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    aesgaard41

    [2039]Dec 4, 2013
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    Hey Stu, I'm trying to recall a very rare sketch from the early Eighties that referenced the "Friday the 13th" movies. As best as my memories recall, it was about parents thinking about sending their kids to summer camp, but when the dad hears the name of the camp, he asks, "say, isn't that the camp where all those kids go killed?" The camp counselors start back peddling to cover up the murders and get the kids to attend their camp, but when the counselors ask dad if he'd like to talk to the camp owner, the front door opens and its Jason Voorhess as the family screams. I know I saw this sketch as kid, and I'd like a lead to finding it again.

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    JustinRAn

    [2040]Dec 8, 2013
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    Stu, Do you watch the SNL compilation specials lately? If you didn't, you've probably seen roughly 98% of the sketches before.
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    HelloStuart

    [2041]Dec 9, 2013
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    aesgaard41 wrote:

    Hey Stu, I'm trying to recall a very rare sketch from the early Eighties that referenced the "Friday the 13th" movies. As best as my memories recall, it was about parents thinking about sending their kids to summer camp, but when the dad hears the name of the camp, he asks, "say, isn't that the camp where all those kids go killed?" The camp counselors start back peddling to cover up the murders and get the kids to attend their camp, but when the counselors ask dad if he'd like to talk to the camp owner, the front door opens and its Jason Voorhess as the family screams. I know I saw this sketch as kid, and I'd like a lead to finding it again.


    It sounds like an Ebersol-era sketch, you're probably right about that, but I'm not sure which show or airdate. It wasn't in a Halloween show.
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    HelloStuart

    [2042]Dec 9, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    Stu, Do you watch the SNL compilation specials lately? If you didn't, you've probably seen roughly 98% of the sketches before.

    Not recently, no. Unless there was a sudden explosion of clips from mid-80s SNL, more than likely I've seen all those sketches before.
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    JustinRAn

    [2043]Dec 12, 2013
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    There was a borderline bright spot in that I finally saw the Bird family.

    In Season 22, When they had 5 former cast members host in a row (Carvey, Rock, Robert Downey, Phil, Short), was that planned, a coincidence or what?
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    Ruckhappy

    [2044]Dec 13, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    In Season 22, When they had 5 former cast members host in a row (Carvey, Rock, Robert Downey, Phil, Short), was that planned, a coincidence or what?


    That's a good question. I can't think of a reason why Lorne would have wanted to front-load the season with alums. The writing staff was on its way to rebounding from the '94-'95 debacle, although that was the season that Stephen Colbert sat in as a guest writer and had a rocky time of it. That was also the season that Adam McKay was, according to Jim Breuer, being kind of an asshole.

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    HelloStuart

    [2045]Dec 14, 2013
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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    JustinRAn wrote:
    In Season 22, When they had 5 former cast members host in a row (Carvey, Rock, Robert Downey, Phil, Short), was that planned, a coincidence or what?


    That's a good question. I can't think of a reason why Lorne would have wanted to front-load the season with alums. The writing staff was on its way to rebounding from the '94-'95 debacle, although that was the season that Stephen Colbert sat in as a guest writer and had a rocky time of it. That was also the season that Adam McKay was, according to Jim Breuer, being kind of an asshole.


    Somewhere in between. Four of those five alums were promoting TV shows and/or new projects. And that's not including two cast members (Chevy and Mike Myers) hosting later that season.
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    Hennes81

    [2046]Dec 16, 2013
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    Do you think Cecily will become a solo WU anchor like Seth?


    Who would you have in mind for co-anchor?


    Did I miss a confirmation or recent rumour about it?

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    JustinRAn

    [2047]Dec 17, 2013
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    1: Based on her co-hosting Update, I hope not.

    2: Most likely Mike O' Brien as he was an SNL Writer. Tim Robinson would be my other choice.

    3: Not as far as I know.
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    Ruckhappy

    [2048]Dec 17, 2013
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    Judging by how he's all but disappeared from the live sketches, his chances of being installed as an Update anchor are nil.

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    JustinRAn

    [2049]Dec 19, 2013
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    And Dennis Miller and Colin Quinn were all around the show before being Update?
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    Ruckhappy

    [2050]Dec 21, 2013
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    Miller was a direct hire into the Update chair, and an established stand-up. Quinn had almost three seasons under his belt, plus was also an established stand-up. O'Brien has already been exiled to being a spear carrier in live sketches. He's on his way out, not about to be promoted to one of the premier roles on the show.

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    HelloStuart

    [2051]Dec 21, 2013
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    Hennes81 wrote:

    Do you think Cecily will become a solo WU anchor like Seth?


    Who would you have in mind for co-anchor?


    Did I miss a confirmation or recent rumor about it?


    1. Eventually, whether some people here would like it or not.
    2. I don't think a co-anchor would be necessary. Just give Cece some time.
    3. Nope.
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    JustinRAn

    [2052]Dec 21, 2013
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    They either need Cecily to prepare/practice more or write her better material. Her jokes still seem either Seth Meyer lite jokes, Sex Jokes, or throwaway jokes. She seems like she's doing a Seth Meyers impression.

    If she takes over permanently, Will she also be head writer?
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    Ruckhappy

    [2053]Dec 22, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    If she takes over permanently, Will she also be head writer?


    Is that a serious question? Of course not. Colin Jost and Rob Klein will presumably keep going as co-head writers.

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    JustinRAn

    [2054]Dec 22, 2013
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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    JustinRAn wrote:
    If she takes over permanently, Will she also be head writer?


    Is that a serious question? Of course not. Colin Jost and Rob Klein will presumably keep going as co-head writers.



    Recent Update Anchors (Fey, Meyers) have also been head writers. Bummer as I've liked alot of her sketches.
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    JoinToKnow

    [2055]Dec 28, 2013
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    A dozen years ago, maybe more, SNL aired a skit where two sportscaster were in a broadcast where "stats" and scores were being overlaid on the screen to the point they could barely seen the camera. Toward the end of their broadcast, they were ducking down to try to look through/between the onscreen graphics.

    Do you happen to know of that episode? I've looked and looked.

    Thanks for any help in locating this one.

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    HelloStuart

    [2056]Dec 29, 2013
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    JoinToKnow wrote:


    A dozen years ago, maybe more, SNL aired a skit where two sportscaster were in a broadcast where "stats" and scores were being overlaid on the screen to the point they could barely seen the camera. Toward the end of their broadcast, they were ducking down to try to look through/between the onscreen graphics.

    Do you happen to know of that episode? I've looked and looked.

    Thanks for any help in locating this one.



    You had most of the details right. It wasn't a sports-themed show, though. Just follow the link, courtesy of SNL Archives:


    http://snlarchives.net/detail.php?i=199901099

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    JoinToKnow

    [2057]Dec 29, 2013
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    Thanks very much for making the connection. It explains why my searches kept missing it. But that's exactly it. And I'm relieved it wasn't totally in my imagination.

    I appreciate your help with this.
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    benjaminlebar

    [2058]Dec 30, 2013
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    I personally feel that Cecily is/was a great choice. I look forward to her anchoring by herself. She has great delivery.

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