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I am – Hercules Last week’s Amy Poehler/Katy Perry SNL was big, pulling a 3.2 in 18-49. That’s bigger than most of NBC’s primetime shows and a heck of a lot bigger than the 1.0 average Jay Leno pulls in that slot on weeknights. Here’s how SNL compares in the key demo to primetime NBC shows:

3.7 (4.4) (1.2) (----) (1.0) (1.1) (1.1) (1.4) (1.2) (1.3) (1.5) (1.2) (----) (1.3) The Office 3.2 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Saturday Night Live 3.1 (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Law & Order LA 2.9 (3.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Event 2.8 (3.6) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Outsourced 2.7 (2.9) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Biggest Loser 2.7 (3.2) (----) (1.8) (1.4) (1.7) (1.4) (1.8) (----) (1.5) (1.5) (1.6) (1.9) (1.8) Law & Order SVU 2.6 (2.6) (----) (----) (0.8) (0.8) (0.9) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (0.9) (0.8) (----) (1.0) 30 Rock 2.1 (2.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Chase 2.0 (2.0) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Chuck 2.0 (2.5) (2.7) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Parenthood 1.9 (2.2) (----) (----) (0.9) (0.9) (0.8) (1.1) (1.1) (1.0) (0.9) (0.8) (0.9) (0.8) Community 1.6 (1.4) (1.2) (1.2) (1.0) (1.1) (1.0) (1.0) (1.1) (1.2) (1.1) (1.2) (0.9) (1.1) Dateline 1.6 (2.1) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Undercovers 1.4 (0.6) (----) (----) (----) (0.6) (0.9) (0.6) (0.6) (0.8) (0.9) (0.6) (0.7) (0.7) Medium 1.3 (1.4) (1.5) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (-----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) The Apprentice 1.1 (0.9) (2.3) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) (----) Outlaw

From Television Business Report:
Excluding the 2008 premiere, which was boosted by interest in that year's Presidential election and featured a guest appearance by Tina Fey as Gov. Sarah Palin, last night's 5.3 household rating in the metered markets matches the show's highest debut rating since 2005 (with host Steve Carell and musical guest Kanye West, 5.8/14 on October 1, 2005). The 5.3 ties the 2006 season opener (with host Dane Cook, musical guest The Killers, 5.3/13 on September 30, 2006).
Like last spring’s Betty White show, last week’s was loaded with alumni: Rumored future hosts: Oct. 9: Jane Lynch (“Glee”) Oct. 23: Emma Stone (“Easy A”) Oct. 30: Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) 11:30 p.m. Saturday. NBC.
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  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Cranston just might...

    by JethroBodine

    Cranston just might get me to watch SNL. It would take someone of his talent to make me even consider it. Wonder why he's slummin?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    for those of use suffering from BB withdrawal...

    by BadMrWonka

    this will be a tiny little spot of hope.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:41 a.m. CST

    for those of use suffering from BB withdrawal...

    by BadMrWonka

    this will be a tiny little spot of hope.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    have you lost the plot? <p> SNL might be a joke here in the talkbacks, where trolls hurl feces at anything popular...but in reality, it's still a widely seen, well-respected show.<p>and since Cranston is well versed in comedy, as well as drama, and he's not shooting (pause for a single tear) any more Breaking Bad for an entire year....why not do SNL?<p> oh, I got it. because then he'd get called out by internet whiners. I'm sure that truly irks him...

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Let's hope they keep it up

    by sofaking

    I hate SNL with the best of them but I have to say last week was really good cover to cover. Way to trim the dead weight on that cast, Lorne! Come to think of it, I would start to drift off whenever there was a Will Forte-centered sketch on. Guess it wasn't all Keenan's fault.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:56 a.m. CST

    New guys werent that good.

    by Saen

    Especially the will smith thing. He sounded a lot like him but it just wasnt that funny. It needed a gimmick, like the Mark Wahlberg talks to animals pieces.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Katy Perry should be made a regular cast member

    by Bass Ackwards

    and she should always wear that outfit. Its not like they're casting any of the female cast members on talent anymore anyways, so more eye candy! Agree on Will Smith impression, it was dead on, but what the fuck was the aim of it? Just to listen to a guy who sounds like Will Smith sounding like Will Smith? Couldn't even bother to write a sketch around it, they were just saying fuck it, sit him down during Update and just have him talk for a few minutes!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    To be fair

    by CCon99

    SNL's ratings from last week should be compared to the ratings of the shows from that same week. In which case Outsourced, The Event, and The Office all scored higher. Still a 3.2 is pretty impressive for such a late time slot on a weekend and even more impressive for having a pretty much unknown cast that doesn't have any household names.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    BadMrWonka please re-read your post and tell me if it makes sense.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    ok, done.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    and it does

    by BadMrWonka

    I'm not sure what your game is, but I think you've gone of the trail a little bit, kiddo...

