SummaryToo bad for Dana Carvey. Republican President George Bush wasn’t re-elected during the 1992 season, nor was Independent candidate Ross Perot elected. Instead, the victory went to Phil Hartman.. uh.. make that Democratic candidate Bill Clinton. Carvey said goodbye to frequent cold opening shouts of “Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”, then said goodbye to six-and-a-half years of being a cast member to leave “SNL” midseason.
More and more, the newer, younger cast members were dominating the show from the old-school antics of Carvey, Hartman, Kevin Nealon and Mike Myers. Chris Farley began to portray a portly motivational speaker named Matt Foley, David Spade created “Hollywood Minute” as a forum for making snide comments about celebrities more famous than himself, and Adam Sandler took to singing badly-rhymed acoustic guitar offerings.
A highlight of this season can be found in guest appearances by former cast member Jan Hooks, who returned periodically to portray America’s staunchiest First-Lady alongside of Hartman’s President Clinton.