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Do you find SNL funny?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:13 am    Post subject: Anyone else find SNL not funny?

It has its moments, but tonight's show with Ben Stiller was just awful. And I mean, really, how many times do the writers want to re-use the same, un-entertaining characters with only slight variation?

It's never been LOL funny, just moderately amusing. But tonight's show wasn't even that.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:38 am    Post subject:

SNL is still on the air??
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:07 am    Post subject:

B_P wrote:
SNL is still on the air??

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject:

It has its moments... be it very few....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:31 am    Post subject:

SNL was dead to me the moment In Living Color went on the air. And that was over 20 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject:

I find SNL somewhat funny, but I really don't watch it that often, so the skits aren't as stale to me as I assume they are to their regular audience.

I really don't have much reason to watch unless I really like the guest host. If there is a particular skit that is really good, I usually hear about it and catch it on youtube later on.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject:

There were a couple of skits the past few years which were good- **** in a box, jizz in my pants, the O.C. parody with Shia Lebouf. That's about it. I never watch SNL, Tonight Show, they all suck ass.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject:

It used to be laugh out loud funny. Now, it has its moments.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject:

revgen wrote:
SNL was dead to me the moment In Living Color went on the air. And that was over 20 years ago.


that show rocked.. miss it
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:02 am    Post subject:

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There were a couple of skits the past few years which were good- **** in a box, (bleep) in my pants, the O.C. parody with Shia Lebouf. That's about it. I never watch SNL, Tonight Show, they all suck ass.


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno isn't funny at all to me. I just find Leno's style of humor rather boring. And his interviews just aren't entertaining.

Conan wasn't LOL funny, but he was very entertaining. I quit watching him after he moved to TBS.

Letterman overall has the best show right now, in my opinion. I might watch occasionally, but if there's an interview I want to see, I usually just YouTube it. Letterman is rather stale at times, too, especially with things like the "Top Ten" list.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject:

They need to appease you more, CC.

SNL's golden era was about 88-93. It's been done since about 98. Depends on the cast more than the host.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject:

Like NBC, they're past its prime thanks to some questionable decisions.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject:

It's always been greatly inferior to Mr. Show, and Upright Citizens Brigade, but whatever I see of it now (which isn't much) is pretty pathetic.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:01 pm    Post subject:

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SNL was dead to me the moment In Living Color went on the air. And that was over 20 years ago.


It ceased being funny once Lovitz left the show.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject:

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They need to appease you more, CC.

SNL's golden era was about 88-93. It's been done since about 98. Depends on the cast more than the host.


Those were good years, but the 197(5?6?) seasons were wonderful.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject:

CandyCanes wrote:
Hammett wrote:
There were a couple of skits the past few years which were good- **** in a box, (bleep) in my pants, the O.C. parody with Shia Lebouf. That's about it. I never watch SNL, Tonight Show, they all suck ass.


The Tonight Show with Jay Leno isn't funny at all to me. I just find Leno's style of humor rather boring. And his interviews just aren't entertaining.


The only part I really look on Leno for is his monologue, and when he does the Jay Walking segment. SNL really is boring and stale, and has been for years now. The last time SNL was at least reasonably funny was when Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Tracy Morgan was on there. The only good parts of the show is when they parody politics (even that isn't funny anymore) and the Weekend Update.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject:

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They need to appease you more, CC.

SNL's golden era was about 88-93. It's been done since about 98. Depends on the cast more than the host.


Those were good years, but the 197(5?6?) seasons were wonderful.


I think there were only 3 strong casts in their history from what I've actually seen, either live or in syndication. I gotta separate my love for the more legendary pillars (Chevy, Aykroyd, Belushi, Murray) from their movies in consideration of their work on SNL itself. I'll also admit that I might be a bit more partial to the late 80s, early 90s era as I was an actual fan at that point. I've seen some SCTVs from the same period, by contrast, that had segments that made me lmao hard. They need to be mentioned in this thread sooner or later (Candy, Ramis, Levy, etc).

I gotta w/ the "older guard" from the late 80s as it was mixing w/ the new batch of the early 90s. The period where Carvey, Hartman, Lovitz, Neilon, Dennis, Victoria/Jan began mixing and some being replaced by Myers, Farley, Sweeney, Spade, etc. That was a lot of talent and they had edgy writers and recurrent characters that had enough legs to leech out into the popular culture. I remember when Mike Myers was a newbie who could barely get on screen and he turned out to be their biggest face. They haven't had anyone who could do that and then become a star outside of the show since the late 90s (Ferrell if I'm not forgetting someone). Dearth of talent. And it doesn't help that there are few if any musical guests I'd tune in to watch nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:53 pm    Post subject:

I think people tend to overrate old SNL (late 70s, late 80s, early 90s). Not everything they did was funny. There's a lot of filler that people tend to forget, and a lot of it was taken out for syndication.

SNL these days is mostly not funny, but, as others have mentioned, it has its moments. Whenever Alec Baldwin shows up, the show tends to be good. Dick In the Box, More Cowbell, Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin, etc. Those are all recent sketches that have had an impact. I still DVR it every week. If I don't like something, I just skip it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject:

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I think people tend to overrate old SNL (late 70s, late 80s, early 90s). Not everything they did was funny. There's a lot of filler that people tend to forget, and a lot of it was taken out for syndication.

SNL these days is mostly not funny, but, as others have mentioned, it has its moments. Whenever Alec Baldwin shows up, the show tends to be good. Dick In the Box, More Cowbell, Tina Fey doing Sarah Palin, etc. Those are all recent sketches that have had an impact. I still DVR it every week. If I don't like something, I just skip it.


I don't think it's overrating at all. Nothing is 100% superb, even Magic, Kareem, and Kobe have had stinker performances among the bulk of their good works. But this period in the show's existence is as weak as the early 80s that no one ever mentions for a reason. Eddie Murphy was trying to get out of there as soon as he could.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:05 pm    Post subject:

TACH wrote:
It has its moments... be it very few....

very few!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject:

Who cares. You should be out at that time anyway
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject:

Wilt wrote:
I think people tend to overrate old SNL (late 70s, late 80s, early 90s). Not everything they did was funny. There's a lot of filler that people tend to forget, and a lot of it was taken out for syndication.


In the mid-'70s (the Chase, Belushi, Ackroyd, Newman, Morris, Radner, Curtain era), it was revolutionary. I remember watching the first episode and being floored. Up to that point, the cutting edge of American TV comedy was stuff like Laugh In and the Smothers Brothers. With a few exceptions, virtually all of the great works of American comedy over the last 36 years have their roots in the SNL revolution.

Since then, it's never been revolutionary again. It's had good eras and bad eras depending on the quality of the writing and acting talent, but it hasn't been groundbreaking.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject:

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Who cares. You should be out at that time anyway

Unless you are 29... or 35 or even 40. apparently, that's too old!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject:

undefeatedAJ wrote:
Who cares. You should be out at that time anyway

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject:

Its a real crap shoot. They have some funny skits, and horrible ones.
But I still enjoy catching it every so often.
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