                  • self discarded king of ruin 72

                                                                    Needs a little paprika I must say

                                                                    • Der Angstgarten
                                                                      Der Angstgarten  4 weeks back

                                                                      This character showed up right after Pee Wee Herman caught on big.
                                                                      Even the straight-man is dressed like Pee Wee Herman.

                                                                      • jssangel416
                                                                        jssangel416  4 weeks back

                                                                        When I was a kid I was so afraid of creeped out by Ed Grimly lol. Don't know why but he freaked me out!

                                                                        • GeorgeBailey2
                                                                          GeorgeBailey2  4 weeks back

                                                                          The all-star year. It may have been the best year for the show, which is saying a lot. At least two of the top three video sketches were done this year: The male synchronized swimmers and the 60 Minutes bootleg novelty items (The Minkman Bros). "[email protected] in the Box" or "Peyton Manning United Way"" would be #3. Also that year, "Smelt Night" (Crystal and Guest as old Negro League players), "The Magic Shoes" and the Jim Belushi/toilet paper video sketches were great.
                                                                          The Ed Grimley "Rear Window" sketch with Ed Asner was also classic.

                                                                          • jesushatesyoutoo
                                                                            jesushatesyoutoo  4 weeks back

                                                                            Martin Short is a fucking comedic genius!!!!

                                                                            • Mary Finelli
                                                                              Mary Finelli  4 weeks back

                                                                              Ed Grimley originated on SCTV, which was a funnier show than SNL, as was Mad TV. Love Martin Short! Interesting to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus on there, who was wasted on SCTV but ideal on Seinfeld.

                                                                              • Justin Pipes
                                                                                Justin Pipes  4 weeks back

                                                                                This skit is one year older than I am... and Wheel of Fortune is still being made.

                                                                                • S C.
                                                                                  S C.  4 weeks back

                                                                                  The softest landing ever

                                                                                  • Linda F
                                                                                    Linda F  3 days back

                                                                                    Yes, it was like it wasn't even a real, heavy, body hitting Ed, with the extra force from stories up, haha! (it was an obvious dummy) it landed like some clothes tossed aside.  I SAW this sketch back then, I've watched since 1975 religiously, and I had forgotten it, but when he left the building, I just KNEW he would be hit by Chris' character!  Predictable, or do I recall it, ?  Anyway, where did they go then, maybe on a 'DATE'?

                                                                                • Ghost Chain
                                                                                  Ghost Chain  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Dude in the thumbnail looks like Chris Evans

                                                                                  • Phaedra Backer
                                                                                    Phaedra Backer  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I knew a guy that wore his pants hiked up like that.

                                                                                    • Linda F
                                                                                      Linda F  3 days back

                                                                                      a lot of older men do.

                                                                                  • Christine Jones
                                                                                    Christine Jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Christopher Guest.........when SNL WAS funny.

                                                                                    • Juan TwinMG
                                                                                      Juan TwinMG  4 weeks back

                                                                                      christopher guest and martin short are at gratingly different tempos

                                                                                      • Juan TwinMG
                                                                                        Juan TwinMG  3 weeks back

                                                                                        @Qermaq yep!

                                                                                      • Qermaq
                                                                                        Qermaq  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Juan TwinMG Nah it’s intentional.

                                                                                    • kahtfish
                                                                                      kahtfish  4 weeks back

                                                                                      You have six fingers on your right hand... Someone was looking for you.

                                                                                      • Transmedal2
                                                                                        Transmedal2  4 weeks back

                                                                                        The microphone being in the way was the funniest part of the bit lol