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Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Sharilyn Johnson

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Illustrated History of SNL Castmembers Injuring Themselves on Podiums While Playing Politicians Named Ford

The New York Post reports that Saturday Night Live star Bobby Moynihan twisted his ankle while playing Toronto’s beloved mayoral crackhead Rob Ford in last Saturday’s cold open. The sketch featured Moynihan diving into a podium at a press conference, like so:

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In honour of this incident, here’s Third Beat’s exclusive Illustrated History of SNL Castmembers Injuring Themselves on Podiums While Playing Politicians Named Ford:


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Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford:

Chase was portraying the bumbling Ford in a sketch called Debate ’76 when he took one of his signature falls over the podium and injured his groin.

(Full video here.)

Chase missed the next two shows due to the injury.


And… those are actually the only ones.

But hey, two in 39 seasons….


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About the Author

Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy since 1998. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy program LOL.


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