Our favorite 'SNL' moments of the season

Our favorite 'SNL' moments of the season

There are 24 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 17, 2009, titled Our favorite 'SNL' moments of the season. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Can you blame them for a blatant victory lap? Yes, Saturday night's season finale to "Saturday Night Live" was more nostalgia-tinged and guest-stuffed than the entire previous season put together, but consider how much they have to celebrate: During the 34th season of "SNL," a show that never fails to solicit a "Saturday Night Dead" headline once a ...

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J in KC

Jefferson City, MO

#1 May 18, 2009
My favorite moment? All of the sleep I get while this program is on.
JB in LA

Glendale, CA

#2 May 18, 2009
Wow... the author of this article could not be more wrong about this season. While I've never been a huge fan of the show, at least previous seasons brought the funny on a semi-regular basis. There is not one redeeming quality of this season, which I hope will eventually go down in history in the bottom 5 of SNL's roller-coaster history.
I don't know if it's Lorne, the writers, the cast, NBC and/or the general public (for watching it) is to blame, but if I was an affiliate, I'd be either voicing displeasure or seeking another network affiliation.
lemming hunter

Chicago, IL

#3 May 18, 2009
They have become so, so lame. For years now.
Jim

Glen Ellyn, IL

#4 May 18, 2009
I thought it was a great season. As someone who has watched off and on since 1975, this was a real comeback.

But I have to say, their Rod Blagojevich skits were AWFUL!
booksdates

United States

#5 May 18, 2009
lemming hunter wrote:
They have become so, so lame. For years now.
Right on and in an inside way I am glad that Lorne is failing at his own game. This guy is a major POS and uses comics fragile egos against one another. Check in with SNL alum like Harry Shearer and you will be enlightened with a behind the scenes look at this show. I have to give the guy props in a way though, for exposing some terrific comedians we probably would never have heard of if it not for him. Just B'g about the guys methods. IMHO of cours.
Tony

Redford, MI

#6 May 18, 2009
SNL is becoming too dependent on gueststars for the comedy. The regular cast is underwhelming--and the writers and producers realize what they are dealing with.

Also, if you have to revive the tired Sarah Palin stuff with a former cast member who was not a funny performer when she was on the show (nor has she gotten any better) there is a definite issue with the direction of the show.
Bob in Chicago

Alsip, IL

#7 May 18, 2009
SNL has been a piece of CR*P for years and years !!!

Please please let it die.

It just stinks

Occasionally they come up with a good skit or two...then it's replayed over and over during a Best of SNL show (usually during the same season).

For the love of God and everyhting you hold dear PULL THE PLUG !!!!

It's way past the stage of dieing with diginty !!!

Let It Go !!
moreofthesame

Schererville, IN

#8 May 18, 2009
Who watches this show anymore? It should be called
democrat night live because it's a show that promotes democrats under the guise of comedy.
It really hasn't been funny since Belushi left.
I'd prefer to watch an informercial, or the shamwow guy than
this pathetic show.
It's a shame they're afraid of making fun of Obama, they'd have more material than Bush gave them - but then, they would never make fun of their idol and messiah.
Proletarian

Buffalo Grove, IL

#9 May 18, 2009
Aw, the conservative wingnuts don't like SNL - it makes too much fun of their idols. Get a life people - the reason SNL's satires of Sara Palin and the rest of the right-wing buffoons is because they are so comically absurd - and dangerous. If the wingnuts in the Republican party think Sara and Joe the Plumber are their saviors for 2012, we'll just bring back Tina Fey and demolish them again.
Proletarian

Chicago, IL

#10 May 18, 2009
Aw, the conservative wingnuts don't like SNL - it makes too much fun of their idols. Get a life people - the reason SNL's satires of Sara Palin and the rest of the right-wing buffoons are so funny is because they are so comically absurd - and dangerous. If the wingnuts in the Republican party think Sara and Joe the Plumber are their saviors for 2012, we'll just bring back Tina Fey and demolish them again.
lemming hunter

Chicago, IL

#11 May 18, 2009
Proletarian wrote:
Aw, the conservative wingnuts don't like SNL - it makes too much fun of their idols. Get a life people - the reason SNL's satires of Sara Palin and the rest of the right-wing buffoons are so funny is because they are so comically absurd - and dangerous. If the wingnuts in the Republican party think Sara and Joe the Plumber are their saviors for 2012, we'll just bring back Tina Fey and demolish them again.
Right, they are banal and absurd. Sophomoric would be a step up.
Intriguing

Lincolnshire, IL

#12 May 18, 2009
What!? No Sarah Palin rap?
Evie

Atlanta, GA

#13 May 18, 2009
I went an entire SNL episode without laughing. That marked the end of my interest in this show. With the exception of Bill Hader, Kristin Wiig, and Andy Samberg, this cast is unbelievably bland. Tina Fey's impression of Sarah Palin was overrated. It was only popular because belittling republicans has become a media past time. I love Andy Samberg but his Mark Wahlberg impression was pretty stupid. It was a far cry from the brilliance of "Roy Rules". Justin Timberlake is overrated too. He was good in the "D$ck in a box" and that's about it.
moreofthesame

Schererville, IN

#14 May 18, 2009
Evie wrote:
I went an entire SNL episode without laughing. That marked the end of my interest in this show. With the exception of Bill Hader, Kristin Wiig, and Andy Samberg, this cast is unbelievably bland. Tina Fey's impression of Sarah Palin was overrated. It was only popular because belittling republicans has become a media past time. I love Andy Samberg but his Mark Wahlberg impression was pretty stupid. It was a far cry from the brilliance of "Roy Rules". Justin Timberlake is overrated too. He was good in the "D$ck in a box" and that's about it.
You mean that obama comes in a box?
Evie

Atlanta, GA

#15 May 18, 2009
moreofthesame wrote:
Who watches this show anymore? It should be called
democrat night live because it's a show that promotes democrats under the guise of comedy.
Some people will try to deny it but it's true. The whole Palin thing was only funny to Democrats. There was a political underbelly to that whole thing. It's a shame too because even Will Ferrell was able to poke fun at Bush while still appealing to the masses. It didn't seem as mean spirited. And don't get me started on the DELIBERATE and STRATEGIC dance they've been doing to avoid making Obama jokes.

Then anything that's not political ends up falling short. It's just not a funny show anymore. The few people that are good can't even save it.
Gropple

Quincy, IL

#16 May 18, 2009
That show is still on the air?
Lou

Chicago, IL

#17 May 18, 2009
God, you people are lame.

it's not a complete wash out it's good bad medium thing, like everything. "kill it, shoot it," the democratic rebuttal to the republican whining

Who's lame, and predictable again?
lame

Mount Prospect, IL

#18 May 18, 2009
thanks for mentioning the lamest snl moments. Will Ferrels was the only legit episode. SUCK IT TREBEK!
Ang

Chicago, IL

#19 May 18, 2009
I can't believe SNL is still on TV...the proverbial plug really needs to be pulled. For the few truly funny skits, there are 2, 3, 4 or more lame, lame, lame, lame, LAAAAAAMMMME others. *yawn*
Hmm

Chicago, IL

#20 May 18, 2009
Palin rap had to be the best.

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