Andre the Giant's family was watching when Jason Segel impersonated the late wrestler on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend ... AND THEY LOVED IT!!
Segel starred in a sketch called, "Andre the Giant Chooses an Ice Cream Flavor" -- in which he conjures up the legend's voice PERFECTLY while discussing the pros and cons of mint chip.
Now, TMZ has spoken with a rep for Andre's estate ... who tells us, "Jason Segel nails this impression and demonstrates with good humor that Andre's legacy continues to be relevant and has a big impact on the entertainment industry."
As for Andre's REAL favorite ice cream flavor -- we're lookin' into it ... seriously.
Andre the Giant
Family Speaks Out Over
Jason Segel's 'SNL' Impression
11/21/2011 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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