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.