I’ve been catching the E! network’s top 101 moments of Saturday Night Live this week and laughing at the memories it evokes. While my favorites usually involve Gilda Radner, Dana Carvey, Will Ferrell or the hapless Mr. Bill, one highlight made me roar thinking about my mother. So I called her.
“Mom, they just showed a clip from Saturday Night Live that made you laugh harder than I’ve ever seen you laugh,” I said. “Remember Andy Kaufman and the Mighty Mouse theme song?”
She laughed right there on the phone. Hard.
“See?” I said.
“Just the way he used to deadpan,” she said.
I love that we shared that.