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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 (12 years ago) Permalink

6 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:22 (11 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

11 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:11 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

so's maya rudolph gone?

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:12 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

new girl is not funny

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ive been unfortunate enough to see Smith a million times and i can tell you that this thing is dead on, and hilarious.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 4 April 2014 16:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink


Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 03:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

all over the world

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 03:55 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

lol at this little mermaid sketch. love Anna Kendrick.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 03:57 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

mermaid costume.

hesitant dating short wonderful.

dylannn, Sunday, 6 April 2014 04:04 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah really enjoying this ep so far.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 04:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

that hat makes Pharell's eyes look miniature

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 04:07 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Hating that song so much already.

Des Esseintes in Walmart (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 6 April 2014 07:27 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

ncaa tourney best of the white guys was lol

johnny crunch, Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:49 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

passion over talent: charges of tyler hansbrough

johnny crunch, Sunday, 6 April 2014 20:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"i have poop in my underwear"

Neanderthal, Sunday, 6 April 2014 22:26 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

My German Bowlcut

Nerd Trombones (thebingo), Monday, 7 April 2014 14:21 (1 week ago) Permalink

ONGela merkel was the best part of the whole night

goole, Monday, 7 April 2014 15:38 (1 week ago) Permalink


curmudgeon, Monday, 7 April 2014 16:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

I wonder if the Lonely Island guys cringe when the current cast tries to do a Lonely Island song a'la the Dongs thing. The new cast even structure the songs similarly, use some of the same rap tropes (e.g. the list thing of "9pm - do a thing. 10pm - do another thing"), and deploy celeb guests from music and film - but they really don't have any of the unexpected twists or surreal touches.

Walter Galt, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 13:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

Dongs was ok, I think the cast sold it well, but it was blatant Lonely Island...especially when they did the counting thing for sure.

Mooney's flirting video however, was A+++

dan selzer, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 20:16 (1 week ago) Permalink

That's two weeks in a row I've enjoyed a Kyle Mooney thing. I'm still reluctant to say I've turned the corner on him, but I feel okay walking back my contempt a few steps.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 20:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

I thought the Brooks Whelan butter down the pants story was funny, but I have no idea what it was doing on Weekend Update. That guy's actually a strong comic by all accounts, but he's probably got no business being on SNL.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 20:19 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol @ this week being Seth Rogan and Ed Sheeran. Was this episode booked four years ago?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 20:20 (1 week ago) Permalink

Bailed after Update. Worst episode of the season so far, except for Strong freaking out in the dog food ad. Rogen's doing his lines like it's a table read.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 13 April 2014 05:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

yeah that was a really boring episode

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Sunday, 13 April 2014 06:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

Kinda liked the opening Republicans at Coachella skit

curmudgeon, Monday, 14 April 2014 14:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

big papi should be reoccuring

johnny crunch, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:08 (6 days ago) Permalink

Keenan is just effortlessly hilarious at this point.

schwantz, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:49 (6 days ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't understand why so many people hate the guy. He's one of the best castmembers SNL's got.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:50 (6 days ago) Permalink

Prbly remembering All That bathtub skit. (I think he's hilarious now).

Belgian Flanders Albums Chart (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 April 2014 15:51 (6 days ago) Permalink

At this point, I don't care if Nasim Pedrad stays or goes if all she's going to do is Shallon sketches. In fact, if that's all she's going to do, I'd prefer she leave.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

Aside from the French guy and Deep House Dish, I love Kenan.

"Do you suffer from depression? Don't!"

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 14 April 2014 15:57 (6 days ago) Permalink

What? Jean K Jean is one of his best characters. ZUT ALORS!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 April 2014 15:58 (6 days ago) Permalink

I thought her name was Shaolin.

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:05 (6 days ago) Permalink

Kenan's great, totally growing into a Phil Hartman-type role in the overall cast

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 14 April 2014 16:09 (6 days ago) Permalink

I'm really getting sick of Vanessa Bayer being in nearly every single sketch. Is she turning into Lorne's new favorite?

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:14 (6 days ago) Permalink

Keenan is great, and one of the only SNL cast members who makes laughing at his own absurdity pretty charming. Has he ever done Rick Ross and not cracked himself up?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:16 (6 days ago) Permalink

I think Bayer's great in some roles -- loved Jacob tearing up about Jeter's retirement.

But when she's not the focus of the sketch, she doesn't add anything. Whereas McKinnon, say, completely killed in the Shallon sketch with one line ("I'm going to my car to call a man").

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:25 (6 days ago) Permalink

waht I've never seen Kenan do Rick Ross >:(

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 14 April 2014 17:26 (6 days ago) Permalink

I only remember him having done it once, and he kept his shirt on.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:28 (6 days ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:31 (6 days ago) Permalink

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 April 2014 17:32 (6 days ago) Permalink

totally growing into a Phil Hartman-type role in the overall cast

I think he's a quality veteran, but more along the lines of Kevin Nealon. Phil Hartman was, er, a genius

Dominique, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 01:33 (5 days ago) Permalink

i also did lol @'minimum sperm to yogurt crossover'

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:06 (5 days ago) Permalink

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