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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 (12 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 (12 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

Community Cornerstone (deangulberry), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

teen challenge (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 03:54 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

j blount (papa la bas), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 14:55 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

slightly more subdued (kenan), Wednesday, 25 May 2005 15:06 (11 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 (11 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 (11 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 (11 years ago) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

M. V. (M.V.), Monday, 17 October 2005 15:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

_, Monday, 17 October 2005 16:04 (10 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

why shame?

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

shes kinda horsey too

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

she never tina fey

tehresa, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 06:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:11 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 07:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

so's maya rudolph gone?

circles, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:12 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

new girl is not funny

remy bean, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:32 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

darrell fucking hammond.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 08:36 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

Dimension 5ive, Sunday, 24 February 2008 13:00 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

just because...

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 15:43 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

the best snl skits are the absurd ones that aren't really making fun of anything in particular. my favorite this year was kevin roberts, "can a bitch get a doughnut?"

Treeship, Monday, 28 March 2016 05:30 (3 months ago) Permalink

Maine Justice was one of my favorites ever, though it wasn't quite as good when they tried to repeat it (and I think it was just two and done with that one).

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 28 March 2016 12:43 (3 months ago) Permalink

If anyone's interested, Sasheer Zamata was on This American Life having a conversation with her mother this week. That might sound boring, but it totally wasn't.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 28 March 2016 12:44 (3 months ago) Permalink

Maine Justice is the one my brother and I quote the most mostly due to how ridiculous it was.

Neanderthal, Monday, 28 March 2016 13:15 (3 months ago) Permalink

That and the potato chip sketch.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 March 2016 13:51 (3 months ago) Permalink

If it were still April 1 I'd honestly think tonight's entire show was a prank.

fappy bird (rip van wanko), Sunday, 3 April 2016 04:27 (2 months ago) Permalink

Waste of Peter Dinklage IMO. He sold Space Pants, which was pretty lazy but at least entertaining. None of the other sketches had, like, endings.

At least I can report, with relief, that none of Gwen Stefani's new songs will be relentlessly stuck in my head this time around.

a spate of non-fatal hammer attacks (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 3 April 2016 07:51 (2 months ago) Permalink

When have snl sketches ever had endings

Οὖτις, Sunday, 3 April 2016 15:07 (2 months ago) Permalink

Space...Pants?

Neanderthal, Sunday, 3 April 2016 15:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

I think I always have the same conversation with my wife after the first episode after a break. She'll say "why isn't this episode better they had weeks to write it!" and I'll say "I think the point is they haven't been working for a few weeks."

Not a good episode but some ok moments. Glory Hole skit was unbelievably stupid but I laughed. Underwater honeymoon was probably my favorite, really sold by Taran's amazing oscar worthy performance as corpse floating underwater.

dan selzer, Sunday, 3 April 2016 15:31 (2 months ago) Permalink

just watched Space Pants. felt like two disparate sketches merged into one. Mafia dudes felt like they were in a holding pattern. as an actor I felt awkward watching it. just a mob boss sitting there asking the same questions w/ a gun pointed at two dudes w/ them giving filler answers.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 3 April 2016 20:24 (2 months ago) Permalink

Dan otm the floating corpse was amazing

fappy bird (rip van wanko), Sunday, 3 April 2016 20:45 (2 months ago) Permalink

never saw maine justice before but it's great, lol

k3vin k., Sunday, 3 April 2016 20:57 (2 months ago) Permalink

me and my bro used to do the Jason Sudeikis "Dey got some good schoos up there, das troo, das troo" thing for a solid month

Neanderthal, Sunday, 3 April 2016 21:05 (2 months ago) Permalink

When Sudeikis gets up on his desk and starts shaking his feet, the best!

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 3 April 2016 21:17 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

schwantz, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 22:58 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm not sure why I like this cast so much when the writing is generally so terrible. it's like they just don't know how to write sketches or characters.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 23:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like quite a few of the current cast but, yeah, I've been finding a lot of the sketches woeful for quite some time now, and often a whole episode won't contain a single good sketch, just funny moments within the sketches, generally based on the delivery of lines. real fallow period in that respect for sure.

the unbearable jimmy smits (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 23:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

so true! the cast seems so likeable and talented, with the right collective sensibility, but where's the beef?? are they lazy? on drugs? wtf

always be charging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 23:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

maybe having that total dud colin jost as head writer muddies the waters

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 23:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

lorne probably going senile too

always be charging (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 23:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

the church lady opener was godawful, otherwise i laughed a bit @ this last 1 idk; that mom hair sketch was fine

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

This may have made the whole season worth it

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 22 May 2016 13:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

...

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 22 May 2016 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

Like the Drake as Hulk Hogan sketch last week, I just...don't know what to say or feel.

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 22 May 2016 16:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

Was that a ten to one bit?

I just saw Second City perform last week for the first time in, oh, 20 years? Let's say 20 years. Anyway, hit or miss as usual, but I know they've been making efforts to move improv away from the usual white male default, and this cast included two African-American women and a Korean-American man. The last got me thinking and doing some lazy research, and I was shocked to learn that not only has SNL never had an Asian-American cast member (actually, that's not that shocking) but has only twice had an Asian host, once with Jackie Chan and the other Lucy Liu (who I think cohosted). There have been over 800 episodes!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:11 (1 month ago) Permalink


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