17 years ago, 'SNL' aired its most hilarious and underrated commercial
Sometimes the weirder "SNL" moments don't get enough credit. Seventeen years ago, we were blessed with one of the finest "SNL" commercials starring one of the most unexpectedly fantastic hosts.
The sketch, which aired October 17 (or 18 depending on how you look at it), 1998, is pretty wild even in theory: "Stevie Nicks' Fajita Roundup."
Here, Lucy Lawless portrays the spooky songstress and invites down to Sedona for some fine Tex-Mex dining.
I'd compare this sketch to Kristen Wiig's portrayal of Liza Minnelli: It's not supposed to be a literal impersonation. It's a caricature designed to highlight and explore a well-known celebrity's eccentricities. The way Lawless glides between song parodies and casual Stevie charisma (with the occasional burrito bite) is hilarious and disorienting.
Props to Decider for pointing out and commemorating this important Southwestern dining experience.