Saturday Night Live is overhyped, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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Saturday Night Live is overhyped, amirite?

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I don't remember the last time I watched it.

I rarely watch any network tv.
If one of those channels has a football game I want to watch, that's about it.

As for entertainment or news...never.

Searching the internet for SNL videos is something that never crosses my mind....except for now....and now it's gone.

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It's better than any right wing comedy show I've ever seen. Scratching my head figuring out if there ever was a right wing comedy show...

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

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I wasn't talking politics, just rarely have I found that it has been as good as the hype around it.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

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Yes. I see. How long has the show been airing? Over 40 years?
Must be doing something right, eh?

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

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Yes they must be... But I don't understand what... I always seem to leave disappointed that it wasn't better, when I do see it.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Need to stay up and watch this on my USTV app.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

In response to “Need to stay up and watch this on my USTV app.

Are you not in the US? Or just new with the app?

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Are you not in the US? Or just new with the app?

I'm in Wales.i signed up to a service called USTVNow which allows American citizens to watch live TV from New York when abroad.You getvABC,NBC,CBS,Fox and one or two other channels.More if you pay a subscription.Anyone can do it-all you have to do is click the box which asks if you are an American citizen.I can get ESPN on another service I have for free.
Of course prime time is the middle of the night here.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

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Good to know, I would sure enjoy my sports (NFL).

I know a guy that lives in China watches, maybe that's how...

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

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I have an NFL game pass for the football.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

In response to “I have an NFL game pass for the football.

Is that free? Or you got to pay?

I just think I've heard those outside the US can get some stuff free, because it's outside their normal market place.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

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I have to pay-but I can watch any game or red zone,get NFL network and every game condensed down to forty minutes on a Monday.i really have it so I can watch all the Packers games.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

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Packers! (biggrin)

Yeah I know what you mean, it sucks that they don't always show all the games on normal broadcast so I can watch all them normally on TV.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

I watched a fair bit of SNL growing up in the 80s. A lot of it was crap, but some of it was funny. By my mid 20s, I had more or less forgotten about the show.

A while back I saw a skit with Alec Baldwin playing Trump. He was responding to an extraterrestrial invasion. I found Baldwin's portrayal of Trump distasteful, and even worse, unfunny. I think genuinely funny satire comes from a place of affection, and they didn't have enough affection for Trump to do good satire about him. The skit came off as mean spirited to me rather than just poking fun. But that's the state of msm comedy these days, laughs take a backseat to politics.

Is SNL overhyped? Not in my experience, I haven't heard any hype about them in ages.

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Maze Maze

Overhyped? No. Hardly anyone talks about it. I watch it (nearly) every week and have since the first episode. Is it overrated? Again, not really, most people take it for what it is in the moment. It's really value is a generator (or perhaps curator) of talent - it continuously perculates some of the best comedic personalities in history from Martin Short (neutral) to Dennis Miller (right wing) to Chris Rock (centrists) to Tina Fey (left wing)

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VicZinc VicZinc

It was a great show once. Now I rarely think to turn it on.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

I don't remember the last time I watched it.

I rarely watch any network tv.
If one of those channels has a football game I want to watch, that's about it.

As for entertainment or news...never.

Searching the internet for SNL videos is something that never crosses my mind....except for now....and now it's gone.

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DandyDon DandyDon

I've only watched it a few times, in fact I don't even know what time it comes on.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

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Night tim, on Saturday silly (tongue)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

In response to “Night tim, on Saturday silly (tongue)

hahah You're the silly one, 7, 8, 10, 11, lol I know it's on Saturday....silly. lol

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

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It all depends on your time zone of course (tongue) ... the further west, the sooner the time!

But 11:30 ET (Eastern)

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

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Thanks, I'm all tucked in bed by that time. lol

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

After Sadler, Carvey, Myers, and many more left, I stopped watching it.

And they must be desperate when they have Baldwin in the show and he's terrible at imitating Trump, Carvey does a better voice.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

Last time I watched SNL, the players were John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Larraine Newman, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtain, Bill Murray, and Garret Morris...can't remember any more. THEY were funny. Anyone after that just never measured up.

I saw some clips of Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat.

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Him Him

It's not exactly overhyped, it's just that the original cast members were the best in the business, and the present cast members are not that good.

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that_guy that_guy

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Just to be clear, I meant in recent years...

It's got a great brand name, but the recent/current business doesn't live up to the brand name IMO.

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Zolfie Zolfie OP

Lost my interest years ago.

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