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    *off

    by BadMrWonka

    my bad

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Who?

    by derek_vinyard

    i miss the days when snl actually had real celebrities as guests. if they were gonna get cranston, why not just go with john slattery? and how lame is it that fucking poehler, an snl graduate nonetheless, hosted the PREMIERE! i have to say, katy perry was just smoking in those short shorts. that was enjoyable.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    for some reason...

    by Superponte

    unknown even to me, I DID tune in last week to SNL (first time since Betty White, which was the first time in maybe 2 years) and it was pretty damn funny. SOme performers on that show are simply terrible, but there seems to be an upswing in the writing

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST

    derek_vinyard, what's your definition of celebrity?

    by American Mythos

    Last I knew, Cranston played Hal on Malcolm in the Middle for seven years and has won the bast actor Emmy three years in a row. But, if your definition of celebrity is media exposure, maybe SNL will get Snookie or the Situation lined up for you this year. Jesus.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I need...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    ...the new series of Breaking Bad to start now... Nevermind, Dexter is on instead.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    Wow, you just told me all I need to know. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." ~Robert Frost

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I think vinyard was talking about Perry.

    by Flip63Hole

    Kind of a new low in the entertainment industry. Makes Paris Hilton seem like a talent...

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    What th--?! Cheri Oteri is gone????

    by Uncle Stan

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Using Herc's criteria, jersey shore is better than SNL...

    by OutsideChance

    Whenever Herc wants to argue a show he likes is good he trots out the "ratings = quality" argument. But according to another article "jersey shore" gets higher ratings than SNL. Therefore, according to Herc's "logic," a show about spray tanned promiscuous drunken morons is a betteer show than SNL.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    HERC <p> WHERE was Human Target?!?!?

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    According to both imdb AND Human Target's website, the first ep. of Season 2 aired last night. However, at least in Houston, all Fox showed was a repeat of House and than that lame Good Guys show. WHAT HAPPENED to Human Target?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I haven't watched this show since 1972.

    by SmokingRobot

    Seriously. It's just childish. And to say it gets better ratings than much of NBC prime-time is pretty faint praise. And yes, K.P. is pretty so I'm not surprised lots of people tuned in.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Since Cranston is hosting

    by The McPoyle Clan

    I might actually have to watch this.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    just watched last week's show, and it was pretty great

    by George Newman

    loved the nightmare monologue sequence. The only lame sketch was the tiny hat, but Hader would at least get a laugh every 45 seconds. <p> With the exception of Pharoah (can't remember his first name, bu tthat last name is very distinct) and his Will Smith Weekend Update bit, the new kids were barely featured at all. The girl was there a couple times as the straight man (even in the lesbo bit), but I never remember seeing Taran. That doesn't bode well when there were a whole bunch of skeptics about him to begin with. his resume is MadTv and Scrubs 2.0, and what i've seen i didnt like at all.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't miss watching Emma Stone for anything

    by natecore

    I may or may not be in love with her. There was no chance I was going to say an unkind word about Easy A, but it turned out to be surprisingly witty.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    No, OutsideChance...

    by Deathpool

    Herc only compares things to Jay Leno, so we know how much he dislikes Leno and loves to see him fail for some reason.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Katy Perry's TITS should be a regular cast member.

    by blackmantis

    If they just left up a still of those glorious funbags in that Elmo shirt for 90 minutes, they'd pull in a 30 share every week, guaranteed.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Human Target has been postponed until November

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    and it's moving to wednesdays. Fox moved it at the last minute as a result of the shuffle due to the lonestar cancellation. HT will take Lie to me's wednesday spot starting in November.<P>If your wondering why it won't happen until November it's probabaly to avoid the baseball playoffs, FOX would rather wait a few weeks then to air one episode of HT then put it on hiatus for three weeks.<P>This may seem to suck for HT fans, but in reality it shows that fox has more faith in the show then we thought they did, they obviously are invested in giving it a proprer second season

