Sketch comedy legend Tom Davis died July 19, 2012, after a three-year battle with cancer. Best known for his work with his high school pal (and current junior senator from Minnesota) Al Franken, Davis worked at Saturday Night Live, with some interruptions, from the show's founding in 1975 until the early 2000s. Although many of Davis's most beloved sketches are not available online, such as the first season's notorious "Nixon: The Final Days," or any of Bill Murray's performances as Nick the sleazy lounge singer, here's a sampling of his best-known work.
The Continental (originally aired October 24, 1992)
A tour de force for frequent guest host Christopher Walken, who has starred in the sketch nearly every time he's hosted the show, The Continental is a would-be Lothario whose seduction attempts invariably fail due to his unabashed creepiness. Improbably, this sketch is based on a real TV show that aired on CBS in the early '50s, with the same camera-as-woman gimmick.