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  • Makes me glad I have better things to do on Saturday night.

    5.0
    I would rather watch an entire night of desperate housewives and reruns of sex in the city-both of which make me want to gag-before I'd watch a full saturday night live. I remember the much better days I guess. I watched this show for 15 years and loved it then all of the better comedians started leaving because well they got better offers. This show is all about comedians starting out...and showing everyone what they've got. Every time I attempt to give SNL another chance at making me happy it just makes me change the channel. The last good skits I saw involved justin timberlake and I don't even like him. What's that all about?! I can't put my finger on whether its the comedians, or the writing that has gone down the tubes, but something is definitely different and it's really disappointing. Oh well. I guess I'll stick to the SNL reruns.
  • can be funny

    8.5
    i don't watch the show a lot but when i do i generally laugh a lot. there are some skits that don't make me laugh but for the most part i laugh and thoroughly enjoy. some skits only make me laugh once or so if that, others i do not laugh at all during, usually because i dislike the actors in it, or i just do not find them funny. although i do not watch this show a lot i am trying to watch it more. my overall grade for this show is a B- or so, me thinks is fair
  • Coming to you live from New York It's Saturday Night!

    10
    SNL is a comedy made up of various skits to do with anything between politics and celebrities, every episode there is a different host and musical guest. See I had never heard of SNL until I was channel surfing one night about last Sep. and then I saw Week End Update. It was so funny I would recomend this to a friend, the skits are always different, nothing is repetitive. It's an original, It's a classic. SNL has been going for 34 years. Keep on rolling SNL. If you have a comment on my review send me an email at rickrice94@yahoo.com
  • Topically still funny; Under-utilizing a good host weakens the show

    7.0
    I did not start watching SNL until about 1998, and even then for my age it was a fairly mature show. I genuinely enjoyed it. This was my first real exposure to sketch comedy, an art of making the audience get to know a character in one minute and try to keep them laughing for the next five. I still make a point to watch the show regularly – in fact it's one of the few shows I watch in its original and convenient timeslot. SNL is fun, silly, and a half decent way to kill 90 minutes of a Saturday night at home. The biggest criticism I hear about the show from parents of friends is that 'it was funnier in the first decade.' Yes, it was funnier to them. That was when they were young and needed a scathing satirical look at the politics that rocked their worlds. It's an inherent condition of sketch comedy – material is always topical and evolves with the generations. Watching the Weekend Update sections from the old seasons is a little blast from the past – it might have been funny then, sure, but I didn't grow up with Jane Curtin and Bill Murray, and the political discussion from those seasons is completely lost in translation with me. I grew up on the tail end of Colin Quinn, before the desk changed hands to Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. News was topical to me and thus became punch-line laughs. These days I find the most consistently funny part of the show tends to be Weekend Update, purely for that topical nature.
    There have been plenty of good episodes, and certainly there have been weaker ones. I tend to break these things down analytically, and I figure there are four types of hosts – a celebrity you didn't expect to be funny and (a) was, or (b) wasn't, and then there's the celebrity you expect to bring strong humor to the show and either (c) brought it in spades, or (d) only showed up in two sketches all night. B always seems to happen when they bring in athletes to host. I think these days they're trying to draw on the star power and it's generating a lot of D's. But the A's are what make it worth watching, those occasional gems where you realize there's a celebrity out there who is comfortable in a sketch comedy setting. Guys like Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck. Before their first appearances, I bet nobody expected they had such comedic energy. And both have returned on multiple occasions – why? Because they were genuinely funny. Lots of hosts seem to go through the motions and read off the cue cards all night. But these guys put effort into it. These are the guys who know how to entertain a live audience, and they make it happen. The writers needs to explore these options for their hosts, instead of creating reactionary characters so that the core cast can keep rehashing a stock persona with a nuance that can only grow more tiresome each time around. For the current generation, I think Andy Samberg is a tremendous asset to the show. The Digital Shorts are the golden moments, and paired up with a strong host, they can make an episode memorable. But like I said, the strongest material is topical, and the demographic topical material plays to is the demographic with the strongest opinion on it – the 18 to 30 year-olds. And if you're too young to care, or older and have stopped caring, the topical material is just not going to entertain you. SNL is a show for the high-school and college generation, and as tastes evolve, the show will hopefully be able to adapt in stride. I know I'll keep watching.
  • Saturday Night live is whitty in parts and makes fun of some of the idiots who run our country

