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This recurring '70s game show sketch gave us one of Kristen Wiig's greatest characters: washed-up Broadway actress Mindy Gracin, star of hit flops like "Kenya Karen and the Watubi Crew," "The Incoherence of Miss Tiffany," and "Wigwam Suzy and the Corn Maize Crew." This glorious sketch seems to have been lost to the annals of history (at least online).You can still read the transcript (click the sketch title above) -- although no script can do justice to Billy Crystal's Sammy Davis Jr. Martin Short, playing the titular albino lounge singer, proves why he's one of Chris Farley is hilarious as a befuddled American tourist who ends up playing a particularly brutal Japanese game show -- even if Mike Myers and Alec Baldwin playing Japanese characters would never fly nowadays.The sketch may be jarring to watch, but it's certainly not unrealistic. Even if you're sick of this sketch after the third or fourth or 100th repeat, Kenan Thompson's feel-good energy never stops being contagious.We hope Jason Sudeikis's jumpsuit-wearing sidekick Vance is still out there dancing somewhere.The Italian-speaking community remains over 20,000 strong, according to the census of 2000.But, the Italian-speaking community is becoming "increasingly elderly and isolated, with the small, tight-knit enclave in the city slowly disappearing as they give way to demographic changes." Its main thoroughfare, 18th Avenue (also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard) between roughly 60th Street and Shore Parkway, is lined with predominantly small, Italian family-owned businesses—many of which have remained in the same family for several generations. Okay, Stacy, you ready wit' your questions over there? Joey Tarentina: You would be like a lemon sherbet, you know?
Around 1989, an influx of immigrants from China and the former USSR began to arrive, mainly from Southern China, Russia, Ukraine and Armenia.
In the 1950s, under pressure of an influx of immigrants from southern Italy and with new housing being built in the suburbs, the Jewish population began to decline and eventually, after several decades, most of the Jewish population left the neighborhood, leaving the area predominantly Italian.
With a large Italian-American population, Bensonhurst is usually considered the main "Little Italy" of Brooklyn.
Julia Sweeney Announcer: From Bensonhurst, Brooklyn -- it's the Bensonhurst Dating Game.
But first, let's meet the tree guys she's gonna choose from over here.