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Darrell Hammond? Great impressionist. The cheerleaders...never thought they were even remotely funny. I *do* like the recurring sketch with the two lllluvahs (i.e. unctuous college professor and partner), though. Ferrell cracks me up in that one.

Joe, Tuesday, 12 March 2002 01:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
This thread again. Because I got a fever...and the only prescription is....MORE COWBELL!

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 9 October 2002 22:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I was always an SNL apologist but that all ends starting last Saturday night. OMG. What a freakshow. The (literally) funniest part of SNL now is just the fact the Chris Kattan is still there. He's like 40 and all he ever has is bit parts where he's Mango or that monkey, and none of the cast seems very friendly with him (like during the wave-goodbye as the sax plays part). And yet he's probably the most talented member left!

I hate Jimmy Fallon.

Aaron A,, Wednesday, 9 October 2002 23:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i was glad to see chris parnell return. i like maya rudolph doing her fake japanese accents.

ron (ron), Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

chris p is the only good cast member left but i havent seen it in at least a year, fuck snl

simon trife (simon_tr), Thursday, 10 October 2002 04:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
I think I've started to fancy Tina Fey. Is that wrong?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 11:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

S: Chris Parnell's raps, Dog Show, The Leatherman (until it all fell apart...well, I liked that too), The Falconer (I'm laughing just thinking about that one!), anything Chris Walken, The Tina Jimmy Weekend Update (haterz be damned!), the Chris Kattan/Cheri Oteri couples skit with Ben Affleck as the Armenian car salesman, the Will Ferrel/Rachel Dratch "Lovers" skits, anything Mya Rudolph ever does

D: Jaret's Room, Mango, Adam Sa...I mean, Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies

I think Jimmy Fallon is rather funny, but not nearly as funny (nor original) as he seems to think he is.

Actually, I think the plight of SNL is that they have some extremely talented cast members, but don't have the solid writing to back it up like in some days of yore. There are sporadic bits of amazingly funny stuff ("I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!"), but it's just not SOLID.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Nickalicious is OTM. (You win a date with Mya!)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

If I'm remembering this right, each cast member is allowed to write at least one sketch per week, so of course when you have comics who aren't comedy writers you get a lot of awful sketches that drag on and on because Mr. Egomaniac Comedian doesn't know how to shape a scene.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The old "repeat the same fucking joke but make it bigger each time until it's just kerrrrrazy" formula

Weekend Update is awful, sorry. There's no bite to the jokes. they seem happily surprised if a joke does well, and if it doesn't they lean reaaaal hard on the "it's not funny; isn't that funny!?" thing that is the death-knell of television comedy (cf Johnny Carson, Conan's monologue)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That thing with Britney Spears and Will Ferrel last week was fucking genius. "ALL OF OUR ANIMALS ARE SICK!!!"

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Revive, as I feel a bit left out.

Everyone keeps banging on about SNL and I've never seen it - indeed, living in the UK with no Sky means I probably never will. Is there like a SNL Best Of DVD around? Or should I not bother - is it over-hyped rubbish?

Johnney B (Johnney B), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 12:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You can buy best of dvds for a number of different castmembers throughout the years. Good ones would be Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Will Ferrell, and Tracy Morgan. Not sure if those last two actually exist.
Personally, though, I only think the show is fun to watch when it is live. Sounds silly, but it seems more exciting. Also Weekend Update is always my favorite part and I don't think they would be on the DVDs.

Magic City (ano ano), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 13:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i've gotten back into "live from new york" (god i love oral histories) and man is it a great read. i reccomend it to everyone. also, best bathroom book EVER.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 14 April 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
That book seemed a bit too "authorized". Everyone seemed to be saying the same thing: "Lorne Michaels is a bit obtuse and aloof, but he sho' know what he's doing!"

I liked the bit about Larry David. The part with him and Dick Ebersol standing by the elevator sounded just like something out of "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Monday, 11 April 2005 19:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

make talk about the old snl. converse about the dim bulb sketch.

