Last night wasn't bad. The monologue was... eh. I was surprised that Fred Armensien played Obama. I had heard Seth Meyers or Maya was going to but I kept thinking "Fred should do it." Huckabee was funny. I am trying to think what else stuck out... The digital short with "Hi Grandpa!" And Andy trying to explain the dialogue in Juno funny. I thought of my grandpa and his response to 3:10 to Yuma. I thought they were going to talk more about the writer's strike or like in the monologue more things "break."
It's actually not that bad tonight, there have been better episodes.
I, personally, don't agree with the people who say the show sucks now. There are always people saying it sucks. It's on an upswing right now.
But I'm not getting into this debate again.
Agree with you here.
I really don't get it why people think that Mad TV is so much better. While all sketch comedy shows are hit and miss, Mad TV is mostly miss for me. There's also pretty much no characters on Mad TV that I think I'd actually be able to stand in a movie -- SNL has had some characters that translated very well to the big screen. Most of my favorite Mad TV sketches were one shots, not the reoccurring characters.
Think I'll always prefer SNL. My only complaint about the SNL format is the musical guest. I dunno... guess it's because most of the time they're artists that I don't really care for and it somewhat interrupts the flow of the show. I know it's a tradition now... but, oh well.
What's odd is -- I had SNL DVRed since I wouldn't be home to see it. I nearly deleted it, thinking it was one I already saw. The description said "Repeat, 'Tina Fey, Carrie Underwood.'" Thought something wasn't right there...
Well, each episode is written in a week so I think it's safe to say they had plenty of time.
Right. But when you only have a week, you're not always going to put out your best product, since it's a really short amount of time to put something "new" and "funny" out every single week. Hopefully the 4 months they were out gave them the time to hash out some really good stuff and modify and improve it (at least for this season).