Sunday, December 20, 2015

Another Saturday night, another SNL game show parody

Saturday Night Live gets a great press despite being funny as a crutch, and a broken crutch at that.

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.

5 comments:

  1. Saturday night live should be off the air, just like Mad TV.

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    1. Madtv was funny though, until it was cancelled, IMO. SNL was also funny, until about the 90s or 2000s.

      I did record last night's episode of SNL though.

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    2. SNL stopped becoming funny after Ferrell left IMO.

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  2. SNL had a 13 share, meaning of those watching TV at the time of the broadcast, 87% were looking at something else. Many residents of the USA were sleeping at the time.

    Even Big Bang Theory only got a 16 share this past week.

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    1. Sure, in the shriveled broadcast world a 5.1 household rating ain't terrible. But it was the second best number for SNL this season. The previous week (December 12) SNL got a 3.8 household rating. It's just not a show that a lot of people watch any more.

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