Jurassic Park was released on June 9, 1993, and to celebrate Steven Spielberg’s dino-filled flick Saturday Night Live released “never-before-seen screen tests.” The SNL skit imagines what if some of the biggest stars of the early 1990s auditioned for Jurassic Park.
We’re talking about 90s powerhouse celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Adam Sandler, Wesley Snipes, a pre-legal drama O.J. Simpson, and even Steve Urkel from Family Matters.
Some of the impressions fall short, but many are definitely spot-on. Former SNL cast member and this week’s host Bill Hader brought back his impressions of Alan Alda and an Al Pacino.
Kate McKinnon portrayed 90s versions of Ellen DeGeneres, Jodie Foster, and Lisa Kudrow. Pete Davidson imitated the sing-songy Adam Sandler from early in his comedy career.
“Okay, so, if I did let the dinosaurs out, let me tellya how I would have done it,” Keenan Thompson’s O.J. Simpsons character says. “Man, 1992, it is gooood to be O.J. right now!”
Meanwhile, Wesley Snipes gives out tax advice instead of reading his lines during the audition. Other personalities from the 1990s that auditioned for Jurassic Park were Roseanne, Hugh Grant, Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Vedder, and Joey Lawrence… WOAH!