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(Pajiba)   Because you're all wrong and haters and don't know anything, here's proof that SNL is still good: the top 15 sketches of the last 3 years   (pajiba.com) divider line 93
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2011-09-06 04:50:34 PM
2 that pop into mind immediately are Michael Bolton singing about Jack Sparrow, and the Back to the Future auditions. They both better be there.
 
2011-09-06 04:53:47 PM
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Kristian Wiig sucks, she isn't funny and has zero range
 
2011-09-06 04:58:35 PM
"Gertrude, give me a handjob".

I probably haven't laughed that hard at SNL ever.

Holy sweet f*ck I laughed.
 
2011-09-06 05:04:47 PM
SNL has discovered and nurtured enough talent that it should be mandated that it stays on forever. Anyone who doesn't like the current cast simply hasn't watched or they hate all forms of change.
 
2011-09-06 05:38:43 PM

olddeegee: SNL has discovered and nurtured enough talent that it should be mandated that it stays on forever. Anyone who doesn't like the current cast simply hasn't watched or they hate all forms of change.


I always say I follow it like a sports team as opposed to watching it like a regular show. It's like being a fan of the Lions or something, but when they do good it's so worth it.

Also, the best sketch of the last 3 years was the Biden/Palin debate, so fark them for not having it on there.
 
2011-09-06 05:57:16 PM
"Sergio" over "Hamm and Buble?" I think not.
 
2011-09-06 06:00:15 PM
15 sketches in ~150 episodes? How is that considered good? Besides, I haven't clicked the link but suspect most are Digital Shorts.
 
2011-09-06 06:04:36 PM
More Hader, I don't care how much he's been on, more Hader.

and Sudeikis, and Samberg.

and Abby Elliott and Nasim Pedrad.

and Paul Brittain.

I don't really give a shiat about the rest.
 
2011-09-06 06:09:15 PM

zedster: [www.pajiba.com image 450x282]

Kristian Wiig sucks, she isn't funny and has zero range


It's criminal that Jay Pharoah is that low. He's almost only used for impressions, but he kills with those every chance he's given.

I mean, they have Kristen Wiig on constantly, and she basically does one character in every sketch, while desperately trying to hog attention away from anyone else on stage.
 
2011-09-06 06:12:14 PM
The only thing I've liked in the past few years is Our Time with Taboo and apl.de.ap (new window)

/we are in the Black Eyed Peas
 
2011-09-06 06:13:33 PM

elvisaintdead: "Sergio" over "Hamm and Buble?" I think not.


I like the original "Jon Hamm's John Ham" better.

/"Well, my first name doesn't have an H, and my last name has two Ms, so don't you feel stupid?"
 
2011-09-06 06:13:37 PM
Was that one with Timberlake coming over on the ship from Ireland in the last 3 years, because that shiat was funny.
 
2011-09-06 06:20:03 PM
Other than celebrity Jeopardy, I see nothing in that list worth even giving a chance to.
 
2011-09-06 06:23:16 PM
SNL was funnier when it was SCTV.
 
2011-09-06 06:24:10 PM

She comes in colors everywhere: The only thing I've liked in the past few years is Our Time with Taboo and apl.de.ap (new window)

/we are in the Black Eyed Peas


Ha look at me stoned as hell on the comments section in there. That is the only other site I get to call myself this, some Chinese dude registered it on every single other one.
 
2011-09-06 06:24:25 PM

Forty-Two: elvisaintdead: "Sergio" over "Hamm and Buble?" I think not.

I like the original "Jon Hamm's John Ham" better.

/"Well, my first name doesn't have an H, and my last name has two Ms, so don't you feel stupid?"


There's also Don Draper's Guide to Picking Up Women.
 
2011-09-06 06:24:52 PM

mitchcumstein1: Abby Elliott and Nasim Pedrad.


bathed and naked, both of them.
stat.
I'll be the comic premise.
 
2011-09-06 06:32:08 PM

Gig103: 15 sketches in ~150 episodes? How is that considered good?


It's "the top 15," not "the only 15 good ones."
 
2011-09-06 06:32:40 PM
I wish SNL was one long "what up with that?" episode. the more non sequitur the better.

check that. i wish SNL was 45 minutes of What Up With That, and then 45 minutes of Gay Stefon.
 
2011-09-06 06:33:57 PM
SNL is still on?
 
2011-09-06 06:34:44 PM
Oh, what about the Peyton Manning United Way ad?
 
2011-09-06 06:34:55 PM
I can't believe they haven't trotted out the Alan Alda impression again. That was awesome.

/RIP Ass Dan
 
2011-09-06 06:38:10 PM
"Funny" isn't quantifiable; it's entiry subjective.