    8.0
    If you are the kind of guy or girl that likes political humor. racey yet funny humor cheap jokes in parts, and fall off the floor funny then saturday night live is the show for you.

    Saturday night live is one of my favorite shows when ever i get the chance i will watch it. Saturday night live is one of the longest running shows it first appeared in the 80's. And it never got old, and to this day it is still one of the most hilarious shows on telivision. Every now and then there will be a seen that will just make me want to record it and watch it over and over again. Every week tons and tons of writers and other people work really hard, to make you entertained every saturday night. Great show................
  • Saturday night live is an original and very entertaining show.

    8.0
    The comcept of saturday night live is what makes it a sucess, a sketch comedy show live, with a different guest celebrity every week, is entirely its own concept. As far as the quality of the acting goes, I can say thatthey are top notch, with mostly the guest starts breaking character to laugh in the middle of a scene. The jokes are hit and miss, but the hit portion of this show is increasingly funny. It also seems that some of the sketches are recycled to a point that they just are no longer funny, or are getting old fast. They also seem to be using the same celebrities too often, which pretty much brings along the previous problem. Overyall I think that SNL is a good show to watch.
  • Weekend update did a spoof regarding Governor Patterson and did a poor job of protraying him as a capable person.

    1.0
    As a vision teacher who works with individuals who are partially or totally blind, I was VERY offended by the protrayal of Governor Patterson of New York during the Weekend Update segment. It not only made fun of someone who is visually impaired, it also made them look like they act like that all of the time and are not capable of functioning as a normal human being. Needless to say, after the first minute or so, I changed the channel and did not go back to the rest of the show during the evening. I was enjoying Steve Martin as host and looked forward to seeing other segments, but was so turned off by the Patterson bit that I could not. My husband and I do look forward every Sat. to watch SNL and do enjoy the political parodies, but to make fun and do a spoof on a disability is despicable and I am thinking twice of watching SNL from now on. I also understand that Gov. Patterson himself had a grievance against this and I say more power to him! I am very proud that he is a governor and is out there doing his job despite having a handicap. I would say Obams also would agree with this!

    Think next time before doing a bit when it deals with disabilities, writers!!!
  • Still quite entertaining.

    8.0
    This is a funny show. Not as funny as year's past, but it still is very entertaining. I find it funny with the weekend updates and the sketches of old. It has some good laughs left and some funny bits, but I don't like it as much as I used to. Ever since Tina Fey left, the show has lost some creative spin. I was very much a fan of the line-up of Fey, Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, and etc. I am referring to the years of 2002-2006. Overall, this still is a good source of late night comedy. Thank you.
  • Another Saturday, another SNL. Neil Patrick Harris hosts with musical guest Taylor Swift. Taylor performs stunningly. Hilarious skits including "Curtains for Broadway?" and returning favorite Penelope in "Penelope in Group Therapy".

    9.5
    What can I say. I guess I can start with saying it's not the same without Amy, but the newcomers just add to the hilarity levels. I loved the Curtains for Broadway skit. Just amazing. I loved how they incorporated Taylor into it as Annie. "Don't mess with me, I've had a hard knock life you know". and "what was that???" "It was the Fiddler on the Roof, he JUMPED!!!!" lol. love it. plus, the return of Penelope, who we saw last season in Penelope in Traffic School (Amy Adams was the host). Taylor Swift sang great despite the obvious showing of her nerves. great episode. glad to see new women on the show. Although, the weekend update isn't as good without Amy. Seth can't quite do the news by himself. :( Otherwise, flawless.
  • This show isn't what it used to be... but it's still hilarious!

