Saturday Night Live (SNL) 2017-2018 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Turnaround, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    I'm not a hip hop hater but I'm largely ambivalent towards Cardi B.

  2. Mistermono

    Mistermono Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    I thought they didn't give her a very good mix.
  3. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Jack White is this week's musical guest.
  4. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    I didn't realize that Bill Hader and his wife Maggie had just finalized their divorced a few weeks before he hosted the show. I'm not sure I would have been up for such a task had I been in the same situation.
  5. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

    Tonight’s host, John Mulaney, wrote Stefan with Bill Hader. He talks about it here.

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  6. Now is it just me, or is this a massive save over last week (so far)? :laugh:
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  7. Funny episode.
    Didn't think I'd like John Mulaney, but I did.
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  9. Gavinyl

    Gavinyl In And Around The Lake Resident

    What he said, but my problem would be I just can't stay up that late...
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  10. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member

    “Ladies and gentlemen, John Mulvaney!”

    They fixed that goof for the west coast rebroadcast. Sometimes I worry about Darrell.
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  11. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well, I'm a lonesome schoolboy...

    Vallejo, CA
    I thought I had misremembered his name, or something.
    Weird thing is, I thought Darrell prerecorded his openings. Maybe not anymore.
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  12. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    The Mulaney monologue was funny, the rest of the show, not really.
  13. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Senior Member

    Los Angeles
  14. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    The next episode will be a dual one. Actor Donald Glover will be host and Childish Gambino (also him) will be the musical guest.
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  15. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    I laughed more than once.
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  16. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    I laughed more than once during the monologue.
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  17. Hymie the Robot

    Hymie the Robot Forum Resident

    Much better than the last couple/few which I wasn't expecting. Enjoyed the music too which is rare...
  18. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    The two highlights - the lobster sketch and the Switcheroo sketch- were both co-written by Mulaney nearly a decade ago. I was wondering how the show could go from dire to deleriously funny in a week. Strap yourselves in for next week...
    Not much doubt that Jack White was doin' it live. God bless 'im ! :uhhuh:

  19. matthew2600

    matthew2600 Forum Resident

    Lawrence KS
    I thought it was the best episode in a long time. Having a host who is actually funny and can do a monologue helps and he must have helped writing a lot of those sketches.
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  20. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    It was even more than that. They had a host who is funny, a skilled stand-up, an experienced SNL sketch writer, *and* had a bank of untapped material that was accessed for at least two sketches. When you are trying to crash almost 60 minutes of material together in a week, those are all tremendous assets.
  21. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    I'm not a Leslie Jones or Pete Davidson fan. Overall, I'm not into around half of the shows' cast.
  22. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Lorne must have it in for sketches featuring lobsters. Atomic Lobsters was another elaborate sketch that took a long time to get to the air.
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  23. albert_m

    albert_m Forum Resident

    Atl., Ga, USA
    He was a good guest host. I enjoyed Deniro and the Meet the Parents as a topical parody.
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  24. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    I've said this before, possibly in this thread, but you can measure your cultural age with SNL.

    30 and above: You don't know and don't like the musical guest

    40 and above: You don't know and don't like the host.

    50 and above: You don't know what's being made fun of. Often rationalized with "It's no longer funny."

    60 and above: On too late, I'm going to bed.

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