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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 (sixteen 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 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Also destroy: Jimmy Fallon's guitar parodies.

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

the one eyed shrew of penis land

Now *that's* funny.

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

six 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

is tracy morgan gone?

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

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

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

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

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

one 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"her talents"

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

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

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

wow did o'donoghue say that about myers really?

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

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

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

Strange way to kill oneself, btw.

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

'the rocket report' in central park is still funny

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

why shame?

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

maybe shame bc she's totally annoying?

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

yeah, that

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

shes kinda horsey too

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

she never tina fey

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

the hot air balloon thing sealed it for me

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

she def. cracks me up with the penelope skits.

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

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

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

so's maya rudolph gone?

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

new girl is not funny

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

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

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

goddamnit darrell hammond is going to outlive us all

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

darrell fucking hammond.

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

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

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

Mike Huckabee -- great timing!

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

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

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

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

just because...

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

saturdaynight dead

burt_stanton, Sunday, 24 February 2008 16:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

for me it was knocked up... mega lolz at her in that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 16:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Tina Fey as Daisy on Rock of Love 2 was scary accurate! Actually all of them were scary accurate.

That pill commercial had me screaming with laughter! "Buy yourself a hat and hold the f*** out of it." haha

HI DERE, Sunday, 24 February 2008 16:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

i laughed at the first bleep but nothing else in that

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

reminded me of arrested development

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Tina rolling into work with an axe was basically exactly what I wanted to see.

HI DERE, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:06 (ten 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, February 24, 2008 8:32 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Link

totally.

and why are they in that pinch, i wonder.

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

OMG the birth control pill commercial! Tina Fey with an axe! HOTT.

kate78, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

i thought i heard kenan was gonna be obama

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I totally get the pro-HRC slant displayed last night. The have a killer Bill impersonator and a killer Hillary impersonator but no Barack impersonator. They should just acknowledge that and let Kenan do some ridiculous completely un-Obamalike character, maybe as a split with Armisen so they end up with a Jeckyll/Hyde routine.

HI DERE, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

So glad it's back. I don't think the audience got the milkshake sketch but Hader's impression and phrasing was awesome.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

the "I'M FINISHED!" followed by the little musical doop-dee-doo had me rofling.

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

For some reason last night I remembered Toonces after forgetting about it for a long time. One of their best bits ever, imho.

Hurting 2, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

remembering toonces, a memoir by hurting 2

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

Toonces y Yo, por Duelendo Dos

Hurting 2, Sunday, 24 February 2008 17:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost Tina Fex with a PINK axe. So perfect.

Sara R-C, Sunday, 24 February 2008 18:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

only skit i saw was the milkshake one and i thought it was a disaster. i think the idea of plainview hosting a real food network show has potential, or it'd at least be better than bill hader literally reciting lines from the straight from the movie while kenan does the aw-shucks thing. armisen's chigurh was awful.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 24 February 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

carrie underwood was cool though

J0rdan S., Sunday, 24 February 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

kudos to whoever shook this shake, Magnum

mizzell, Sunday, 24 February 2008 18:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

"new girl" is casey wilson from ucb la

jeff, Sunday, 24 February 2008 19:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

carrie underwood's first song was great

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 21:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Rose_Wilson

"Casey Rose Wilson is an actress most widely known as a featured member of the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL)."

she is so widely known for that.

s1ocki, Sunday, 24 February 2008 21:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

i didnt know there was a new girl on snl so every time i saw this young hot chick in the sketches i assumed it was carrie underwood and i was like damn shes better than amy poehler

and what, Sunday, 24 February 2008 21:36 (ten 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

it was funny.

dan selzer, Sunday, 24 February 2008 22:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah it's not like it was convincing but it helps to keep perspective re: the election.

tremendoid, Sunday, 24 February 2008 23:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

this new girl is pretty ridic

and what, Sunday, 9 March 2008 05:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

SNL is running weirdly hot and cold this year (or at least since the strike). Last week was largely awful, but this week most of the sketches are genuinely funny. Amy Adams is probably helping a little, but I've finally decided Amy Pohler is a genius.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

i kinda go back n forth on poehler being a genius or the most unpleasant person ive ever seen in my life. i only caught the last 20 minutes tonight & nothing was funny but that new girl is bangin

and what, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah so far I like the new girl, she really made that stupid dancing sketch work.

really liking Bill Hader lately.

Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

and what:

we shall meet. pistols at dawn for the hand of casey rose wilson.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

last two mostly sucked except for digital short and the School of Excellence, but tonight was much better. I do get sick of recurring characters, like Penelope, and that was a mostly weak Tim Calhoun...the best Tim Calhoun skits may be my favorite things ever.

dan selzer, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

still annoys me that 'digital short' is now a thing that people talk about like it's a big deal buzzword. it's a pre-taped sketch, BFD.

yeah we definitely don't need anymore Penelope sketches, though. shit is getting as repetitive as the Will Ferrell cheerleader shit at this point.

Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

still annoys me that 'digital short' is now a thing that people talk about like it's a big deal buzzword.

People don't do this anymore. Dick In A Box was like 1.5 years ago.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can anyone who is older than me and from New York enlighten me on what Tookie Styles was influenced by?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 9 March 2008 06:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

jean k jean haha

tremendoid, Sunday, 9 March 2008 08:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's really too bad Amy Adams isn't a regular cast member, because I could see myself laughing through at least 10 more of those "Mirror Image" sketches.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 March 2008 08:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

she's pretty funny.

tremendoid, Sunday, 9 March 2008 08:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

vampire weekend is da troof

tremendoid, Sunday, 9 March 2008 08:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Kind of bummed they didn't do "Oxford Comma" : (

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 9 March 2008 09:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

they were the worst band ive ever seen on snl i thnk. whiney: petey green?

chaki, Sunday, 9 March 2008 09:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

chaki old bean i expect we'll disagree like gentlemen on this matter.

tremendoid, Sunday, 9 March 2008 09:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

yah but you have to admit keyboard player's scarf was total ball licker style, they had no energy, and the singer was contrived and has a terrible voice as well as the worst guitar tone ive ever heard.

chaki, Sunday, 9 March 2008 09:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

the guitar tone was laid on kind of thick i'll give you that.

tremendoid, Sunday, 9 March 2008 09:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

LOL, xp

gabbneb, Sunday, 9 March 2008 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

kristen wiig is scraping the bottom of the barrel with those frumpy middle american women. the target skit was terrible

tremendoid, Sunday, 16 March 2008 07:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

her suze orman needed some work too

tremendoid, Sunday, 16 March 2008 07:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

tracy morgan is my boy

tremendoid, Sunday, 16 March 2008 07:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

feeling the tpain/mariah song. i missed the first one

tremendoid, Sunday, 16 March 2008 07:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

the song is so 4 years ago, in a good way

tremendoid, Sunday, 16 March 2008 07:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

so sick of broadway monologues

chaki, Sunday, 16 March 2008 08:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybe you're just sick of broadway

s1ocki, Sunday, 16 March 2008 13:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, I was like, "another broadway monologue?". And then the first skit was a game show, which I almost always hate, though Jonah made this one actually pretty funny.

dan selzer, Sunday, 16 March 2008 14:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

bitch may be the new black, but black is the new president, bitch. lolololol

jhøshea, Sunday, 16 March 2008 15:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

<3

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Sunday, 16 March 2008 15:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

SNL did what SNL has long done -- feature whoever's hot that week. That's the show's function. Satire has nothing to do with it. Everybody feeds on the fix. That's where money and power reside. Dem partisan Alec Baldwin willingly traded japes with Palin, bringing her into the fold. Little wonder she felt free to groove to Amy Poehler's rap about her stated positions. SNL added to Palin's luster. Who wouldn't dance along to that?

http://dennisperrin.blogspot.com/2008/10/laugh-you-assholes.html

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

wahlberg was a funny idea, though

Gukbe, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

wait a minute - television show features zeitgeisty, talked-about celebrity??????? stop the pressezzzzzzzzz

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, just like SNL Bob Hope specials in 1975

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

'Cast (in alphabetical order)':

America
Aretha Franklin
Bob Hope
John Wayne
Flip Wilson

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

At least somebody finally has the balls to stick it to those jerks at SNL.

Little Hussein (Pancakes Hackman), Monday, 20 October 2008 14:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

</sarcasm>

Little Hussein (Pancakes Hackman), Monday, 20 October 2008 14:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

the iMdB in no way lists all the Hope specials; there were at least 4 a year.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

the palin rap was pretty funny since it mocked almost everything she's associated with bar downs syndrome; she looked clueless sitting there through the whole thing. amy poehler, meanwhile, was pretty impressive (through the whole episode, actually, since she's clearly like, at term)

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 14:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm surprised people like the rap, i thought it was pretty embarrassing. and i'm usually kind of a captain save-an-snl. i love poehler and she did her best with it but reviving the rodney dangerfield joke rap song in 2008 is pretty lame

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 20 October 2008 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

that excerpt seems to presuppose that a) SNL should seek to materially detract from Palin, presumably because she's Palin and snl/perrin don't agree with her and b) proper satire should always negatively affect the "luster" of the person being satirized, neither of which seem to be the self-evident points the tone of the article suggests.

rent, Monday, 20 October 2008 15:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

So how many new people did Palin win over with the SNL thing? Guesstimates?

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 15:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

not Colin Powell!

Like sicking a little bit of water into my mouth (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

OK, new question..

Number of people won over by Powell's O endorsement
minus
Number of people won over by Palin in SNL
----------------------------------------------------
= ????

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 15:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

= PROFIT

Like sicking a little bit of water into my mouth (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 15:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

surely nobody was seriously "won over" by the fact that maccain's vp can woodenly recite four sentences off a cue card. right?

rent, Monday, 20 October 2008 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

n/a OTM re: the rap and I never say this about anything ever but in this particular case Dennis Perrin OTM as well

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 20 October 2008 16:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

seriously the "lolz white people rapping" thing is so fucking lame

Shakey Mo Collier, Monday, 20 October 2008 16:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i don't get any of you guys who think anything to do with snl political stuff is that funny. i always feel like i'm reading in a foreign language when you guys discuss it. especially white ppl rapping badly, which they LOVE. that is so 1998.

also seriously you guys are negative nancies: who on earth would be won over by a short appearance on a shitty sketch show that doesn't already like sarah palin? she's a completely polarizing figure to like 95% of the country.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 20 October 2008 16:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw a part of the Palin SNL and I felt I was watching Mad TV, so I stopped watching.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 16:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I fell asleep before it even started.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 16:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

i would watch pregnant amy poehler do anything

v v cute btw

Buffcoat and Beaver or Beaver and something else (jeff), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought she and GOB didn't consummate the marriage?

jaymc, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rap was kinda cringe-worthy, but I will always laugh at McGruber and even a weak Jean K. Jean. (Would pay theater prices for a crappy Jean K. Jean movie.)

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

the best was the appearance of tim calhoun, my favorite reoccurring character in recent history

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

will forte is awesome

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also the Poehler "I'm No Angel" perfume ad was pretty A+

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

that excerpt seems to presuppose that a) SNL should seek to materially detract from Palin, presumably because she's Palin

Yes, presumably Swift would not have had an "it's all fun n games" stance twd the biggest idiot ever to run for national office

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never knew Swift did booking.

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

i just thought the moose was funny

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

the part where Baldwin whispers in Fey's ear and she sez "Bye-ee" and hurries past Palin made me chuckle, but otherwise, pretty lame.

some penetrating commentary here, courtesy of those nitwits on "Fox & Friends" and that load Frank Luntz ("great observer of all things media"). howdare Baldwin et al. not show Palin the courtesy to read from the cards better! WTF?

yeah xpost perfume ad was lols

flyover statesman (will), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Best thing to ever happen to the show was when they aired the first ever episode to honor George Carlin and not a single thing was funny - nothing, finally disproving the "it used to be good" cliche. I especially like it when people say "it used to be funny when Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, and Chris Farley were on it" because those were the lowest rated seasons ever.

I think it's been really really funny recently.

Also, Would pay theater prices for a crappy Jean K. Jean movie. = OTM.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

especially white ppl rapping badly, which they LOVE.

When this started, I made like I had to go out for a smoke, but really I just couldn't take the bit. I hate it when they make me embarrassed on their behalf.

crusty but benign (kenan), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

you probably just watched it

conrad, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I believe Swift was Jack Paar's personal ass't back in the '50s.

S Chow = Rex Reed Award-winning reverse barometer of comedy

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ha, I didn't know that Jean K. Jean and Tim Calhoun were recurring characters. Both of them were hilarious.

jaymc, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

What does it matter when I watched it? Sunday morning, if you're keeping score.

crusty but benign (kenan), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah the first season of this show isn't funny at all now. the second and third only marginally better. I do think the eddie murphy years are still pretty great, and the season Lorne Michaels left, with chris guest, martin short, and billy crystal is still probably the funniest this show ever got. I think this current cast seems to have the best, non-ego centric chops of any cast since then (by which I mean they seem like good ensemble players and not people aiming for a career doing terrible movies).

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

the show really is not funny now

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

did you see any of the last five years of this show? compared to that it is a woody allen film

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tim Calhoun is my alltime fave snl character and I was excited to see him again, but it was maybe the weakest entry in Tim Calhoun history.

dan selzer, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

That was the least funny of all the Jean K. Jeans thus far, too. (Possibly because they're running out of Euro references and can never live up to the Nutella joke.)

Challenging opinion: there is not nearly as much variation in the quality of SNL seasons as the arguing public would like to pretend.

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

this season has been pretty good so far. the only thing that has especially bugged me is that going "lol crystal meth" has become their new default punchline -- the Phelps episode featured I believe 2 references to meth in the first 15 minutes, and then another one in the Weekend Update.

some dude, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

SNL is like the Tonight Show, or Today - it's a franchise in a non-prime time slot. Whether it is funny or not is beside the point to the network execs who keep it on the schedule. It will probably survive another 25 years because it is super cheap to produce - and what else are they going to put on at that time slot that could draw more viewers?

Aimless, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

calhoun is a recurring character from a while back (i think i remember forte doing him as one of his first parts when he was added to the show) but they use him sparingly

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Guest/Crystal/Short/Shearer season was easily the funniest, but it was also very traditional and unzeitgeisty.

M.V., Monday, 20 October 2008 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah but that makes it still funny, 25 years later

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Challenging opinion: there is not nearly as much variation in the quality of SNL seasons as the arguing public would like to pretend.

― nabisco, Monday, October 20, 2008 1:53 PM (18 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i dunno, can you show me anything from the last 10 years or so that's as funny as norm macdonald weekend updates or frank gannon p.i. p.i. or the sly stone car accident bit or grayson moorhead securities or

Jay Mohr: Hey, look at this polar bear cage. Hey, you think I can swim the little moat both ways before the bear eats me?

Adam Sandler: Five bucks says you can't.

Jay Mohr: All right. Read 'em and weep, my friend!

[Mohr jumps the railing into the polar bear pit. He disappears from view and we hear a loud splash as he hits the water below.]

Norm MacDonald: "Read 'em and weep"? You say "Read 'em and weep" before you lay down your cards in poker, not before you jump into a polar bear cage.

Tim Meadows: Yeah, okay, Mr. Dictionary.

Norm MacDonald: "Mr. Dictionary"? How does knowing about poker make me "Mr. Dictionary"?

Tim Meadows: Ah, no, I wasn't talking to you.

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

the norm macdonald weekend updates were some funny shit

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

unfrozen caveman lawyer, who's more grizzled, sinatra group...

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've loled more at this season than I have in a long time. Space Olympics, Wahlberg, etc. Plus I have a mega-crush on Casey Wilson.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

george f will's sports machine XD

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

mike myers/heather locklear racist infomercial

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

[ "Grayson Moorhead Securities. A Tradition of Excellence." ]

Narrator: On Wall Street, trendy investment fads have come and gone over the years, but not at Grayson Moorhead, where we've always stuck to the basic principles set forth by Arthur Grayson nearly 80 years ago.

Arthur Grayson: Our clients must be our first priority.

[ "The Tradition Endures" ]

We will take our client's money and invest it. Part of the profit we will keep for ourselves; the rest we will give to the client.

[ "A Tradition of Security" ]

We will make a list of our clients, and how much money each of them has given us to invest. We will keep this list in a safe place. If we have time, we will make a copy of the list, in case something happens to the first list.

[ "A Tradition of Listening" ]

Listen to your client. It's the only way to know what he's saying.

[ "A Tradition of Trust" ]

If a client is talking, and you're not listening, and he notices, and he accuses you of not listening, just say, "Sure, I've been listening, I've heard every word you've said." If he then says, "Alright, tell me what I've been talking about." Just say, "You've been talking about your investments. Which stocks to buy and so on." That way the client will think you've been listening, even though you haven't.

[ "A Tradition of Integrity" ]

We will invest only in white-owned businesses.

Narrator: Not all of Arthur Grayson's principles are followed today, but at Grayson Moorhead we still believe in the basics.

Arthur Grayson: Don't leave the client's money lying around. Keep it in a safe place. For example: where we keep the list.

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/94/94bparadox.phtml

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

ONE BIG DOOR

some dude, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

ONE BIG DOOR.

― some dude, Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:17 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

some dude, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have no tolerance, gang, for anyone who commits arson.

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was just looking at the transcript page for a 97 episode that featured a Goat Boy sketch, a cheerleader sketch, AND a Roxbury guys sketch. there really was a time when Norm was totally holding shit down by himself.

― some dude, Thursday, June 26, 2008 3:00 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

i will still ride for lazy sunday but yes white people rap lol is played whoooo

BIG HOOS was a communisteen orgadriver (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Natalie Portman's rap is classic too.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Winston-McCauley Funeral Home

Winston-McCauley Spokesperson.....Phil Hartman

Spokesperson: Care, compassion, dedication. These are the things we can promise you at Winston-McCauley Funeral Home. And there's one other thing we can promise: that we will not have sex with any dead body. How can we guarantee this level of service? First, we rigorously test our applicants for aptitude and intelligence.. and also to make sure they don't have the urge to have sex with dead bodies. And, if any of our employees fails to live up to our standards, he can be suspended, without pay, for up to six months. And, if that's not enough, you have my personal assurance that if you can prove that your loved one was the victim of post-mortem sex, I will discount your bill with us for a full $1,000. That's the Winston-McCauley Guarantee.

Announcer: Care. Compassion. Dedication. And absolutely No Sex. Winston-McCauley Funeral Home.

velko, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

God, you kids were weaned on shit.

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/76/76imrmike.phtml

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Predictable.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NCYPQ42NL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

jaymc, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/91/91tgannon.phtml

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jim Belushi was doing lol white people rap on SNL 23 years ago. Yikes.

Little Hussein (Pancakes Hackman), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/06/06ihiphop.phtml

I love this skit a little too much.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Natalie Portman's rap is classic too.

― jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, October 20, 2008 2:12 PM (18 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

take it to stuff white ppl like; that was like the most unfunny viral bullshit of the past several years as far as i'm concerned.

i will say the mark wahlberg talks to animals sketch was a) hilarious b) gave me a little more respect for andy samberg.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

S Chow = Rex Reed Award-winning reverse barometer of comedy

Hmm, that's not very funny either.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tim Calhoun always reminds me of this guy slowed down a notch:

(Also LOL at Bud Cummins listed as being from ARizona.)

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

The show has always had a couple good sketches and a ton of bad ones. It's hit and miss but there's usually at least one good moment - even Tim Kazurinsky had Dr. Jack Badofsky.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

xxpost I have been making everyone I know watch the Walhberg skit. Sometimes the reaction is like, "AWESOME" and sometimes it's like "Oooooo-kay" but I think it's just great.

I've been talking to my animals like this lately. "So you're a cat, huh? What's up with that?"

crusty but benign (kenan), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, a person's reaction to whether Kristen Wiig is funny is a litmus test for something I haven't figured out yet.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

I married a monkey was kazurinski's other good bit. although the monkey was probably funnier than him.

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

There are totally fluctuations in quality, but I find it weird the way conversations about it are constantly about how the show has been LOL Saturday Night DEAD for X period and is suddenly back on its feet, despite the fact that someone else is always claiming it was totally on for X period and actually sucks now. I can't really account for this except to guess that (a) there are just periods of head-writership where the tone appeals to some people and not others, and (b) no matter what year you're talking about, there are always a few funny-ass things and a lot of crap that doesn't work, and your decision about which of those things to focus on probably has less to do with quality and more to do with whether you want to like the show at that moment or not. (Cf the fact that people who go on about how crappy it's been for X years are saying this to explain why they don't watch it anyway, so ...)

I might also suggest here that the periods of the show's goodness or non-goodness actually have less to do with the quality of the writing or the greatness of the performers and more to do with some weird sense of confidence radiating from the show itself. E.g., the period where Fey + Fallon were doing Weekend Update was fun to watch, but I don't remember it being because the writing was head and shoulders above anything else -- it just seemed more like the show was kinda loose and confident and unclenched and enjoying itself, which makes the whole exercise more pleasant (and lets one enjoy, e.g., some crappy sketch where Horatio Sanz starts giggling and the whole thing falls apart anyway).

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

SNL quality is inversely proportional to the length of the sketches. The shorter they are, the better the show.

SNL is better this season than it has in the past couple of years, but I think that's more due to the cast making dodgy writing better rather than the other way around.

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/90/90hgame.phtml

also awesome

xpost: omg it's just like conversations about *insert long-running television show here*!

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

i will say the mark wahlberg talks to animals sketch was a) hilarious b) gave me a little more respect for andy samberg.

Me too. When Wahlberg started talking to the donkey I think it was a perfect moment.

I'm not going to argue about when the show was at it's peak because that just seems as interesting as new discussions of rockism.

