The Gerald Ford Died Today is one of the funniest SNL skits ever. Dana Carvey played a Tom Brokaw who was taking the winter off to spend in Barbados, so the station was covering their bases and made him report Gerald Ford dying about fifty different ways 'just in case.'
It went something like this....
Tom- "Gerald Ford dead today at age 83."
Director- Good. Now one for next year.
T- Gerald Ford dead today at age 84.
D- Now, one for if he is shot.
T- Gerald for shot dead today at age 83.
D- Add the word senseless.
T- Gerald Ford shot dead today at the senseless age of 83.
T- Okay, okay. Gerald Ford senselessly shot dead today at age 83.
T- Gerald Ford dead today after being eaten by wolves. He was delicious. ....Oh come on, thats just frivolous.
D- Tom, he is an ex president. Don't you think he'd be delicious?
It goes on as Tom Brokaw just reading the prompts. Some of them were...
T- Horrifying news from Michigan as Gerald Ford was chopped into itty bits by the propellar of a commuter plane.
France was destroyed by a giant fireball today and Gerald Ford is dead.
Gerald Ford was mauled by a circus lion at a convenience store.
Stunning news from Yorba Linda as Richard Nixon's corpse climbed out of its grave and strangled Gerald Ford to death.
Gerald Ford dead today from an overdose of crack cocaine.
Gerald Ford dead today after jumping out of the tenth story of an affice building.
There were others as well. My personal favorite was...
D- Now, this is for if we are invaded by Zimbabwe.
T- Ula bombay, hungaleh, dimba Gerald Ford, click click, pok pok, hungaleh dimba dimba heh.
D- Okay a bit sadder now.
In my opinion that is one of the funniest SNL skits that there has ever been. I never get sick of it.