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

Stuff to do this weekend

Somewhere between "I couldn't eat another bite" and "Is it time for leftovers?" comes the time to stretch your legs a bit and find something... (more)

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you're enjoying the holiday -- in whatever shape it's taking for you. Thanks for being part of AOA this year!... (more)

Holiday markets 2014

Many people will be out and about doing holiday shopping over the next few weeks. If you're looking for something a little bit different --... (more)

Lark Street's Hot Dog Heaven closing

A piece of Lark Street history closes its doors for good on Sunday. Hot Dog Heaven, the tiny Lark Street diner where Barbara Lamperella and... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Thanksgiving, media criticism, a fire tower, Cooperstown, moss, the Saratoga restaurant... (more)

Recent Comments

I am so very thankful for the wonderful people who wandered in and out of my life over the last few years. They have given me the love and support I need to survive and thrive. Last year at this time I was at my lowest. By the grace of all that is good in my life, I have climbed out and I'm happier than I've been in a very, very long time.

Lucius at The Hollow

...has 2 comments, most recently from Steve

Holiday markets 2014

...has 2 comments, most recently from Chris

The burger at 15 Church

...has 6 comments, most recently from C.

Lark Street's Hot Dog Heaven closing

...has 1 comment, most recently from Details

Why is there a fish atop Albany Academy?

...has 12 comments, most recently from Kayla