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32 Famous People Rejected by Saturday Night Live

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The history of Saturday Night Live is littered with thousands of sketches, hundreds of guest hosts, and even more Not Ready for Prime Time Player wannabes—some more memorable than others. In fact, the list of now-famous folks who auditioned and were denied access to a permanent spot in 30 Rock’s Studio 8H is long enough to fill multiple casts on their own.

1. JIM CARREY

Hollywood’s original $20 Million Man was rejected more than once by SNL. The first time was in 1980, when—citing burnout—Lorne Michaels asked to take a year off. He thought that the show would go on hiatus with him, but the network bumped associate producer Jean Doumanian into Michaels’ position to keep the show going. Her first order of business? Shake up the cast a bit. Carrey auditioned, but Doumanian hired Charlie Rocket instead. So he tried again, but again got a “no.” Michaels isn’t taking the blame for this oversight. In the book Live from New York, he says that “Jim Carrey never auditioned for me personally.” Carrey did eventually make his way onto the studio’s set; he guest hosted in 1996 and again in 2011 and 2014.

2. STEVE CARELL

In 1995, the same year that Steve Carell married fellow comedian Nancy Walls (whom he met at the Second City Training Center), the couple auditioned for SNL. Walls made it but Carell didn’t, which must have made for one awkward celebratory dinner. But it all turned out well in the end; Carell went on to become a household name and has hosted the show on two occasions. He also clearly has no ill will toward the guy who beat him out of the SNL gig, Will Ferrell.

3. LOUIS C.K.

In November, Louis C.K. made his debut as an SNL host, but his history with the show dates back more than 20 years, beginning in 1993 when he auditioned—and was turned down—for a spot on the show. In a 2006 interview with ASpecialThing, Louis recalled the incident, noting that “SNL was like the last chance, the last boat leaving, so Dave Attell, Laura Kightlinger, Sarah Silverman, Jay Mohr and me and a bunch of other people all auditioned.” Though he had a great set, “everybody but me [got cast],” he said. But all was not lost. A few days later, he got a call from Robert Smigel, who wanted him to write for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which led to some work on SNL’s TV Funhouse. Oh, and an Emmy-winning series all his own.

4. PAUL REUBENS

Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-Wee Herman, has a theory as to why Gilbert Gottfried got the SNLspot the two of them auditioned for in 1980—he believes that Gottfried was favored for being friends with one of the producers. “I was so bitter and angry,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I thought, ‘You better think about doing something to take this to the next level.” Which is how Pee-Wee’s Playhouse came to be. “So I borrowed some money and produced this show. I went from this Saturday Night Live reject to having 60 people working for me.”

5. STEPHEN COLBERT

Though it was cancelled shortly after it started, The Dana Carvey Show boasted some serious talent both behind and in front of the camera, including writers Louis C.K. and Charlie Kaufman and stars Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. In 2011, GQ ran “An Oral History of the Rise and Fall” of the show, in which Colbert recalled his failed 1992 SNL audition. “Robert Smigel had seen me perform at Second City when he was one of the people scouting for Saturday Night Live. When was Carvey? 1996? So that was in 1992 and I didn't get hired for SNL that time.”

6. AUBREY PLAZA

A year before she nailed the part of April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, Aubrey Plaza was passed over for a spot on SNL’s roster. “I wanted to be on that show for as long as I could remember,” she told The Guardian in 2012. She started taking improv classes in high school and continued after she moved to New York. She even landed an internship with the show in 2005. She was passed over when she finally auditioned three years later, but was quickly offered a part in Judd Apatow’s Funny People, which brought her to L.A., where she has remained ever since.

7. ZACH GALIFIANAKIS

Zach Galifianakis may not have landed a recurring role after his SNL audition in 1999, but he was funny enough to get himself hired as a part-time writer for a few episodes of the same season. He has guest hosted three times, in 2010, 2011, and 2013.

8. KEVIN HART

Kevin Hart didn’t waste any time dishing on his failed SNL audition when he hosted the show in 2013. In his monologue, he talked about his failure to land a spot, but assured the audience that he was over it. That it had happened a long time ago—“six or seven months, 22 days, like 6 hours ago.”

9. DAVID CROSS 

In a conversation with Arrested Development co-star Michael Cera at New York’s 92nd Street Y, David Cross recalled how Cross Comedy, the comedy collective he created in Boston in the 1990s, were brought to New York City to showcase for SNL—and bombed.

