Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday Night Live tasteless, juvenile

For a long time, I had difficulty understanding how the Saturday Evening Post could come out on Friday. I never figured it out.

Add to that the troubling thought that Saturday Night Live comes out on Thursday, too. Sigh.

And now I am weighted down with the vision of Sarah Palin's guest shot on a show where one of the skits featured a guy shooting ping pong balls out of his butt. She didn’t need to go anywhere near there. Seriously.

I didn’t think SNL was funny, except for Tina Fey’s brief riff on Palin. Nor did I think Palin was funny. And I’m positive she did not need to risk eternal hellfire and damnation by sharing the stage with such tasteless, juvenile humor. Seriously.

She does that quite well enough with her own teleprompters. Seriously.


The South Plainsman said...

It was beyond my comprehension that Palin appeared at all. I watched until Alec Baldwin appeared, and it did not seem either funny or appropriate.

If SNL ever has something good, one can see it on Youtube without having to subject oneself to the rest of the silliness.

Anonymous said...

I saw Saturday Night Live twice shortly after it came on the air. I caught the segment about Claudine Longet and Spider Sabbitch and the one about Gary Gilmore. So I've probably seen about 15 minutes of SNL in my entire life. I don't think I've missed a thing and I regret seeing what I did. Sharon.

Jeff Hebert said...

I actually thought she was pretty good, and the show was funny. I think it helps her a great deal -- we're willing as a culture to forgive a lot in people if they're willing to laugh at themselves. She's been on the attack pretty ferociously (which is what you want in your VP), so this should help her long-term in the eyes of voters, I think. Even those who didn't see it will know she was willing to go, which is good. For her, I mean.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed anybody remembers Caludine Longet, Andy Williams spouse, and "Spider" Sabich(not Sabbitch)her "companion". I do agree with anonymous who has watched 15 minutes of SNL and regrets that. I recall Johnny Carson after SNL did a skit on him saying " I remember when SNL was funny."

Anonymous said...

Saturday Night Live has become one of the more outrageous waste of time.Why ANYONE would want to be on that pretend 'funny'show is beyond my comprehension.Alec Baldwin made it even worse. All the scumbags in town call him MR. SCUMBAG.
Now where was I? Oh yeah! I forgot!-----Goose

Ken Martin said...

All of you who have commented have one thing in common: You all watched the friggin' show! And news reports say the ratings were the highest the show has had in eons. So you're watching and driving up the ratings, which is what it's all about, isn't it? Kill your TV!

The South Plainsman said...

Ken, I went by that show right after the football game ended on TV because I knew Palin would be on. I watched about 2 minutes or less, and when Alec Baldwin showed up, I turned it off and went to bed.

That show is a total waste of time, and I NEVER watch it.

Ollie Gravis said...

Gosh folks, I reckon its a race between who hates SNL or Sarah Palin or Alec Baldwin the most.

Ken is right as as rain.

SP never watches it, except for two minutes and maybe Youtube. Good. That'll put their ratings in the stock tank.

I'm going to cut Sarah some slack cause I done figured out she's got so much cute in her face it went and squoze her brains out.

As for SNL, I reckon it's mostly for the young folk who stay up way past their bed time and start their weekend early...

Max Fischer said...

SNL is very hit and miss. It's now so heavily dependent on the host because the cast is so lame. I still watch it weekly, thanks to Tivo, because I can skip through the unfunny rubbish and get through the entire show in ten minutes. Included in that ten minutes is full viewing of the musical acts though.

Having said all this, I've gotta say that I actually laughed at the McGruber parody. When McGruber hit rock bottom in his drug addiction and resorted to spittin' a ping pong ball out of his butt I thought it was pretty damn funny, albeit in an entirely unoriginal and sophomoronic way.

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