Nick The Lounge Singer was one of 's most popular recurring characters during his tenure on SNL. The character was a typical 1970s who sang current songs in a drawn-out, schmaltzy manner, and was typically accompanied by on . Nick always had a different 'seasonal' last name (i.e. Nick Summers, Nick Springs, etc.) or sometimes a surname more specific to the sketch (for instance, if he were performing at a , he would be "Nick Slammer") and, although he would perform at such unfortunate gigs as airport bars and dives, he would always sing his heart out. He would often take the popular songs of the time and change some of the lyrics to suit the occasion or the setting. In between songs, Nick would schmooze and joke with the audience, chiding them in a harmless showbiz fashion. In one episode, he spotted (that episode's musical guest) in the audience and proceeded to sing a very uncomfortable and unamused Ronstadt a medley of her hits until her bodyguard (played by ) finally punches him.. “the funniest damn comic book . SNL Halloween Johnny Space Commander Mask. This vintage SNL skit starring Dan Aykroyd as Irwin Mainway selling his Halloween costume of Johnny Space Commander Mask. Jane Curtain: "Mr. Mainway, your company manufactures and distributes this Halloween costume, 'Johnny Space Commander Mask,' which retails for $6.95. It's nothing more than a .