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  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Not wild about the new cast members

    by JuanSanchez

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    And the Gilly special was awful.

    by JuanSanchez

    The classic sketches were, well... classic. But the Gilly stuff was laugh free. Why do people like Kristen Wiig?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    And was Franco always gay, or is this a new development?

    by JuanSanchez

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Stop the 'last of the decade' BS

    by halffrog

    The current decade ends 31 Dec 2010, not this year. The new millennium didn't start at 1 Jan 2000 either, but 1 Jan 2001.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:45 a.m. CST

    What's up with that?

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Gilly is fuckin retarded

    by MacReady452

    The cast is good but the writing is terrible

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    decade definitely ends this year...

    by honk_mahfah

    ...unless I've been doin' it wrong my whole life. (Always possible, I guess.) Decades are a grouping of years according to the third number in that year's designation. After all, if it were otherwise, 1990 would have been a part of the '80s. And that would be fucking retarded. You're right about the millennium, though. It began in 2001. Because there was no Year Zero. SNL is so hit or miss that it's become fascinating to watch on that level alone. I laughed at almost every sketch when Blake Lively hosted; only, like, twice when Taylor Lautner hoested the next week. I'd guess James Franco is going to be a weak end to the decade, but hey, there's always Muse. Those guys kick ass.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Why the hell is he on general hospital?

    by Cole_El

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Nasim Pedrad is gonna be huge...

    by nalapou

    She's hilarious... still not seeing Jenny Slate in the long run but the doorbell sketch was definitely a step in the right direction.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    January 1st, 2010 is the start of the new decade

    by F-18

    Not January 1st, 2011 as some dipshits believe.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:16 a.m. CST


    by F-18

    Gilly is a fucking terrible character. Not funny at all.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Franco has balls the size of watermelons

    by buffywrestling

    for going onto daytime TV. They are going to give him the Emmy for it. <p> [Yes, Daytime TV also get Emmys; you just have to deal with it. It looks good on a resume.]

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    SMG got an Emmy

    by buffywrestling

    on "All My Children" before she became the Buffster.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Stupid morons. New decade?

    by Lorquaine

    Bullshit everywhere. How can people be that stupid. Every first-grader knows that we count by starting with ONE, not with ZERO. Therefore the new decade starts 1 January 2011. 2010 is the tenth and therefore the last year of the decade. And people like MrSpork who know nothing and believe some common bullshit are complete retards.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Little Orphan Annie fused with a Ballhead Microphone = Gilly

    by Orionsangels

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST


    by Orionsangels

    Is 1980 considered the 70's? No. We got a new number there. The number 8. I think the 2000's have you confused. Once we reach the 20's of this century. Will go back to referring the decades as the 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Lorquaine is one of the dipshits I referred to.

    by F-18

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Haha lorquaine

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Looks like you need to go back to school me a favor and look up any list of decades by year or close your eyes and think real hard, did the 80's include the year 1990?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    WHY MUST YOU SUPPORT THE HACK KNOWN AS SLATER? WHY MUST YOU SUPPORT THE HACK KNOWN AS SLATER IN A LAZY AND OBVIOUS MARBLE COLUMNS RIPOFF??? <br><br> Man oh man, week after week she proves what an awful choice Lorne made firing Michaela. Between that sketch and Slater reading Hader's lines, she needs to remain as nothing more than a "What's up with that?" back up singer. Horrible, HORRIBLE addition.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    People complaining about the decade

    by Hal_Jordan

    are the same people complaining about the "new millennium". 10 years ago they had a point, now they just sound fucking retarded. "There was not year zero! Im smarter than you because I know that!" You will be valid again in 990 years, till then, shut the fuck up.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    People that care about the decade thing...

    by Thrillhouse77

    need some sort of hobby or something better to do with their lives. I'm not sure what it says about you as a person if you get so butthurt over the fact that people decided to lump 10 years together that share the same "tenths place" out of convenience.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:51 a.m. CST

    if you are tired of herc's 'decade' headlines

    by phoenixmagida5th

    Just wait until after new years. I gurantee we are gonna see shit like 'herc has seen the first new Dollhouse of the decade' or 'tonight brings the first snl of the decade'. Just watch. He will because herc knows it will start that stupid decade debate which gives that thread more hits and more money in his pocket.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Hah didn't know harry paid

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

    by the thread count...

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    The tenth year

    by posbasso

    is over when you say, "ten". Look at a stopwatch. It doesn't start at 1, it counts up to 1. If you follow that all the way to 10, you're done at 10, meaning you've counted 10 complete years by then, and at 10 are starting a new 10. 2009 is the tenth year in the decade.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    Ok i will jump into this. The decade starts with #1. The first number is 1, not zero. Zero is nothing, it doesn't exist. One is the first number. Anyway, SNL has been very funny this year. I do remember it from the past and it wasn't always as hilarious as some remember.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:07 a.m. CST

    zero does exist

    by Waka_Flocka_Flame


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Some of you people are seriously

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST

    "Last of the Decade"

    by ZooTrain

    Shut the fuck up about the "Last..." of the Decade. I don't give a shit when the decade ends or begins, but be a little creative. Christ. Every fucking TV show is "Last Office of the Decade!" It's boring and stupid. It was amusing the first it's getting ridiculous.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Millennium started at 0 AD

    by Schrute

    i.e. anno domino (the time from the birth of Jesus Christ). The year 1 a.d. was thus 1 year into the millenium. Therefore each decade begins with a year that ends in zero.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Franco Said He Is Doing General Hospital Because...