Nicole, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristin wiig can be really funny, but most of her characters (target lady, lady who can't keep a sectret, lady who has to out-do everyone) are reall unfunny, mad tv type shit, that for some reason recur way too much.

mizzell, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

you probably just stroke it

conrad, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristin wiig can be really funny
Did she do any television between Joe Schmoe and SNL?

The period where Fey + Fallon were doing Weekend Update was fun to watch, but I don't remember it being because the writing was head and shoulders above anything else -- it just seemed more like the show was kinda loose and confident and unclenched and enjoying itself, which makes the whole exercise more pleasant (and lets one enjoy, e.g., some crappy sketch where Horatio Sanz starts giggling and the whole thing falls apart anyway).
Ha, like the Jerry McGuire sequel sketch?

Retrato Em Redd E Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 October 2008 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Horatio Sanz is a crime against humanity.

Nicole, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I liked the thing where he pretended to be Billy Joel giving somebody a ride home.

Retrato Em Redd E Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey chicken, some people wanna eat you, but i just wanna talk to you <--- high level of comedy forever

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I liked the time I watched a season premiere episode and didn't see his name in the opening credits.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sanz is one of the only people I would get really Shakey Mo about if he died. The others would be people like Rush Limbaugh or Dick Cheney.

Nicole, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was my favorite line, ally!

horseshoe, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Eh, better Horatio Sanz than Carlos Mencia.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

i partied with horatio sanz & hes a bro + suprisingly introverted/reflective

and what, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dan, that's like saying better Stalin than Hitler.

Nicole, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/80/80a.phtml

This is the all-time worst show they ever had.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was too busy hating fallon to get around to hating sanz

collardio gelatinous, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Eh, better Horatio Sanz than Carlos Mencia.

pretty much this. I guess the years he was on snl i just wasn't watching (was pretty much done with it post-Norm), because the only thing I remember with Sanz is SNL Best-of parody that's all "he's not dead yet - but he will be!" and maybe some lame skit where he's in a Mariachi band. Defintiely not good, but mostly benign. But everybody hates this guy so much! I guess I'm lucky I never caught much of him...

flyover statesman (will), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/80/80acarters.phtml

This sketch in particular actually made my parents turn off for the entire rest of the season.

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

horatio improv >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> horatio snl

Buffcoat and Beaver or Beaver and something else (jeff), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

S Chow = Rex Reed Award-winning reverse barometer of comedy

Hmm, that's not very funny either.

― Spencer Chow, Monday, October 20, 2008

See, it works!

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

WHY DID AMY POHELER MAKE GUN NOISES WITH HER FINGERS INSTEAD OF A FAKE GUN

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Secret Service?

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

made visual connection with Fay-lin's gun-finger pew-pew-pew?

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fey-lin

nabisco, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

See, it works!

Still neither.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Fallon hate, soon he will be gracing our televisions every night at 12:40

burt_stanton, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I hope he lasts as long as the Chevy Chase late night show, but otoh nbc seems to have a real tolerance for these kinds of useless time wasters. Carson Daly's show has been on for years and years.

Nicole, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Amy Carter: [ chipper ] Like the slaves!

ಥ﹏ಥ (cankles), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

still can't wrap my mind around that. he's the W of comedy. hey, he sucked at everything else, let's make him pres.

I guess this analogy would work better if he were landing the Tonight Show gig. But hey, he's got nothing but time and Conan in his way now.

xxpost

flyover statesman (will), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the wahlberg animal sketch was hilarious. i just hope they don't do something stupid and try to make it recurring or something.

the valves of houston (gbx), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Was Fallon -ever- funny? Why the hell did they pick him?

burt_stanton, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

....fallon gets a tv show??

the valves of houston (gbx), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

He's taking over Late Nite once Conan goes to the Tonight Show next year.

burt_stanton, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow!

the valves of houston (gbx), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

has that 1980 season of SNL been repeated at all? I kind of want to see those.

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:51 (nine years ago) Permalink


has that 1980 season of SNL been repeated at all? I kind of want to see those.

― akm, Monday, October 20, 2008 4:51 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/1337_part_5.png

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

~barf~

the valves of houston (gbx), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's a morbid curiosity

akm, Monday, 20 October 2008 21:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I posted xkcd because he psotred something baf too

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Monday, 20 October 2008 21:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

this past episode = lots of my favorite characters (suze orman, jean k. jean) doing comparatively weak sketches. i loved "narc school."

santa fe springs eternal (get bent), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

always good to see "macgruber" too

santa fe springs eternal (get bent), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

"This is the all-time worst show they ever had."

no show that features a short film by jonathan demme is the worst show ever. worst show ever was dice clay nightmare.

scott seward, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 01:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember the 1980 ep with Malcolm McDowell being quite terrible (w/ MM sending up John Lennon a few weeks before his murder)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow Laurie Metcalf was on SNL during the 1980 season????

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just learned that Gilbert Gottfried was in the cast that year, too.

jaymc, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

yes, weirdly trying to fit in.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 13:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah there's kind of a whole bunch of famous people who were on SNL in the 80s but didn't have memorable tenures or get a real career boost from it (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert Downey Jr., Damon Wayans, Ben Stiller, etc.)

some dude, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was my favorite cast member from her season!

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

nobody ever says gary kroeger.

i still have his "my name is needleman! i'm an oral surgeon!" song going through my head.

REIGN IN FUDGE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wayans wasn't given't enough to do, and when he tried to improvise, was fired. He and the way underrated Danitra Vance were in probably the best sketch of that whole season, "That Black Girl."

Sara Sara Sara, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

joan cusack and anthony michael hall were cast members?

mizzell, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yup. I think AMH was the youngest cast member ever.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hall joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) during its 1985–86 season at the age of 17. He was, and remains, the youngest cast member in the show's history.[6] His recurring characters on the show were 'Craig Sundberg, Idiot Savant', an intelligent, talented teenager with a vacant expression and stilted speech, and 'Fed Jones', one half of the habitually high, hustling pitchmen known as The Jones Brothers (the other Jones Brother was played by short-lived featured player Damon Wayans). Art Garfunkel, Edd Byrnes, Bobby Kennedy and Daryl Hall were among Hall's celebrity impersonations.

mizzell, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Here's an interesting trivia question:

Who appeared on SNL first as a musical guest, then as a host, and then as a cast member?

jaymc, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

mckean?

flyover statesman (will), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ Going with that.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yep.

jaymc, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

nobody ever says gary kroeger.

I seriously think he was the first cast member I ever saw (based on my dim memory that the first episode I ever saw was the Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone episode). That whole 83 to 85 or so era was the only time I watched the show semi-consistently.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I watched every Phil Ebersol SNL, visiting my dad on the weekends. We'd watch the show at his girlfriend's house and then at midnight when the show ended, go back to his apartment.

That guy lighting a cigarette with a blowtorch in the opening credits is the first thing I visualize whenever old SNLs get brought up.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

cmon worst ep ever has to be nancy kerrigan

goole, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

I miss Rich Hall. I remember the David Byrne clothing commercial skit!

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

well, it's dire just about every time an athlete hosts, but they keep booking them since they're apparently great for ratings (last week's Palin episode was the highest rated since the Kerrigan episode).

xpost

some dude, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Joe Montana episode had another one of my favorite sketches:

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/86/86istu.phtml

Pipe Wrench Fight (HI DERE), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ ok yeah, that sketch was classic

some dude, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think that Montana sketch was the first time I heard the word "masturbating."

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/91/pics/91asmalley.jpg

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Garth Brooks episode was shockingly amazing

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

OLD
FRENCH
WHORE

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember reading somewhere that OFW was Tina Fey's favorite self-penned sketch.

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Garth episode was great. "Just regular cowboy stuff", "thank you for coming to Loews" etc.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

how many people got their mental image of new york from SNL credits montages?

s1ocki, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I got my earliest NYC images from the old "Late Night With David Letterman" openings.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was talking about the original open, but this one is a bit crepey in hindsight (starts about 1:00 into clip.)

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

it was the Tomorrow show for me, but the late 80s era with Hartman, Dunn, Carvey, Hooks, Miller, etc. had the best "ooh like you caught me doing in NYC" montage.

I always remember the raver dude humping the convenience store ride for a split second.

Joe Petagno's Imagination Station! (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

For some reason old SCTVs seem to hold up better than the really old SNLs, the rare times they play either on TV

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

SCTV was always funnier. And you can get all the 1981-1983 SCTVs on DVD - and those episodes often include segments from the 1976-1980 period.

Josefa, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

So how accurate are my images of Toronto, where televisions are constantly being defenestrated?

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

you mean melonville.

s1ocki, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought SCTV was originally filmed in Edmonton(?) -- at least in the David Thomas years.

Joe Petagno's Imagination Station! (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

SCTV became markedly less funny when they shifted producers and moved to Toronto.

Joe Petagno's Imagination Station! (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

So "Second City" is in relation to Calgary?

jaymc, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Second City was always based around Chicago and anyone else who they were friends with.

Joe Petagno's Imagination Station! (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

SCTV started in Toronto, but temporarily moved to Edmonton when they reignited the series to the full 90 minute form in 1981 or so.

Joe Petagno's Imagination Station! (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp: not really true, I think ... The Toronto branch of Second City developed its own identity, tho some actors moved back and forth btwn it and Chi (Aykroyd & Radner, I think).

One SCTV producer left it for Letterman cuz he was sick of cast infighting.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

most awful host of recent memory was de niro a couple years back

he recited from the cue cards like a 4th grader reading a history textbook aloud

at least pretend to try

Edward III, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's one of the few recent ones I've seen. it was indeed an awulf performance.

Granny Dainger, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

awful, too

Granny Dainger, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember that one. He was in some kind-of Peter Pan play sketch

burt_stanton, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

peter and awulf

s1ocki, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 17:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/23/will-ferrell-back-as-bush_n_137399.html

tina fey's Palin is morphing into laraine newman's sherrie the air stewardess

MacElby's Puddin'© (stevie), Friday, 24 October 2008 14:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the ras trent thing samberg did saturday was funny. i know it's basically just the white guy rapping joke. but it was specific and kinda funny.

news is dicks. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 27 October 2008 08:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Merciful Zeus, please end this election, if only so Tina Fey can shelve her annoying Sarah Palin impression. Every age gets the satire it deserves, and from the looks of things, we are in a cheap, plasticine era....

"Fridays" went into more political depth than SNL even pretends to plumb today. Some of the material on recent shows has been incredibly inane and pointless, like John McCain challenging Obama to a pie eating contest. Have SNL's writers stopped doing drugs? Or is this merely Vicodin comedy?

It'll be interesting to see how present-day parodists deal with the Obama administration. So far, they've given us really nothing. Fred Armisen's impression on SNL is not only bad, the writers have found no satirical hook. You'd think that a fiftysomething Repub like Jim Downey might have some angle on Obama, out of partisan hatred if nothing else. Liberals are too swoony at the moment to write any decent attacks on the next imperial manager, a condition I'm sure will continue well past Obama's coronation.

http://dennisperrin.blogspot.com/2008/10/when-bippy-meant-something.html

(there's an ace Richard Pryor-as-prez clip from his variety show at the end)

Dr Morbius, Monday, 27 October 2008 13:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

(there's an ace Richard Pryor-as-prez clip from his variety show at the end)

huh? its the trailer for a billy jack movie, surely?

MacElby's Puddin'© (stevie), Monday, 27 October 2008 13:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

It'll be interesting to see how present-day parodists deal with the Obama administration. So far, they've given us really nothing.

he isn't president yet.

MacElby's Puddin'© (stevie), Monday, 27 October 2008 13:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanks for that

Dr Morbius, Monday, 27 October 2008 13:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

(there's a hyperlink of Pryor above Billy Jack)

Dr Morbius, Monday, 27 October 2008 13:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

i missed that.

you know what? i love Richard Pryor but his TV series was pretty dud, IMHO. though i enjoyed the roast that was included on the DVD extras. also, Perrin's Michael O'Donoghue book was fantastic.

MacElby's Puddin'© (stevie), Monday, 27 October 2008 13:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

only watched the last episode through weekend update but don draper's guide to picking up women was classic

akm, Monday, 27 October 2008 13:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

be glad you missed the MAd Men skit, akm. It had Roger and Peggy and SNL still ruined it (with slight redemption at end). Sigh.

skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Monday, 27 October 2008 13:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah it wasn't funny, I saw that one. guy doing Sal was the only really funny thing in it.

akm, Monday, 27 October 2008 13:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

otm. the guide to picking up women had me cracking up. first time i've actually watched snl in maybe 5 years!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 27 October 2008 14:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

"blow people away everytime you say anything / take six hour lunches / disappear for weeks at a time"

akm, Monday, 27 October 2008 14:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually yeah, Sal was pretty great in that skit. Everyone was great except the "inventors" and it was just so over the top and terrible in true SNL form. I cheered when I saw Peggy and Roger.

skeletal lexing (Finefinemusic), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

It was the first time I even bothered to watch the show in ages and one of the few times when I've seen anything from it where I genuinely laughed.

Michael White, Monday, 27 October 2008 14:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

That was my favorite part. Although Forte as the sex offender was also kind of lulzy, he's good at playing creepy guys.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Monday, 27 October 2008 14:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Horrible, horrible episode. They obviously blew their load with the W sketch on Thursday night. I did chuckle at the Vincent Price skit though.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 14:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

that picking up women sketch was weak sauce. i've seen enough of Mad Men to 'get' the joke, but there really wasn't much of a joke there, wtf is the big deal about it. i kinda love those Vincent Price sketches, as dumb as they are.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

It would be easier to hearken unto Perrin's complaints about other writers, if he could write a decent phrase or two himself. Merciful Zeus? Fiftysomething Repub??

Aimless, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

the last two episodes have been two of the worst in the past three or four years. the michael phelps episode was in that class, too. i think the thursday weekend updates are taking their toll.

YGS, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's not like SNL was that fantastic before the thursday weekend updates, though.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Monday, 27 October 2008 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

took their toll, past tense, last week's was the final Thursday WU. anyway I don't see it, those episodes were as hit'n'miss as any other.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it's been discussed but why is Kenan on this show?

sonderangerbot, Monday, 27 October 2008 18:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Because he's a good character actor and funny and has lots of experience doing sketch comedy.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 18:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the point of the Palin rap was that it was a bad idea for a sketch and Palin was sitting it out. It was making fun of jokey white-rap sketches because it was extra retarded.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

the vincent price skit was pretty funny.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the point of the Palin rap was that it was a bad idea for a sketch and Palin was sitting it out. It was making fun of jokey white-rap sketches because it was extra retarded.

― Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, October 27, 2008 3:01 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

you can't actually be serious, right

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Palin was all "I'm not gonna do this" and Amy Poehler played it WAY WAY WAY up. And then eskimos came out. You were supposed to imagine Palin doing this idiotic sketch in rehearsal.

I'm not saying it was funny, but I'm saying it was at least smarter then the Honeymooner's Rap or whatever you guys think it is

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

i really, really don't think you are right about that, at all. amy poehler was selling it hardcore because it's not like the palin camp was going to agree to do anything worthwhile so do the best with what you've got. like, seriously, i don't understand how you'd even get this idea about this amazing meta-joke.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm not saying it's amazing.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is going to be "Sleep, that's where I'm a viking" pt. 2

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

i really, really don't think you are right about that, at all. amy poehler was selling it hardcore because it's not like the palin camp was going to agree to do anything worthwhile so do the best with what you've got. like, seriously, i don't understand how you'd even get this idea about this amazing meta-joke.

he just described the premise, and then you agreed that that's what the premise was but acted as if you were disagreeing.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Because he's a good character actor and funny and has lots of experience doing sketch comedy.

Any time I see him I hit fast-forward on my DVR.

polyphonic, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

so you're not familiar with his work enough to speak about it, is what you're saying.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

There was a time when I didn't have a DVR, and that was when I decided that if I ever got one, I would adopt this crucial policy.

polyphonic, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Aimless, "Merciful Zeus" is a decent W.C. Fieldsism to my eyes. And it's a fucking blog, how good does it have to be?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

he just described the premise, and then you agreed that that's what the premise was but acted as if you were disagreeing.

― some dude, Monday, October 27, 2008 3:21 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I was taking issue with him putting the word "amazing" in my mouth.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just saw Lorne Michaels summarizing the joke as something like "let's think up the absolute last thing Palin would agree to do on this show," so yeah, I think Whiney's description is accurate, along with his assessment that it wasn't particularly funny.

I know I kinda said this before, but it never ceases to amaze me how totally divergent people's estimations of this show's funniness are, even from weak to weak -- I thought this weekend's was as funny as it's been thus far this season. Draper's hula-hoop pitch totally got me (and NB maybe its creators are funnier if you've seen them as recurring characters); the guide to picking up women got me; and I feel bad for anyone who turned off after the news and missed out on "Jon Hamm's John Ham."

I'm also appalled that anyone would see Kenan as anything other than terrific in this cast...

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hahaha I meant "week to week"

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was referring to schef pretend-disagreeing with you, whiney, not vice versa, i realize you never used "amazing" or any other superlative.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

and I feel bad for anyone who turned off after the news and missed out on "Jon Hamm's John Ham."

I dunno, that felt to me like they just threw up their hands and said "well, the host is only famous for one thing and we've already written 2 sketches about it, so let's just spitball some kind of extended pun on his name and hope for the best."

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Whiney's description is accurate

http://cdn.stereogum.com/img/jean-k-jean.jpg
Zut alors!

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I couldn't find the gif of him celebrating, so imagine he's me celebrating my OTMness.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Surprised how funny most recent one was. Ras-Trent and Don Draper's guide to picking up women probably the high points for me. I wish they had Kenan in more things, he is the funniest person besides Amy Poehler in the current cast.

Did they let Coldplay play THREE whole songs because the first two were like wtf and Lorne Michaels was all "yeah, can you play a song on regular instruments guys?" or is it because they are having to fill the gap left by chunks of their writing material going to Thursday nights?

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Or do they just really like Coldplay?

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

they are a really famous band. it's not unheard of.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Might be Amy Poehler having her baby so they had to cut her sketches.

Gukbe, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

coldplay = musical version of snl. kindred spirits they are.

xposts

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm assuming a lot of the weird organization in this one had to do with Poehler's baby.

P.S. I don't much care about the creative origins of Jon Hamm's John Ham, I care about dude eating a slice of ham off a toilet-paper roll

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpBecause he's a good character actor and funny and has lots of experience doing sketch comedy.

― Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), den 27 oktober 2008 18:58 (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I could possibly agree on the experience part.

nabisco, you mean he fits in with an overall mediocre cast?

sonderangerbot, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

and I feel bad for anyone who turned off after the news and missed out on "Jon Hamm's John Ham."

It was funny, but not as good as Peter Sarsgaard's SARS guards. Also, put a Finger in Butts.

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dudes, it's bad enough to even discuss SNL on the internet; I am not going to argue with you about Kenan being hilarious. This is totally your loss.

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

guys the ras trent thing was so bad what are you talking about?

horseshoe, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

and i am basically in love with andy samberg.

horseshoe, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah Poehler was supposedly rehearsing the day of the show before she went into labor. and she has a history of being in such a ridiculous number of sketches per episode that i'm really curious how they're going to fill the gap in the future. i mean Will Ferrell was a huge sketch hog, too, but there were a lot more people in the cast when he left at least.

xpost I liked the rasta thing, but is Samberg even appearing in any live sketches any more or is he just cordoned off to his little "digital shorts" (i.e. fancy name for the pre-taped sketches the show's been doing since 1975) world?

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals was a live skit.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 19:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

digital shorts isn't that fancy of a name. and he is in other sketches.

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

ah, i must've misremembered it as a pre-taped deal.

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, his comedy-songs-by-genre approach is really falling thin; there was maybe one laugh in the entire Ras Trent bit, much as I enjoy hearing people talk about Haile Selassie on TV

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

xxxxp haha agreed

white people mocking reggae is never funny

sonderangerbot, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

white dudes with dreadlocks are never not funny

some dude, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

someone over there has failed to understand that the successes of "lazy sunday" and "dick in a box" were not based on people finding comedy-music funny, they were based on the jokes actually being decent

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Samberg also played Rahm Emanuel in the Obama Variety Half-Hour sketch, lol.

jaymc, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

white people mocking reggae is never funny

he's mocking white people.

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

also the mahmoud ahmedinejad song! <3

horseshoe, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

i can't tell which sides everyone is taking on kenan thompson but "fix it" makes me lol.

horseshoe, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

It turns out I have gear-envy for Coldplay. Why doesn't musiciansfriend.com offer rusty bronze bells?

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I personally think Kenan is fucking hilarious, even when he's only in a skit to make that goofy bug-eyed face he makes in every skit.

BODY PROP (nickalicious), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

this was the first actal non-thursday entire episode of Saturday Night Live i've seen in years and it was pretty awful, i thought. it's a good thing jon hamm is so pretty.

horseshoe, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's mocking white people.

― mizzell, Monday, October 27, 2008 4:03 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I don't think ilXors get jokes, mizzell.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know, I realized last week that this entire show is way more likable if you have a DVR and don't have to sit through ads or unloved musical guests to be disappointed by thin sketches -- the zapping-through experience is way, way more pleasant.

