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SNL stopped being funny 20 years ago

by critic411 / September 21, 2008 7:34 AM PDT
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I'm still rolling on the floor about that
by JP Bill / September 21, 2008 7:47 AM PDT

I hope you sent something off to NBC after you got up off the floor.

My complaint is in the mail.

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Sounds about right
by Josh K / September 21, 2008 7:50 AM PDT

As soon as the Eddie Murphy/Joe Piscopo era ended, the show went on a downward spiral that just keeps on going. Endless, pointless, un-funny sketches, bits that get used every single week, utterly predictable writing, horrible. How many people even realized that classics like "The Coneheads" were only done six or seven times? They knew not to overdo things back then. I think they did the Killer Bees two or three times tops.

It's been unwatchable for ages. I switched to Mad TV for awhile, which was fresher and had the attitude that the old SNL had, but even that went south after Nicole Sullivan left.

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No, I should have said 30 years
by critic411 / September 21, 2008 8:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Sounds about right

Belushi/Ackroyd

Buck Henry too !!

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Today's "comedy", in general
by Steven Haninger / September 21, 2008 8:04 AM PDT

isn't humor, IMO. "Gutter gummed" comedians are a blight to legitimate entertainment. I can rarely watch more than a few seconds of these types of routines or skits before making the TV screen go dark.

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I agree
by mementh / September 21, 2008 10:38 AM PDT

I can't watch some of the more recent comedys like with adam sandler which have what i consider stupid comedy designed to appeal to those that don't want to think or reason.

dogma was a great one imho and robin williams was pretty good at what i would call situation comedy (like mrs doubtfire)
Coneheads was good but i did not like chris farley... (never liked his comedy)

Jim Carey was good in the mask, never got into the ace ventura ones because it just seemed too much.. (over acting but thats one of his deals which is fine)

maybe i am just not into comedys?

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