`Saturday Night Live' Staged Amid Strike

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It wasn't live from New York as usual. About 150 audience members in a tiny Manhattan theater were the only folks in the world to witness a totally new "Saturday Night Live" episode starring guest host Michael ...

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Abbie

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Wow, an SNL without Maya Rudolph...wish I was there!!

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But...but ....but.... I love Maya!

I've always wanted to begat with her.
Ron

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SNL has not been funny or entertaining for a long, long time wirters strike or not. How do they stay on the air?

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I liked SNL when they were more politically incorrect.

But I do still enjoy the opening skits and the News segment.
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Looken wrote:
I liked SNL when they were more politically incorrect.
But I do still enjoy the opening skits and the News segment.
Good point. It's so rightous it's just boring. There is no line to push, they are pushing the line back. Just cancel the show already.
Lilien Feldspar

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SNL was truly humorous, sophisticated, grown-up fare in the late 1970s but as younger and younger audiences tuned in, the show got dumbed down for those who had no idea who some of the references were about (Thornton Wilder, Wm. Buckley, et al). It turned into a children's/teenagers' show, and has stayed there for decades now. It is the audience that NBC wanted, not the grown-ups. Oh, I do watch once every couple months, but I don't recall even smiling lately.
Southside Harry

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Who cares. There are more important things going on in the world today. Not to mention that the current cast and writers of SNL couldn't do comedy well enough to get themselves out of a wet paper bag...even if the bag was perforated.
Jeff

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I can't believe how many people still hate on SNL. It's had it's ups and downs, as we all know, but it's not 1999 anymore. Anyone who thinks we're in a down period this season (and the last 3) has obviously not been watching.

When it's back on (soon, hopefully), if you love good improv/sketch comedy, you can't miss it. The current cast is absolutely the best group since the big '84 overhaul. Funniest stuff on TV.

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Southside Harry wrote:
Who cares. There are more important things going on in the world today. Not to mention that the current cast and writers of SNL couldn't do comedy well enough to get themselves out of a wet paper bag...even if the bag was perforated.
Ouch.

How was your day Harry? You can talk to us. You're among friends! lol
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"Everybody's in a holding pattern right now," Thompson said of the "SNL" staff. "It's a shame. All these creative people are just sitting around. We've obviously got material we're waiting to unleash on the world."

Yes all those creative people sitting around, not to mention the writers.
Kenan Thompson

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May 25, 2011
 
U R the best funny acter in the whale wide world and let me tell U somethin, I just want it 2 meat U
in HOLLYWOOD 4 right now, I'm goin to the shopping mall and go fo the fashsion show and if I win, then
I will B seleck 2 go 2 the HOLLYWOOD I'll B seein U
in HOLLYWOOD. But if I don't win, then Im'll have 2 wait till next year 2 try it again Bcauce the fashsion show won't start untill next year cuz it only happens every once a year so I'll have a chance 2 do it again. Just like the gosble bible always says, I should never give up Bcause if I mess it up, then I can always try do it again & try
2 get it right. So that's all I gotta do is keep practes.

Sincerely,
Tony

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