Dan Ackroyd is sooo underrated. People always mention Chevy, Belushi, and Bill Murray, but Dan Ackroyd was the anchor to the whole shebang. If you watch this, notice how he never seems to screw up. He's always on cue, even when he's a mile a minute sleazy salesman in a fake ad. This is saying a lot, considering it was live TV in front of millions. But most of all, he's hilarious. There's Fred Garvin..Male Prostitute; the guy accused of producing dangerous Halloween costumes...like the Johnny Adventure Action Set (or something like that), which includes oily rags and a giant Zippo. He also did a Christmas toy one (not included here, unfortunately) which was simply a bag of nails. The Wild and Crazy Guys are included, as well as Elwood, and the Coneheads. Omitted, unfortunately, is his Point/Counterpoint, featuring the famous line, "Jane, you ignorant slut"; but see this anyway. It's a reminder of just how great and innovative and irreverent the Not Ready for Prime Time Players were. And how brilliant Dan Ackroyd was and is.
Aired: 28 Sep 1994