Jason Priestley shares his 'SNL' figure skating sketch
The actor hosted 'Saturday Night Live' in 1992
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Just in time for the Winter Olympics season, Jason Priestley has unearthed his figure skating sketch from ‘Saturday Night Live.’
With Canadians killing it at the figure skating events at PyeongChang, Priestley’s fans naturally started asking him about the episode of ‘SNL’ he hosted in 1992 at the height of his ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ fame.
Haha! IDK Amanda... can’t you just google it? https://t.co/iLxNXOkb7U— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) February 17, 2018
The ball really started rolling after one fan grabbed a screenshot of the sketch in question.
“One of the best sketches on one of the best SNL episodes ever!”
One of the best sketches on one of the best SNL episodes ever! Searched a while and video not available. Maybe @nbcsnl can pull out of the archives in honour of tonight’s men’s Olympic skating competition? ???? pic.twitter.com/E8bw7wDXrU— Tricia Soltys (@triciasoltys) February 17, 2018
Then Priestley started getting into the spirit of things: “That’s me! Look at that hair!”
That’s me! Look at that hair! https://t.co/SL0QdFodix— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) February 17, 2018
Six days later, he found and shared the sketch with fans.
“Here it is people... enjoy!”
Here it is people... enjoy! https://t.co/kKsToabwHp— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) February 24, 2018
The sketch featured Canadian comedian Phil Hartman (since passed) playing sportscaster Verne Lundquist, Dana Carvey playing retired figure skater Scott Hamilton, and Priestley playing fictional character Brian Demming.
And, yes, that was Priestley doing most of the skating.
Most of it was me... I had lots to get to that week... busy being host... band was Teenage Fanclub https://t.co/E6pAdNq63h— Jason Priestley (@Jason_Priestley) February 26, 2018
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