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  • Sam Kinison
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  • Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) appeared in the memorable double episode "It's a Bundyful Life: Parts I and II" (1989) of Married with Children, as Al Bundy's guardian angel, who shows him what life would be like without him born (a take-off of the classic 1946 Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life).
  • Sam Kinison was a prominent American stand-up comedian from 1984 until his death in a DUI car crash (the other driver was the drunken one) in 1992. A Preacher's Kid who dabbled in the family business himself as a young man, Kinison brought the fire-and-brimstone speaking style to the American comedy stage, and combined it with Refuge in Audacity turned Up to Eleven.
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Birth Date
  • 1953-12-08
death place
  • Needles, California, U.S.
Spouse
  • Malika Kinison
  • Patricia Adkins
  • Terry Marze
Name
  • Sam Kinison
Caption
  • Sam Kinison appeared as Al's Guardian Angel in a two-part episode titled "It's A Bundyful Life" in Season 4 of MWC
Sex
  • Male
time on SNL
  • 1985-12-07
  • 1986-01-18
  • 1986-02-15
  • 1986-05-17
  • 1986-10-18
  • 1986-11-15
  • 2010-10-30
  • Bobby Moynihan
  • Impersonated:
  • Impersonated by:
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Birth Place
  • Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Partner
  • Jessica Hahn, 1988-1991
Died
  • 1992-04-10
yearsactive
  • 1978
Character
  • Al's Guardian Angel in episode "It's a Bundyful Life, Part II" in Season 4 of MWC''
Occupation
  • Stand-up comedian/actor
Website
Born
  • Samuel Burl Kinison
Date of Birth
  • 1953-12-08
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  • Sam Kinison was a prominent American stand-up comedian from 1984 until his death in a DUI car crash (the other driver was the drunken one) in 1992. A Preacher's Kid who dabbled in the family business himself as a young man, Kinison brought the fire-and-brimstone speaking style to the American comedy stage, and combined it with Refuge in Audacity turned Up to Eleven. Kinison's memorable bits included "gay necrophilia"; "lick the alphabet"; "Jesus on the cross" (which included pounding the microphone on the floor to simulate the nails being hammered); "execute Pee Wee Herman"; "Russians are space pussies"; "the Kurds are the most fucked people on earth"; "I'm not afraid of Hell, I was married for two fucking years"; "shoot the homeless"; "emotional tampon" (about being 'just friends' with a woman); "move the Ethiopians to where the food is", and countless attacks on homosexuality. His most famous media appearance was his portrayal of a whacked-out history professor in Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School. He also recorded a novelty version of The Troggs' pop song "Wild Thing". The music video was a huge hit on MTV (and featured Jessica Hahn, the church secretary in the Jim Bakker scandal, about whom Kinison said "if you're going to lose a kingdom for some pussy, this is the girl"). He also starred in Charlie Hoover, a Herman's Head-like sitcom, which ended after seven episodes because of Kinison's death.
  • Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992) appeared in the memorable double episode "It's a Bundyful Life: Parts I and II" (1989) of Married with Children, as Al Bundy's guardian angel, who shows him what life would be like without him born (a take-off of the classic 1946 Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life). A brash, crass stand-up comedian and actor, Sam was known for his intense, harsh and politically incorrect genre humor. A former Pentecostal preacher, he performed stand-up routines that were most often characterized by an intense style, similar to enthusiastic preachers, punctuated by his trademark scream. He died in a car accident on April 10, 1992.