SNL isn't funny *to me*. Enjoy it if you like. I'm sure I laugh at stuff few others find amusing, like State of the Union speeches.
 
2011-09-06 06:38:17 PM
I think I may be the only one, but I love the scarred straight skits.

/jizz-a-watts
 
2011-09-06 06:45:53 PM

bglove25: I think I may be the only one, but I love the scarred straight skits.



the x factor for those is the guest host. you know what you're getting with the 3 "criminals" (hader, samberg, the other guy), the balck guy is a known quanity, sudeikis is a known quantity....the guest star is what makes or breaks the sketch.

when they're good, they can be laugh your farking balls off good. but when the guest host isn't really selling it, it comes off flat. and the thing is, unlike what up with that, or gay stefon, or fo rtha tmatter, any sketch, the writing isn't really the X factor, it is the performance. again, the sketch is paint-by-numbers. You know excatly what is going to happen.

taylor swift really sucked when she did it, i think betty white did it but i don't recall.....there have been a few where that sketch just kills and others where it is like, "ok, well, that was 5 minutes of no laughs, next sketch up!"
 
2011-09-06 06:45:56 PM
I guess it's not exactly a sketch but no STEFON?!!!

Also, if you haven't watched Fred Armisen in Portlandia, you should. He and the show are hilarious.
 
2011-09-06 06:50:41 PM
dvdmedia.ign.com
four seasons
thirty episodes
not one sketch that wasn't hilarious
I still quote Mr. Show every day.
/F SNL and kirsten/kristen wigs
 
2011-09-06 06:51:34 PM

rickythepenguin: bglove25: I think I may be the only one, but I love the scarred straight skits.


the x factor for those is the guest host. you know what you're getting with the 3 "criminals" (hader, samberg, the other guy), the balck guy is a known quanity, sudeikis is a known quantity....the guest star is what makes or breaks the sketch.

when they're good, they can be laugh your farking balls off good. but when the guest host isn't really selling it, it comes off flat. and the thing is, unlike what up with that, or gay stefon, or fo rtha tmatter, any sketch, the writing isn't really the X factor, it is the performance. again, the sketch is paint-by-numbers. You know excatly what is going to happen.

taylor swift really sucked when she did it, i think betty white did it but i don't recall.....there have been a few where that sketch just kills and others where it is like, "ok, well, that was 5 minutes of no laughs, next sketch up!"


See, Taylor Swift amused me, not through any talent, but just for having crazy eyes and looking rediculous with corn-rows.
 
2011-09-06 06:53:34 PM
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/I have a couple of friends that call me Whiskers
 
2011-09-06 06:53:47 PM
I think that it was said correctly. i remember SNL as being funnier in the past, but that's because I forget that 4 out of 5 skits are not funny. You're pretty much watching baseball. Lot's of strikeouts, ground outs, sometimes a base hit, and once or twice a night you get to see a homerun.

So, my memory of the past only recalls the great episodes. In my memory, old SNL is genius. But, I'm selectively forgetting that it also sucked most of the time, but for the couple of homeruns. And, nowadays, they still hit some homeruns... so, I guess it's not all that bad.
 
2011-09-06 06:54:25 PM

coco ebert: Also, if you haven't watched Fred Armisen in Portlandia, you should. He and the show are hilarious.


Agreed - and I'm not his biggest fan on SNL. New season in Feb!
 
2011-09-06 06:56:43 PM
Needs more Colonel Angus.

//probably too old to make that list
 
2011-09-06 07:00:16 PM

pute kisses like a man: I think that it was said correctly. i remember SNL as being funnier in the past, but that's because I forget that 4 out of 5 skits are not funny. You're pretty much watching baseball. Lot's of strikeouts, ground outs, sometimes a base hit, and once or twice a night you get to see a homerun.

So, my memory of the past only recalls the great episodes. In my memory, old SNL is genius. But, I'm selectively forgetting that it also sucked most of the time, but for the couple of homeruns. And, nowadays, they still hit some homeruns... so, I guess it's not all that bad.


Why don't they just cut it down to an hour? Then they could just throw the sh*tty sketches out.
 
zez
2011-09-06 07:01:25 PM
I could watch "What's up with that" for the entire 90 minutes
 
2011-09-06 07:04:24 PM

Gig103: 15 sketches in ~150 episodes? How is that considered good? Besides, I haven't clicked the link but suspect most are Digital Shorts.


Yup. Still not worth sitting through 85 minutes of garbage and commercials just to see one good sketch or Digital Short. Unless Timberlake is hosting, that is.
 
2011-09-06 07:05:15 PM

zez: I could watch "What's up with that" for the entire 90 minutes


Are you trying to give Jason Sudeikis a heart attack?
 
2011-09-06 07:06:32 PM
It took 3 years to come up with 15 good sketches.

