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Wow, tonight's SNL is really funny . . . just kidding

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Piotr Rasputin, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    So, so excruciating.

    Not sure about the pairing of "Precious: From the novel Push by Sapphire" star Gabourey Sidibe and MGMT. But this Weekend Update . . . how could anyone think this "Just kidding" character Judy Grimes is funny? How is she recurring?
  2. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    All I know is May 8 is Betty White and Jay-Z. I'll tune in for that one.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Can't believe I'm about to type this, but Keenan Thompson made me laugh. The bit about Steve Harvey hosting "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" was going nowhere until the question about the Icelandic volcano. He stumbled all over its name, looking like a first-grader forced to read it. The question was what city it's located nearest. As bad as his pronunciation of the volcano name was, he gets past it. Then, the name of the four cities pops up and the look on his face was priceless.

    Other than that, I didn't so far as chuckle once.

    I'm left, once again, wondering where SNL gets its audience. They laugh uproariously at shit so inane that wouldn't be found funny or cute at a grade school talent show.
  4. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    The material wasn't funny and Gabourey Sidibe was terrible.
  5. everything on SNL these days is a "parody" of some TV show, or a real person.
    In the old days, they made up their own characters - Belushi, Aykroyd, Murray, Radner, Hartman, Murray etc.
    Now mocking CNN is supposed to be comedy.
    Brutal stuff.
  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    you just had to use the whole title, didn't ya
  7. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    SNL has always done parody, from "Jeopardy" to the Sinatra group to Larry King to CNN, etc. It's not like it's something new to SNL, or that they're doing it more often than they have in the past.
  8. But not what seems to essentially be the entire show. If you go back a little further than Will Ferrell, you'll see characters like Fred Garvin, male prostitute, E. Buzz Miller, Emily Litella, the Greek Restaurant, Samarai chef, hell, even the Church Lady and Wayne's World -- they created their own characters.
    Christ, Fred Armisen's "impersonations" of either Obama or Larry King are freaking brutal. There's barely even any parody. It's just a crappy impersonation.
    You want to see a great parody of a president? Aykroyd as Nixon pretending the tapes were just him goofing around. I guess its the difference between intelligent parody and just putting on suspenders and saying "caller."
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Dooley must have been thrilled. He likes those portly woman.
  10. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but back then, SNL was one of the few games in town. Now, there is little incentive to stick around, since (iirc) the wages are pretty low and there are so many alternatives. I think Jay Mohr wrote that he got about $5,500 a week, which isn't a lot considering the schedule (soul crushing) and what you could make in another entertainment job and that you have to live in NYC. (WikiAnswers said that as of 2001, Ferrell has the highest yearly salary at $350,000.) This cuts both ways, in terms of writing and the comedians.
  11. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    They've created some entertaining skits.
    I love What's Up With That.
    OK, that might be it.
  12. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    MGMT is awesome. SNL hasn't been funny in years.
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