He’s one of the greatest actors of a generation and one of the best “Saturday Night Live” hosts in history,so there were lots of choices for the list of the 5 best Christopher Walken SNL skits. Whether fans prefer the not-so-worldly Continental or the enthusiastic cowbell lover Bruce Dickinson, Walken’s “SNL” sketches never disappoint.
- "The Continental" The mustachioed, smoking jacket wearing lothario is one of the reoccurring characters that make the list of five best Christopher Walken “SNL” skits. His suave, ladies man talks directly to his latest conquest and into the camera lens. Hugh Hefner has nothing on the Continental.
- "Ed Glosser: Trivia PSychic" This parody of his “Dead Zone” character is the next entry in the five best Christopher Walken “SNL” skits. When Ed Glosser touches someone he has not-so-deeply insightful visions like, “You have a daughter. The housekeeper’s just waxed the kitchen floor… Your daughter’s running on the wet kitchen floor. She’s leaving footprints. The housekeeper’s annoyed. She has to do that part of the floor over. It’s not too late. You can call her and save her.”
- “Meet the Family” Impersonating Christopher Walken has practically become an Olympic sport. There was even a play in Los Angeles a few years ago called “All About Walken.” But in this classic sketch on the list of five best Christopher Walken “SNL” skits, all of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players do their best Walken in a bit that parodies what his family reunions must be like.
- "Behind the Music: Blue Oyster Cult" Not only is this one of the five best Christopher Walken “SNL” skits, it’s one of the best “Saturday Night Live” sketches of all time. Walken plays Bruce Dickinson, who is conducting the Blue Oyster Cult session for “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” But he’s “got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell.”
- “Census Taker” Tim Meadows plays the Census Taker in this ENTRY on the five best Christopher Walken “SNL” skits. But Walken plays a confused interviewee who counts his plants and candy bars among the 80 residents in his apartment. Walken’s confusion of the perimeters of complicated theories like full-time vs. part-time work and owning vs. renting make this sketch hysterical.