    by Crow3711

    He wanted to do something he could consider performance art. He's not taking it expressly seriously. He said he finds it fascinating because no matter what he does with the character, people at home will recognize him as a major movie star, and that destroys the illusion they work so hard to maintain in daytime tv. There is no way anyone can see anything but James Franco. He just said he wanted to experience something new and kind of experiment with it, which I respect. Show he is a real actor, not just looking to get money or fame. He's stretching himself, in different ways than people typically do. Personally I find it hilariously wonderful. But I'm sick of people saying he lost a bet or that was his only option or stupid shit like that. He did it for himself, which is awesome. He just wanted to try something different.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Last of the Decade

    by InActionMan

    Now you're just encouraging them Herc. <P> How about, who would win in a fight Anne Frank or Lizzie Borden?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Franco probably did GH as an acting challenge

    by InActionMan

    Soap Operas are not great art but, they do require an actor to be able to work quickly. They do not do very many takes and the actors get new pages all the time. It is kind of like doing live theater without an audience and getting a new script every day.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    weapons or fists?

    by Flying Spaghetti Monster

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Though, if you think about it the calandar is wrong...

    by alpine

    The arguments over 0 and 1 are meaningless since Jesus was born between 6-4 BC, therefore it's really the middle of the next decade already if you want to be technical. :-)

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:07 a.m. CST

    If you want know why SNL sucks now

    by InActionMan

    Its because Lorne Micheals has become a "Company Man". When SNL started it was transgressive and subversive. Anyone remember the ad parody they did of the Navy commercials they did back in the 70s. The Pentagon was trying to make the Navy look glamorous for the new all volunteer military by telling young people what glamorous ports they would be visiting like they were signing up for a pleasure cruise. SNL parodies those with the "Port of Call Bayone, New Jersey" ad which showed the drudgery of much of Navy life like scraping and painting hulls and mopping floors. <P> From Wikipedia "Navy Adventure (Port of Call: Bayonne, New Jersey) - Instead of training and missions, this spot featured the sailors doing other things, such as cleaning toilets, peeling potatoes, and doing laundry. "It's not just a job; it's $96.78 a week!" <P> Watch it here:<P> <P> It wasn't a knock on the sailors it was saying that the military was not being honest about what military life was actually like. <P> SNL would never do anything like that today. The Pentagon has cooped SNL by advertising heavily on it. <P> Lorne dosn't want to rock the boat anymore. He might get kicked of the guest list for the best summer Hamptons parties. <P> If CBS,ABC was smart they would give "The Onion" their own show to go up head-to-Head with SNL. If you want comedy with some bite and something to say "The Onion" is the place to go.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Take this show out to the cornfield and shoot it.

    by Uncle Stan

    Who the fuck is James Franco? They used to get real stars to host. Fuck this shit already.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    _____ of the Decade!

    by Moundshroud

    I hope this is the last 'of the decade' article of the decade.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    There was no year 0

    by zacdilone

    But there was a year 2000. Deal with it.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    If you are traveling at the speed of light...

    by The Dum Guy

    Would anyone give a shit how you define a decade?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Pope Flick

    Was the 1st decade years 0-9? No, there was no year zero. Therefore, the first decade was 1-10 and held that pattern EVER SINCE. So, yes 1990 was the last year of the decade, just like 2010 is the last year of THIS decade. It's pretty simple and if you want to ignore basic math go right ahead but you don't sound very smart.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Haven't watched SNL in years, won't start now

    by PresidentLeprechaun

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Abby Elliott was on Fallon last night.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Damn. She looked good. Had an erection immediately. She mentioned she had a sister. Wonder if she is as hot as Abby.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Shit, and I missed her!

    by Thrillhouse77

    Fuck...I need to step up the Abby fandom. I'm not doing a good job.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Real reason Franco is on GH...

    by Robothomer

    Do you think it's a coincidence that his brother just got an acting gig on the new version of Scrubs? GH and Scrubs are owned by ABC. James Franco's loser brother needed his first acting James takes one for the team and agrees to make an appearance on another ABC show so his bro can break into the biz. There is no other explanation for why a legit movie star would agree to be on a f-ing soap. Don't give me this shit about wanting to enhance his resume.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    She redeems her father's 20 year reign of unfunniness and pointless annoyance. How he spawned and raised her I don't know. Well played, sir.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST

    halffrog, Lorquaine, Pope Flick, does this mean, in 2036

    by jim

    when you and your friends sit around reminiscing about the Twenties, that will include stuff that happened on October 4 2030? <p>I'm astounded that this argument is still going on. When one refers to "decades", it is generally assumed one means the 10 year period distinguished by the tens' digit in the date (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, etc.). Yes, there was no Year Zero; yes if one were to count decades from the first year after 1BC you would not get an even number by the end of 2009. However, that is irrelevant. No one is referring to 2009 as the "end of the 201st decade", or even "the end of the first decade of the new millennium". The end of this decade everyone is talking about is the 00s decade. In less than 2 weeks we begin the next decade, the 10s because, on January 1st the year will be 2010. It's got nothing to do when Jesus was born, that there was no year between 1 BC and 1 AD, or the years 0 - 9. It's about the change from a "0" to a "1" . <p>To sum up, a decade is a 10 year period. Decades are commonly grouped according to the number in the Tens place. By the end of 2009 it will have been 10 years since the beginning of 2000. Therefore, 2009 marks the end of the 00s decade and 2010 marks the beginning of the Tens.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by honk_mahfah

    is entirely correct. People should listen to him.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Honk, although I did make one mistake

    by jim

    I wrote it's got nothing to do with "the years 0 - 9". That should be "years 1 - 9".

