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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ollie Stench wrote:
I think its utter crap, but Phobia seems to think (at least parts of it) are genius.


I think she's genius. I think the sketch was funny but not overly significant or anything.

I'm guessing you didn't like Chris Elliot's Get a Life?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that show was really sumthin'!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

never saw much of it, what I saw I thought was funny. Not gut-busting uproariously guffaw-inducing, but funny enough to keep me watching the episode I caught.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the comparison because the humor is similar in scope. It's for people like me who like specific stuff then watch it a dozen more times and then tell other people to like it too.

With my by myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The concept of that was really good, but why, again, did they give her a stupid costume and annoying voice? It would have been much much funnier if the "odd" sister looked and acted "normal" but still said the same things.

It just reinforces my theory that Americans are too stupid to get comedy and therefor need it handed to them on a plate. That's why shows like Reno 911 get produced, and Will Ferrell still has a career.

4 words that prove the theory:

Paul Blart Mall Cop
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the 2nd season of SNL box set and the old show was much funnier than now. And of course the music was a hell of a lot better too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zom-zom wrote:
I bought the 2nd season of SNL box set and the old show was much funnier than now. And of course the music was a hell of a lot better too.


I've recently watched the entire first and second seasons from Netflix. Often painfully unfunny, at least 50/50. I defy you to find even one funny moment in the Louise Lasser-hosted episode (or several others.)

P.S. Make sure you watch season 2 extras to see funny Andy Kaufman screen test and the now-sorta-infamous live special disaster from Mardi Gras.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the first 4 season in my netflix queue. I know I have selective memory for the show, but it seems that there were at least a few diamonds in all that coal.


I remember the Ebersol seasons being ultra suck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ollie Stench wrote:
...it seems that there were at least a few diamonds in all that coal.


Most certainly true.

The only truly bad, bad, bad season was '80-'81, the Charles Rocket year produced by non-funny-in-any-way Jean Doumanian, whose only survivors were Eddie Murphy and Joe "Eddie Murphy's Success Went Straight To My Head" Piscopo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just never liked Piscopo. Yuck.

Just did a quick cruise throught the first few seasons and these were some of my favorites:

Robert Klein and the SNL Band performed "I Can't Stop My Leg."

"Racist Word Association"

"Dueling Brandos"

"Norman Bates School of Hotel Management"

"John Belushi Sells His Clothes"

"The Coneheads On 'Family Feud"

"La Dolce Gilda" (film),
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trailerdiva wrote:
Robert Klein and the SNL Band performed "I Can't Stop My Leg."


I remember that one. It was funny to my 7 year old sense of humor.

Belushi dancing on the other cast members' graves was funny, then creepy after he was the first one to kack it.

And Belushi and Joe Cocker performing together has yet to be topped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorites are the two first season performances by Leon Redbone. Fan-tastic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't forget the Vikings doing the Spam bit.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot, the episode hosted by Desi Arnaz had two classic moments -- his reading of Jabberwocky, and closing the show with Babalu. That was amazing, the whole spontaneous conga line in 8H, just a stunning moment in tv history.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't watched SNL in over 10 years. And I think I'm ok with that.
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