How Long Has It Been Since SNL was Good?

June 23, 2008

Due to a variety of circumstances beyond my control, I watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend. It was the first time I’ve watched the whole show in … years. I don’t know when I last saw the full 90 minutes.

This weekend’s show was a repeat from probably 3-4 months ago. Tina Fey — who I generally love — was the guest host. Carrie Underwood — who I generally like to look at — was the musical guest.

And the show was dreadful.

There were a couple funny moments during the news segment, and a couple laughs during a skit about a game show called “What’s That Bitch Talking About?” But other than that … dumb, boring, and not funny.

How long has it been since SNL has been good? How long since it’s even been watchable? I’d vote for replays of classic SNL shows over what I saw Saturday night. I’d vote for infomercials over what I saw on Saturday night. It was that bad.

Update: Just found this TVGuide.com recap of the show. It was from February and must’ve been right after the writer’s strike ended. You’d think they would’ve had much better material after such a long break…..

1 Comment

  • Reply Phil R June 23, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I sometimes catch a random episode and am applauded at the level of crap… but then I watch a show from 3-4 years prior and it is pretty darn funny. I dunno, maybe SNL needs some time to age for me to become funny. Call it cheese-humor.

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