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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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

Prude, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:22 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (eighteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (sixteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

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

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

i love watching the oldass 70s reruns they'll show laate on saturdays

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 02:29 (fifteen years ago) link

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

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

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (fifteen years ago) link

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (fifteen years ago) link

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

was actually bumping thread to say i have a crush of shame on kristin wiig

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:04 (thirteen years ago) link

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (thirteen years ago) link

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (thirteen years ago) link

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (thirteen years ago) link

the zillow ad was so well done. I am a basic bitch like that.

Yerac, Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

the zillow ad was v funny

trans-panda express (m bison), Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:46 (two weeks ago) link

eephus is a tough audience and knows it. nothing wrong with that.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:49 (two weeks ago) link

Dear @SNL, since you stole my Zillow joke last night please Venmo me the sum of 1 million dollars. My full special Cut/Up is on youtube if you need more ideas.

— Ted Alexandro (@tedalexandro) February 7, 2021

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 7 February 2021 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

tell it to eephus, ted.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:01 (two weeks ago) link

nah, this is a pretty zeigeist-y joke, thus the basic bitch comment. the entire commercial was still really funny. TO ME, not a tough audience.

Yerac, Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:05 (two weeks ago) link

The Lebowitz impression worked for me entirely on the strength of Yang's impersonation, though I did enjoy some of the non-sequiturs: "Gender doesn't exist anymore. You know why? Ed Koch died."

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:07 (two weeks ago) link

i like his zoomer Chinese trade rep weekend update character too.

Yerac, Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:10 (two weeks ago) link

I bought a house last year and I have two friends that were/ are actively looking (one’s closing in the next few weeks) in the same general area and price range. Suffice to say there have been a lot of horny house-hunting Zillow texts between us. We all three got a pretty good chuckle out of this clip.

However (bc I’ve probably had too much coffee) I’m going to be annoyed that they have to tell you the joke. Like explicitly: “the pleasure you got from sex now comes from looking at other peoples houses”

Yeah. No shit. That’s the joke. that’s the whole joke. You don’t have to pre-digest it so I know what I’m watching. You can trust me to “get it”.

It’s a dumb weird mostly inconsequential thing to harp on for an otherwise relatable and funny bit, but I just don’t think it was always like this? Is it internet meme brain? Sound bite for viral traction? Idk it’s just weird. And I feel like current day SNL is the worst offender.

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

the surprise of what the ad was for caught me by surprise when I watched it. I drink a lot of coffee. So it's probably you.

Yerac, Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:21 (two weeks ago) link

fair enough

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:22 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah. No shit. That’s the joke. that’s the whole joke.

Yup. But it wasn't the punchline, which was delivered in the first ten seconds when it was revealed that it was an ad for zillow. By the time the "other people's houses" line was delivered they'd been ringing the changes on the original joke for a couple of minutes already.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:29 (two weeks ago) link

xxpost This was perhaps one of the better SNL episodes of the year. You can tell when a performer is also a talented TV writer like Dan Levy. Even the bad sketches (outside the cold open) had little funny bits. But I hear what you're saying re: telling the audience the joke. And they're totally shooting for a younger audience, hence the ascendance of Pete Davidson or Keenan playing straight man and basically telling the audience how to react in every other sketch. 22 year olds are dumb

p.j.b. (pj), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

ftr i think Lorne is dumber than most 22 year olds

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

again, it's a v good bit (inadvertently stolen or not); Levy talking about a big, gross mansion in NC had me rolling

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Sunday, 7 February 2021 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

i meant to post something about Wu-Tang torture. It seems so weird to me for like the most popular sketch show on earth to be expecting everyone in their audience to know what happens in an A NON-SINGLE ALBUM TRACK on an an album that only went one-time platinum. It would be like doing a skit about a deep cut on Pearl Jam's No Code

A) The sketch makes no sense unless you're intimately familiar with the Wu track

B) If you ARE intimately familiar with the Wu track, you know every single line of dialogue before it comes. So I have no idea why the audience keeps laughing like he's surprising them with jokes.

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:17 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

because that's how comedy works? even if you know what's coming, the anticipation + payoff is what's funny

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:22 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

but otherwise i agree

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:22 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

comedy is about defying people's expectations iirc.

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:25 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

otherwise it's just sharing an in-joke?

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:26 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Sometimes the expected can be unexpected.

