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Dana Carvey Does an Impression of a Frankenstein-Schwarzenegger (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2011 5:15AM
Dana Carvey, 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'If you let Dana Carvey talk long enough, he's almost always sure to find his way to talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger, as it is one of his best impressions. On 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Carvey said that he thinks the former California governor is simply overwhelmed with testosterone.

"When he wakes up in the morning, he's like a giant penis Frankenstein," Carvey said. "'I gotta have sex with something!'"

The only solution for that situation, according to Carvey, is to service these needs every morning, and perhaps as often as needed throughout the day. Once this is taken care of, the charming Schwarzenegger we all know and love returns immediately.

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Oprah's 'SNL' All-Stars Show: Tracy Morgan Thanks Jane Curtin and Chevy Chase for Making His Father Laugh After Vietnam (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 12th 2011 9:15PM
Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Dana Carvey, Jane Curtin, and Chevy Chase on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'Tracy Morgan is known as a good talk-show guest, mainly for his freewheeling comic style. Today on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated), he provided an emotional moment on a 'Saturday Night Live All-Stars' show that also included Tina Fey, Dana Carvey, Jane Curtin and Chevy Chase.

Winfrey prompted Morgan to share the story of his father, a Vietnam veteran and a fan of the original 'SNL.'

Morgan pointed at Curtain and Chase and thanked them. "I remember my father coming from Vietnam," Morgan said. "He had went through that and he wasn't laughing much. And then one night in 1975 he turned on 'Saturday Night Live' and ... I'd never heard my father laugh like that."

Curtin and Chase seemed touched by Morgan's gesture. It looked like something Morgan had perhaps wanted to say for a while.

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Dana Carvey Teaches Letterman How to Do a Charlie Sheen Impression (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 22nd 2011 3:59AM
Dana Carvey, 'Late Show with David Letterman'After seeing the impressive Charlie Sheen impressions brought to the screen by the likes of Bill Hader on 'SNL' and Jimmy Fallon, impressionist Dana Carvey explained on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) that he didn't feel he could necessarily bring anything new to the impression.

What he could do, though, was teach people how to do their own Sheen impressions. "You start with Jack Nicholson on one side of the voice spectrum," he said before breaking into Nicholson's classic line, "You can't handle the truth!"

"On the other side ... was just a little bit Johnny Carson," he continued. "You go from Johnny and you head toward Jack and you're like, 'Winning, duh!'" Easy enough, right?

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Justin Bieber Cameos on 'SNL'; Dana Carvey's 'Church Lady' Is Turned On (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 7th 2011 5:50AM
Dana Carvey's Church Lady on 'Saturday Night Live'Dana Carvey resurrected The Church Lady when he hosted 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC). Church Chat guests included the real Justin Bieber, who made dear old Church Lady's heart (and other parts) go all atwitter.

"Are you OK, Church Lady?" Bieber asked innocently. She replied, "Oh yes, that's right, say my name. Say my name with your angel's voice. The voice that makes young girls' naughty parts tingle... as well as, it seems, some older lady's naughty parts."

She then heard Jesus' voice: "Do not allow yourself to fall victim to the flesh. Use your willpower." Church Lady responded, "I'm tired of using my willpower, Jesus. I want a taste of that sweet Bieber!"

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'Saturday Night Live' - Dana Carvey / Linkin Park Recap

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Feb 6th 2011 11:00AM
Waynes World['Saturday Night Live' - 'Season 36, Episode 14']

When former cast members return to host 'Saturday Night Live,' they bring with them heightened levels of enthusiasm, anticipation and possibilities. When those cast members who I grew up adoring, imitating and admiring return to host, I need to go on special medication.

Dana Carvey was one of a handful of people who introduced me to, and made me fall in love with, comedy. The litany of classic sketches that he carried and turned into cultural landmarks is well documented, but it wasn't just "The Church Lady" and "Hans and Frans" that drew me to him, it was more of his fringe character work, like "Massive Headwound Harry" and "Lyle: The Effeminite Heterosexual" that were so impressive.

If he could bring even a fraction of that to the stage again, we'd all be a little better off than we were before.

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Dana Carvey 'Schwings' Back to 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 4th 2011 3:30PM
Andy Samberg, Dana CarveyWhat can we expect from Dana Carvey's return to 'Saturday Night Live' on Feb. 5? Well, if this video is any indication, lots of classic characters!

Carvey, known for characters such as the Church Lady and Garth, is hosting the show for a fourth time. In the promo below, Carvey is teamed with current SNL It Boy Andy Samberg, and the two go to town with "schwing!"

Our fingers are crossed for surprise cameos and old school SNL fun.

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Dana Carvey Acts Out a Nixed 'SNL' Skit on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 4th 2011 5:35AM
Dana Carvey Does a Skit on 'Late Night''Saturday Night Live' alum Dana Carvey will reappear on the show as host this weekend. On 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), Carvey pitched a few sketch ideas to Jimmy Fallon, another 'SNL' veteran, that we won't be seeing on Saturday.

"I had an idea to do an old Italian who was sort of perverted and would act out sexual things and then make up fake Italian words," he explained.

Carvey gave the audience a taste, describing the man in a town square, watching passersby. "He sees a guy with a wife," Carvey said, then motioned the woman's hourglass figure. Carvey stood up and continued channeling the pervy man, acting out a sexual act and speaking in fake Italian the entire time.

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Dana Carvey Talks How and Why Arnold Schwarzenegger Kept His Cool With Reporters (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 25th 2011 2:23AM
Dana Carvey, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'With Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to the private sector, Dana Carvey talked about his early campaign experiences with the former Governor on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on NBC). Particularly he recalled how brutal the press was to Schwarzenegger, and how cool the action star was in handling it.

