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4 hours ago, Captainant said:

The opening skit ran a few minutes too long imo. Impressive trumpian performance, but didn't really have a punchline aside from the ramble lol

i mean that was the punchline...the "gimme 60 seconds on the clock" 🤣 the first time the audience was just enthralled and erupted when he finished, the second time you could tell they were excited he was gonna do it again lol

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Have hated SNL for several years but still watch a few skits most weeks just hoping for something decent. The new Trump is eerily good. And very uncomfortable. Having battled cable companies for years, we laughed at the cable skit. It wasn’t really a skit. It was a reenactment of my calls to the cable company. 

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I chuckled a bunch, except for the Dionne Warwick sketch. They need to stop going to that one. And what in the hell was the skateboarding jockey sketch. That was awful. Enjoyed Weekend Update, The Heist, and the Men's Room sketches. The Weatherman sketch was decent. 

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I'll forgive the Dionne Warwick sketch because they actually had Dionne Warwick. The rest you're not wrong about.

Also, this is the first time I've listened to Ed Sheeran (that I know of). He's not bad, but why did he sing the same song twice?

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i lol'd at the Spectrum and the men's room sketches. horse jockey was terrible. i wanted to laugh at Cecily's clown on WU...but it just made me angry. lol? 

 it was cute that he was onstage with his brother 30 years ago, the strongman arms when Kevin Nealon picked him up was adorable. 

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This week was pretty meh, but there were a few bright spots. The new girl's bit on WU was great. Three Sad Virgins video was good and Man Park was pretty funny. I'm not particularly a Taylor Swift fan, but her performance was awesome. 10 minutes. Was that the longest musical performance in SNL history?

 

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she only performed once, yeah? i really didn't pay attention to the song, guess it was about another old bf lol. her 'bridge' in Three Sad Virgins took it up a notch 😄

yeah that WU bit with the new girl was surprisingly funny 😄 

ETA ok i looked it up and yes it's about an old bf but the cool part (and why i do really like her even tho she doesn't sing my kind of music) is that SNL version is a re-release of the original from 2012...i dig that she figured out a way to game the system and own her own art. smart girl, good for her.

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41 minutes ago, mchookem said:

ETA ok i looked it up and yes it's about an old bf but the cool part (and why i do really like her even tho she doesn't sing my kind of music) is that SNL version is a re-release of the original from 2012...i dig that she figured out a way to game the system and own her own art. smart girl, good for her.

She was on Seth Meyers the other night and the story is her original collection was sold (she didn't have control/bad contract) so she re-recorded the songs and added stuff that had been cut to make it on an album. It's kinda long, but interesting interview.

 

Apparently, this particular song was never expected to be big, but became a cult hit for her. 

 

 

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This week was pretty meh, but there were a few bright spots. The new girl's bit on WU was great. Three Sad Virgins video was good and Man Park was pretty funny. I'm not particularly a Taylor Swift fan, but her performance was awesome. 10 minutes. Was that the longest musical performance in SNL history?
 

Same. Neither a fanboy or hater and that was a great performance.


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5 hours ago, Reynolds Woodcock said:

Three Sad Virgins was hilarious, and agree that new girl on WU was really good. 

 

It's strange seeing these guys suddenly pop up on SNL now.  I went down a Twitter rabbit hole and discovered some of their skits and followed them last year.  This was a good one from a while back.

 

 

 

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I was standing in line at the Comedy Cellar in New York a few weeks ago (October 25th to be exact) and noticed a guy standing in front of me chatting with the door staff. He looked familiar but couldn't place him. He went in way before the rest of the crowd. Watched SNL a few weeks later and suddenly realized it was this Athari guy. I know, csb. 

BTW, the Comedy Cellar is totally worth a visit if you're ever in NYC. Dave Attell went on that night until 2am.....on a Monday night. Good times. 

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maybe just me...but more hits than misses so far this season. 

plenty lol tonight. skits with live animals will never not be funny. new Trump guy approaching uncanny valley. 

new cast members, male and female, contributing a lot (i don't know any of their names yet lol)

never heard of host or musical guest.

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I thought this was hilarious and awesome.

Marc Cohn and Method Man make it.



That was legit the best parody they’ve done since probably Dick in a Box.

“What do you mean I’m already in it?!?” Abs Method man popping up were funniest parts.

I didn’t think I’d ever really say this…but when are we going to admit that SNL is actually…good again? Been a long time. But they hit more than miss now.

I remember when Jost and Che first came on weekend update and everyone hated them. Now they’re one of the best parts too.

But the writers and performers are much better now than 10 years ago. Hood stuff.
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On 11/21/2021 at 8:15 AM, Drew said:


That was legit the best parody they’ve done since probably Dick in a Box.

“What do you mean I’m already in it?!?” Abs Method man popping up were funniest parts.

I didn’t think I’d ever really say this…but when are we going to admit that SNL is actually…good again? Been a long time. But they hit more than miss now.

I remember when Jost and Che first came on weekend update and everyone hated them. Now they’re one of the best parts too.

But the writers and performers are much better now than 10 years ago. Hood stuff.

I like that you don't have to watch the whole show anymore, and that might be helping perception. I usually watch clips on youtube but only the ones that look funny or that I hear about. So I think the show is pretty darn good right now. I watch the entirety of Weekend Update every week. Can't wait for the Christmas joke swap. Those are always great.

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On 11/22/2021 at 10:33 PM, mdmost said:

Doghead Man was great

It bugged me that they kept calling the 4-star, "Major."  But it was pretty funny otherwise.

  Solid episode especially since I had no idea who the host was.  I'm noticing that's the case more and more.  I'm used to not knowing the musical act, but with so many streaming shows...I've just accepted that I won't know about half the hosts.  If they're not huge names, the ones that give themselves over completely to the writers and the cast still excel.  The ones trying too hard to make a "splash" often fail and drag the episode down with them.  

tl; dr--------tonight is the Thanksgiving special with clips from the last 45 years.  I always like this one, except the family that vomits turkey into one another's mouths.  It wasn't funny before Covid, it's not funny now.  It's certainly not edgy.  But so many other great clips from over the years, especially those that shine a light on what most of us dread---in laws talking politics and religion at the table and there is not nearly enough booze to take the edge off.

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