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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 horrible....now 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 Letterman....best crowd response I've ever seen.

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

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

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

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

Prude, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen 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

Search: "JACKO ON HIS BACKO."
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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

why shame?

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

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

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

yeah, that

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

shes kinda horsey too

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

she never tina fey

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

That was the only thing I liked. And the hip hop video about respect and consent. Otherwise a pretty dire episode, and I’m generally pretty forgiving.

dan selzer, Monday, 12 November 2018 14:31 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh yeah I forgot about the hip hop video. That was good too. Agree with the direness of the rest of it.

Yerac, Monday, 12 November 2018 14:38 (one month ago) Permalink

As parents of super-competitive twins, my wife and I were DYING at this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vzdXteITco

DJI, Monday, 12 November 2018 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

twins and house hunters both made me laugh.

for i, sock in enumerate (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 12 November 2018 15:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Is breaking character part of the casting process now?

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 November 2018 16:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Crenshaw is a piece of shit. Reading written jokes from a cue card won't change the reasons he was endorsed by, like, the TX Tea Party. Never forget *that*.

Yerac, Monday, 12 November 2018 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink

other favorite thing was Cecily's performance as the white house intern during weekend update. She's so underrated.

dan selzer, Monday, 12 November 2018 18:59 (one month ago) Permalink

starting to think this show sucks extreme amounts of shit pic.twitter.com/liMDK1hVcv

— Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) November 18, 2018

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

This season has been brutally bad

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:38 (four weeks ago) Permalink

colin jost is at the center of the rot p much is how i break it down

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It is high time Lorne Michaels fired himself.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 18 November 2018 19:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

jost said nothing wrong, agree though he and the show are mostly bad

johnny crunch, Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

jost is maybe the least funny update host since quinn imo

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

jost said nothing wrong

not understanding (or pretending not to understand) what ppl find offensive about the HQ2 bidding process is pretty damn thick

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Sunday, 18 November 2018 21:11 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the entire show felt really poorly paced. I did like the Bezos commercial though.

Yerac, Sunday, 18 November 2018 22:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Saturday Night Live is a large bucket of offal pic.twitter.com/iXMFEB4Oos

— Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) November 18, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

@DanCrenshawTX thank you for coming on the show. It was an honor to meet you and your wife. Made a donation to Wounded Warrior in your honor. Never forget.

— Colin Jost (@ColinJost) November 12, 2018

omar little, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

He's from Staten Island, that's half of the problem.

Yerac, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Why haven't I seen Cecily Strong in a movie yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLYECM1Kz-8

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Loved that, was the first halfway decent episode of the season

The Poppy Bush AutoZone (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 13:47 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxY5eoMvjRA

DJI, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:58 (one week ago) Permalink

that was good too - disturbing.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

I watched the above with 2 other people on Sunday and we were all like "THIS IS TERRIBLE."

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:03 (one week ago) Permalink

the first one is good imo

I have a feeling the second one is the brain child of kyle mooney who I wish would just go away

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, I of course was referring to the Cars clip. Hi five for the Kyle Mooney hate.

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:16 (one week ago) Permalink

It's a good neighbor thing no doubt, Beck and Kyle have done a bunch of those 80s sitcom things. I like them though it seems a bit easy.

And of course I love Kyle.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:22 (one week ago) Permalink

real dutch hip-hoop!

dan selzer, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:22 (one week ago) Permalink

and yeah Cecily is the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_n8s44vxJE

dan selzer, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, I misread your post as "the above 2"

I watched the Cecily one again and was cackling again!! The entrance of the mother is so perfect, really propels it

xp to Yerac

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Stop loving Kyle, Dan!

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:26 (one week ago) Permalink

he must be an acquaintance or friend of a friend there is no other explanation

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Kyle haters go away.

DJI, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Kyle Mooney is an oasis in the show's desert of formulaic monotony

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:34 (one week ago) Permalink

what is happening

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

just that little random edit of ants crawling all over a rock in the above clip is worth more than all the terrible Leslie Jones sex-monster bits combined

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

we get it, you are old and tall and horny

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:38 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe some people are into Kyle Mooney like how some people are way into asmr videos.

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:40 (one week ago) Permalink

would watch Kyle Mooney whisper-brush a chicken

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:41 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe some people are into Kyle Mooney because they like his characters and his comedic timing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5tPBWOmI

dan selzer, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I love Vanessa Bayer. And I a very happy that Kyle Mooney did his hair for that short.

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

I bet Kristen Stewart could do an amazing Kyle Mooney impersonation.

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:51 (one week ago) Permalink

classic skit and he was very good in it

I think it's the extra-snl stuff of Mooney's I've seen that really turned me off him

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Brigsby Bear >>>>>> anything KM has done on SNL

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:56 (one week ago) Permalink

The Chantix skit is funny but the rest of these are absolutely dire.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:16 (one week ago) Permalink

real dutch hip-hoop!

I mean that was definitely a kind of throwaway character but I still find myself yelling RRREAL HIP-HOOOOOP! in the car.

blood, loud screaming and nudity (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 6 December 2018 05:07 (one week ago) Permalink

this just popped up again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLHRjaUBb3o

dan selzer, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:46 (one week ago) Permalink

kristen wigg remains snl GOAT

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

The other day I stumbled across a hilarious interview on YouTube with Hader, Seth Meyers, and Armisen about their Documentary Now! show and I ended up spending the rest of my workday listening to Bill Hader interviews. Guy's a treat.

circa1916, Friday, 7 December 2018 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

real dutch hip-hoop!

― dan selzer, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 4:22 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Not a day goes by that I don't find myself thinking about MC Strategy.

dripping in fennesz (sanskrit), Saturday, 8 December 2018 20:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Once again Cecily just towers over everyone else

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BWqFxRIf74

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:42 (one week ago) Permalink


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