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Too bad that S2 of Human Target will suck.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    With the new show runner, who replaced the opening titles and wants to play more pop songs in every episode.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Haven't watched this show since Uncle Milty left...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Around the time Lucky Strikes stopped sponsoring and they switched to color.<p> This should be a great ep, with Cranston and all, but WTF is with the supersize cast? The new black guy was somewhat amusing (though he doesn't strike me as the next Tim Meadows, let alone Eddie Murphy) and the other two had absolutely zero impact. Is it just Lorne Michaels doing his part to reduce unemployment?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Wha? Lone Star gone already/

    by BizarroJerry

    Wow, did they even air a second episode??

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    American Mythos

    by derek_vinyard

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 1:30 p.m. CST

    American Mythos

    by derek_vinyard

    this is my definition of celebrity: someone who is actually fucking famous! to illustrate, johnny depp as opposed to johnny knoxville. or, in other words, fuck you!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Cranston

    by VitaminZ

    You have to love a guy like Bryan Cranston who slowly worked his way to the top. The guy had a tiny recurring role on Seinfeld, showed up in Saving Private Ryan for about two minutes, played the dad on Malcolm in the Middle, and finally has one of the best roles on TV in Breaking Bad. He'll probably do a spectacular job tonight. Hopefully they write some skits that are actually funny and don't require surprise cameos for applause and laughs.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Holy Jesus - I totally called it!

    by daggor

    When the new black guy was announced & we saw his demo video of impressions, I assumed he'd be on Weekend Update, doing impressions, nd there he is. "I'm Will Smith!" I'm glad I didn't watch.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    SNL on Netflix

    by JuntMonkey

    Any word on when Netflix is going to get all of SNL on streaming? It's supposed to be soon. And before you say anything, they've had the first couple of seasons, the most recent seasons, and the "Best Of..."s up there forever, it's not new.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    As much as I dislike Leno

    by beastie

    Hercs grudge just seems pathetic and childish.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    SNL has ALWAYS had serious/character Actors

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    show off their comedic chops as Hosts! Hello? Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken etc.<br /><br />My Dad still refers to Bruce Dern's opening monologue when he hosted as one of the funniest things he's ever seen on the program. Cranston will do great. Hopefully the material will live up to his capabilities.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    I doubt FOX will air the remaining episodes of Lonestar

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It's been wiped off their schedule starting this week. Maybe they will burn them off on friday nights in the summer, but i doubt it. The seven people that watched it will just have to hope a DVD set is released someday

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    D. Vader would never...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...break anything bad!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Cranston goes back further than that seinfeld ep

    by paulloch

    I remember him as a terrorist that takes over a ship in Airwolf, and he did an episode of Chips. Not fair to compare Leno's numbers. SNL has no competion from the other networks. No more MAD TV, and up against Lost Repeats.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Cranston is definitely an atypical choice to host SNL

    by BroadcastFromat

    But you have to admit he's a better reason to tune in than never acted a day in their lives sport stars like LaBron James or flavors of the month like Blake Lively

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    seriously, what the fuck are you talking about? you implied that Cranston being on SNL was "slumming", which I don't agree with. so I poked a little fun.<p>then came the poetry references? can you pass the bong at least?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    D. Vader is posting at latino review

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    apparently he's moved on from this site, so maybe we can give up this pathetic crusade of trying to get him reinstated... or lets all just go to latino review?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BroadcastFromat

    "Slummin" - perhaps Cranston is a lifelong fan of the show? why not host SNL?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    WOW. Take it easy, no need to get hot-headed. Enjoy your show. And you might want to enjoy the fact that other people might not have the same viewpoint as you do, and like yourself, don't mind being vocal about it. You might find that world's a whole lot better place to be in once you do. :-)

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:14 p.m. CST

    BroadcastFromat

    by JethroBodine

    Perhaps. :-) It was a rhetorical question to begin with.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Cranston might show up the SNL staff

    by mistergreen

    He's a pretty good comic actor.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Haven't watched a full SNL in about 4 years...

    by FutureBanhammerVictim

    ...but will make an effort tonight. Looking forward to it.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    has this guy done anything since malcom in the middle

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    i think he was on seinfeld once or twice