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It dipped to pretty serious levels of suckitude this spring -- mostly so-so premises that proceeded to go someplace even worse than nowhere -- but then the season finale was actually reliably funny. Will Forte seems to be the most enjoyable one, now that Maya Rudolph's started to seem less like an exciting newbie and more like she's trying to carry whole awful concepts on the shoulders of her talent.

nabiscothingy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 02:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i love watching the oldass 70s reruns they'll show laate on saturdays

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 02:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i can't remember the last new episode i saw.

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

but if we're doing s/d i'll still rep for that one sketch a few years ago where ana gasteyer (right?) played celine "i am de greatest seenger een allll ze worrrld!" dion.

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm with the late Michael O'Donoghue: hasn't been edgy since 1976, consistently funny since '78-79, worth watching since Mike Myers left.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 13:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oops... I meant NOT worth watching. And that one was mine.

The M'OD bio "Mr Mike" is worth a read. He bitched when the original cast started to do recurring characters, cuz he thought that was too much like Carol Burnett etc.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OK I caught it last week. Most of it was totally unfunny but the "Chaotic" parody was bizarre and basically gave me giggles for days. "Oh HELL no."

Allyzay is not appropriate for freedom (allyzay), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I just read the Mr. Mike bio last week. He made a good point about the show having more than enough "wacky wacky" when the producers resisted his attempts to give William S. Burroughs a brief segment on one of the early 80s episodes.

herbert hebert (herbert hebert), Thursday, 26 May 2005 02:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

sadly, i watch SNL alot. seth whatshisname seems like the obvious replacement for jimmy fallon - he smirks constantly, isn't very funny and is in far too many sketches.

the writers' terror of offending anyone makes most of the sketches heavily dependent on unfunny gimmicks and repetition, much like conan o'brien's show these days.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 26 May 2005 03:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Charles Rocket is dead, at his own hand.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

(i ACTUALLY roffled the first time i saw this sketch)

-- joseph (joseph), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 04:22 (2 years ago) Link

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

was actually bumping thread to say i have a crush of shame on kristin wiig

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

i dunno i used to get real madtv vibes & think she was really untalented but now i kinda think shes the funniest person on the show

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

the hot air balloon was totally a rip-off of Tim and Eric style bad TV. Tonight wasn't so funny. Cold open was pretty weak and the game show too. Steve Martin and Tina were good in the intro. I also liked Tina's Hillary rant. What's the story on the new girl?

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i watched snl tonight for the first time in a while!! it was not that good but when is it ever. tina fey was only really good in the monologue.

the there will be blood thing cracked me up tho.

and ya what IS up with that new chick?> is she secretly fergie

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

bret michaels sketch was awesome. the girls on snl roxxor.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

so's maya rudolph gone?

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I couldn't remember seeing new girl in the earlier episodes this season and then noticed half way through the show that maya hadn't shown up at all.

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

new girl is not funny

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

two of these are new to me, i know dratch and wiig basically.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean, Kate McKinnon as Kellyanne Conway on her cellphone popping up here and there was definitely the best thing.

I cut this hair, I wash this hair, I mess this hair up (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 5 March 2017 09:01 (one month ago) Permalink


Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 5 March 2017 13:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Real problem with the cue cards this week. Octavia Spencer stumbled over her lines quite a bit. The Zoo-oopolis voiceover skit was great, though. Total foam - just obscure impressions. Best sketch. Constant Trump stuff getting tiresome. They need to recharge.

flappy bird, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink

The show should be Trump focused 100% of the time IMO.

PURE, BEAUTIFUL OIL (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Sure, if it's good. There's been so much crap and it detracts from the good stuff. I mean, the first Melissa McCarthy/Sean Spicer skit was fantastic in every way - hilarious on its own and effective in rattling the President. the second one was not only unfunny but unnecessary. Sessions as Gump was just dumb. Love McKinnon as Kellyanne, would love to see more sketches that revolve around her.

flappy bird, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:29 (one month ago) Permalink

like that People's Court sketch last month - awful

flappy bird, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink

They should invite Trump back to host again.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Aww man RIP.

Saturday night they showed the new scan of Belladonna of Sadness and holy shit that was the most mindblowing thing I've ever seen on TV!! They followed it with Fantastic Planet.

