People.com Entertainment TV Norm Macdonald's Best Moments from His Time on 'Saturday Night Live' — Watch Norm Macdonald, who died Tuesday after privately battling cancer, was an SNL cast member from 1993 to 1998 By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 14, 2021 07:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Norm Macdonald. Photo: Al Levine/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Norm Macdonald may be gone, but the legacy he left behind him will not be forgotten. PEOPLE confirmed Tuesday that Macdonald died after privately battling cancer for nine years. He was 61. Though his career was filled with an abundance of credits, Macdonald is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. While appearing on the long-running series from 1993 to 1998, he anchored the show's Weekend Update segment for three seasons. He also impersonated many celebrities throughout his run, including David Letterman, Larry King, and Quentin Tarantino. In paying tribute to Macdonald after his passing, take a look at 10 of his best moments from his time on the popular NBC sketch comedy. 1. Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy! While returning to host the series in 1999, Macdonald expertly impersonated the late Burt Reynolds playing Celebrity Jeopardy!. Alongside Macdonald, Will Ferrell appeared as late Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek with Jimmy Fallon as French Stewart and Darrell Hammond as late actor Sean Connery. 2. Bob Dole Cold Opening Macdonald brought his comedic stylings to a hilarious 1996 cold opening in which he impersonated former U.S. Senator Bob Dole. 3. Cobras & Panthers Playing a gang leader in a 1996 sketch, Macdonald's character understandably grew frustrated when his gang members continuously broke out into song and dance in true West Side Story-inspired fashion. 4. Mocking O.J. Simpson's Murder Trial While previously anchoring SNL's Weekend Update segment, Macdonald had no problem making multiple jokes about O.J. Simpson's mid-90s murder trial. 5. A Dangerous Zoo Visit In this hilarious sketch from 1995, Macdonald was a part of a group of friends who decided to break into the Central Park Zoo and visit a polar bear at its enclosure — and the results were deadly, to say the least. Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Duchovny, Jay Mohr, and Tim Meadows also appeared in the sketch. 6. SNL Monologue Just one year after being fired from SNL, Macdonald returned to host the long-running series in 1999. He also didn't shy away from roasting the show in his opening monologue. 7. The Twilight Zone Macdonald perfected his best Rod Serling impression for this 1997 Twilight Zone-inspired sketch featuring then-host Pamela Anderson. According to fellow SNL alum Jim Breuer, the sketch caused some behind-the-scenes tension between Macdonald and Chris Kattan. 8. Impersonating Marv Albert In 1997, Macdonald showed off his impression of former sportscaster Marv Albert, who — in the skit — described his unusual sexual habits in an interview with Oprah Winfrey (Meadows). 9. Buddy Songs Though many SNL cast members were confused by Ferrell and guest host Brendan Fraser's closeness in this 1997 opening sketch, Macdonald wanted to be the pair's pal as well. The trio then gleefully sang "Buddy Songs" together. 10. Sarcasm 101 In this 1998 sketch, Macdonald played Kevin — a student who struggled to learn and properly execute sarcasm. Friends alum Matthew Perry played his Sarcasm 101 professor. For more on Norm Macdonald and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day.