How far SNL has fallen

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    Jan 18, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    i loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    I thought the skit with Peewee Herman and A.C. this Saturday was hilarious!

    Mind you, I was flipping through channels and stumbled upon that. As for tv show comebacks, There aren't alot, and the ones that are around, seem ok.
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:21 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    Bigy11 saidi loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined

    Yeah, SNL so was much better when it was a comedy show.


    yes now they just try to make anything that happens in the world into a satire nothing is really original im waiting for the day where nothing big happens and SNL has nothing to talk about
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    Don't know if it was ever classic, but Family Guy was once amazing...once they "revived it," it really jumped the shark.

    One of my favorite shows is Survivor - last few seasons (ever since Russell Hantz) have blown chunks. I feel like the last REALLY good season was Micronesia, which was like 5 seasons (2.5 years ago).

    And I feel SNL has sucked for the better half of the past decade. Mad TV was kicking its ass for a while, and that wasn't even super funny...
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    Yes, the laughs are very far and few between. I think their only hope might be that Sarah Palin will run for president and Tina Fey will agree to do some guest spots.
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:47 AM GMT
    wade_in_BC saidI thought the skit with Peewee Herman and A.C. this Saturday was hilarious!

    Yeah, I thought it was pretty funny, too. Why I made a separate thread about it nearly 6 hours before this one. Here's a re-post of the clip:



    Anderson Cooper, from the skit: "Do you know what would happen if I lost these eyes? [Pointing to his own] They're a national treasure!" LOL!
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    Jan 18, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Bigy11 saidi loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined
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    Jan 18, 2011 3:00 AM GMT
    2 words that ruined it ..jimmy fallon.


    i miss molly shannon!

    Signed-...-Molly-Shannon-supplied-568488

    though that new-ish girl who impersonated suzie orman had me in stitches..

    "save money - instead of buying maxi pads, get some double sided sticky tape and socks" LOL




  • Webster666

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    Jan 18, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    SNL needs some comedy writers.
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    Jan 18, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Bigy11 saidi loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined


    Church Lady was spot on! Thanx for posting!
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    I actually really like the show.. i loved the Spanglish sketch they did recently, as well as the spoof on Fresh Prince
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    I liked the Pee Wee skit too. I was amazed that Pee Wee hasn't aged very much. AC was funny too.
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    That skit with the two singers in sweaters who don't really sing, the "What's Up with Tat?" skit, certainly the MacGruber skit, are a sign of how bad the show has gotten.

    Every Saturday night I hope and pray that this one will be better, but I'm always disappointed. And the musical guests truly, truly suck.
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThat skit with the two singers in sweaters who don't really sing, the "What's Up with Tat?" skit, certainly the MacGruber skit, are a sign of how bad the show has gotten.

    Every Saturday night I hope and pray that this one will be better, but I'm always disappointed. And the musical guests truly, truly suck.


    You dont like "whatsup with that"????? My family is all over the floor roaring when that is on!!! We sing it around the house after hehe

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    Jan 18, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    Bigy11 saidi loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined


    I'd have to disagree. While the men of SNL aren't quite Will Ferrel, the women of the show in recent seasons are incredible. Kristen Wiig, between her spot-on impersonations of Suze Orman and her ridiculously impressive "just kidding" sketch, is definitely rising to Amy Poehler/Tina Fey/Maya Rudolph talent.

    Additionally, the way the show takes what's going on the world and satirizes it is amazing. It's one thing to write sketches in the off season; it's completely another to have to work on a week by week schedule and exercise creativity that way.

    Possibly the most important factor isn't the cast or the writers, but the technology. Sketch comedy, as much as I hate to admit it, is so much better with quality computer graphics and video editing. Music videos, commercials, and Andy Samberg's digital shorts have made Saturday Night Live cultury relevant and legitimize the goals of Lorne Micheals.

    And have you tried watching a pre-Ferrel episode? Painful. Yes, now watching SNL means doing a little homework before on CNN, but to say the show is less than good is a bit of an understatement.
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    Jan 18, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    lions_on_fire said
    Bigy11 saidi loved the classic SNL but nowadays its so bad i rarely laugh and everything is just so blah who else agrees and what other classic shows have been ruined


    I'd have to disagree. While the men of SNL aren't quite Will Ferrel, the women of the show in recent seasons are incredible. Kristen Wiig, between her spot-on impersonations of Suze Orman and her ridiculously impressive "just kidding" sketch, is definitely rising to Amy Poehler/Tina Fey/Maya Rudolph talent.

    Additionally, the way the show takes what's going on the world and satirizes it is amazing. It's one thing to write sketches in the off season; it's completely another to have to work on a week by week schedule and exercise creativity that way.

    Possibly the most important factor isn't the cast or the writers, but the technology. Sketch comedy, as much as I hate to admit it, is so much better with quality computer graphics and video editing. Music videos, commercials, and Andy Samberg's digital shorts have made Saturday Night Live cultury relevant and legitimize the goals of Lorne Micheals.

    And have you tried watching a pre-Ferrel episode? Painful. Yes, now watching SNL means doing a little homework before on CNN, but to say the show is less than good is a bit of an understatement.


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    Jan 18, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Actually I don't see the appeal of Will Farrell at all, but Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg are often in the "genius" category. Seth Meyer is a great Update host and tweaked-out New York tour guide/clubkid Stefon is hilarious. I was sad to see Jenny Slate not be renewed for this season, as I thought she had great potential: Tina the infomercial girl selling custom doorbells and car horns was a glimmer of brilliance last season.
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    Jan 18, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    The Simpsons, though it seems to be getting better again. For a while there it just wasn't funny and I totally stopped watching.
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    Feb 07, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidI want a whole lot more
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    hah yea ive grown tired of that act
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    Feb 07, 2011 8:06 PM GMT
    I still think one of the funniest skits was the Debbie Downer one when they're at Disney and they can't stop laughing during it.
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    Feb 07, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev saidI still think one of the funniest skits was the Debbie Downer one when they're at Disney and they can't stop laughing during it.


    Absolutely hilarious sketch. In some ways one of the more productive uses for Jimmy Fallon's inability to keep a straight face in pretty much anything. Rachel Dratch cracking up is pure gold, though. She was so talented.
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    Feb 07, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    Somehow this is a thread about classic SNL but doesn't mention John Belushi (the funny Belushi) or Gilda Radner ?
    Also Dan Akroyd, Jane Curtain, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy.


    Check out the video for landshark or Gilda Radner's editorials about "endangered feces" or "violins in America." Hi-lar-ious!
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    Feb 07, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    Go back to the mid to late 70's....That Was The True Saturday Nite Live full of Incredible Off The Wall Skits!
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    Feb 07, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
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    ShinyToyTrev saidI still think one of the funniest skits was the Debbie Downer one when they're at Disney and they can't stop laughing during it.


    Absolutely hilarious sketch. In some ways one of the more productive uses for Jimmy Fallon's inability to keep a straight face in pretty much anything. Rachel Dratch cracking up is pure gold, though. She was so talented.

    Yeah. I was always mad that Jimmy sucked and thought everything was SO funny... but that entire Skit... Including Lindsay Lohan. You can't help but laugh if you see it.
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    Feb 07, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I was always a bigger fan of Second City