Thoughts on SNL last night

Sunday, April 25, 2010 7:50 AM By Simon

Okay, SNL. I gave you another chance. I've been only half-watching for months now, before falling asleep after Weekend Update because I knew you'd suck balls anyway. But, now, I sat through until the very, very end, and you know why? Because Gabourey Sidibe is so fucking delightful I had no choice. I can't say I was pleased by the result, but I certainly did not become violently angry as I did during the Jennifer Lopez episode.

Let's take the Digital Short, for example. It was funny, weird, hypnotic, and kind of beautiful. I won't apoligise for that either. And I'm not ashamed to admit I choked up.

(by the way, enjoy Hulu now, because they start charging next month)

I must say, I was also impressed swith one of the opening sketches, a riff on the 'cranky old lady' gag.

And then, Weekend Update, which I always like, because Seth Meyers has a kind of Jon Stewart feel, and usually all the good one-liners are reserved for this, probably the most rewatchable of the show. They brought out one of their writers, comedian John Mulaney, who I kind of hope Tina Fey's that shit--as in, they actually start promoting their writers instead of pulling all these chicks from the underground of half-baked comedy troupes.

So, SNL. Betty White will be hosting soon. You're on the right track, but you have a long way to go. Get your shit together.


Robert said...

Yesssss. Gabby was absolutely hysterical last night. She's exactly what SNL needs...they have so been sagging. The cherry battle was amazing.

April 25, 2010 at 4:53 PM