Saturday Nitrate Live
But seriously, any SNL episode aired after 2001 really IS a bomb.
I have been endlessly fascinated with the paracalculus of suck to awesome applied to shows like SNL.
"Anything after 79 is bullshit!" "Anything after 93 is bullshit!"
When did the Simpsons start to suck, again? Was it after season 5 or 6? Or was it still pretty good until season 12? Was it when they introduced fantastic elements outside of the Halloween episodes?
And didn't M.A.S.H. really start to suck when BJ started wearing that fucken pink shirt? Or was it when Trapper left in the first place?
In the end, we are all going to die by fire--pointless, conceptually muddled, fire.
"The fire was okay, but it didn't really start to suck until--AAAGH FIRE!!!"
:::slams drink on table:::
:::apologetically droops out of bar:::
Really, the plug should have been pulled in the mid-90s, when every sketch was lame and the studio audience was mostly quiet except for nervous laughs and awkward "uh, should I be laughing now?" chuckles.
And now thanks to internet clips there is no reason to ever sit through a whole episode of that uneven mess ever again.
Joel, no contest. Mike had his moments but his delivery wasn't as good and he marked the beginning of the end of MST3k writing for themselves instead of the audience.
1) Mike on Comedy Central
2) Joel on Comedy Central
3) Mike on Sci-Fi Channel
The first ones I saw were Joel yet I'll say that the Mike episodes were way better hands down. Better delivery, better writing. Too many Joel jokes flatly spelled out the premise right before the punchline.
The best you can say about the Joel episodes was that Frank + the Doctor > Bobo + Pearl.
but a short summation of why Joel was lamer?
He was the prototype French Stewart.
Good thing that didn't happen today, or he'd be assassinated by the president via Predator Drone while the Tom Servo puppet went down in history as Gitmo's most enhanced interrogation resistant prisoner. Mike Nelson would make the Fox News circuit where he'd inevitably punch Geraldo and Crow T. Robot would become the new Republican candidate for president, since he's the one with the charisma.
Dr. Forester remains high up in the FBI most wanted list.
Joel Hodgson's accidental bomb scare is a great band name.
Invention Exchange goes awry
This was the routine that ended with him asking the home viewing audience to turn their TV on its side then donning a batman mask and using the mike cord to 'climb up' the stage.
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