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Good work Big Jim

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    Take five. Smokes if ya have them.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Maybe he just likes General Hospital.

    by kenny38606

    Elizabeth Taylor did General Hospital because she liked the show.Snoop Dogg did two episodes of One Life To Live back in 2008 because he grew up watching with his mother.Hell, he's gonna do some more in January.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    someone needs to an invent some sort of internet shorthand

    by Jor-El23

    that mimicks the jerking motion

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    It must be hard work...

    by jaysin420

    Making people like Hader and Sudekis not funny.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    This decade thing...

    by jeffv

    First I think Herc is taking some sadistic joy out of pushing people's buttons. Second, there was no one arguing that 1989 was not the end of a decade. This whole debate started (it's even a war on Wikipedia) when people heard about the whole "3rd millennium starts in 2001" thing and just *assumed* that decades were measured in some fixed interval. So IMHO these "it ends Dec 31 2010" people aren't thinking very much either. Decade means period of 10 years. Look it up somewhere reputable, like a dictionary if you own one (i.e. not Wikipedia). It fact, it can mean a group of 10 anything. For example, a "decade counter" does not take ten years to count and you definitely aren't required to start it on a year ending in 1.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by jeffv

    I meant to write "started on some fixed interval" not "measured in some fixed interval". And I guess while I'm at it, "in fact" not "it fact", but that's kinda obvious.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    So 1990 was part of the 80s?

    by MattmanReturns

    If only chicks had known they didn't have to lose their "big hair" until 91!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    Things can't begin in zero. Don't you get it? How can it begin if there is nothing? Things start at one, not zero. You can't say that you are going to a place, not move, and claim to have started. How can a different decade start at 0? It hasn't started! Yes, 1990 was part of the 80s. 1991 was the first year of the 90s. That is why it is "1."

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Herc keeps mentioning "Last of the decade"...

    by ShabbyBlue

    ...just to fuel these amusing arguments in the talkbacks. Don't play into his game. Let's all simply agree to disagree.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    So does all this mean....

    by Hal_Jordan

    I will still be in my 20's till Im 31 since I was never 0 years old? My brother will still be a teenager when he is 20? He was born in 1990, if he walked around telling people he was born in the 80's we would have put him in a special school. A decade is nothing more than 10 years, a grouping of ANY ten years, 1998-2008 is a decade, 1933-1943 is a decade. When we look back on a decade (last of, first of, best of) we look at it as a sampling of the culture at that time, it is easier to do this by 70's, 80's, 90's and now 00's. There is nothing scientific or mathematical about it, just the way we look at it. Would you say Goodfellas was one of the best movies of the 80's or 90's? (if you say 80's you are being retarded just to be retarded)

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Is This Still On?(c)

    by bueno_bob

    I quit watching after season one(c).

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Gilly is like a lamer version of a lame MadTV character

    by Stabby

    When SNL starts ripping off MadTV you know things are bad.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by snakecharmer

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    "When the new year starts" is the Ultimate Litmus Test

    by Autodidact

    ... for pedantry. If you insist that the new decade starts in 2011 you are a fucking pedantic idiot who gives no real regard to how people actually think or communicate. 1990... was it part of the 80s, or part of the 90s? 2000... was it part of the 90s, or do you think of it as part of this decade? I have other examples if you need them. Morons.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Best year of the 70s?

    by Autodidact

    Definitely 1980!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST


    by Hendrix4747

    The 2011 Decade People are just fucking assholes. And I watched Franco on GH randomly one day out of curiosity and you could tell he was having some serious fun with it.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Franco's last show, the Willem Dafoe skit was gold

    by Tall_Boy66

    "I played your father in a movie once. You owe me."

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Fire Lorne, Hire Anyone. OK, I'll Do It...

    by Buzz Maverik

    ...Oooo, you've written a sketch where one catch phrase is repeated over and over, louder each time? Well, your sketch doesn't get on the show and if I see another, yer fired.<p>Hmmm, a sketch where the same behavior is repeated a few times and then there's a pointless ending? See above.<p>This one has a beginning, build up and wrap up. It goes somewhere, like a mini-play, the catchphrases are from character and not caricature? It's funny but there's some humanity for the audience to relate to? Let's start constructing the sets and give the pages to the actors...and by the way, we're going primarily with unknown comedic actors now. No stand ups, fewer skit actors. We're cutting the cast down, and no more than three supporting players. We need strong presences but they have to do more than just shout. Our writers have more of a theater or filmmaking background, because, guys, if I see anything that resembles summer camp skit night, you're not going to make it through the season.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Buzz Maverik

    by bueno_bob

    You're hired. When can you start?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm watching for Muse only.

    by KingNineReturns

    I don't expect to laugh once during the course of the show, but Muse are one of my favorite bands.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Last Of The Decade?

    by smmaddog

    The Decade isn't really over for another year. Oh, sure...those who are mathematically challenged can't count to ten but the more intelligent among us know when a decade ends.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Decade argument

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Who is the LOSER who came up with this stupid idea? Jesus Christ, no matter how simple a topic, there's always someone who feels the contrarian impulse and comes up with some ridiculous theory. Like for instance the idea that 1980 was actually in the 70s. Fucking brilliant.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Quote of the day

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    "Zero is nothing, it doesn't exist."

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Nudeandaroused is the best poster ever

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Just read this (again), it is fucking genius:<p>"Things can't begin in zero. Don't you get it? How can it begin if there is nothing? Things start at one, not zero. You can't say that you are going to a place, not move, and claim to have started. How can a different decade start at 0? It hasn't started! Yes, 1990 was part of the 80s. 1991 was the first year of the 90s. That is why it is "1.""<p>I love that first bit so much: "Things can't begin in zero. Don't you get it? How can it begin if there is nothing?"

