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Couldn't get video to play, five stars.
Has SNL always been so poorly acted, or does every cast member now think they are too cool to try at their job?
Why the fuck is this 4 minutes long.
At one time, long long ago, SNL knew what funny was. That has long passed and this is but a sad, sad example of the show's inability to ever remember. Why is it still on the air?
This show and the Simpsons need a quick death.
I think SNL, like MTV, is hyper generational. Everyone goes through a phase of watching and enjoying SNL in their moment, putting up with old people claiming the best episodes were during their time watching it. Then it slowly becomes irrelevant to your generation. It isn't so much that the quality has changed, it's just that you've grown the fuck up. The content isn't speaking to you anymore and you begin to recognize that it's just a dumb sketch show with premises that go no where. It's a place for actors and comedians stuck in a holding pattern before moving to the next career move. I mean, quality is still an issue, but I think the quality has been consistently lower than a lot of people want to admit.
When ex-child stars from Nickelodean shows started appearing as regular cast members, that was my cue to admit I had probably outgrown SNL.
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You know what? You're cool. It's nice to see someone with some decent perspective instead of the usual "everything peaked when i was 12" nostalgic nonsense
No. That's the trap people fall into. It's not simply a matter of perspective. I would pit mid-90's SNL against current SNL any day of the week--same with old Simpsons vs. new Simpsons, and mid 90s MTV vs. new MTV. It's the simple truth that these things have degraded. MTV, Simpsons, and SNL didn't even start out very good. They hit their stride somewhere in the first third or middle third of their lifespan, and then rapidly unfurled into self-imitation and pandering to an already vacuous youth market they're mostly out-of-touch with.
No not really.
SNL isn't just a thing that pumps out the same material. It is staffed by writers who change. The strategies change, the subject matter changes, the cast changes: everything changes.
Writers and comedians who know comedy know that SNL has changed for the worse over the past ten years.
As far as the other part of your argument goes: MTV went through a vast programming change around the turn of the century is quite literally a different station than it was during the 80's on 90's in almost everyway.
in short: nice idea but it doesnt really fit the reality of how television programming works regardless of how you judge the value of SNL and MTV.
also: the typical SNL cast member is a very different kind of comedian than the type of person who would appear on SNL during literally every other generation. You touched on the difference yourself 'when nickelodeon child stars'
Edgy, transgressive comedians stay the fuck away from SNL and cultivate material on their own terms through Funny or Die or developing their own internet presence (whitest kids u know, the guys who do workaholics) because they can literally do whatever they want, instead of answering to lorne.
so yeah: no.
This is one of those annoying videos that's not bad enough to rate highly, but not good enough to rate at all.
I am so glad I don't know any of those people.
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thanks, I guess, for making my face tingle and twitch with embarrassment.
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