SNL sucks, and the "good years" weren't so good either.

It's crap, punctuated by brief moments of brilliance.
 
2011-09-06 07:07:04 PM

wookiemonster: I still quote Mr. Show every day.


After some googling, I found this yesterday. And I want one.
 
2011-09-06 07:09:47 PM
The only thing more sad and unfunny than SNL are its contingent of apologists.

Jimmy Fallon alone pretty much negates any contribution to society SNL has ever offered.
 
2011-09-06 07:10:49 PM
See, I think that most of the bad sketches are do to the bad comic acting of the guest stars not the regular cast or writers. I still watch SNL because sometimes it is still very funny.
 
2011-09-06 07:10:55 PM
Call me way too easy to amuse, but I have to say that I loved all the Underground Festival ads. Mrs. Potato Dick makes me laugh every time. Also, it was lacking severe Hamm and Buble. That one was just perfect. And of course, What's Up With That. Between Jason Sudekis' dancing and Lindsey Buckingham always getting looked over, it just works. Also loved the "Apology for We Are the World 25" one too.

I was happy to see the French sketch in there. That one was great. SNL has a lot of hopeful up and comers whom keep being looked over in favor of Wiig. I'd also say Hader but he's actually good.
 
2011-09-06 07:13:20 PM

pute kisses like a man: So, my memory of the past only recalls the great episodes. In my memory, old SNL is genius. But, I'm selectively forgetting that it also sucked most of the time, but for the couple of homeruns. And, nowadays, they still hit some homeruns... so, I guess it's not all that bad.



the thing that SNL has always done in its syndicated reruns is they condense the 90 minute show into 60 minutes, but they keep both musical appearances and Weekend Update and the open and usually the monologue. so that leaves only about 5 skethces.

in the 90s when Comedy Central aired the original Not REady For PRime Time Players, they used to air entire episodes. Oh. There were some stupendously unfunny "original cast" episodes. Everyone likes to think eveyrthing Belushi, Chase, Aykroyd, murray et al did was comedy gold, but.....go find the original unedited shows. It has always been hit or miss.

but when you tune in now, SNL has already cherrypicked the very best sketches and you aren't seen the shiat that they always have, season in season out. and yeah, there were some universally bad years (1994, 1985) but my point is, just by virtue of the show from 1988, 1991, 1998, 2003, 2006 is presented, in the year 2011, makes it easy to say "ZOMG THE OLD SHOWS WERE BETTER THAN THEY ARE NOW KRISTEN WIIG SUCKS ASS!"


my point
 
2011-09-06 07:13:25 PM
SNL is not funny any more. Period.

I laughed at 2 of the skits posted. Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals and Vincent Price's Halloween Special.
And I'm sorry, but the title of this article alone pissed me off, "Rejecting your hipster displeasure"?! What? if you don't like SNL now you're a hipster? There is nothing wrong with saying that you prefer the older SNL compared to the new...mainly cause they were talented!

/...Hader's alright in my book though
 
zez
2011-09-06 07:14:17 PM

Forty-Two: zez: I could watch "What's up with that" for the entire 90 minutes

Are you trying to give Jason Sudeikis a heart attack?


No, just hoping that Lindsey wouldn't get bumped
 
mjg
2011-09-06 07:14:50 PM
WOW. No love for Andy Samberg's best digital short - 'A Great Day' (aka. the cocaine song)
 
zez
2011-09-06 07:16:48 PM
I really miss Merv the Perv and most of the odd characters Wil Forte came up with.
 
2011-09-06 07:18:41 PM
"Rocket Dog."

The End
 
2011-09-06 07:23:16 PM
No. Not funny.

SNL stopped being even minorly humorous around 1997-1998 and hasn't done anything worthwhile since.
 
2011-09-06 07:29:13 PM

wookiemonster: [dvdmedia.ign.com image 400x300]
four seasons
thirty episodes
not one sketch that wasn't hilarious
I still quote Mr. Show every day.
/F SNL and kirsten/kristen wigs


MY SHOES HURT, WOOKIE.
 
2011-09-06 07:31:01 PM

pute kisses like a man: I think that it was said correctly. i remember SNL as being funnier in the past, but that's because I forget that 4 out of 5 skits are not funny.


So much this.

I've been hearing SNL isn't funny anymore since about 1979 (off my lawn, etc.). But now that it's on DVD, sit through the 1st, 3rd and 4th episodes, 1975 (2nd is all music) -- there's, like, 2 good sketches, 3 or 4 good ideas for sketches, poorly executed. Not exactly the 1st 3 episodes of The Wire. But the good ones - damn

/btw - snl would maintain more cultural cache (right word, or that some the computer machine uses?) with the kids these days if they would let folks post their skits on youtube - I'll never understand why any company is against free publicity
 
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