SNL needs new material

SNL used the "people prefer Spitzer to Paterson" poll numbers for a skit on this week's show. It was... uh... well... here it is...

We can only hope the next poll of New Yorkers includes a question about whether these skits are funny.

Comments

Jersey jokes? Still? I mean, if that's not scraping the bottom of the barrel, I don't know what is...

Aw, I thought it was funny. In fact, I howled with laughter at that whole episode. Though, I was a bit buzzed at the time.

No matter how bad any of the skits were, the new Justin Timberlake video on SNL made the whole show worth it...

These skits are pathetic. I used to find the Jersey jokes the only funny part of those skits because the jokes were just ridiculous but now they're stale and the rest of the skit is tasteless.

Does SNL ever have anything funny anymore? Maybe I am too attached to the old days with Jane Curtin, Steve Martin, John Belushi, Gilda Radner...et al. Not sure I know why that show survives.

Seriously? The Spitzer impression is... so so, but the Patterson bit is as spot on as an impression should be. Remember this is a spoof, and the impressions are going to be caricatures.

The bit about the two choices both being terrible... hilarious!

Come on people, lighten up! While I generally don't encourage making fun of disabled minorities, if you're a governor, all bets are off. Sorry.

If we can't make fun of our political leaders then being "PC" starts to become "Thought Police" in a very real, very scary way.

New Jersey jokes may not be funny due to the fact that they've been repeated ad infinitum, but it's important to remember that they're still true.

Also, no Pantaloons "enlightenment" on this post?????????

@Alex

It's pretty clear that the folks at SNL don't care what I think. Why else would they continue rehashing this same unfunny skit? Also, NBC rejected my pitch for a new show called "Porch Sitting". The idea would be a camera set up on my front porch, facing the road. And each week you could watch cars go by. And for the Christmas episode, I'd put a wreath on my front steps. I don't know why NBC turned this down. It'd be 100% more exciting than SNL.

@Erik

It's not the PC thing for me... when done well!

This skit, is not.

That's my main problem. It's not funny.

I'm not offended, just not laughing...

My husband and I both find the David Patterson skits HYSTERICAL... and this latest one with Spitzer was fantastic. I say SNL should keep them coming!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (not typical), to lies,... (more)

Photos from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

Thousand of people turned out in Albany Saturday for the "Inaugurate Resistance" march to protest the presidential administration of Donald Trump and rally for issues... (more)

Taking in The People's Art

Let's look at some art. That sounds like a good idea today. We got a chance this week to finally check out The People's Art... (more)

The @Hudson Park residential conversion in Albany gets planning OK

Another residential conversion -- this one will add 75 apartments to the Hudson/Park neighborhood -- got the OK from the Albany planning board Thursday evening.... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

We do solemnly swear that we will faithfully execute the task of finding you stuff to do this weekend, and will, to the best of... (more)

Recent Comments

Bruce Fence Company came through for me in a big way last spring. Another local fence company gave me a price and a date and then faded away. (Perhaps a bigger job came along, but have the decency to call.) Needless, to say this failure to keep the date as promised created frustration with the neighbor on the other side of the fence. From my first telephone contact with Bruce to my first visit in their office and then through to completion of the job, every interaction was friendly and professional. The entire transaction went like clockwork.

Photos from the "Inaugurate Resistance" march and rally in Albany

...has 1 comment, most recently from Bullwinkle

Just down the road for Albany: paying for parking by license plate and mobile app

...has 4 comments, most recently from Mike

A good contractor for installing a fence?

...has 7 comments, most recently from Alf

The new plan for a big mixed-use development near Quackenbush Square in Albany

...has 13 comments, most recently from Stan

The @Hudson Park residential conversion in Albany gets planning OK

...has 2 comments, most recently from Stan