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some of you spend way too much time analyzing the impetus for a particular skit to remember to laff.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I.e., I think I enjoy the show itself far more than I would if I were actually spending 1.5 hours watching it

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "I couldn't say it any better myself. But enough from me, I'm gonna hand this over to a guy you all know, the next Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden!"
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN - "Thanks, Jack. Congressman Jack Murtha, everybody! Let me tell you something, Johnstown! Two weeks from now, with the help of the people of Western Pennsylvania, we're going to elect a new President. President Barack Obama! (NOTICING SOMEONE IN CROWD) And I see we've got Pete Harrigan here today! Stand up, Pete! Good to see ya!
And let me tell you something else. And listen to me well. As sure as I'm standing here today, during his first few weeks in office, this brilliant young President, is going to be tested. Tested by an international crisis, the likes of which this nation has never before seen. A deliberately manufactured crisis, designed to test his mettle. Now, in this crisis, he will have to make decisions. Decisions that may at first, to the casual observer, seem ill considered. Our military may invade Pakistan. Or surrender to the Chinese. We may sell Hawaii to Saudi Arabia. Or just destroy it, so it can't fall into North Korean hands. But just reserve your judgment. We know what we're doin'. (NOTICING SOMEONE ELSE IN THE CROWD) Hey! Mickey Doyle! County Treasurer How ya doin?
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "If I could say something here. Earlier, what I said about Western Pennsylvania being ignorant. I was misquoted. I meant more, 'backward.' Your people out here just don't understand the modern world. 'Cause they're uneducated, and they don't have radios or that kind of thing. Also, they're racists."
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN - "Mark my words. If you take away nothing else from what I say here today, or indeed, in this entire campaign, remember this. If Barack Obama is elected, we will have a crisis. And when this crisis hits, and it will, in the second week of February, we may do some weird things. We may cede Florida back to Spain, or Alaska to the Russians. We may blow up every nuclear power plant in the country. We may set fire to Washington D.C.. We may round up all French-Canadians. But don't lose faith. It's all part of a plan. (SEES SOMEONE ELSE IN THE CROWD) Hey! There's Pat Reardon, a great assistant D.A. here in Greene County! Good to see ya, Pat!"
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "If I could, I want to say one more thing about the people of Western Pennsylvania. Has anyone here ever seen a movie called 'Deliverance?' No? Never mind, then."
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN -- "I'm going to say something else now, and I want you to mark well the words that I say. And remember that I said them here today. In the second year of the Presidency of Barack Obama, a young child shall come from out of the North, from a city of steel. And this child shall rule for a time. But the child shall rule falsely. In deceit. By the trident of Neptune, what I have spoken is the truth."
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "Joe, do you think this 'child' could be one of them Palin kids?"
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN - "Be silent. Mark well, as I stand here today, the Time of Trouble shall last one year, one month, one day, one hour and one minute. (SPOTS SOMEONE IN CROWD) Hey Phil! How ya doin'? Phil Malloy, head of the Steel Workers Local. But at the appointed hour, the Time of Trouble shall end. And peace shall come to this land for one hundred years. The mouse shall bell the cat, the lamb shall lead the lion, the poor and ignorant shall know wisdom and plenty."
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "You hear that, Western Pennsylvania? That'll be your time!" What happens after the one hundred years?
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN -- Beware the man with one sandal. He who is not of woman born. That is all I can reveal. The rest is classified.
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "Fair enough. You got that, people? Keep an eye out for a guy with one sandal, who's maybe a robot, or a test-tube baby or some kind of deal like that. But if you spot him, don't, you know, try to handle it yourself. Call the proper authorities!"
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN - "Gird your loins! By the beard of Jupiter, gird your loins!"
HAMMOND AS REP. MURTHA - "I think my loins are okay. I was just at the doctor."
SUDEIKIS AS SEN. BIDEN - "Good, good. As it has been spoken, so shall it come to pass. (SEES SOMEONE IN CROWD) Hey! Andy Brennan's here! One of our great county board members out in Fayette. Good to see ya, Andy."
CSPAN VOICEOVER - "We will now leave this event, and go to an Obama/Biden rally in Kansas City, Missouri, where former President Clinton is about to spend two hours recounting the achievements of his Administration, before he forgets to mention the Democratic candidate."
SUDEIKIS AS BIDEN - "And one more thing, Live From New York, it's Saturday Night!"

Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Some of you spend way too much time analyzing the impetus for a particular skit to remember to laff.

Dude, it aired on Saturday night, I think everyone's had plenty of time to develop thoughts on it since then

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

it took me about 3/4 of the way through before i laughed with that one. and that was because it reminded me of someone i know (i'm sure that's true for almost everybody)

wow xposts

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know, I realized last week that this entire show is way more likable if you have a DVR and don't have to sit through ads or unloved musical guests to be disappointed by thin sketches -- the zapping-through experience is way, way more pleasant.

― nabisco, Monday, October 27, 2008 4:09 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

It's really true!
See also: watching the higlights on hulu

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I.e., I think I enjoy the show itself far more than I would if I were actually spending 1.5 hours watching it

― nabisco, Monday, October 27, 2008 4:10 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I don't think that SNL has gotten more relevant or zeitgeisty or good, it's just that everyone has the ability to watch and forward the good parts on YouTube on Monday

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have a friend who i've never known to watch SNL now going "YOU SMELL DAT PEHPAH?!" to me every five minutes like it's "Yeah, that's the ticket" in 1987

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Are you guys all talking about how amazing Kenan is to try and trick me into agreeing with you so that I can "fit in," and then you'll all laugh at me for falling for it? Because I can't imagine any other motivation for promoting a man who hasn't done anything funny since his first season on All That, when the Good Burger sketch was still fresh to a ten year old?

Mordy, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ha, that pepper one was genuinely funny, though, I think -- and I say that as someone who was initially uncomfortable with the idea that it was some kind of burlesque of a black woman, something I wouldn't normally trust SNL to do

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost yes, Mordy, it is all a big conspiracy to make you enjoy something enjoyable about life

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

There's nothing enjoyable about Kenan. I'd even prefer Kel on the show instead.

Mordy, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zut alors!

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know i was trying to figure out the racial subtext of the pepper sketch myself. Like what type of person that is, where he's (she's?) from, what's his upbringing...

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

What type of american is it supposed to be parodying?

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost - Yeah, it seemed like it was a kind of "black woman" character the guy had, one that was way better and less problematic if the guy did it as just ... a character. It probably helps that I actually can think of a few people who look like him and talk like that; the mannerisms aren't that tied to race or sex, though I'm sure a lot of people watched that as if they were, and as if he were making fun.

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it was clearly a character he came to the show with. I guess they were smart for making it ambiguous. Makes it funnier too.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Casey Wilson is the first person younger than me to be on SNL. It kind of makes me feel like a squandered my life a little.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Haha I also recall trying to think of where someone might encounter a chubby white guy who talked like that, and thinking of waiters at Chicagoland Giordano's locations as not a terrible guess

(The main thing that made it look like it had originated as a black woman character was that he kept doing this hair-smoothing motion that is, umm, well, not normally done by men who are straight or white, anyway)

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

kenan is awful, [nabisco]. you are so wrong. dude has one gear and it's incredulous-and-aware-of-it. he's a horatio sanz knockoff at best.

and casey wilson is even worse. she has absolutely zero charisma, works too hard in every skit she's in and possesses zero charm.

the new dude i think will be good. i like that he has the gimmick of rewriting classic works, like his of mice and men skit (it was so-so but i liked the conceit) and the mary poppins one, which was pretty great.

i'm sad to say i could write a thesis on the past couple of seasons -- my gf is a huge fan, and thus i have been converted the past few years -- but really, will forte, bill hader and jason sudeikas (to a lesser degree) are all really great. and samberg, too. i'm really not so into fred armisen's shit, i have to say.

also, snl's decision that they needed to have right-wing skits is really fucking weird. i am *sure* there's just one dude lorne hired who writes these things, but they really, really, really don't work, because every one of them is basically "democrats are pussies," and how many jokes can you get out of that?

i am also concerned about the rest of the season only having two female cast members. they've done that in the past, and it's never been good. especially when casey is one.

and FINALLY, the digital short with samberg, kristen wiig and forte where they were competing in a normal-things olympics was easily my favorite skit of the year. every element of it is perfect.

YGS, Monday, 27 October 2008 20:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

the right wing skits have all been written by jim downey who has written for the show on and off since it started

akm, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

the fact that most of them aren't very funny says more about how unfunny jim downey is now than anything else, I think

akm, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's true casey wilson doesn't have a lot of funny chops, but I am not going to say anything bad about a decision to put her on tv.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

Armisen's topical-comedian amazes me every time, and makes me long for a return of the "guy tells long, tangential story as settings change around him" thing he once did

The right-wing skits have poorly assembled targets, is kinda the problem -- the one about Times reporters going to Alaska seemed to fail based on few people really having that stereotype of journalists themselves

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

the alaska one in particular really bothered me. it was just really really meanspirited, above all else.

YGS, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Casey Wilson has tons of charisma and charm. She's new enough that I'm going to give her the time to develop her own style and personality. Plus she is uber-cute.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

and FINALLY, the digital short with samberg, kristen wiig and forte where they were competing in a normal-things olympics was easily my favorite skit of the year. every element of it is perfect.

omg yes

I was trying to explain this to someone and could not do it justice at all.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Agreed. Loved the Normal-Things Olympics sketch.

Mordy, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

That one was okay, but I think the Space Olympics was even better.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the times reporters goes to alaska skit was too long, but had some pretty great moments...primarily the look Samberg and Kenan give each other after learning there's no Thai takeout there, then walk out.

dan selzer, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

You know, I realized last week that this entire show is way more likable if you have a DVR and don't have to sit through ads or unloved musical guests to be disappointed by thin sketches -- the zapping-through experience is way, way more pleasant.

Yeah, I have been watching it Sunday mornings while I'm reading the paper, so maybe that's why I don't have a big problem with it.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Armisen's topical-comedian amazes me every time, and makes me long for a return of the "guy tells long, tangential story as settings change around him" thing he once did

yes this is amusing every single time even though it never changes

kenan is awful, sorry

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am constantly defending Nicholas Fein to my wife, she thinks that is easily Armisen's worst character, but even I thought this weekend was his worst ever. Felt like he was on autopilot or something.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nicholas Fein is seriously the best new character of the last few years. Followed by Kristin Wiig's "lady who likes surprises"

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ugh. That is easily Wiig's worst character. By miles. I'd even prefer the constantly one-upping people character.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

no!!!!!!!!!!!

mizzell, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

the quest for SNL funniness-unanimity once again ends on a razor-sharp reef in a pit full of spikes

nabisco, Monday, 27 October 2008 21:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

lock thread

metametadata (n/a), Monday, 27 October 2008 21:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wish they'd bring Tracy back just once a month or every two months just to do one Brian Fellow's Safari Planet sketch.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 27 October 2008 23:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

and astronaut jones

YGS, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it's been discussed but why is Kenan on this show?

because he fucking rules

Eurasian Traveler Wig and Moustache Set (get bent), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

love him as mayor top hat in the lasercats sketch

Eurasian Traveler Wig and Moustache Set (get bent), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

ILX is like the only stronghold of Kenan support in the whole world

A B C, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love when he does Pierre Escargot as Def Comedy Jam standup though

A B C, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wish he would just do straight-up Pierre Escargot. Bathtub and all.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 03:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nicholas Fein is seriously the best new character of the last few years.

"...agriculture in the '30s...."

Eurasian Traveler Wig and Moustache Set (get bent), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kenan is great. That weird Ziggy-style or whatever skit where he was dancing around on public access TV with all these controversial guests getting shot at was really great for some reason.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 04:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

kenan drives me nuts.

collardio gelatinous, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 05:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fix it!

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 05:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

To think that if this cast had been on ten years ago I could be picking up a $10 two-pack of the Nicholas Fehn and Tim Calhoun feature films at Target today

A B C, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 05:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually I guess 85 minutes of Deep House Dish might be more likely

A B C, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 05:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Deep House Dish is the one Kenan thing I don't like...which is shocking considering how I feel about deep house in general. It should be funnier then it is.

I just remembered the skit he did with Fred Armisen where Fred played a racist deaf comedian. That was awesome.

I'd say I'm actually a really big fan of the current cast, though I don't think the writing is that great right now, not as good as it was just a few years ago, but similar.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 12:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

The last Deep House Dish wasn't as good as previous ones.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 13:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

DHD was better in general w/ Dratch as the co-host instead of Samberg.

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 13:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nobody else can play a stage manager or show bandleader quite like Kenan Thompson.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 14:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

the baby pug in the lasercats skit FTW

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 15:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just remembered the skit he did with Fred Armisen where Fred played a racist deaf comedian. That was awesome.

I'd forgotten about that completely!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

wait, why did so many ppl hate 'ras trent'? i thought it was hysterical

rudeboy living in the shanty dorm

joe 40oz (deej), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

“I remember when I first met him—I kind of didn’t like him,” says Greg Rivera, Pentz’s college roommate and, today, co-owner of the Mishka streetwear company, which has made shirts for Mad Decent. “He also was a white kid with dreads. And most white kids with dreads, obviously there’s something up with them."

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

EXCUSE I!!!!!

joe 40oz (deej), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 18:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am imagining this show with a cast made up of all of the women ever to appear on the show who are still living and I think it would be balls-out awesome.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

BRING BACK JAN HOOKS!

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

It seems like even besides Tina Fey they've been bringing back more and more former cast members like Maya Rudolph and Chris Parnell for one-off appearances lately, which I like, but also get a little bummed out by because I wish they were still on the show every week.

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Denny Dillon thanks you, HI DERE

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Chris Parnell should be on every show on television.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost OTM. Merv The Perv was some of the funniest shit.

Sara Sara Sara, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't believe Lorne Michaels fired him twice!

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.areavoices.com/attic/images/thumbnail/snl2.jpg

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

poor Danitra

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Downey & AM Hall were rumored to be lovers.

Danitra Vance thoroughly outclassed the material, RIP

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nora Dunn as Pat Stevens brought so much joy to my life.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd forgotten that Lovitz and Dunn were there a year before the late '80s super-overhaul with Hartman/Carvey/Nealon, etc.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought RDJ would have better taste.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

man young joan cusack can get it

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp hahaha I am now imagining him screaming "I! WILL EAT! YOUR! SOUL!" at AMH

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lovitz has such a wide smile.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Everyone picks on the 85 cast but the only ones that really struck me as unfunny were Sweeney and AMH. I think most of the problem was terrible writing.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

any season could have used a boost of vitamin quaid.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

comedy central only played the 85 seasons for like a month.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

94-95 beats that season for the most blatantly misused cast of talented people in the history of SNL.

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

Michaels angered most of his cast by ending the season with a sketch in which the cast (playing themselves) get caught in a fire, and Michaels chooses to rescue only Lovitz (who had connected with audiences due in part to his popular characters the Master Thespian and the Pathological Liar with the catchphrase "that's the ticket!").

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've read about that before but wish i had seen it. brass balls, that LM.

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow, nora dunn was hot

the sir weeze, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

some dude OTM about 94-95

Janeane Garafalo
Michael McKean
Mark McKinney
Laura Kightlinger
and Al Frankin

Could you imagine what this shit would be like if dudes were on their game?

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

not to mention Sarah Silverman the year before

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/85/85rgoodnights.phtml

jaymc, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember Jon Lovitz' liar character only being funny because the rest of the show was so insanely gawdawful. Like finding a cheeto in a turd.

Sara Sara Sara, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I saw an interview with Sarah Silverman recently and she explained that she got fired for accidentally stabbing one of the writers in the head with a pencil as a joke gone wrong.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

a cheeto in a turd

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 19:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

re 94-95: Franken's Stuart Smalley was maybe the funniest thing he ever did (in front of the camera, w/out Tom Davis). Garofalo is better at film acting then she ever was at sketches, standup, or being a big huge Air America bore.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Iirc Garofalo mostly played the girlfriend or straight man in most snl sketches, I don't think they knew what to do w/her.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm sure I watched that whole season, but I remember almost nothing about it.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Al Franken was doing Stuart Smalley at least since that 1991 episode with Michael Jordan.

jaymc, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hands up, who's seen Stuart Saves His Family?

o/

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

The Norm Coleman campaign staff, maybe?

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

you watched it for the Ween cameo, didn't you Whiney

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Garofalo was a hundred times funnier on the Ben Stiller show

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

It seems like even besides Tina Fey they've been bringing back more and more former cast members like Maya Rudolph and Chris Parnell for one-off appearances lately, which I like, but also get a little bummed out by because I wish they were still on the show every week.

maya was so wonderful this saturday. it was great to see her.

Eurasian Traveler Wig and Moustache Set (get bent), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ween cameo was in It's Pat, duh!

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Which I also watched.

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol egg on my face, i must have seen at least parts of both of those movies

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

re: female ex-cast members - you know victoria jackson is a crazy right-wing fundie type now, right? like, "mccain and palin are ordained by god to rule this country" type stuff?

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

i was kinda stoked to see nora dunn as seth rogen's gf's mom in pineapple express

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

victoria jackson just called obama the anti-christ on her blog. no joke.

YGS, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

remember that song she did about her husband being a cop?

Whiney G. Soundgarden (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

the blonde Christian conservative sketch comedy actress character on Studio 60 would've been so much more believable if they'd just had Victoria Jackson play it.

some dude, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

or the sketch where she plays a pregnant woman and smokes/sticks stomach in the microwave/falls down the stairs?

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't think it would ever have occurred to me to take seriously the political views of the woman famous for doing headstands during Weekend Update and giggling while reciting awful poetry.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

for a second i was like "wait didn't she also have a weekend sketch thing where she demonstrated sex toys?" but then remembered that was cheri oteri

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

weekend UPDATE thing

donna rouge, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

victoria jackson just called obama the anti-christ on her blog. no joke.

This saddens me, I didn't realize she was that kind of wackjob.

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 21:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wonder if she and Weird Al still speak.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 21:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

OMG WHY IS THE CHURCH CHAT SKETCH WITH JIM AND TAMMY FAYE BAKKER NOT ONLINE ANYWHERE?

DEMONIC RAISINS I REBUKE YOU!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 2 November 2008 09:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

last night was pretty fucking great

Ben Affleck as Keith Olbermann = A++, would lol again

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sketch was NUTS

he was amazing in the target lady sketch also

donna rouge, Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Basically I think he's missed his true calling; had he gone out there as a sketch comedy actor rather than a SERIOUS MOVIES ARE SERIOUS actor, I would probably be a fan!

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Did anything good happen after Weekend Update?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Affleck was great, he should probably be doing a sitcom like Alec Baldwin instead of whatever he's doing now. xp w/Dan!

"John Kerry dissed me, I'm trippin!" (Nicole), Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

hader's queeny goth pitching the film w/ affleck could've been funnier

donna rouge, Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

kenan's thing was great tho. STING YA!

donna rouge, Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

omg YES

All of Kenan's appearances this episode were basically a big "YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG" to everyone upthread talking about how unfunny they find him.

Also I thought the queeny goth thing was pretty hysterical, esp the end.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahahaha PEEKABOO! Kenan is awesome

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love Kenan. Totally underutilized.

kate78, Sunday, 2 November 2008 18:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

the view sketch needed some direction but they had the characters down

deej, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

affleck's alec baldwin voice was v good

deej, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

That Jennifer Aniston impersonation was mean but v v v v funny

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha she looked so grotesque

donna rouge, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kenan's Whoopi was a little bit off...more like a Jewish grandma from Boston.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

All of Kenan's appearances this episode were basically a big "YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG" to everyone upthread talking about how unfunny they find him.

it's funny but i was thinking of my own ilx post a few days ago in that erratum while watching that incredible sketch of his last night.

collardio gelatinous, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

in that erratum light, i meant to write.

collardio gelatinous, Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

That very last sketch didn't work at all, which is why it was last I guess, but I do kinda want that coat.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ben Affleck as Keith Olbermann = A++, would lol again

No. The sketch was well-written, but the impression was Lousy. Olbermann has a slight British accent now?

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Unless it was all meta, and he was making fun of how badly Olbermann does impressions.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

watching body fuzion right now and lolling in a major way

max, Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think this is the strongest cast of chicks theyve had ever

max, Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think the sketch was making fun of how pompous and insufferable Olbermann is.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

also back to the View sketch: "LET ME FINISH!" hahahahaha

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have heard him affect a british accent to emphasize haught and pomp xp

HOOS HOOS HOOS on the autosteen (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

When he freaked out at the end and basically was just shaking his head and making faces at the camera I was almost incontinent.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

there are only two chix left and casey wilson isn't really funny!

A B C, Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.popcrunch.com/the-view-snl-skit-with-ben-affleck-as-alec-baldwin/

lolz, Whoopi's grandmother's saying

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

i liked casey wilson last night in the night school musical sketch - "and then i'm gonna smoke meth cuz i'm addicted to meth"

donna rouge, Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

grady wilson whipping butter was big lols

mizzell, Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

you are far more amused by snl than I am. No judgement, just sayin.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Affleck was good, but every time the target lad was speaking, julia kept muting the TV. because that character makes me want to go on a shooting spree.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

target ladY

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

bill hader is real good

deej, Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't think it's SNL's fault that you're crazy, Kenan.

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

ad honinem! ad hominem!

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Who is the Target lady? Do we really KNOW her?

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hey, I'm not the one talking about shooting random people because of someone's goofy SNL character. Just sayin'...

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

the olbermann parody was absolute genius. yeah olbermann doesn't have a british accent -- and david letterman doesn't ask people for gum.

J.D., Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's it. You have pushed me over the edge. I was kidding before, but now thanks to Dan, I'm actually going to shoot people.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Should i go to a) a school, b) a cafeteria restaurant, c) a bell tower

ILX poll?

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 21:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

the Ras Trent thing was great! dislikers are crazy

Dan I., Sunday, 2 November 2008 22:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

They've all been done, kenan. Think about it.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 2 November 2008 22:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Damnit! And here I'm supposed to be a creative professional.

