Dana Carvey

Approval Rate: 86%

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    Mon Aug 18 2008

    No doubt one of the best of all time on SNL. Too bad he hasn't done anything good since. Probably should do more writing and forget the movies.

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    Mon Jul 28 2008

    He was great and my second favorite castmember next to Phil Hartman of course.

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    Sat Jul 05 2008

    Another contibutor to great SNL characters but also alittle too rubber facey. Choppin brocolli is prob my fave because he was a normal guy but the church lady always cracked me up because there's real over zealous religious ladies like that

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    Thu Feb 28 2008

    A multi-talented and a very gifted man.

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    Wed Feb 27 2008

    Serviceable. . .but one could imagine the show without him. . .

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    Wed Feb 27 2008

    He is always funny and is so versitile. One of my favorites has to be when he is Ross Perot and is driving with the Admiral. I love Hans and Frans and Massive Head-Wound Harry. Choppin' Brocoli is great. I like Lyle, the affeminant heterosexual. Of course there is Garth and many many more.

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    Wed May 09 2007

    I will adore DaCa til the day I die.  I love Garth so much!!

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    Thu Jun 02 2005

    Did he ever do a bad skit. If he did I can't recall. Probably hed the most air time of any cast member in history, and theres a reason. Lorne Michaels said that of all the cast members who ever left, Dana Carvey would be the hardest to replace. That says it all.

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    Tue Apr 19 2005

    Very good at impersonations. A good cast member through and through. Should have stayed on the show.

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    Fri Apr 01 2005

    Greatest talent to grace the SNL stage, most versital. Took every role and put his own touch on it.

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    Mon Dec 13 2004

    My favorite Dana Carvey moment was when he and Adam Sandler were Italian waiters. You like-a the pepper? say when? A gratzi Good times.

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    Thu Jul 08 2004

    I just love Dana. He is hilarious. I just love his Ross Perot impression. Can I finish? He is awesome and one of the greatest SNL will ever see.

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    Thu Jun 03 2004

    One of the funniest comedians of all time. I cannot say the word chickens without thinking of his ridiculously funny skit about his being a Chinese guy who wrote a Broadway play about chickens.

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    Thu May 27 2004

    Probably my favorite cast member. Unfortunately, he hasn't had quite the success he had after leaving SNL. If he were to return I might watch again. He was awesome as so many characters: George H.W. Bush, Perot, Church Lady (his and Hartman's skit with Hartman as Jimmy Swaggart was hilarious), Hans, and of course, Garth.

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    Wed Mar 03 2004

    The Best! Garth Algar Forever!

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    Wed Jan 07 2004

    Great impressionist, musically talented, Dana is a gifted, versatile & influential performer. Among the very best SNL'ers.

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    Thu Oct 02 2003

    Garth, Church Lady and playing Bush I ("prudent..") were great.

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    Mon Sep 08 2003

    He was so excellent on SNL that I'm still surprised that he hasn't returned to it. His other work is not funny. He thrived on this show.

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    Sat Aug 16 2003

    Garth is King.

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    Sat Jun 21 2003

    Carvey was great! The cast of Hartman, Jackson, Carvey, Miller, Hooks, Nealon, and, of course, Myers, were a great team. Hans/Franz still cracks me up. His Carson meets Arsenio skit was hilarious. His Perot skit w/ the Vice Prez Admiral who was shell-shocked (Hartman) was great too. His McCartney was great too. Carvey started out hurtin' (remember 'chicken make great house pet'?), but he's the shizzat.

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    Thu May 22 2003

    i can honestly say there is not one thing dana does that is not hilarious...he's the greatest

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    Thu May 15 2003

    I just watched a replay of SNL where Dana did Jerry Brown imitation, I was dying. When he was on the show he was absolutely great. I even paid to see his movies during his short lived movie career Terrible movies but he was great on SNL

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    Fri Mar 07 2003

    Probably one of the greatest SNL castmembers of all time. He truly was a Master of Disguise, and out of all the actors and skits, Dana Carvey's skits were my favorite. I loved his impressions of President Bush and Ross Perot, as well as his performance on the hilarious churchlady. My favorite scene of his, while not very memoriable, was his "Choppin' Broccoli" song. Dana Carvey redefined SNL and we need him back on the show now more than ever.

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    Thu Feb 27 2003

    I think he's funny, but not funny enough for the number 5 spot!!!

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    Tue Feb 25 2003

    Him? Funny?

