While this show still manages to pull me in to watch it's usually a day or two later now on Hulu. Still a few "okay" spots here and there, but for the most part the show has gone beyond flat! Just one example is Weekend Round Up? Michael Che's smug, angry black-man demeanor and Colin Jost's constantly on verge of laughing out laugh approach is transparent, outdated and insulting. Dump Che (from Weekend Round Up) now and give Jost three more episodes to stop doing Seth Meyers' "I will not laugh out loud, I will not laugh out loud, I will not laugh out loud, giggle fit character".
A few moments such as "Help Fund" and Kristen's Kathy Lee deconstruction glimmered, but it's time for a big change which apparently mean finding a truly funny ensemble, maybe composed of fewer actors/actresses, but fresh and truly gifted comedically. I'm thinking everything from the set to the format, which hasn't changed in, well, hasn't ever changed. Maybe it should be a weekend review of things that speak to many of us. That could be lampooning current events as well as sports, culture, business, and music. Time for a big change, front to back, top to bottom.
Saturday Night Live we have a Problem and not even NASA can save them. Who the hell are the writers I say we get Queen of Hearts and say Off with their heads. Thumbs are whatever they use to type this with. This is bogus journey see bill and ted minus excellent adventure. To enjoy this show you would have the . mayo left in the sun for 5 days that has hair on it.
What happened to SNL???? I think they forgot how to be funny. All the writers should be fired and they should start from scratch. They used to push the best comedians in the industry but all they do know is make the comedians fail. Get new writers and become funny again
Can't remember a worse episode than last Saturday's S40E01. The writers (probably new ones) are mistaking vulgarity for wit. The acting talent is there but they are being given spam for lines in trashy skits. Sasheer Zamata is clearly highly talented and is being wasted in small roles. Come on Loren... kick some ass and get the good writers back.
I used to enjoy watching SNL but I just got kind of tired of it the fact that most of the sketches are unfunny. And also the fact that the second you start to finally fall in love with an actor, they get rid of them, for new crappy actors.
Each season gets worse than the next. I continue to watch but I don't know why. I FF through most shows without so much as a giggle. Just sad. I don't think the actors are so bad, it's the writers. No vision, no talent. Fire them all. I don't want to give a 1 but I can't choose ZERO.
I have religiously watched this show for 25 years. While I am a fan of the digital shorts and cartoons in the past, I have noticed that this season there is an increased amount of pre-taped skits or shorts. Last week they had a great host with Anna Kendrick and they chose to do multiple taped shorts. The show is supposed to be live and I feel they are taking too many liberties with these STUPID shorts. They aren't even funny. Disappointed and I hope they fix this because the charm of this show is the live, unexpected and funny moments.
Horrible writing with Good list of characters and actors . It could be fixed. Fire the Writers! Low brow without an attempt to go political lacking any sophistication to pull it off. It seems written by a bunch of 20 year old kids.
Miley Cyrus, why? Why not Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) or for that matter any less plastic career crisis nightmare. The writers are now terrible as well, really - slapstick jokes with slap in "cool" words like "cray"... whats going on here? This was once a brilliant show but seriously watching the original DVDs from 20+ years back is way funnier.
Congratulations SNL on turning what was one of the funniest best live shows on TV to something I now see people not even laugh once in the full hour it is on. Did you really think an hour of the cast twerking would be funny? Time for me to move on, sad.
Change is inevitable and often hard to accept... I'm open minded to new things but this was officially the worst episode of SNL I've ever seen ... such a sacrilege of those hallowed halls. A zero is the more appropriate rating but it's not available.
No humor, offensive to women, and just a crying shame that I've lost 90 min of my life I'll never get back.
Was Tina allowed to phone it in? She had nothing to do with the writing? Maybe for the right # of $ some of the geniuses behind The Daily Show or Colbert could be brought in to save the show from flat lining.
Frankly, I think it's a cheap shot to ask viewers to see a former member as a host. At least any recent member. Tina's monologue was lifeless, lacking any hint of humor.
Crack smoking e-cigarettes - hysterical - NOT,
I can't tell the staff from a guest - a riot - NOT,
bimbo's talking about being banged HARD - cerebral humor... NOT even bawdy humor ... just offensive, the cold open was simply cold and I'm sorry to say ...
no one had any great lines on wkend update and Ms. Strong's over the top delivery of unfunny lines ... was simply painful to watch. What pollster has taken the audience's pulse & ever reported back favorably on drunk uncle? IT'S NOT FUNNY!
Lorne, Lorne what have you done to my baby? Such a cherished part of my cultural sensibility ... has gone right down the toilet!
You look back, SNL is never perfect, even in the glory days, it had some pretty crappy skits. Still though, SNL has been an empire of skit shows and many tried to dethrone it, and they . For every bad skit, there's another good one. Seth Myers rocks Weekend Update, and its just hard to hate this show!
The overall show was great but the best, most hilarious skit I've seen in a long time was with C.K.(?) and the gal in the bar. That was so hilarious!!!! Those two are great comedians. I don't know the actress' name but she is amazing. And C.K. is hilarious too.
You should do a Family Fued game show skit, the Romneys against the Obamas. Clearly the Romneys would win! Cause Obama never answers any of the questions given to him. Ha ha! And he gets mad cause he doesn't have the answers.
