Nick Burns – Your Company’s Computer Guy

Every nerd or geek from I.T. (like me) loved the “Nick Burns, Your Company’s Computer Guy” sketch from Saturday Night Live. Jimmy Fallon was hilarious and dead-on as the cynical sarcastic helpdesk hero. While most of the jargon and technical props were way off base in regards to realism, the sentiment of the sketches were always eerily right on the money. Fortunately, most tech support personell never really behave the way ole Nick does, but many do “think” what he has the audacity to say and do, like telling someone to “MOVE!” so they can fix the problem themselves. Each episode co-stars the extremely funny Chris Kattan.

Nick Burns has been on SNL five times, and each skit has involved the guest host.

  • 11/20/1999: host Jennifer Aniston – Plays an employee whose computer was crashing with a new program
  • 1/8/2000: host Jamie Foxx – Plays an employee who matches wits—and knowledge of computers—with Burns
  • 5/20/2000: host Jackie Chan – Plays a new IT guy, Wang, who is replacing Nick for his vacation
  • 11/11/2000: host Calista Flockhart – Plays an IT girl, Rhonda, who has a thing for Nick
  • 11/17/2001: host Billy Bob Thornton – Plays Nick’s dad Here are a couple of sketches that stand out.
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Nick Burns – Your Companys Computer Guy with Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston uses the Internet, lets see what Nick Burns thinks about that.
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Nick Burns – Your Companys Computer Guy with Jamie Fox– In this clip, Nick and his scathing impatience face off with Y2K and a 2000-era Jamie Foxx.
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Nick Burns – Your Companys Computer Guy with Jackie Chan– Nick Burns trains Jackie Chan to be his replacement whilst he takes some leave.
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Nick Burns – Your Companys Computer Guy with Calista Flockhart– Nerd romance is in the air for Nick Burns and Calista Flockhart.
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Nick Burns – Your Companys Computer Guy with Billy Bob Thornton– Nick brings his father (played by Billy Bob Thornton) along for a laugh.
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