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    Wed Jan 29 2003

    great impressions

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    Thu Jan 23 2003

    I looove Dana Carvey! Garth was one of the best characters, along with the church lady and G.W. Bush Sr. He seemed to be able to do any impression you could think of. One of my favorite Dana Carvey moments was when he did the brocoli song. Does anyone remember that? That was awesome!

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    Mon Jan 20 2003

    Very good and had the help of being part of a great cast

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    Thu Jan 16 2003

    A great impressionist, the Garth character was really good.

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    Sun Jan 12 2003

    Dana Carvey is one of the best! Church Lady, Hans & Franz, Garth......the list goes on & on!

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    Wed Dec 25 2002

    Contrary to popular belief, his impression of George Bush Sr. was not that on-target. It was more annoying that funny. Carvey more than made up for that with his Church Lady character and his bit as Wayne's sidekick Garth. Wasn't he also the one who did the bit about chickens making lousy house pets? That was hilarious.

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    Mon Dec 16 2002

    I don't know why so many people now are forgetting Dana's contribution to SNL. It may, I suspect, be related to his poor showing at the box office with movies such as 'Master of Disguise'. He's not a substantial actor, certainly, but that probably has more to do with his on screen presence than his actual abilities. Compared to Chevy Chase he has as good, if not better, comic timing, but he's also less commanding. Even for comedy, charisma and on screen presence make a difference (all of the well known comics have great presence, beyond talent itself). But for SNL I think he offered many amazingly on key performances that defined the SNL show and cast of the late 1980s and early 1990s. His Bush, Church Laty, Garth, and other performances are unforgettable.

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    Fri Dec 13 2002

    Amazing Bush impression

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    Sun Jul 07 2002

    Extremely versatile and always dead-on hilarious. His stand-up show is a real treat, too (just wish he did stand-up more often). Plus, his short-lived ABC series (1995-96) was one of the funniest things I've ever seen--its cancellation showed to me that the networks are just not ready to take a risk. His characters are classics--Church Lady, Jimmy Stewart, Ross Perot, George Bush, et al. Well, isn't that special??!!

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    Tue Jul 02 2002

    He is one of the best comics I've ever seen! Church Lady and his Ross Perot inpression are hilarious.

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    Mon Feb 25 2002

    One of the most underrated comedians out there. He should be up there with Jim Carrey. I adore Dana Carvey.

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    Thu Feb 14 2002

    The incredible impressions he did of George H.W. Bush he did nearly make you lose your breath laughing.

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    Mon Jan 28 2002

    Dana Carvey was one of the best SNL ever had. His characters were always well thought out and funny. I would have loved to have seen Carvey and John Belushi together. His impersonations are almost always dead on.

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    Wed Aug 29 2001

    "Choppin' Broccoli" is one of the most clever and amusing skits I've ever seen. Dana has some real talent.

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    Mon Jul 30 2001

    1 star because Robert Downey Jr. deserves to be #1!! I just LLOOVVEE Dana Carvey though..but I'm doin this for RDj

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    Tue Jul 10 2001

    Dana Carvey was by far the best thing to happen to Saterday Night Live, in fact you cannot even mention the show without someone mentioning his name. He completely revitalized SNL and brought it much-needed talent. Dana's perfected impressions of Perot, Bush, and Carson (To name a few). And also displayed his characters as The Church Lady, Garth, and Massive Headwound Harry. All these things make him the ideal castmember.

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    Sun Jul 01 2001

    what a talent!

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    Mon Jun 25 2001

    This guy is a master of impressions and also has the ability to create hilarious original personas!

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    Sat Jun 09 2001

    Party on Garth!

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    Sat Apr 07 2001

    Dana Carvey is, in my opinion a comedic genius. His HBO stand-up in San Fransisco assured me of that. His contributions to SNL included characters such as The Church Lady, Garth of Waynes World, Ross Perot, Hans and Frans (with Kevin Nealon), George Bush. He does great impersonations, and has a real talent for writing comedy.

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    Sat Apr 07 2001

    Dana Carvey started out on SNL excellent, with great characters and clever lines. But, when they stopped showing Church Lady, his career went down the tubes, and we notcied how annoying he was as George Bush, and that he didn't fit the cast anymore.

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    Thu Mar 29 2001

    Welllll ! Isn't that special. LOL

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    Thu Feb 08 2001

    He produced some of the best skits on SNL