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Rewind: An irreverent tribute to Schwarzkopf from SNL

Late comedy great Chris Farley does his impression of “The Bear.”

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who died last night at 78, was in his era a symbol of old-school American grit and feistiness. (While he reportedly wasn’t fond of the “Stormin’ Norman” moniker, he did approve of his other nickname, “The Bear.”)

Here’s late comedy great Chris Farley impersonating Schwarzkopf in 1991 on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. In the spot, Schwarzkopf shows he still has fight in him after handily defeating the Iraqi army, and throws down his next challenge against heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield.

Cast member Dennis Miller, now a popular conservative talk show host, looks on.


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Hope Hodge first covered military issues for the Daily News of Jacksonville, N.C., where her beat included the sprawling Marine Corps base, Camp Lejeune. During her two years at the paper, she received investigative reporting awards for exposing a former Marine who was using faked military awards to embezzle disability pay from the government and for breaking news about the popularity of the designer drug Spice in the ranks. Her work has also appeared in The American Spectator, New York Sun, WORLD Magazine, and The Washington Post. Hodge was born near Boston, Mass., where she grew up as a lover of Revolutionary War history and fall foliage. She also discovered a love of politics and policy as a grassroots volunteer and activist on Beacon Hill. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King's College in New York City, where she served as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and worked as a teaching assistant when not freelancing or using student discounts to see Broadway shows. Hope‚??s email is