A Tribute to Phil Hartman

It was 12 years ago today that Phil Hartman was killed. Even when I was only 11, I recognized the comic genius of Phil Hartman. I remember Hartman as the voice of several of my favorite Simpsons characters, the star of one of my favorite shows growing up in Newsradio, one of the first actors I loved on Saturday Night Live, and of course, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s neighborly nemesis (the non-Sinbad one) in Jingle All the Way.

Hartman possessed one of the finest voices I’ve ever heard–one that was simultaneously distinct and versatile. Sometimes, unfunny things became funny simply because Phil Hartman knew how to say them.

In memory of Hartman, here’s some of his best clips:

McClure’s Comeback

Ronald Reagan, Mastermind

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Sex Education Film

Clinton at McDonald’s

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Jebediah Embiggens

Host Troy McClure

The Sinatra Group

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Life Script Shame Spiral

Dumpster Law

One More Mission

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Judge Snyder

Bill’s the Boss

Babysitter Lionel Hutz

Down by the River

Joyride with Perot

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Jury of the Damned

Lionel Hutz, Will Executor

Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef

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Newsradio Remembers Phil Hartman

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