10. JOHN GOODMAN 

There aren’t too many people who can say they got beat out of a part by Joe Piscopo, but that’s exactly what happened to John Goodman during SNL auditions in 1980. In the end, however, Goodman might have ended up with more SNL screen time, having hosted the show 13 times and made more than a half-dozen cameos.

11. LISA KUDROW

There was only one spot available for the 1990-1991 season of SNL, and it came down to Lisa Kudrow and Julia Sweeney. Lorne Michaels flew out to L.A. to watch a showcase starring the two Groundlings, with Sweeney emerging victorious and remaining on the show until 1994 (the same year Kudrow was cast in Friends)“I knew that SNL was there,” Kudrow later recalled to Los Angeles Magazine. “Julia and I were talking on the phone about it even before they came. The show that night got to me, I was unnerved and clearly not ready. I was disappointed that I did not get it. There's another sign, I thought, that I'm not cut out for it. That feeling lasted for a little bit.”

See Also: 10 Famous People Who Rejected Saturday Night Live

12. KATHY GRIFFIN

Kathy Griffin was in that same showcase with Kudrow and Sweeney and agrees that Michaels made the right decision by choosing Sweeney. “Backstage it was ridiculous,” she recalled of the evening to Los Angeles Magazine. “One girl was in the other room audibly sobbing. [Fellow Groundling] Mary Scheer was throwing makeup in her bag and saying, ‘Let's be honest—I deserve this as much as you guys.’ I was like, ‘Jesus, just focus.’ Lisa and I were really crushed. Julia just kicked our asses. She was perfect.”

13. ADAM MCKAY

Anchorman writer-director Adam McKay’s SNL rejection—for the 1995 season—was probably for the best. He was offered a writing gig instead, and eventually worked his way up to head writer for the latter half of his six years with the show. His success has continued since leaving the show, when he partnered up with fellow alum Will Ferrell.

14. DAVE ATTELL

Comedian Dave Attell was yet another performer who was offered a writing gig in place of an on-camera spot after auditioning for the 1993-1994 season. He left after one season to write for The Jon Stewart Show. 

15. MARC MARON

WTF Podcast host Marc Maron loves to share the story of his 1996 meeting with Lorne Michaels when he was called in as a possible “Weekend Update” replacement for Norm MacDonald. Maron blames his rejection on a bowl of candy and wrote a story about the incident, titled “Lorne Michaels and Gorillas,” for Air America. Maron’s contention is that his fate rested on whether or not he took a piece of candy from the bowl on Michaels’ desk, which he obsessed about, then finally gave in. “As soon as I took the candy I swear to God Lorne shot a look at the head writer that clearly connoted to me that I had failed the test,” he wrote. “I walked out of there thinking I ruined my career because of a Jolly Rancher. I don't even like Jolly Ranchers.”

16. JENNIFER COOLIDGE

Christopher Guest ensemble member Jennifer Coolidge had some serious competition when she auditioned for SNL alongside Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and Chris Kattan in 1995. “They chose Will and Cheri and not Chris and I,” she recalled to Los Angeles Magazine. “And six months later they called up Chris. I was the one who got rejected. I was spared a bullet. I think of all the demons, and playing politics. The good thing was I might have become anorexic. But I probably would have self-destructed on SNL.”

17. JEFF ROSS

Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon weren’t the only folks vying for Colin Quinn’s spot at the Weekend Update desk in 2000. Comedian Jeff Ross was in contention, too. But Fey had clout: three years' experience as a writer for the show and one season as head writer.

18. PAUL SCHEER

The League star auditioned for SNL in both 2001 and 2002. He recalled the auditions in an interview with Splitsider in 2012, noting that the dumbest thing he did was a series of impressions, including Jeff Goldblum returning a shirt and a panda bear sitting in first class. “My final meeting was the first time I ever really met Lorne Michaels... At the end of the meeting, he said, ‘Do you have any questions for me?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And then he said, ‘Really? Thirty years in TV and you don’t have a question for me?’ It was a totally terrible response. I should have had a question. I think that answer cost me the job at SNL, but I basically just said, ‘If I had my druthers, I would keep you here all night.’ And he said, ‘Of course, of course. All right, well, thank you very much.’”