    9.5
    We all know that the current cast has nothing on Belushi, Murray, and the gang. Or Hartman. Or Murphy. Or Sandler. Or Farley. Or Rock. Or even Ferrell. But what makes the show worth watching the amount of underrated talent in the cast. Samberg's digital shorts are some of the most hilarious, creative, if ridiculous, pieces of comedy that I've seen in a while on SNL. Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey (I know she's not on anymore except when playing Palin) are two of the best female performers ever on the show. Hader and Hammond's impressions are spot-on and neither of those two are on the show as much as they deserve to be. The show does come out with some terrible episodes (The one with the guy from house ZZZZZ), but if you stick with it, there are even more great ones (Hathaway, Rudd, Malkovich). Or you could just watch the digital shorts on NBC.com.... that works too.
  • comedy skits parodies coolios

    7.5
    live from mongolia its sunday night! me likiee this show. me watch it every sunday in the morning on tivo. omg! i lobve guest stars! my favorite characters are mike meyers, amy poehler, maya rudloph, and kristin wig. i love kristin wig! happy thanks giving every body! woo hoo i i i i i i i i i i i i i ii i like it! but some skits arent funny and go on way too long. also i dont like the political skits, as i am only 12. they give me love lockdown, love lockdown... i loke that song!hey wizza yo!
  • A mixed bag; it's hard to summarize a late night variety show.

    7.5
    Very hard to summarize in one review, the cast members in the series since it premiered probably number in the hundreds. The golden ages of SNL were the late seventies and the nineties. Best cast members were Chris Farley, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Will Farrel, Dana Carvey, Tina Fey, Darrel Hammond, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Al Franken, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Eddie Murphy, John Lovitz, and many more. The show changes so much from week to week and year to year that it's hard to summarize like this. I guess notable skits include Mr. Bill, Down By The River, Weekend Update, Church Chat, etc etc
  • Saturday Night Live when it premiered in 1975 was a groundbreaking sketch comedy series that set new standards in satire, counter culture humor and irreverance.

    7.0
    That was then, this is now. Once upon a time SNL was a cutting edge, hip show that gave people a real excuse for staying home on Saturday nights. Really good satire on American TV is very much a rare animal. Your Show of Shows, Sgt. Bilko, That was the Week that was, Get Smart, The Smothers Brothers comedy hour, Laugh-In were the best attempts at satire before SNL. But none of those shows, not The Smothers, who had to battle CBS, and finally lost, not Laugh-In, which was hip for its time, but never really pushed the envelope. But SNL, with its young cast and producer pushed the envelope as far as it could be pushed in 1975. The live element added that much more danger to it, especially when Richard Pryor hosted. Chevy Chase was the breakout star almost from the beginning with his wacky news update anchor(Im Chevy Chase and youre not!), the sneaky shark(pizza delivery man) and his pratfalling Gerald Ford. After winning a bunch of Emmys its first year, it seemed to lose a little of its edge, then Chase left and was replaced by Bill Murray, which actually seemed to infuse the show with a new energy. Murray, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd emerged as the stars through seasons 2, 3 and 4, which represents one of the high points of the series history. After Belush and Akroyd left, Murray pretty much carried the show. After the others left in season 6, there was much maligned cast changes, though interestingly enough several of the members of that cast have had long careers as character actors and stand up comcs. Then there was a reworking of the show which saw Laurie Metcalfe join the cast for the last 3 shows. Then season 7 saw a new energy with holdovers Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo leading a cast including Chicago comics Tim Kazurinsky, Mary Gross, Brad Hall, Gary Kroeger and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Season 8 saw veteran comic stars Billy Crystal and Martin Short join for another high point in the series run. After 2 years, this cast turned over and we saw a new group including non comics Anthony Michael Hall and Randy Quaid joining a cast that included some unknowns, but also decent comics like Joan Cusack, Damon Wayans, Terry Sweeney and Jon Lovitz. But again this year was also maligned, so back to the drawing board again for year 11. This time, along with holdover Lovitz, added were Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Victoria Jackson. Again the show had a rebirth. Though some of the new additions would give the shows humor a cruder tone, like Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, David Spade, Mike Myers and Rob Schneider. The rebirth lasted while some of the more cerebral humor remained, though when Lovitz left, it began to lose something and more when Hartman and Carvey departed. In 1992 saw the release of Waynes World, based on a series of sketches about a small time cable show. That success seemed to change everything, because it seemed every new sketch became possible fodder for a new film. As new perfomers joined the cast in the med 90s, like Will Farrell, it suddenly began to feel that SNL has become a training ground for movie stars. Will Ferrell is probaly the most atypical of these. Not neccessarily the most talented member of the cast, nevertheless has become the biggest movie star. He is fairly good looking, decent physical actor, anemable to just about anything. In other words, Ferrell is the poster boy with whats wrong with SNL and the quality of their comedy. With Tina Fey, now SNL is training sitcom stars as well. I just think the series has gotten away from what made it great. It is now just an assembly line for comedy. Lorne Michaels, you have NO shame!
  • McCain "THE PLUMBER" Philosophy: avoid speaking. Once Obama elected, remember him as the real Last Action Hero...

