Defense & National Security

Rewind: An irreverent tribute to Schwarzkopf from SNL

Rewind: An irreverent tribute to Schwarzkopf from SNL

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died last night at 78, was in his era a symbol of old-school American grit and feistiness. (While he reportedly wasn’t fond of the “Stormin’ Norman” moniker, he did approve of his other nickname, “The Bear.”)

Here’s late comedy great Chris Farley impersonating Schwarzkopf in 1991 on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. In the spot, Schwarzkopf shows he still has fight in him after handily defeating the Iraqi army, and throws down his next challenge against heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield.

Cast member Dennis Miller, now a popular conservative talk show host, looks on.

 

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