19. JACK MCBRAYER

In that same interview, Scheer recalled that his second audition—which was more of a group improv—included 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer. “I didn’t know anybody else besides Jack McBrayer,” Scheer recalled. “That was interesting because it was a bunch of people all competing for the same job, trying to prove that they’re funny, but also it was really cool because everyone respected the space. You would think it would have been a little more competitive. But that also was the year that Fred Armisen said ‘no,’ he wasn’t gonna do that if he didn’t have an improv background. He just did Fericito, and he was the one who ultimately got hired.”

20. KEL MITCHELL

After four years of co-starring in Kenan & Kel for Nickelodeon, stars Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell went their separate ways, but not before both auditioned for SNL. The ending to this story is obvious: Kenan got the job (he’s in his eleventh year on the show), Kel did not.

21. AND 22. JORMA TACCONE AND AKIVA SCHAFFER

Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island cohorts, understand what it’s like to compete against a comedic partner in crime. The entire trio auditioned for SNL’s 2005 season, but only Samberg was lucky enough to be cast. But Samberg didn’t leave his partners behind; both have served as writers for the show.

23., 24., 25., AND 26. DAVE FOLEY, SCOTT THOMPSON, BRUCE MCCULLOCH, AND KEVIN MCDONALD


The Kids in the Hall guys—Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Bruce McCulloch, and Scott Thompson—were in a similar situation when they auditioned for the show in 1985. McCulloch and McKinney were brought on as writers for a season. In 1995, McKinney did actually join the cast.

27. GEENA DAVIS

Five years before she earned an Oscar for The Accidental Tourist, Geena Davis lost out on a spot in SNL’s 1984-1985 season to Pamela Stephenson.

28. RICHARD BELZER

Though today’s audience knows him as Law & Order’s series-jumping Sergeant Munch, Richard Belzer got his start as a stand-up. Belzer was SNL's warm-up comic in its first season, which led to a couple of appearances on the show, including a stint at the Weekend Update desk after Chevy Chase suffered a groin injury. Belzer has long contended that Lorne Michaels promised him a place in the cast but later reneged. “Lorne betrayed me and lied to me—which he denies—but I give you my word he said, ‘I'll work you into the show,’” Belzer told People in 1993.

29. ROBERT TOWNSEND

Eddie Murphy ended up being cast for the slot that comedian Robert Townsend auditioned for in 1980, the year Jean Doumanian took over for Lorne Michaels. No doubt the experience worked its way into Hollywood ShuffleTownsend’s groundbreaking—and semi-autobiographical—1987 film about the struggle of black actors in Hollywood.

30. KERRI KENNEY

“It was terrifying,” The State and Reno 911! star Kerri Kenney told Marc Maron on WTF of her failed 1996 SNL audition. “I believe they must do it that way on purpose because since then I've never had an audition so terrifying… Sit and wait, cold room. I feel like I was in a basement that was like seven buildings away and someone comes and gets you in a page jacket and they lead you through hallways and you're trying to keep up with your bag of props and hit the mark. You have four minutes. Do your best this, this, and this… I got no laughs, and at the time, I thought, ‘Wow, if I want to be in this business, this is what it’s going to be every time.’ Thank god it's never like that.”

31. DONALD GLOVER

Community star Donald Glover was gainfully employed as a writer (and occasional actor) on 30 Rock when he auditioned not for SNL itself but to play Barack Obama in any presidential sketches during the key 2007-2008 season. Fred Armisen ended up with the role.

32. ROB HUEBEL

Children’s Hospital star Rob Huebel auditioned for SNL a couple of times in the mid-2000s. “The way they do that is they put together a list of people that they want to audition, and they have them all do a show at some comedy club,” he explained to Splitsider. “You go and do a few characters of your own and a few impressions, if you wanna do impressions, or you can do stand-up if you wanted to do that. But you do it at this comedy club somewhere in New York, and they all come and they sit in the back and they show up late and they watch it and they don’t laugh and you feel horrible. But if you do okay, you get called back and you go into 30 Rock and you do it on their stage at the real show. ... I auditioned twice, one year I got to go in and do that at 30 Rock but they really ice you out. They try to make it as scary as possible because it’s a live show, and in real life, I’m sure it is terrifying and things do go wrong, so they want you to be prepared … It’s the most intimidating thing. I know Rob Riggle auditioned the same year, and he got it and I was happy for him, but it didn’t work out for me.”

