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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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

Joe, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

Prude, Monday, 11 March 2002 01:00 (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

6 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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

Search: "JACKO ON HIS BACKO."
Destroy: Chris Fucking Kattan.

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (12 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...
I think I've started to fancy Tina Fey. Is that wrong?

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 11:01 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 26 February 2003 14:22 (11 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

11 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
revive.

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

foolhardy, Wednesday, 25 May 2005 01:01 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think they're just embarrassed by association with such a monstrous hack

Clay, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:47 (1 week ago) Permalink

haha, good points

I can't make my waterface turn into a *fart* (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:50 (1 week ago) Permalink

I guess I didn't realize they would all be so transparent about it. But I'm glad that they are!

I can't make my waterface turn into a *fart* (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

Have there been other instances of cast members publicly calling out other cast members as hacks? I feel like there are/should be, and I'm totally drawing a blank.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

SNL's never been a hotbed of anti-establishment left wing thinking, but I'd imagine people like Schneider and Victoria Jackson (and probably Dennis Miller) are on the outs with a lot of the rest of their former castmates.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:54 (1 week ago) Permalink

Have there been other instances of cast members publicly calling out other cast members as hacks? I feel like there are/should be, and I'm totally drawing a blank.

I just got a copy of Live From New York, that oral history of SNL by Tom Shales, in the mail a couple days ago. I'd suspect there might be some instances in there, but it's a giant book and I haven't even really started it yet.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:58 (1 week ago) Permalink

Oh, there sure are. That book is one of my all-time favorites, so congratulations.

Pleased To Meat Chew! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

http://splitsider.com/2014/01/updated-edition-of-live-from-new-york-book-will-be-available-this-september/

An updated version just came out, apparently? Oh well, I only dropped $2 on a used copy, so maybe I'll replace it sooner or later.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:02 (1 week ago) Permalink

Holy cow that's awesome. I'll definitely shell out for another copy.

Pleased To Meat Chew! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:03 (1 week ago) Permalink

Curious how much the new version covers Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson (and Jenny Slate?).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:06 (1 week ago) Permalink

yo, the Sensitive Naked Man was great, every time

ILOVEMASONNA (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 23 October 2014 04:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

t/s who performed better iggy azalea or that chained link fence

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 October 2014 04:26 (6 days ago) Permalink

Except for Iggy and the cold open, this has been a really good ep.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 04:47 (6 days ago) Permalink

"All jokes aside..."

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 05:12 (6 days ago) Permalink

Elvis, huh?

Brocktoon Tanuki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:39 (6 days ago) Permalink

Helvis

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:47 (6 days ago) Permalink

Now bring me a pecan pie.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:48 (6 days ago) Permalink

Yeah, the horns really freshened up the Elvis jokes from thirty years ago.

Brocktoon Tanuki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:48 (6 days ago) Permalink

At first I was like "Elvis, really? Isn't this a little bit of a moldy oldy for the 18-34 demo now?" But as it went on, I got more into it and by the time Moyniham popped up with a slice of pie I was applauding on the inside.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:50 (6 days ago) Permalink

How did you feel about the "hey, millennials, remember THIS guy?!" sketch with ten bad Jim Carrey impressions?

Brocktoon Tanuki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 October 2014 06:55 (6 days ago) Permalink

I'll save you some time...I thought the episode was funny on the whole.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:02 (6 days ago) Permalink

OK predictably I loved Secret Billionaire.

Brocktoon Tanuki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 26 October 2014 07:31 (6 days ago) Permalink

Hated this ep, but I've never once found Jim Carrey the slightest bit funny in anything he's ever done (although the Sia sketch was pretty good, despite him).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 26 October 2014 17:19 (6 days ago) Permalink

I guess that explains why you find SNL funny.

Harry Shearer, a regular in two different stints ('79-80, 84-85):

You were on SNL for a little bit, and it wasn’t the best time for you, right?

That’s putting it mildly! And I went back, stupidly. I went back while Lorne [Michaels] was on his 5-year jaunt in the wilderness, and Ebersol was producing. I thought, “It’s gotta be better without Lorne.” Lorne made it miserable for me. I saw a listicle on the Internet saying, “5 People Who Should Guest Host Saturday Night Live This Year,” and I was on there. I resisted the urge to say, “They haven’t made enough wild horses.”

How do you feel about the state of the show today?

I don’t watch it. I didn’t like it before I went there. I wasn’t an admirer of the idea that at this point in television history, “live” was a good idea. It was basically just an excuse to be sloppy.

Right. I’ve been to a taping of Saturday Night Live, and perhaps it was different back in the day, but now it’s a lot of people reading off cue cards.

No, it was that way back then, too. As a matter of fact, there was a moment the second time I was there and Marty Short, who’s a brilliantly funny guy, was improvising a line in a scene during a camera blocking, and Dave Wilson, the director at the time, said, “Marty, that’s funny! You can say it, but we won’t see it!” He directed to the script, and there was nothing loose about that show.

