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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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Jody Beth Rosen, Thursday, 10 October 2002 01:25 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

is tracy morgan gone?

boxcubed (boxcubed), Thursday, 10 October 2002 05:16 (11 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (8 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 honestly don't remember who all went through the Update ranks during the Ebersol years, but none of them were great. That's where the riff raff is (along with Colin Quinn).

― Johnny Fever, Friday, September 12, 2014 12:58 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Brad Hall ('82-'84) and Christopher Guest ('84-'85 season). Guest was surprisingly awful at it, no personality whatsoever, and shitty timing. But compared to Colin Jost, he was Richard Pryor.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 12 September 2014 12:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone who doesn't think Norm was the best update anchor, gtfoh

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 September 2014 16:16 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Fey & Poehler > Norm > Dennis Miller >>>>>>>>>> everybody else >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jost

Johnny Fever, Friday, 12 September 2014 16:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah probably

Οὖτις, Friday, 12 September 2014 16:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Colins should never work the Update desk.

Rocking In The Broad Daylight (Old Lunch), Friday, 12 September 2014 16:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

your granny on bongos >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jost

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 12 September 2014 16:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Agreed. xp

Johnny Fever, Friday, 12 September 2014 16:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Also agreed, lol. xp

Johnny Fever, Friday, 12 September 2014 16:41 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Is this where we were discussing the Mulaney sitcom? Because that shit looks bad.

"a bit of goatery, some demonry" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:13 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Is there where someone explains to me why people expected so much of John Mulaney to begin with? his on camera segments on SNL were always painful imo.

some dude, Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I wasn't expecting much, really, because yeah the dude's a good writer but his persona sucks. But him being a writer I was kind of expecting jokes that could at least, in theory, be funny when delivered by someone more appealing than him.

"a bit of goatery, some demonry" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:21 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

yeah he's been a writer on enough things i've enjoyed that i assume he's talented, but whenever he turned up on Best Week Ever or a Comedy Central standup show i was just like this guy is awkward as hell, send him back to the writer's room

some dude, Sunday, 14 September 2014 11:23 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

His New In Town special was great

da croupier, Sunday, 14 September 2014 15:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Great on kroll show too

da croupier, Sunday, 14 September 2014 15:10 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

20-year-old NY stand-up Pete Davidson added to the cast:
http://deadline.com/2014/09/pete-davidson-cast-saturday-night-live-834404/

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:18 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

That dude's set on Kimmel was pretty funny.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 September 2014 16:25 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Wow

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

I've been jokingly suggesting that but then Lorne Michaels actually went and did the thing that seemed absurd enough for me to suggest in a joking fashion.

Bouffants and Other Coifs (Old Lunch), Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:04 (1 week ago) Permalink

they should just play the recording of Pardo saying "DARRELL HAMMOND" for the introduction of every cast member

example (crüt), Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

My sister still spouts ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL! in Pardo's voice during random lulls at Christmas.

pplains, Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

haha

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 September 2014 16:08 (1 week ago) Permalink

TMZ sayin Kenan's leaving :(

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:10 (1 week ago) Permalink

after this season, with snl calling the report "inaccurate"

da croupier, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

would miss him, he seems like one of those anchor dudes that can be relied on in almost any situation/sketch

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'd be surprised if he comes back, and I thought that even before the TMZ report yesterday. It just seems like it's his time to move on (I still love him, tho).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:15 (1 week ago) Permalink

I'll be sad if he goes, for sure. 2016 season will feature a "reunion" Scared Straight sketch with returning Hader, Samberg & Thompson still trying to make each other break.

ƋППṍӮɨ∏ğڵșěᶉᶇдM℮ (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:17 (1 week ago) Permalink

still weird to think of bobby moynihan as the 2nd most veteran castmember today

da croupier, Tuesday, 23 September 2014 21:44 (1 week ago) Permalink

wow ariana grande can't enunciate

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:07 (2 days ago) Permalink

That isn't news, dude

💪😈⚠️ (DJP), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:10 (2 days ago) Permalink

its news if you've managed to avoid her as much as i have

everybody loves lana del raymond (s.clover), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:51 (2 days ago) Permalink

She is wonderful

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:58 (2 days ago) Permalink

well 'Piano' is anyway

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:58 (2 days ago) Permalink

That whole show was rough. Leslie Jones was the best part of it and she's not even in the cast.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 28 September 2014 05:11 (2 days ago) Permalink

For someone who'd been on the show for 40 years, you'd think they'd give Pardo more of a tribute than a title card after Update.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:33 (2 days ago) Permalink

Like Darrell Hammond made up to look like him and dancing with Lorne to "She's A Rainbow"

sink floyd (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:35 (2 days ago) Permalink

That turnt thing was weak, and the toys coming alive sketch was middle school humor at its worst

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:46 (2 days ago) Permalink

jost/che is the worst bullshit

johnny crunch, Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:23 (2 days ago) Permalink

this was the only sketch that got a lol from me
http://www.hulu.com/watch/692467?playlist_id=2660#i0,p8

Mordy, Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:37 (2 days ago) Permalink

che is gonna be great once he settles in and stops stumbling over his cue cards

jost... whatever

girl at a party sketch was good as always

most of the other stuff was pretty eh but the marvel taped sketch was really funny. also thought the "Weird" Kyle Mooney Sketch from was actually kinda great.

snrub goin up on a tuesday (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:54 (2 days ago) Permalink

che/jost has to be the worst update situation since, i'm guessing, like brad hall or something

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:18 (Yesterday) Permalink

get in here, goons

dedicated PETE DAVIDSON thread

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:25 (Yesterday) Permalink

xp Dude, give Che a month or something. He's got Jost's lack of charisma and bad delivery weighing him down.

sink floyd (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:25 (Yesterday) Permalink

well on top of that, Seth is out as head writer and the jokes mostly blow

bozack horseman (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:30 (Yesterday) Permalink

I dunno, if Seth is that good, Late Night wouldn't be such a monumental snoozefest.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:33 (Yesterday) Permalink

btw Darrell Hammond is not as good an announcer as I somehow imagined he might be. Sounded like the guy reading small print at the end of an investment commercial.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 September 2014 03:40 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah Hammond sounded like he was just reading it through in preparation. Weird.

I dunno, if Seth is that good, Late Night wouldn't be such a monumental snoozefest.

It has its moments, but unless it really improves in quality I'd be perfectly happy if they fired him and sent him back to write at SNL. Hell, anchor even, I didn't think he was that bad.

sink floyd (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 29 September 2014 03:48 (Yesterday) Permalink

Yeah, I really had no problems with Seth on Update (but maybe some as head writer). As far as I can tell, the only thing Colin Jost was put on earth to do is help Bobby Moynihan create "Drunk Uncle".

Johnny Fever, Monday, 29 September 2014 03:58 (Yesterday) Permalink

Mooney's Tim and Eric skit was only good part

GhostTunes on my Pono (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 29 September 2014 04:04 (Yesterday) Permalink


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