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  • Nov. 22, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    thanks for the spoiler warning

    by I87D

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Return to business as usual then?

    by Shan

    and "It wasn't as good as it was back in year 'x', let's cancel it"?

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    good lord

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    We'll see if they have anything now, other than the Sarah Palin stuff and Digital Shorts to keep them going.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    THANK GOD!!!

    by mrfan

    The Busted Tees ladies are back. Man, I missed my redheaded one.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    re: What’s Ahead For SNL Post-Election??

    by snowpuff

    Bad ratings without election humor and interest. More bad news for NBC. Herc's oblivious praise and misunderstanding of ratings trends. Maybe a new vehicle for Tina Fey, who is winning Emmys but not making any money or ratings for NBC.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I predict

    by Vern

    Kristen Wiig will play some kind of crazy lady with a funny voice who has a weird nonsensical thing she keeps saying over and over again and everyone gets uncomfortable. I don't have any inside tips but this is just a feeling I have.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    I really think

    by mach6

    that despite the liberal slant, the folks at SNL were secretly pulling for a McCain/Palin win. 4-8 years of material that writes itself, or a humorless demagogue that you can't make fun of without being labeled a "racist"? It's not a hard choice.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST


    by rdank

    No Palin sketch with the Turkey fiasco?

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Spoiler warning?

    by Toby Wan

    Why in fucks sake would you need a spoiler warning for that vague shit? I really hope that was sarcasm, or you need to get the cock out your ass.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    mach6, I don't think they thought that far ahead

    by br1947

    Gonna be some very boring years of SNL.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    But Vern

    by The Funketeer

    Didn't you know that SNL gets good ratings? That makes repeating nonsensicle things over and over again funny.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    will suck

    by smutpeddlar

    they don't have the balls to make fun of B. obama or his family,even if he turns out to be pathetic,so the political wave they have been riding is crashed

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    When I was in college (88-92) I noticed a pattern...

    by MrD

    SNL would be declared dead, unfunny, a pale shadow of its former self. And then... miraculously, it would rise from the grave, gain relevance and humor, and all would sing its praises. But just as quickly as it would rise, it would fall again. It was a cycle that would repeat itself every 4 years, and, by coincidence I am sure, just so happened to be aligned with the presidential election.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    And McGraw is just hosting, BTW...maybe one sketch

    by FilmCritic3000

    They trumpeted that over and over again in press material earlier this week.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Tim McGraw should sing a truck commercial parody,

    by Flim Springfield

    about the auto industry tanking. One joke could be that their trucks are big enough to live in after you've lost your home.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Sarcasm Awareness + Homophobia Check, Toby Wan

    by MrSandwich

    I have no idea who 187D is and I can tell you it was sarcasm.<br><br>Furthermore, he/she can keep the cock in his/her ass if he/she wants to.<br><br>And finally, since you're flipping out over a pretty harmless Spoiler Alert joke, you may want to check your own ass for a cock.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    wow, that was a lame opening skit

    by Magic Rat

    two weeks into the post-election and not one Obama appearance sketch. They really have no clue what to do. By this time in 2000 and 2004 there were probably five or six Bush sketches.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    No one laughed @ "we passed a requirement for 200 mpg"

    by thebearovingian

    That was funny. The audience tonight is weak. And then she said condescendingly, "We've done our part." That was funny, too. B/C these self-righteous morons in Congress love to have their little "hearings" and castigate all the peons who come before them. Yes, look at all the brilliant public servants and their brilliant ideas. They pass ridiculous laws with currently unattainable requirements that help to bankrupt industries. Oh, they are wise!

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I wonder who will be Hillary now.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Black Friday disallowed now?

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    I'm not sure black friday is an acceptable term my friend. GObama!

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    This is like a bad high school production tonight.

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

    I'm having horrible flashbacks!

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    The Bond skit is pretty good

    by jccalhoun

    This is pretty entertaining. The Invisalign skit was pretty good too because, unlike most SNL skits, there was more than just one joke in the skit.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    It's amazing how quickly Sarah Palin jokes seem dated.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I guess "The buck stops here" is also off limits.

    by Uncle Stan

    I recently heard a reference to the phrase on MSNBC.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    hahaha -

    by HotShott

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    hahaha -

    by HotShott

    Rap Songs..... NO!

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    More misses than hits

    by thegreatwhatzit

    The political humor is over. SNL never chastises nor spoofs the Democrats (note the opening sketch, everyone in Congress is now dignified and non-corrupted). I'm an Independent, I prefer both sides of the aisle to be roasted. But now, as a result of Obama's triumph, SNL has run out of ammunition (more Palin jokes for God's sake?). SNL is lame but now it's going to cruise on boring,

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    This show blows

    by SithMenace

    The only good thing was Fey's Palin and that's over.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Christ, a RosieO'Donnell show? Fuck NBC

    by thegreatwhatzit

    The balloon who was polled as "the most annoying presence in America"??? NBC awards her with her own show????? No wonder the network is shit. They tried to shove Tine Fey up the public's ass (and failed) and now it's Rosie O'Donnell? Jesus, just do a spin-off sitcom of SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS and call it a day.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    People listen to this stuff?

    by Thrillho77

    This is considered music?