Mozarella sticks. Think about it. (kenan), Sunday, 2 November 2008 22:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

dear SNL: MORE COUGAR DEN PLZ IS ONE OF FUNNIEST GIFTS YOU'VE GIVE IN YEARS KTHXBYE

Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 10 November 2008 21:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

GIRAFFES!

Spencer Chow, Monday, 10 November 2008 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahaha

Black Seinfeld (HI DERE), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

spencer otm

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 10 November 2008 22:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

this (tim mcgraw/t-pain and luda) was good tonight! armisen's barney frank had me in tears

most important concept of all -- THE CONCEPT OF LOVE (donna rouge), Sunday, 23 November 2008 06:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is the audition tape of the new chick who isnt chris elliotts seed

Ron Polarik, PhD (and what), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

hi i read every website who commented on this like three weeks ago

Destroyed by the heat jeeeez (jeff), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

i didn't lol but i didn't think it was unfunny

the accent was spot-on

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think I've started to fancy Tina Fey. Is that wrong?
― Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, February 26, 2003 6:01 AM (5 years ago)

oh how the times have changed

k3vin k., Thursday, 4 December 2008 23:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

Destroyed by the heat jeeeez (jeff), Friday, 5 December 2008 00:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wasn't this a UCB character?

Nomi Malone and Her Bloodstains (Stevie D), Friday, 5 December 2008 00:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

fred's boy george thing on weekend update was really funny.

M@tt He1ges0n, Sunday, 7 December 2008 22:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

The euro-rap digital short was one of the best looking (and sounding) ones yet.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 7 December 2008 23:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Fred's Obama impersonation is getting slightly better too. xp

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 7 December 2008 23:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

And according to the Youtube version of it, it's the first single from The Lonely Island's debut album.

xpost

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 7 December 2008 23:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

SNL: just the funny parts

boy george

k3vin k., Monday, 8 December 2008 00:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

trying to remember the rest, but that was abt it

k3vin k., Monday, 8 December 2008 00:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

the problem i've been having with snl recently more than anything is the lack of good endings to their sketches. i find myself saying "ok, this isn't sucking...ok, this is actually funny" to certain sletches and then the ending is just super boring/unimaginative/cliche that it leaves me cold.

k3vin k., Friday, 12 December 2008 04:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

well, they've gotten into the habit of not writing endings (or writing really arbitrary ones just to get out of it somehow), but it's still better than 5-10 years ago when even the good sketches seemed to just drag and drag for twice as long than they had a right to.

Anne Dwutt (some dude), Friday, 12 December 2008 04:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh my god wtf kanye

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is really really really bad

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

omg omg omg fred armisen is the best

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

fred armisen <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 luv u 4ever

shamwowllionaire (get bent), Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

piano intro to lamps sketch reminds me of "inca rag" by FF

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought that cat sketch with Wiig and Laurie was funny.

Mordy, Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i thought so too. this has actually been a good episode filled with really smart sketches! i still think the biggest problem is bad endings

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm lolling at this gay guy eating cookies sketch too.

Mordy, Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was great! kenan thompson killed it as always though.
hugh laurie has a great american accent too! i never even knew he was british

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

whoops
"killed it" = sucked

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 05:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

so, should i just wait until this is torrented, and then skip about? I keep waiting for them to involve Stephen Fry whenever Hugh is on

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Sunday, 14 December 2008 06:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

it was a good episode but kanye's perfs seemed endless (and bad)

shamwowllionaire (get bent), Sunday, 14 December 2008 09:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just wish he did "Love Lockdown" live with like 15 drummers instead of singing over the track in front of a big video screen

vermonter, Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

ya that was weird - he brought the drummers for like ellen and conan but not snl wtf?

merriweather passantino pavilion (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, good point. i thought the episode was one of the better ones this season, though. fred armisen is really on fire recently

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I think his weak Obama and the sameyness of a lot of his characters had me pretty sick of Armisen lately but he was good last night.

never been a huge Poehler fan but I'm gonna miss her on Weekend Update, especially "Really!?! with Seth & Amy." I wonder if they're gonna have Seth hold it down solo or put one of the newer girls at the desk.

It is the farewell kiss, you dog! (some dude), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

armisen was MVP of this episode definitely, paterson insulting jersey was major lolz

lol cool j (donna rouge), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

he should probably go solo for the time being. i know a lot of people hate on weekend update, but for me it's easily the most consistent part of the show.

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol i mean besides obv that it is the only thing ON every week

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah being a NYer i loooved his paterson. i thought the boy george last week was one of the highlights of the season too.
and i dunno some dude i like his obama. he's really got the arhythmic patterns down (almost reminds me of chris walken) and how he tends to end sentences at a faster pace and a louder volume than the rest of the sentence. maybe it's a bit too OTT though

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

his Obama is improving based on last week's "cool" sketch, but it's still not good enough.

It is the farewell kiss, you dog! (some dude), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

i see it as a continuation of SNL's tradition (with a couple of exceptions) of just not being able to pull off good presidential impersonations

lol cool j (donna rouge), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

i dunno, maybe you don't like Carvey's Bush, Hartman's Clinton or Ferrell's W as a matter of personal preference, but there's pretty much no way you can spin Armisen's Obama as not being a step down from those (assuming Michaels doesn't eventually give in and hire a black guy other than Kenan in the next 4 or 8 years).

J0rban Sarggest (some dude), Sunday, 14 December 2008 23:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

armisen's last big mountain to climb is mastering the smile. the fact that he never even tries makes me think it must be a conscious choice. but you aren't obama if you can't grin.

da croupier, Monday, 15 December 2008 00:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

when i first started watching again I thought armisen and ESPECIALLY forte were horrible, but I like them 90% of the time now.

da croupier, Monday, 15 December 2008 00:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

will forte's part on the "road trip confessions" a few weeks ago KILLED ME

k3vin k., Monday, 15 December 2008 00:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

the one w. paul rudd

k3vin k., Monday, 15 December 2008 00:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

god i love that recurring singalong/anecdote bit

J0rban Sarggest (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 00:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

i quite liked the new guy and will forte in the wedding toast sketch.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE - I THUMB THROUGH YOUR MAGAZINES (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 15 December 2008 02:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah...pretty dope episode considering that Hugh Laurie was surprisingly dull and didn't make me laugh once

J0rban Sarggest (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 02:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

i know a lot of people hate on weekend update

Huh? Most people watch it halfway through just to see WU and then tune out.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 December 2008 02:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

weekend update sucks.

sonderangerbot, Monday, 15 December 2008 02:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

He seems like he would be a more believable senator than Mr. Franken.

Nicolars (Nicole), Monday, 15 December 2008 03:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Did he ever become *the* Whitney Brown?

nickn, Monday, 15 December 2008 04:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Did he ever become *the* Whitney Brown?

He had a show on Air America for a bit and now writes for Daily Kos.
http://awhitneybrown.dailykos.com/

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 15 December 2008 04:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

there's no need to beat a dead horse...

except for the sheer joy of it.

chattanooga xiu xiu (get bent), Monday, 15 December 2008 04:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought it was a little over the line, but why didn't Paterson object when Armisen did the exact same bit on a Comedy Central special like 8 months ago?

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Because no one saw it?

Ca-hoot na na na oh oh (HI DERE), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was totally in stitches during the Paterson bit. Not because "lol u blind" but just because Armisen nailed the guy's look so well.

total mormon cockblock extravaganza (jaymc), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm not surprised. Apart from the New Jersey jokes, the whole thing struck me as being in pretty poor taste; if you can't come up with much beyond blind jokes, you absolutely deserve the hate of, you know, impaired people of all sorts.

This week's was really funny, though, noticeably better than usual! Moynihan in the wedding-toasts sketch was just ... too good for animated gifs, even. (Plus also "I wish we had accents," A+ if-we-pitch-in-for-babysitters-will-those-two-keep-doing-that work.)

Looking forward to Kanye's hilarious presidential candidacy in 2020 and subsequent isolation of whatever gene makes him think he's so amazing he doesn't even have to be good at stuff.

nabisco, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

nabisco OTM

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh also the problems with Armisen's Obama are that (a) he gets all the mannerisms but has no underlying spirit that makes it feel like it's Obama as opposed to someone reading lines as Obama, which means (b) there's nothing funny about it, no central funny Obama quality that's coming out. The reason the "cool" one worked better was that it was latching onto an actual, recognizable Obama personality trait -- if he went on to play the guy as preternaturally cool to the extent Ferrell played Bush as a cheerful idiot or Hammed played Clinton as a lovable hornball, then maybe it'd work, but they'd need to figure out how to write that, and not just expect the dude to carry it.

nabisco, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Actually that makes me realize that all their successful political impersonations are based on turning politicians into funny characters you like, as if they're all just leveling with you about their flaws -- true of that Bush and that Clinton but also lately of Poehler doing Hillary or Fey doing Palin. That funny animated Obama from the primaries did the same thing, the one where he was basically Bugs Bunny tricking Sharpton and Jackson to stay away from him.)

(I apologize for getting all analytical about this.)

nabisco, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

alright, but can we agree that NY post article is HILARIOUS?
"Paterson in a Blind Rage Over SNL Skit"
"Gov. Paterson didn't see the humor in a "Saturday Night Live" bit that mocked his blindness.

k3vin k., Monday, 15 December 2008 18:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

I will never admit that anything intended by the Post is actually funny, even when it is, because it's always the kind of dick-funny we should all pretend not to notice.

nabisco, Monday, 15 December 2008 18:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh no argument there, and it's obviously in horrible taste. but it's what's expected from those guys

k3vin k., Monday, 15 December 2008 18:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

paterson is a funny dude who makes fun of himself a lot, so when he gets mad about something i think its fair to say it was in pretty poor taste

beyonc'e (max), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

"When you have a perception problem like we have, you take these things a little more seriously," said Chris Danielsen, spokesman for the National Federation of the Blind.

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

ok THAT is funny

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 18:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey: when ben affleck was on earlier in the season, what was he there to pimp?

Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 15 December 2008 19:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think that was one of those "i ain't got shit goin' on, but i was good when i hosted before and i feel like doing it again" type gigs.

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

either that or he really wanted Gone Baby Gone to do well on DVD

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

He hosted right before election day 2004, too.

өөө (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 15 December 2008 19:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was mainly to help put Surviving Christmas over $4mil on opening weekend, though.

Mankini Bay (some dude), Monday, 15 December 2008 19:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Perrin on the fourth season (Radner & Murray ascendant); I fondly remember the Scotch-tape store sketches:

http://dennisperrin.blogspot.com/2008/12/snls-classic-coke-year.html

I don't know if another American comedy show ever referenced coke use the way SNL did that year. You certainly wouldn't see that now, which dates these episodes in a weird nostalgic way. When researching Michael O'Donoghue's biography, many of the writers I interviewed told the same stories about blow in the SNL offices; how it fueled them on Tuesday nights as they shaped scripts for the Wednesday read-through; how the show's hotness guaranteed a steady supply of coke, and so on. You definitely see the results in this seven DVD set. Some of the humor is cheap. Much of it is inspired, though a certain meanness comes through. When you watch these shows in bulk, comic aggression is immediate....

For me, the most inspired, original writing in the fourth season came from Don Novello and Brian McConnachie. Novello was best known as Father Guido Sarducci, the Vatican gossip columnist, whose absurdist takes on the Catholic Church still resonate. But Novello also authored two running, slice-of-life sketches: Olympia Cafe and Scotch Boutique. The former was more popular, its "cheeseburger, cheeseburger, no Coke, Pepsi" becoming a national catchphrase. Yet despite that covering, the Olympia Cafe pieces were subtly acted, Novello's attention to detail well defined. Scotch Boutique displayed even more precision. A store that sells only scotch tape opens in a dying mall. At first seen as a ridiculous idea, the Boutique soon prospers, selling tape to the other store owners so they can put up their Going Out of Business signs. These pieces ran through the entire season, forming an extended narrative as opposed to recurring one-liners and character turns. Scotch Boutique was an intelligent look at people confronting failure and loss. There were no jokes, only situations, each more dire than the last. Those pieces are perhaps the most poignant work to ever air on SNL.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 23 December 2008 16:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually that makes me realize that all their successful political impersonations are based on turning politicians into funny characters you like, as if they're all just leveling with you about their flaws

i think the major exception to that is phil hartman's reagan — the vindictiveness and meanness that flashes over his face when he yells "I'M the president, only *i* need to understand!" is creepy in a very believably reaganesque way.

J.D., Tuesday, 23 December 2008 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

yikes

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 04:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't get lonely island/samberg - is it possible for snl to have one hit wonders?

your infinity in you is mad lifted (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 04:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is really really bad!

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 04:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

this lonely island/t-pain thing got preempted by the thing funny or die did w/ t-pain

your infinity in you is mad lifted (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha ok i can ride for road trip part 2!!! first was one of the most underrated of the season imo

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

this is really really bad

your infinity in you is mad lifted (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

that wasnt terrible, nowhere near the road trip one with paul rudd obv which is a classic

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

i am a relatively new SNL watcher, was there one of those before the paul rudd one?

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

OMG that Bjork impression!

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

They've done the drinking buddies/jukebox sketch probably about 5 times in the past couple years now. I can't say I'm tired of it yet...

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Bjork bit had me rolling.

Is TV on the Radio usually this bad live?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh ok the first time i saw was the paul rudd and i really loved that one

xpost

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dear SNL, please find more ways to get Bobby Moynihan to impersonate Nathan Lane.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 February 2009 05:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i love the song thing...apparently it's called "song memories": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Memories

tonight's and the road trip were definitely the weakest, though, best one was done to "The Weight"

some dude, Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

i didn't think it was a bad episode personally...especially considering Bradley Cooper has to be the most obscure guest host they've had in years and years, wtf was up with that.

some dude, Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

who is he

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

he asked the message board instead of going to google

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

he had 5th billing in Wedding Crashers and like 10th billing in He's Just Not Into You, apparently is on Nip/Tuck now? scarcely had any idea who he was before seeing his name on the TV listing today.

xpost HOOS it's ok some people are so not famous he'd make a Tuomas out of anyone

some dude, Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i love the song thing...apparently it's called "song memories": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Memories

tonight's and the road trip were definitely the weakest, though, best one was done to "The Weight"

― some dude, Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:09 AM (11 minutes ago)

yo def need to trac down the other song memories b/c road trip killlled me

jammed hymen (k3vin k.), Sunday, 8 February 2009 06:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

they are soo00o in their winter slump

GOTT GOTT ELEKTRON (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 February 2009 09:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's actually not terribly unfunny tonight.

I can't believe it took them 17 years to come up with a Sir Mix-a-Lot sketch like that, though.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

ugh it's really dragging for me
the only thing that was OK was the first sketch after the greet with cameron diaz (!)
kenan thompson has never been and never will be funny

Jewish Lager (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cougar ageism as funny as minstrel racism.

Turned it off.

awesome was amazing (PappaWheelie V), Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cameron Diaz always shows up for the cougars sketch. But what else is she doing these days?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kristen Wiig's Carol Channing impression is a revelation.

I love the Vincent Price sketches.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

the wii skit was so smart it should go to college, but a bit blatant. w/e, i'll take it

Jewish Lager (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 February 2009 05:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

last few episodes have been pretty week, but I keep watching because I love the cast, especially Wiig who just brings it every time. You know tonight was bereft of ideas when they recycled two bits, the pampers ad and the balloon ride.

dan selzer, Sunday, 15 February 2009 07:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's common for them to repeat "commercials" throughout a season (or even two).

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 February 2009 07:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

First Coughs and the one w/ the 3 guys scheduling a meeting were both A+ Baldwin showcases.

the deetwocent (some dude), Sunday, 15 February 2009 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I know they repeat sometimes, but if they repeast more then one, I get thinking that they don't have enough material or something.

dan selzer, Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm shocked some 15 year old with a web cam didn't do that wii sketch two years ago

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 16 February 2009 00:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

actually pretty funny (for SNL) which isn't saying a whole lot, amirite? in other news, i'm beginning to find kenan oddly awesome. what the fuck is happening to me? is it just that SNL is that consistantly mediocre? i dunno.

second cougars sketch - saved by kenan. should've been way, way funnier with alec baldwin involved but somehow it wasn't/

Beatrix Kiddo, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 19:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristen wii

and what, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 19:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's kinda safe to repeat old bits when it's Valentine's Day and your audience is dictated not by who watches the show but by how people's love lives are going, you know?

Also I should do my normal thing of looking down my nose at people who don't find Kenan funny, so ... Kenan is funny, what's wrong with y'all, etc. etc., zut alors

nabisco, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

FIX IT!

Beatrix Kiddo, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kenan's musical Boat Ride sketch with Anna Faris needs more props. I think I've watched that about a half dozen times.

I am liking all 4 of the featured players, but I'm wondering if there is a limit to the amount of sketches they are "allowed" to be in each episode. That would partly explain why Kristen is used so heavily, since she is the only female full cast member at the moment.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kenan is funny because he is fat. Is there such a thing as an unfunny fat person? That would be kind of an accomplishment, to negate one's physically comedic attributes through sheer force of personality. (There's one fat comedian I'm thinking of who has managed to do this, but I don't know his name.)

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

Horatio Sanz has kids buried under his abode.

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

I know he's skinny now, but he was fat on snl.

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

You don't laugh at your own jokes like that unless there's total darkness in your soul.

Nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also I should do my normal thing of looking down my nose at people who don't find Kenan funny, so ... Kenan is funny, what's wrong with y'all, etc. etc., zut alors

― nabisco, Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:22 PM (3 hours ago)

dude, i think you're really smart, but wtf on this one? the dude essentially plays the same character every sketch he's (near-invariably briefly) in, which is the lol "serious" "shaking his head at other people" or "vaguely sarcastic" guy (see: cougar sketches, etc). of course, he's also got his other recurring thing, which is "black guy". i find he brings zero, even negative, charisma week after week (which tbf could be a result of the fact that he's so sparingly used), and as a kenan & kel stan 4 life i'm often completely embarassed for him more than anything else

k3vin k., Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Franken's former partner Tom Davis has written a memoir:

http://dennisperrin.blogspot.com/2009/02/snl-survivor.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 20 February 2009 16:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

I know he's skinny now

Wow, I had no idea.
http://hollywooddame.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/horatio-sanz-100-weight-loss.jpg

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Friday, 20 February 2009 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

the dude essentially plays the same character every sketch he's (near-invariably briefly) in, which is the lol "serious" "shaking his head at other people" or "vaguely sarcastic" guy (see: cougar sketches, etc). of course, he's also got his other recurring thing, which is "black guy".

THIS. THIS IS THE PROBLEM. saw a re-run of a will ferrell hosted episode and kenan actually does some character work (cosby most memorably).

DONKEY CANCER in action (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 20 February 2009 16:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

need separate SNL: The Funny Years thread

Dr Morbius, Friday, 20 February 2009 17:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

no he dint!

xp he kills on weekend update i know that. i used to think he was terrible and kevin's characterization def. rings a bell but over the last couple years he's made me laugh alot. (he's even brought weird beats to the otherwise unchanged 'vaguely sarcastic guy' that make me laugh, i dunno, it's like he's not steamrolling through the sketches anymore)

same as giving a shit (tremendoid), Friday, 20 February 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

He has definitely improved, I'll give him that much.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Friday, 20 February 2009 17:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

what a valuable and original post, dr. morbius

harry s tfuman (and what), Friday, 20 February 2009 17:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Dwayne Johnson just came out on SNL, amirite

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 March 2009 04:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's a skit, Magruver.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 8 March 2009 05:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

At only about 30 mins in, enjoyed the opening monologue bit, the Macgruber sketches, and 'The Rock Obama'.

As far as I'm concerned, this ep is a success.

Still, I wish they focused more on the writing. Any of these guys can pull off decent comic material, but as everybody from Damon Wayans on has said for the past 10+ years that the writing is key to the show.

kingfish, Sunday, 8 March 2009 07:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, tonight felt like the slump was ending. lots of simple but funny bits that didn't drag on forever.

WEREWOLF CONGRESS (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 8 March 2009 15:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Has it died?

SNL will not die until NBC becomes an all-infomercial channel. At which time it will show infomercials selling SNL-nostalgia compilation DVDs, featuring Eddie Murphy in the last throes of his decline, as host.

Aimless, Sunday, 8 March 2009 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Dwayne Johnson acting effeminate has been a running gag through his acting career. Pretty good show last night though, especially that silly lighthouse sketch. It looked like the cast did not expect to have that much water dumped on them.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 8 March 2009 21:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

"The Rock Obama" was the best thing about last night, because it's a FACT Rahm actually dreams these things.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 March 2009 21:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

when did dwayne johnson start being billed as just dwayne johnson?

ⓔⓥⓞⓞ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 8 March 2009 22:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Southland Tales are serious movie

ⓔⓥⓞⓞ (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 8 March 2009 22:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

man Bill Hader is the shit these days. it was great to see him go all the way with that Malkovich impression after he just teased it very briefly in a sketch when Malkovich was actually hosting, and the Dateline guy is becoming a good recurring sketch.

Goons have finally discovered this thread! Hello goons! (some dude), Sunday, 15 March 2009 05:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, his Keith Morrison impersonation is golden.

I'm so glad we got both a Brian Fellow's Safari Planet AND an Astronaut Jones sketch tonight. On top of that, Tracy's monologue was crazy funny.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 March 2009 05:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

UPPITY CALF!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 March 2009 05:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A DOG

NYSE:JAH (get bent), Sunday, 15 March 2009 08:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

"this movie is for anyone who has ever been told... he won't find a jetpack."

NYSE:JAH (get bent), Sunday, 15 March 2009 08:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i saw about 60 secs, how the fuck does anyone find Tracy Morgan funny?