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:25 (one month ago) Permalink

^TCM, i'm guessing

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:28 (one month ago) Permalink


kurt schwitterz, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:30 (one month ago) Permalink

This was my favorite bit of last week:

DJI, Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

DJI, Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Boo. Try this

DJI, Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Also, this is cool:

DJI, Friday, 17 March 2017 00:18 (one month ago) Permalink

scarjo is a really really gd host

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 March 2017 00:53 (one month ago) Permalink

per NY Times, most watched season in 24 years. Lorne is def in the Trump business.

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 March 2017 02:36 (one month ago) Permalink


Οὖτις, Friday, 17 March 2017 02:57 (one month ago) Permalink

was one of the funnier eps in a while

PURE, BEAUTIFUL OIL (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I loved the Olive Garden skit

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:58 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"I'm 53."

baffled, brooding (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 9 April 2017 07:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sectional bit killed.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 9 April 2017 15:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The political stuff mostly left me cold this week, but the monologue was great and Kate McKinnon killed on weekend update

neva missa lost, wednesday nights on abc (voodoo chili), Sunday, 9 April 2017 15:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Three good sketches - more than i remember in ages. Sectional, clown, and the amazingly bad borat accent in the tenement sketch that had the whole cast breaking

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Sunday, 9 April 2017 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it was the best episode in a while, though I felt like the borat accent/chocolate face kinda thing was lazy unless it's a whole meta commentary on how these historical actors are stealing from Borat.

dan selzer, Sunday, 9 April 2017 21:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Only thing I laughed at last night was the Manilow gag on Update.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 9 April 2017 23:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

search: monologue and tenement museum sketch
destroy: everything else

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 10 April 2017 00:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Nobody liked "Scott"? Easy target but fun. And the Pepsi ad bit.

dan selzer, Monday, 10 April 2017 00:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought Scott was partially riffing on the Pepsi commercial before they did a whole sketch on the Pepsi commercial

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 10 April 2017 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What year did that last sketch slot unofficially become the dumping ground for weird shit. Like I def remember some weird stuff in that spot as far back as the Norm days

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 10 April 2017 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

they are getting ready for the full sell out

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 10 April 2017 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe I am easily amused but the eyelashes skit slayed me.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xpost Go back and watch the OG cast's mid-show shilling for Kodak in season one. This is not a new thing.

Break the meat into the pineapples and pat them (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 April 2017 16:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

look where I got Kodak

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Monday, 10 April 2017 23:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it was the best episode in a while, though I felt like the borat accent/chocolate face kinda thing was lazy unless it's a whole meta commentary on how these historical actors are stealing from Borat.

― dan selzer, Sunday, April 9, 2017 5:43 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i thought it was a dumb sketch made funny by the fact that louie ck couldn't do a good accent and instead just kept accidentally doing borat-voice, which was so stupid it made the rest of the cast break

the klosterman weekend (s.clover), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 20:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought it was dumb, then he raised the stupidity levels even higher by actually saying "MY WIFE," then I laughed

human music...I like it! (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was at the Tenement Museum last week and I was just pleasantly surprised how extremely well they actually recreated the old room

akm, Wednesday, 12 April 2017 23:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Family Feud skit was actually funny!

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 16 April 2017 04:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, when did Harry Styles turn into a Gallagher brother?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 16 April 2017 04:15 (one week ago) Permalink

this was alright, but the trump sketch was pretty tired this time out. again, better sketches at the end of the episode than I would have expected (like the basketball guys in the final one); nice United/Pepsi ad punchline in that one sketch. This was my frist exposure to post one direction harry styles, he seems very dull but not as toxic as I expected.

akm, Sunday, 16 April 2017 05:50 (one week ago) Permalink

My take on Harry Styles is that he can sing his face off but has severe problems finding/writing (delete where applicable) songs worth singing.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Sunday, 16 April 2017 12:17 (one week ago) Permalink

the savage garden sketch resulting in the united / pepsi "jokes" is prob the laziest sketch in the history of this show

johnny crunch, Monday, 17 April 2017 23:02 (one week ago) Permalink

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