Every year we claim Saturday Night Live can’t get any worse and every year it manages to get worse but Saturday’s Saturday Night Live was the single worst episode to date. Who looked at this shit and thought it was amusing, who laughed at the Goodman as a star or Kenan Thompson as the Mandela interpreter or Kenan Thompson as Black Santa or Kenan Thompson as a comedian.
Who thinks Jay Pharoah is the slightest bit like President Obama. Have we really gone from Darrell Hamond to Jay Pharoah in 20 years. Look, SNL was never consistent, with 90 minutes of fresh sketch material it was always gonna be hit and mostly miss, but at least it was hit from time to time. What gives? Why is the writing so terrible and why is Kenan, who is not funny ever, even there still.
But who is funny Bobby Moynihan? Cecily Strong? Seth Meyers? Well, yes, Seth is funny and he is leaving soon, and has head writer why hasn’t he written any jokes for himself on SNL?
This is Lorne Michael’s fault, he has grown lazy or maybe just bored with SNL. The Michael’s produced Jimmy Fallon Show is much funnier, why doesn’t he move some of those writers? Doesn’t he sit in on the meetings. Doesn’t he wake up on a Monday morning like Tom Coughlin, wondering what hit him?
And where the other three networks in all of this? It’s been decades since “Friday”, surely some enterprising Exec at CBS is ready to beat the show into submission. Look, throw a ton of money at Justin Timberlake or someone, get some all stars and aim right at em. If you build it they will come. Perhap do it at midnight, right after the musical stars first song, would that be enough for people to sample you if the show remains as downright awful. Sell less advertising and build some steam.
For sure, Saturday’s program was unacceptable. This must end.
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