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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 (fifteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

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

is tracy morgan gone?

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

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

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

"her talents"

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

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

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

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

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

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

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

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

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

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

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

why shame?

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

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

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

yeah, that

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

shes kinda horsey too

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

she never tina fey

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

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

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

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

the hot air balloon was totally a rip-off of Tim and Eric style bad TV. Tonight wasn't so funny. Cold open was pretty weak and the game show too. Steve Martin and Tina were good in the intro. I also liked Tina's Hillary rant. What's the story on the new girl?

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i watched snl tonight for the first time in a while!! it was not that good but when is it ever. tina fey was only really good in the monologue.

the there will be blood thing cracked me up tho.

and ya what IS up with that new chick?> is she secretly fergie

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

bret michaels sketch was awesome. the girls on snl roxxor.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

so's maya rudolph gone?

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I couldn't remember seeing new girl in the earlier episodes this season and then noticed half way through the show that maya hadn't shown up at all.

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

new girl is not funny

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

two of these are new to me, i know dratch and wiig basically.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yoshimura also played Sulu when Shatner hosted in the 80s, and apparently also played Sulu when Patrick Stewart hosted in the 90s!

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 7 May 2017 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

- Patrick Stewart/Salt-N-Pepa (1994) ... Sulu (uncredited)
- Jimmy Smits/World Party (1990) ... Scientist (uncredited)
- Kyle MacLachlan/Sinéad O'Connor (1990) ... 2 Live Crew Member (uncredited)
- Woody Harrelson/David Byrne (1989) ... Connie Chung (uncredited)
- Garry Shandling/Los Lobos (1987) ... Senator Daniel Inouye (uncredited)
- Mark Harmon/Suzanne Vega (1987) ... Senator (uncredited)
- William Shatner/Lone Justice (1986) ... Sulu (uncredited)
- Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) ... Professor Chin (uncredited)
- George Wendt and Francis Ford Coppola/Philip Glass (1986) ... Eskimo (uncredited)
- Olivia Newton-John (1982) ... Barbarian (uncredited)
- Johnny Cash/Elton John (1982) ... Kenjo Yoshimura (uncredited)
- Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) ... Prince Andrew impersonator / Disguised police officer (uncredited)
- Buck Henry/Andrew Gold/Andrae Crouch & Voices of Unity (1980) ... Prince Amanawahu (uncredited)
- Steve Martin/Paul & Linda McCartney/3-D (1980) ... Incredible Person (uncredited)
- Elliott Gould/Gary Numan (1980) ... Godzilla's Lawyer (uncredited)
- Chevy Chase/Marianne Faithfull (1980) ... Tribesman (uncredited)
- Teri Garr/The B-52's (1980) ... Guard (uncredited)
- Martin Sheen/David Bowie (1979) ... Vietnamese Soldier (uncredited)
- Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt/Phoebe Snow (1979) ... Josh (uncredited)
- Michael Palin/Eugene Record (1978) ... Tongsun Park Impersonator (uncredited)
- Steve Martin/Jackson Browne (1977) ... Contestant (uncredited)
- Elliott Gould/Leon Redbone, Harlan Collins & Joyce Everson (1976) ... Sulu / Student (uncredited)
- Peter Boyle/Al Jarreau (1976) ... Chinese Food Delivery Boy (uncredited)
- Candice Bergen/Martha Reeves/The Stylistics (1975) ... Bee (uncredited)
- George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975) ... Student (uncredited)

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 7 May 2017 16:36 (one month ago) Permalink

they never seemed like the huge deal some people made them out to be. their albums are really good, but a film and a big to-do about breaking up? were they that important to some people?

no idea, perhaps they are mediocre enough to be huge. to me they will always be tied to the early 00s electroclash and i preferred the Rapture and Fischerspooner back then.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 7 May 2017 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

were they that important to some people?

They were that important to music critics living in NYC (and, by extension, music critics who wished they lived in NYC).

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 7 May 2017 17:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Maybe because they were an electronica group that broke somewhat into the mainstream?

