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Andre the Giant

Family Speaks Out Over

Jason Segel's 'SNL' Impression

11/21/2011 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Segel as Andre the Giant
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. 

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Ronnie Hartsoe    

Wonderful, that his family, took it as a compliment, and enjoyed it, instead of hunting the first Lawyer, that they heard on TV...I say: give them 5STARS!!!!!!

1074 days ago


I was astounded at the accuracy of the voice mimic- nailed it. Mostly I felt the loving nature of Andre was preserved respectfully, humorously, and in the spirit we fans hold for Andre. Segal was uncanny in his perception and interpretation of the character. And the tiny cone at the end was PERFECT.

1074 days ago


I loved Andre! He was a wonderful, really gentle man who enjoyed life to the fullest. He died too soon. This skit was funny without making fun of him. The impression is dead on! SNL can be terrific at times, this was one of those times.

1074 days ago


Andre really was GREAT! Combined with Gordon Solie at Chanpionship Wrestling from Florida they could put on a fantastic show.

1074 days ago

Jaque Schitt    


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