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Snuggle-Pedic Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Kool-Flow Micro-Vented Covering - Queen Size for $59.99 (list price $149.00)

Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin. Available in Multiple Sizes for $149.00 (list price $288.00)

Turkish Luxury Hotel & Spa Collection 27"x54" Bath Towels 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton Organic and Eco Friendly (Set of 4, White) for $39.99 (list price $62.96)

Quick dry towel with FREE Hand Towel & Included - Fast drying Microfiber Super Absorbent towel is Suitable as a Sports Towel, Yoga Towel, Gym Towel & Travel towel for $14.98 (list price $39.99)

PUT ME DOWN Decal Bathroom Toilet Seat Vinyl Sticker Sign Reminder for Him - Stickerciti Brand for $1.79 (list price $9.95)

Whitmor 6013-167 60-Inch Ebony Crystal Extra Wide Clothes Closet for $27.57 (list price $29.57)

Mr. Clean 440436 Turbo Plunger and Bowl Brush Caddy Set for $12.79 (list price $12.99)

18" Microfiber Floor Mop | Dual Side Different Action Dust Mop Dry to Attract dirt, dust, pet hair Or Damp for a Deeper Clean, Telescopic Aluminum Pole Adjust height max 51" for $18.98 (list price $24.98)

Bell Automotive 22-1-00073-8 Ultra Clothes Bar for $9.99 (list price $11.99)

Ettore 49036 Grip'n Grab Reach Tool, 32-Inch for $16.14

Lasko 4000 Air Stik Ultra-Slim Oscillating Fan for $26.55 (list price $39.99)

Mildew Resistant Fabric Shower Curtain Waterproof/Water-Repellent & Antibacterial, 72x72 - White for $9.99 (list price $29.99)

Altra Dakota L-Shaped Desk with Bookshelves, Dark Russet Cherry for $76.63 (list price $139.99)

Sauder Original Cottage Coffee Table, Cobblestone Finish for $55.93 (list price $79.99)

Filtrete Micro Allergen Defense Filter, MPR 1000, 16-Inch x 25-Inch x 1-Inch, 2-pack for $17.90 (list price $39.98)

Alisten Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker and LED Light Lamp Alarm Clock with Quality Sound, Touch Light Sensor, MP3 Player, Micro TF SD Card, AUX, USB, 4000mAh Battery - White for $34.99 (list price $59.99)

Animal Planet Peacock Dog Costume, Small, Multicolor for $14.34 (list price $34.99)

Zack & Zoey Octo-Hound Dog Costume, Small, Purple Octopus for $16.02 (list price $21.95)

Umbra Prisma Decorative Accents, Set of 3 geometric shapes (6 wall decor pieces), Black for $30.83 (list price $38.45)

Umbra Tesora Jewelry Stand, Concrete/Copper for $22.50 (list price $30.00)

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Gillette Fusion Manual Men's Razor Blade Refills, 12 Count for $35.99 (list price $47.99)

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush, White for $24.95 (list price $49.99)

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz for $10.61 (list price $17.17)

Dove Beauty Bar, Sensitive Skin 4 oz, 16 Bar for $15.66 (list price $25.09)

Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar, Extra Fresh 4 oz, 10 Bar for $9.79 (list price $14.99)

Remington CI9538 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Digital Ceramic Curling Wand, 1-1 ½ Inch, Pink for $21.83 (list price $24.99)

Degree Men Dry Protection Antiperspirant, Clean 2.7 oz, (Pack of 6) for $14.82 (list price $21.54)

Schick Intuition Renewing Moisture Razor Blade Refills for Women with Pomegranate Extract - 6 Count for $16.19 (list price $27.99)

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo Original Formula, 16 Fl. Oz for $13.99 (list price $16.39)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, 1 Fl. Oz for $15.79 (list price $19.99)

Conair Oval Shaped Double-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror; 1x/7x Magnification, Polished Chrome for $29.99 (list price $34.99)

Real Techniques Core Collection Set for $8.50 (list price $17.99)

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, 1 Fl. Oz for $17.49 (list price $19.99)

Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver for Men with Clean and Charge Station, Electric Men's Razor, Razors, Shavers, Cordless Shaving System for $198.85 (list price $289.99)

