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2014-01-08 07:51:52 PM
Is there some sort of award for truth in headlines? If so, this is a real contender.

Wow, that was bad.
 
2014-01-08 07:59:12 PM
gay
 
2014-01-08 08:10:15 PM
The sad part is that someone got paid to write those jokes and probably made more on that routine than most of us make in a month.
 
2014-01-08 08:16:23 PM
Proving once and for all, SNL needs a bullet to the temple.
 
2014-01-08 08:16:37 PM
I had to pause it 3 times to let the stank wear off a bit so I could continue.
 
2014-01-08 08:22:55 PM
RON PAUL
 
2014-01-08 08:24:37 PM
I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.
 
2014-01-08 08:25:02 PM

bigpeeler: Proving once and for all, SNL needs a bullet to the temple.


People have been saying that for 25 years.  Luckily, none of them have much pull in show business.
 
2014-01-08 08:30:43 PM

Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.


Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.
 
2014-01-08 08:56:19 PM

vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.


This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.
 
2014-01-08 08:57:52 PM
"I haven't laughed that hard at a SNL skit," said nobody, ever.

sweet jeebus, that was painful.
 
2014-01-08 09:16:19 PM

blinkybluegnome: Is there some sort of award for truth in headlines? If so, this is a real contender.

Wow, that was bad.


The look of sheer terror on her face when that first joke crashed like a Best Korea missile.....she just knew it wasn't going to get any better.
 
2014-01-08 09:30:08 PM
I really like Cecily Strong (she's one of the better new hires) but that was awful.  I think part of the problem was the crowd just didn't seem that into it, so it all fell really flat.  It could have been charmingly cheesy, but instead it was just wildly uncomfortable.  Also, tech jokes tend to suck.  It's like intentionally conservative humor, you just have to try too hard to make it work.
 
2014-01-08 09:32:44 PM
Those jokes would have killed on Big Bang Theory.
 
2014-01-08 09:40:14 PM
And FFS, how do you make Kenan Thompson's Al Sharpton fall flat?

I can't find it online anymore, but when they were doing the debates last election Thompson was playing Sharpton and his Weeners was:

"See, Denver, Colorado is a mile high," he said. "There's no way to know for sure how many feet that is, but it could be upwards of a million. Obama's from Hawaii which is a mile below the earth. So for him speaking in Colorado is is like being flung two miles into the air and then having to give a speech in outer space."

It was perfectly absurd.  Most of the Al spoofs have been perfectly absurd.  How did they manage to fark that up?
 
2014-01-08 09:50:24 PM

Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.


Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.
 
2014-01-08 09:51:40 PM
Aw, MAN - that was painful to watch.  I feel bad for her, actually.
 
2014-01-08 09:53:26 PM

2xhelix: The sad part is that someone got paid to write those jokes and probably made more on that routine than most of us make in a month.


I doubt that writers make that much.  Their bosses might have been paid a lot for the ad.
 
2014-01-08 09:55:04 PM
christ, that was so unfunny I'm surprised each one of the 'jokes' didn't get their own Fark greenlight.
 
2014-01-08 10:09:39 PM
the average pay for tv writers is about $7500, should be 10% of that...
 
2014-01-08 10:13:49 PM
SNL actors ≠ SNL writers
 
2014-01-08 10:16:22 PM
Would investors just kill Yahoo off please?  They have not done anything of worth in YEARS.  Break them up, sell them off and be done with it.  The only thing they currently are is an NSA attack vector.
 
2014-01-08 10:24:01 PM
It was awkward.. sure.. but a lot of that was the fact that you couldn't really hear the crowd react to the jokes. They weren't that bad, really, and probably got some laughs (Cecily had to pause several times before continuing).
 
2014-01-08 10:33:29 PM

LesserEvil: It was awkward.. sure.. but a lot of that was the fact that you couldn't really hear the crowd react to the jokes. They weren't that bad, really, and probably got some laughs (Cecily had to pause several times before continuing).


