Saturday Night Live: Season 45 Reviews

  • 4d ago

    To all those who bemoan "do you remember when SNL was funny?" I say; it's still funny, it's you who have changed. SNL lampooned current events and politics since its inception, so if you are a triggered conservative, maybe just watch Jeff Dunham or something and give up the tired propaganda that SNL "got political" when it's ALWAYS been political.

    To all those who bemoan "do you remember when SNL was funny?" I say; it's still funny, it's you who have changed. SNL lampooned current events and politics since its inception, so if you are a triggered conservative, maybe just watch Jeff Dunham or something and give up the tired propaganda that SNL "got political" when it's ALWAYS been political.

  • 4d ago

    From musical guests eroding to almost consistent crap forms of rap to skits that are simply not funny, it's sad to see just how far SNL has fallen in the last 3-4 years. I began in the Eddie Murphy/Joe Piscopo-era as a 12-year-old who snuck it in when my parents were sleeping to see Gumby or Piscopo's Sinatra. Like most shows/series, it had its peaks and valleys but always seemed to rebound out of nowhere to put together some skits that killed. Hartman, Farley, Spade, Rock laid way to Farrell, Fey, Hader, Meyers, Sudekis, etc. where the one constant was that Lorne and the SNL writers simply knew what was funny. Even the hosts were incredible..John Hamm doing Def Comedy Jam? I get the political climate was ripe for the picking but SNL used up all that low-lying fruit 2 years ago. Trump inherently isn't a funny man and thinking Baldwin's spot-on impersonation gets funnier each week minimizes the viewers' intelligence. SNL needs new writers in the worst way. Hint: revisit off-the-wall skits/shorts like Dogshow, Walken's Googly-Eyes, Sergio, etc.. Remember Tim Meadows (Dr. Poop) walking into the office and did the robot and walked out? Like you guys forgot what funny is.

    From musical guests eroding to almost consistent crap forms of rap to skits that are simply not funny, it's sad to see just how far SNL has fallen in the last 3-4 years. I began in the Eddie Murphy/Joe Piscopo-era as a 12-year-old who snuck it in when my parents were sleeping to see Gumby or Piscopo's Sinatra. Like most shows/series, it had its peaks and valleys but always seemed to rebound out of nowhere to put together some skits that killed. Hartman, Farley, Spade, Rock laid way to Farrell, Fey, Hader, Meyers, Sudekis, etc. where the one constant was that Lorne and the SNL writers simply knew what was funny. Even the hosts were incredible..John Hamm doing Def Comedy Jam? I get the political climate was ripe for the picking but SNL used up all that low-lying fruit 2 years ago. Trump inherently isn't a funny man and thinking Baldwin's spot-on impersonation gets funnier each week minimizes the viewers' intelligence. SNL needs new writers in the worst way. Hint: revisit off-the-wall skits/shorts like Dogshow, Walken's Googly-Eyes, Sergio, etc.. Remember Tim Meadows (Dr. Poop) walking into the office and did the robot and walked out? Like you guys forgot what funny is.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Still hilarious and relevant after all these years! The more conservatives hate it, the more I love it!

    Still hilarious and relevant after all these years! The more conservatives hate it, the more I love it!

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Sad to see what was once a very funny show become just a shill for the Democratic Party. And worse yet....simply not funny.

    Sad to see what was once a very funny show become just a shill for the Democratic Party. And worse yet....simply not funny.

  • Nov 16, 2019

    so tired of the same content every week

    so tired of the same content every week

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Last couple of years SNL is back! Conservatives and Liberals love it! Nationalists not so much. But then when in history have nationalists had a sense of humor.

    Last couple of years SNL is back! Conservatives and Liberals love it! Nationalists not so much. But then when in history have nationalists had a sense of humor.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Remember when SNL was funny???? I miss those days......

    Remember when SNL was funny???? I miss those days......

  • Nov 03, 2019

    SNL remains one of the few places to go (on TV, at least) to have an honest laugh at the absurdities of the world. Trump-eters, of course, want to claim that the most objectively over-the-top, confrontational president in history should be magically exempt from satire, and they respond the only way they know how - flooding audience polls and comment sections, spewing their buzzwords that they think mean anything more than calling someone a know-it-all poopy head, and then trying to put it back on everyone else for being biased. Speaking of people who deserve to be satirized... Don't buy it. SNL's ratings, even at lowest, are the highest they've been in years for a reason. The current cultural and political climate gives them all the material they could ever need, and when they connect, they really connect. You will find plenty of hysterical sketches to love, revisit, and add to your list of favorites, across the show's wonderful history.

    SNL remains one of the few places to go (on TV, at least) to have an honest laugh at the absurdities of the world. Trump-eters, of course, want to claim that the most objectively over-the-top, confrontational president in history should be magically exempt from satire, and they respond the only way they know how - flooding audience polls and comment sections, spewing their buzzwords that they think mean anything more than calling someone a know-it-all poopy head, and then trying to put it back on everyone else for being biased. Speaking of people who deserve to be satirized... Don't buy it. SNL's ratings, even at lowest, are the highest they've been in years for a reason. The current cultural and political climate gives them all the material they could ever need, and when they connect, they really connect. You will find plenty of hysterical sketches to love, revisit, and add to your list of favorites, across the show's wonderful history.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    The show has ALWAYS been political, and given the ridiculousness of the current state of our country, it only makes sense that it's leaned into that side of things more. It's still impressive how creative on a weekly basis the show can be! Not everything is a hit, but they go with some pretty "out there" ideas that sometimes find comedy in the most unexpected places.

    The show has ALWAYS been political, and given the ridiculousness of the current state of our country, it only makes sense that it's leaned into that side of things more. It's still impressive how creative on a weekly basis the show can be! Not everything is a hit, but they go with some pretty "out there" ideas that sometimes find comedy in the most unexpected places.

  • Nov 02, 2019

    Believe it or not, SNL used to be funny with a very talented cast of comedians. Not any more. Now it is "woke" comedy which is unfunny. Just when you think it couldn't get any less funny, they surprise you. Now it is a non-stop leftist talking points with a laugh track. Boring, repetitive and political.

    Believe it or not, SNL used to be funny with a very talented cast of comedians. Not any more. Now it is "woke" comedy which is unfunny. Just when you think it couldn't get any less funny, they surprise you. Now it is a non-stop leftist talking points with a laugh track. Boring, repetitive and political.