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Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon were stoked to watch Auburn beat Mississippi State in 1986 ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode

UPDATE: It’s definitely 1986. In fact, the reason Sammy says it’s the 25th is because it actually was the 25th, October 25th, the actual date of Auburn’s 35-6 blowout of Mississippi State. But according to SNL historian @AUChizad, the episode was preempted by Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and didn’t air until two weeks later.

“Awww, I don’t believe it–in 15 minutes, tape delay game: Auburn at Mississippi State!”

At least it’s probably 1986. That’s when Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey debuted their “Two Sammies” sketch, and in 1986 it actually was “Auburn at Mississippi State” on the 25th (October 25th to be exact), just like Carvey’s Sammy tells Nealon’s Sammy after checking the TV schedule in the paper. But seeing as how the 1980s were (save for the 1910s) Auburn’s most dominant decade in its long history of domination over Mississippi State, it really could be any season between 1986 and 1990, the last season all four of the cast members who appeared in the sketch (Nealon, Carvey, Phil Hartman and Nora Dunn) were still on the show. All were Auburn wins. All were beautifuuuullll…

(Can’t see the video? Try here.)

So why the Auburn-Mississippi State game? Five bucks says it has something to do with the cute new cast member whose “only fun experiences… in college were at Auburn.

You can watch the whole sketch here.

h/t @VanAllenPlexico, @AuburnElvis


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