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Ironically, he probably will be hilarious

    by terry1978

    You notice whenever they have those serious A-list stars who only do brooding dramas and shit they end up being the funniest thing on the show.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    On that note, I'm surprised Helen Mirren hasn't been on yet

    by terry1978

    Just saying, after Red...maybe.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Andy's Rahm's is AWESOME.

    by Shermdawg

    I just skimmed through this talkback, saw the mention of HT's new showrunner ditching it's fucking great opening, which pissed me off something fierce, then Andy quickly changed my mood with that cold open. Great stuff.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    it kills the bacteria that causes diarrhea!

    by sith_rising

    lol

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    New chick's not bad.

    by Shermdawg

    Not bad at all. The Depp guy? Not so much.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Ha! Nice exit on that sketch, Brian.

    by JTStarkiller

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    OOH-WEEE!!!!

    by Shermdawg

    HOLY SHIT!!!! FREEMAN & BORG-NINE!!!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    HA HA!

    by evildeadron

    Jason Sudekis in a tracksuit never fails to make me laugh, best part of whats up with that

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    BORG-NINE LOVIN' THE FUCK OUT OF THIS!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    btw, I thought he was dead.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Great show so far.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    I really wanted to hear Lindsey's song...

    by RueDBaga

    maybe next time.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    armison&elliot?

    by oliveualot

    Armison filed for divorce? He's dicking Elliot? Nice.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    I thought Abby was with Andy!?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    And here's where the show goes downhill.

    by Shermdawg

    Fuckin' Wiig...

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Though this is one of her less annoying characters.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    @Shermdawg

    by evildeadron

    could not agree more, how could someone go from being funny a few years ago to being cringeworthy now?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    kristen wigg gagging on white liquid made my night

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    for some reason i got aboner for her

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    bazinga.

    by oliveualot

    http://www.popeater.com/2010/08/19/fred-armisen-new-girlfriend-abby-elliott-divorce-elisabeth-moss/

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    @evildeadron

    by Shermdawg

    Overexposure.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    That's one talented broad.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    AND HAIRY TOO!

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    rescue dogs

    by evildeadron

    was the perfect palet cleanser for that wiig skit

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    this episode needs

    by sith_rising

    some MOOOOBLE KAAAAALUMZ!

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    hey so i just found out the girl of my dreams has a boyfriend

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    i'm gonna go kill myself

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    welp...

    by oliveualot

    time to take a dump.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    This Kanye performance is pretty sweet.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    your honor

    by evildeadron

    i would like to enter this Kanye West performance into evidence as exhibit A to show why hip hop today completely sucks compared to the 80's early 90's

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Kanye

    by Brendo18

    Is it me or did Kanye look like the spawn of Michael Jackson,Julius Caesar, and Mr. T?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    You're right, it's not as good as back then...

    by Shermdawg

    ...but it could be MUCH worse. Thank god it's not Combs attempting yet another comeback or that playboy kid that has a birdman for a daddy that the kids listen to nowadays.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman reaction shots = Season Peak

    by MST3KPIMP

    I doubt anything will rival that this season.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Bobby Moynihan is swiping Gilda Radner's Emily Littela

    by SpyGuy

    Seriously, it's just the same Emily Littela shtick Gilda did only as a Guido.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Cathy!?

    by Shermdawg

    Wait....isn't Timberlake connected to this sketch?

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    @shermdawg

    by evildeadron

    this past week i went back and listened to Paul's Boutique, He's the DJ.. I'm the Rapper, It Takes a nation of Millions to hold us back, and No One Can Do It Better by the D.O.C. and i was just like damn what the hell happened to good rap

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    What was the Samberg Update character that...

    by Shermdawg

    ...had T-lake as his boyfriend and he ran off with Elliott's Jolee???

