Saturday Night Live

Season 34 Episode 23

Thursday Night Live (1)

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Oct 09, 2008 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Personally, I would have enjoyed a shorter WU with one more sketch crammed in there. Still, it is a real pleasure to have some fresh SNL on a Thursday night.

    McCain/Obama Debate - A lot of good things here, especially the condescending tone of McCain toward Obama and the stumbling around in front of the camera. Also, I loved seeing Chris back playing the rules obsessed Tom Brokaw, as well as Murray asking Obama what he will do about the Cubs. Not as good as the first McCain/Obama debate, but it was a kick to get some new SNL on a Thursday night. Grade: B+

    Weekend Update - Obviously this is the centerpiece of this show since it is the title of the show, so it was pretty long. Not a bad WU, but not spectacular either. The good: Really?! with Seth and Amy and Hall and Oates, a revival of relatively unknown impersonations Forte and Armisen did once about 5 years ago. H&O is a strange choice given that were far more relevant 25 years ago, but Will and Fred did a very enjoyable take on the H&O standard "You Make My Dreams Come True" with altered lyrics. "McCain's good too." Pretty funny (not the part about McCain being good, but the lyrics). The bad: Another unimpressive guest appearance with Kenan yelling "Fix It" for a couple of minutes. What a waste of time. Grade: B