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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

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

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

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:11 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

so's maya rudolph gone?

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:12 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

new girl is not funny

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

I love Fred Armisen, and I understand that they're kind of in a pinch, but his Obama is horrible.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

darrell fucking hammond.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

he is responsible for like 25% of the suckage in any given year

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

fuck, i was just thinking that. he's been on for 13 years, hasn't he...

xp

kingfish, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

glad i misssed the obama thing. his gene simmons was way off at first but it got funny.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

His fake Gene Simmons hair is sadly better than Gene Simmons's real Gene Simmons hair.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

-- tehresa, Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:33 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

kristen wig is beautiful and funny.

this week has been the week of gnar ilxor girls telling dudes which girls they should like.

chaki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 12:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp: huckabee was pretty good. a shame about his beliefs and politics.

the fake ad was funny. the new girl did a hateful rachel ray, so she's ok with me. but overall should've been better with a couple months' vacation. i hear they're only doing eight more episodes for the season.

the hot air balloon was totally a rip-off of Tim and Eric style bad TV.

but kinda funny instead of not funny at all.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AUHHOVtNqo

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.adultswim.com/video/?episodeID=8a25c3921788d9d5011789462b940066

just because...

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

hilarious to suggest that women need to vote for hrc because bitches need to stick together, and pretty funny too to imply that the mainstream media gives obama a free ride at her expense; if '30 rock' goes this way it will get boring very quickly, but i doubt it

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 February 2008 16:27 (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 (9 hours ago) Link

truth. snl has always been the original american idol. there's often these moments when a new performer "breaks". wiig's moment was doing nancy pelosi, up until then she had been a waste of space, but the second she started doing pelosi's intensity eye stares she had the crowd eating out of the palm of her hand.

sanskrit, Sunday, 24 February 2008 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

Buck Henry hosted eight times in the first five seasons; I think SNL's hosting criteria were a bit looser in the 70s (unless Henry, as a performer, was box-office gold in those days and its been erased from history).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:29 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

you caint reel me in that way, OL

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Drat.

i only wanted freidn (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:32 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

(Buck Henry was Oscar nominated for co-directing Heaven Can Wait in that period, but yes, that had nothing to do with anything. Also he was willing to play the "funny uncle" in the recurring pedophile sketch.)

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

You're never gonna see a Josh Hutcherson displaying that level of commitment to the show.

i only wanted freidn (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:38 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

oh i dunno, i could see creepy sketches and character acting in his future

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/josh-hutcherson-human-flesh-article-1.2005416

da croupier, Monday, 10 November 2014 20:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I will now be watching the arc of his career with great interest.

i only wanted freidn (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:45 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Old (man for) lunch

owe me the shmoney (m bison), Monday, 10 November 2014 20:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

even for their "love that guy - he's got a week off, doesn't need a hotel room" slow week choices like malkovich, norton, buscemi etc saars is pretty low profile, though

Do they still put them up at the Omni? Forgot how they used to roll that promo at 11:55 each week.

pplains, Monday, 10 November 2014 20:56 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

"thanks to mystikal" -- cameron diaz on SNL in 2014

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:02 (4 days ago) Permalink

Decent episode. I'm as surprised as anyone else, but the Mick Ronson performances were my favorite parts. I'd see that concert.

Also, "Bill Cosby, pull YOUR pants up."

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:24 (4 days ago) Permalink

kenan was so much funnier than anyone else on this episode, that bizaroo brian fellows skit was great

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:33 (4 days ago) Permalink

kenan's deadpanning has been so on point this season

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:33 (4 days ago) Permalink

My favorite Kenan face tonight was when Diaz was reading her UPS Man poem.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:35 (4 days ago) Permalink

Also, Pete Davidson is going to waste while Kyle Mooney gets to do his 4,619th awkward teen bro filmed bit.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:36 (4 days ago) Permalink

i thought that bit was funny tonight but when davidson was in that one sketch i was like "oh right he's on this show"

J0rdan S., Sunday, 23 November 2014 06:42 (4 days ago) Permalink

This first Mars/Ronson song is sounding like leftover Morris Day & The Time, which I actually mean as a compliment.

from the straining pagan waistbands (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:03 (4 days ago) Permalink

lol I called him Mick without realizing it.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:04 (4 days ago) Permalink

It sounds closer to "Living in America" to my ears.

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 23 November 2014 13:35 (4 days ago) Permalink

Also, "Bill Cosby, pull YOUR pants up.

Can't believe it took this long for someone to make this joke

Οὖτις, Sunday, 23 November 2014 16:11 (4 days ago) Permalink

solely continue to watch this show for kyle mooney sketches

tho obv kenan too tho

johnny crunch, Sunday, 23 November 2014 16:17 (4 days ago) Permalink

Yeah cecily kenan and kyle are p much the saving graces right now

Οὖτις, Sunday, 23 November 2014 16:27 (4 days ago) Permalink

woodbridge hs theater showcase was great. especially "THE INTERNET"

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, 23 November 2014 22:03 (4 days ago) Permalink

I'm glad people are digging Mooney, he was MY generation's Pete Davidson

from the straining pagan waistbands (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 24 November 2014 00:27 (3 days ago) Permalink

love mooney but mckinnon is frequently mvp

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 24 November 2014 01:54 (3 days ago) Permalink

also great to know during a cosby boycott mars/ronson are still glad to give mystikal work

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 24 November 2014 01:55 (3 days ago) Permalink

I have a serious crush on Vanessa Bayer. Every time she's on I have this stupid grin on my face. Can't even tell if she's funny anymore.

daavid, Thursday, 27 November 2014 04:59 (6 hours ago) Permalink


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