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2020-09-26 1:46:19 AM  
If they have a trial version, I might binge watch mid-to-late 90's SNL. Used to love watching the re-runs on Comedy Central.
 
2020-09-26 1:53:09 AM  
Is this supposed to be an incentive?
 
2020-09-26 2:07:39 AM  
What the Peacock Network really needs is...more cowbell.
 
2020-09-26 2:11:08 AM  
I wonder what their paying subscription numbers look like. They were running a free trial here on Comcast, so plain subscription numbers are going to be inflated.

Given the failure Youtube Red was, I wouldn't be surprised if Peacock is sold for pennies on the dollar to Hulu or another streaming service that has an actual viewer base.
 
2020-09-26 2:24:14 AM  

Weatherkiss: If they have a trial version, I might binge watch mid-to-late 90's SNL. Used to love watching the re-runs on Comedy Central.


I signed up last week, no credit card required, and an ad-blocker = No ads.

/Don't let them know that.
//Some stuff is premium.
///I've watched every episode of 3rd rock and Grace under Fire with zero problems.
 
2020-09-26 2:35:00 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I wonder what their paying subscription numbers look like. They were running a free trial here on Comcast, so plain subscription numbers are going to be inflated.

Given the failure Youtube Red was, I wouldn't be surprised if Peacock is sold for pennies on the dollar to Hulu or another streaming service that has an actual viewer base.


YouTube Red wasn't really a failure. It's still around, they just rebranded it YouTube Premium and now bundle Youtube Music (the replacement for Google Music) with it. It's worth it to me to be able to use the YouTube app without being bothered by ads, and the sound still plays when I lock my phone.
 
2020-09-26 2:55:52 AM  
Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.
 
2020-09-26 3:25:46 AM  

bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.


Uncut can mean a few different things.

Will it have the musical acts at all? In a lot of reairings, those have been cut out because of rights or something.

Will it have Weekend Update? Call me odd, but I miss Kevin Nealon's dry humor.

Details matter, Peacock. Spill 'em.
 
2020-09-26 3:56:41 AM  

Pfighting Polish: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

Uncut can mean a few different things.

Will it have the musical acts at all? In a lot of reairings, those have been cut out because of rights or something.

Will it have Weekend Update? Call me odd, but I miss Kevin Nealon's dry humor.

Details matter, Peacock. Spill 'em.


I remember Kevin Nealon doing Weekend Update when David Bowie got married.
(paraphrasing)

In other news, David Bowie married a man today.

[humongous pregnant pause with a straight face]

I'm sorry, David Bowie married Iman, the model.
 
2020-09-26 6:16:25 AM  
Might be fun to watch the first few years and the early 90s.
 
2020-09-26 6:32:01 AM  
We have Peacock free with the Comcast Flex (which is basically their version of a Roku) which is itself free with our internet. I wouldn't pay for it if it weren't already free.
 
2020-09-26 6:32:51 AM  
Excuse me "Xfinity" not Comcast.
 
2020-09-26 7:32:02 AM  

Mister Buttons: Weatherkiss: If they have a trial version, I might binge watch mid-to-late 90's SNL. Used to love watching the re-runs on Comedy Central.

I signed up last week, no credit card required, and an ad-blocker = No ads.

/Don't let them know that.
//Some stuff is premium.
///I've watched every episode of 3rd rock and Grace under Fire with zero problems.


Wait... you BLOCK the ads, but WATCH Grace Under Fire..?

(I kid, I kid.... loved that show when it first aired)
 
2020-09-26 8:13:28 AM  

bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.


When was this? When the Honeydrippers were on?
 
2020-09-26 8:32:14 AM  
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2020-09-26 8:43:23 AM  
I thought, except for the original programming, Peacock was free. All the old stuff seems to be.
 
2020-09-26 8:49:23 AM  

thesharkman: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

When was this? When the Honeydrippers were on?


Nah, when Puff Daddy and Jimmy Page showed up.  Honestly I was only watching because a friend of mine said I should listen to Puff Daddy, since I didn't listen to rap.  He was good, but I was more intrigued by the slightly old man leading an orchestra with his guitar.
 
2020-09-26 9:46:50 AM  

bluorangefyre: I was more intrigued by the slightly old man leading an orchestra with his guitar.


...On behalf of Godzilla
 
2020-09-26 10:07:21 AM  

luidprand: I thought, except for the original programming, Peacock was free. All the old stuff seems to be.


It seems to be if you have a certain cable provider.
 
2020-09-26 10:10:01 AM  

Pfighting Polish: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

Uncut can mean a few different things.



Elvis Costello - Radio Radio - SNL original footage 1977 (first portion only)
Youtube eD_24nDzkeo


Obscure?
 
2020-09-26 10:11:15 AM  
I'll be pleasantly surprised if they did have the musical guests. That would be great. But... I'll believe it when I see it.

Also, I predict they will be the severely edited versions that were on Netflix long ago. There was one show with Daniel J. Travanti hosting that was about 20 minutes long. They cut out the monologue and every sketch Travanti was in. He literally only appeared on screen during the goodnights.

