In 1995, Franken wrote and starred in the film Stuart Saves His Family, which was based on his SNL character Stuart Smalley.
At 235 feet tall, the rock formation is the third tallest intertidal structure in the world.
Surrounded by shallow tide pools, it allows up-close-and-personal access, which draws in 200,000 visitors annually. An estimated 760,000 years old, this California landmark has, as a consequence of Los Angeles's water diversion efforts, become a stunning sightseeing location.
His paternal grandparents emigrated from Germany; his maternal grandfather came from Grodno, Russian Empire; and his maternal grandmother's parents were also from the Russian Empire.
Franken and Tom Davis were recruited as two of the original writers and occasional performers on Saturday Night Live (SNL) (1975–1980, 1985–1995).
He mocked controversial NBC president Fred Silverman as "a total unequivocal failure" and displayed a chart showing the poor ratings of NBC programs.