    8.0
    MAC IS BACK: it does this message! To understand the philosophy of John Sidney McCain III, it must be remembered that this guy has survived to all forms of interrogation and possible imaginable. Indeed, this worthy descendant of a lineage military since its birth on August 29 1936, the U.S. military base in Coco Solo, in the Panama Canal Zone, declined to speak other than in military terminology . And this, too, as long as a prisoner during the Vietnam War or during his career as a politician and Republican senator from Arizona in the U.S. Senate since 1987. After trying, unsuccessfully in 2000, to receive the Republican nomination to be the party candidate in the presidential election, he becomes, eight years later, the Republican candidate in the presidential election of November 2008. However, despite all of this, this man refuses to speak as a civilian and has continued throughout the election period, practicing with a diatribe war remained famous phrases like "I would look to bin Laden gates of hell "or" I will not let you down "... His enthronement speech as Republican candidate in Saint Paul, in Minnesota, after the Republican Convention is full of these belong to this nostalgic veteran. Here are some excerpts: "You know I was called a" maverick ... someone who walks to the rhythm of its own drum. " "We have fought corruption ... and they should be held accountable for their actions." "I fought the big spenders from each party ... I block it by putting my veto." "I fought to eliminate checks to millions of our elections. I fought lobbyists who have robbed Indian tribes. I have fought against shady contracts at the Pentagon. I am opposed to tobacco and their lawyers, pharmaceutical companies and heads of unions. " "I struggled to get the right strategy and more troops in Iraq when it was not popular to do so." "Phasing erect barriers to the trainers" "We will address the problem on all fronts." "We have seriously undermined Al Qaeda in recent years, but they are not beaten and they beat us again if they can. Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism and is about to acquire the nuclear weapon. " "We face many threats in this dangerous world, but they do not frighten me. I'm prepared." "I know how the military work, they can do what we can improve and what not to do. I know how the world works. I know good and evil that dwells. " "I know how to strengthen peace." "My friends, when I was five years, a car stopped in front of our house. A Marine officer declined the window and shouted to my father that the Japanese were bombing Pearl Harbor. The next four years, I rarely saw my father. My grandfather came to the house of the same war, exhausted by the weight of the burden and he died the next day. " "I hate war. A terror beyond anything we can imagine." "I am presidential candidate to preserve the security of my country and ensure that other families do not see their relatives from the war as my family has seen." "I will fight for my cause every day when I will be your president. I will fight to make sure every American has every reason to thank God, I thank him for being an American ..." "Fight with me. Fight with me." "Fight for what is right for our country. Fight for the ideals and standards of a free people." "Fight for the future of our children. Fight for justice and equal opportunity." "Stand up to defend our country against its enemies. Stand up for others, for America beautiful, blessed, generous." "Get up, get up, get up and beat you." "Nothing is inevitable here. We are Americans and we never give up. We never stop. " "We do not hide from history. We make history." Mac Cain suggests the veteran Rambo who did not accept losing a war and did not work more. Once elected Obama, a question must be asked: how Mac Cain react? Will he try, in a ultimate gesture of despair to take by force the White House with its own militia composed of Sarah "Connors" Palin and Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger? What I fear is that this man who never spoke, nor after five and a half of captivity in Vietcong territory, or even after three televised debates, will not tell anything about his intentions except in coded language unique to the Navy. The worst is that, in addition, it will be very difficult to talk about his accomplices. You can imagine, you can get something out of a pit-bull with lipstick disguised as a hockey mom (the governor Palin) or a Terminator, a cousin of Dracula with a strong Slavic accent (Governor Schwarzenegger): no way! I believe, moreover, that these two followers of the philosophy "Cain Mac is back" the two governors are the most capable to take up the torch and becoming the future apostles and messengers of this type of biting speech. This warrior communication, legacy of the Cold War and based solely on a few shocking formulas, is, of course, very primitive, but "believe me my friends", was developed under the leadership of the Guru Mac Cain. However, it must be stressed that this process has been possible with the, post-traumatic, assistance of some the most famous fictional characters and who will remain: Sylvester "Rambo" Stallone, George W Bush, Arnold " Terminator "Schwarzenegger and Sarah" Connors "Palin ... The moral of all this: I do not complain anyone except Cindy McCain and Sylvester Stallone! The first is, usually, presented in a non-speaking role (according to her own opinion : "It's what I do best, I just stand there. I'm a pro at that!"), is stingy of political declarations and in accordance with the precepts of his guru husband, scrupulously respect the dogma of the disinformation and silence. For example, in response to a question, she said in a broadcast of ABC that she respect the views of Sarah Palin on abortion and sex education without sharing these ones but refused to say more about.