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I'm arguing with myself

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    It's cool

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I should kill myself for reading all this

    by Fat and Curious

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Big Jim explained it perfectly . . .

    by Petro45

    but those still arguing that "the decade doesn't end until next year" are too stupid, or stubborn, or both, to get it. A "decade" is defined as a period of 10 years. It can be ANY ten years. 1955-1964 can be described as a "decade" 1999-2008 is a "decade". For practical purposes, however, most normal humans (except for a few argumentative fuckos on this message board) use the term decade to mean a period of ten consecutive years having the same number in the "tens" spot. If people were claiming that this was the end of the 201st decade anno domini, you would have a point. BUT NO ONE IS SAYING THAT. So shut the fuck up.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by jeffv

    Yes, we all know when a decade ends: 10 years after it starts (though 10 days after it starts in some languages). You people all realise you're actually arguing over what the word "the" means, right? Kinda sad, IMHO. Sadly, there'll be people arguing this 'til 2020, when we can finally lose the ambiguity of which 10 year interval is being referred to by saying '20s and '30s again instead of "the decade".

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Big Jim

    by Pope Flick

    is the stubborn one. And enjoys denying reality too. What a surprise to find on this site.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    the year 2000

    by ieatgarbage

    does not exist. <p> america was reborn in september of the following year. <p> the troops!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Bring on the all stars season

    by saber12

    Shambo and her hairstyle made this season.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    What's up with that?

    by jimbojones123

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  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Herc is a decade troll

    by jimbojones123

    And you all have been baited for over a month now. Suckers.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    What about the 1st "decade" of the ADs?

    by cookepuss

    We can all agree that there was no 0AD and that it starts at 1AD, right?<p> <p> Suppose that you're born on Jan 1st, 0001AD. <p> <p> The first year of your life is from Jan 1, 0001AD - Dec 31, 0000AD.<p> The second year of your life is from Jan 1, 0002AD - Dec 31, 0002AD.<p> The third year of your life is from Jan 1, 0003AD - Dec 31, 0003AD.<p> The fourth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0004AD - Dec 31, 0004AD.<p> The fifth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0005AD - Dec 31, 0005AD.<p> The sixth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0006AD - Dec 31, 0006AD.<p> The seventh year of your life is from Jan 1, 0007AD - Dec 31, 0007AD.<p> The eigth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0008AD - Dec 31, 0008AD.<p> The ninth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0009AD - Dec 31, 0009AD.<p> The tenth year of your life is from Jan 1, 0010AD - Dec 31, 0010AD.<p> <p> By the end of 0010AD you will have lived 10 years. You will have lived a full decade.<p> <p> Now, suppose that you lived 2,000 years. That's 200 decades.<p> <p> Your 2,000th birthday is Jan 1, 2001AD. Your 200th decade of life ended Dec 31, 2000AD.<p> <p> That means that the START of your 201st decade is Jan 1, 2001AD and the END of your 10th decade of life is Dec 31, 2010AD.<p> <p> From a COMMON SENSE point of view, Big Jim's definition of a decade (eg. 2000-2009 or 1980-1989) can only be right if you ignore that 1AD - 9AD aren't MATHEMATICALLY a decade. <p> <p> I think that CAN can talk about the 90s as being 1990 - 1999, but ONLY out of convenience. Let's face it. 99% of the world is populated by idiots. If you try to sell them a "Best of the 90s" music collection and it contains stuff from 2000 then they'll bitch. They'll tell you that "two thousand" sounds absolutely nothing like "nineteen ninety." Rightfully, using that logic, they would make TOTAL sense. 93 sounds nothing like 83 and they can't be in the same decade, if we are to believe that DECADE PREFIX rules the roost. For them, the 90s are 1990-1999.<p> <p> That doesn't mean that they're right.<p> <p> To talk about decades you have to ignore that issue of decade prefixing and go by (duh) actual 10 year groupings. Going back to the birthday example and rationalize 2000 being the start of the millennium. It makes no sense. 2001 was the start of the new millennium. Not 2000.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    People are NOT arguing that the millenium began in 2000...

    by zacdilone

    ...they are arguing that there is a CULTURAL definition of a decade as well as a NUMERICAL. And that most people use the cultural definition in casual conversation. The only people obsessing over the numerical definition are math geeks and people with no life. Which, of course, is why the argument is so lively here.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Oh god, not this shit again.

    by Shermdawg

    Y'all are still arguing about this?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    James Franco =

    by Thrillhouse77

    Professional. <p> If he gets even halfway decent writing, this show will be great tonight. <p> Also, women seem to LOVE this small hands sketch.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Big forehead chicks

    by jimbojones123

    Can be cute.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Big forehead chicks

    by jimbojones123

    Can be cute.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Just curious ...

    by dogrobber

    ... how often has a host appeared in the pre-credit or opening sketch (not sure what it is called)? I'm asking because I was surprised to see Mr.Franco in the sketch.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Still getting over Jon Bovi last week.

    by jimbojones123

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Less than 10%

    by jimbojones123

    Maybe 1 per season

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Smug in his hackish career,

    by jimbojones123


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    This dude's too intense.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    is he stoned?

    by JettL93

    or perhaps he really has to pee...whats with the faces during the monologue?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Yep. He still sucks

    by jimbojones123

    He is like a four year old in a Christmas play being to uncomfortible but not wanting to let everybody know. P

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    by Essemtee

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Thrillhouse77

    Who didn't see this one coming? lol

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    What Up With That?

    by Essemtee

    coming right up!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by jimbojones123

    Um, that's all he's got. Sorry if you expected more. Why do people drink beer?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    What up with dat christmas

    by JettL93

    oooooohhh weeee!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Tyson an Kevin

    by jimbojones123


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    You save this sketch til midshow to make up for the show sucking up until that point.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST that Tyson?

