Episode 27: You might remember Phil Hartman’s murder

You might remember Phil Hartman from Saturday Live, where in the 1980s he was uproariously funny as Frankenstein in the ongoing Frankenstein, Tarzan and Tonto bit, or as the Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer (“Your world frightens and confuses me…” Trust us, it was funny). Or maybe you loved him on The Simpsons, where he did another lawyer, Lionel Hutz, and Troy McClure, a newscaster and former unmemorable actor, who always opened with, “You might remember me from such roles as…”

And you also probably remember Hartman was shot May 28, 1998, by his wife, Brynn, who then shot herself.

We look back at Hartman, his wife, and the circumstances surrounding the murder-suicide.