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.

    D.D.
     
  2. Mistermono

    Mistermono Forum Resident

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

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    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

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    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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  8. MONEY CANNOT MAKE ME FORGET GOD'S LAW
     
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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...

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    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

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  14. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    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

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    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

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    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:

    D.D.
     
  19. matthew2600

    matthew2600 Forum Resident

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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