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Old 05-16-03, 06:15 PM
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What do you think of SNL these days?

Do you think it's time for Lorne Michaels to clean house again?

You know how there's always one or two crappy decades where he totally revamps (years 1986 and 1995 come to mind), but do you agree that this season has been considerably weak?

Do you think that the featured players (Armisen, Forte, Meyers) can carry the torch?
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Still watching. In fact, I've been watching more this season than any season before. The show has its moments, but there is a lot of material that is just bad.

As I've said previously, cleaning house on the cast won't make a difference. It's the writers that need a kick in the ass. The performers are usually very good with that they're given to work with. The show also needs a breakout star, someone who is so talented and so revered it makes up for lackluster comedy.

Still, there were some very good episodes this year, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken come immediately to mind. There have also been some bombs, like Latifah or DeNiro.

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Old 05-16-03, 06:37 PM
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The writing is terrbile. Tina Fey and the rest need to be given the boot, unfortunetly I think they extended her contract a few months back.

They also under use Hammond and their's way to much Fallon.
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I still like it alot, still worth it to me to record the show on Sat night to watch later in the week. If it was not a live show with guest stars odds are I would never watch it so in the end that "hook" alone is enough for me..

I mean I don't expect the show to work every time, every skit. Heck I even sort of expect to half of them tank but in the end I blame the writer and the guest star more then the rest of the case. The more the guest star is willing to do the better the shows.

After all, if you think back to good guest that have been on the show over the years, with different casts supporting them, those shows have all been really good. Bring in some new writers and think the show will be fine. People rem the old days of the show and forget that there was a lot of crappy skits back then too. hehe.. ya only rem the good one.
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I think it's bad.

I still watch it..But it's bad.

It hasn't hit the cut-off point that I arrived at with Enterprise, but it's close..the only thing that saves it are the rotating hosts/music artists cuz lord knows it's not funny.
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It is bad and I never watch a full show now. There are too many skits with no punchline or an extremely unfunny one and too many musical skits.
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If I happen to change the channel to SNL while the Weekend Update is on, I'll watch that segment and enjoy about 1/2 of the jokes (plus I'll try to figure out what it is about Tina Fey that makes her so goshed darn attractive). But that's the only part I'll watch now days.
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It's bad.

I can only stand a few minutes of it and then it's off to find an infomercial or old news or something more entertaining. And I used to be a real fan of the show.
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It's horrible, I haven't watched consistently since '98/'99.
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Originally posted by the aftermath
It's horrible, I haven't watched consistently since '98/'99.
amen brother!..

I think the show is well past it's prime comedy wise..If I was head of NBC I'd consisder cancelling it but since it's the only thing on at 11.30 on saturday night they probably don't care much about the ratings anyway

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I dont even watch it anymore
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What do you think of SNL these days?

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I have not watched it in years.
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All the trees lean towards New York cuz SNL sucks.
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not as good as it was in the past but i usually watch for the 1-2 good skits plus weekend update.
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I don't think the show's been worth watching since Ackroyd and Belushi left, if you want to know the truth.
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nah the best was with farley, spade, sandler, meadows, myers, etc...
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I just hope they keep "Drunk Girl" on the show!
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is still on the air? Who knew?
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A new record for me: I watched the entire 5/17 show and I did not laugh even one time. And I'm usually easily amused.
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I don't like the new cast they've got on, like Mike Myers and Dana Carvey -- I think they're overrated.

Actually, I think I gave up on it 3 or 4 casts ago. I have no idea who's good or bad now.

Who else remembers thinking: that new Bill Murray guy's OK, but he's no Chevy...

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Originally posted by adamblast
Who else remembers thinking: that new Bill Murray guy's OK, but he's no Chevy...


Yeah, I've never quite forgiven Murray for replacing Chevy.
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Oh lord, I think the last time I watched the show was about 98 or 99 - and even then I was thinking that they should have pulled the plug on the life support years ago.

Even worse, the lead in to SNL was a local version called Almost Live. They were witty, funny, un-PC - everything that SNL used to be in the glory days. It made the fact that modern SNL stank on ice.

I have to wonder when they do the "best of" shows for Christmas and the like. To re-run the series from back when it was lean and mean and in it's prime should have hammered home the fact that the writing was just a shadow of it's former self. Serious ouch time.
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Crap, the only bright spot was Will Ferrell and since he's gone:

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