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Posts Tagged ‘Herb Welch’

‘Saturday Night Live’: Eli Manning on the Local News

Crotchety local news reporter Herb Welch was back on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. Welch, played by Bill Hader, was out covering the Occupy movement for fictional New York station WXPD and Eli Manning, the show’s host, fell victim to his microphone (video above).

Welch is a dead-ringer for former WNYW reporter Dick Oliver.

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Ancient Reporter Herb Welch Returns to ‘SNL’ with Nod to His Protege Andy Rooney

The senile, mic-slinging reporter Herb Welch returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend with a nod to Andy Rooney.

Welch, a character reminiscent of WNYW’s Dick Oliver, did his regular routine of battering interviewees with his microphone and arguing with anchors via satellite before dropping dead.  Remembering the deceased Welch, “SNL” displayed a photo of him alongside his protégé Andy Rooney (video above).

‘SNL’ Lampoons Local News Satellite Delay

On its season premiere this past weekend, “Saturday Night Live” went to WDHX in Buffalo as anchor team Tom Flint (host Alec Baldwin) and Vivian Knowles (Abby Elliott) tried their best to overcome a satellite delay with lifestyle correspondent Denise Fineman (Kristen Wiig), who was reporting live from a Costa Rican jungle brimming with wildlife (video above).

Last season, ‘SNL’ made a habit of checking in with New York station WXPD and its over-the-hill reporter Herb Welch.

‘SNL’ Brings Back Reporter Herb Welch for Finale

“Saturday Night Live” brought back crotchety local reporter Herb Welch for its season finale this weekend (video above).

“SNL” cast-member Bill Hader has been getting a lot of mileage out of the character loosely based on former WNYW reporter Dick Oliver.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Channels Infamous WNYW Reporter

“Saturday Night Live” channeled New York’s WNYW this weekend, featuring the now-recurring character of over-the-hill reporter Herb Welch.

Many will remember the embarrassing on-air argument that occurred a few years ago on WNYW’s “Good Day NY” between anchor Jim Ryan and reporter Dick Oliver.

With his thick glasses and taupe sport coat, “SNL” cast-member Bill Hader is a dead-ringer for Oliver, who infamously told Ryan on-air, “I was your boss once!”

For further comparison, check out another Herb Welch sketch from November. Video inside… Read more