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 15 March 2009 16:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

they watch more than 60 seconds?

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 15 March 2009 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

they watch more than 60 seconds?

durn tootin

NYSE:JAH (get bent), Sunday, 15 March 2009 17:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

zac efron has zinged himself pretty hard so far! i might actually have liked him for it, if it wasnt for that fucking jacket he's wearing

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 03:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

I seriously hope they're not trying to turn that "Gilley" (sp?) sketch into a recurring thing for Kristen Wiig. AWFUL

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

this jon bovi thing is going on foreverrrrrrr

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

this show is horrible

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

This ep is shaping up to be really terrible. The bar that doesn't card sketch began well, but the writers obviously didn't know how to flesh it out and turned it into an Eliott Spitzer commercial WTF.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i have that exact chair zac efron is sitting on

banned like this (k3vin k.), Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

I wish they would give Casey more weird/oddball characters, I really liked that silly running soldier sketch.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

the post-monologue sketches were two wiig returning characters. i think her impression of kathy lee is funny but centering the whole sketch around BO was awful and the gilly sketch is fucking horrifying on all levels. stopped watching after weekend update but then there was a high school musical gag? unngh

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

tell me what yall think of this— i think first episode next season they should hand it over to the apatow/jody hill conglomerate. no host, but every skit is rudd, rogen, cera, hill, MCBRIDE, carrell, ferrell, segel etc etc. it would be funnier than every episode of the last 3 years combined

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

bill hader can stay on for that episode

i think they need to fire this cast and writers and have a guest cast for every show - the office cast one week, 30 rock cast the next week, bring back the arrested development cast around the time the movie comes on, curb your enthusiasm ppl when the show starts up again

real talk no challops the college humor show on mtv is a funnier sketch comedy show than snl atm

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

a combined human giant/lonely island episode would be fire imo

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

give an episode to 77 - ethan is a veteran sketch comedy writer, all you gotta do is replace puppets w/ humans

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

THIS IS THE WORST SNL FANFIC I'VE EVER READ IN MY LIFE NO STAMP OF APPROVAL

A B C, Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like the whole cast except for casey wilson but the writers must be like i don't even know. so bad. then again a lonely island/human giant ep sounds like a waking nightmare to me

A B C, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristen wiig's kathie lee makes me lmbo way too much and i basically dont even remember what kathie lee gifford acts like

A B C, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

I actually like a majority of the current cast (except Bobby Moynihan and Seth Meyers), and really don't blame them for the lion's share of what's wrong with the show in its current state. It's Lorne Michaels' inability to hire worthwhile writers, because he has no idea anymore about what's actually funny. I have to imagine he's almost completely hands-off with regard to 30 Rock, because the level of funny on that show just seems way over his head.

I caught myself thinking during one of the commercial breaks tonight "I wonder when the final episode will be. Five years from now? Ten years from now? Will Lorne ever leave (again) and turn it over to someone else (again)?"

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Gillie (sp? eh..) sketch was really bleak

bear, bear, bear, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've warmed to some of Wiig's characters that I initially hated, but I can't ever see that happening with Gillie/Gilly/whatever.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 12 April 2009 06:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

That Jon Bovi sketch is like something an eighth grader comes up with on the back on the school bus.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't know why, but i like gillie.

mizzell, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I picture a late-night writers' meeting where in one room you've got Sudekis cracking himself up with lines like "I'm an Indian on a silk-pony I don't ride" while in the next room, a circle of interns piss their pants as Kristen Wiig wears an afro wig and goes "What? What?"

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Didn't see this week's Gilly sketch, but the one with Beyonce was fucking hysterical.

maybe u should tell that to your laughing vagina (HI DERE), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think they need to fire this cast and writers and have a guest cast for every show - the office cast one week, 30 rock cast the next week, bring back the arrested development cast around the time the movie comes on, curb your enthusiasm ppl when the show starts up again

― J0rdan S., Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:42 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

wow this is retarded

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jon Bovi is seriously the hackiest premise. It's like something you do to amuse yourself when no one else is around. Watching those two guys totally go for broke on that sketch makes me a little sad.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost, yeah that is about the stupidest fucking thing I've ever read.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristen wiig's kathie lee makes me lmbo way too much and i basically dont even remember what kathie lee gifford acts like

this is otm. zac effron even just attempting the same facial tic/reaction jokes was awful b/c of how amazing wiig is at it

johnny crunch, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

xpost An even better idea would be giving all those casts their OWN TV shows where they can develop audiences and hone skills!

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not to mention that 2 our of 4 of the shows Jordan mentions are actually making episodes, and only 1 out of those 2 is funny.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

all of those shows are funny u crazee

Mr. Que, Monday, 13 April 2009 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I support J0rdan's idea but only if it uses the casts of ER and Law & Order.

maybe u should tell that to your laughing vagina (HI DERE), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Normally I fuck with J0rdan, but wtf is he talking about here? Dumbest idea ever.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

i enjoyed the gilly and jon bovi sketches but mainly because i love will forte and want him to be in every single sketch

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

not to mention the fact that it wasn't like Rogen or Rudd or Carell were hot shit on the show when they hosted in the past anyway xpost

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Didn't see this week's Gilly sketch, but the one with Beyonce was fucking hysterical.

― maybe u should tell that to your laughing vagina (HI DERE), Monday, April 13, 2009 12:30 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

same here. don't like the idea of it becoming a running thing, though.

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

real talk no challops the college humor show on mtv is a funnier sketch comedy show than snl atm

Agreed.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 16:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

can't wait for the gilly movie

brocktune (jeff), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love the current cast but i hope they don't bring abby elliott back next season. michaela watkins fits right in though.

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

also: PLS MORE NONWHITES IN THE CAST

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow, abby elliott is

a) chris elliott's daughter, and
b) 22 yrs old!

still, co-sign w/get bent

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

michaela watkins is on some jan hooks ish. just good, solid impressions when you need em.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is Darrell Hammond in like one sketch an episode?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

this show is unwatchable, and duh i know my idea wouldn't work outside of giving it up for one night to the apatow/jody hill etc brigade

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow, abby elliott is

a) chris elliott's daughter,

yeah i know, and it makes me even more bummed that she's not funny

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

the cast isn't really all that funny either. it used to be that the funniest people in america were on snl-- this was true even up into the ferrell/fey era-- and now we have... kristen wiig and will forte?

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love Abby Elliott, but more for the ws factor that her funny skills.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

jordan u hatin on Hader?

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

kristen wiig is pretty funny, guys

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean, I'd start a "least funny SNL personality" poll if it wasn't obvious that Abby Elliott would take it in a sweep.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

She (Elliott) does the walk out Angelina Jolie performances on Weekend Update, right? It's hard to tell who that actually is. If so, she can hang around just for those.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

it used to be that the funniest people in america were on snl

― the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, April 13, 2009 12:54 PM (24 seconds ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

you are way too young for the revisionist nostalgia to be kicking in already

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

though to be fair snl is probably funniest when you're like 14 and loopy from staying up until midnight

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whiney you could do a poll of the current cast w/o the featured players (Elliott, Moynihan, Watkins and Wilson)

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wiig is so hit and miss, which makes her more frustrating. Gilly is horrible tho.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's why I cherish the Lovitz/Hartman/Carvey/Hooks era. xxp

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

hader, forte and armisen are good. wiig is a one-trick pony but can be funny at her best

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

And I like Moynihan, whats up with the hate on him? His waiter guy is classic.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I DVR the show and have for years out of sheer habit. Usually just to watch the musical guest (and the YYYs SUCKED with the drum machine. Wow, has a guitar player ever been so publicly marginalized??) and the opening couple of skits.

The ubiquitous political opener hasn't been funny in years. Even with a retarded target like Bush.

The underage skit was pretty funny. I liked the Gilly skit but it's very easy to see that Lorne will beat that one into the ground, long after it's funny.

The Jon Bovi thing is kind of an absurd premise that could be really good, but the execution was miserable. The gay dudes from New Jersey was pretty spot on--they didn't linger and it was just brief enough.

Wiig is funny but I don't think she's as versatile as Lorne wishes. I don't think she's charming enough to carry the show like Ferrell or even Oteri.

The Contemptible (Dandy Don Weiner), Monday, 13 April 2009 17:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

all of the main cast members have had their moments imo -- Armisen is probably the one I'm most sick of lately but even he can be pretty good

i don't hate Moynihan but his worst is pretty hacky, and i don't love the waiter guy as much as a lot of people do...he has potential though

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah hader is the one dude who i feel is failed by the writing, like dude was basically a riot in fucking "adventureland" and snl totally fails him. wiig is funny but her characters are so one note, and i wouldn't even definitively say that she's funnier than amy pohler who was a mid-tier cast member years ago

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

F = samberg
M = armisen
K = none of them really, wd prob K some of sudekis' characters but i still think he's damn funny

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get the feeling Gilly is based on something. Is Gilly Pippi Longstocking?

Philip Nunez, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think watkins has some potential tbh - just going off of this weekend i thought her portrayal of hoda was pretty good (as always) and her blogger thing on weekend update was pretty funny except for it being ruined by seth meyers going "AREN'T YOU JUST A SNARKY BLOGGER?" lol hello 2005

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

doesn't michaela do barbara walters when they parody the view? i like her

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

The problem with Wiig is that even when she's hitting the right notes, her characters just seem so mannered.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah i like sudeikis generally. samberg is sort of useless but occasionally he'll give you a great digital short ("ras trent"). hammond hardly contributes, and lol kenan thompson peaked creatively with kenan & kel, no joke

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

that was an multi-xpost

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

except for it being ruined by seth meyers going "AREN'T YOU JUST A SNARKY BLOGGER?" lol hello 2005

how did seth myers ruin it by pointing out the premise?

mizzell, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I will say I've been impressed by Bill Hader recently -- he has good range.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

i took gilly to be some kind of nancy grotesquerie

http://www.gilchriststudios.com/images/d2s/09/Nancy.gif

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like Watkins as a versatile utilitarian player rather than a star player, though tbf I haven't seen her do an out-of-character character yet.

Will Forte will always have a place in my heart for being the voice of Abe Lincoln on Clone High.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

bill hader doing the dateline guy is the only thing on snl i've seen in 5 years or so, and it was just a clip online, but i thought it was hilarious

Mr. Que, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like that, too, even though I have no idea who he's parodying.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

except for it being ruined by seth meyers going "AREN'T YOU JUST A SNARKY BLOGGER?" lol hello 2005

how did seth myers ruin it by pointing out the premise?

― mizzell, Monday, April 13, 2009 1:04 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark

cuz the actual jokes were pretty funny in a childish way

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

watkins-as-blogger is fuckin awesome, if only for the "bitch please" payoff. kills me every time

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

gilly = raggedy ann gone mental

i am david suzuki (get bent), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

gilly =

http://www.nexternal.com/dreamland/images/blecky.jpg

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hader's Keith Morrison impersonation is definitely caricature, but after a bit you can start imagining the real guy as totally being that creepy.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://thumbnails.hulu.com/13/908/62056_145x80_generated__uLeb-882bUaS9IofVSGg-w.jpg

your nancy theory looks promising...

Philip Nunez, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

the blogger character is really funny, but hitting on the angle that it's about bloggers too hard does hurt it a little imo

Samberg isn't really a factor in sketches, i am very pro- the guy lately cause the Lonely Island album but i like those dudes far more for the writing than for his performances

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

he blogger character is really funny, but hitting on the angle that it's about bloggers too hard does hurt it a little imo

I read this as "does hurt a little"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wiig is funny but I don't think she's as versatile as Lorne wishes. I don't think she's charming enough to carry the show like Ferrell or even Oteri.

― The Contemptible (Dandy Don Weiner), Monday, April 13, 2009 1:59 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I think Ferrell's run is benefitting from the rose colored glasses provided by a good movie career and cherry-picked best-of specials as much as any cast member from the 70s or 80s -- guy was an insufferable sketch hog in his day, at the height of their sketch lengths going on way too long, it seemed like every week's broadcast included at least 15 minutes of him yelling in a thong or something. there were a couple years where i straight up hated him.

xpost haha whiney

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Is Darrell Hammond in like one sketch an episode?

One sketch too many.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^ REAL TALK xp

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah al i mean i dont hate the writing on this show at all. each week they consistently throw 3-5 A+ ideas out there that either they underwrite or the cast underperforms.

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's part of the del close 'chicago school' of comedy but it seems like an unwritten rule that in any bit with an eccentric character there must always be a proxy for the audience who is normal and 'clever' enough to say 'what you are doing here is both weird and stupid'
so seth meyers might be contractually obligated to point out the blogger thing, just like kenan has to point out that his being a suspect in Gilly's crimes is ludicrous.

this is really condescending to the audience -- smells like Lorne's doing.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

i dont hate the writing on this show at all. each week they consistently throw 3-5 A+ ideas out there that either they underwrite

this means that you should probably hate the writing

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Wiig has definitely been hurt by the lack of creativity of the writing staff. Oh, people like a character she does? Now she has to do it all the time. Now people like Wiig in general? Now she is in every sketch. Etc. I liked her better when she had more room to breathe.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, when Seth Meyers is your head writer, there is a problem, and I *like* Seth. He's just not a lead guy. They miss Tina Fey a lot, I think.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp jordan yeah i guess, but my problem is how they end sketches most of the time. if i can get a few minutes of good lollin and at least one "wish i thought of that first" moment, i'm usually ok

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

philip OTM, that stuff bugs me a lot

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

what ideas were like that this past week?

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

the foot massage sketch, the underage bar sktech, and another one i forget

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

ringing endorsement

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

i thought the today show parody was funny and the blogger things were funny, that's about it

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

wring my nuts xpost

europeen handball (k3vin k.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah today show is a pretty consistent bit

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

yup

the sultan of ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

One problem with the Today Show bit is that the actual Hoda/Kathie Lee hour on the Today Show is fucking insane and way funnier than a sketch about it could ever be.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

I miss seeing Chris Parnell on the regular. :(

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, people like a character she does? Now she has to do it all the time.

when has this ever not been the case on snl?

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Kristen Wiig is really running the risk of turning into Maya Rudolph.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i don't really know what that means

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

In so far as she's a funny character actor who Lorne will beat to death with overexposure and she'll end up sleepwalking through the show all the time.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

i dunno...i never got to a point where i felt like MR was on the show too much...she never even really had that many ubiquitous running characters.

brewer and what (some dude), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, there was a while there when she was in 70% of the show, doing characters that all revolved around the one of the three or four weird voices she could do.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

when has this ever not been the case on snl?

True, but it is happening again and I hate it.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't really remember that time...iirc she basically stopped doing donatella versace after awhile, yeah?

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately I can't cite specifics, because I started wiping her from my memory (sad, because I liked her in the beginning). It would probably be around 2004/05.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 18:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's part of the del close 'chicago school' of comedy but it seems like an unwritten rule that in any bit with an eccentric character there must always be a proxy for the audience who is normal and 'clever' enough to say 'what you are doing here is both weird and stupid'

I don't think that's a Del Close thing, although I have seen stuff at the iO Theater where that sort of audience proxy is welcome and even funny in a scene that otherwise threatens to devolve into something ungrounded, unfocused, and self-indulgent. The difference, of course, is that with improv, you probably need that kind of reassurance ("look, we know this guy's being a weirdo on stage") way more than with a mainstream televised sketch show, where you implicitly trust that everything's done on purpose and for a reason.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Monday, 13 April 2009 18:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think Ferrell's run is benefitting from the rose colored glasses provided by a good movie career and cherry-picked best-of specials as much as any cast member from the 70s or 80s -- guy was an insufferable sketch hog in his day, at the height of their sketch lengths going on way too long, it seemed like every week's broadcast included at least 15 minutes of him yelling in a thong or something. there were a couple years where i straight up hated him.

he became a sketch hog because he was the last guy to leave, right? the thing about Ferrell is that he had many, many moments of hilarity which is something the current cast seems unable to claim. He was as much a sketch hog as anyone there ever was--Dana Carvey comes to mind. And let's face it, the institution that is SNL has ridden its renegade 70s legend through rose colored glasses and sketches that were more groundbreaking than funny. I think this is especially driven by the number of players who successfully to the big screen and made the show larger than life.

And seriously, if they get 3 or 4 good to great sketches in any given episode, that's as good as it's ever been. I think DVRs make the show either worse or heighten its worseness.

The Contemptible (Dandy Don Weiner), Monday, 13 April 2009 19:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

if they get 3 or 4 good to great sketches in any given episode

^^yep. imo this is basically the batting avg during even the best years

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Monday, 13 April 2009 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

A lot of the Ferrell stuff is funnier in hindsight than it was live, I think. And that could be said for most of SNL's past, for any player. If there's one thing about SNL that works, it's that most sketches aren't as funny in real time as they are after the fact.

Tracy Morgan, for example, was on some other level most of the time, but it wasn't so obvious when it was happening.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 13 April 2009 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

I used to think early SNL might not have been so great, but then I saw a rerun of one of the early shows (Candace Bergen was host?) Nearly every sketch was a winner. Even had some weird muppet shit.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 13 April 2009 19:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

They cut out all the shitty sketches for rebroadcast to whittle it down to an hour, but at least they HAD a good hour.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Monday, 13 April 2009 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

The version I used to see in australia was on a basic cable channel and they cut it down to 1 hour to start with but eventually cut it down to about 35 minutes. i used to think i was missing a whole lot but now we record the actual live show and watch it, after all the fast forwarding, we end up with about 35 minutes.

I wish I was the royal trux (sunny successor), Monday, 13 April 2009 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

It does take 35-40 minutes watching it on Tivo. I can't believe now that I ever watched this show live.

Event Horizon (Nicole), Monday, 13 April 2009 19:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

TIMBERLAKE! CIARA! TIMBERLAKE!

Banvil! The Story of Banvil (Tape Store), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

timberlake is so annoying in this environment

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

CAN YOU GUYS TELL THAT I AM NOT ONE DIMENSIONAL? LOOK AT ME I AM MORE THAN A SINGING POP STAR! I AM FUNNY AND I CAN ACT!

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

i might kill myself after the digital short tonight

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

My friend's impression of Justin Timberlake is funnier than anything J.T's ever done in front of a camera. He says the impression is done by making your voice as high and as boyishly effeminate as you can possibly make a man's voice sound without it becoming a "gay caricature". Then, once you have that voice down, you have that voice try to act like Will Smith. Voila!

Cunga, Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

mom translator was awesome

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

they could just replace this episode with video of timberlake masturbating and it would the show would remain unchanged

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

might be a bit funnier actually

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 03:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

this episode is so hot

Banvil! The Story of Banvil (Tape Store), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

singing in every skit = zzzzzzzzzz

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

^truth^

johnny crunch, Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

eh, that performance seemed to be missing a track, or ciara's mic sucked

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

SNL in shitty sound shocker tho

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

that song blows maybe

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

also they re arranged it to include horns and likely have never performed it live so yeah

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

u fuckin mad

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol i wasn't the one expecting a good live performance of "love sex magic"

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

the best part is how they barely even looked at each other

Banvil! The Story of Banvil (Tape Store), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

this has been a really bad episode

johnny crunch, Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

srsly timberlake makes the episodes awful cuz they are all based around singing

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

blind paterson was once again lol

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

why is timberlake's pirate gay?

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's Comfortable With His Sexuality

triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

did ciara used to be attractive?

johnny crunch, Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

ciara was pretty disappointing tonight :(
"never ever" was better tho

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

he's Comfortable With His Sexuality

― triple-hater protection (J0rdan S.), Sunday, May 10, 2009 12:46 AM (10 minutes ago)

otm

some dude, don't make it dad (k3vin k.), Sunday, 10 May 2009 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

the paterson skits are always A++++++++++++++++++++++

MRSA Marchant (get bent), Sunday, 10 May 2009 17:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

"having sex with a prostitute without using a condom is like driving a convertible through NEW JERSEY!!"

MRSA Marchant (get bent), Sunday, 10 May 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

The beauty contest line had me rolling.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 10 May 2009 18:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Surprised no one has mentioned how funny the "Mothers Day" digital shot was.

Alex in SF, Monday, 11 May 2009 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

That's probably because it wasn't very funny.

lindseykai, Monday, 11 May 2009 15:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay then I am surprised no one mentioned how unfunny they thought it was.

Alex in SF, Monday, 11 May 2009 15:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

The immigrant skit brought the roffles.

lou, Monday, 11 May 2009 15:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

the mothers day shit was super dumb - also itd be much funnier of they dressed not like color me badd but like current day justin timberlake - that porkpie vesty members only look is just as ridiculous

ice cr?m, Monday, 11 May 2009 15:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

why is timberlake's pirate gay?

you are asking why a comedy show might present a musical-theater professional as somewhat stereotypically gay!

nabisco, Monday, 11 May 2009 16:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

can we retroactively add Justin to the SNL worst cast member poll?

^ THIS IS WHY (I DIED), Monday, 11 May 2009 16:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I always found him surprisingly entertaining in his guest spots. Maybe I just can't take him seriously enough to dislike him.

Nhex, Monday, 11 May 2009 16:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

i watched kill bill vol 2 instead

I wish I was the royal trux (sunny successor), Monday, 11 May 2009 16:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

jordan u are such a hater! jt was fine this week the mother lover thing was about as funny as you can expect the sequel to a joke song can be, susan sarandon is hot, etc

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Monday, 11 May 2009 16:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

also itd be much funnier of they dressed not like color me badd but like current day justin timberlake

oh, I do have to admit I found this odd -- like in the first one they both dressed and sounded pretty 1992, but then in this one they're still dressed all '92 but the sound is all modern, etc.