Either way, I'll be binging season 10 as soon as it's available. That will be something to look forward to.
 
2020-09-26 10:14:03 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: I'll be pleasantly surprised if they did have the musical guests. That would be great. But... I'll believe it when I see it.

Also, I predict they will be the severely edited versions that were on Netflix long ago. There was one show with Daniel J. Travanti hosting that was about 20 minutes long. They cut out the monologue and every sketch Travanti was in. He literally only appeared on screen during the goodnights.

Either way, I'll be binging season 10 as soon as it's available. That will be something to look forward to.


What's the story behind that?
 
2020-09-26 10:16:16 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: luidprand: I thought, except for the original programming, Peacock was free. All the old stuff seems to be.

It seems to be if you have a certain cable provider.


I've mostly used it on my mac, but I have no problem with doing so over Verizon or my PS4. All using the same account.
 
2020-09-26 10:18:00 AM  

Pfighting Polish: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

Uncut can mean a few different things.

Will it have the musical acts at all? In a lot of reairings, those have been cut out because of rights or something.

Will it have Weekend Update? Call me odd, but I miss Kevin Nealon's dry humor.

Details matter, Peacock. Spill 'em.


I believe they will probably all have Weekend Update, unless there's a copyrighted song used. Sometimes they clip out the segment with the song, sometimes they just drop the whole Update. That's my memory of previous reruns, at least.
 
2020-09-26 10:30:18 AM  

Bslim: thatguyoverthere70: I'll be pleasantly surprised if they did have the musical guests. That would be great. But... I'll believe it when I see it.

Also, I predict they will be the severely edited versions that were on Netflix long ago. There was one show with Daniel J. Travanti hosting that was about 20 minutes long. They cut out the monologue and every sketch Travanti was in. He literally only appeared on screen during the goodnights.

Either way, I'll be binging season 10 as soon as it's available. That will be something to look forward to.

What's the story behind that?


I can only assume that they have to clear the rerun rights with the host and they couldn't do it with Travanti. Usually music rights are the reason sketches get axed from SNL reruns, but this instance it was every sketch with the host. Lorne Michaels wasn't around for seasons 6-10. Travanti's episode was somewhere around season 8, and I don't think many episodes from that era were ever re-run other than on NBC. Seasons 1-5 had already been packaged as half hour "best of" versions back in the 70's, so again, I assume the rights for those shows were cleared already and belonged to Michaels' Broadway Video, and then cleared for good for the original DVD release of seasons 1-5. I guess the only legal exception to not showing Travanti at all would have been the opening and closing credits.
 
2020-09-26 10:38:05 AM  

luidprand: thatguyoverthere70: luidprand: I thought, except for the original programming, Peacock was free. All the old stuff seems to be.

It seems to be if you have a certain cable provider.

I've mostly used it on my mac, but I have no problem with doing so over Verizon or my PS4. All using the same account.


Interesting, and it's still free? I didn't know that. I'm not sure what their strategy is. I'm curious if it remains free for everyone that way. Because if these SNL's are truly uncut and with the musical guests, that would be a great value.
 
2020-09-26 10:45:04 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: Bslim: thatguyoverthere70: I'll be pleasantly surprised if they did have the musical guests. That would be great. But... I'll believe it when I see it.

Also, I predict they will be the severely edited versions that were on Netflix long ago. There was one show with Daniel J. Travanti hosting that was about 20 minutes long. They cut out the monologue and every sketch Travanti was in. He literally only appeared on screen during the goodnights.

Either way, I'll be binging season 10 as soon as it's available. That will be something to look forward to.

What's the story behind that?

I can only assume that they have to clear the rerun rights with the host and they couldn't do it with Travanti. Usually music rights are the reason sketches get axed from SNL reruns, but this instance it was every sketch with the host. Lorne Michaels wasn't around for seasons 6-10. Travanti's episode was somewhere around season 8, and I don't think many episodes from that era were ever re-run other than on NBC. Seasons 1-5 had already been packaged as half hour "best of" versions back in the 70's, so again, I assume the rights for those shows were cleared already and belonged to Michaels' Broadway Video, and then cleared for good for the original DVD release of seasons 1-5. I guess the only legal exception to not showing Travanti at all would have been the opening and closing credits.


Ah, did not know re-airings rights had to be cleared with the hosts. Thanks for the explanation!
 
2020-09-26 10:47:22 AM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: I wonder what their paying subscription numbers look like. They were running a free trial here on Comcast, so plain subscription numbers are going to be inflated.

Given the failure Youtube Red was, I wouldn't be surprised if Peacock is sold for pennies on the dollar to Hulu or another streaming service that has an actual viewer base.


If you have Comcast the second tier is free.
 
2020-09-26 11:02:19 AM  

Mister Buttons: I signed up last week, no credit card required, and an ad-blocker = No ads.


