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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Now that's funny...

When I was younger, I used to watch Saturday Night Live. Of course, that was back in the days of John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner and many others. Heck I even watched it during the tenure of Dana Carvey - who can forget the classic Church Lady line, "Could it be...SATAN?"

I also enjoyed Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood as Eddie Murphy took an icon and turned him into a deadbeat tenant.

Saturday Night Live has made fun of just about everything, from Chevy Chase mugging on Gerald Ford to Dan Akroyd tearing down Jane Curtin during the news, to Phil Hartman's "The Real Reagan" skit.

What I'm trying to say is that nothing was sacred when it came to SNL writing and performing parodies and skits. But now, even Hollywood is making noises about SNL going too far. What heinous tear-down could have elicited such a reaction?

First of all, let me apologize for the poor quality of this video - and for the film crew cackling in the background - even they thought a skit about Tiger getting his comeuppance at the hands of his wife was funny.

As the article notes, what seems to have flipped everyone out is that Rihanna was the musical guest on the SNL this week. You may remember that Rihanna suffered a domestic violence issue with her then-boyfriend Chris Brown. I'm conflicted here. As I've gotten older, I've thought that a lot of what SNL does is distasteful and offensive. So what's the difference now?

I think this is sadly ironic...What do you think?



  1. I see the irony. I quit watching SNL several years ago because there was just too much that I consider trash, not so much because they poke fun at everyone. 'Back in the day' there were a lot of politicians and celebrities who would come on the show and poke fun at themselves even. Kind of like Laugh In in an earlier time. But SNL pushed the envelope on taste until they ripped the envelope to shreds, However, sometimes they still get a good one in. I feel saddened and disappointed with the Tiger Woods drama. However, I still must admit the skit is funny. And maybe pretty close to home. It is ironic that Rihanna woukd be on this same show, but of course she was scheduled long before the Tiger incident became an easy mark. Hmm...

  2. Hi Cathi, thanks for dropping by! I know I will never be a world-famous blogger, but it's nice to know my pals read and comment once and awhile on my musings.

    Tiger is taking the right path, I think - getting away from it all and focusing on his family. I wish him, and all involved, the best.

    As for all the 'victims' coming out of the woodwork, where were they before?


    Merry Christmas :-)



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