(this does not really affect my perception of whether it's funny, or anything)

nabisco, Monday, 11 May 2009 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^ yeah, it’s like they saw The Greatest Love In History for the first time when someone emailed them a Youtube link after Dick In A Box came out, and went “oops”

the sound of mu (sic), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 02:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

i liked 'motherlover' so i'll take the face-egg re that

but really

The immigrant skit brought the roffles

― lou, Monday, May 11, 2009 10:37 AM (11 hours ago) Bookmark

this was so lazy and most repelling skits ive seen in a while - as i said, just replace with video of timberlake masturbating onto his grammys

man, i love collages (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 03:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

maybe it got better at the end cuz i changed the channel once it became apparent that the whole thing was a "WINK WINK NOD NOD FAMOUS PERSON" gag

man, i love collages (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 03:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

as i said, just replace with video of timberlake masturbating onto his grammys

yes plz

Banvil! The Story of Banvil (Tape Store), Tuesday, 12 May 2009 03:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Will Ferrell episode is A+++ so far.

Jeopardy sketch reminded me that Tom Hanks once used to be a comedian, which is easy to forget (honestly, I haven't thought of him that way in a long, long time). Also, bonus Norm-as-Burt appearance!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

whoa that was my cousin was in that weird subway ad there

bnw, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Tom Hanks once used to be a comedian

i remember thinking he was really funny when i was a kid (i can vaguely remember bosom buddies). i dug his steez in that penny marshall women's baseball movie, and to a lesser extent in that thing you do.

^defense is impregnable (will), Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

AMY POEHLER LOVE YOU GIRL

(yeah, Tom Hanks has a long history of being funny, and funny on SNL... can't remember the last time he played comedy in a movie, though)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

The "best of Tom Hanks" SNL episode they aired many years back surprised me in how awesome/funny it was.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

best of t. hanks compilation has the mr. belvedere fan club sketch which is like best ever!!

A B C, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't think many people know this Billy Joel song they are singing, but it's pretty nice/communal as a season ending sketch.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cameos from:

Norm MacDonald
Tom Hanks
Amy Poehler
Anne Hathaway
Paul Rudd
Maya Rudolph
Artie Lange

did I miss anyone? I feel like I am.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Guessing it's Darrell Hammond's last episode?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 04:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looks like it. I think Anne Hathaway was thanked at the end too, but I don't remember seeing her.

Pretty awesome season finale. Would have loved to see Norm at the update desk though since he was around.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 17 May 2009 05:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men.

I was thinking it's either Hammond's last...or his birthday.

dan selzer, Sunday, 17 May 2009 05:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Anne Hathaway was thanked at the end too, but I don't remember seeing her.

She was one of the many in the Billy Joel song sketch immediately before the close.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 05:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Guessing it's Darrell Hammond's last episode?

Would explain why he was in more than 2 sketches.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Sunday, 17 May 2009 06:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

i liked it when he used sketches to work on nailing the voice and otherwise had no idea what he was saying/.]

~'-.,,.-'~'-. .-'~'-.,,.-'~ (tremendoid), Sunday, 17 May 2009 10:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

That "Goodnight Saigon" thing capped off maybe the best SNL I've seen in years. That Charles Barkley TNT thing with the "Mark" promo about had me in tears.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 17 May 2009 15:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men.

just found out the other week that she's engaged to fred armisen.

Roz, Sunday, 17 May 2009 15:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Huh.

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Sunday, 17 May 2009 16:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Casey Wilson reads internet comments

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 17 May 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol

I kind of love her, but whatever.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 May 2009 18:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Even chuckled at Tom Hanks' meta saying "sibilance" into the Jeopardy pen.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Sunday, 17 May 2009 18:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

That was great...I was wondering if anyone else caught that.

kate78, Sunday, 17 May 2009 18:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men.

just found out the other week that she's engaged to fred armisen.

Also, according to Wikipedia, a Scientologist. WTF

Johnny Fever, Monday, 18 May 2009 14:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

"That "Goodnight Saigon" thing capped off maybe the best SNL I've seen in years. That Charles Barkley TNT thing with the "Mark" promo about had me in tears."

^^
this

that ending sketch almost made me cry, really. if the show itself were to end, that'd be the way for it to go.

hammond's leaving? i'll miss him, but it's beyond time for dude to do something else.

i saw him live years and years ago, doing stand-up. hilarious, leaned-heavily on various impressions, was drunk outta his mind.

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

they kinda need to run the TNT/corner promo thing into the ground, that trend is obnoxious and deserves to be ridiculed as much as possible.

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Agree completely.

Fox and TNT/TBS are the worst offenders.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 15:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Live_(season_35)

So far, Seth Meyers is the only confirmed returning cast member. Yeah, it's still plenty early, but it will be interesting to see who makes it back in the fall.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sounds ominous.

i know this has probably been said a gazillion times, but part of me wishes lorne could just fire most of the writing staff.

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

"bitch pleeeeeeeeeze" has me in stitches everytime they bring it back

which reminds me, i need to start a new SNL related thread that i think will be interesting - stand by

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

From your lips to God's ears.

The majority of this cast is fine by me, but the writing is terrible almost all the time (Will Ferrell's ep and selected sketches throughout the season notwithstanding).

Also, HIRE A NEW SOUND GUY!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, exactly - people always bitch about the cast members, but they're not the problem and never have been (in most cases, anyway).

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's like blaming the waitstaff for the horrible cuisine coming out of the kitchen, or something

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just caught the Goodnight Saigon thing, which was weird and great. Jeopardy was great, Tom Hanks was awesome in it!

Nhex, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure it's Lorne who demands all the sketches be long, obvious and repetitive, not the writers

da croupier, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean he's the constant between copier guy, mary gallagher, and gilly, not anyone on the writing staff.

da croupier, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good point. But he does do the hiring.

I'm just glad every other sketch isn't in a talk show format anymore.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like this explanation about SNL

http://www.believermag.com/issues/200905/?read=interview_smigel_odenkirk

BOB ODENKIRK: You’re defending SNL there, and how hard it is, and it is very hard to do, just on the face of it. People ask, and comedy writers especially ask, “How come the show isn’t better?” I look at SNL as a sporting match, and the question is: “How come the game isn’t better?” The contest is: You take this cast, they’re the team, and they compete each week against not being funny. And every time they’re funny they score a point. So every week you’re watching to see if they score a few points. And if they score, like, three goddamn points, they fucking won, you know? But it’s a shame that it’s set up as nothing but this contest, because I think the preparation could be overseen better, and the show could do more than just score a point or two each week. That’s my grand theory of SNL … But I would add that after years of watching, never directly, just out of the corner of my eye, I’ve concluded that I might be wrong and Lorne Michaels might have it exactly right.

Mr. Que, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Part of the reason the Lonely Island digital stuff has broken out is because it's unconstrained by the nature of the show, which rewards sketches that require minimal set prep, swallow a lot of time, and introduce recurring characters Lorne can dream of putting into a shitty movie and on t-shirts.

da croupier, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm just glad every other sketch isn't in a talk show format anymore.

― Johnny Fever, Thursday, May 28, 2009 12:42 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^ this. i think for a while post-Wayne's World, they just decided that anytime someone had a vague character/accent/location in mind, they'd just make it a duo and give them a public access/local affiliate morning show.

NEO-GEO v THE DREAMCAST (some dude), Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

they're better about just imitating actual ones these days

da croupier, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, the 4th hour the Today Show is probably my favorite recurring sketch lately

all-time favorite: the one-off "Hulk Hogan Talk Show" sketch w/ Ferrell as a quiet thoughtful fill-in host for the Hulk

NEO-GEO v THE DREAMCAST (some dude), Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fox and TNT/TBS are the worst offenders.

^ which is funny cuz I think it was the day immediately after that SNL that there was an identical Family Guy joke about Fox corner promos (the funniest being a show titled "Slowly Rotating Black Person")

nabisco, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

(the best thing about the "slowly rotating" varietal is the part where the person passes dead center and has to re-cross his/her arms in the other direction in order to face the camera over the other shoulder)

nabisco, Thursday, 28 May 2009 17:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the believer link. I kind of admire the business soundness of this, but this quote from there kind of makes me hate SNL now:

"But SNL, and Lorne has said this, is designed to appeal just enough to everyone, so that the widest possible audience tunes in, each for the three or four bits they’ll like best. So the way they see it, you think they only score three points because of your taste in comedy. It’s kind of like if you liked everything, they’re not doing their job, because it means someone else—your polar opposite—must have hated everything, and won’t come back."

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

you hate your fellow man, don't you

nabisco, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

It sure seems like Lorne does!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 May 2009 18:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

biiiiitch pleeeeeeez

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9JIK7lI8Zj0/SeQlPGPt7HI/AAAAAAAAA7w/8yFMDSrYb7E/s400/tempura.png

― some dude, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:03 AM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

definitely mayne (some dude), Friday, 4 September 2009 18:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

My reasons for liking Casey were purely self-serving. I thought she was cute and liked seeing her every week. My reasons for liking Michaela, though, had more to do with the fact she's one of the most versatile players the show's had in many, many seasons (male OR female). Lorne has lost his damn mind (especially because Abby Elliott, who remains on the cast, has yet to make me laugh once).

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 September 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/02/saturday-night-lives-olbe_n_140102.html

he should just hire Ben Affleck

cherokee flux (HI DERE), Friday, 4 September 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Michaela Watkins was great! Bad decision, as much as I love Jenny Slate.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Friday, 4 September 2009 18:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Watkins always reminded me of a lot of other Nora Dunn/Ana Gasteyer/Jan Hooks-type vaguely WASP-y female cast members who were good at playing uptight and/or older women, which I thought boded well for her future on SNL but I guess not.

definitely mayne (some dude), Friday, 4 September 2009 18:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

She was great! I don't know why they fired her along with Casey Wilson, who deserved to be fired just for having a hand in writing Bride Wars.

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Friday, 4 September 2009 18:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sucks. michaela watkins was awesome.

mizzell, Friday, 4 September 2009 18:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, no offense to Jenny Slate or Nasim Pedrad, but are we supposed to believe that there are absolutely no funny black women in the country right now? Keenan probably has a love/hate relationship with his job. He can't be fired, because he's the only black castmember. But he's probably tired of doing all the black guy sketches.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 September 2009 19:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Even when they've had 2 black guys on the show, there's only been one person doing all the black guy sketches.

cherokee flux (HI DERE), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually, Jenny Slate caught the attention of Lorne Michaels with her one-woman-show Black People Are Never Funny.

definitely mayne (some dude), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins let go:

so, so wrong. i thought for sure abby elliot would get the ax.

smitty (get bent), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

call me naive but with the election of obama i think the climate might be right for black people to finally break into comedy

i'm beasting off the riesling (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

black people are socialists who want to kill your grandma

smitty (get bent), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

well duh

cherokee flux (HI DERE), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

black people are socialists who want to kill your grandma

where my family comes from this has often been true!

nabisco, Friday, 4 September 2009 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's a shame how all-or-nothing SNL casting seems to be these days, most cast members seem to either get fired in under 2 years, or get locked in for 6+ years

definitely mayne (some dude), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Darrell Hammond also may return in some capacity this season, even though it looked like the May finale was also going to be his. He told a local TV station in Rochester, N.Y., recently that he was in negotiations.

i can't even...think right now

Apply to become an Indie Artist (tremendoid), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

would someone please put this guy out to pasture already?

smitty (get bent), Friday, 4 September 2009 19:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm just not gonna comment, i guess he's my white whale and that's that
somehow i completely missed anything Michaela Watkins did last year

Apply to become an Indie Artist (tremendoid), Friday, 4 September 2009 20:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

so, so wrong. i thought for sure abby elliot would get the ax.

really! she looks sort of like angelina jolie when they put lots of makeup and hair on her and that's about all she has going right now. she's total dead weight.

HURL CROCKERY AT THE MOSQUE (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 5 September 2009 03:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am sick of this comedy world where Kenan Thompson is on national tv and Kel Mitchell continues to collect unemployment. I wonder if Lorne got the names confused, and is just too embarrassed to admit the mistake.

Cunga, Saturday, 5 September 2009 06:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

otm

iatee, Saturday, 5 September 2009 06:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

Not too happy with Casey & Michaela going, although my guess is that Michaela maybe skewed older instead of younger and Casey never fit in. I feel a bit more upset about Casey because they rarely utilized her being the zany one, she was always playing the straight/bit part in the sketch. She needed to be let loose more, you could totally see how her overacting and overdoing all these pedestrian roles just so she could get noticed (her "backup singer" role in Ras Trent comes to mind).

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 5 September 2009 16:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol "Ras Trent" just came up on shuffle in my iTunes...never noticed her in the sketch, though.

some other dude (some dude), Saturday, 5 September 2009 17:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

ras trent = mad underrated

k3vin k., Saturday, 5 September 2009 17:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

ras trent that cracks me up is when he shuts up when passing the 'real' rastas.

dice in my pockets (csa), Saturday, 5 September 2009 18:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah that is def the best part...tho iirc he's passing black ppl, not rastas?

the fleet bon fox jumped iver the blank dog (k3vin k.), Saturday, 5 September 2009 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's inferred, shit still cracks me up.

dice in my pockets (csa), Saturday, 5 September 2009 18:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I found Casey Wilson to be grating and unpleasant in every sketch she was in, but the producers are bunch of douchenozzles if this story is true.

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 21:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

i didn't realize someone named 'Nasim Pedrad' was a white chick

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

prodouchernozzles

Blanket McCulkin (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 9 September 2009 23:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

always got the feeling Casey Wilson was not really being given a fair shot, for some reason...

Nhex, Thursday, 10 September 2009 01:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

There are plenty of examples of people who were funny before or after SNL but not funny on SNL. Casey could just be another one. I liked her thing on Funny or Die (or whatever) about reading comments about herself on the web.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 September 2009 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Apparently Aubrey Plaza auditioned for SNL and did an imitation of Sarah Silverman? Clearly I think differently than Lorne Michaels because I'm pretty sure I would have hired her if she brought this to an audition, but whatever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Sa9hXA4mo

iiiijjjj, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahaha @ the halloween skull line

iatee, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol man that's killer

some dude, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

i can understand if mean otm impressions of contemporary comics probably aren't what SNL is looking for, but then i think sudeikis's ricky gervais is one of the funniest things from the past couple seasons.

some dude, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

casey was the cutest cast member by far wtf

hey hey hey, smoke persians every day (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

casey was the cutest cast member by far wtf

Get in line, dude.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, Aubrey Plaza is my new favorite person. (gawd I hate Sarah Silverman SO MUCH!)

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

lmao @ jewgina

k3vin k., Thursday, 10 September 2009 02:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

isn't that that Jim Breuer guy doing those killworthy JACKPOT pizza commercials? May all cast members meet the same fate.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 September 2009 03:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

hey, Darrell Hammond just left the show and is already doing some pretty embarrassing Oreos commercials with Trump

some dude, Thursday, 10 September 2009 03:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought Aubrey Plaza's bit there just sounded like a Sarah Silverman routine.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Thursday, 10 September 2009 03:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Keenan is WIN.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 October 2009 04:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Madonna is so sad right now.

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Sunday, 4 October 2009 04:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I still love Madonna. I don't care.

Also, Gaga just said "shit."

So that's "fuck" in week 1. "Shit" in week 2. What are they going for in week 3?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 4 October 2009 04:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cocksweat

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 4 October 2009 04:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

did morbius write the opening obama sketch?

xuxa pitts (donna rouge), Sunday, 4 October 2009 05:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Can't get over how straight outta Belle and Sebastian awesome your display name is, Kenan.

x-post

Cunga, Sunday, 4 October 2009 05:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought Aubrey Plaza's bit there just sounded like a Sarah Silverman routine.

That's one of the reasons it's brilliant.

Cunga, Sunday, 4 October 2009 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Liked the bit at the end about the crime show where the actors are all Norwegian.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

my favorite moment of the show was lady gaga struggling to sit down at the piano bench w/ her stupid nasa costume on.

iatee, Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Much better than last week. I might grow to like these new girls yet, although I'm still bummed about Casey.

Michael F Gill, Monday, 5 October 2009 02:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

did morbius write the opening obama sketch?

What was this like? SNL's usual angle is that of a Giuliani Democrat.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Th joke was that the right wing is going crazy over how Obama's changing the country, when in fact he hasn't even done a single thing he said he was going to do. There was a checklist. I laughed.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ah... here.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/clips/obama-address/1163263/

(That Obama impersonation wasn't even trying, though.)

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Found it... reasonably OTM sketch. And I didn't laugh once.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

(I mean, if even SNL writers know that the joke is Obama's snake oil, you may wish to postpone that Republican Party autopsy)

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

And I didn't laugh once.

Your new screen name.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

man the digital shorts really hit rock bottom this week

why does deezy claim nuts (some dude), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

think the hardest i laughed all episode was at hader's phil spector

xuxa pitts (donna rouge), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah Sandberg's thing was wtf and just bad. Sandberg in general was just bad.

Gotta admit, though, I liked the dog food commercial.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

fake commercials are so in their wheelhouse that it's almost hard to congratulate them

autogoon delight (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah that was the kind of thing that they could've done in '92 and would've been just as funny, no more no less

some dude, Monday, 5 October 2009 03:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

xp Yeah, and it wasn't even a great one. But I've been torn recently between buying the cat food that I usually get and some cheap awfulness, and I was like, fuck it, it's a cat. She'll either eat it or starve to death, and I know which she's gonna pick.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

So you see, I RELATE.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

think the hardest i laughed all episode was at hader's phil spector

I liked Ahmadinejad's wife, actually. He farts under the sheets and blames it on Israel. It's such an old joke, but lol.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 5 October 2009 03:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Madonna is so sad right now.

This.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Monday, 5 October 2009 07:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

(I mean, if even SNL writers know that the joke is Obama's snake oil, you may wish to postpone that Republican Party autopsy)

Dollars to donuts it was written by Jim Downey, SNL's long-time political writer and devout right-winger (and Robert Downey, Jr.'s uncle). I don't think his writing a completely in-character sketch exactly sounds the Dems' death knell.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 5 October 2009 12:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, that sketch is so clearly written from a "right wing" perspective. Keep drinkin' that Kool Aid!

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 13:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ Lady Gaga and her keytar

a misunderstanding of Hip-Hop and contracts (HI DERE), Monday, 5 October 2009 14:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't tell - was that really Madonna? Someone upthread called her sad, I thought it was Wiig in costume? If not, without my glasses, Madonna is looking good..

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 5 October 2009 14:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

i had assumed it was either of the two new women on the show but at the end, ryan reynolds thanked madonna

xuxa pitts (donna rouge), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

think the hardest i laughed all episode was at hader's phil spector

Hader doesn't even have to say anything, the faces he makes as Spector or that weird alien sports guy are priceless.

That really was Madonna! The arms are a dead giveaway. She does look good, but there's something kind of pathetic about the Gaga fight -- at some point you should stop trying to be down with the kids.

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

That was most certainly Madonna. But I'll agree she looked way younger than she usually does. And that whoe Madge/Gaga thing was pretty lame.

Morbs, Downey has the ability, despite his political leanings, to tackle different sides of an issue. He's written a lot of GOP-skewering sketches, as well. If you could just re-read that post of mine real quick, you'll see that I didn't say that the sketch was written from a right-wing persepective. Rather, I'm guessing it was written by right-winger Downey because my understanding is that most political sketches that are critical of the Democrats are written by Downey.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

I had no idea that Jim Downey was related to RDJ. Is that how RDJ ended up on Saturday Night Live in the first place?

The ever dapper nicolars (Nicole), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

...bu then, by current standards, that really doesn't make him sound like a right-winger.

I was at this radio interview, and they mostly talked about Fey's Sarah Palin:

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/32393

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxpost

Very possibly, Nicole. I mean, most of the cast that season consisted of semi-famous actors (RDJ, Anthony Michael Hall, Joan Cusack), but that would've been right after Downey returned to SNL, so it was probably a factor.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh wow, that is kind of sad that it was really Madonna. My boyfriend & I were mesmerized by the "incredible makeup work" they'd done on what we presumed was an SNL actress but I agree, she's a bit too old to do something that ridiculous.. Good for her for looking so good though! I fell asleep on the couch before the ending credits, as I always do..this time I missed weekend update too though :(

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Monday, 5 October 2009 15:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

noooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

gilly!

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

imo

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

drew barrymore looked like she wuz 55 yrs old in the monologue

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

*takes off safety*

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

*aims at head*

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

srsly worst skit

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

What happened to MAD TV?

It's cast was much funnier than the SNL casts it competed against, imo.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

i dunno i fuckin love gilly i guess u_u

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

morelike Kristen Wiig Makes Faces Live imo

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

the liam character kills me tbh

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

who is musical guest?

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

regina spektor lmao

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

regina spektorofl

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

alright what was that

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought it was okay tbh. sharon osbourne one made me lol

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh shit! snl is on NOW. fucking Central Time. not used to this.

Oy!J da Jewman (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

no one likes regina spektor, right

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

n opinion on her, she's kinda hot tho

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

no*

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

i liked her song where in the video they threw colored powder on each other

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha dude EVERYONE is making that same joke about marge simpson & playboy

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty much dying right now atm - as much as an snl sketch could

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

the pool stuff is almost funny

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah it's pretty ripe for a parody... but.... idk

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

i got talked into joining a 9-ball league irl and, yeah, pool subculture is weird

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

first bobby moynahan character to please meh

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

what the hall was that

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

hell* obv

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i came back into the room to birds dippin bread into sauce and lol'd

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

"rock out with your hock out" is something that guy fieri would think to say but then self-censor because of food network

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

road trip sketch plz

we beat so many gimp (k3vin k.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol'd @ last sketch

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 October 2009 04:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Bill Hader as James Carville has become my new favorite thing of all time.