The ads on their free one are not bad, 5 minutes of ads per hour. Roku channel, IMDB, Tubi, and Vudu have twice to three times as many ads. Crackle takes the crown in ads.
/Side loaded it and Max on my Fire Sticks
 
2020-09-26 11:14:51 AM  
I just can't see myself subscribing to a single network pay service. Too many of them.
 
2020-09-26 11:29:58 AM  
In my mind, SNL reduces down to one skit. Buck Henry hosts. In the skit, he's constipated. Every body he knows seems to drop by and offers some bit of advice or condolence. Can't get the tarts out of the oven? He's gonna snap a big fish soon. The skit -- like 99.99% of skits -- doesn't build toward anything. So, after they've run out of funnies, they just superimpose on the screen the words: CONSTIPATION. NO LAUGHING MATTER.
 
2020-09-26 12:15:54 PM  

bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.


Speaking of uncut, this gaffe had me howling when it originally slipped through:
Sam Rockwell F bomb on SNL
Youtube zwnqF0e2VbI
 
2020-09-26 1:01:59 PM  
I am actually curious to watch the rarely aired seasons from the early 80s when the show becane an absolute trainwreck (the cast included Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi and Gilbert Gottfried). Many sketches were so bad that they seemed like surreal performance art.
 
2020-09-26 2:01:52 PM  
The infamous Season 11 cast. I'd watch all of that.
 
2020-09-26 2:30:10 PM  
CarnySaur:
Speaking of uncut, this gaffe had me howling when it originally slipped through:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zwnqF0e2​VbI]


Oh you sweet summer child - let me tell you the story of Charles Rocket and the "Who Shot C.R.?" sketch in 1981.
Charles Rocket getting himself fired.
Youtube 9CFIMaZVPIk


/saw that one live
//yes I'm old
 
2020-09-26 2:31:22 PM  

kumanoki: The infamous Season 11 cast. I'd watch all of that.


Better than the Season 6 Jean Doumanian-produced cast (though it did give us Eddie Murphy).
 
2020-09-26 2:33:29 PM  

Weatherkiss: If they have a trial version, I might binge watch mid-to-late 90's SNL. Used to love watching the re-runs on Comedy Central.


Those Comedy Central reruns were my introduction to SNL.  I didn't realize it was a 90 minute show and not an hour until E! took over the SNL rerun rights and started airing the full length episodes.  Although, the 1 hour Comedy Central edits did sometimes have their merits, there are episodes where the excised 30 minutes is not missed.
 
2020-09-26 2:51:30 PM  

puckrock2000: CarnySaur:
Speaking of uncut, this gaffe had me howling when it originally slipped through:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zwnqF0e2​VbI]

Oh you sweet summer child - let me tell you the story of Charles Rocket and the "Who Shot C.R.?" sketch in 1981.
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/saw that one live
//yes I'm old


Prince was the musical guest on that show, and he did the song "Partyup", and he sang the lines "Making war is such a farking bore" uncensored.  Of course, that kind of got overshadowed.
 
2020-09-26 4:24:54 PM  
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2020-09-26 4:50:54 PM  

bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.


When most of the run was on SeeSo, the music acts were retained only on the first five seasons, probably because they had already been previously negotiated for the DVD releases of those seasons.
 
2020-09-26 7:46:29 PM  

thesharkman: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

When was this? When the Honeydrippers were on?


I'm 90% sure I remember seeing Brian Setzer playing guitar on Rockin' At Midnight during that episode. Really can't hate on that.
 
2020-09-26 11:15:11 PM  

SpectroBoy: I just can't see myself subscribing to a single network pay service. Too many of them.


Free with 5 minutes of ads per hour, $5 with more content and 5 minutes per hour, and $10 NO ads and even more content. This is not only a network crap but all of Universal and other shiat. Yes these guys are greed, but if they drop out Netflix and Amazon buying their content is going to be hell. Netflix Pro will cost you a $50 piece  spicy. Netflix and Amazon are not going to pay $200Million  for a show single season forever so you could cut it off after a month.
 
2020-09-26 11:26:22 PM  
the music acts included would get me to bite, i miss drunk billy squire, those trippy clowns form bowie( not to mention tin machine later), and skid row. plus too many others to mention
 
2020-09-26 11:35:13 PM  

Pfighting Polish: bluorangefyre: Uncut?  I wanna show my kids the exact moment I became interested in Led Zeppelin.

Uncut can mean a few different things.

Will it have the musical acts at all? In a lot of reairings, those have been cut out because of rights or something.

Will it have Weekend Update? Call me odd, but I miss Kevin Nealon's dry humor.

Details matter, Peacock. Spill 'em.


I thought uncut meant you weren't circumcised.
 
2020-09-27 5:19:36 AM  

Pirate of Penzance: I am actually curious to watch the rarely aired seasons from the early 80s when the show becane an absolute trainwreck (the cast included Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Belushi and Gilbert Gottfried). Many sketches were so bad that they seemed like surreal performance art.


That's the sixth season. It's awful. I absolutely love it.
 
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