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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 (thirteen 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
revive.

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. 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

why shame?

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

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

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

yeah, that

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

shes kinda horsey too

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

she never tina fey

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

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

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

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

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

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

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

so's maya rudolph gone?

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

new girl is not funny

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

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

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

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Fred Armisen, and I understand that they're kind of in a pinch, but his Obama is horrible.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

darrell fucking hammond.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

he is responsible for like 25% of the suckage in any given year

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

fuck, i was just thinking that. he's been on for 13 years, hasn't he...

xp

kingfish, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

glad i misssed the obama thing. his gene simmons was way off at first but it got funny.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

His fake Gene Simmons hair is sadly better than Gene Simmons's real Gene Simmons hair.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

-- tehresa, Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:33 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

kristen wig is beautiful and funny.

this week has been the week of gnar ilxor girls telling dudes which girls they should like.

chaki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 12:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

xp: huckabee was pretty good. a shame about his beliefs and politics.

the fake ad was funny. the new girl did a hateful rachel ray, so she's ok with me. but overall should've been better with a couple months' vacation. i hear they're only doing eight more episodes for the season.

the hot air balloon was totally a rip-off of Tim and Eric style bad TV.

but kinda funny instead of not funny at all.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AUHHOVtNqo

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25c3921788d9d5011789462b940066

just because...

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

They do so many game show sketches because the sets are easy to build in a week.

Chris L, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my friend ted's dad is the set designer. been there since the beginning.

scott seward, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Presidential Medal Of Freedom for Lorne.

"Hallelujah" right on time!

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Do people like Michael Che? He's getting TV commercials and his own Netflix special and a lot of press, like he's a breakout star or something

Evan R, Friday, 18 November 2016 20:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He's a traditional stand-up.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 18 November 2016 20:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like michael che

jingo unchained (Will M.), Friday, 18 November 2016 20:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so bummed we lost Jay Pharaoh as Ben Carson

flappy bird, Friday, 18 November 2016 22:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^^ ditto

Big beautiful boobs and buildings.

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 20 November 2016 09:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like cecily strong. don't think she gets a lot of attention even though she is a staple of most sketches.

Treeship, Sunday, 20 November 2016 15:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched the clip of the Anderson Cooper sketch--there is some kind of lack of giving a shit about making comedy in the writing that must come from needed people to feel like they should chuckle every ten seconds or so. Like, if the joke of the scene is that these media pundits are all robots following a programmed loop then why are they making cracks about how crappy the set is? Or saying "I'm the good one"?

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 21 November 2016 19:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I thought this week's episode was the best this year. It helps to have a pro like Kristen Wiig, of course, so that they don't have to shoehorn in some unfunny celebrity into every sketch.

schwantz, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Far from my favorite character, but can't believe they did a Target sketch and DIDN'T include Wiig's Target lady.

dan selzer, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol this bit rules

flappy bird, Monday, 21 November 2016 21:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And the Wiig character they did do was one of my least favorite of hers (the surprise party thing).

OTOH, I think that the Chappelle episode was much better than this one (and the Cumberbatch one, which was even worse than the Wiig).

nickn, Tuesday, 22 November 2016 05:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That Goddesses sketch should definitely have been on instead of that recycled Wiig character sketch. At least they didn't bring back Gilly or the Target Lady.

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 22 November 2016 10:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Is the Jost Tinder joke like the "sleep, that's where I'm a viking" gag in that some people read it one way and other people read it another way; and if you read it the first way (emphasis on "37") it's not TOO bad, but if you read it another way (emphasis on "gender identity") it's pretty much a literal hate crime on live television, and he's so fucking stupid that he never bothers clarifiying and just links to thinkpieces

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(just to clarify, the "37" reading is still bad)

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gender binaries are dumb but come on, 37? that's absurd.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if u are looking for gender bending solidarity maybe look elsewhere than a 40-year-old establishment comedy show news segment hosted by smug white guy

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Just because a viewpoint is the right one doesn't mean it might help you lose an election.

schwantz, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Think I forgot one more negative in that sentence. I'll try again:

A morally-correct viewpoint can still be an election-loser.

schwantz, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i fuckin lost it when they showed the picture of Trump & Obama shaking hands and Jost said "President-Elect Trump showed how brave he is by meeting with the founder of ISIS."

flappy bird, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mainly thought the target was Tinder, as in smug sillicon valley types competing to see who can be the most woke. But then come on, explain the target, apologize if others got hurt. Even if it's true that being pro-transgender helped Trump win, what a smug way to tell a tragic joke.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The only people who should have to explain jokes are people in the Excelsior thread, to me.

schwantz, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 19:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Ok everyone, I just want to be clear about who that joke was aimed at so that you can laugh correctly. Always be punching up, people!"

duped and used by my worst Miss U (President Keyes), Monday, 28 November 2016 19:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I re-watched some of Saturday's repeat, the show that aired the week the Access Hollywood story broke. There was no point in the whole election where Clinton winning seemed like more of a sure thing. Watching Kate McKinnon dance around to Kool & the Gang felt so strange.

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

the episode from the week before, with wiig, is great; particularly the late-in-the-show sketch with the cat adoptions

akm, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:14 (one week ago) Permalink

The two Wiig cut for time skits are as good or better than most of what aired that night.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 01:01 (one week ago) Permalink


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