SNL 40th

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    Feb 16, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    Anybody else watching this show? Very well done and funny. Some of the old timers are really starting to show their age but kudos to them for being there for such a milestone.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 16, 2015 4:00 AM GMT
    I missed the first few minutes, but have been watching and it has not disappointed ... a lot of excellent comedy and great to see a lot of the past cast and hosts
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    Feb 16, 2015 4:20 AM GMT
    Gave up on it 30 years ago. Almost never funny. Of course, over years and years, you hit a few.
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    Feb 16, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
    Showing their age indeed! I don't think that Joe Piscopo needed any hair or makeup done to make him look like Frank Sinatra...
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    Feb 16, 2015 7:37 AM GMT
    It was good… I thought there would have been more guests, musical guest clips, and some of the best clips were left out. But it was good. icon_lol.gif
  • rnch

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    Feb 16, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    It went downhill quickly and badly after the enjoyable Justin Timberlake/Jimmy Fallon number. (Those two really do play well after each other and could become the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby duo of their generation.)

    "The Califorians" sketch was particularity lame and numb.

    They would have done better with replaying the best of the old sketches.
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    Feb 16, 2015 9:19 PM GMT
    I agree that they should have featured more old sketches. I stopped after Eddie Murphy. The Beyonce tribute to skit duos dragged. SNL always seems to drag. I usually stop watching after Weekend Update. But, I give it a chance every Saturday!
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    Feb 17, 2015 5:57 AM GMT
    Jane Curtin on Weekend Update was great gamely delivering some of the special's best lines.

    For Lorraine Newman and Dan Ackroyd it was "All About That Bass." It was particularly nice seeing Lorraine Newman again since she's been so long out of the spotlight; she was terrific and nearly unrecognizable reprising her "That's great bass!" blink-or-you'll-miss-her Bass-O-Matic role with Dan Ackroyd. She looked great! She was always underrated.

    I guess it's true that pretty boys are hit the hardest by Father Time given Chevy Chase's jowls; who knew Garrett Morris as his interpreter for the hard of hearing would age better.

    I can't believe 13 plus years have passed since Paul Simon's 9/11 SNL appearance; he looks like he's pushing 80.

    The best part for me was seeing the audition tapes for most of the original 1975 cast, plus the ones for the ones Lorne Michaels made the mistake of not hiring, like Jim Carrey.
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    Feb 17, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
    It would have been better if they had more skits. And more Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristin Wiig.

    Actually - let's just redo it with only those people. Lorne? Where are you? Let's try again.
  • rnch

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    Feb 17, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    Jane Curtain's deft and witty slam-dunk of Fox Feaux News was the high point and class act of the entire show.



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  • Svnw688

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    Feb 17, 2015 5:58 PM GMT
    That had to have been the most epic AFTER PARTY of all time!
  • toastvenom

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    Feb 17, 2015 10:28 PM GMT
    glad adam sandker reprised "opera man"