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May 28, 2016
Season 42 Offseason Changes
OK, Stu, I will do my best to soldier on with the new forum, but I still think it sucks balls....

We usually have a topic to discuss predicted changes for the new season, so here it is. My speculations:

--No major cast changes. Rudnitsky had a notably weak first season, but it's difficult to evaluate any new cast fairly after a season in which the writing was so spotty. Look what happened with Jenny Slate, for example. Anyway, Lorne needs to get back to a policy of giving new cast two seasons to make their bones (obvious disasters like Mike O'Brien excepted).

--Everyone is talking about how bad the writing was yet again this season, but almost nobody has noted the huge turnover in the writing staff the past 2-3 seasons. They have revamped the writer's room...and it's not working. That is a sign ...

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May 27, 2016
Random Thoughts: Fred Armisen/Courtney Barnett (5/21/16)
RIP SNL Forum. I'll get the ball rolling into this new era:

+ With the Democratic nomination within reach, the cold open tonight is a tragedy on two levels. First of all, it reminded us that Hillary Clinton's imminent clinch is just a reminder that she's the anti-Trump, much in the same way Donald Trump is the anti-Hillary. Secondly, this likely marks the last time Larry David will waltz in and play the kvetch king Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator is dispatched figuratively and literally, but not without a charming, "Nutcracker"-inspired dance number.
+ The two sketches that aired after the second commercial might have been two of the best of Season 41. We've seen the pretentious, unpleasant Regine before, and having vBay and Aidy play her foils was nothing new either, but this particular outing had a different energy. This awful woman still has a gazillion ...
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Mar 13, 2016
Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage Will Host Saturday Night Live
Tyrion Lannister will be the sketch show's main man in an upcoming episode.
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this should be interesting
Oct 13, 2015
Oh Boy! Donald Trump Will Host Saturday Night Live
The presidential hopeful and NBC will reunite once more after supposedly severing ties.
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Aug 26, 2015
Who Are the Breakout Stars From SNL?
Of the 141 SNL players, only a few could be called true breakout stars, those whose careers took off because of exposure on Saturday Night Live
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he's back!
Aug 17, 2015
Tracy Morgan Is Returning to TV to Host Saturday Night Live
The 41st season will also feature hosting stints from Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer.
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looking back
Feb 16, 2015
Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special: The Best and Worst Moments
Three and a half hours, some laughs, and a whole lotta clips.
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party on
Feb 13, 2015
Saturday Night Live: Who Are Your Favorite Recurring Characters From the Show's 40-Year History?
In celebration of the show's big anniversary, we've listed some of the best recurring characters to come out of its four-decade run.
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John watson/lester nygaard ftw
Nov 20, 2014
SNL Books James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams to Host the Last Three Shows of 2014
Along with some big-name musical guests.
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skits & giggles
Oct 21, 2014
SNL Promotes Leslie Jones from Writer to Featured Player
If you've been watching Season 40, you'll recognize her.
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Episode 22 Season 41
Fred Armisen; Courtney Barnett
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5.21.2016
Episode 21 Season 41
Drake
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5.14.2016
Episode 19 Season 41
Brie Larson; Alicia Keys
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5.7.2016
Episode 19 Season 41
Goodnight Sweet Prince
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4.23.2016
Episode 18 Season 41
Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Nick Jonas
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4.16.2016

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