Sunday, April 18, 2010

How come the only thing SNL is good at is fake raps?

I just watched part of last night's Saturday Night Live with John and I realized that the only times that show has made me laugh in the past, I don't know, 20 years is when they do a fake rap. Has skit comedy not progressed at all since 1989?



Also finally figured out who Ke$ha is. It was blatantly obvious that she was lip-syncing and didn't give a shit. It's like if SNL were a talent show, her act would have been pretty middle-of-the-road. SNL in general should ask themselves more often if their material is any better than the average talent show.

8 comments:

  1. sketch comedy has progressed, just not on snl

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  2. So where are the cutting-edge sketches occurring?

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  3. actually i don't know what's been going on in the last decade, but the 90s had Mr. Show, Kids in the Hall, Upright Citizens Brigade (and i know people love The State, which i've never seen). plus i always thought MadTV was underrated. a lot of it was dumb, but even then it was still squirmy and sometimes "offensive" (a term of praise in my book).

    plus we can't forget the nightly sketches on the late great late night with conan o'brien.

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  4. I don't think we even needed a parody of this song, did we? It's impossible to approach the hilarity of the original--"fucking magnets, how do THEY work?" ICP forever, bless. God is a Juggalo.

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  5. i find SNL's bits and skits over the last decade at least occasionally hilarious. There are certain castmembers who are just compulsively watchable, even when they're not being out and out hilarious. Tracy Morgan, Bill Hader, Fred Armison, Kris Kattan, Maya Rudolph pop out from a scanning of the recent cast list. one of my favorite SNL bits of all time was last year, Kristin Wiig (an SNL ATF herself) as bjork ...

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/56633/saturday-night-live-update-bjork

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  6. I never liked The State, but I was a huge Kids in the Hall fan.

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  7. My initial assumption was that you and John overlooked a key factor when assessing your response to the latest episode of SNL: you both are vehemently against "a good time." You donate money annually to various causes for misery, such as the Harvard University Cruel Testing Facility and to Bill Knot. You refuse to return balls and frisbees accidently tossed into your yard. You water your herb garden with tears.

    That said, this last episode of SNL was poor. The skit you linked to was fair-to-good. The guest host was stiff as a board and could not remember his lines. And some of the reccuring sketches they brought out should not be recurring (except for the Hip Hop Kidz sketch--botched by the guest. You should seek out the Hip Hop Kids adventure with Justin Timberlake, in which they find themselves in a cave on the verge of collapse. Same joke, but delivered with skill). There have been a couple other episodes this season that were real duds, but this may have been the worst.

    At the very least, you both satisfied your craving for a bad time. Did you enjoy the hot blackened popcorn kernals I sent?

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  8. SNL is always there for me when I'm craving a good bad time.

    And yes! We washed them down with the skunked beer.

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