Lesser, turn up your volume.  You can hear the laughter, but it is really quiet and sparse.
 
2014-01-08 10:37:01 PM

you are a puppet: Those jokes would have killed on Big Bang Theory SNL.

 
2014-01-08 10:45:12 PM

The6502Man: LesserEvil: It was awkward.. sure.. but a lot of that was the fact that you couldn't really hear the crowd react to the jokes. They weren't that bad, really, and probably got some laughs (Cecily had to pause several times before continuing).

Lesser, turn up your volume.  You can hear the laughter, but it is really quiet and sparse.


You can clearly hear the crowd after the introduction too.  It's not like the audio recorder wasn't working.
 
2014-01-08 10:45:30 PM

Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.


This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.
 
2014-01-08 10:52:40 PM
nervous, groaning, captive audience laughter. exactly what yahoo was going for probably.
 
2014-01-08 11:00:03 PM

AKA Joker: Would investors just kill Yahoo off please?  They have not done anything of worth in YEARS.  Break them up, sell them off and be done with it.  The only thing they currently are is an NSA attack vector.


Marissa Myers was supposed to have been their savior, but there's a reason why you didn't hear much crying in Mountain View when she left Google.
 
2014-01-08 11:08:12 PM
Tech people are typically too in-the-know to be amused by that low level humour. And I couldn't figure out why an SNL sketch was blanketed with Yahoo branding instead of SNL's. Probably a subliminal message - "We know this is shiat, but they paid us for it."
 
2014-01-08 11:17:22 PM

Lsherm: I really like Cecily Strong (she's one of the better new hires) but that was awful.  I think part of the problem was the crowd just didn't seem that into it, so it all fell really flat.  It could have been charmingly cheesy, but instead it was just wildly uncomfortable.  Also, tech jokes tend to suck.  It's like intentionally conservative humor, you just have to try too hard to make it work.


The main cause for this being a "failure" is that the audience was mic'd wayyyy down in the video.  Yeah, the jokes were kind of lame, but on average, that's just what SNL does.  Crank up the volume on the vid so you can just hear that there is laughter, then Imagine a sitcom with a laughtrack going loud every time a thing is supposed to be funny.
 
2014-01-08 11:27:57 PM
I had to stop after the first joke knowing Yahoo turned down $44 billion from Microsoft in 08'
 
2014-01-08 11:30:31 PM
OMG.  I laughed; I cried.  I fell on the ground and nearly split a gut.  Oh wait, that was what happened when I watched Blazing Saddles for like the 3,000th time.  This routine was as funny as acute appendicitis.
 
2014-01-08 11:37:55 PM
I've heard worse, and the crowd seemed to enjoy it.
 
2014-01-08 11:41:39 PM
Tech conferences are notoriously tough rooms. No booze; you're in "work mode" and carrying around a swagbag filled with mouse pads, cheap ballpoints, brochures, and memory sticks; sterile ambience; cavernous ballroom; lack of intimacy.  The material was silly, but if you heard it in a club and you had a buzz on, it would have been entertaining enough.  I guess.
 
2014-01-08 11:50:20 PM
farking wow.. That was.. Awful
 
2014-01-09 12:13:17 AM

SansNeural: Lsherm: I really like Cecily Strong (she's one of the better new hires) but that was awful.  I think part of the problem was the crowd just didn't seem that into it, so it all fell really flat.  It could have been charmingly cheesy, but instead it was just wildly uncomfortable.  Also, tech jokes tend to suck.  It's like intentionally conservative humor, you just have to try too hard to make it work.

The main cause for this being a "failure" is that the audience was mic'd wayyyy down in the video.  Yeah, the jokes were kind of lame, but on average, that's just what SNL does.  Crank up the volume on the vid so you can just hear that there is laughter, then Imagine a sitcom with a laughtrack going loud every time a thing is supposed to be funny.


I had the volume up (surround headphones) - the timing was just off.  It could have been because there was yet more laughter we couldn't hear on the microphone so she was waiting for the next joke.  Like listening to someone telling a joke on a telephone.

