Which Of These 20 "Saturday Night Live" Bumpers Do You Find the Most Eye-Catching?
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Which Of These 20 "Saturday Night Live" Bumpers Do You Find the Most Eye-Catching?

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | December 17, 2012 | Comments ()


I have an unspoken fondness for the "Saturday Night Live" bumpers, those photographs placed between commercials and the show. On most weeks, after I've written my "SNL" recap, I like to go through and pull the best "SNL" bumper from the show (although I chose to go with Sudeikis' O-face from "What's Up with That?" over Martin Short's lackluster bumpers this week). Some hosts take the bumpers more seriously than others, and in looking through the bumpers from the last several years, it's obvious that two or three people do them better than most.

Anyway, I thought I'd offer up 20 of the better bumpers in recent memory as a sort of appreciation to the hosts for putting in the effort, and to the photographers for making something of a minor art form out of them.

Which do you find most eye catching? (I can't decide between three Tina Fey bumpers.)













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  • BlackRabbit

    The "green lightning" guy...is that Chris Kattan? Cause he looks really crazy and not funny. Like UnSub crazy.

  • The answer is always: Jon Fuckin' Hamm. Because he's such a...ham. I like 'em goofy.

    And I always love these, too. They're usually really awesome, unusual photographs.

  • AudioSuede

    I love those bumpers. There have been some great ones over the years, and several I've enjoyed from this season. Still, that Fallon one takes the cake.

  • hater from siloam springs

    Oh heavens -- I could watch Tiny Fey wear the phonebook.

    um, I mean wear the, um, read the, ah, um ...


  • TheEmpress

    God, Tina Fey is so awesome.

  • jthomas666

    Tina in the barn is just ALL kinds of hot.

    One that was left out was the Maya Rudolph one where they recreated the cover on an album by Rudolph's mom, Minnie Ripperton.

  • <3

    Jim Carrey for the damn win.

  • seanx40

    I like the Amy Prohler one.

  • Ted Zancha

    Amy Poehler. Always and forever.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I dig the Amy Poehler and Jim Carrey ones.

    I hate hate hate the 'sexy' ones.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I love the Amy Poehler one, with the feather non-racist thingy.

  • John G.

    Strange, all the men seem to wear clothes and not spread their legs.

  • zeke_the_pig

    'cept Paul Rudd. I think he tried to but ripped something round back.

  • ELee

    Jon Hamm. All of them. Oh Jon. . .

  • Other Brian

    Am I the only person who thinks that these things are ridiculously over-worked?

    Step 1. Photograph celebrity.

    Step 2. Saturate/Desaturate. (Use a Magic 8 Ball to determine which.)

    Step 3. Apply 46 different Photoshop filters at once.

    Step 4. Print.

  • huntah

    Call me a goof but I laughed out loud at the Carrey one. Something about his earnestly miniacal grin manages to make something so uninspired as 'man in bikini drag' funny

  • huntah

    bikini? no bikini. brain fart. point stands.

  • Guest

    Who's the 4 bummper?

  • Green_Eggs_and_Hamster

    I am guessing here, but Zooey Deschanel?

  • scotankhamen

    i will always and FOREVER choose Tina Fey's bumpers. Or whatever you want to call 'em. I've been known to freeze frame the video and just stare at her bumpers for hours :-)

  • pete's beats

    Just look at Daniel's toe pop up. On repeat. It's mesmerizing.

  • L.O.V.E.

    3 and 4 are my favs.

    I also liked these.

    Sofia has GREAT bumpers. Just sayin'.

  • zeke_the_pig

    Indeed she goddamn does.
    bump, bump
    bump, bump...
    day, wow, wow

  • A. Smith

    Who's the 4th bumper?

  • L.O.V.E.

    Zoeey Deschanel.

    By the way, here are some others I liked.

  • Dancegrooves

    The one where Maya Rudolph was photoshopped into a picture of the original cast and the one where Emma Stone dressed up as Roseanne Rosanna Dana were my two faves

  • Ponytail

    This one : http://www.vulture.com/2012/02... should have been on the list. Unless it's not recent enough ? I don't watch SNL so I don't know when it aired.

  • Pants-are-a-must

    I don't. 90% of these are "sexy women! cool bros!" and the rest is bizarre.

  • janeite1900

    Great choices! It appears that you, too, find Tina Fey to be quite fetching. I never get it when she assumes that self-deprecating, I'm-so-fat-inadequate-and-ugly thing.

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