Christopher Walken as Ed Glosser the trivial psychic (SNL)

Ed Glosser, trivial psychic

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


This character, played by Christopher Walken, appeared in a semi-obscure 1992 Saturday Night Live skit. But he sort of, kind of has a super-power, see, so…


  • Real Name: Ed Glosser.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: New York City.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown


Powers and Abilities

Anytime he touches a person, Ed can see into their immediate future. Unfortunately, he can only foretell minor occurances, such as leaving coffee in a cab, getting brain freeze or getting stuck in traffic.


During a brief power outage, Ed Glosser’s tanning booth experiences a slight malfunction. Forfeiting a darker base, he instead gains the mildly impressive ability to foretell insignificant events of the immediate future.


A creepy, Christopher-Walken-looking guy.


Ed is burdened by his powers, which are triggered any time he touches someone. He is compelled to tell people of his visions, even though a lot of people find him irritating and listening to him a waste of time.



[Ed hands a woman a pen she dropped, and instantly goes into a trance ]
Female Employee: “Are you alright ?”
Ed: [ pause ] “You have a daughter…”
Female Employee: “Yes ?”
Ed: “She’s at home with the housekeeper…”
Female Employee: “Yes ?”
Ed: “The housekeeper just waxed the kitchen floor…”
Female Employee: “Yes ?”
Ed: “Your daughter’s running… on the wet kitchen floor…”
Female Employee: [ panicking ] “And ?”
Ed: “She’s leaving footprints…”
Female Employee: “Yeah ?”
Ed: “The housekeeper’s annoyed… she has to do that part of the floor over again…”
Female Employee: “Really ?”
Ed: “It’s not too late! You can call her… and save her !”
Female Employee: “Um… I have some work to do, but I’ll call her later. Okay ? Say, how did you get these powers, anyway ?”
Ed: “I… don’t… know…”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Ed Glosser

Dex: 02 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Unwanted Power
Int: 04 Wil: 03 Min: 03 Occupation: Office worker
Inf: 03 Aur: 02 Spi: 02 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 009 HP: 005

Precognition 10

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Precognition works on others only, Ed must touch the person.
  • Precognition is automatically triggered when Ed touches another person and can only see insignificant events.

Area Knowledge (New York City).

Strange Appearance (Hair stands up, bulging eyes).

By Danielle Mendus.

Source of Character: A Saturday Night Live skit with C. Walken.