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes, 0.34 Ounce for $8.79 (list price $11.99)

Dove Body Wash, Deep Moisture 22 Ounce, (Pack of 4) for $22.05 (list price $25.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $49.97 (list price $82.99)

NIVEA Men Active3 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) for $13.47 (list price $17.97)

Panasonic Milano All-in-One Trimmer, ER-GB40-S, for Beard and Mustache, with 19 Trim Adjustable Settings, Cordless, Wet/Dry for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

Degree MotionSense Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant, Shower Clean, 2.6 Ounce (Pack of 2) for $7.28 (list price $9.89)

Olay ProX Microdermabrasion Plus Advanced Cleansing System, 1-Kit for $24.04 (list price $39.99)

Women's Rogaine Solution, Three Month Supply for $39.95 (list price $44.50)

L'Oreal Paris Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara, Black, 0.17-Fluid Ounce for $8.97 (list price $10.95)

Nexxus Conditioner with Pump, Humectress Replenishing System 33.8 oz for $20.33 (list price $28.59)

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Facial Serum Fragrance Free 1.7 Fl Oz for $16.89 (list price $24.61)

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue By Dolce & Gabbana For Women. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3 Oz (Packaging May Vary) for $52.69 (list price $87.00)

Infiniti Pro by Conair Curl Secret, Plum Purple for $79.97 (list price $119.99)

REACH Dentotape Waxed Tape, Unflavored 100 Yards (Pack of 6) for $16.23 (list price $25.59)

Speed Stick Power Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Unscented 3 Ounce (Pack of 6) for $11.94 (list price $26.33)

Listerine Ultraclean Floss, Mint, 30 yard (Pack of 6) for $10.74 (list price $14.70)

Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum' Express Washable Mascara, Glam Black 230, 0.31 Fluid Ounce for $5.29 (list price $7.77)

Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Crme 4 Oz, for $18.36 (list price $19.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Tulip 20595 Dimensional Puffy Fabric Paint, 6-Pack for $6.89 (list price $9.99)

Ball Pens, Vivii Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Black Ink, 6 Per Box, Extra Fine(0.5mm), 18 Pack for $6.99 (list price $19.99)

HP Iron-On Transfers, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 12 Pack for $7.99 (list price $9.97)

IDEAPOOL - Natural Handcrafted Bamboo Ballpoint Pen Set, Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens for Signature Calligraphy Executive Business, Extra 1 Stainless Steel Fine Refill for $10.99 (list price $14.99)

Strathmore Spiral Toned Sketch Book, 9 by 12-Inch, 50 Sheets, Tan for $8.90 (list price $16.99)

Strathmore 400 Series Cold Press Wire Bound Watercolor Pad 9 x 12 Inches (ST440-1) for $11.49 (list price $16.99)

Officemate OIC Achieva Side Load Letter Tray, Recycled, Black, 6 Pack (26212) for $14.51 (list price $22.42)

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Plain, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks) for $14.18 (list price $19.95)

Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Desktop, Punches 2-7 Holes, LightTouch, High Capacity, 20 Sheets (A7074030) for $14.87 (list price $51.49)

Duck Brand Stretch Wrap, 5 Inches Wide x 1000 Feet Long, Single Roll (964682) for $7.10 (list price $17.89)

Duck Brand Packing Paper, 24 Inch x 24 Inch Sheets, Pack of 120 Sheets, White (1139951) for $6.99 (list price $18.99)

LAMPAT Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, Black for $25.99 (list price $139.99)

Ergonomic Mesh Computer Office Desk Task Midback Task Chair Black for $44.99 (list price $99.99)

Martha Stewart Crafts Iridescent Glitter, 12-Pack for $12.63 (list price $16.49)

Kuretake Zig Twin Tip Marker Clean Color F, 12 Color Set (TCS-6000T/12V) for $13.30 (list price $24.00)

Rubbermaid Techfile Plastic Magazine File, 3 x 9 5/8 x 11 5/8 Inches, Black (40406ROS) for $3.69 (list price $4.99)

AmazonBasics Metal Monitor Stand - Black for $17.73 (list price $19.99)

LapGear MyDesk 45348 Black for $13.99 (list price $19.99)

Gingher 4.5 Inch Knife Edge Thread Nippers for $16.30 (list price $25.99)

