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Old 10-21-05, 10:01 AM
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SNL recurring skits that should be killed

There are some SNL skits that are just not funny, yet the writers seem to bring them back fairly often.

One that comes to mind off the top of my head is the "Pat and Patty's Backpack Shack" skit. Just unbearable IMO.

Any others that come to mind?
Old 10-21-05, 10:10 AM
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I absolutely HATE Debbie Downer. Also, those freaky foreign space age people I'm not a fan of...funny at first, but got old real fast.

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Is there a "get rid of all the recurring skits" selection?
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I haven't seen a recurring skit on SNL that I thought was worth of being just that, in many, many years. I mean, Debbie Downer, Prince, Gays in Space, etc...?

I hate SNL so much at this point that I wouldn't care if it was canceled, and I never thought I'd ever say that a few years ago.
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Overall I think the show is bad but one thing that bugs me is the guest star opening. Give the guest the time alone. Let them say or do what they want to do within reason. Either they will be funny or crash and burn.
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I would say can all of the current ones. Debbie Downer is annoying as hell, and Hoartio Sanz fat farting guy wasn't that funny the first time.
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If you ask me, Horatio Sanz (along with most other people on the show) should be fired, and SNL should be rebooted.
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
If you ask me, Horatio Sanz (along with most other people on the show) should be fired, and SNL should be rebooted.
Seriously, its time to break up SnlD6
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I hate the one with Amy Poehler as the little girl yelling "Rick!"
Old 10-21-05, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
I hate the one with Amy Poehler as the little girl yelling "Rick!"
I love that one. IMO the only SNL skit that is truly worthy of being killed is Bear City.
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Originally Posted by DodgingCars
I love that one. IMO the only SNL skit that is truly worthy of being killed is Bear City.
And I actually like "Bear City".
Old 10-21-05, 11:34 AM
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Saturday Night Live itself is a recurring skit (once every Saturday), and I vote that it should be killed.

Seriously, this show has sucked since Tina Fey became head writer.
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I know that this is not gonna go over well, but Im gonna put it out there...

Tina Fey proves that women comics are not funny, at all

flame on
Old 10-21-05, 11:47 AM
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Damn, I actually like Weekend Update with here.
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
I know that this is not gonna go over well, but Im gonna put it out there...

Tina Fey proves that women comics are not funny, at all

flame on
That's like saying that Jimmy Fallon proves than men aren't funny.
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Originally Posted by MovieExchange
Seriously, this show has sucked since Tina Fey became head writer.
When did that happen again?
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
I hate the one with Amy Poehler as the little girl yelling "Rick!"
That would be Kaitlyn. How much chocolate does Amy have to consume to get to that hyperactive "place"?
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
And I actually like "Bear City".
Ditto. My wife hates it, though. I can get her to cringe just by singing the theme song.
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
That's like saying that Jimmy Fallon proves than men aren't funny.
But I can counter Jimmy Fallon with Richard Pryor, what do you counter Tina Fey with?
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Originally Posted by BrentLumkin
When did that happen again?
She became head writer in 1997. Actually, I should correct myself... it wasn't until she loaded up the writing staff with her friends that were also not funny. That would put it around 2001, I believe.

I'm not going to go as far as Tommy and say that it proves that women are not funny (last I heard, the majority of the writing staff on SNL were Tina's female friends), but I will say that it proves Tina and her friends are not funny.
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the show needs a major enima
Old 10-21-05, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
But I can counter Jimmy Fallon with Richard Pryor, what do you counter Tina Fey with?

Ellen DeGeneres for starters. Some damned funny stand-up material when she's not over-beating the lesbian issues.

Although I don't like her, I think Roseanne Barr can be on the list.
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I'm with Tommy. In fact, I have uttered the phrase "women are NOT funny" several hundred times in my life.

Make a list of 100 funny men (should take about two minutes) and a list of 10 funny women (if you can think of that many). I'll contend that the guy at the bottom of the men's list is significantly funnier than the top of the women's list. (And, yes, there is always the exception that proves the rule)
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I vote for Weekend Update. With the Daily Show and the Colbert Report, there's simply nothing they can do with it that's original or funny anymore.

But overall, I think the whole show should be shit-canned.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I'm with Tommy. In fact, I have uttered the phrase "women are NOT funny" several hundred times in my life.

Make a list of 100 funny men (should take about two minutes) and a list of 10 funny women (if you can think of that many). I'll contend that the guy at the bottom of the men's list is significantly funnier than the top of the women's list. (And, yes, there is always the exception that proves the rule)
Lucille Ball

Lily Tomlin

Gilda Radner

Margaret Cho

Tracy Ullman

Phyllis Diller

Carol Burnett

Brett Butler

Roseanne Barr

Joan Rivers

Gracie Allen

Goldie Hawn

You lose.

All you can logically assert is that there are more men in comedy than women. Looking at the way an audience acts, I can't blame women for not wanting to choose that career path. The ones that make it through, though, can be damned good.

Of course, it's all opinion. You might not find these women funny... but their fan base and bank accounts say that there are a lot of people out there that don't agree with you.

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