Sean Connery has never hosted NBC’s long-running comedy sketch series Saturday Night Live, but the actor is inextricably linked to the show for one reason – Peril! parodies.
Former SNL actor Darrell Hammond has appeared in the character of Connery several times over the years in stardom Peril! sketches animated by Alex Trebek of Will Ferrell. The parody sees Hammond’s Connery categories utter intentional mistakes, make exciting comments and more behind the contestants’ podium.
Along with a multitude of other famous faces and different representations of celebrities, the celebrity Peril! sketches could always count on serial contestant Sean Connery to keep them laughing. Below we put together some of the most hilarious segments of the series featuring SNLScottish actor icon version.
Celebrities Rock ‘N Roll Jeopardy
In addition to the usual antagonism Connery gives to the host of the game show, this segment also features a memorable surprise appearance by the real Alex Trebek who joined Will Ferrell on stage to complain about the lack of knowledgeable celebrities playing the game.
Celebrity Jeopardy! Kathie Lee, Tom Hanks, Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds
In this 2009 sketch, Tom Hanks can’t seem to get out of his own way. At least Will Ferrell’s Trebek finds hope in repeat contender Connery who seems to provide the appropriate answer for Final Jeopardy. But of course, there’s always a dirty trick up Connery’s sleeve.
SNL40: Celebrity Jeopardy
In this star-studded sketch from the 40th anniversary episode, Connery is flanked by a flurry of other celebrities, including young contestant Justin Bieber (played by Kate McKinnon) as well as Alec Baldwin’s version of Tony Bennett and other special guests.
Celebrity Jeopardy !: French Stewart, Burt Reynolds and Sean Connery
Repeating contestants Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds (Norm MacDonald) continue to be a thorn alongside Trebek in this well-paced sketch. The jokes and antics struck time and time again as the game’s host slowly unfolded.
Celebrity Jeopardy !: Robin Williams, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery
Connery’s Final Jeopardy answer is the last straw for Trebek in this sketch where celebrities can’t seem to ask questions to the answers given, no matter how simple or straightforward.
Saturday Night Live, Saturdays, 11: 30/10: 30c, NBC