Is there anyone else here who feels that "Saturday Night Live" has really gone down the tubes? Aside from the original cast (Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Radner,
Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, etc.) in my personal opinion, the subsequent
seasons and casts reveal to me a show where the skits are simply not funny,
they run on much too long, and the actors seem devoid of any real talent or charisma. This may seem harsh, but after watching numerous shows off and on, I have to admit I and my friends have never laughed once at the writing and performances. For example, we happened to catch the show a couple of weeks ago, where Kirstin Dunst (Kirstin Dunce) was the guest host. It was absolutely embarrassing to watch her make an ansolute ass out of herself.
I've seen better comedy performances in a high school/college play.
Perhaps NBC should really take a long hard look at producer Lorne Michaels, and come to their senses and give this dying show a major overhaul. Is there not ever an instance during rehearsals for this show, where cast, writers, and the producers KNOW the material is not working? That it's just not funny in the least? You'd never know from tuning in.
I really like the whole concept of "Saturday Night Live", but this show is in dire need of new producers and exceptional writing and talent to really bring it off.
Anyway, just my thoughts.