― no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:26 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

A) if you don't know the sketch you've got Dave Chappelle describing crazy ass scenarios involving rappers in a ridiculous voice B) if you know the sketch you may lol at hearing it described as an actual event (which, i, for one, did)

― da croupier, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:26 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

by "sketch" i mean "skit" obv

― da croupier, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:27 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

A) That's not a joke, though
B) I guess. But then it's really a funny PREMISE with no real payoff, but that's just me

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:28 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

of all people to complain about a sketch show celebrating one of the more memorable skits in rap history I wouldn't expect it to be you, Whiney

― da croupier, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:29 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

also between "comedy is about defying expectations" and "that's not a joke" I think you may have more rules about what's allowed to make you laugh than some

― da croupier, Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:31 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

tbh if i had a sketch comedy show on comedy central that was as well loved as his show, i might devote one minute of my airtime to a sketch about a rap in joke

― J0rdan S., Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:36 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

it wasn't like he had a two hour special about rap skits

― J0rdan S., Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:37 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

it's about the recontextualization imo.

― proud teabagger from rim country (arby's), Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:46 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

im not saying it's genius but ya sometimes just reciting something like that matter-of-factly is funny

that's what's unexpected about it

the fact that it is being reported on a news show

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Sunday, August 8, 2010 11:56 PM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Right, I def agree the idea/premise is funny! But its like one joke with a 90 second punchline. And everyone in the audience is laughing like it's 7 or 8 jokes!

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, August 9, 2010 12:05 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

well... you know that laughter on tv comedy shows isn't necc totally spontaneous right

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Monday, August 9, 2010 12:06 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

and also

i kinda laughed a few times

throughout the skit

as the lines kept coming

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Monday, August 9, 2010 12:08 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

s1ock, do u smoke the pot?

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, August 9, 2010 12:08 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

i mean, when you first saw it, did you just give one loud bark-like laugh when the premise registered and then sit stone-faced through the rest of the skit?

― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Monday, August 9, 2010 12:08 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

ahahaha, that's essentially what happened

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, August 9, 2010 12:09 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink


― the itsytitchyschneider (s1ocki), Monday, August 9, 2010 12:09 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

At least the most recent time i saw it, that's the gist of my emotional range during the sketch, yes

― Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, August 9, 2010 12:10 AM (ten years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 7 February 2021 21:34 (two weeks ago) link

A good start, occasional snickers as it builds, wondering what the punchline will be, who has dug up a 10-year old post just to clown Whiney - and then, boom!

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 7 February 2021 23:29 (two weeks ago) link

My gf DVR-ed this because Dan Levy, and if I do get around to actually watching the whole thing it'll be the first since my post-Trump soft boycott of the show. Maybe not the best point to jump back in but hey, Dan Levy.

As I watched the opening credits I was kinda sardonically saying to myself 'gee, wonder if ol' Kenan's still hanging around' and if I'd been drinking something at the time I would've done a legit spit take when he popped up. Congrats on being a cast member for fully half of the show's 50-year run, I guess? Although honestly more shocking was the realization that he hadn't aged a day since I last saw him on there (or probably since he started, tbrr).

Vladislav Bibidonurtmi (Old Lunch), Sunday, 7 February 2021 23:55 (two weeks ago) link

It was a good episode. I hope Kenan is one of the higher/est paid cast members.

Yerac, Monday, 8 February 2021 00:07 (two weeks ago) link

Kenan should honestly never leave. He's the MVP of the show and has been for a long time, you can absolutely rely on him to be funny almost always, even bits he's done a trillion times (Maurice de WHAT) are funny to me. Kate McKinnon, on the other hand, is perfectly capable of being really funny but too often isn't for whatever reason. I did really like her in the It Gets Better sketch which I have a feeling she wrote.

akm, Monday, 8 February 2021 00:13 (two weeks ago) link

this week was pretty meh aside from "ima ima ima ima weed gummy" which is going to stay in my head for the rest of my living days.

gorilla glue sketch: my friend (who is not black) maintains that this was a full blown racist sketch. I disagree, mainly because I don't think that many black cast members would have done this sketch if they thought it was racist. Im not sure my friend knows about the gorilla glue story though, and I don't know if most people do if they don't follow black twitter.

akm, Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:36 (one week ago) link

*opens this thread, immediately closes this thread*

Yerac, Sunday, 14 February 2021 17:40 (one week ago) link

xxp hard agree on keenan, 2 weeks ago the stand out highlight was he and redd as the FIRST TIME HEARING youtube kids on wkend update.. the whole bit was good but particularly keenans expressions were killing me

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:06 (one week ago) link

It’s very befuddling to me how popular this show is considering so much of it revolves around knowing about the workings of niche Internet communities

Like the ideal person for this show listens to the Serial podcast but also watches Lil Pump videos

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:07 (one week ago) link

Actually, I think the show has for a long time aimed to appeal to different audiences with each sketch/segment. It's a variety show. Few people will like each episode from beginning to end, but enough people will like enough of each episode to keep tuning in.