Still, the jokes weren't very funny, and both of them looked uncomfortable.
 
2014-01-09 12:25:04 AM
Wow, that was bad. I feel bad for Cecily Strong.

She needs comforting.

/ Call me, Cecily!
// Please?
 
2014-01-09 12:25:59 AM

LesserEvil: It was awkward.. sure.. but a lot of that was the fact that you couldn't really hear the crowd react to the jokes. They weren't that bad, really, and probably got some laughs (Cecily had to pause several times before continuing).


It wasn't nearly the trainwreck of a drunk Jamie Kennedy hosting E3.
 
2014-01-09 12:37:18 AM
Those list jokes had no chance of working.  The audience is full of journalists that are snarky and bored, they are not looking to laugh unless it is at your expense. Letterman does his top 10 list every show and probably hits around 70% funny but he has a band, a audience in the right mood and a bit of ad-lib to get the bad jokes over the line.

Keenan was pretty funny and got reactions for burning yahoo and apple. The journalist audience don't care about Miley Cyrus but throw in a Samsung zinger and they would be on the floor.
 
2014-01-09 12:39:44 AM
Yahoo Serious? He's hilarious matey.
 
2014-01-09 01:05:07 AM

puckrock2000: Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.

This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.


Great, now I miss my job explaining to toddlers why Grampa won't be coming back to visit EVER.
 
2014-01-09 01:22:02 AM
Yep, fell flat just like the real thing.
 
2014-01-09 01:53:23 AM

bagumpity: puckrock2000: Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.

This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.

Great, now I miss my job explaining to toddlers why Grampa won't be coming back to visit EVER.


The guys here at the airplane crash DNA identification center thought it sucked
 
2014-01-09 02:33:29 AM

relaxitsjustme: bagumpity: puckrock2000: Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.

This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.

Great, now I miss my job explaining to toddlers why Grampa won't be coming back to visit EVER.

The guys here at the airplane crash DNA identification center thought it sucked


After that I'm looking foward to spending a day calling parents and informing them of their babys positive cancer diagnosis.
 
2014-01-09 03:26:32 AM
Oh, that poor woman.  And she's so optimistic, pausing for laughter after every bit.
 
2014-01-09 05:46:46 AM

FlameDuck: relaxitsjustme: bagumpity: puckrock2000: Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.

This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.

Great, now I miss my job explaining to toddlers why Grampa won't be coming back to visit EVER.

The guys here at the airplane crash DNA identification center thought it sucked

After that I'm looking foward to spending a day calling parents and informing them of their babys positive cancer diagnosis.


Wow, this makes working the customer service desk at Wal Mart appealing.
 
2014-01-09 06:00:06 AM

Surly U. Jest: FlameDuck: relaxitsjustme: bagumpity: puckrock2000: Flogster: Cagey B: vossiewulf: Uzzah: I see funnier stuff at work every single day, and I'm a neonatal oncologist.

Me too, and I work at a slow-roasted puppy restaurant.

This clip has helped me to see the lighter side of driving the Cat Euthanasia-mobile.

Makes me look back at my day at the baby bunny slaughterhouse and smile.

This clip makes me appreciate my late-night shift at the preteen crack-whore training camp.

Great, now I miss my job explaining to toddlers why Grampa won't be coming back to visit EVER.

The guys here at the airplane crash DNA identification center thought it sucked

After that I'm looking foward to spending a day calling parents and informing them of their babys positive cancer diagnosis.

Wow, this makes working the customer service desk at Wal Mart appealing.


This has inspired me to rehash the idea of Fark.TV
 
2014-01-09 06:41:15 AM
Must have stared Will Farrell

/didn't watch
 
2014-01-09 08:06:28 AM

thamike: bigpeeler: Proving once and for all, SNL needs a bullet to the temple.

People have been saying that for 25 years.  Luckily, none of them have much pull in show business.


SNL has long since become the sort of safe, institutional comedy that the founders were rebelling
against when they created it.
 
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