Watch: 'SNL' Skewered Tonya Harding and Crew Back in 1994
Melanie Hutsell, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley helped nail the real-life soap opera.
Infamous ice skater Tonya Harding is back in the limelight with the Margot Robbie-starrer I, Tonya opening this weekend, but her story has been all over the news since 1994, and there was no way Saturday Night Live was going to miss out on the moment.
The Craig Gillespie-directed film shines a spotlight on the Olympian who became a household name when she was implicated in the attack on fellow Team USA skater Nancy Kerrigan. Harding was subsequently banned from the sport for life after pleading guilty to hindering authorities' investigation into the attack.
After winning silver in the 1994 Olympics, Kerrigan hosted SNL. The episode had some memorable moments, including Chris Farley trying to ice skate, but Kerrigan's monologue provided the perfect Harding parody.
Kerrigan took questions from the "audience" (planted castmembers). The joke was she was anticipating she would be asked about Harding and the attack, but instead she was asked about skating maneuvers and other women named Tonya. David Spade played a crying Oksana Baiul, the skater who beat Kerrigan for gold, which got a big laugh.
But the showstopper was Melanie Hutsell playing Harding, Rob Schneider as Jeff Gillooly (her husband) and Chris Farley playing Shawn Eckhardt (her bodyguard) — all of whom were charged in connection to the attack.
"We have a question: Who is hosting the show next week?" Hutsell's Harding asked.
Schneider's Gollooly added, "Yeah, do they need someone to host? We could."
Kerrigan shut them down with "I think they have a host."
I, Tonya hits theaters Dec. 8.
Watch the monologue below.