How Long Has It Been Since SNL was Good?

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 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…..

One Response to How Long Has It Been Since SNL was Good?

  1. 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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