In relaying a story about one campaign event, Carvey was able to trot out his classic Schwarzenegger impression. Even better, he didn't even use any words as Schwarzenegger, reverting instead to those Austrian grunts and groans fans of 'Saturday Night Live' delighted over decades ago. And yet we knew exactly what he was trying to convey.

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Jesse Eisenberg, Dana Carvey to Host 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Jersey Shore' Breaks Records Again and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 14th 2011 6:40PM
Jesse EisenbergCurrent Hollywood darling Jesse Eisenberg is adding a new feather to his rapidly growing hat: 'Saturday Night Live' host. To add even more excitement to the Jan. 29 show, Nicki Minaj will be the musical guest.

According to NBC, Dana Carvey will host 'Saturday Night Live' Feb. 5. You know what that hopefully means? The Church Lady. This is Carvey's fourth time as host. Linkin Park will be the musical guest.

In other TV news ...

ABC has ordered 'Subergatory' to pilot. The project from 'Parks and Recreation' writer Emily Kapnek follows a young city-raised girl after she moves to the suburbs. [Entertainment Weekly]

DirecTV is in talks to air 'The Kennedys.' If DirecTV picks up the miniseries that was canceled by History it will air on the satellite provider's Channel 101. Showtime, FX and Starz passed on the series [TVLine]

'Jersey Shore' scored record ratings -- again. The MTV reality show grabbed 8.6 million viewers, topping the record set by last week's premiere by 2 percent. In the 18-49 demo, the show was seen by 4.4 million viewers. For the record, it beat 'Off the Map' and 'Grey's Anatomy.' [EW]

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Jimmy Fallon and Dana Carvey Are "Chopping Broccoli" on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 29th 2010 5:33AM
Dana Carvey, 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'Jimmy Fallon always has a lot of fun when he brings his old castmates from 'Saturday Night Live' onto his new gig at 'Late Night' (Weeknights, 12:37AM on NBC). This time, he reached further into the 'SNL' alumni with Dana Carvey. Carvey left 'SNL' in 1993, five years before Fallon began his run.

Through the magic of television, the pair were able to unite on one of Carvey's classic 'SNL' sketches. As Carvey described it, "This is the world's most pretentious rock star."

The skit was "about a guy really didn't have the goods and he was making up the lyrics as he went along and they came out a little trite." By the end of it, he reached the classic refrains that fans of that golden era of 'SNL' know by heart. "She's chopping broccoli!" over and over and over again.

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Dana Carvey Channels Jay Leno, Johnny Carson on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 28th 2010 6:00AM
Dana Carvey Does Carson, Leno Impressions on 'Late Show'When Dana Carvey appeared on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he teased David Letterman about being on vacation whenever he visits New York. "The guy out West -- he doesn't go on vacation." In mock Leno, he teased, "Why would you go on vacation, when you can tell jokes? ... Go to a beach and sweat? You could be telling a joke, doing a monologue!"

Carvey then mentioned another legendary late-night battle: Johnny Carson vs. Merv Griffin. "Carson hated Merv," Carvey said. In pitch-perfect Carson, he said, "I can't even stand looking at the [beep]." Letterman guffawed, and after the two exchanged stories on bypass surgery and their aging bodies, the host asked him to impersonate Carson again.

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Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. Have a Heart to Heart

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 15th 2010 9:02PM
I've always wondered what it would be like to watch George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. have a sit-down. It must the most awkward fly-on-the-wall conversation since King Richard III told Henry Stafford he was going to have to make some "cutbacks."

Now thanks to the people at Funny or Die, now I know. And knowing is half the battle.

The site released some cutting room floor footage from their recent "Presidential Reunion" PSA directed by Ron Howard featuring some funny, improvised dialogue between Dana Carvey and Will Ferrell as the presidential father and son.

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Kim Kardashian Knocks Back Shots on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:20AM
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Kim KardashianThere's nothing like knocking back a few shots with friends. You know, a few beers, some pretzels, a couple shots of Quick Trim ... Yes, you, too, can be part of the popular crowd, and lose weight at the same time!

Kim Kardashian brought along a bottle of Quick Trim to share with Jay Leno and Dana Carvey on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' (11:35PM ET on NBC).

Pay close attention to Leno when the shots are passed out.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'SNL's' Presidential Reunion Video Hits Funny or Die

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 4th 2010 8:45PM
Nearly 30 years of one of American television's most storied and beloved traditions (i.e. portraying our presidents as moronic simpletons whose inability to tie their own shoes could send the country to Defcon 3) came to a glorious fountain of awesomeness at Funnyordie.com.

The website premiered a new public service announcement on federal finance laws directed by Ron Howard in the form of a very funny "Presidential Reunion" sketch that features the likes of Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Dana Carvey, Dan Aykroyd and even Chevy Chase reviving their classic impressions of former presidents including (respectively) George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Jimmy Carter and (the most hilarious in my opinion) Gerald Ford who come together to help the beleaguered Barack Obama, played by Fred Armisen. Jim Carrey also stepped in the room to play Ronald Reagan probably because Randy Quaid is nuttier than a Payday bar these days.

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FunnyOrDie Video Features 'SNL' Presidents Reunion

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 3rd 2010 5:30PM
Holy 'Saturday Night Live' presidents reunion, Batman!

FunnyOrDie.com is famous for its riotous celebrity videos, but this one featuring current star Fred Armisen and 'SNL' veterans like Will Ferrell, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Darrell Hammond and Maya Rudolph, as well as an over-the-top performance by Jim Carrey, may take the cake.

In a dream, Armisen's Barack Obama is visited by Hammond as President Clinton, Carvey as President Bush Sr., Aykroyd as President Carter, Chase as President Ford, Ferrell as President Bush Jr and Carey as President Reagan.

Catch the video after the jump.

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