Sunday, December 20, 2015
Another Saturday night, another SNL game show parody
Okay, I'm a grumpy old man, but it's hard to understand why the Interwebs still swoon over this show. Not that many people watch it any more. The critics gushed that SNL got its second best rating of the season last night, a 5.1 household number. Which means 95% of the households in the country found something better to do than watch the braindead comedy. Wheel of Fortune gets a lot more households every night of the week.
The critics also got all googly over a game show parody called Meet Your Second Wife. This skit might have thrilled the pedophile bunch, but otherwise it was a grim pounding into the ground of one asinine idea. The faux game show brought out little girls and told three husbands that these kids would eventually turn into their second wives.
I laughed so hard it hurt my rib cage (not). Yeah, I know the premise was supposed to be edgy and uncomfortable and all that, but it was really just dumb to begin with and got progressively dumber as they rehashed the lame idea. A lot of critics insisted this parody was the highlight of the episode. Which tells you all you need to know about the rest of the episode.
Once upon a time SNL's game show parodies might have been funny. Once upon a time the show in general might have been funny. The time has passed.