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RIP, Jan Hooks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Very funny -- and attractive -- member of SNL for years, dead of a "serious illness" at 57.


    A lot of great scenes, including when she played Sinead O'Connor, but this is probably my favorite, with Alec Baldwin.



    The serious illness wasn't Ebola (unless it was).
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  2. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Yes, always thought she was appealing.
    She had a very brief part in Batman Returns.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Brenda the waitress was actually one of the best acting jobs I ever saw on SNL. She, Dunn, Baldwin and Hartman were all fantastic in that.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    She was awesome on Tush, especially as Tammy Jean the evangelist lady (not to mention the ravishing Darla in the Captain Space sketches).
  5. Morris816

    Morris816 Member

    I personally liked her part in Pee Wee's Big Adventure.

  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The Sweeney Sisters killed me, every time.

    I'm surprised she didn't have a bigger career post-SNL. She was terrific.

    RIP. This sucks.
  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    It's been a rough year for Designing Women fans.
  8. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Active Member

    For me, she's at the top of the list of all SNL actresses. Only Gilda was her equal. RIP to an incredible performer.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Jan Hooks was hilarious on her SNL run.

    On a much cruder note, Jan Hooks was Page 1A on the list of "hot women a 13-year-old boy might find on a TV screen at night if said boy didn't have Cinemax and the Internet was still years away".

    But only if Kari Wuhrer wasn't hosting Remote Control.
  10. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    The great Tom Shales book told of a nasty row between Hooks and Pamela Stephenson.

  11. TeamBud

    TeamBud Member

    My favorite line of hers was "I am a barfly." RIP

  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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