jaymc, Sunday, 14 February 2021 22:25 (one week ago) link

I think a lot about the time Kenan as Quincy Jones made a joke about Nipsey Hussle in 2010, and exactly what it was trying to convey w/r/t how much fame Nipsey Hussle had in 2010 vs. the perception of Nipsey Hussle's fame in 2019

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 14 February 2021 23:59 (one week ago) link

vs. my own understanding of Nipsey Hussle in 2010 vs. 2019

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 15 February 2021 00:00 (one week ago) link

yeah even accounting for me being old, it often feels like a roundup of "This Week In The Internet"

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 01:49 (one week ago) link

akm you could argue that the Gorilla Glue sketch was bad (it certainly wasn’t great) and it was definitely mean but it wasn’t racist

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Monday, 15 February 2021 03:24 (one week ago) link

out of curiosity, i gave the glue sketch a half a gander and obvious point: i could certainly see how someone unfamiliar with #gorillagluegirl could easily see it as racist, i.e. "lol, black people are dumb enough to use glue as hairspray"

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 03:27 (one week ago) link

I watched it and it’s kind of racist that Kenan says “boo boo” but the captions say “doo doo”

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 15 February 2021 04:22 (one week ago) link

It’s like a black character can’t be named Latrice Commode and say things like “we will get you monies” without being called racist these days

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 15 February 2021 04:32 (one week ago) link

hahaha. I'm going to give Kenan the benefit of the doubt, always.

the dating sketch was saved by Mikey Day, which it pains me to say because I refuse to believe an adult man is named "Mikey".

akm, Monday, 15 February 2021 17:25 (one week ago) link

Although Kenan finally got his own sitcom that starts tomorrow, wondering if that takes off if he'll stay on for another year. He's bringing Chris Redd with him for that.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:27 (one week ago) link

He's the MVP of the show and has been for a long time, you can absolutely rely on him to be funny almost always,


also would like to know his secret to eternal youth he looks amazing

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:39 (one week ago) link

he tends to get a lot of mileage out of thin premises, even if they seem like a non-starter


he said that you son of a bitch (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:43 (one week ago) link

Looked up Martin Short's Nathan Thurm, and found this video where he explains the inspiration - hilariously, it's an impersonation of SNL's head make-up artist, but as they point out, the whole key or strategy for writing that character is basically the blueprint for the previous four years in Washington:

birdistheword, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 15:36 (one week ago) link

Chloe Fineman as Britney Spears is weak spot in SNL cold open episode of "Oops I did it again"....Aidy as Ted Cruz (with resort given braids) , Pete Davidson as Cuomo, & Cecily as Gina Carano

curmudgeon, Sunday, 21 February 2021 04:55 (six days ago) link

The white rap trio schtick is really tired

curmudgeon, Sunday, 21 February 2021 05:59 (six days ago) link

This episode mostly worked though.

akm, Sunday, 21 February 2021 07:34 (six days ago) link

Other than taking down Cruz and some jabs at Cuomo, this one was remarkably non-political after years of politics dominating the humor. Soon we'll all be back to talking about how SNL has become boring and shitty and we'll know that life is slowly returning to its normal channels.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:33 (six days ago) link

I thought this week's was decent. The host was game for all kinds of stuff and there were some decent bits. I liked the community organizer who dressed like Freddy Kreuger, for some reason.

DJI, Monday, 22 February 2021 04:22 (five days ago) link

Soon we'll all be back to talking about how SNL has become boring and shitty

some of us never left

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 22 February 2021 04:23 (five days ago) link

i enjoyed the mr. chicken legs sketch, and the ad agency one

class project pat (m bison), Monday, 22 February 2021 04:34 (five days ago) link

Did not like chicken legs. Loved ad agency. Surprised there isn’t more chatter about Che’s Israel joke.

dan selzer, Monday, 22 February 2021 13:02 (five days ago) link

i like chicken legs because it was just absurd and stupid and Cecily Strong really got into singing that dumb song.

I'm sure everyone on ILX is fine with Che's Israel joke. It certainly made some people on Twitter angry.

akm, Monday, 22 February 2021 20:24 (five days ago) link

oh I didn't mean here. I just didn't notice it on twitter. Not that I was spending a lot of time on twitter. But I figured it'd be enough noise that I'd have seen it! I thought it was great.

Decent episode over all.

dan selzer, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:39 (five days ago) link

Chicken Legs sketch felt a bit like body-shaming some of the dorky male cast members, but we always made fun of my grandpa for his chicken legs, so I liked it nostalgically.

DJI, Monday, 22 February 2021 21:58 (five days ago) link

imo when snl stops hiring skinny white dudes en masse i will give a shit about chicken leg ass dudes' feelings about their legs

class project pat (m bison), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:12 (four days ago) link

I... liked a lot of this episode. More weird sketches please. It felt like they were having fun.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 18:29 (four days ago) link

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