Saturday, June 4, 2022

Flashback: When SNL Was Good

 Live (sort of), it's Saturday Night....

 Rickles ad-libbed his way through this show.  Lorne has a very strict rule against improvising BUT he was not in charge of SNL at the time so Rickles could do what he wanted, as he would have done anyway.  How strict is Lorne? Cast members have been fired and guests have not returned after violating the rule.  He takes it seriously. 



Anonymous said...

Which is why he is still in charge and the show is still on the air. We will miss Kate and Aidy though, and he probably saved Pete's life.

Kingfish said...

A couple of people improvised and it didn't go well to say the least. Worst than bombed, actually. Of course, Rickles would probably improvise with Lorne in charge although Lorne would know that and probably not invite him.

Chapelle and Eddie Murphy could probably get away with it today but that's it.

Anonymous said...

Rickles was the master of insult comedy... he would insult everyone and everyone loved it. Of course this was when people actually had senses of humor...

Anonymous said...

God, how I miss the 90's when it comes to SNL.

Anonymous said...

Wait...SNL was ever good?

Anonymous said...

Heck with SNL; I miss Laugh-In.

Anonymous said...

Rickles is funny. But the most underrated comedian ever was Foster Brooks.

Anonymous said...

12:35 AM. no it wasn't ever any good. But compared to today it was at least bearable if you don't get many channels on your tv.

Anonymous said...

God, the “SNL used to be good” takes are so boring. Watch a whole episode in what you believe were the golden years. When you consolidate a whole year into 3-5 “classic” sketches it makes it seem like the show was constant highlights.

Anonymous said...

God, the “SNL used to be good” takes are so boring.

But not nearly as boring and old as your habitual whining.

Anonymous said...

C'mon SNL was damn good in it's early years and in a few scattered instances thereafter. Keep in mind it's attempting weekly LIVE T.V. comedy in front of a LIVE audience. That's a recipe for disaster unless you are damn good. Admittedly the challenge has overwhelmed them lately but they once had some great moments.

Anonymous said...

I loved SNL then, and I love SNL now. Different time, different people, still funny.

Anonymous said...

SNL was cutting edge stuff in the early seasons, and they pushed the envelope. There was political satire too, but equally distributed -- not one-sided like today's late night drivel. And, SNL has discovered a lot of talented actors/comedians/writers over the years, that have gone on to greater things (Tina Faye, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler, Tim Meadows,...)

Anonymous said...

Mr. Warmth

Anonymous said...

I remember when Whitest Kids You Know was good
I remember when MadTVwas good
I remember when Chapelle’s Show was good
I remember when In Living Color was good
I remember when Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace was good

I don’t remember any point in my 40 years of existence and that SNL was ever good. I must’ve missed it.

Anonymous said...

"I must’ve missed it."

That, you did. Check out On Demand.

Anonymous said...

MDE was a neo-nazi abomination created by the alt-right troll Sam Hyde, who also trolled TED Talks. If you think that show was good then you are probably a nazi. The show was removed from Adult Swim’s website because the network couldn’t afford to keep digitally editing all of the hidden hate symbols that viewers kept finding. So they just removed it all together. You can only find the show on since it has been scrubbed from the internet.

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