8. Dale Sturtevant - Dissing Your Dog
Ferrell stars in a fake commercial for a dog-training program that shows you how to shame your dog into doing what you want him to do, assuming of course that your dog picks up on subtle hints of sarcasm and oblique insults.
Why Only Ferrell Could Make it Golden: Ferrell is the best at playing someone who is barely able to keep his rage under control, and the dumber that rage, the better.
Highlight: When he gently lifts up the dog' ear and whispers "You're a fucking dog."
7. The H. is O.
In what might be the oddest sounding summary of any story ever told, Ben Stiller bets his friends that he can fuck Glenn Frey of the Eagles by using only three pick-up lines. The skit, actually a short film written and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman director) for SNL, offers a nice preview of what was to come by casting Ferrell as a creepy over the hill ego-maniac long before Ron Burgundy was a household name.
Why Only Ferrell Could Make it Golden: Actually, we're pretty sure anyone could have played Frye in this skit. He just sort of wears shades and acts weird. But it' sort of like when Lebron only scores 12 and the Cavs win anyway. You just know he was contributing intangibles on the set that day.
Highlight: Of all people, Jimmy Fallon gets the highlight when he screams "That' threeee!" Ferrell must have suggested that"
6. VH1 Behind the Music: Blue Oyster Cult
While some argue this is the best SNL sketch ever, we couldn't give it the number one spot because the best moments belong to Walken. Ferrell is great and integral to the sketch, but the real magic is in the lines about gold-plated diapers and having a fever. That being said, no one will ever handle a cowbell that well again.