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Should have had Fey as Palin...

    by Chewtoy a chirpy interview while some hick over her shoulder shoved turkeys into a blender. You can't write Thanksgiving skits that good.

  • Nov. 22, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Or did they? I didn't watch.

    by Chewtoy

    Except for this last skit, which is very bad.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    No one is fooled, McGraw. We know you're bald.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Holy shit this is like the shortest SNL tb EVER.

    by Shermdawg

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST

    SNL isn't really trying, Sherm, why should we?

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Other than Hader and Hammond, this show seems a faint shadow of it's former self.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    Same ol' shit that is.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Is this talkback still on?

    by Napoleon Park

    Funniest line: "You're lucky I left my scabbard in my hot air balloon." I'm going to be using that one a lot.<p>inadvertently funniest line: the commercial urging viewers to check out SNL's hilarious political humor at their new political SNL web site. Seriously? The episode had parodies of Bill Clinton and Zell Miller featuring the guys who used to do parodies of Bill Clinton and Zell Miller back when people remembered who they were and why they mattered.<p>Even less topical than parodying Bill Clinton and Zell Miller: a Vanilla Ice spoof. Way to stay relevant, SNL.<p>Saddest moment: the audience applauded the announcement that Weekend Update featured Amy Poehler and Seth Myers, then died down immediately when they realized Amy wasn't there - and Seth clearly noticed it.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by PTSDPete

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    only 2 good sketches

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    the krsiten wig clear rite one and the andy samberg rapper one (and even that one went on about a minute too long)<P>but over all it was a bad episode, too bad justin timberlake had to cancel, he at least would have done a digital short ot the barry gibb talk show<P>tug hawkins or whatever the fuck the hosts name was was terrible, and you could so tell he was scared of t-pain. I really hope the show picks itself up, after the break hire a black comedian and do some barrack sketches, even if you paint himn as a god, make fun of the people around him, or do another sketch with yokels who still think he's a terrorist and is gonna ruin america

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Hader was really the only funny thing last night

    by Ingeld

    The Bond sketch and the Dateline were the funniest things all night. I am so tire of Kristen Wig--the the invisiline braces sketch only got funny at the end. Watching her stop every five seconds was tedious and unfunny.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by PTSDPete

    They've been incredibly MERCILESS towards Obama the entire time. Even to the point of lying about him. And why do they recently keep on attacking leftists ? You'd think that the ' J-O-B-S ' slip of toungue quote was worse than not knowing what Africa is. You'd think Hillary was running as a Republican. It even looked like Tina Fey was going renegade back there with the Sarah Palin thing ( while Weekend Update was kinda grovelling under the real dumbass' feet ). The deals with that, huh ?

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I had some good laughs

    by ur-vile

    I hadn't seen a whole SNL in ages, thought they had some good skits tonight. Esp the andy samberg one w/ Ludicrous, I missed half the songs I was LOLing so much. Ones, Fives, and even Twos!

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    what's the deal with the final sketch?

    by smackfu

    I've noticed on several occasions, most notably tonights and the Josh Brolin episode, that the final sketch is utterly stupid and unfunny, so much so that it's painful and awkward to watch, like it was written by a child.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I wasnt home last night

    by the milf lover

    not that I would've watched SNL if I'd been home, but did I read that right? The host was TIM McGRAW???? What the hell?

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Continue to Suck Gigantic Amounts of Ass...

    by sidestepper

    is what they'll do. Jack Handy could have a field day with the vague and meaningless Obama platitudes, the buffoon and walking gaffe machine Biden is just begging for cheesy hair plug commercial spoofs, man, the new administration is rife with material. But they'll be too chickenshit to take it on, of course.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Sucking Up To Huffington

    by christian66

    It's great to see somebody impersonate Ariana Huffington, but despite one good line about lunch with Madeline Albright and the kid from "Gossip Girl," the sketch was solely designed to get SNL on the front page of the Huffington Post. It's ball-less and unfunny.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Huffington with balls

    by Loosejerk

    Check out the new gal's SNL audition piece as Huffington....definitely more balls/NSFW

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Biden is a total asshole

    by thegreatwhatzit

    But his rabid gaffes were never spoofed on SNL (exempting a brief black-out gag). It was all Palin. Apparently, mocking Obama is taboo; the writers and Mr. Michaels aren't aware that condescension is just as corrupt as racism. I hope that Mr. Obama will make a great president (I'm very optimistic though hiring Hillary was a betrayal to voters who preferred that old p.r. whore to exile herself to the sticks). On the other hand, I have no hope for SNL; the political humor is over.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Hey jackwad

