Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Saturday Night Live Dead?

Of course as soon as I post a bunch of SNL clips and make a statement saying some clever skits have appeared lately, an article is published saying how bad SNL has been this year. What? Now, is it as good as past casts in the late 70's and early 90's? No, of course not. But, the additions of wacky comics like Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis and Abby Elliott has added more edge to the show recently. The problem with the show is that there was so much talent in the early 90's cast, that when they started transitioning to movies, the show started catering to skits featuring characters that could be made into SNL produced movies (i.e "Night at the Roxbury," "Superstar," "Ladies Man").

After this past season, with bringing Tina Fey back as Sarah Palin, how can someone say the show is dead when those viral video skits may have influenced the election outcome?

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