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Hi, I'm Darryll and I live in Pullman, Washington with my wife and two kids. I'm a licensed Architect and am employed as a Project Manager at Washington State University. In addition, I have my own business doing residential designs in the greater Palouse area. I am a self-taught pianist, song-writer and singer and am involved in the music department at my local church.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Back when SNL was good...

I watched Saturday Night Live this last weekend – it wasn’t funny. I watched it the week before – Taylor Swift’s monologue was great – but the rest of it wasn’t funny.

I am amazed how the show is so not good anymore. I mean SO not good. I would venture a guess, from what I’ve watched, 90% of it is crude and inappropriate… and not funny.

I grew up with the original not-ready-for primetime players, John Belushi, Da Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtain, Lorraine Newman and Gilda Radner. And, of course, Bill Murray – after Chevy Chase left in 1977.

Back then, SNL was funny. Those of us who grew up watching it remember all the great skits that came out of those shows. And – in contrast to the shows today – it was 90% clean. And what was “dirty” was SO tame. The original cast was extremely funny, extremely talented and very fortunate to be at the right place at the right time.

Some of the great ones I remember: Killer Bees, Cheesburger, Cheesburger, Rosanne Rosannadanna, Coneheads, Star Wars – give me those Star Wars, Landshark, Baba Wawa, Father Guido Sarducci, so many more…

I did find one skit on the web (they’re a little hard to find…)

What were your favorite skits?


Hairball said...

Weekend Update!

roob said...

I loved the Coneheads - it was so funny!