Saturday Night Live…..What The Hell Happened To This Show?

I tuned in Saturday because I wanted to see Louis C.K. as host and found SNL to be one of the worst shows on television. I cut and paste from their own website the following skits:

Office Boss Baby 
An employee brings his wife to the office to introduce her to his boss who is brilliant, a great man and has the body of a baby.
Jos A. Bank Cleaning Product 
Spills can be annoying, but Jos. A. Bank offers great prices on suits that can mop up messes better than any paper towels.                                                                    Mr. Big Stuff 
A group of ladies sitting on a stoop attack a passerby with song, completely misjudging a humble man as arrogant.
Darth Vader Action Figure 
Just to be safe, a man asks his doctor to check in his butt for a Darth Vader action figure.

Sounds like a laugh riot, doesn’t it? It wasn’t. There were more unfunny bits, but I don’t want to use my blog to promote their crap. This is a public service announcement to give you a sample and save you from watching SNL (unless you think a Darth Vader action figure in your butt is funny).                                                                                                                                                                                 According to their website there are 22 writers and a head writer coming up with this shit hilarity. Ever hear of Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noell Wells, Brooks Wheelan or Sasheer Zamat? All are featured players on the show and they suck! There are another 9 repertory players and only 2 of them are slightly humorous. Can’t see any of them being major stars either.

This show used to produce very talented and very funny people since its inception. I am old enough and remember watching season one in 1975 when I didn’t have a date or Twisted Sister wasn’t playing at The Mad Hatter. I laughed at John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner. Some of their skits are still funny today – Belushi in Samurai Delicatessen, his Joe Cocker impersonation and The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd. Dan also played the father in Coneheads  and did a great Nixon impersonation. Gilda Radner was funny as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Baba Wawa (Barbara Walter) and Emily Litella.

Later on, some of the big names to come from SNL are Bill Murray, Eddie Murphy, Joe Piscopo, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Chris Farley, Davis Spade, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri, Colin Quinn, Will Ferrell, Darrel Hammond, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey. I am sure I may have missed one of your favorites (my blog – my favorites) and I tried hard to think of the last funny person on this show. Possibly, Amy Poehler. She left in 2008.

The one good think to come out of this horrible episode of Saturday Night Live was a young singer I never heard of – Sam Smith. Give him a listen.

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