    The second, obviously, had the right stuff to make a political career and, failing to have a national destiny, could legitimately, at least, hope to become, too, as Governor George W Bush, Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger and Sarah "Connors" Palin: another lost vocation! In any case, once Obama elected, he will remember the deeds of weapons of John Mac Cain and his heroism intact. Yes, remember when attacked and taunted by his Democratic opponent on its substantial real estate holdings, how John Mac Cain, equal to himself, bravely in the face, was not giving any information on the details of his assets. Yes, others would have been embarrassed during the interview and would have cracked but not John Mac Cain because he did not show up!
  • May be a low point in the history of SNL.

    1.0
    The Palin opening was OK. Alec Baldwin as always was great.

    The Fartface sketch??? Whoever wrote that should be fired immediately.

    The sketches were so poorly written it was impossible to watch this show. Josh Brolin was great. The cast is as bad as Joe Piscopo/Julia Louis Dreyfus in the 80s.

    Amy Poehler is just not funny. She thinks she is hysterical but no one else does. Maybe a few teenage girls. I don't know. She ain't funny. Keenan is doing the same crap he did on Nickelodeon. Thats alright for pre-teens but not on an adult comedy show.

    The show needs a makeover. Fire the writers and the cast. Definitely the writers. And start over. The Palin sketch was the last straw. They had a chance to be great and failed miserably. It was predictable and not funny. And I'm a left wing liberal and I hated the bit.
  • Not all that funny.

    4.0
    First a disclaimer: This is just my review of the show. I don't know what it is about this show. I have given SNL a chance by watching a few episodes each season for the last few years and I have had just about enough. The bottom line is, I never laugh at any of their jokes. Perhaps my sense of humor is broken, or more likely, I would need to be altered in some fashion to properly enjoy SNL. As a sketch comedy show I have difficulty appreciating the comedy. I would love to see this show evolve and take on cast members that have comedic styles that provoke more laughs from me. As it is now, the show is painfully unfunny.
  • From Chevy Chase to Eddie Murphy to Chris Farley to Jimmy Fallon to Tina Fey.

