The Men of Saturday Night Live
scale heights to channel the
JASON SUDEIKIS, 36
"If I lived in the '30s, I'd miss air-conditioning, air travel, and I think we all know what a life-changing feeling it is when the internet goes down."
FRED ARMISEN, 44
"My favorite movie from the 1930s is Frankenstein
. I loved Frankenstein. His black jacket and pants were ill-fitting but looked cool."
KENAN THOMPSON, 33
"These guys were gritty. Women like handy men. I don't know how to fix anything, but my fiancee does."
BOBBY MOYNIHAN, 34
"I'd really want to go back to the 1990s. I wouldn't want to go too far in case I couldn't come back. I'm a very cautious time traveler."
TARAN KILLAM, 29
"There's something romantic about what these workers had to go through to provide for their families. That's sexy."
JAY PHAROAH, 24
"Comedy back then was all about slapstick. People falling over. If someone fell 30 stories, that's not funny, but if you fall off the set, that's funny."
PAUL BRITTAIN, 34
"I could make do in the '30s. I could still go to the movies and the ball park. But it would be weird not to be able to text people."
SETH MEYERS, 37
"There was a nice absurdist quality to post-depression humor like the Marx Brothers. But I don't want to live in the past, so, God willing, the 2020s will be mine."
BILL HADER, 33
"I couldn't pull off 1930s fashions. I have a weird body; I barely rock outfits now. Taran would be great. He's masculine but can sing showtunes."
ANDY SAMBERG, 33
"I'd rather time travel to the future. But one with tons of dinosaurs. And better fashion. It would be dinosaurs and fedoras."
The Men of Cougar Town
grease up to channel the '50s!
IAN GOMEZ, 46
"The whole '50s fashion thing was really cool; it was a time when kids didn't dress like small adults. They adopted their own fashion: the jeans, the leather jackets, strutting around like peacocks. It was a real subversive time-the birth of rock and roll!-and it was the starting point of youth culture."
JOSH HOPKINS, 41
"The funniest thing about the '50s was Lucille Ball. I Love Lucy
was on in every house. And it's funny because Courteney Cox
reminds me of her in a lot of ways. They're both so beautiful and funny and physically gifted at comedy. They're both pretty and also willing to make complete fools of themselves."
BRIAN VAN HOLT, 42
"I think the '50s kind of pretended to be innocent, yet there was a deviant underbelly. I love that women wore tight sweaters and fishnet stockings. And I love Elvis! Elvis was the sexiest thing about the '50s. He's the dude. You can't get sexier than Elvis."
DAN BYRD, 26
"I love the hairstyles of the decade. The pompadour! I had no idea my hair was capable of doing things like this: defying gravity. I had to use every kind of product you can imagine to get it to stay this way. Doing this every morning would be exhausting, so I admire that people took the time and effort."
The Men of Parks and Recreation
channel the Rat Pack vibe of the '60s!
ADAM SCOTT, 38
"I grew up in Santa Cruz, Calif., so I'm kind of a hippie at heart. I've always felt more akin to the late '60s. I relate to the music of that era; the Beatles were in their later period, and the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan and all of those people were sort of rattling the cage a little bit."
AZIZ ANSARI, 28
"I love that people dressed sharp then. When you dress up like that, it's a special night. You see them and think, 'Whoa, were those guys having that much fun every night?' Guys were trying to take care of themselves and look slick. Now people are such slobs. They're not gentlemen. People were trying to be gentlemen then."
CHRIS PRATT, 32
"The coolest thing about that decade was probably Las Vegas, that era of carefree gambling and smoking. It was a time when we got away with a lot. But I'm glad it's not that decade, because I think croon music sucks. I'm glad I don't have to listen to Frank Sinatra all the time."
NICK OFFERMAN, 41
"I'm definitely more drawn to the Rat Pack/Mad Men side of the decade than I am to the psychedelic free-love thing. When I was younger, I would have said the opposite. But that sort of conservative look combined with the technological developments that allowed us to end the decade by landing on the moon, that is sexy to me."
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