I remember people raving about the Stone Roses as if they were the next Beatles ("No really, forget those other groups I said were the next Beatles, this is the real deal!") but they seem to be treated now as just another group from that era.

nickn, Sunday, 7 May 2017 17:10 (one month ago) Permalink

anyway if anyone can explain the significance or what was funny about the slavic rap video I'd appreciate it

akm, Sunday, 7 May 2017 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

this ep was not that good but chris pine is a gd host

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 May 2017 21:32 (one month ago) Permalink

he slightly resembles bill hader a bit? also is good at being a dumb bro, snl needs that

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 May 2017 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

he sang in every single skit. i get that he can actually sing but did he need to do it in every skit he was in?

get the feeling they're saving some material for the finale with Melissa McCarthy next week. How have ratings been now that they're going live in the West Coast? I went back and read an article from last year about this show needed a save and soon; it does seem like Baldwin and Trump honestly saved this show this year. Ensemble cast is good but McKinnon aside they still don't seem to have a single break out star; but maybe that's for the best.

akm, Sunday, 7 May 2017 22:21 (one month ago) Permalink

my friend ted's dad. ted runs feeding tube records here where i live. great story. every show!

scott seward, Saturday, 20 May 2017 19:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Moynahan and Vanessa Bayer both leaving after this season. Sorry to see her go, him not so much

akm, Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink

i used to dislike moynahan a lot but i've heard him a few times on comedy bang bang somewhat recently and he's v funny there

Mordy, Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I like Bobby. I'll miss drunk uncle, even though he hasn't done it in a while iirc.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Scott that story rules. And Ted's label is mighty fine.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 May 2017 23:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I love both of them. Great on comedy bang bang as Fiveal

dan selzer, Sunday, 21 May 2017 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

Holy shit, Katy Perry literally has no idea how to do this kind of song, huh?

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:14 (one month ago) Permalink

White Castle sketch was pretty nuts.

DJI, Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Early-mid 90s: Tune out after "Weekend Update"
Late 90s-Early 00s: Tune out after sketch following the first musical guest appearance
Now: Tune out after cold open/monologue Don't bother; catch the one decent part on streaming somewhere the following morning

naus, Sunday, 21 May 2017 08:13 (one month ago) Permalink

white castle sketch was the best one in the show and the first shocking thing it feels like SNL has done in years and years

I liked Katy Perry's performance.

akm, Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Halleluja should be banned

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Halleluja should be banned


flappy bird, Sunday, 21 May 2017 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I like Bobby. I'll miss drunk uncle, even though he hasn't done it in a while iirc.

― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, May 20, 2017 6:07 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh hey, he came back

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:12 (one month ago) Permalink

The erectile dysfunction and "most evil invention" bits were great.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink

the farting sketch was funny. farting is always funny, I don't know why. I think th efact that half the sounds were more like animals than farts made it work.

the jurassic park ride sketch wasn't funny at all but it had an adorable baby pig

akm, Sunday, 21 May 2017 19:17 (one month ago) Permalink

apparently sasheer is gone now too?! wtf :( not that they ever used her super well, but she's incredible

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:31 (one month ago) Permalink

She's gonna get her own vehicle and become a minor star

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

She's too good for this iteration of SNL

meekseeks mill (voodoo chili), Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Bayer is a big loss. She's one of the most reliable players.

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 22 May 2017 01:59 (one month ago) Permalink

apparently sasheer is gone now too?! wtf :(


Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 May 2017 02:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Beck Bennett is the show's anchor now.

flappy bird, Monday, 22 May 2017 02:23 (one month ago) Permalink

And McKinnon, obvs.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 May 2017 02:28 (one month ago) Permalink

At this point, I wanted Kenan to stay there for 30 years just to see if it can be done.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 22 May 2017 02:29 (one month ago) Permalink

otm x2

flappy bird, Monday, 22 May 2017 03:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Hallelujah cold open was horrible the first time, unimaginably worse the second. Such a waste. I almost always like Weekend Update, but this one felt really weak, low on jokes.

flappy bird, Monday, 22 May 2017 03:16 (one month ago) Permalink

wait, they did another Hallelujah?

sexualing healing (crüt), Monday, 22 May 2017 03:17 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm never watching this show again

sexualing healing (crüt), Monday, 22 May 2017 03:18 (one month ago) Permalink

xp yeah but it was at least a joke this time

Are you Thurston Moore (but enjoying it less) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 22 May 2017 04:50 (one month ago) Permalink

waste of space, as if they ran out of ideas

flappy bird, Monday, 22 May 2017 04:52 (one month ago) Permalink

on SNL get ouuttta here

Are you Thurston Moore (but enjoying it less) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 22 May 2017 04:54 (one month ago) Permalink

what was this Hallelujah about? there had to be some sort of rhetorical thrust there, right? (Sadly, I suspect not)

rip van wanko, Monday, 22 May 2017 12:30 (one month ago) Permalink

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