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    17 Times "The Amanda Show" Was Funnier, Weirder, And More Iconic Than "SNL"

    More Amanda please!

    Sure, SNL has given us 40+ years of hilariously iconic moments. But The Amanda Show has been off the air since 2002 and we're still quoting it. That must mean it's the pinnacle of sketch comedy. Right?!

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    Let's revisit some of The Amanda Show's best moments!

    1. That time everyone wore the same dress:

    The cast and camera people all showed up to work wearing the same dress
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    2. And the time Tony Pajamas competed on a trivia show:

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    3. When Totally Kyle came face to face with a spider:

    Totally Kyle remembers when a spider fell on his face in bed
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    Comedic legend Drake Bell gave us Totally Kyle years before Bill Hader gave us The Californians!

    4. Literally anytime Courtney said, "MAH-HAH:"

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    5. ...anytime Courtney did anything really:

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    Amanda Bynes walked so Kristen Wiig could run!

    6. Amanda's relatable video commentary:

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    7. The entire plot of Moody's Point:

    what skit from the amanda show lives rent free in your head? mine is “moodys point”, a spoof of a soap opera where the main girl’s dad loses his big toe and the mom is stuck in a hot air balloon

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    8. Seriously, Moody's Point was comedic genius:

    Characters in Moody's Point melodramatically argue about finding the missing toe
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    I'm starting a rumor that Taran Killam was hired on SNL after Lorne Michaels saw this performance. Pass it on.

    9. All those times Penelope Taynt took being an Amanda fan too far:

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    10. Like, WAY too far:

    Penelope Taynt holds Amanda's tonsils in a jar
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    11. We can't forget about Judge Trudy:

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    12. ...and her very unorthodox bailiff:

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    13. Or the classic "Hillbilly Moment" boink:

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    Knock Knock!

    Who's there?

    Giant clam!

    Giant clam who?

    I'm gonna hitchya on the head with a giant clam!

    14. Whenever Debbie said those three special words:

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    Every friend group has a Debbie.

    15. When this iconic crossover happened:

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    Ah, to be young and in love... with eggs.

    16. When Popper Pants managed to be both silly and practical:

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    17. Finally, anytime these dancing lobsters graced our screens:

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    SNL can try, but they will never top this.

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    In conclusion:

    Amanda Bynes could do SNL but Lorne Michaels could never do the Amanda show

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