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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:20 AM
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Last night's Saturday Night Live was incredibly horrible!
Did anyone witness that train wreck? Have they all been that bad this season? I couldn't believe how completely horrible the skits were. And I know most folks will say the show lost it's way a long time ago but I thought that they still had a small spark going. But my God! That was wrecthed! Maybe Tina Fey wrote the entire show or something...

Anyways, this looks like the end of SNL (at least for me, anyways...)
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:21 AM
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1. I dont' torture myself
watching SNL anymore...I watched K. Spacey's season ender this last season and it was...horrible... :(
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:33 AM
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2. I Tape Studio 60 on Sunset Strip and watch it while
SNL is on....
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:35 AM
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3. SNL has been horrible for while now ...
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:56 AM
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4. I've seen high-school talent shows with funnier skits than SNL
It's been awful for a while now. In the mid-70s, EVERY skit was funny and the music was great. Now they have shitty bands and even shittier attempts at "comedy" from time the program starts.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:57 AM
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7. Boy...you're right Frank. I truly have seen funnier skits from .....
...High School groups and don't get me started about the
No-Talent Bands that they have...God...They Suck!
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:44 AM
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5. I had to flat out give it up about two years ago....
and that was a long time coming. I was so sick of watching Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz crack up in mid-skit over something that was not even funny. I mean it is funny when a real pro cracks up, like I remember sometimes Chris Farley would do something so outrageously funny that he would crack up David Spade and Adam Sandler, but that was rare stuff. Fallon and Sanz would be in the middle of something not even remotely funny and break character, it was awful.

There are some people who do some great stuff though. Like Darrell Hammond was fantastic at all kinds of impressions. Chris Parnell and Will Forte were solid. Amy Poehler is good. Here and there you would have some good skits, but the writing went seriously downhill over the course of the last 8 years or so. Tina Fey was a big step down from people like Adam McKay, but now even she is gone, so right now you have a watered down talent pool for both performers and writers. SNL is one of those shows that could get back on the right track, but you are right it is a train wreck, and it's going to take some special people to come in and get it going again.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:17 AM
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6. All I saw was the opening skit....
..it was supposed to be Hastert. Looked nothing like Hastert. Sounded nothing like Hastert. It was like they didn't even try. Whoever it was I think was the same guy who does Cheney and it was almost like they said "Hmmm....portly old white guy. Nobody will know or care" and just had the guy read the script doing his Cheney impression. Which might have been fine if it were funny. But it wasn't.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:07 AM
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8. It's been atrocious since, oh, 1993...
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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:10 AM
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9. We (mostly me) watched it to see Jaime Pressly
I haven't watched an entire show for over fifteen years or more, that one was no exception either. Shut off right after "Weekend Update".
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:50 AM
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10. People have been saying since the 70's that it's gone downhill
But this week's was the worst ever. I actually like the folks they brought in last year - Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader and Andy Samberg, but the writing this week was appalling.

How do you make the whole Mark Foley thing un-funny?
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:41 PM
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20. Kristen Wiig is terrific
I really loved her work on the Joe Schmo Show.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:55 AM
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11. It Jumped the Shark years ago.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:59 AM
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12. Now, see, I thought it was improved...
but then again I watched that awful Dane Cook premiere episode, so they had nowehre to go but up.

I enjoyed the New York City Stories with Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:07 PM
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13. It's been the "end of SNL" for years
They have good days and bad days in my opinion. The problem is, is that they can't push the envelope anymore because they will take too much shit from the PC crowd. They can't get away with bees "buzzing off", "Look for the union label" pot songs, Mr. Robinson's neighborhood, bass-a-matics, Carter talking down someone on acid and so on.

I blame the PC crowd more than the writers.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:08 PM
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14. Newsflash. Tina Fey isn't on the show anymore.
She has a brand new show.

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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:10 PM
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18. That was my point.
It seemed like when she was writing the show, at least a few of the skits were passable (Especially the news). Not a single skit on Sat. show was funny which has me guessing that she pretty much wrote everything.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:52 PM
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21. Oh, I see. Duh.
I can be so dim sometimes! :crazy:

I interpreted what you said in the opposite way. Oops.

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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:35 PM
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23. Eh. I'm not that good at getting my point across most of the time.
The ADHD kicks in :P
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 PM
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15. If the early and mid eighties didn't kill SNL, nothing will
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:26 PM
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16. The irony is that New York City is crammed with writers, yet with all that
potential writing talent concentrated in one city, they can't even put out a show once a week with good comedy/satire writing. Something is seriously wrong with the system they use for writing the show.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:29 PM
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17. SNL has not been consistently funny in my lifetime.
It gets unfunnier every year.

Damn shame, the shows I've seen from the first few years were a riot.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:14 PM
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19. I skipped it in favor of the William Shatner Roast
Phew! I haven't laughed and gasped like that for a looooong time.
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:00 PM
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22. I have not watched in years.......
It has been unwatchable for a long time.
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smitty Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:11 PM
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24. I gave up on SNL a long time ago. After 30 years it's time to
pull the plug on that comatose patient.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:30 PM
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25. I did like the Nancy Grace skit.
The rest certainly sucked, though.
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:34 PM
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27. I liked it at first, but I think it went on too long.
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:32 PM
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26. I recorded it, watched about thirty minutes of it yesterday.
Then I deleted it. It was horrible. I was hoping for more because I like Jaime Pressly.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:09 PM
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28. I'm looking forward to Tina Fey's new sitcom.
Alec Baldwin cracks me up so I'm hoping this show is worthwhile.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:16 PM
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29. SNL = Still Not Laughing.
Show's sucked since 1997. Nothing but lame writing, comedians who can't stay in the zone and laugh at their own shit and nothing but safe, non-ground-breaking ClearChannel-friendly musical acts.
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