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If Pat Nixon were a dog

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 10th 2007 12:01PM

pat nixonI think The Onion had it right: The Dana Carvey Show, which was canceled in 1996 after a whopping six episodes, was ahead of its time and too surreal for folks used to Saturday Night Live, but it also offered, for many, a first glance at writers and actors who eventually helped define today's reigning style of comedy: Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Louis C.K., Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Chappelle and Charlie Kaufman.

Below I've placed a clip from the show of Heather Morgan doing a series of impressions of first ladies as dogs. Why is she doing that? All I can say is that if you have to ask, you'll never know. I think my favorite is Mary Todd Lincoln, who was already a tad nutty to begin with.

I had never heard of Morgan, so I looked her up on IMDb where her last credit is a 2002 movie called Bark! in which she plays a woman who behaves like a dog (she also wrote the screenplay). Apparently, she likes playing dogs. I guess you stick to what you know.

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That...was phenomenal and, though it reinforced stereotypes, hit the notes perfectly.

March 11 2007 at 1:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I remember this show and it was pretty funny. One of the things I thought was great was how they blatantly made fun of their sponsors Taco Bell and Mountain Dew. I remember a skit just before they were going to a commercial talking about what Mountain Dew looked like. They ended at something like "Pure mountain spring refreshment" knowing the audience got their message. A good show. They should release a DVD of those shows.

March 10 2007 at 12:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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