Ben Sisko's Baseball vs. James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party
It's both a national pastime and a convenient metaphor for linear existence vs. Eddie Murphy's most incoherent, but best, SNL bit!
Ben Sisko's Baseball
James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party
The case for Ben Sisko's Baseball
Ah, Benjamin Sisko. The biggest baseball fan in the 24th century. From the start of DS9, baseball was key to the show, as our future captain was able to use it as an entry point to explain linear time to a group of non-linear aliens. Over the course of the show, Sisko's baseball would grow to become a symbol for the Captain himself, letting us know if he did, or did not plan on coming back from his varied adventures. You think a hockey puck is going to do that? No.
The case for James Brown's Celebrity Hot Tub Party
Eddie Murphy did a lot of impressions during his SNL years. But for me, his incoherent but hugely funny James Brown was his best one. This scene is simplicity itself. It's James Brown. Doing what James Brown does. But... at a Hot Tub Party.