The Francisco Franco Award is the recognition given to the entrant
who's entry is the most futile ... that is, it has one or more painfully
obviously already dead Victims
of the Grim Reaper.
It was first awarded at the start of the 1979 contest when contestant
YJ failed to take notice of the
It is only awarded in years when the futility of an entrant's "offending"
stiff(s) is/are self evident (Elvis
will never count, but his dad has).
At the time of the creation of the award a running joke on the "Saturday
Night Live" Weekend Update segment included notice that
was still dead ... hence the Franco Award. The winner receives a
certificate of Award acknowledging their (lack of) performance.
Past recipients of the award have been:|
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