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    My Christmas wish came true

    by jimbojones123

    Thank you SNL

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Next years Xmas special

    by jimbojones123

    What's Up With Dat host -- not Gilly

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Ha ha - fuckin' Sudeikis.

    by Thrillhouse77

    Guy is a champ.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Third time's not a charm for this one.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Since Tyson is a guest

    by JettL93

    they should have called it "What's up with fat"

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Flow in this

    by jimbojones123

    Is not as good as the previous. Audio guy is no where near as subtle at crossfades.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Stocton-- whitest guy in NBA history

    by jimbojones123

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Iron Mike and Harry Osborn on the same show

    by terry1978

    Now it's a party.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Mike is right.

    by Shermdawg

    Big disappointment.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Lighting is off too.

    by jimbojones123

    Sir Charles!!!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Ok, why didn't they let him dance earlier?

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Charles FUCKING Barkley???

    by Thrillhouse77

    What is this? 1991?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    franco's voice

    by 1ProudMonkey

    sounds strained

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Voice strained by his lack of talent.

    by jimbojones123

    Smoochers. Stupid.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Franco is horrible.

    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    ohhhhh, the over-kissing skit??

    by Essemtee

    They've done this already!!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    I want out of this sketch more than

    by jimbojones123


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:55 p.m. CST

    They do everything already.

    by Shermdawg

    And then they carbon copy the things they've done already, see "Doorbells".

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Yo Gabba Gabba Frodo rip

    by jimbojones123


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Abby may be my queen...

    by Thrillhouse77

    but Nasim is pretty darn hot too.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Worst Digital Short EVER.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:58 p.m. CST

    manuel ortiz show?

    by Thrillhouse77

    Whatever happened to Vinny Verdeci!?!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Jammies funny.

    by jimbojones123

    Who is frodo again? Funny rip though. Especially since Yo Gabba Gabba is such a huge pothead kids show.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    It wasn't so much the man-on-man kissing that offended me

    by JettL93

    but the white on black kissing when keanan entered kind of made me look away.<P>wait Armisian is mexican or something...I guess thats OK?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    is keenan supposed to be

    by 1ProudMonkey

    playing a mexican?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood Jammies rip

    by jimbojones123 hope this helps Sherm

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Old Navy just after midnight commercial.

    by jimbojones123

    This Week. Kinda cool.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Muse is alright...

    by Thrillhouse77

    but man, some people go nuts for them. Their latest album isn't great.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Ad for Old Navy

    by jimbojones123

    Kinda cool for us Quarter Hour nerds that have produced Television. Music guest already? Nothing has happened.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Franco looks a little like the Joker

    by JKrow21

    a little

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Who else toons out for EVERY music guest?

    by jimbojones123

    Doing it since '88!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I don't need to know the reference to know it sucked.

    by Shermdawg

    The family left the room during that asking why I still bother watching this shit. <br><br> I replied "You post on AICN too"?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by jimbojones123

    Boys beat the Aints. ESPNews is much better than music guests.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    furious face

    by Essemtee

    is it really necessary to contort your face like that while singing?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Have no idea who this band is, but that's the V song.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Muse is quite good

    by thechief420

    They've come a long way from being the simple Radiohead soundalikes they were pegged as early in their career.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    People who liked MUSE

    by JettL93

    are the same people who like GLee and big bang theory. I belive science calls them douchebags

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    This decade stuff...

    by BizarroJerry

    It's becoming a kind of performance art on its own. Smug "smarter than you" people, followed by incredulous, "are you serious?" people. It's quite fun.<p>I myself loved to learn that that the 1990s did not actually include 1990, but did include 2000. Go figure.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    I almost guranteed

    by jimbojones123

    Boys going Oh-fer in December.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Was Chuck bo fighting Steve Austin?

    by Shermdawg

    What the hell?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    People who like musicals are douchebags?

    by pollaxt

    That's a first. <br> Geeks, dorks, gay...arguable. Douches? No.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Expected Pedrad or Slate...

    by Thrillhouse77

    got something WAY better.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Snookie?

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    The 1990 Cincinatti Reds

    by jimbojones123

    Were the last great champions of the 80s. Yeah, that is still stupid as fuck.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST

    My daughter is Zero

    by Robothomer

    Since she's only 7 months old she is zero. She won't exist until she turns one.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    wanna bet...

    by Essemtee

    ...Seth'll have a punchline that goes: "That's great, said no-one."

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    making fun of jersey shore

    by 1ProudMonkey

    is good even if the jokes bomb. fake snooky is just as hot as real snooky.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    The Pope likes Muse

    by SifoDyasJr.

    and Tupac

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    "fake snooky is just as hot as real snooky."

    by Thrillhouse77

    Truer words may not have ever been spoken.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Bills crackin' walnuts from the front and behind.

    by jimbojones123

    D.A.R.E. to not make more drug jokes. They are weak and stupid.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    I may bail on this episode.

    by jimbojones123

    Just sayin'.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    February Fargus episode was better.

    by jimbojones123

    Bring back the farting girl.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Do it.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Reminds me of that time...

    by jimbojones123

    Oh Bill

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Sometimes I can't believe they rehearse.

    by tonagan

    Otherwise, wouldn't they realize "Hey, that Christmas song bit isn't funny at all. We should scrap it."

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Also, why in the hell, would you get Franco to host...

    by Shermdawg

    ...he's a grating untalented twat and on a competing network's soap to boot. Why not get Allison Sweeney instead? I mean SNL has been all about giving the reins to "Who are they?" hosts as of late, but the chick is not only the lead on NBC's only remaining soap, but also the host of one of the few primetime hits they have.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by jimbojones123

    The lack of Synergy strategy in hosts is just silly. ABC goes all Disney 2-3 nights a week.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Vincent Price

    by Essemtee

    there's still hope

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    One Joke skits beat into the ground thru repetition

    by Stabby

    One Jokes are fine as long as they have peaks and valleys and are not just flat.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    There was no year 1

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    There was no year zero, or year one, or year 2 etc. The numbering was done retroactively after Christianity became more widespread. So you might as well start from zero.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Who is the next Vincent Price.

    by jimbojones123

    Elvira has one.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Shnookie funniest thing of the night

    by Stabby

    But not as funny as the real thing.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Price sketch, the only remotely funny one of the night.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by Stabby

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by Thrillhouse77

    Raciest thing on SNL in years? Maybe ever?

