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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 (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

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...

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 (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

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

dan selzer, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:42 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

Yerac, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:51 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:56 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) Permalink

this just popped up again:

dan selzer, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:46 (two months ago) Permalink

kristen wigg remains snl GOAT

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

real dutch hip-hoop!

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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 (two months ago) Permalink

Once again Cecily just towers over everyone else

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

lotta strong sketches this week

flappy bird, Monday, 17 December 2018 05:07 (two months ago) Permalink

The first half mostly. Fell apart towards the end. Sentimental xmas video was great. Ornaments skit was surprisingly funny.

dan selzer, Monday, 17 December 2018 12:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Damon with his Good Will Hunting haircut, lol.

Pretty enjoyable episode! Nothing particularly memorable or spectacular. Weekend Update was pretty good, with the joke exchange. The mix on the second Miley song was ridiculous, 99% her vocal, arrgh

rip van wanko, Monday, 17 December 2018 13:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Heidi is a star.

dan selzer, Monday, 17 December 2018 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

loved to see the return of The Wife of a Boxer in Every Boxing Movie Ever

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 December 2018 14:59 (two months ago) Permalink

It helps a lot when they have a host who can actually do stuff.

Gotta say, the Miley performance was bad even by the standards of an SNL performance

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:02 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I enjoyed last night's show. The Millenial Millionaires, the Urn. Nothing totally LOL (except maybe Mulaney).

Yerac, Sunday, 20 January 2019 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Agreed that this was an uncommonly and consistently funny episode. The Mule bit was fantastic.

The video is linked in this review if you live somewhere that doesn't block it (eg, not Canada):

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:09 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, those jokes about buzzfeed were lazy and not funny. ^^^ Even just remembering how they broke the orphanage thing, the dossier and printed the Brock Turner letter off the top of my head.

Yerac, Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:13 (one month ago) Permalink

They really need to get rid of Jost and Che.

Yerac, Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:18 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess I'm in the minority in liking Jost and Che. They fit the template of preppy smugness first established by Chevy Chase for Update, and they're constant attempts to one-up each other are usually great.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

they both suck and jost as head writer is a drag on this show

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

otm on them sucking and the head writer thing.

Yerac, Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Che is not great but Jost is the fucking pits

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

it's like they are both playing the straight man. I think Jost plays a good-to-great straight man but still this is not a good formula!

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

I really really want some lower back spikes. Dipped in poison.

Yerac, Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Jost has been moralizing more lately, I liked him more when he was Norm-lite

flappy bird, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:42 (one month ago) Permalink

The name change office sketch, for being a bunch of super-cheap and easy jokes, really made me laugh.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I laughed at that. Especially since my brothers and I have rhyming names so I was like HEY!

Yerac, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 19:13 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I've seen an exceptional amount of anti-SNL chatter tonight but can't tell why?

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 February 2019 06:32 (one week ago) Permalink

nvm I am once again sorry I asked

Keep being asked if this is real. Sorry!

— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) February 10, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

oh dear lord

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

There were a couple of okay sketches last night--the one where Kenan Thompson played a middle aged dad with a popular amateur porn account displayed an astonishing awareness of contemporary gay lingo--but SNL's current attempts at topical humour are almost never not awful.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:33 (one week ago) Permalink

That Women of Congress sketch was fucking terrible and gives credence to that piece about SNL's cold opens being god awful political propaganda (I know this wasn't a cold open). Them Trumps at least has a joke in it; that had zero.

Thank god Kenan is still on this show because he saves basically every skit he's in these days (so does Kate McKinnon). This season has been pretty crappy.

akm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:32 (one week ago) Permalink

i wonder if theyll ever cancel this show

21st savagery fox (m bison), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:35 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm curious who wrote "Women of Congress". Dreadful indeed

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:38 (one week ago) Permalink

I do like Kate McKinnon's Wilbur Ross, who is basically just her Guiliani with a more frozen face

akm, Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink

still baffled by love for for Kenan Thompson and his one-note obviousness+loud schtick

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 10 February 2019 20:06 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

thank god

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

aaand it's only 21 weeks/yr

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 10 February 2019 22:29 (one week 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 (four days ago) Permalink

That Lollipop sketch was one of my favorite this season.

Yerac, Friday, 22 February 2019 00:28 (yesterday) 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 (yesterday) Permalink

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