It appears the funniest "Debbie Downer" SNL skit has been removed from all media channels. WTF?!
Impossible, right? Well, Philip and I searched for almost two hours with nary a scant of luck! Ranked as number 99 (out of 100) of Turning Point Moments In American Television, the debut skit was an instant hit for several reasons:
1. Rachel Dratch, who portrays Debbie Downer, created the role in less than a day
2. The cast was not prepared for the last-minute addition of the trombone 'womp-womp-wommmmmp,' which immediately derailed the skit.
3. Breaking character consumed the team from beginning to the end.
4. Previous to this, no other SNL skit had fallen apart so awesomely and with such enormous audience favor.
5. As performance, it's one of the most engaging pieces of comedy that actually requires the actors to laugh and break character.
* If you or anyone you know has the true unedited 6-minute copy of this skit, PLEASE SHOW ME!
** I am so sorry that YouTube pulled this. Not sure if it was NBC or the Walt Disney Company (or something else) that led to the video removal.