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Totally what this kids sketch is based on.

    by oliveualot

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM2n4DPuDX0

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Kanye may be an asshole, but he can rock it

    by terry1978

    After tonight and that stint he did on The Cleveland Show, he gets the respect.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I don't know if they'll be able to top this one.

    by Shermdawg

    Really strong episode tonight.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I sent a bottle of sparkling apple juice to your house...

    by jolaz

    I don't know why, but that sketch got funnier as it went on. No idea why.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    TEAM D.VADER!!!TEAM D.VADER!!!TEAM D.VADER!!!TEAM D.VADER!!!TEAM

    by PRESIDENT BALTAR

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  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    kanye

    by SarcasticHorse

    kanye west is dressed like a cross between eddie murphy and mr t.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    What the fuck.

    by jolaz

    This song reminds me of all those annoying little kids who go down the toy aisles in the stores and push every button on every toy at the same time.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by evildeadron

    this is not music, this is fucking garbage

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    IT'S ARTISTIC!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Too bad the music didn't live up to the visual.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    have you ever even been in a talkback before? <p>if you post in the talkback for a show that you claim not to like or watch, people are gonna poke fun at you. if you think I'm bad, you clearly haven't spent much time on AICN.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Nasim's got a real knack for kid characters.

    by Shermdawg

    Great addition.

  • Oct. 2, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Why can't it be this good every week?

    by Shermdawg

    I think I enjoyed nearly every sketch.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Solid episode

    by jolaz

    I'm looking forward to Emma Stone, and definitely Jon Hamm because his first appearance on the show was one of my favourite episodes of the 2000 to 2001 era.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Oops.

    by jolaz

    2000-2010. Not 2000-2001.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Armisen and Elliot?

    by BizarroJerry

    He's got twenty years on her! Friggin' Hollywood.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 2:07 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    You must be new here. Give it a rest.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    I'm liking Vanessa Bayer. The Mylie impersonator.

    by sighborg

    Hot girl. Decent Mylie impersonation. Charismatic. Very good replacement for Jenny Slade. A major step up.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    sorry buddy. I've been coming here since 1999, and I've even had a few reviews published here. nice try though.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    What was once a

    by brobdingnag

    renegade show that featured the likes of Any Kaufman and Richard Prior as well as music of Bowie, Costello, and the Talking Heads is now little more than an hour and a half of product placement.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    No new Breaking Bad until freakin' July?!

    by GimpInMyPants

    I thought Breaking Bad was going to start after Mad Men's current season ended!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    The stupidest fucking musical performance in SNL history...

    by BurnHollywood

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    You still don't get it. Never will.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Cranston

    by knuckleodeon

    was flawless...the shows seem to turn out better when the host seems like he/she is having fun..and i'm going out to buy some sparkling apple juice now.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I'm Sorry, Kenya West Is Still An Asshole

    by derek_vinyard

    is everybody forgetting what he did to my darling taylor swift last year? can you imagine a black man showing up a white woman like that? what kind of america do you live in? in fact what has happened to america? i'll tell you what; you mofo's don't have a racial identity any more. let's face it; america used to be a white country, just like most of continental europe. now, with your bizarrely named jungle bunny president, you guys are just a racial cesspool, and the laughing stock of true white leaders like merkel and sarkozy.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I cannot wait for the next Miley Cyrus show.

    by jimbojones123

    Spot on. I waited for What up with that to finally run its course, but it still cracked me up. With the exception of Wiig, great episode.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    derek_vinyard

    by REDD

    derek_vinyard needs to die, and soon. Be a man and do it yourself, at least you'll have done something worthwhile if you do.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    I Sent A Bottle of Sparkling APple Juice...

    by Crow3711

    Okay, so I or home late and turned it on just in time for this sketch, and I don't know what to think of it. My brain tells me it's literally the worst, dumbest skit snl has made in years. Just atrocious. My brain was offended. But then I started laughing. And I keep singing the stupid song this morning, and it was just...funny somehow. Incredibly dumb, but it kept getting funnier, and I don't know why. My brain gives it a D, but my gut gives it a b+. I've never experienced such a thing. Anyone else have this reaction? It's such a low concept skit it almost became high concept in a way. Did you get it?

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    REDD

    by derek_vinyard

    come get me, motherfucker. i'm in karachi, pakistan, though. the last time i checked, you monkeys were too scared to take this trip. so, just to sum up, FUCK YOU! fucking hippie liberal cocksucker. oooh, not to mention, a little bit kinta cunte, no? fucking asshole.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    You can tell Kanye had to soundmix right this time

    by MST3KPIMP

    check out his last SNL performance.. just embarrasing.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Last night episode was pretty good

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    There really wasn't a "bad" sketch and I actually aughed quite a bit, especially the sparkling apple juice song (why that got funnier and funnier as it went on is beyond me). And the digital short made up for last weeks lame one. I can see the myley cyrus show being a recurring sketch (they might even get myley on the show at some point)<P>Also I'm not a die jard Kanye fan, but his performances where pretty good, the first song he did is a pretty good tune and it was the first time i'd heard the second song he did but I can't say i hated it

