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Does anyone recall a sketch from either the 80's or '90's where they (some group I cannot remember) are playing the roles of Simon & Garfunkel, and Simon does everything (I do the album artwork, order the costumes, book the shows) and Garfunkel "sings backup and plays tambourine"?
I can't, for the life of me, think of who did it.  Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Is it this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7RocdWXUyk

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Or this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv4t6LzfZw8

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They're not but thanks for trying.
The sketch I'm thinking of has a great sequence where the interviewer is asking what each brings to the band.  Simon does everything that is named while Garfunkel does nothing.

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Typing "Simon Garfunkel sketch tambourine" into Google brings up this site as the 4th result, so I clearly need to type better search words in.
There's a series of sketches on Comedy Central UK called "Bridge Over Memory Lane", which might be the thing you're on about, but probably isn't.
http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/shows/simon-and-garfunkle-bridge-over-memory-lane/episodes/simon-and-garfunkel-ep-3/video/simon-and-garfunkel-bridge-over-memory-lane-a-great-story-319333/

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Famous Mortimer wrote: Typing "Simon Garfunkel sketch tambourine" into Google brings up this site as the 4th result, so I clearly need to type better search words in.
There's a series of sketches on Comedy Central UK called "Bridge Over Memory Lane", which might be the thing you're on about, but probably isn't.
http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/shows/simon-and-garfunkle-bridge-over-memory-lane/episodes/simon-and-garfunkel-ep-3/video/simon-and-garfunkel-bridge-over-memory-lane-a-great-story-319333/
Couldn't view it outside of the UK.

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SNL had a skit in the late 1980s in which a legendary folk duo modeled after Simon and Garfunkel were interviewed and profiled on a talk show. Guest host John Malkovich played the Garfunkel type. He rhythmically hand clapped while the Paul Simon type sang, played guitar, and was acknowledged as the songwriter and creative genius. When one a clip from one of Malkovich's character's solo albums was played, it consisted only of him hand clapping with no other music or lyrics.

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tamalie wrote: SNL had a skit in the late 1980s in which a legendary folk duo modeled after Simon and Garfunkel were interviewed and profiled on a talk show. Guest host John Malkovich played the Garfunkel type. He rhythmically hand clapped while the Paul Simon type sang, played guitar, and was acknowledged as the songwriter and creative genius. When one a clip from one of Malkovich's character's solo albums was played, it consisted only of him hand clapping with no other music or lyrics.

Wow, thanks for that tidbit! I'll go check out the Malkovich shows and see if it's on there.

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I looked it up and neither the 89 nor 93 Malkovich shows appear to have that folk duo sketch. I know exactly what you're talking about now and it's beyond my recall. 

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I always liked the one with S&G playing bassoons before The Devil makes them a deal.

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HBF wrote: I looked it up and neither the 89 nor 93 Malkovich shows appear to have that folk duo sketch. I know exactly what you're talking about now and it's beyond my recall. 
Maybe it wasn't Malkovich or perhaps it was in an otherwise uncredited cameo. The skit definitely happened. I'm 90% sure it was Jan Hooks playing the interviewer although it might have been Nora Dunn. It was definitely one of the female performers from that era and not Victoria Jackson.

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Simon did a SNL sketch with Kevin Nealon once, where he did all the work & Nealon only clapped. Could this be it ?

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lobo316 wrote: Simon did a SNL sketch with Kevin Nealon once, where he did all the work & Nealon only clapped. Could this be it ?Sounds like it. I need to go through the episode list.

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I'm contributing nothing to the search process, but I feel like I need to mention another '80s SNL sketch. Simon and a friend are in line outside a movie theater, and Simon is continually approached by session musicians and fans from his past, where he instantly recalls every mundane detail of every encounter. After a few of these, Art Garfunkel comes up and asks how he's been. Paul looks at him blankly: "And your name is...?"

And the sketch didn't overstay its welcome. They set up one big gag and pretty much ended it right there.

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PeteF3 wrote: I'm contributing nothing to the search process, but I feel like I need to mention another '80s SNL sketch. Simon and a friend are in line outside a movie theater, and Simon is continually approached by session musicians and fans from his past, where he instantly recalls every mundane detail of every encounter. After a few of these, Art Garfunkel comes up and asks how he's been. Paul looks at him blankly: "And your name is...?"

And the sketch didn't overstay its welcome. They set up one big gag and pretty much ended it right there.
That one I remember vividly. It was in either 1986 or 1987 if you look up that show.  That was great!

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Hey, not sure you'll ever see this, but for sake of posterity I wanted to thank you for confirming that I didn't imagine this sketch. Here it is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPrDkJjjCs



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Super Snott wrote: I always liked the one with S&G playing bassoons before The Devil makes them a deal.
"Hello Seymour Artie's uncle.... with the same last name Garfunkle...."

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I loved the skit from the SNL where Paul Simon beats Connie Hawkins in a game of 1 on 1. And they filmed it like it was a legitimate contest.

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Thanks for posting that folk duo skit from SNL. It was Kevin Bacon rather than John Malkovich, but I had the gist of the premise considering it had been probably 30 years since seeing it until a few minutes ago.

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nyhack56 wrote: I loved the skit from the SNL where Paul Simon beats Connie Hawkins in a game of 1 on 1. And they filmed it like it was a legitimate contest.

His comb-over was flopping all over the place.



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