I think its time for Loren Michaels to retire his political slant, either that or the whole show should be taken off the air. Funny was Gilda, and Steve Martin, not impersonating politicians when the country is evenly divided and emotions are easily aroused. It has become politically inappropriate to have the show on with company over. Years ago it was easy to watch with friends but in this political climate, it causes arguments. I can no longer have SNL on. instead of being funny or insightful it has become propaganda that dives wedges between good company.
Funny back in the 70's,SNL has Become just plain stupid and Boring.The Comic Geniuses of Bill Murry,Chevey Chase,Gilda Radner and John Belushi are long gone and the overall quality of SNL has just gone down the sewer.Just pack it in people!
I was a fan of SNL for a long time. I like the first through the current seasons of SNL. I like the original not ready for prime time players. My favorite cast member is the late Gilda Radner. She is so funny and zany in that show from 1975-1980. I remember watching the ones with the Eddie Murphy-era. My favorite sketch is the bees sketch. My favorite characters are Emily Litella played Gilda Radner, Irwin Mainway played by Dan Aykroyd, Velvet Jones played by Eddie Murphy, Matt Foley played by Chris Farley, Mary Katherine Gallagher played by Molly Shannon, Joy Lipton played by Cheri Oteri, and Gilly played by Kristen Wiig. My favorite celebrity impression is Donatella Versace played by Maya Rudolph. I also like the commercial parodies. They also make fun of politics. I like the one where they parody the O.J. Simpson case.
I grew up watching this show. From the golden age of Murphy and Piscapo to the revival brought from Myers and Carvey. As I grew up I found myself unable to watch it anymore. Not because I didn't want to but because saturday night, not the show, was more interesting then staying home to watch saturday night.
Then the phase passed and I tuned in and... well it lost its magic on me. I'm sure many love it but it faded as I watched a new cast preforming as best they can. I haven't watched it in many a year now and have no intention of watching it again even when home on a saturday night. But that wont take away from the awesome cast and skits from the past.
This show was considered a little graphic and too harshly verbose for children at the time. I took a few sneak peeks... and found the makeup and actors to be really, really extreme role players. I think that's the only reason why I took those sneak peaks... because they were really extreme for 90's television at the time. But it was really good role playing and horror makeup. The jokes were intense. I liked the intensity of the scenes, the little asian lady made me laugh the most. The performers were pretty good as the stage lighting was pretty on point. These were two things that stood out to me: intensity, and music performances.
When you think about that fact (that SNL has been running since 1975) you really understsand that this show is something bigger than weekly airings. It's a legacy of top-quality humor. Do you love Animal House? You have SNL to thank because the show gave John Belushi his start. Do you love Austin Powers? Mike Meyers too got his start at SNL. When you think of all the famous actors who have influenced comedy - Dan Aykroyd, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey - they all came from SNL. While the show may be slowing down, the history of SNL is mind-blowing. For me, SNL is connected with my family. Watching the shows together with my family every Saturday night are some of my best memories. The characters have stayed with me. I've literally made friends with people just by screaming "That birds a liar! He's gonna ruin my credit!" And "I got a FEVER! And the only prescription is more COWBELL!" is probably one of the most iconic statements of my generation. It sounds ridiculous, but I'm totally serious. Haha, basically what I'm getting at, is that SNL enbales an entire generation to connect on a level that surpasses social, racial, religious, cultural differences. Next time you feel awkward in a social situation, try referencing SNL. Odds are, if the people have any sense of humor, they will respond positively.
why is sexuality a joke and the writers responsible for this skit should be fired
the US is mourning the suicide/death of the gay Rutgers student who was bullied by fellow students, who live streamed him on the internet in the bedrooom with another male ... the college did nothing to help him .. also this skit portrayed inappropriate relationship of an adult male with male and female children, kissing and hugging ... are pedophiles funny ... I think not ... get some funny writers as this entire episode was a flop except the music
I will think again before viewing Saturday Night Live
For those of you who don't know,I love sketch shows. In Living Color and All That are my favorites. However,SNL was a great sketch show at first,but after 2006,the greatness of SNL started to fade away. I actually like the original Saturday Night Live. They were WAYYY funnier than the new SNL. I have to admit,my favorite sketches were A Night at The Roxbury and Celebrity Jeopardy. However,most of the actors started to leave the show. That sucks,because Will Ferrell was their best member. Then they got new members,and while some are funny at times,the rest are not. And even a lot of the good ones left the show. Seriously,Amy Pohler left the show to work on that stupid Mighty B. Are you kidding me? Also,half of the sketches are not funny. I mean,I'm a bit bored of the new sketches. Not to mention who are they letting host. Seriously,Zac Efron? Taylor Lautner? Taylor Swift? And even worse,Miley Cyrus?! Who is letting these untalented and not funny people host? I mean,why are people calling Miley cyrus funny. She sucks so hard. That would be like having Justin Bieber on Jackass. Not to mention they are doing the same thing with people performing. Seriously,Jonas Brothers and Justin bieber? These people are idiots. Overall,Saturday Night Live was once a good sketch show,not it just sucks. Watch the original episodes,not the new ones.
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