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Still mesmerized

    by cookepuss

    by Abby's rack. Mmmmmmm....

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I don't know about you...

    by Thrillhouse77

    but I never need to see Alec Baldwin's bare ass.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Geoffery Rush was great as Vincent Price

    by Stabby

    in House on Haunted Hill

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I had to hit rewind to see what was so racy.

    by Shermdawg

    Missed the bj.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Plant sketches that don't involve googily eyes suck.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Not just a mock-BJ on SNL...

    by Thrillhouse77

    but one from Liberace with James Dean on the receiving end? <p> O_o lol!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Vincent Price sketch

    by CaptainAxis

    Should have ended with Liberace popping up beside Hepburn "foaming at the mouth" as well. Vincent suggests that he must have been bitten by the raccoon too, but Liberace just grins. Prime opportunity to extend the gay fellatio hilarity.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    If Franco was a good actor

    by Stabby

    maybe he could be the next Joker. But, not!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    lighten up!

    by Texbear2000

    they're all high tonight!! thats all!

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Cpt.Axis, You should write for SNL

    by Stabby

    They need to clean house.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    why is james spitting so much?

    by JettL93

    seriously he appears to be having a stroke tonight, someone call 911

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    dancing in PJ's on pills with knifes?

    by Texbear2000

    sure to be a Christmas classic.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    This is one of the few Muse songs...

    by Thrillhouse77

    that I can say I absolutely love. And I'm not sure why. The first 3 songs on Black Holes and Revelations are aces.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Hell no.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Muse is fucking Awesome

    by mikey5time

    But their newest CD was underwhelming as fuck. This last song they played was off their 2006 CD, which was much better then this last one.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:55 p.m. CST

    fart face?

    by Essemtee


  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST

    how many bits were "re-gifted" tonite??

    by Texbear2000

    the writers Christmas break must have started LAST week.

  • Dec. 19, 2009, 11:57 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 20, 2009, midnight CST

    He didn't.

    by Shermdawg

    Weak show. Weak season. What a lousy way to close out the decade.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    WOW he looks just like James Dean

    by BrainFart

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Last show of the Decade hahahahahaha

    by JettL93

    the writters obviously check out this site!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:01 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Jett, they do actually.

    by Shermdawg

    Me and another talkbacker inspired the Jaime Pressly monologue a few years back. And that, is more legit than any script doctoring you've done.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Seriously, it was all us.

    by Shermdawg

    It had nothing to do with HER actually being sick of SNL's portrayal of southern characters.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Writers checked out this week?!

    by Stabby

    How about all season saved for maybe one or two skits per episode. SNL is dead. Unless they hire me.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    funnier than the decade isnt over people..

    by Bouncy X

    the ones who believe that and used jesus's birth as an example for their 0 theory. i mean really, at least use something that really happened.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST

    How's SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO tonight?

    by YackBacker

    Am I at the right talkback?

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    you're an idiot, shermdawg

    by shermdawg_sucks

    for reals. they don't pay any attention to you.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Showtime at the Apollo went to shit after Harvey left.

    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Holy shit, Franco made a joke account to troll me!!!

    by Shermdawg

    Shouldn't you be at the after party right now, dude?

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Jammies Was Insanely Awesome

    by Crow3711

    Wow. That's the only real standout of the night for me. They ruined What Up With That like I knew they would by not just leaving it be for a while. They even messed up the cues. Lame. The digital short was psychotic, hilarious genius.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Muse sounded great. Go get fucked, JettL93

    by KingNineReturns

    Agree that "The Resistance" was a bit underwhelming, but still better than 99% of music out there today, especially modern rock. But "Black Holes and Revelations" and "Absolution" are great albums. BTW, don't know of a single douchebag who likes Muse. I believe Lil Wayne and Nickleback have that particular demographic pegged. Don't know of any douchebags who like Glee or Big Bang Theory either, come to think of it.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:26 a.m. CST

    "don't know of a single douchebag who likes Muse"

    by Thrillhouse77

    You is trollin'

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    What was wrong with Keenan?

    by sanzaru

    He dropped his mic at the end of "What Up With That" and almost tripped and fell during the cha-cha talk show thing.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:38 a.m. CST

    He got into shermdawg_sucks' stash.

    by Shermdawg

    I mean Franco's.....Franco's stash.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Muse...

    by Buck Swoop

    Watch their epic masterpiece "Knights of Cydonia" video on youtube. Your welcome.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Muse is a good band

    by JKrow21

    And I agree they're ruining Waddup with that?

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    What's up should be retired until next season.

    by Shermdawg

    Or at least until the finale.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    This episode SUCKS so far!!!

    by HB_Dad

    Any episode that starts with another stupid Lawrence Welk parody is DOA!!! I wanted a good political satire of some form and NOT this shit! Usually the opening sketch and Weekend Update are the two best things on SNL. If I can get through Muse's set, I hope WU doesn't disappoint...