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    85

    by Virginia_Woolf

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    ok so i just downloaded Kanyes second SNL song

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it's called runaway and it's actually pretty sweet. I love when i hear a song on SNL that I actually enjoy enough to add to my Itunes

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Cranston's talent wasted, Kanye a talentless waste

    by daggor

    Brian Cranston was wasted on this. He is great playing comedy & drama, and they have him reacting to someone farting. And Kanye... I feel very, very sorry for anyone that enjoys him. Yes, it was visually stunning. Did anyone notice that his live "singing" in the first song was him droning flatly? Did anyone notice that he was lip-synching the second song, and even appeared to be pretending to play the sampler? Even if he was playing the sampler live, if this is the height of his artistic talent, then he has little to none. Astonishing how anyone could be fooled by this guy into giving him attention and money.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Artists lipsynch all the time on SNL

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    they also pretend to be playing pre-recorded intruments. Kanye is all about the show so it's probabaly easier to have things recorded and just worry about giving the audience a show. Kanye's performance was one of the better SNL performances in the last while, I actually stuck around and watched usually i see it's some indie emo band and i start flipping or go grab a snack

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    derek_vinyard give it a rest princess

    by Xiphos_2

    you sad pathetic defensive little bitch did you just challenge somebody to a fight anonymously over the internet? That is the classic definition of a pussy. Take a Midol and a hot bath and your PMS issues will disappear sweet heart.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by thebearovingian

    there was a LOT of bad/stupid material last night. be honest, people. it was not very good.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    Kanye

    by NoSmellNoTell

    Kinda surprised to see negative reaction on here to the Kanye performance. That was definitely the most original/entertaining SNL performance in a long time. Name one other performance from the last year even worth talking about the next day? And he certainly wasn't lip syncing daggor. And you feel sorry for anyone that enjoys him? I listen to a whole lot of music and you could do a lot worse in terms of musical ability than Kanye West.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Last night's SNL was terrible! Actually....

    by bat725

    ....the Miley Cyruss impersonation was funny. Everything else was shit.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    I know this schtick might work on young'uns, but I'm 30 years old, man. you can't say nothing, and then mutter, "You don't get it," or a variation thereof ad nauseam, and save face.<p>you said that appearing on SNL was slumming, when it's one of the highest rated shows on TV. I disagreed, I poked some fun. everything you've said since then is just white noise, you haven't even tried to explain why you think doing SNL is slumming. especially for Cranston, who has a huge background in comedy with Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle. <p>but, you know, maybe I just don't, like, get it, man...

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I sent a bottle of sparkling apple juice to your house

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Did you get it?<P>I feel sorry for anyone that didn't laugh at that one

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Black noise FTW.

    by SID 8.0

    "That fool ain't gonna do nothin'." I Love Friday.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Ouch, huge drop in SNL ratings

    by CCon99

    Looks like SNL suffered the same as Outsourced did when comparing their drops in viewers from the first week to the second. Both shows have dropped 7-8 ticks from week 1 to week 2. They both are "Viewer Kryptonite" indeed.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    You know your show is shit when a Miley Cyrus sketch gets laffs!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Was that the best they could do? Miley Cyrus??? Chrissake!

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    Lookie at you, 30 years old, yer a big boy! Yup, you're a big boy! Yes you are! Yesss you ARE! And as for telling me I "can't" - I can or can't do whatever I please. I owe you no explanation.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston should've doubled as the musical guest...

    by BurnHollywood

    "I sent a bottle of sparkling apple juice to your house...<p> "Did you get it?"

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    man this episode sucked

    by _Venkman

    terrible terrible. i was hoping for so much more with such a great actor at the helm.

  • Oct. 3, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    And stop with the fucking male kissing

    by _Venkman

    I figured with Will Forte gone all that gay shit would stop

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    go vanessa

    by robertplant

    met her in chicago a few years ago. super sweet and i wish her the best.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    again...sadly, with no reasoning to support your original assertion. just gibberish and ad hominem attacks.<p> it gets a little sadder every time.<p> also, I'm almost 31. does that make me an even bigger boy? and I just bought a condo! I felt very adult. it's tiny, but it's in a good location, really close to where I grew up here in Seattle. so yes, I am indeed a big boy. <p>how about you? are you a little boy?