Pentel Hi-polymer Block Eraser, Large, 3 Pack, White (ZEH10BP3-K6) for $0.75 (list price $2.00)

Magicfly 72-Colored Pencil Set Premier Soft Core Art Watercolor Pencil for Artist Sketch Adult Coloring Book Kid Artist Writing Manga Artwork Drawing Pencils Set with 2 Brushes and Free Metal Tin Case for $16.99 (list price $59.99)

Melissa & Doug Bead Set Bundle, 2-Pack for $14.86 (list price $19.99)

Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 8-Pack, Fashion Colors (1743032) for $5.97 (list price $8.49)

Safco Products 3261BL Onyx Mesh Desktop Corner Organizer, Black for $27.03 (list price $44.49)

POOF 60pc. Sidewalk Chalk for $5.66 (list price $13.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $65.00 (list price $129.99)

Accuteck S 50 lb x 0.2 oz All-In-One Digital Shipping Postal Scale with AC Postage (W-8250-50BS) for $16.99 (list price $49.99)

Hobby Knife Kit ( Set of 17) for $18.87 (list price $29.87)

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

12 kN Aluminum Wire Gate Carabiners (Set of 2) - 2,697-pound Rating for Hammocks, Camping, Hiking & Utility for $10.99 (list price $19.99)

Coleman Stadium Seat for $10.00 (list price $23.64)

Lifetime 1221 Pro Court Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard for $99.00 (list price $149.99)

Miracol Dual Action Ball Pump - 4 Extra Replacement Needles - Best for Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Rugby & Other Inflatables - Sturdy and Portable Design Air Pumps for $13.49 (list price $29.99)

Samsonite Tote-a-ton 32.5 Inch Duffle Luggage, Black, One Size for $18.89 (list price $24.99)

Morakniv Bushcraft Carbon Steel Survival Knife with Fire Starter and Sheath, Black for $58.64 (list price $99.99)

Kershaw 1990 Brawler Speedsafe Folding Knife for $18.20 (list price $39.95)

iCOVER 60 Inch Heavy-Duty water proof patio outdoor black oxford BBQ Barbecue Smoker/Grill Cover G21604 for $19.59 (list price $35.99)

Coleman 16 Can Cooler Satchel for $11.85 (list price $13.99)

Wilson Smart Core Golf Ball - Pack of 24 (White) for $15.97 (list price $24.99)

Moon Lence Ultralight Camping Chairs Folddable Backpacking Beach Chairs with Carry Bag for $29.99 (list price $67.99)

Swig Savvy Bottles 30 Oz Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle Wide Mouth BPA Free with Interchangeable Caps Leak-proof Sports cap for $19.99 (list price $26.99)

Stansport Canteen, 4-Quart for $8.23 (list price $9.99)

Flexi Neon Retractable Dog Leash (Cord) 16 ft, Medium, Black/Neon for $16.75 (list price $28.99)

Intex Pull-out Sofa Inflatable Bed, Queen for $49.00 (list price $56.55)

Aspectek Sticky Dome FleaTrap + 2 Glue Discs. Non-poisonous, odorless and Natural Flea Traps for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Wilson F1415 NFL MVP Football (Official Size) for $10.44 (list price $14.99)

BLACK+DECKER LPP120B Bare Max Lithium Ion Pole Pruning Saw, 20-Volt,Without Battery for $75.84 (list price $87.98)

Solar Lights, URPOWER 24 LED Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Lights, Solar Powered Wireless Waterproof Security Wall Light Motion Activated Light with Dusk to Dawn Auto On/Off for Patio Deck Yard Garden 2 for $25.99 (list price $39.99)

AmazonBasics 1/4-Inch Yoga and Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Blue for $14.41 (list price $16.99)

3 Lg. Cooler Freeze Packs 10"x14" - No More Ice! Cooler Shock Replaces Ice and Is Reusable for $24.95 (list price $29.99)

DEWALT DWHT10272 Folding Pocket Knife for $11.99 (list price $13.48)

Blue Wave Bronze 8-Year 24-ft Round Above Ground Pool Winter Cover for $37.77 (list price $49.95)

Sun Joe SDJ616 Shredder Joe 13-Amp 16:1 Reduction Electric Leaf Mulcher/Shredder for $116.99 (list price $159.99)

