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Phil Hartman played Reagan in the sketch. He also appeared on, and wrote for Pee Wee's Playhouse which is the origin of the "Mecka-lecka-hi mecka-heinie-ho" phrase. It's likely that this was Phil just making a call-back or homage to his past work.


"Mecka-lecka-hi mecka-heinie-ho" was just a gibberish line Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) made up. President Reagan was known to be a bit of a Pop Culture fan, and of course a former actor. He was also made fun of quite a bit by the SNL cast. In this skit, the actor (is that Phil Hartman??) is making fun of Reagan's lack of knowledge of International ...

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