Also, I've grown to appreciate Gilly.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 11 October 2009 05:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I have a lot more patience for SNL during its crap years than a lot of people, but god, this season has been horrific. I guess amy poehler had been holding this on her shoulders for a long time.

wiig has some comedic sense to her and I could like her in the right situation...but all of her characters make me want to turn off the tv.

iatee, Sunday, 11 October 2009 07:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

her *i am making faces and acting socially unaware* schtick works really well in 'adventureland' imo, and pretty infrequently on snl

kushighway (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 11 October 2009 07:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

that was the first funny carville sketch though xps

alex b. skeaton (tremendoid), Sunday, 11 October 2009 07:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Not a fan of Wiig on SNL. At times she seems so redundant of improv comedy formulas for how to be funny or create a character. xpost

Cunga, Sunday, 11 October 2009 07:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i came back into the room to birds dippin bread into sauce and lol'd

Loved this.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Sunday, 11 October 2009 07:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

The sauce dip and last week's "Happy birthday, ground!" = show redeemed for me somewhat

Pete Scholtes, Sunday, 11 October 2009 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh my god, fred's getting LAZY with his obama act.

YOUR MOMS SPOT HERON WITH NO HANDS I'M SMACKIN HER (Beatrix Kiddo), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

That Food Network sketch was some serious belly laughs for me.

as strikingly artificial and perfect as a wizard's cap (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

fred started lazy. motherfucker needs to stop, whether or not they ever find someone else to play obama.

Gucci_LaFleur (some dude), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

the pool sketch was also belly laughs to me, but that's just because I giggle at the word "Tampax"

as strikingly artificial and perfect as a wizard's cap (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

"man the digital shorts really hit rock bottom this week"

al, this week's digi almost redeemed last week's. ok, no, it DID redeem it.

"i'm an ADULT"

YOUR MOMS SPOT HERON WITH NO HANDS I'M SMACKIN HER (Beatrix Kiddo), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm not a PART of your SYSTEM

chemical ali v. chemical frazier (m bison), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

my DAD'S not a PHONE

chemical ali v. chemical frazier (m bison), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

the pool sketch was maybe one of the best three things about that episode. honestly, i'm always praying for an SNL where EVERY skit knocks it outta the park instead of just a couple. though, you know, vinny vedecci (or whatever) can do no wrong by me. (best vinny v: the seth "bearman" rogan one)

YOUR MOMS SPOT HERON WITH NO HANDS I'M SMACKIN HER (Beatrix Kiddo), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

"my DAD'S not a PHONE"

i was howling with laughter at that one!

YOUR MOMS SPOT HERON WITH NO HANDS I'M SMACKIN HER (Beatrix Kiddo), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

"i'm an ADULT" was the rock bottom i was referring to -- the one this past week was OK but kind of forgettable

Gucci_LaFleur (some dude), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

fred started lazy. motherfucker needs to stop, whether or not they ever find someone else to play obama.

My main problem with the impression, maybe I've said it here before, is that he's clearly taken pains to get the cadence of Obama's speech down without even bothering to modulate the timbre of his voice.

M. Grissom/DeShields (jaymc), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah absolutely -- he has a tiny kernel of accuracy in there but he's still playing it w/ essentially the same voice as like 10 other characters he does

Gucci_LaFleur (some dude), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

His Obama is way better than 90% of Hammond's impressions.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 21:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

okay crazypants

as strikingly artificial and perfect as a wizard's cap (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 21:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

I didn't say it was a good impression.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

how many good obama impressions are there out there?? it doesn't help that SNL's only actual black dude is a fat guy who is terrible at impressions / acting

iatee, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 22:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

/ being funny

iatee, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 22:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

beauty and the beast thing wuz funny imo

iatee, Sunday, 18 October 2009 06:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

The BET interview show sketch made me see why some people hate Kenan. It was baaaaaaad. (I still love him, tho.)

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 18 October 2009 07:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't hate him, he seems nice...he just shouldn't be on a comedy show...

iatee, Sunday, 18 October 2009 07:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

can someone explain why the 300 guy was on complete with a 300 sketch a zillion years after the movie came out...

monologue where he had to explain who he was to people made me squirm.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 October 2009 14:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

i felt bad for him cuz he was really horrible. that show was mostly really really bad.

scott seward, Sunday, 18 October 2009 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

The BET interview show sketch made me see why some people hate Kenan. It was baaaaaaad. (I still love him, tho.)

― Johnny Fever, Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:01 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark
are you talking about what up with that? best sketch of the year for sudeikis's dancing alone.

mizzell, Sunday, 18 October 2009 14:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

i so wish i could dance like that

bnw, Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah that was also an excellent surreal idea for a sketch and featured the best james franco performance in a decade

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

seriously, i'm pretty bleh on kenan, but that sketch was good. i knew where it was going after about five seconds but it was fun anyway.

scourge of prometheus, toaster of marshmallows (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i lold at that sketch

Bobby Wo (max), Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know why everyone hates Kenan, I think he's funny and has some of my favorite lines of the last few years. ("SILENCE, AMY POEHLER!!") You can only do so much with what you're given on the show.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

What Up With That? was a prime example of why I love Kenan. I'm getting kind of burnt out on Wiig, so Kenan is easily my favorite cast member now.

lindseykai, Sunday, 18 October 2009 15:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

can someone explain why the 300 guy was on complete with a 300 sketch a zillion years after the movie came out...

monologue where he had to explain who he was to people made me squirm.

― scott seward, Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:32 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

he has a new movie opening that should be at least #2 for this weekend. lots of times when people come on SNL to promote new movies they also do sketches parodying their old movies.

but yeah anytime they have someone not super famous on and they have to kind eagerly namedrop what they've been in to remind people it's uncomfortable

awe (some dude), Sunday, 18 October 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

He didn't even mention Law Abiding Citizen during the monologue, did he?

lindseykai, Sunday, 18 October 2009 16:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

nah don't think he did

awe (some dude), Sunday, 18 October 2009 16:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

damn taylor

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Poor Shepard Smith got a raw deal in the cold open, but the rest of it was funny.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

view spoofs kill me tbh

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

the chick they fired was a way better barbara walters tho

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol armisen is killing it

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

^yes

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Michaela Watkins was way better at almost everything.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

kenan's best 'character' too

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Armisen as Behar is always lulz.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I hate Nicholas Cage so much that even impressions of him fill me with rage.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ this short!

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i kno zero abt twilight but that was funny

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

the dude pouring milk over his face

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

man samberg is really in a rut innhe

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol this concept is great

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

january jones is like a less slutty megan fox

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

wiig & hader = a+

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

^useful post, i was just about to ask "who the hell is january jones?"

xp

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 04:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

betty draper, if u dont know mad men no reason u should know

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

holy shit even with that mouthpiece taylor is unbelievably hot

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

okay time to take a step back

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

dude this skit is mad funny imo! i haven't laughed this much during snl in like... 2 years or something

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol this is another good sketch tho

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

weak sketch tho

xp whaaat

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

taylor's voice has been better

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just don't get "Taylor the singer." I get her pop culture appeal and her occasional forays into real acting (she was great on CSI last season), but she's tremendously NOT talented as a singer.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

she kicks ass as songwriter & her voice on record sounds good enough

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

i dont know a single swift fan (myself included, love her) for whom the strength of her voice is a major appeal

xp

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah what j said

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

She's a competent musician, who cares. I like her as an actress, though. And as a special imaginary friend.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

yessss love this character

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

pelosi joke = dr. pepper + keyboard

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

I finally gave in and started liking this bit the 47th time they wrote it in.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxp its hard 2 believe anyone loves this character, kinda 1 note? but w/e

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

dying @ maclachlan

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha yes

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

I hate those commercials, but I think I hated that bit even more.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh cool amy's here

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

GOD I LOVE AMY POEHLER SO MUCH I CAN'T STAND HER NOT KNOWING WHO I AM

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

totally have the third creepiest post itt now

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

kenan wins by default of course

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha i <3 this character

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

scared st8 sketch yess

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

guns don't go in the top

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

shit i flipped to chappelle show during commercial & now i can't turn it off

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

taylors killin me here

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

reparations skit tbh

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol what the hell is taylor even doing

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

ill stay on the reservation just dont tax my cigarettes

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha @ 88 dudes per hour

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

jizzowatts!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought that's what they said but i couldnt believe it!

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA @ them cracking up!!

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

kinda hate those jokes but rofl @ jizzowatts

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

taylor bobbin and weavin the whole sketch = a+++

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

do yall think it's a coincidence that samberg has been in every taylor skit tonight??

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

& like three times the amount of skits as usual!!

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

i down w/ this sketch too lol

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh dear taylor

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

she's really off

k3vin k., Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

This can't be blamed on SNL's inept soundguy.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ Kristen Wiig's Natalie Merchant impression.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ shakira - not shrill enough tho

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

wear a pantsuit and send a fax

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol @ jennifer hudson

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 05:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

That was the funniest episode ever, right? I still sort of stunned...

lindseykai, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

it was really hilarious

fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

ehh

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think every sketch made me laugh at least once, which is unheard of.

lindseykai, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

It was a common occurrence in the days of Lovitz and Hartman. So funniest ever? Nah.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Back then you'd have to sit through a Pat Stevens sketch or some other cringe-worthy bomb at some point in the evening. I stand by my assertion.

lindseykai, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

What? Nora Dunn was always awesome.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

LOL Hader as Eddie Vedder. I wish he'd done it for a little longer.

one boob is free with one (daavid), Sunday, 8 November 2009 06:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

i hope you guys realize that for anyone who doesn't have a computer and TV in the same room and tries to read this thread after watching the episode, half your posts about "this sketch" and "this character" make absolutely no sense w/o any further comment or context, unless i like try really hard to match up the time of the posts to a sketch or something

lindsay goham (some dude), Sunday, 8 November 2009 13:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

it was a good episode, though not as amazing as y'all seem to think, swift was a good host. it was weird that samberg was in so many sketches.

lindsay goham (some dude), Sunday, 8 November 2009 13:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

What? Nora Dunn was always awesome.

Okay, I don't think we're going to reach an understanding in this debate. Saying Nora Dunn was always awesome is almost as crazy as saying Molly Shannon was always awesome.

lindseykai, Sunday, 8 November 2009 14:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

If anything, Taylor Swift would be a great repeat host.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 9 November 2009 07:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

1) I concur that Taylor Swift was a surprisingly good host, and that I really wouldn't mind seeing her host again.

2) I will seriously question Lorne Michaels' judement if Bobby Moynihan isn't a full-fledged cast member by the beginning of next season at the latest.

3) I know it was part of the point, but the Bunny Business sketch really felt like someone found a script from the mid-90s behind a file cabinet somewhere and dusted it off.

4) Just an observation: it occurs to me that this is (seemingly) the most genial cast in as long as I can remember. Aside from, like, maybe Seth Meyers (who may be a great guy but seems to have more asshole potiential than most of the others), they all seem like affable folks who are probably really friendly offstage. I notice the contrast when watching older episodes with earlier casts where some/a lot of them seem like they're probably somewhat dickish offstage (as has been confirmed in some cases). I don't know if that has something to do with the dearth of stand-ups (often not the happiest or most pleasant people in the world) in the current cast, but I'm curious as to what effect that has on the quality of show. It's probably a healthier environment, psychologically, than it has been at times in the past, but I wonder what effect an environment without much conflict has on the quality of the material produced. Yes, I do think about these things, sometimes quite a lot.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 9 November 2009 21:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

In addition to questioning Lorne Michaels' judement, I will also be questioning his judgment just for good measure.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 9 November 2009 21:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Bunny Business was A+ for me

Taylor certainly had better stage presence then when she was on last year. I remember her being so incredibly nervous/awkward/stiff.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

shit episode except for fred armisen's randy newman impression

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Deric, why do you think Seth has "asshole potential"?

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I didn't see Taylor Swift last year, but nervous/awkward/stiff kind of sums up her presence on the show the other night. Hard to watch at times. Bunny Business and Firelight were the best bits.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

What? Her opening song was SO funny and natural. (''I bet you expect me to say/Something bad about Kanye . . .'')

Is she a really twangy country singer? I totally want to hear her music now.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

She's, what, 20? And she was in like every skit, I'm willing to cut her a break.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the monologue was decent. I'm just thinking of her in the "Scared Straight" sketch, for instance.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

monologue was terrible, i don't know why people were laughing, there were no jokes

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

even bunny business was their fallback "get everyone out to do a celebrity impression for no reason" sketch. some of the impressions are funny but without a real context it just feels empty and embarassing

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

"get everyone out to do a celebrity impression for no reason" sketch

Admittedly, I'm a big fan of this, and in fact, I think the lack of context is WHY I often like it -- it just becomes kind of absurd. I was even thinking, while watching Bunny Business, that I'd have been perfectly content just watching them roll out celebrity impressions for like 20 minutes. I'll take that over a sketch with a single joke that's pummeled into the ground.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

n/a, do you like taylor swift?

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the monologue was decent. I'm just thinking of her in the "Scared Straight" sketch, for instance.

Tbh, she had no business even being in that sketch. Definitely her worst one of the night. Its like they just told her to follow Kenan around and do what he does.

monologue was terrible, i don't know why people were laughing, there were no jokes

Oh come on, it wasn't hilarious, but there were some "jokes".

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

i don't really have an opinion on taylor swift, i think i've only heard a couple of her songs. i do have opinions about comedy shows and whether they should be funny or not (hint: they should). i know swift isn't an experienced actress and snl often has to deal with hosts who aren't really actors or even "funny" and i have definitely seen worse hosts than her. i'm not blaming the shitty show on her, they were relying way more than usual on stock characters, and even the ones i like (nicholas fehn, penelope) were weaker than usual. i laughed at firelight, the newman impression, and kenan's performance in scared straight.

i honestly can't think of any jokes in the monologue song, it was all just cutesy self-references

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

just so you can judge my taste, my favorite sketch of the season so far is "what up with that?"

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Deric, why do you think Seth has "asshole potential"?

Probably because he's a little too good at playing a believable snarky asshole. I don't really think he's an asshole. He just seems a little more aloof than the rest of the cast, maybe? Plus it probably takes a certain type-A personality to be head writer. Anyway. This is almost entirely intuitive and probably mostly in my own mind. I ain't judgin'. The whole lot of them are probably more friendly and gregarious than I am. Ain't none of 'em Chevy Chase, at any rate.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

even the ones i like (nicholas fehn, penelope) were weaker than usual.

These characters need to be put to bed. I liked them, too, at first, but there's not enough to either of them to fuel recurring sketches. The show seems to be completely wrongheaded at the moment as to which characters are and are not deserving of recurring sketches.

For instance: 'What Up With That?' I would watch every week without complaint.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

I seem to be liking Kenan a lot more this season. But dear god, no more Grady Wilson. Please? Twice was two times too many.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

kenan is really growing on me, i think i voted for him in the "worst snl cast member" poll but he's making me laugh a lot this season so far.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think it might be that he's shedding some of his "I wanna be adored!"-ness, which is often my least favorite quality in a comedic performer (see: Jim Carrey (sometimes), Jimmy Fallon).

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i honestly can't think of any jokes in the monologue song, it was all just cutesy self-references

Yeah, but the self-referential lines were funny, sweet and well-delivered. And I know nothing about Taylor Swift's personal life (except the Kanye West debacle). Oh, and I'm totally uninterested in the Twilight franchise.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 10 November 2009 01:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^ this

But I also think What Up With That? is the best sketch of the season. So my taste is probably wrong.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 02:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

kenan is president of snl this season imo

sexual alien v. sexual predator (m bison), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 15:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

Okay, seriously? A farting Grace Kelly sketch?

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 November 2009 04:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

smh at the black eyed peas

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

i thought i didnt mind that song until i watched that

johnny crunch, Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

god, could they have any less personality? what do those other 2 even less attractive guys even do?

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

The pyro was cool at least.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think they try to whip the crowd up into a frenzy

nearly one-third of a man (Z S), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

which is also what the inaudible DJ in the band does

nearly one-third of a man (Z S), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok lol @ 'glades of blory'

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

i think i'm the only one in america who found that all hilarious

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's possible.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

what the fuck was that

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the DJ was doing. Finally decided he was using pionner DVD video decks and was "mixing" the video that appeared on the flat screen in front of him.

Def. one of the worst episodes in recent history. Only the two prerecorded parts were decent, the digital short and the throwing a party film.

dan selzer, Sunday, 15 November 2009 06:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Kristen-Wiig-as-awkward-lesbian-reporter sketches often grow funnier as they go along, but that's the first one they've done in a long long time. Outside of that and the party film, I was bored all night.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 15 November 2009 06:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm annoyed that this is the one thread I can't search for my name in, to find out where I last posted/left off.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

search for (kenan)

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

ooh... you're a smart one.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Of course if I do that, I miss posts like:

kenan wins by default of course

― fear of a wack banning (J0rdan S.)

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Which totally isn't fair, btw. Not the post, just the situation. Everyone should have an equal chance to make everyone else uncomfortable.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 15 November 2009 08:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Unless of course you we're talking about me. Which is highly possible.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Sunday, 15 November 2009 09:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

cracked me up that the first thing I saw when I turned on SNL last night was basically the image at the top of this thread: least funny current SNL castmember

some dude, Sunday, 15 November 2009 17:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

What a bad episode. Especially in comparison to last week's.

The Kristen Wiig problem, in a nutshell, is that she's in too many sketches (some might say I could stop right there...) where she isn't part of an ensemble. Her two big sketches last night were essentially monologues, where all of the other actors were essentially props. I wouldn't even say that they were straight men. They almost literally had nothing to do.

Also! Given how little some cast members had to do in this week's episode (Will Forte, the completely absent Keenan Thompson), it's gotta get the dander up that fucking Darrell Hammond can't stay fucking gone. Jesus Christ, dude.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 15 November 2009 20:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Okay, seriously? A farting Grace Kelly sketch?

― Johnny Fever, Saturday, November 14, 2009 11:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

This shit had me in tears. Also, I'm 5.

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 03:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

i can't fucking believe they keep bringing back jon bovi, that shit is the fucking worst. I've probably said that like 100 times in this thread tho

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 03:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok lol @ 'glades of blory'

― peed on tree (k3vin k.), Sunday, November 15, 2009 12:27 AM (22 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

SB

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 03:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

January Jones was a pretty WTF host choice, I mean Jon Hamm was kinda pushing it in terms of the usual minimum of fame for a host but he was pretty funny and at least he's the star of that show

some dude, Monday, 16 November 2009 04:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

she was rly bad too

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

i wonder if jenny slate will ever get through a sketch without stuttering

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

january jones is like demi lovato for white people who live in nyc/LA

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

i could go on all day with analogies for how undeserving & barely famous january jones

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

fuck the haters, i'm watching the rear window sketch again

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

when i saw her on the cover of GQ i was like "is this a perfume ad or who is this person?"

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

shoulda been christina hendricks obv

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 04:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^ this

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 November 2009 04:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

they made it pretty clear they were bringing back jon bovi just to spite people who had bitched about it

fuck the haters, i'm watching the rear window sketch again

― freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, November 15, 2009 10:11 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^ suggest banned you for this

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Farting Grace Kelly was pretty funny, but only because Sudekis pulled out a pretty decent outraged Jimmy Stewart.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Btw let's keep SBing people for not agreeing with their taste. ILX should be down to Ned by himself within a week.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Okay ppl, farting Grace Kelly was not the WORST SKETCH EVER to appear on SNL. That honor would go to this sketch, which caused my family to turn off the television and not see SNL again for 2 years:

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/80/80acarters.phtml

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Farting Grace Kelly was pretty funny, but only because Sudekis pulled out a pretty decent outraged Jimmy Stewart.

― & other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, November 16, 2009 11:34 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

sudekis is the mvp on snl right now, imo.

mizzell, Monday, 16 November 2009 16:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

this was horrible, but yeah as dan's link suggests, it didn't reach 1980 levels of torpidity.

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

january jones may be the worst host i've seen since Bill Pullman, though.

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I still prefer Hader but Sudeikis is definitely kind of the utility player that holds the ensemble together, to whatever extent it is holding together (xpost)

some dude, Monday, 16 November 2009 16:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I do have to commend them for managing to put the two musical guests I would least like to ever see on back-to-back episodes.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dan and Anthony OTM,

Calling this the "worst episode ever" is some myopic blogger shit. There's a reason that a lot of those early 80s episodes are buried in the desert with all those ET Atari games.

Season 5 is about to come out on DVD this xmas. I wonder if they're even gonna bother putting out Season 6 or just jump to the Dana Carvey era.

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

In fairness most of today's bloggers weren't alive in the early 80s.

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

bitch pleeeeeeeease

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 16:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

asserting your knowledge of the snl backcatalog is pretty sad imo, like worse then ILM sad.

bnw, Monday, 16 November 2009 17:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol did you really just resort to the "knowing stuff is sad" argument

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

all it means is you watched a lot of comedy central

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 17:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes, there's nothing sad about watching a lot of comedy central

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's certainly not sadder than ilm

and while we're outing ourselves as total saddoes for having watched more than our share of sketch comedy, 1980 had some pretty amazing musical guests

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

qft

Kid Creole & the Coconuts
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Aretha Franklin
Keith Sykes
James Brown
Ellen Shipley
Linda Ronstadt
The Cast of The Pirates of Penzance
Jack Bruce & Friends
Cheap Trick
Stanley Clarke Trio
Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
14 Karat Soul
Jimmy Cliff
Funky Four Plus One
Todd Rundgren
Prince
Delbert McClinton
Jr. Walker & the All-Stars

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

would be a dope mixtape, imo

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm just gonna post youtubes of musical guests from season 6

Kid Creole & The Coconuts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuCxNlWWe3g

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Captain Beefheart
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xepBfz3mVXs

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 17:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm a big SNL apologist, but I'd rank the last one among the worst episodes in the past 10 years.

the host was visibly inept, the musical guest was not only an abomination but performed 3x, and the sketches were uniformly unfunny. your best effort is farting grace kelly? really? really?

deric's otm re: wiig. she's great but they let her run off with the show too often. seems like every skit she is in has exactly one joke, and that's whatever character tic she's riffing on.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

i wonder if she ever gets tired of playing captain crazypants multiple times each episode and nothing else

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

i bet roxy would have my back on farting grace kelly being awesome.

