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posted by: bipolarexpress (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (2:07 am)
SNL has gone down the drains.. even fox's mad tv has crapped out.
why is it that comdiens have gotten really potty mouthed?? it's like all they think about is booze and sex. even south park has gotten like that.
posted by: LadyG (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (11:09 am)
I really liked your list, brought back some memories.
posted by: stillhere (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (9:07 pm)
I loved the list.. my fav's are Belushi, Aykroyd and Bill Murray.. But, Dana's Church Lady was Awesome too!
posted by: bawdy (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (11:05 pm)
You have much more fondness of recent cast members than I do. I too think the plug should have been pulled long ago. My list would have found a spot for Norm McDonald and his weekend update segments.
posted by: inkspector (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (11:14 pm)
Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
I think I read that Chevy Chase was a writer and never was suppose to be on the show, he just ended up in front of the camera and the rest is history.
Who could forget the Coneheads.
I liked the Killer Bees.
And yes, the Samuari in the Deli was one of my favorites.
I also thought the skit with Buck Henry and the stunt baby was funny although somewhat sick in a sense because it was so stupid.
posted by: OldSchool (reply)
post date: 04.14.08 (11:59 pm)
Reply to: bawdy
I definitely do not feel the show should have been cancelled. Even at its current quality level, it is still better than most of what is on television nowadays (which is a little sad if you look at it that way). The show does not make me laugh as consistently as it once did, but there is usually at least something worthwhile that comes out of each show.
If they can just find one or two superstar writers/cast members, the show could easily jump back up to significance once again. Hopefully that will be more sooner than later.
posted by: surrogate (reply)
post date: 04.15.08 (4:39 am)
I have to think about this list... I'd have put Darrel Hammond on the list I think. Hmmm. I'll get back to you.
posted by: surrogate (reply)
post date: 04.18.08 (2:06 pm)
Reply to: bawdy
I hope they never pull the plug. It's a great format and the casts are still very good. It is hard to watch the show objectively sometimes because it's so easy to slip into comparison mode, but it's rare that I watch it and don't find myself laughing out loud at least a few times. Plus, now that my kid is in the Second City System, I hope opportunities for writing and acting on that sort of show grow MORE available, not less. I love live TV and will usually cut people slack when certain things don't work the way it seemed it might during rehearsals. I remember writing a lot of bits for the show I worked on that I was convinced would be hilarious after I'd written them, but if, when they were performed, the timing wasn't just so, or the voicing wasn't right, or if a joke was missed cuz people were chuckling over the one before and the premise got skewed because of it (notice how I'm ignoring the idea that perhaps the writing wasn't any good...) they'd fall flat as the proverbial pancake.
posted by: auntconi (reply)
post date: 04.19.08 (7:45 am)
Reply to: surrogate
Reply to: OldSchool
"notice how I'm ignoring the idea that perhaps the writing wasn't any good...) they'd fall flat as the proverbial pancake."
hehehe ... noticed that before you pointed it out, TVM
However I agree ~ hope the never pull the plug ~ I don't like a lot of it ~ but some of it is priceless!
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