The first SNL clip to be shown in General Conference

April 16, 2007    By: Geoff J @ 7:42 pm   Category: Life,Mormon Culture/Practices

Ok, it won’t really be shown in conference — but it sure could be. Click here to see the skit called “Don’t Buy Stuff”. (Hat tip BCC). Nothing like a little comedy (starring Steve Martin no less) to make a point about provident living. Reminds me of a comedian I once saw pitching his revolutionary “stop eating so much” diet.


  1. serendipity, I just linked to this over at bcc. I need to get some help so I can convert this to a file compatible with my palm for church…

    Comment by Matt W. — April 16, 2007 @ 8:08 pm

  2. My bishop in a student ward showed that clip in a ward council right before spring break.

    Comment by klear — April 16, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

  3. That’s very cool klear. I suspect a lot of bishops would want to get their hands of a copy of this one.

    Comment by Geoff J — April 16, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

  4. Awesome, forwarding to my wife right now.

    Comment by Jacob — April 17, 2007 @ 9:15 am

  5. I now expect that each of you will forgo buying a house, car, or an education until you can pay cash for it.

    And don’t even think about borrowing money to make value-increasing home improvements.

    Who needs home equity anyway?

    Comment by Seth R. — April 17, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

  6. Seth — are you partially Klingon? (They aren’t known for their sense of humor either is all… ;-) )

    Comment by Geoff J — April 17, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

  7. I first saw the clip in a marriage and family relations class. Hilarious!

    Comment by jose — April 17, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

  8. Nice Jose. I’m pleased to hear this clip is being taken advantage of in some corners of the church. Drives home the point pretty effectively actually (as long as one realizes it is comedy… Seth, I’m looking in your semi-Klingon direction…)

    Comment by Geoff J — April 17, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

  9. I saw a poster of Lieutenant Warf once dressed like Erol Flynn (from those old men-in-tights Robin Hood movies) scowling with the caption:

    “I am NOT a merry man.”

    Comment by Seth R. — April 17, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  10. Hehe. Cut it out Seth — you’re ruining my gag by being funny.

    Comment by Geoff J — April 17, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

  11. So…can you buy something (say a fantastic wardrobe)if you don’t have the money, and your husband doesn’t find out about it?

    Comment by kristen j — April 17, 2007 @ 4:51 pm

  12. I think I’m a thread killer! This is the second time I’ve done this atthe thang recently.

    Comment by kristen j — April 18, 2007 @ 8:03 am

  13. The answer to #11 is NOOO!

    Comment by Geoff J — April 18, 2007 @ 8:06 am

  14. kristen, you’re not a thread killer, your a thread finisher. Once you have perfected the thread, there is simply nothing more that can or ought to be said.

    Comment by Matt W. — April 18, 2007 @ 8:57 am

  15. If you buy a new wardrobe in a forest and your husband never finds out about it, did it really cost money?

    Comment by Jacob — April 18, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  16. Thanks Matt! I hope you still feel that way when I accidently kill one of your threads.

    Jacob-I really don’t think it did cost any money. Now, do you know where I could find a mall in the middle of a forest?

    Comment by kristen j — April 18, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  17. Kristen, my threads are usually dead by the time I hit the “post” button, so any comment you made would merely be a “life+1” type situation…

    Comment by Matt W. — April 18, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  18. My favorite part is when he said the book is only one page long. Priceless!

    Comment by Spencer J — April 19, 2007 @ 10:59 am