'MacGruber' Hits Theaters, Plus 8 Other SNL Skits-Turned-Movies

Brittny Drye

Our favorite mulleted hero, MacGruber, hits the big screen this weekend and it has me thinking about past SNL skits-turned-movies. Hopefully MacGruber will have a better run on the silver screen than previous attempts.

  1. The Blues Brothers (1980): This was SNL's first attempt, and one of only a few of the SNL movies that didn't flop. Starring Dan Akroyd and John Belushi, the musical comedy is classic Chicago.
  2. Wayne's World (1992): Over a decade later, they released their second film based on a skit from Mike Myers and Dana Carvey about two head-banging local cable show guys, institutionalizing the "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene that is still a favorite for high school talent shows. 
  3. Coneheads: And this was the beginning of a long string of sucky SNL films. In theory it was good, a film about an alien couple being hunted by the INS, but in reality it was bad.
  4. It's Pat (1994): It's Pat, which is about an androgynous, clumsy nerd played by Julia Sweeney, was only in theaters for a short time. If you blinked, you may have missed it. 
  5. Stuart Saves His Family (1995): This film about the self-help Stuart Smalley did nothing to help the rebound from their last atrocity.
  6. Night at the Roxbury (1998): Thanks to this movie, I still subconsciously nod my head repeatedly to the side when "What Is Love" comes on the radio.
  7. Superstar (1999): The tree makeout scene and the armpit smelling will forever haunt my memory. Supahstah!
  8. The Ladies Man (2001): Unless you get a chuckle out of wang jokes (a hundred times in a row), you won't find this movie funny.

In your opinion, which is the best/worst SNL movie?

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