Saturday Night Live Season Preview

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Everyone has been saying that SNL has been dying a long death for about 10 years now ever since Molly Shannon started smelling her armpits and that was considered funny. But I continue to watch it every season. You know why? I regret not ever watching it in the really good days with Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, David Spade, and the list goes on and on.

I hope and pray that I am going to be around for that really original actor that makes it big and I can say I saw them when.

Admittedly, I love the political sketches that have become to saving grace and trademark of SNL all at once, thank you Darryl Hammond.
The season opener was riddled with them, from a spoof on the recent laughable “debate” between the presidential candidates, to Darryl Hammonds hilarious appearance as Bill Clinton in a sketch with Seth Myers Senator Kerry.

But there is so much crap to wade through from “Debbie Downer” to the new weekend update.

Which that is a whole other topic. When the last episode aired last year with Jimmy Fallon signing out on weekend update, I thought he wasn’t going to do it anymore, but still be on SNL. The show started, and two sketches in, I realized he isn’t on at all anymore. That explains his logical movie premiere with a woman that is equally annoying in Queen Latifah and “Taxi” this summer.

Weekend update had this cool dynamic between Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey with this broken relationship, but now Amy Poehler is the other
weekend update correspondent and it seems like some sort of visit into a conversation between some prep girls in a high school bathroom. I really like Tina Fey so I hope this gets better.

The first show had it’s highlights, with Ben Affleck taking more shots at himself from the “Bennifer” era, to Alec Baldwin’s appearance and shot at Affleck for stealing his moves and being on the show more frequently then Ken Griffey Jr. is on the DL.

With the same recycled humor and only one new cast member, I don’t think this will be that special year. maybe after this year if Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz leave the new crop of members will have an original spark. But don’t count on it.

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