Lifetime 28241 Folding Personal Table, 30 by 20 Inch, White for $33.44 (list price $56.99)

ELECTRONICS

Norton Security Deluxe - 5 Devices [Download Code] for $19.99 (list price $79.99)

Midland HH50 Pocket Weather Radio for $11.07 (list price $24.99)

Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) for $497.99 (list price $799.99)

Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (4230R) with Voice Search (2015 model) for $89.74 (list price $99.99)

Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System with CD Player, FM Radio, Aux-In, and Headphone Jack, Black and Silver for $79.99 (list price $86.99)

Definitive Technology W Studio Wireless Black Sound Bar & Subwoofer System for $999.00 (list price $1,299.00)

ION Audio House Party (iPA18L) | Portable Sound System with Built-In Light Show (Black / 8W) for $54.89 (list price $129.99)

Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13-K02US 4 GB RAM 11.6" Laptop (Black) for $179.99 (list price $229.99)

AmazonBasics Large DSLR Gadget Bag (Orange interior) for $20.99 (list price $24.99)

NETGEAR AC1750 Smart WiFi Router Dual Core 800MHz Processor - Router Only (R6400-100NAS) for $128.95 (list price $149.99)

Acer G206HQL bd 19.5-Inch LED Computer Monitor Back-Lit Widescreen Display for $77.99 (list price $119.99)

2016 Updated Full Color 130" Image Pro Mini Portable LCD LED Home Theater Cinema Game Video Projector - Support HD 1080P Video 800 Lumens IP IR USB SD HDMI 40W for $74.99 (list price $189.99)

APC P11U2 APC Surge Arrest for $32.15 (list price $49.99)

Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter and Receiver, Rockrok Portable Wireless Adapter/Kit with 3.5mm Stereo Output for Headphone, Speakers, TV, PC, MP3/MP4,C ar Stereos (APTX Low Latency,A2DP,12 Hours Playtime) for $29.99 (list price $69.99)

WALI Table Top TV Stand for Most LED, LCD, OLED and Plasma Flat Screen TV up to 55", VESA patterns up to 800 x 400(TVS-001), Black for $24.49 (list price $59.99)

Logitech Harmony 650 Infrared All in One Remote Control, Universal Remote, Programmable Remote (Silver) for $50.62 (list price $90.60)

Sylvania SDVD1332 13.3-Inch Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player with USB/SD Card Reader for $104.59 (list price $227.98)

TOOLS

Hydroluxe New 6" High Pressure Super-Drenching Rainfall Shower Head with Hydro-Blast Technology for High Power Water Flow Performance / PREMIUM CHROME Front & Back Finish for $49.99 (list price $64.99)

Stanley 51-104 16 Ounce Rubber Mallet for $6.45 (list price $7.41)

Woodstock D3112 File Set with Rubber Handles, 6-Piece for $19.63 (list price $22.50)

IRWIN VISE-GRIP Original Curved Jaw Locking Pliers with Wire Cutter, 10", 502L3 for $10.21 (list price $17.79)

TMS 10 Ton Hydraulic Wire Battery Cable Lug Terminal Crimper Crimping Tool 9 Dies for $36.95 (list price $46.19)

Bosch GLL 2 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level with Mount for $64.01 (list price $79.00)

Bosch GMS120 Digital Multi-Scanner for $67.03 (list price $106.93)

Stanley 12-951 SpokeShave with Flat Base for $15.99 (list price $29.04)

Homax 5860 2-Piece Caulking Tools, Smoother and Remover for $4.98 (list price $6.99)

Svance Portable Multifunction Magnetic LED Flashlight 4-Level Dimmable Brightness Led Tent Camping Lamp SOS Emergency Flash Light Garage Lights (Q8) for $21.99 (list price $59.99)

Stanley 54-304 5-Ounce Magnetic Tack Hammer for $8.62 (list price $13.96)

P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor for $18.41

PIXNOR Tweezers 7-piece Precision Anti-static ESD Stainless Steel Tweezers for Electronics, Jewelry-making, Laboratory Work, Hobbies for $11.99 (list price $19.99)

Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 for $34.87 (list price $49.99)

Homedone Picture Hangers 59-Piece - Heavy Duty, Frame Hanging, Holds 5-100 lbs, Golden for $10.96 (list price $13.89)

