Instead, I'm going in a different direction. After just re-reading the outstanding 2002 history of "Saturday Night Live", it made me wonder who would make up my Mount Rushmore of SNL performers.
1. Eddie Murphy. A no-brainer. The absolute best all-around performer in the history of the show. Mr. Robinson, Gumby, Buckwheat, Velvet Jones, the list goes on and on.
2. John Belushi. I have to pay tribute to the original cast and with all due respect to Dan Aykroyd, I'm going with Belushi. From the Samurai to Joe Cocker to The Godfather, Belushi was amazing.
3. Dana Carvey. I don't think he ever got credit for what he brought to the show in the mid-80s renaissance. The Church Lady, Bush, Hans, Garth, etc... Carvey was the MVP of an amazing ensemble.
4. Will Ferrell. I could have gone in a couple different directions here but I felt like honoring one from each era, and who better from the late 90s/early 00s than Ferrell? Great enough to have two "Best of" DVDs.
There's my list. What say you guys?