So what is contemplation? It is, in its essence, deep reflective thought. And when I think about deep thought, I think about “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.”
Perhaps some of you are, like me, old enough to remember “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.”
Between 1991 and 1998, Saturday Night Live included “Deep Thoughts” on the show as a brief video segment between sketches. Each “Deep Thoughts” segment was introduced by SNL regular cast member Phil Hartman and the “thoughts” were recited live by Handey. Neither Hartman nor Handey appeared on screen for “Deep Thoughts.”
Hartman would introduce the brief video by saying in a calm voice, “And now, Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey.” Peaceful, relaxing music would play while the screen showed soothing pastoral scenes. Handey would read the “Deep Thought” as the text to it scrolled across the screen. It became a popular feature of SNL, which often had multiple “Deep Thoughts” in each show.
If you’d like more information about Jack Handey, you can go to his website, Google “Jack Handey,” or Google “Deep Thoughts.”
Just be careful to not accidentally Google “Deep Throat.”