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Lots of repeat skits, but the Digital Short was great.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST


    by Kirbymanly

    I can't believe THIS is what passes as funny to SNL. Repeats of skits that were not funny to begin with are.... oh, fuck it. Not worth the effort.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 3:49 a.m. CST

    One of the worst SNL's of the year!

    by Orionsangels

    James Franco freaks me out!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I think Franco was ill

    by Blanket-Man

    His voice sounded awful, his eyes looked bad, and he drooled in nearly every sketch. Yet he made out with nearly every cast member - they're all gonna be good and sick for Christmas!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by mrnumi

    A decade is a span of 10 years. Nothing more, nothing less. The period of time stretching from 1923 to 1933 was a decade. It doesn't matter where you choose to start the first year. No, 1980 was not part of the 70's. There is no "7" anywhere in 1980. If you are 30 you are not in your 20s. The 'no year zero' thing is true only if you follow the Christian Gregorian calendar, which chose to break things up for some reason by placing emphasis on the birth of a 'person' of which there is only one very inaccurate historical record. Numbers are all relative. If you want to define your ten year span, or decade, if you will, starting at the 0 year, so be it. If you want to define it as starting at the 1 year, so be it. You're both right. If you want to define it as starting at the 6 year, you're still right. It's just 10 years people.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by sanzaru

    I think you're right about Franco being sick. Pretty cringe-worthy stuff, watching him (literally) spit out all that dialogue.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Im surpised They Did Starlight

    by Phategod2

    I love Muse but I hate BBT and that other crap the guy listed.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    My Last Post of the Decade!!!!!!!!!

    by Kirsan


  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST


    by SK229

    Which video? I haven't really listened to them much, but maybe I will now. When I search on youtube, even using the word 'official' it returns a bunch of fucking user made videos. Youtube search is almost fucking useless at this point. For instance, I have two episodes of a web series about aliens and some other fuck re-uploaded my second ep to their own account... when I'm watching MY first episode, what is recommended that I watch as the second? YEP, MY VIDEO under another person's account... with about 5,000 fewer views than the official version. I submitted to youtube that this was copyright infrigement (and trust me, it's pretty copyrightable AND under option as a television series) but they don't give a fuck. They just let the person leave it up. FUCK google and FUCK youtube.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Get your ass up Mike Tyson!

    by deelzbub

    Best line of the night!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    The first decade was only 9 years long

    by SithMenace

    There. Now everyone's happy.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:41 a.m. CST

    People arguing about the decade

    by Xiphos_2

    were the same people that got beat up by the AV Club, The Comic Book Club and the Chess club in High School. Let it go boys you're just embarrassing yourselves.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    What's up with that

    by deelzbub

    should drop the mid-skit intro of random 80's musical guests. That part always sucks and brings the skit to a screeching halt. I know it gives Keenan a chance to catch his breath, but it sucks anyway. It's a missed opportunity for Keenan to kick it into overdrive! He needs to take a handkerchief to wipe that brow, and start breakin it down for the people!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:09 p.m. CST

    What is Gilly anyway?

    by SithMenace

    ?<p>I only watch when I"m home since it's not worth dvr space. Especially with Comcast where an hour and a half show in hd can take up almost 15% of my dvr space.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I have no rational explanation...

    by Blanket-Man

    But I laughed like a hyena throughout the business meeting dildo sketch. Damn Ted Fields and his nasty dildo allergy!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Last of the decade? So no new SNL next year???

    by Uncle Stan

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST


    by Thrillhouse77

    I agree. Gerard Butler's white suit, pimp cane and anal sex song were hilarious. The JGL and now the Franco guests were not tonally consistent with the sketch and not very funny. Although, JGL's was a spot-on parody of SOMETHING, it did bring the sketch down. <p> Hell, they should have saved "What's Up Wit' That?" for ONLY when Gerard hosts. Then he could always be the one to come in and "slow jam"

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I imagine the Blake Lively episode will be edited for repeats no

    by Flim Springfield

    ...removing Abby Elliot as a messed up Brittany Murphy.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Cocaine is a helluva drug.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The SNL Brittany Murphy skit in full Hulu glory

    by JeanGrey_X23_lesboSex

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    00s terrible decade for SNL

    by JoeSixPack

    Enough said. I can't believe SNL wasn't canceled in the last ten years.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Cancel and replace with what?

    by theBigE

    For those that want SNL cancelled, tell me what you'd replace it with? NBC hasn't been too hot coming up with new shows lately!

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Why would they cancel SNL now

    by SantiagoAndDunbar

    if they didn't cancel it in the last 30 years. The quality of the show is same as it ever was. Some good episodes, some bad. It's always been that way, stop crying about it.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The Decade Argument is Interesting

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Was RAGING BULL Scorsese's last film of the 70's or first film of the 80's? That's almost a philosophical discussion right there...

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Remember the first What's up with that?

    by Shermdawg

    Where Kenan went out in the audience? That was great. After it takes some time off, bring it bck, but instead of doing the audience part, go oldscholl and have him and the dancers take their show through the hallways, backstage, splice it into pretaped bits where he walks in on the Today Show cast playing poker, Brian Williams, whatever. Hell take it outside. Too bad they didn't attempt something like this last night where they end up in front of the Rockafeller tree. Would've been classic.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    yea that xmas special was fucked up

    by Tregeek

    30 seconds of Eddie Murphy? and then it was Mr Robinson and not gumby.fucking morons who put that piece of shit together should be ashamed of themselves.all that recent crap and really none of the stuff from the 80's when that show was really at its best