    10
    The greatest variety show of all time. Since 1975, we have laughed and thought better about every taboo issue in America from politics to religion to even sex. Rock & Roll is very similiar to the comedy of Saturday Night Live. From Weekend Update to Coneheads to Wayne's World to dead on impressions of the people in the news have been a staple in the show since the show debuted on NBC. A new freedom and energy in comedy we never saw before. The comics on this show are the funniest of all time and have never been afraid to push the envelope. The spirit NYC has been alive and well all these years and I'm glad we have a reason to stay at home on Saturday night. Live From New York.. It's Saturday Night!!!!!
  • SNL is a show captivating the laughter of many people on the late saturday nights. It re-invented the comedy era on television.

    9.5
    Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American sketch comedy/variety show based in New York City that debuted on October 11, 1975. It features a regular cast of typically up-and-coming comic actors, joined by a guest host and musical act. The show - broadcast live (or on tape delay to the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones) from Studio 8H at the GE Building in New York's Rockefeller Center - has launched careers for many major American comedy stars of the last thirty years. It was created by Canadian Lorne Michaels who, excluding seasons 6 through season 10, has produced and written for the show and remains its executive producer. SNL is one of the longest-running network programs in American television history.
  • SNL opens season 34 with Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps and musical guest Lil' Wayne Some skits were very good others weren't so good it is also was Bobby Moynihan's first episode and he did fairly well

    8.0
    This is my first review and i will rate each skit from 1-10 and give my opinion on each skit (i will not rate the musical performance but i will give my opinion on it)

    Cold Opening: Having Tina Fey as Sarah Palin was good with Amy Poehler because they always make a good team and Tina did very well as Palin and as always Amy always perfects Hilary Clinton. Way to start the season off strong.
    8.5

    Monologue: Well it wasn't the best monologue but having Amy Poehler as Michael's mom was very funny. But i didn't like that he talked about "Swim Cop" or about the endorcements. the priceline could have been better but it was average.
    6.5

    Quiz Bowl: Our first look at new guy Bobby Moynihan and this skit was pretty good. Kristen Wigg as the Jasper's family mom was indeed very funny. 7

    Jar Glove: A good skit to waste time in a good way though it was alright not really much to say about it though.
    6.5

    Swim Team Pep Talk: Alright i didn't like that they stole it from Peyton Manning's episode, but Will's dancing is always hilarious. it also had the punchline "lets get out of here" but it was okay.
    7.5

    Stacia and Cousin Craig: Again stolen from another show(Seth Rogan)but i did like that they had new people in the skit. i loved the expressions the charecters showed when the kids would pop up and showed them something. they didn't kill the act. good job
    8

    The Charles Barkley Show: I didn't like much about this one as much as i like Thompson i didn't like him in this skit. However it is a plus that he talked about his gambling problems. Not your best skit but i lived through it
    5.5

    T-Mobile: This is just like Jar Glove goodway to waste time in a good way. the best part is when their son (Phelps) pops out of nowhere when his dad tells his wife whose in his 5 good job
    8.5

    Space Olympics 3022: My favorite part of the show I always love digital shorts and this one is no exception. Andy Samberg always does these with so much energy. The beat was good the song was good everything about was perfect.
    10

    Mark Payne (Uno resturant): It was good not great not bad just good. Bobby Moynihan played a great waiter and a lot of energy from this guy look for him to be a major part of next weeks episode. 9

    Michael Phelps diet: great segment and having a Jarod appearance was just brilliant 10

    Weekend Update: Very Strong way to get the season going Alaska Pete brilliant Nicholas Fehn great and Cathy was awesome jokes were good some were flat but most were good
    way to start it off right
    9

