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Should SNL eliminate musical guest?

Old 11-10-02, 01:16 AM
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Should SNL eliminate musical guest?

Personally I think the musical guest segment feel out of place and should be eliminated all together from the show and just have the sketch and News update segment.

Give me your opinion.
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thinking of voting yes as I hate most of the guests they have
but they occasionally have a band I like
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I would say yeah. the musical guest are really nothing more then the "who's hip right now" of the music industry. they offer nothing but there main stream junk anyhow. The whole show has gone down the drain but without a musical guest maybe they could put another joke or develope something there.
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Considering I couldn't make it through tonite's ep, maybe they should think of expanding the musical segments...

Speaking of musical segments...rappers three weeks in a row. That's ridiculous. Are they stealing music guests from TRL or 96 & Park [whatever the hell the ghetto TRL is called]? It seems they're keeping up their streak of stealing Conan's jokes [the Red Lobster in Times Square or was it Letterman?], so why not some musical guests?
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I rarely catch SNL, but I think it might be a good idea for them to showcase new bands that could use some exposure besides the usual prepackaged flavors of the week.
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I would agree with the new bands idea then the safe way they have been going with already cycled mainstream bands.

Imagen if they break some band or artist. that would be cool.
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I'm big on not messing with tradition, but they do seem kind of pointless. Never have I had the urge to go buy a CD just because I saw them on SNL. Odds are, I've already heard of that artist/group by the time they appear on SNL.

Also, they usually make the guest do that stupid "backup dancer audition" skit with the DeMarco brothers or whatever. Who honestly thinks that's funny and not over played?
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Originally posted by freedexter
Also, they usually make the guest do that stupid "backup dancer audition" skit with the DeMarco brothers or whatever. Who honestly thinks that's funny and not over played?
Actually i'd rather watch them then those two fools at the Sushi bar tonite [and that's not saying a lot]. I mean, this show is supposed to be funny...right?
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musical guest is fine as long as the performer doesnt suck
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I would say yeah. the musical guest are really nothing more then the "who's hip right now" of the music industry.
As opposed to the host, the "who's hip right now" of the movie industry? Heh.
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Yeah. Drop the music. All they seem to play these days is crap "music."

Enough, already.
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As long as the musical guest is some ghetto rap/hip-hop, I'd rather they drop it. It is always either that, or some lip-synching skank like Spears or Lopez.
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I would say yes, but that seems a bit dramatic. I'd definitely limit it to one performance per show, though. The musical parts are always boring, and I hate when they include BOTH performances for the reruns, it cuts down from the skits, which are the real reason people watch SNL. It's really must be better for the people who are there, but if I wanted to watch music performances, I'd put on MTV or VH1 or Much Music or something.
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Originally posted by LBPound
...but if I wanted to watch music performances, I'd put on MTV or VH1 or Much Music or something.
Umm...no. Ya watch MTV if you wanna see the f**kin' Osbournes, Cribs, or a whiny teenybopper reality show. VH1 has become the home of Top Gun. And MuchMusic? Well, I stopped watching them once they added those damn TNN type bars at the bottom [and top!] of the screen permanently. Not to mention, they became what MTV used to be but with the same TRL type videos.

So my recommendation for music performances?

a concert DVD
www.ticketmaster.com
or you could always throw in your favourite CD and dance around in your underwear. [And if you're a cute female make sure you post pics...]
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I voted no. Sure, there's plenty of performers on there that I don't care for (Eve this week, Nelly next week), but they just had the White Stripes as well, so I can't really complain. Take the bad with the good, 'cause you can't please everybody.
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But think of your decision this way. Did you turn on your TV to watch SNL do some halirious sketchs or for the musical performance?
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Usually the skits around the time of the musical performance is usually low-grade anyway. So, I usually tune out by the time the musical performance comes around--unless it's a performer I want to see.
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I'd rather them ditch the monologue and about three skits per night. Keep the show to about an hour and hopefully avoid the agonizingly bad stuff.
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I don't think so. They have enough time filling up an entire show w/ quality sketches, just imagine if they had to fill up another ten to fifteen minutes if they got rid of the one or two musical sets per show.
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I think they should keep it. If its a good band I'll sit and watch and if its not, it makes a good bathroom/food break.
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They should eliminate all of the unfunny CRAP that airs after the Weekend Update.
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Keep the music guests. That's part of SNL magic!
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Originally posted by Groucho
They should eliminate all of the unfunny CRAP that airs after the Weekend Update.
Yeah! And the stuff before and during it too.
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no....but they should keep it to one song/performance. And most definately stay away from the Nelly's of the world....that's just lame and gets away from the original spirit of the musical guest - to have someone NON-mainstream. They're pandering to the TRL crowd a bit these days, and that's a bit distressing.
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No especially when the show has been sucking so much lately.

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