Saturday Night Live – “Land Shark” Jaws skit 1975

“Jaws II” sketch – 1975 (Sound isn’t right, so we’ll keep looking for a better version)

There have been many popular recurring SNL characters over the years but few are as absurdly simple and memorably hilarious as the Land Shark. The only original recurring character created by Chevy Chase (who was also perfecting Gerald Ford’s presidential pratfalls throughout the first season), the Land Shark began as a Jaws parody, with the shark action taking place on land. The Land Shark, “the cleverest of all sharks,” soon became a classic Saturday Night Live character, with fans to this day quoting the sketches — “Flowers.” “Plumber.” “Candygram.”

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