Gerald Ford didn't die in 1996

Nor from an overdose of crack cocaine.

By David Puner
Published January 2, 2007 6:15PM (EST)

Here's a pretty darn funny SNL sketch from 1996 in which host Dana Carvey, channeling Tom Brokaw, does a bunch of pre-tapes to cover his ass if Gerald Ford happened to die while the anchor was vacationing in Barbados (and a few other considerably more farfetched happenstances). Katie Couric's probably wondering why she didn't do the same thing in 2006 when she was absent for the story while her competitors were not.

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