    Musical Performance: Lil' Wayne did a great job with Got Money and Lollipop Got money: had the energy i'm use to seeing in him. Lollipop: i would haved liked to see him perform A Milli but lollipop was good too. i like that he said in the song Rest in Peace Static Major in a sign of respect
    great job lil' wayne

    Micheal Phelp's overall performance: you could tell he was nervous he mixed up the lines a few times and he coughed in the diet act but overall good job

    The total grade: 96 points out of 120 possible points 80% overall a C+ grade not bad but i liked this episode but i would give this episode a B but my points tell me otherwise way to start the season off strong SNL

    Next week Pinapple Express's James Franco with musical guest Kings of Leon i hope this will be good i've never heard of the musical guest but i hope their good

    look for more of my reviews during this season.
  • On October 11th, 1975 the best sketch comedy show debut on TV.

    7.5
    Saturday Night Live was born in 1975 and has continued to live through the 70's, 80's, 90's right into the new millennium. Many actors have used Saturday Night Live to launch their careers. Their are so many notable celebrities from SNL such as; John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Akroid, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Jane Curtain, Eddie Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Miller, John Lovitz, Chris Farley, Rob Schneider, Chris Rock, Norm McDonald, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Tim Meadows, Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Molly Shannon, Darrell Hammond. That list pretty much shows if you are decent on SNL you will become a star!

    I loved the show in the late 70's/early 80's. Then Mid 90's/early 2000's. Since around 2004 the show has kind of not been as funny. Saturday Night Live has a history of going in waves, where they get the right cast together and it takes off again, right now in the year 2008, it's not one of those times. Sometimes the show is a 9 out of 10, but as of today August 8th, 2008 the show gets a 7.5 out of 10!
  • Sometimes funny, sometimes questionable, sometimes just grose!...

    5.9
    t's funny, but there are downsides. There are alot of grose stuff talking GROSE! Example Rainn Wilson said that another guys substance made from his kidneys came out his nose (Grose huh?). And by questionable I mean like TV Funhouse Dora the Explorer Spoof and she saying, "Can you help me decide if Robert Blake was innocent?" Huh? And by funny I mean Peyton Manning teaching kids how to hack into to cars. It's funny but dumb at the same time. But I haven't even got to Weekend Update. There is bad singing by Sanjaya, Dan Akroyd crying, and it is actual real news but just making fun of it like this segment about Lindsay Lohan's puppies. Seth Meyers: Lindsay Lohan told GQ magazine that she recently purchased two puppies hoping they will force her to stay home and take care of them. (pause) This just in: Lindsay Lohan's puppies are dead." There is an example of one. Here is another one, Amy Poehler: ABC announced this week that it has renewed "Lost" for a fourth season. Said the show's writers, "Oh, crap." See how funny it is? So it is what it is.
  • Saturdays Just became brighter with this show.

    10
    Lets see where to start with this review hmmm for 1 this is one of the best and longest running sketch shows out there and im sure alot of you out there grew up watching this show. It doesent matter how bad of a day I might of had but when I watch this show I just feel happier because of all the well written and hilarious sketches. Many great actors have started their career's on this show and for that I thank SNL for giving them their first real break. This show is timeless and even the oldest sketches from the 70's are still extremely funny. I want to thank this show for making my Saturdays a little brighter and to repay them im giving them a 10/10.
  • One of the greatest trendsetters, doesn't know what to do anymore.