Why are there cue card readings? There was a show in the ‘50s called Your Show of Shows. Tell me if this format sounds familiar: it was a 90-minute variety show on Saturday night from Studio 8H in New York City featuring comedy sketches and musical numbers. Sound familiar? The only difference was the writing staff was Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner, and they started writing on Monday. Monday was the day they wrote the show, and then they rehearsed for the whole week and memorized it. SNL forever hasn’t been written until late Tuesday night, read-throughs were Wednesday, and a third more sketches were put into the production cycle before it aired, so nobody ever remembered it because why would you remember sketches that might not be produced? It all comes from the way you organize the show. I don’t blame the performers, but to run a show that way where you make a lot of the decisions last minute, there’s going to be a spiraling lack of commitment all the way down the line.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/21/harry-shearer-on-being-nixon-the-simpsons-movie-sequel-and-why-obama-should-return-his-nobel.html

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 18:44 (4 days ago) Permalink

I guess that explains why you find SNL funny.

Wait...soooo...either Jim Carrey is funny, which is why I like SNL, which is unfunny...

...or you're confirming that Jim Carrey is unfunny, which is why I like SNL, which is funny.

(aside from the fact that none of my posts in this thread have amounted to anything close to "Wow, great episode tonight! Typical consistent brilliance from SNL!")

Help me out here, Midge.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 18:56 (4 days ago) Permalink

first answer best as usual, Tarfu

Anyway I saw the 3 Carrey / McConnalincoln bits, and since 1.5 were funny they've mastered the art of beating a sketch to death in one show!

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:02 (4 days ago) Permalink

those harry shearer quotes are great, thanks. i didn't realize how accelerated the SNL schedule was. that explains a lot.

the biggest problem i have with SNL--and this goes back a long time--is that the writers seem to have no clue how to end skits. gags are just repeated with diminishing returns until some arbitrary end point. there's no sense of development or resolution, even just in a formal (not dramatic) sense. often there's pretty funny stuff in the skits, but they just kind of peter out.

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:07 (4 days ago) Permalink

"What's the difference between life and a SNL sketch? Life doesn't go on forever." - Eric Idle

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:15 (4 days ago) Permalink

I'm genuinely surprised you like Carrey, Morbs. I always saw him as the hackiest ripoff of Jerry Lewis' schtick -- the Black Crowes to Jerry's Faces, the White Stripes to Jerry's Flat Duo Jets, the Eric Clapton to Jerry's Otis Rush, the Lenny Kravitz to Jerry's everybody.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:16 (4 days ago) Permalink

i actually don't find ernie kovacs as funny as i'm supposed to but one thing that i think more shows could pick up on are his "blackouts"--really just excuses for little demented moments that wouldn't be worth stretching out into entire skits. i actually think the brief comedy bits on e.g. letterman (even nowadays!) are funnier than SNL because they are only as long as they need to be.

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:19 (4 days ago) Permalink

Carrey is one of the best movie actors of his generation (Pauline Kael concurred in her last interview) ... both in Farrelly stuff like Me, Myself & Irene and this:

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/i-love-you-phillip-morris

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:23 (4 days ago) Permalink

there are times when Carrey "does Lewis" better than Lewis, and Jack Lemmon as good as/better than Lemmon.

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:25 (4 days ago) Permalink

Pauline Kael concurred in her last interview

appeal to authority, minus six points

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:28 (4 days ago) Permalink

i do like carrey though

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:29 (4 days ago) Permalink

iirc the latest-made role referenced in that jim carrey family reunion sketch was the cable guy. might have missed a grinch but i don't think so.

da croupier, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:32 (4 days ago) Permalink

jim carrey as host in 1996 was one of the best episodes ever

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:41 (4 days ago) Permalink

the biggest problem i have with SNL--and this goes back a long time--is that the writers seem to have no clue how to end skits.

^^^ this

when you see fully-formed, well thought-out stuff done like with KITH or Mr. Show this really becomes painfully clear

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:43 (4 days ago) Permalink

yeah, it's like they actually conceived the skit as a skit, and not just as a single gag repeated with minor variations...

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:01 (4 days ago) Permalink

what up with that?

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:06 (4 days ago) Permalink

every now and again SNL will have a mercifully short skit and I scream with joy.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:07 (4 days ago) Permalink

i actually think "what up with that" is one of the better of the recent recurring skits if only because it doesn't aspire to be much more than just loopy

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:10 (4 days ago) Permalink

yeah, it has good pacing: what up with that?, talk to guest, what up with that?, talk to guest, what up with that?, lindsey buckingham, what up with that? (but a bit zanier)

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:13 (4 days ago) Permalink

that sketch is great precisely because it acknowledges the format's inherent inanity

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:14 (4 days ago) Permalink

macgruber skits were appropriate length

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:14 (4 days ago) Permalink

and they all had an ending!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:19 (4 days ago) Permalink

that guy kenan must be one of the longest-serving SNL cast members by now, no?

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:21 (4 days ago) Permalink

he's done sketch comedy for most of his life it seems.

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:22 (4 days ago) Permalink

apparently darrell hammond has the record at 14 seasons, but kenan's closing in at 12

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:25 (4 days ago) Permalink

incredible how the criticism that they can't end sketches has been around FOREVER and somehow they just keep getting worse at it

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 28 October 2014 23:18 (4 days ago) Permalink


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