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 5:50 p.m. CST

    rsanta74, you are right

    by jim

    There was no Year 0 <br>2001 was the beginning of the new millennium <br>We are now in the 201st decade <br>The 201st decade, the first decade of the 21st century, the first decade of the 3rd Millennium, ends Dec. 31 2010. <br>The 202nd decade begins Jan. 1 2011. <br>You are absolutely right about that. <p>However, all that is irrelevant to 2009 being the end of the "00s" decade. <br>The 90s was 1990-1999. It's got nothing to do with making it easier to sell CDs to stupid people or creating "Best of" Lists. It's called the 90s decade because it is the decade made of 10 years with "ninety" in the date. Grouping decades in this manner is a way to differentiate one ten year period from another. <br>"What were you doing in the 80s?"<br>"I haven't seen that guy since the late 90s"<br>"The 1960s was a decade of social unrest"<br>It is a point of reference, separate from the cumulative count of decades since 1AD. <p>You know what though, when I become King of the World, one of the first things I'm going to add a Year 0 to the timeline. 1BC will become 0, 2BC will then be 1BC, 3BC will then be 2BC, etc. The history books will need to be changed to adjust all BC dates by 1 year. Although it will not be necessary to re-title that Raquel Welch film to "999,999 Years BC", as the date used was creative license.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Clip shows and Lorne

    by BizarroJerry

    I tend to think the decision of clips to use has to do with Lorne Michaels. They all seem to use the bare minimum of clips from the non-Lorne Michaels era of the show. Which was roughly 1980 to 1987.

  • Dec. 20, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Late to the party,

    by symphy

    but the Jammies short was AWESOME. :) Brittany's death makes me very very sad. :(

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Decade argument is retarded.

    by FailureAtTheCave

    Anyone who would argue that 1980 isn't a constituent part of the "80s" is a jackass. Why can't we agree that any "decade" is an arbitrary segment of time, ten years in duration, beginning at a convenient demarcation point. In the case of every reasonable person in the universe who doesn't want to argue like a sanctimonious douchebag, these demarcations take place at the END of years ending in 9 so that 1980 is NOT part of the fucking seventies, and so on and so forth. Arguing any other point serves no other purpose than to announce to everyone within earshot that the speaker is a fucking twat.

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Are you jerks talking about this year thing again?

    by Droogie Alex


  • Dec. 21, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by Droogie Alex

    Arthur C Clark himself said the new millennium started in 2001, not 2000, but most people just assumed 2000 was the "change over" point.

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    The decade ends

    by daggor

    January 21st at 3:39 AM. Do not dispute me! What I have to say is fact! I am the font of truth and you shall all drink deeply from my posts! I am holder of unending TRUUUUTH!!!!

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Damn you Kubrick!

    by REDD

    It should have been 2000: A Space Odyssey!

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    If Only Mr. Spock Were Here...

    by SoundtrackWhore

    ...he'd put an end to low-brow decades jocularity by common mouthbreathers...

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Franco's fake movie plug

    by Bass Ackwards

    In the monologue made me laugh out loud. I like SNL well enough these days, though I feel like I should like it a lot more, as I really dig most of the main players. I think Hader, Samberg, Forte, and Sudeikis (who, BTW, is THE only good part of What Up With That?) are pretty great, hopefully sketches will start showcasing that a bit more.

  • Dec. 21, 2009, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Decade not related to millenium

    by Bass Ackwards

    Decade = 10 years. 2000-2009 = 10 years. Done.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Who was the girl

    by SithMenace

    all the way on the left in the pajamas and knives skit? She had a ponytail and I think blue jammies...

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Franco is SNL gold; Jammie Shuffle was a dream come true

    by Falafalguy

    Seen him twice and ever time he is loose, funny, and willing to do anything for a laugh (like tongue kiss Will Forte). Plus he looked drunk as fuck during his monologue. Please retire Martin and Baldwin SNLs and let The Rock and James Franco host at least once a season for no reason. Also, Jammie Shuffle is satisfying as shit if you have ever watched live-action kids shows like Fresh Beat Band, Lazy Town, or Wiggles. Every parent begs that at some point all the cast members of those shows will grab weapons and murder each other. Fan-fucking-tastic.

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    The last Saturday of the decade is in 2010

    by Hive Mind


  • Dec. 22, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Spork, you're a fuckup. The decade ends 12-31-10.

    by briantag

    There was no Year 0 AD. It started with 1 AD. So 2000 years later, the millennium ended at the close of 2000, not the close of 1999. The next decade ends at the close of 2010, not 2009. How sloped-forehead, flat-Earth believing, developmentally delayed idiotic do you have to be to think otherwise? Or are you just being stubborn because you want to act like a 12 year old douche on the talkbacks?

  • Dec. 22, 2009, 9:20 p.m. CST

    briantag, one more time because you are late to the party

    by jim

    Dec. 31, 2010 is the end of the 201st decade, the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the end of the 1st decade of the new millennium.<p>Dec. 31, 2009 is the end of the "00s" decade, the 10 year period where the number 0 is the the tens place of the date. Just like the "60s" is the decade from 1960 to the end of 1969 because it is a 10 year period with "Sixty" in the date. It has nothing to do with the non-existent Year Zero or when the new century or new millennium started. It has everything to do with the one number in the date that differentiates it from the other decades around it in the timeline. Like I said before, it's a point of reference and not the result of a cumulative count from the first year AD.<p>In summary, it all depends on what someone means by "the decade". If you can't understand that, you're in no position to chastise others for "being stubborn" and acting "like a 12 year old douche".<p> I bet Hercules wished he'd thought to do all this "last of the decade" stuff a few years ago to mark the end of AICN's first 10 years. <br>"It's the Final Episode of the [first] Decade [of Aintitcool]!!!". <br>People's heads would have exploded.

  • Dec. 24, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Sat night Live Fucking Sux

    by picardsucks

    Has Sucked for almost 15 years. Fat Black dude is not fucking funny at all. The only scetches that are pretty good are the Vincent Price ones. You can't make a sanitary politically correct Sat night Live it doesn't fucking work. Get this shit off the air and give that Andy dude a half hour scetch comedy show of some kind. Shamwow commercials are funnier than Sat Night Live

  • Dec. 30, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    There was a year Zero you morons.

    by dailysportspages

    Just because someone fucked up on the count doesnt mean it didnt exist.