    7.5
    Personally, I think the final nail in the coffin for SNL was when Will Ferrell left the show. He was one of the best performers in the history of that show and really held it together. Unfortunately, there has been no one to fill his shoes and the show is just not funny anymore. This show is supposed to be a trendsetter, but in recent years its lost all of its originality and class. If I could split my ratings in two I would. I would give past decades a 9.0 and the present shows a 5.0. I think it's time they pack it up.
  • classic but last decade sucks

    7.0
    This was one of the best shows in it's prime. Now it is a awful show and I never watch it all. Chris Farley was the funniest man alive but the drugs took him just like Belushi. R.I.P. Phil Hartman has also passed away lately. Adam Sandler Will Ferrel there was so many now there is jimmy fallon if thats how you spell it he looks at the camera to much he is awful I haven't watched it in a while I wonder if horatio sanz is still there it would be a 10 but the new generation isn't worth watching they ruined something special.
  • Seriously just give it up

    5.2
    I havent really watched the show since Tina Fey left and that other guy who was in Taxi left Jimmy something or another, but when i watched it a couple of weeks ago I came to the conclusion that this show needs to be done and over with. The great cast is gone, the humor is gone, the originality is gone, everything gone. When it was good it was great, but now its time to just hang up the hat and bid farewell while they still have a shred of dignity instead of beating a dead horse....im looking at you Simpsons
  • very good show

    9.0
    while many would consider my rating of a nine a little too high, I am reviewing for all time. While this show has had its ups and downs, it always has at least a few funny cast members, and the host and musical guests are always top notch. This show is a classic and has produced many funny comedians throughout the years, and has always been somewhat funny. SNL is a classic show that has and will continue to influence pop culture for many years to come. Snl is a great show and while many would say it's bad right now, I'm sure that it will be back on track soon.
  • Where did the laughter go?

    7.0
    SNL has not been very funny since about 2001, and that's me being generous. It's lost it's spark. The only reason I find to watch it now is because of Kenan Thompson. Where have the comedy, the excitement, and the talent gone? I miss the Not-Ready-For-Primetime Players. I miss Eddie Murphy. I miss the spectacular casts of the 1990's. Most of all, I miss people screaming out "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" The last person who actually was excited to yell this phrase was Barack Obama. Everyone else these days seems to make me painfully aware that I am watching TV, not a comedy show. I know it's been on for over thirty years, but can we get more enthusiasm? Can we have the old SNL back?
  • "Saturday Night Live" is not only a classic but, a memory of comedy that anybody would laugh at and enjoy.

    10
    "Saturday Night Live" is the popular Saturday skit show that continues to air on NBC.

    "Saturday Night Live" is a weekly skit show that parodies pop culture. "SNL" is also well known for having started the movie careers of former cast members (like Jim Carrey, Will Farrell, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley and Rob Schneider etc.). "SNL" is one of those shows where every skit is memorable. "SNL" is extremely funny and has one of the most impressive cast members I've ever seen. Even though "SNL" is not as funny as back then, its still a classic. This show was rank in the top 10 of TV Guide's controversial list of the 50 greatest shows of all time. And "SNL" deserves to be in the top 10.

    "SNL" deserves a perfect 10 out of 10.
  • Not nearly enough jokes or creativity for an hour and a half of sketches.

    6.9
    One of the greatest sketch comedy series of all time is going through a really rough patch and needs a writing staff, the Lonely Island group is not the right choice for SNL. Lorne Michaels has been through worse times with this show (see: early '80s) but Saturday Night Live now lacks any creativity, it's CNN sketch after CNN sketch after host in-joke after digital short, and then some more animated shorts every once in a while. The cast isn't very talented at the moment, with the best performers being Andy Samberg and Bill Hader. Here's to the future- 6.9/10 (D+)
  • Over three decades of comedy.

    9.0
    Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! It all started on October 11, 1975, way long before when I was born, but who's counting? Anyway, SNL has been on television putting on comedy for over three decades on NBC. It has been taking in nobodies as cast members on Saturday Night Live from the start to making those people be stars and be well-known, like Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Belushi, Farley, Spade, and so on. Saturday Night Live may have been on alot of changes and alot of bad times over the years, but it managed to pull through, with the help of a host every week and it's writers, and especially with Lorne Michaels (and Dick Ebersol). It'll probably go on to bad times again, but 30 years on the air for a live sketch comedy show is somewhat amazing.
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