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Has it died? If so, when exactly? Search and destroy skits of the recent to current cast.......slim pickings I know. Tonight's show's "assface" boyband guy spewing leakage on stage was much enjoyed by me and thus I made this thread.

Search: 1. Absolutely everything involving Tracy Morgan.....his delivery can salvage even the worst written skit.....remember Dominican Lou? "i working all de tie!"....he was the only good thing about tonight's, easily....I hate india arie with a passionfruit. 2. The Ah, How Do You Say? Ah, yes, Show....with Antonio ah Ban-de-rassssss. 3. Maya Rudolph's high school TV show skit...her croaky delivery is priceless.....she's hot....I loved finding out Maya was in the Rentals and is Minnie Ripperton's daughter. 4. The earlier Morning Latte's......remember the one where the teleprompter dies and everyone goes medieval and Will Ferrell rips off the weatherman's head and drinks the blood.......I MISS CHERI OTERI, THAT DOLL.

Destroy: Tina Fey in skits. All weekend updates post-Norm.....Colin Quinn was Fallon's slacker doofus act does not cut it. Come to think of it, almost everything sucks now...

S & D musical performances too if you want. Recently, The Strokes were pretty good, as were Outkast, Britney was shit.

Look, the best ever TV comedy-show performance in the past 15 years was Busta and Q-Tip doing Vivrant Thing on crowd response I've ever seen.

Ramosi, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Search: The Sweet Sassy Molassy sketch ("Get out the checkbook, and pay Grandma for the rubdown!"), FTV Funhouse (too many to mention), The Donatella Versace show, any time Christopher Walken is hosting (e.g., the skit b/t him and Tim Meadows re: The Census)

Destroy: The writing staff.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The writing is just terrible these days. The Daily Show can come up with better jokes four days a week. As can Conan. As can Lettermen.

bnw, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

it may have something to do with the fact that i can't see out of one eye at them oment, well two if you count the one eyed shrew of penis land...but nayway i read the thread as saturday night fever classic or dud and until the 3rd paragraph it all amde sense...

Queen G, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Is it just me or does Horatio Sanz laugh during every skit that he is in, even if he isn't supposed to?

Todd Burns, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Horatio Sanz is completely unfunny, I think he was hired as the token fat guy replacement for Farley --- the only problem is that he isn't even a tenth as funny as Farley.

Nicole, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

Prude, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The guy who did Al Gore was hiii-larious. That cheerleader couple need to be told THEY ARE NOT FUNNY! That's all I know.

Curt, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

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 (seventeen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

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

is tracy morgan gone?

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

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

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

"her talents"

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

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

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

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

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

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

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

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

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

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

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

why shame?

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

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

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

yeah, that

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

shes kinda horsey too

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

she never tina fey

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

the man has been doing nothing but sketch comedy for 25 years straight, give him a break

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:15 (two months ago) Permalink

i wonder if theyll ever cancel this show

nope. the production costs are really cheap for the ad revenue it generates. even if ratings crash for a season or two they'll retool it, recast it, or rebrand it and try to keep it going. its a money thing.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:20 (two months ago) Permalink

He’s leaving to host a variety sketch show of some sort or competition or something.

dan selzer, Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:24 (two months ago) Permalink

thank god

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Is he leaving? The show's on NBC, probably for the summer season. He can do both.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:28 (two months ago) Permalink

to everyone hating on SNL so much: you try working with 30 other people to come up with ~40 minutes of funny material every week and you have no other commitments and it's your full-time job and it pays pretty good. not as easy as it looks.

— josiah hughes 🐇 (@josiahhughes) February 10, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:05 (two months ago) Permalink

aaand it's only 21 weeks/yr

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:29 (two months ago) Permalink

that Family Feud sketch had to be the worst version they've ever done, right?

Also feel bad for Don Cheadle for hosting such a lame ep

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:44 (one month ago) Permalink

That Lollipop sketch was one of my favorite this season.

Yerac, Friday, 22 February 2019 00:28 (one month ago) Permalink

That was good. So were the Roach-Ex and Puppy Pound fake ads, the cake competition, Fresh Takes (the school show with the loose-lipped teacher), and Beck Bennet's Jules thing on Update. I thought this was the best episode in a while.

DJI, Friday, 22 February 2019 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

best game show sketch of the year so far, even if it was a little clunky in spots

also Toilet Death Ejector

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 March 2019 08:02 (one month ago) Permalink

That game show was so great. John Mulaney should host every year.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 March 2019 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink

And the Bodega Man sketch was pretty good/loling.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 March 2019 15:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Game show sketch was repeat/extension of similar one some seasons ago, I remember guest knowing all these people then host brings out the contestants door man.

Super good episode through and through (minus music guest). Bodega sketch was epic and refreshing for them. Didn’t they do an epic musical kinda thing last time he hosted?

Header is always a great of course.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 March 2019 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

The musical sketch from Mulaney's first time hosting was an unrealized one that he had crafted back when he was a writer on SNL that he finally got to sneak in as a host. So, either he had more of these stashed away, or the success of the first one made them go for it again.