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

someone should tell bobby moyinhan that alfred hitchcock was british

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 19:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

think he had him mixed up with that old actor that goes "yeeeeEEEEESSSS???"

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 19:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

leave it to bobby moynihan to be the low point in a grace kelly farting sketch.

mizzell, Monday, 16 November 2009 19:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

looooool

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

i knew we were in trouble when "grace kelly farting" appeared in the first half hour instead of the last.

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

So I guess I can safely delete this week's episode from my DVR?

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

what % of the SNL audience has heard of Grace Kelly?

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

preexisting knowledge of grace kelly is not necessary for getting a fart joke

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

"getting"

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

exactly

let me add that this skit was 5 minutes long

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Three notes, in order of least important to most important:

- Jones was really amazingly bad (and I'm not sure how I feel about her whole current effort to make herself known outside of Mad Men anyway)

- okay so once again: what is it about having Jenny Slate in a sketch that creates this weird sense of total awkwardness? I don't think I have anything against her -- I thought she was kind of terrific on Bored to Death -- but this is the second time she's been prominently featured in a sketch and it's just seemed totally awkward and wrong in some nebulous cringing way. (the first time being that kinda biker-chicks sketch, which really wasn't just a writing problem, it was some kind of vibe/energy she has that just translates freaky-awkward on TV, maybe)

- thank you SNL for TOTALLY RUINING my previous weekly habit of annoyingly singing "MAD MEN, MAD MEN" along with the theme song

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Season 5 is about to come out on DVD this xmas. I wonder if they're even gonna bother putting out Season 6 or just jump to the Dana Carvey era.

From what I understand, they're jumping past the Carvey era, and the next season they're gonna release after 5 will be Will Ferrell era. Which makes sense from a marketing standpoint, but (even though I really had no realistic hope that they were going to release season 6 anytime soon) I'm a little disappointed nonetheless.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

grace kelly farting would be an amusing sidebar in one of hader's vincent price sketches, but as the raison d'etre for an entire sketch? feels like they're not even trying.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

- thank you SNL for TOTALLY RUINING my previous weekly habit of annoyingly singing "MAD MEN, MAD MEN" along with the theme song

Ditto.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

From what I understand, they're jumping past the Carvey era, and the next season they're gonna release after 5 will be Will Ferrell era. Which makes sense from a marketing standpoint, but (even though I really had no realistic hope that they were going to release season 6 anytime soon) I'm a little disappointed nonetheless.

yeah. i maybe don't want to own season 6, but am crazy curious to watch those episodes at least once. they should offer them pay-per-view via the net or something, i would pony up at least to see the Charles-Rocket-sez-Fuck episode....

When she is finished, Reader, the vagina has won, hands down. (stevie), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

(not even sure if i want to own season 5 either, tbh)

When she is finished, Reader, the vagina has won, hands down. (stevie), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

From what I understand, they're jumping past the Carvey era, and the next season they're gonna release after 5 will be Will Ferrell era.

wow, that's like 15 seasons, missing the entire jack handey era, not to mention one of my favorite skits

http://snlarc.jt.org/detail.php?i=198603155

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

but yeah, it would be a bit of a slog wouldn't it

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's not like they can't go back later

da croupier, Monday, 16 November 2009 21:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also, I don't know if they're planning on starting from Ferrell's first season, but I don't remember that season (featuring a mostly new cast still finding its feet) being terribly good.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I for one am ready to trust Deric W. Haircare's unsubstantiated rumor about this

freek-a-leekanomics (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

You can poke around the forums at saturday-night-live.com if you want and see for yourself, Whiney. They aren't my unsubstantiated rumors.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Jenny Slate but she seems out of her element on SNL.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm just gonna post youtubes of musical guests from season 6

let me know if you find Ellen Shipley, this is the first I'd ever even heard of her!

some dude, Monday, 16 November 2009 21:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maybe you need to have a talk w/your mom.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I only just learned last week that Abby Elliot is Chris Elliot's daughter.

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 16 November 2009 21:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tell me, was this the kind of unfunny SNL ep that puts you to sleep and you realize only later was atrocious, or was this of the unintentional comedy, "hmm...maybe anybody could do this for a living?" unfunny? The latter can be entertaining.

x-post

Cunga, Monday, 16 November 2009 21:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I only just learned last week that Abby Elliot is Chris Elliot's daughter.

A currently open wikipedia window just taught me that January Jones is an actress, and not a porn star. I think I win/lose.

Cunga, Monday, 16 November 2009 21:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

jaymc you're making a joke about my last name and you refer to my mom, who in all likelihood (and in reality) was born with a different maiden name? poor form.

some dude, Monday, 16 November 2009 22:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aren't you like 30? Wouldn't your mom be married in 1980?

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Or, I guess, COULDN'T your mom be married would be more accurate. No need to make Al-ssumptions

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxxxpost to Cunga

Well, look. If you do improv or write sketch stuff at all, you learn pretty quickly (even at a beginner level) that fart jokes and gay jokes are really easy and rarely good and are to be avoided as much as possible. This week's episode suggests that the SNL writers haven't quite reached that point in their comedy education.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

uh, fart jokes are always good

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

um, fart?

super sexy psycho fantasy world (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

heh heh

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxxpost

OR it suggests that the host sometimes has a little too much control over the material. OR it suggests that the producer should exercise a little less control over the material. OR it suggests that the head writer should exercise any level of quality control over the material.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Aren't you like 30? Wouldn't your mom be married in 1980?

^^this

Actually, you know what sketch I did like? The one near the end of the episode with Jason Sudeikis and January Jones on a blanket looking at clouds.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I personally like fart and poop jokes as much as the next guy, Whiney, but you've gotta bring something interesting to the table (see: 'toilet scissors' on the Asssscat! DVD).

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

one thing that might have buoyed the fart sketch a bit would be if Jones could have made halfway-funny farting faces instead of just standing around blankly. (I mean if the whole joke is some gulf between guest actress/guest's persona/Grace Kelly on one hand and "farting" on the other, selling it and making it funny is all on her, and I can imagine plenty of actresses who could have made it way less lame.)

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Basically, either she should have been way more of a ditzy airhead (the lines pointed in that direction, particularly with all that "was that me?" stuff) or the sketch should have been rewritten to have her act like a stereotypical trucker, with belching, cursing, inappropriate scratching and outrageously lewd commentary mixed in with the farting and the sketch should have been about Jimmy Stewart getting thrown off by the dichotomy between the "real" Grace Kelly and the "acting" Grace Kelly. (They could have played this up by having, say, Will Forte play the gross, obnoxious Grace Kelly and JJ play the on-camera "acting" Grace Kelly but that might have been hammering the point a little too much.)

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

you guys don't know funny at all.

what sold the sketch to me was the juxtaposition of her dead-eyed stare with the sloppy, wet fart sounds

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

The sketch was amusing but she completely ruined it by cracking up at it, particularly since no one else was laughing.

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

(lol so basically I'm trying to rewrite it so she was in less of it)

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

well, yes, she shouldn't have been laughing, obv, but that's a problem with the performer, not the sketch

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

they should have had grace kelly strenuously argue that it's a part of her "method"

鬼の手 (Edward III), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha not to get all comedy-dissecting but yeah, I agree with you, Whiney, that was the one level on which I laughed at it, but even THAT wasn't the way it was played -- if the idea was to have her stand demurely while horrible fart-noises boomed around, that wasn't well done either! (cause like she did attempt a couple unfunny fart-faces, as I recall.) I mean, I dunno, like Dan's going into, there are several different directions you could play the joke in and the sketch didn't do any of them very well, and I basically wound up sitting there mad at myself for laughing so hard at just the fart sounds (which I would laugh at even coming from a blank screen with no associated characters)

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

no one laughs when I fart except me

super sexy psycho fantasy world (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I fart all the time its kind of weird

super sexy psycho fantasy world (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I, for one, completely endorse an episode of SNL hosted by fart sounds

a Barbie-like nub where he provates should be (HI DERE), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I, for one, completely endorse an episode of SNL hosted by fart sounds Larry King

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Only if Larry King is played by Norm MacDonald:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK6qcvrF-4I

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK6qcvrF-4I

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

The more I think about it, the more I appreciate the equator.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Monday, 16 November 2009 23:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

double-u double-u double-u fart dash sounds dot net.

wow.

goole, Monday, 16 November 2009 23:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

As everyone else is saying: the skit would've been better if it was not just flatulence that ruined Grace Kelly's pristine image.

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Imagine how funny it'd be if they had Grace, when the camera wasn't rolling, talking about how her own experiences with voyeurism help her get into character each day. She could start going into these lurid college stories and Hitchcock would have to stop her (as well as yank Jimmy Stewarts' hand from his pants).

And why stop at debasing Grace Kelly? The second the movie camera stops they should've had Jimmy Stewart telling off-color jokes and joking about wheel chair sex with Grace Kelly. Just hearing a Jimmy Stewart impersonator be vulgar would be worth a few chuckles.

Then you'd have the pompous Alfred Hitchcock being the voice of moral authority etc. As it is it's Grace Kelly farting while Alfred Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart watch - which is a letdown.

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just hearing a Jimmy Stewart impersonator be vulgar would be worth a few chuckles.

dana carvey did this like 20 years ago, and your ideas are terrible

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

how about if grace kelly dropped a deuce into hitch's jowly mouth while stewart rubbed one out

would that be funny

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd subscribe to their videos.

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

why not save time and post straight into the o_O thread

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

dana carvey did this like 20 years ago, and your ideas are terrible

Dana Carvey did everyone about twenty years ago, so that doesn't surprise me. My quickly thought-of suggestions probably are lame, but it's hard to convey the humor of farce in cold print.

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love all the SNL fanfic in this thread. Would the masturbating Jimmy Stewart sketch be intended as a part of the official SNL universe or is this a multiverse spin-off?

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's in one of the seasons never released on dvd

鬼の手 (Edward III), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 01:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok guys you got me, my mom was married and named Shipley in 1980

some dude, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 02:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well, look. If you do improv or write sketch stuff at all, you learn pretty quickly (even at a beginner level) that fart jokes and gay jokes are really easy and rarely good and are to be avoided as much as possible. This week's episode suggests that the SNL writers haven't quite reached that point in their comedy education.

― I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, November 16, 2009 5:02 PM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ugh remember the Paul Rudd episode last year that felt like 80% gay jokes?

some dude, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 02:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

that is not shocking considering the general genre of paul rudd's humor

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 02:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

So the next three hosts are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Derek Jeter, and Jon Bon Jovi.

I guess the last ten years just didn't happen or something...?

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

god that is an awful string there

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

How hard up are they for hosts?

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

man how do they waste the jon bovi sketch last week, they should do it when he's hosting imo

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh, and Jake Gyllenhaal in there somewhere, too. My general point still stands.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know why exactly, but that host list makes me really sad. Like seriously sad.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Derek Jeter, Jon Bon Jovi = point is that your first or last name has to start with a J in order to host

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

u r next

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

*exchanges knowing glances with Jon Williams*

house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

man how do they waste the jon bovi sketch last week, they should do it when he's hosting imo

Hello this is SNL, they won't be afraid to continue beating that "joke" into the ground. Guarantee it will be on that episode.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Derek Jeter, Jon Bon Jovi = point is that your first or last name has to start with a J in order to host

― house of flying jaggers (J0rdan S.), Monday, November 16, 2009 10:25 PM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

forks?

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jake Gyllenhaal

His first time was classic for the "Law & Order Acting School" sketch alone.

I think JG-L should be pretty decent too. Granted, he was only a kid on 3rd Rock, but he could probably be a funny adult too.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 03:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah. There's just no part of me that understands Bon Jovi or Jeter, though.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

They are incredibly popular people who are charming and outgoing

um, dude? (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

If memory serves, this will be an encore performance for Jeter. I don't remember his first time being funny, though. In fact, I barely remember it at all.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is Jeter's second go-round.

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

First SNL host of the new year!:

http://therichlife.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/vsbefore.jpg

I HEART CREEPY MENS (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love all the SNL fanfic in this thread. Would the masturbating Jimmy Stewart sketch be intended as a part of the official SNL universe or is this a multiverse spin-off?

I don't know about the other guys here but I send all my SNL Skit Remixes to Lorne Michaels when the season is over. Like any good remix they are supposed to make him think "what if?"

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

This show sucks

Spectrum, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 04:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol

peed on tree (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 05:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Joseph Gordon-Leavitt is awesome and I bet he'll be a great host.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 06:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

My inner-frat child wants to see a skit about "Angels in the Outfield."

Cunga, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 06:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

My name begins with J if you spell it wrong.

tie me up, dress in drag, and read to me from the bible (kenan), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 08:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jeter was decent for an athlete. But really, doing better than the likes of Michael Phelps or Tom Brady is saying much. I kind of wish they were going with A-Rod instead because it would be such a fantastic trainwreck.

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

D'oh, should be "isn't saying much".

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I surprised anyone is up in arms over January Jones considering that they'll even let athletes host this show.

Darin, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

the rock was a radical host as i recall

max, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, dude. He did it twice! Once as the Rock and once as Dwayne Whatever The Fuck His Real Name Is

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

sometimes the non-actors can be good if they just go for it and don't mind looking silly. i don't see jeter going this way though.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

peyton manning was pretty funny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L42C7wphzVY

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

peyton manning is funny in commercials too

max, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

iirc most of the athletes that host tend to bring in huge ratings no matter how bad they are -- wasn't Nancy Kerrigan one of their highest rated episodes ever? i can at least see the rationale for that more than getting the 3rd or 4th most famous person from an award winning but not massively popular cable drama.

some dude, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

If memory serves, this will be an encore performance for Jeter. I don't remember his first time being funny, though. In fact, I barely remember it at all.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, November 16, 2009 11:03 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

derek jeter's taco hole was great

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 peyton manning's comedy.

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Part of the allure of athletes on the show is watching highly successful people fail, imo.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Part of the allure of athletes on the show is watching highly successful people fail, imo.

― windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Tuesday, November 17, 2009 1:51 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

nah, people have low expectations for athletes on snl so then as long as they aren't awful they come across pretty well

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 19:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't remember who it was, but there was an athlete on, a baseball player I think, and Chris Kattan is a kid about to go to sleep, and the athlete shows up like a ghost to offer all these aspirational thoughts and it's really touching, then one by one more show up till it's just annoying and creepy and finally Will Ferrel enters. That was a great skit.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Here it is. Helen Hunt was the guest but real athletes show up.

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/97/97ibaseball.phtml

dan selzer, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

hahaha, remember when Wayne Gretzky hosted in 1989 and he did that sketch where he just said everything he thought outloud.

"Bye guys, if you need me, I'll upstairs masturbating"

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

actual lols just from reading the transcript of that baseball sketch

max, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

That was Joe Montana, not Gretzky.

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ugh, SNL Transcripts...

"This is my master, Hannibal" instead of "mastiff"

come on fuck a guy

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks, dan... shit that was 86!

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember being incredulous that my parents were not stopping me from watching the show at that point

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha i totally remember that one!

jazzgasms (Mr. Que), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

it was such a weird thing for Joe Montana to say

jazzgasms (Mr. Que), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

think that was maybe why it was funny

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks

jazzgasms (Mr. Que), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

I still bust out the line "I've got the rolling papers if you got the weed" from the baseball sketch fairly regularly. I'm rarely taken up on the offer though.

methanietanner, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

you're welcome, jazzgasms! (/joe montana voice)

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

loool @ 2012 sketch

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 November 2009 04:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dave Matthews as Ozzy was big lulz

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 November 2009 05:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

what is up with that

johnny crunch, Sunday, 22 November 2009 05:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow, this kid likes cassettes.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 November 2009 05:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

not very funny episode, but from JGL monologue alone...will you deny his talent?

dan selzer, Sunday, 22 November 2009 06:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Part of the allure of athletes on the show is watching highly successful people fail, imo.

SNL goes to great lengths -- too great -- to keep the host from looking stupid.

kenan, Sunday, 22 November 2009 07:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

OK SNL can just fuck off for real with that China-Obama skit.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

"How many jobs have you created?" "None" AARCCCHHHGDSS!O#IF$@H!!!

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Wah! Wah! SNL is only supposed to make fun of the OTHER guys, not my guy! Wah!"

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

I thought the China-Obama thing was funny!

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

Good episode all around, actually. JGL seemed a little frantic but he did a good job.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

He was entertaining, Kenan MVP of this ep though. Between Reba and What Up With That.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jason Sudeikis's bboy dancing is still the mvp of "what up with that" imo.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know, seeing Moyinahan in those wrestling tights twirling the snake kinda did it for me.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

True

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Of course a lot of my love for this episode comes from the fact that it wasn't last week's episode.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

yah this one tailed off a little near the end with the thanksgiving sketch and some other crap but it was a pretty funny episode overall, the return of "what up with that?" almost killed me. the china/obama thing was one of the better recent cold opens (which are usually pretty awful, they should maybe try something other than lame political humor here for a change?) but it went on way too long.

congratulations (n/a), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I loved the Wilson Phillips/En Vogue part of the thanksgiving sketch.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd be fine with them making fun of Obama. But sorry, dumbass misrepresentations of policy debates you don't understand isn't funny. Neither is Fred Armisen.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Neither is Fred Armisen.

Agreed; that guy is especially horrible.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

i mostly just liked the "making sex with me" punchlines.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Armisen was funnier when he was under the radar. Ferricito 4EVA

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 November 2009 23:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

I loved the Wilson Phillips/En Vogue part of the thanksgiving sketch.

― windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Sunday, November 22, 2009 6:48 PM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

y'know I was thinking during the sketch that they've done probably a dozen different variations on that kind of 'tense family dinner' sketch with a dozen different casts over the years but they're pretty much always really funny to me, then they broke out a wacky singing routine which feels like a much more recent vintage SNL cliche and it kinda ruined it for me.

turkey turkey turkey let's all get basted (some dude), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

also ugh @ the announcement that Blake Lively is hosting soon, which should be at least Megan Fox bad, if not January Jones bad. lots of funny women exist in show business, why can't any of them host SNL? or even be cast members, Wiig aside? I'm really quickly starting to hate Jenny Slate.

turkey turkey turkey let's all get basted (some dude), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jenny and Nasim are both duds (on SNL anyway). Still not really into Abby Elliott either.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 23 November 2009 00:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Abby did a fantastic Sarah McLachlan a few weeks ago though, plus she is super cuet.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Who was the translator in the opening sketch? She was awesome.

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Monday, 23 November 2009 00:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

That was Nasim.

windy = white, carl = black (polyphonic), Monday, 23 November 2009 01:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I do miss Casey Wilson, thought she had more potential than Elliott tbh.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 23 November 2009 01:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

(is it just me or is there something very samey about their overall "looks")

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Monday, 23 November 2009 01:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

it must be tough for Michaela who had a bit of traction and who had a recurring role as Hoda Kotb to see one of the other new girls take that role so effortlessly. Not that it was a bravura performance or anything, playing the straight man for Kristen' s Kathie Lee...

dan selzer, Monday, 23 November 2009 01:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

it was flat and awkward

and then makes him speak only by rapping (he hates rap) (jeff), Monday, 23 November 2009 02:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

al gore was good in what up with that

max, Monday, 23 November 2009 02:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

(is it just me or is there something very samey about their overall "looks")

I have a difficult time telling them apart.

ô_o (Nicole), Monday, 23 November 2009 03:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah for half the Obama sketch I was trying to figure out if the translator was Jenny or Nasim (and when she was funny I figured out it was the latter)

Al Gore's Update bit was pretty next level imo

turkey turkey turkey let's all get basted (some dude), Monday, 23 November 2009 03:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

i love "what up with that?"

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's pretty much a mess but it's a mess that i love

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was losing my shit at "What Up With That?"

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

i was realizing the other day that what up with that and jean k jean are my two most looked-forward to repeated sketches

max, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

take that, kenan-haters

max, Monday, 23 November 2009 19:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

jean k jean is the best

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

joseph gordon-leavitt is almost as much of an annoying ham as justin timberlake

kinda tired of "bill hader as host of a show" sketches but wiig kinda killed this "secret word" sketch

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha shit this is the best digital short in forever

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

to be honest i'm pretty tired of "wacky game show" as an SNL trope in general, it's right up there with "uncomfortable dinner party with one normal couple and one CRAZY couple" and "fake talk show" as played-out sketch boilerplates

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

this show is at the point where if someone was like "andy samberg is gonna write a show about fucking a black, male reba mcentire" i would be like "alright sure why not" & the sketch ended up being amazing - one of the first time samberg ever exceeded my expectations

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

yo this episode is good! jack johnson sketch is kind of low hanging fruit but i'm diggin it

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

andy samberg is gonna write a song* obv

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this jeremy piven as ozzy??

will.i.ban (J0rdan S.), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

if you're not joking, that's DM of DMB fame

e honda v. (m bison), Monday, 23 November 2009 19:30 (eight years ago)