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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 (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...
revive.

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

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

darrell fucking hammond.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:00 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

just because...

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

https://screen.yahoo.com/annuale-000000661.html

totally apropos of nothing aside from Casey Wilson being adorable in it

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

<3 that the "Adobe" commercial autoplayed after that one.

"These days, everyone's talking about the Hyundai, and the Yugo. Both nice cars, if you've got $3,000 or $4,000 to throw around. But, for those of us whose name doesn't happen to be Rockefeller, finally there's some good news."

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Always thought a clay cupholder was a good idea.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

Noël Wells and John Milhiser are out

polyphonic, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

so basically every whose funniest sketch was "new cast member or Arcade Fire?" is out

some dude, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

Shame about Noel Wells. Milhiser might as well be the last cashier I had at CVS, because that's as much time as I got to spend with him.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

Felt like Wells could've done something not-uninteresting given decent material to work with.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

i wonder if whelan, wells and milhiser had a "drunk uncle" or "man with baby's body" bit they just never got to do. even paul brittain had that little lord fauntleroy thing they foisted on us twice, jenny slate the doorbell seller.

da croupier, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wells had Nancy Grace, but that didn't hold up on repeated viewings (and was sometimes met with dead silence).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

I would've liked to have seen Wheelan's character from the Critter Control sketch with Ed Norton brought back in something else, but it never happened.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

wells had her shots, i thought she might be safe cuz she could do impressions but she also failed badly w/ some impressions (her nancy grace was awful in that overbearing non-eddie sketch from 1982 way) and when she did it suggested that when she was funny w/ an impression it was cuz she nailed the impression, not cuz she's actually funny. would be awesome if they got milana vayntrub. i know she's friends w/ bennett/mooney, she's funny, and it would be another person w/ a regular phone commercial gig. related: i have a weird crush on milana vayntrub.

lol xp

balls, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, Lily the AT&T girl. I'll co-sign that.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:38 (1 week ago) Permalink

aww (lol) - https://twitter.com/MrJonCryer/status/489159522003333120

deadline saying there's a chance o'brien is back in the writer's room, there's a smaller chance jost is and o'brien does update (they just say 'some are calling' for that so don't hold yr breath).

balls, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

I would take O'Brien at the WU desk, though I'm still a firm believer that Cecily Strong can probably do a good job there solo. Jost is the fucking WORST, though.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

My Colin Jost hatred doesn't have anything to do with him dating Rashida Jones, but about that...WTF

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:55 (1 week ago) Permalink

ALRIGHT I'M ON BOARD W/ THE JOST HATE NOW

balls, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:57 (1 week ago) Permalink

her pants make this a little easier to take

da croupier, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

O'Brien and Strong are dating; they could be the first couple to host WU!

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

Don't stand in the way of love, Lorne Michaels!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

my 'trick' for when i inevitably date rashida to get her dad to like me is to just bring this up -

- and he'll be like "you know about 'state of independence'?" and i'll be like 'dude!' and then sing the entire thing and at the end he'll put his arm around me and go 'welcome to the family...son'.

balls, Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:05 (1 week ago) Permalink

deadline saying there's a chance o'brien is back in the writer's room, there's a smaller chance jost is and o'brien does update

lol i never knew that guy's name so I read this and was like "wait, Conan's gonna come back to SNL to do update???"

Panaïs Pnin (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 15 July 2014 23:56 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol balls. My trick was to tell Q how much I dug his arrangements for Clifford Brown, but yeah, yours is better.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 02:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Any dude that can come up with the Sanford and Son theme is a genius in my eyes. There's so much good shit going on in that short little song it's ridiculous.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

milana vayntrub

oh THAT's who that is

goole, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 19:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

She's cool.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 19:49 (1 week ago) Permalink

is that some alterna-spelling of weintraub

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:22 (1 week ago) Permalink

Wikipedia says she's originally from Uzbekistan, so it translated from the Cyrillic I'd guess.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

(we're miles off topic at this point)

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 16 July 2014 20:34 (1 week ago) Permalink

lol jost accepted a lifetime achievement award for lorne at the tcas so it would appear that dude's job is safe

balls, Sunday, 20 July 2014 20:13 (3 days ago) Permalink


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