He's the best host they've had in...I dunno, decades? Is that overstating it? His "Cha Cha Slide" dance turned an underfed sketch premise into a outrageously delightful bit of physical comedy.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 4 March 2019 02:58 (one month ago) Permalink

this was and will be the only snl ep i watch this season

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Monday, 4 March 2019 03:04 (one month ago) Permalink

how was he never a cast member? granted there was a talent there when he was a writer, but still

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Monday, 4 March 2019 03:04 (one month ago) Permalink

This was great died laughing at the McKinnon mulaney to have and have not sketch

Mordy, Monday, 4 March 2019 03:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Loved Mulaney. Hated Thomas Rhett, the musical act.

banjoboy, Monday, 4 March 2019 06:37 (one month ago) Permalink

lol yeah when he first came on I just kept getting more and more irritated

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 4 March 2019 08:19 (one month ago) Permalink

how was he never a cast member? granted there was a talent there when he was a writer, but still

He is a much, much better performer with a lot more stage experience than he was 11 years ago?

Here he is this week talking about his first onscreen SNL appearance:

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 4 March 2019 10:28 (one month ago) Permalink

I watched 5 seconds of the musical guest singing, went NOPE, and FF'd it.

The Bodega Man sketch part with the 'man who doesn't work there but is watching soccer on tv'...omg.

Yerac, Monday, 4 March 2019 14:07 (one month ago) Permalink

I remember when they brought him out to do a weekend update bit when he was a writer. He looked like he was 12. I agree, he probably wasn’t ready!

dan selzer, Monday, 4 March 2019 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

I bet he’s working on a new hour because his monologue was funnier than his entire last comedy special.

dan selzer, Monday, 4 March 2019 17:58 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"Electric Shoes" fka "What Up With That"

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 31 March 2019 07:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tame Impala is so boring and tuneless now it makes me sad

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 31 March 2019 07:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More like LAME Impala amir... nah, too easy

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 31 March 2019 17:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink


blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 5 April 2019 07:03 (one week ago) Permalink

"You ever be at a fete and throw down some Gruyere? Turn around and you got about vingt et cinq brothers holdin' baguettes! Vingt et cinq!"

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 5 April 2019 07:06 (one week ago) Permalink

this nerd sketch is cutting edge shit

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 7 April 2019 07:45 (one week ago) Permalink

This had me in tears when they brought out the "nieces and pets" as the perennial runner-ups.

DJI, Sunday, 7 April 2019 16:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Macro dosing film critic had me in stitches. Pretty spotty episode otherwise though nephew skit was great and I have to admit touchy Biden was good.

dan selzer, Monday, 8 April 2019 13:12 (one week ago) Permalink

All of Weekend Update was better than average. Aidy was so good in the nephew sketch.

Yerac, Monday, 8 April 2019 13:41 (one week ago) Permalink

All in all pretty good one although harrington is as good at comedy as he is at other kinds of acting.

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 8 April 2019 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

harrington gave a hilariously blank performance in andy samberg's 7 days in hell.

to halve and half not (voodoo chili), Monday, 8 April 2019 14:32 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm never likely to watch SNL as it's not shown in the UK, but from what I can tell from this tweet, fuck them all forever

She's imperfect, but she tries. 🎶🇬🇧 #SNL

— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) April 7, 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 8 April 2019 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I mean, you get that it's a comedy show.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 8 April 2019 14:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah that May sketch was o_O

DJI, Monday, 8 April 2019 14:36 (one week ago) Permalink

i do get that it's a comedy show, yes, thanks

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 8 April 2019 14:40 (one week ago) Permalink

the political comedy during this administration has been dire, a, umm, tremendous missed opportunity

Nick Chiveon (rip van wanko), Monday, 8 April 2019 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Mikey Day is irritating me particularly tonight

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:35 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah I burned out on that guy hard a few months back

Clay, Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:40 (four days ago) Permalink

I love that every Emma Stone episode has at least one sketch with the word "lube" in it

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:53 (four days ago) Permalink

Kat Morgan
Apr 7
Replying to
So true. Wonderful tribute to a woman who didn't create Brexit but is forced to deal with it.

. (Michael B), Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:46 (four days ago) Permalink

SNL's politics are conservative/reactionary, just like any org with a rich 74-yo Democrat at the helm

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:25 (four days ago) Permalink

I love the AV Club's SNL recap/reviews because the dude who writes them is literally enraged, every week, that he had to take 90 minutes out of his week to watch jokes that were not about how Donald Trump is the most evil person in human history and should be subject to mob execution.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:44 (four days ago) Permalink

The Deirdre/Jared short should've been in the first hour.

Yerac, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:44 (four days ago) Permalink

another dire episode with maybe two funny bits. I'm old and have no idea who BTS are but I agree with teenagers across the world that they were the best thing on the show.

akm, Sunday, 14 April 2019 16:48 (four days ago) Permalink

always thought Doug Martsch was a hot guitarist, good to see him getting his due with a new audience

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:40 (four days ago) Permalink

He's big in Korea, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:31 (four days ago) Permalink

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