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    They did hit on Obama through the primaries and through the last debates. There have been at least three sketches with Biden, even a whole sketch about Biden and Murtha displaying "rabid gaffes" just before the election. The sketches just weren't as funny as Tina Fey, Darrell Hammond and Will Ferrell, and the impressions not as memorable. To say there wasn't equal time is just squeezing sour grapes into a rancid whine.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST



    Miserable. Awful. Can't find enough words to cover my dissatisfaction. BTW Purposely NOT featuring Obama in ANY way, shape or form is a terrible way to run a show. Don't worry Seth Myers and the rest, no one will think you are racists. Just a bad bunch of writers.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 7:38 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!!

    by Pageiv

    BHO is just not funny, he is so controlled and boring. How do you make fun of that in an entertaining way?

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST


    by alice 13

    comedy gold.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Missed It

    by ranting_dude

    What I want to know is what everyone thought of the one Paul Rudd hosted? I really liked that one.

  • Nov. 23, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by ChildOfMen

    It's not necessarily impossible...... this guy actually seems to show how you can do a fairly funny take on Obama:

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Characters back from the dead 24 style

    by Samuel Fulmer

    John Belushi anyone???

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Obama: SNL resistant

    by thegreatwhatzit

    I voted for Obama was the media condescension was humiliating. Even the "Times" (!) and "Washington Post" (!!) actually admitted that all of the fawning is "bad journalism". SNL consistently spoofed Reagan when he was an extremely popular president. But Obama is spoof-proof? They didn't even assault Jesse Jackson when that p.r. parasite tried to imperil Obama's rapport with the Jewish community (I have no doubt that Jackson was hoping that McCain would triumph; Jackson's celebrity has eroded with his fiscal and family corruption. Apparently, he's pissed that Obama is drawing positive press). But SNL will be bereft of political humor for at least four years. Seth Myers may as well hang-up the news and moderate a hamster race. As for Biden (blindingly idiotic), his SNL chastisement was only a "blip" compared to the recurrent Palin skits (which was recycled only last weekend!). What the hell--the show sucks, anyway.

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Revised sentence--

    by thegreatwhatzit

    I voted for Obama BUT the media condescension was humiliating.

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    What the hell was that last skit?

    by jim

    Did they suddenly realize they were short and said "we have a bar set, you're a bartender, you're an irate customer, you're a pleasant customer. Go"? If not, what got cut? Imagine, if this is what makes it into the show, how awful was the stuff that got cut after dress, or the stuff that never even made it that far? Good gravy!

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    SNL, like Harry Knowles, has been...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...embarrassing themselves with all of this Obama-humping. SNL can be funny...but the two highest rated shows this season (and perhaps, EVER) included McCain and Palin. <p>Harry can shoot his Obama-jizz anytime he wants (it is, after all, his website), but it got very old...very fast. I couldn't stand the forums during the election -- because the hords of Obama-clones marched on behalf of their unqualified, inexperienced "messiah" (cough cough) as they spewed their hatred at the half of the country that did NOT vote for the liberal pussy in fine clothing. </p> I am hoping that SNL can return to its roots, but I won't hold my breath. It seems like liberal wusses like Harry Knowles lose all sense of reality when they think they're right. If Harry Knowles had his way, we would all be watching HD-DVD right now (unless Blu-Ray were to have given him a free player and lots of free DVDs).

  • Nov. 24, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST

    SNL will continue to bow...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm the feet of their inexperienced, unqualified "messiah" named Obama. <p>They will poke fun at Hillary...and anyone who stands in Obama's way. I hope Obama doesn't make a mess of this nation (worse than it sort of is in), but I fear that Obama will second guess all of those promises that he made. David Axelrod is already saying that they will NOT fulfill their tax promises (at least for two years...out of fear for what it could do to this nation). </p> <p>Yep, Obama will be considered a LIAR to anyone outside of the media. SNL will continue to bow at his feet, as will uneducated "has-been" movie reviewers like Harry Knowles. Rumor has it that Harry Knowles used to give original thoughts about movies...ten years ago (before he gained 500 lbs -- in his head). </p> Just joking with you, Harry. You're not a fat head at all. ...just extremely out-of-touch with what you began 10 years ago.

  • Nov. 25, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    I liked the Obama skit the best

    by Dazzler69

    Oh wait they won't make fun of Obama! Wow our country is fuckd!

  • Nov. 25, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    MADTV owns SNL's ass right now!

    by Monkey_King

    Lorne and his crew need to step it up and get funnier comics/material.

  • Nov. 26, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    You're aware MadTV is cancelled, right?

    by TruPhan


  • Nov. 30, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    by evolvingsensblty