Arvidsson LED Vintage Edison [Sapphire] Filaments Bulb 4W 400Lumens [CRI90+] Dimmable [1800K Romantic Warm Glow] ST64/ST21 [Anti-Glare Clear Glass] UL Listed for Antique Lighting Fixtures for $6.85 (list price $12.99)

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Wireless Doorbell, Spigen [1000 FT Range / IP55 Water Proof] Easy Installation Plug-in Push button with LED Indicator [1 Button, 1 Receiver] With Over 50 Chimes - SGP11882 for $19.99 (list price $34.99)

AutoZiv Car & Home Microfiber Duster - Best Exterior & Interior Use - Lint Free - 2 Piece Cleaning Kit - Long Unbreakable Extendable Telescopic Handle for $23.99 (list price $39.99)Franklin International 1414 Titebond-3 Ultimate Wood Glue, 16-Ounce for $6.97 (list price $10.95)

Meguiar's G13616 Quik Interior Detailer Cleaner - 16 oz. for $4.97 (list price $7.59)Brita On Tap Faucet Water Filter System, Chrome for $20.99 (list price $29.99)

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10 Famous Actors Who Have a Less-Famous Twin

Although the lives of celebrities are certainly in the public eye, there are a few personal things about famous actors that are virtually unknown to the general public—including who they've shared a womb with.

1. Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson has a twin brother named Hunter Johansson, who was a campaign advisor for Barack Obama in 2008. While Hunter didn’t pursue a career in acting like his sister, the twins appeared together in the film Manny & Lo in 1996.

2. Vin Diesel

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While Vin Diesel (whose real name is Mark Sinclair Vincent) is enjoying a career in front of the camera with starring roles in action films such as Fast & Furious and Riddick, his fraternal twin brother Paul Vincent likes his place behind the camera as a film editor.

3. Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton Kutcher was born Christopher Ashton Kutcher, and has a fraternal twin brother named Michael. When he was a child, Michael developed cerebral palsy and cardiomyopathy and required a heart transplant during his teenage years. Before starring in That '70s Show, Ashton attended the University of Iowa and studied biochemical engineering, inspired to find a cure for Michael’s heart disease. Michael is currently a spokesman for Reaching for the Stars, an organization advocating for children with cerebral palsy.

4. Kiefer Sutherland

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Kiefer Sutherland was born the older brother of his twin sister Rachel. While Kiefer Sutherland is mostly known for starring as Jack Bauer on Fox’s thriller 24, Rachel works behind the scenes as a post-production supervisor on films and television in Toronto.

5. Giovanni Ribisi

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Giovanni Ribisi's twin sister Marissa had a budding career as an actress in Hollywood with roles in The Brady Bunch Movie, Pleasantville, and Dazed and Confused. She took a hiatus in the early 2000s, and married singer/songwriter Beck in 2004. Marissa Ribisi and Beck have two children, Cosimo Henri and Tuesday. Marissa also launched a fashion line called Whitley Kros in 2007.

6. Linda Hamilton

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Leslie Hamilton Gearren is the identical twin sister of actress Linda Hamilton. Although Leslie is a professional nurse, she was also her sister Linda’s on-screen double in three scenes in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

7. Parker Posey

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Parker Posey was dubbed “Queen of the Indies” in the '90s for her appearances in movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, and Waiting For Guffman. Her twin brother Christopher took an alternative career route as a lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia.

8. Joseph Fiennes

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Joseph Fiennes has five biological siblings who took all up careers in the arts. His older brother Ralph Fiennes is an Academy Award-nominated actor, while his other brother Magnus is a composer, and his sisters Martha and Sophie are filmmakers. Joseph also has a twin brother named Jacob, who opted not to go into the entertainment industry, but instead started a career as a conservationist.

9. Eva Green

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French model and actress Eva Green’s breakout role was in the James Bond film Casino Royale. She has since appeared in Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Green’s fraternal twin sister Joy took up a career rearing horses in the Normandy countryside with her husband.

10. Jon Heder

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While Jon Heder is mostly known for playing the titular role in the cult classic Napoleon Dynamite, his identical twin brother Dan Heder works behind the scenes in animation and visual effects, notably for the movie 47 Ronin. The brothers both worked on the Oscar-nominated animated film Monster House in 2006—Jon provided the voice for the character Reginald "Skull" Skulinski, while Dan was one of the film’s animators.

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