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    BadMrWonka

    by JethroBodine

    No attacks here, I'm not interested in attacks or attacking. But evidently I've inadvertantly yanked your chain a little too hard, and you've taken it to heart instead of taking it for what it's worth - just a couple of fellas trash talkin on a pinboard. Go have a pissing contest with yourself. I'm finished here. :-)

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    JethroBodine

    by BadMrWonka

    no one can have a pissing contest with themselves. if that were the case, we'd be doing it every time we went to the bathroom! that's nuts!<p>but seriously, I'm happy you're done. I'm happy that you've moved on, I wish you all the best, I really do.<p>but I feel compelled to remind you that you still haven't even attempted to justify your original statement and assertion, the one that prompted me to reply to you in the first place. <p> so all of this derives from one comment, one that you haven't revisited or defended in anyway, as of yet. <p>of course, that is all irrelevant, since you're "finished", and are not going to revisit any of this.<p> it's a pity. I kind of look forward to every time you sidestep what I would imagine could be a fairly simply explanation of your viewpoint. it's like watching the elaborations of a really good liar.<p>anyway, I'm sure we'll meet again in another talkback. good luck, kiddo.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 5:57 a.m. CST

    damn

    by HongKongCavalier

    the dialogue of that little flame war was like watching a homosexual version of an Abbott & Costello routine.<p></p> ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by derek_vinyard

    i didn't just challenge him to a fight, i challenged him to fight in my country. FUCKING PAKISTAN, BABY! come if you have the balls, but i sincerely doubt that you do.

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    "Name one other performance from the last year...

    by stankratz

    ..even worth talking about the next day?" Pearl Jam

  • Oct. 4, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Derek Vinyard

    by stankratz

    is the name of Ed Norton's unforgettable character in 'American History X', a serious fucking movie. Just pointing it out in case someone decides to remortgage their house and flies to Karachi to declare a jihad on Derek_Vinyard! It is possible he is just taking the piss.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Worst musical guest segment EVER.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Why Does Morgan Freeman Have It In The Gay Ear?

    by derek_vinyard

    just wondering. i thought he fucked chicks, not dudes. strange.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Abby Elliott Is Eminently Fuckable

    by derek_vinyard

    man, i would go to town on this chick. damn, she is smoking! cute hot blonde, reminds me of the russian girls that i fuck on a regular basis. oh, wait. you losers can't afford blonde honeys in your fucked up country. my condolences. NOTHING is better than hot white pussy.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Kristen Wiig Is Ashamed Of Being A Woman

    by derek_vinyard

    How else do you explain the despicably ugly characters that she plays? this bitch is ashamed of herself. very sad.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Keep Kenya West Away From White Girls

    by derek_vinyard

    got no problem with him, otherwise. well, he still is a pompous asshole, but whatever, which rapper isn't? kind of surprised that my darling taylor didn't show up to put this moron in his place, but then, i'm sure she figured out it was beneath her.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Gay Kisses Are Not Funny

    by derek_vinyard

    maybe they're funny to pole smokers. but just not to the rest of us. oh yeah, one more thing, cranston was not anything even remotely special; fuck lorne michaels and his selection criteria. fuck snl. they obviously cannot afford real celebrities anymore.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Oh Yeah, Jane Lynch Does Not Count As A Real Celebrity

    by derek_vinyard

    this is just nbc promoting itself. you guys are fools for accepting this as the real deal. if you really are that stupid, then ii guess this is what you deserve.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Why Isn't Kenya West Performing Onstage?

    by derek_vinyard

    i don't get this. they're showing his videos. what's the deal here, is he too afraid that people will detect his lip-synching? what a fucking asshole. at any rate, i guess this just highlights the levels that "snl" has sunk to.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Nasim Pedrad Is A Terrorist

    by derek_vinyard

    don't you motherfuckers get it by now? it's kind of like the movie "salt". we place female muslims in high places. seriously, i'm just laughing right now. you morons actually think that an iranian girl with a muslim name got in this position by accident? wow. what a bunch of idiots.

  • Oct. 5, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    stankratz

    by derek_vinyard

    impressed that you recognized the origins of my name, unlike the other morons here. however, you still cannot touch me. i'm in karachi, dude, which means that you better shut the fuck up!