Jimaroe wrote:thought it was pretty good considering today's SNL ( no offense if you're a fan of the current show)
Not enjoying the current SNL is, of course, your inalienable right, but to dismiss it entirely because of the absence of your favorite cast members would be a mistake, akin to dismissing Furthur or the Allman Brothers for the same reason.
Another mistake would have been for the show not to have carried on through the low points. Today the show is incredibly popular, thanks to youtube, and it is funny. Not everything is funny, but have you ever seen the first episode? It was like The Paul Simon Show. He's great, but not exactly hilarious.
Hi burns: the gist of my post was, that I was pleasantly surprised with Saturday Night's show. I too, thought Mick Jagger was funny and I, for the majority, enjoyed the skits. I am not a television critic, merely made reference to a time when I enjoyed the cast, and genuinely looked forward to an episode. I guess you could say that is my inalienable right but that too me is a bit dramatic as in, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of enjoying the current SNL?
I have never seen the Paul Simon first episode, but If I had nothing better to do, I could probably find it, watch it and then post a rebuttal to your single statement that he (Paul Simon) is incredibly funny and then inquire as to whether you've ever seen him in his music video with Chevy Chase.
My only bone of contention with your post was the comparison of two entirely separate casts and that of Furthur and the Grateful Dead as well as the Allman brothers. You seem to imply that not enjoying SNLs current cast for the sole reason that it does not include my favorite era of comedians is akin to not liking Furthur because Jerry,Billy Mickey and Brent aren't in it. I presume your Allman reference was because Duane was no longer in the band. And this, if it is your point is WAY off base. Truth be told, I've now seen Furthur almost as many times as I had the opportunity to see the Grateful Dead and I can tell you Burns, for me, I enjoy and look forward to the Furthur shows as much as I did, seeing the Grateful Dead.