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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 (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...
revive.

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

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (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. 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

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

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

darrell fucking hammond.

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

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

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

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

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

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

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

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

just because...

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

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

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

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

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

White Castle sketch was pretty nuts.

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

Halleluja should be banned

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

Halleluja should be banned

otm

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

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

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

She's too good for this iteration of SNL

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

apparently sasheer is gone now too?! wtf :(

Noooooooooooooooooooooo

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

Beck Bennett is the show's anchor now.

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

And McKinnon, obvs.

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

otm x2

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

wait, they did another Hallelujah?

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

i'm never watching this show again

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

waste of space, as if they ran out of ideas

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


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