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“Saturday Night Live” moments

By Tony Hicks
Saturday, November 15th, 2008 at 9:56 am in Uncategorized.

So I’m watching the E network’s “101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments” this morning — or at least I’m trying to. I finally had to give up, because it’s so annoying.

Why, when they announce number-whatever, can’t we just see the damned clip?

If they spend a minute on each “moment,” they devote at least 45 seconds to the stupid comments of second-rate comedians I’ve never heard of (not including the former “SNL” cast member).

These people say things like “Hey, that was really funny,” or “That person was really a comic genius.” Great — but, really, can’t we figure these things out for ourselves? Can’t we be trusted? When did the laughter die? SHOW US WHY IT WAS SO DAMNED FUNNY AND GET TO THE CLIP.

It’s like concert films that show too much of the audience, as if they have to prove that people like them. I remember when the Jackson 5 reunited on that show a few years ago … like the rest of America, I wanted to see how horribly Michael Jackson had defaced himself via surgical addiction and how those thousands of bags of Doritos have finally gone to Randy’s thighs, not the Trekkie-type Jackson devotion in the crowd. If anyone wanted to see Elizabeth Taylor in the 21st century, they wouldn’t have made it against the law for her to work back in the 90s.

The worst example of this EVER was a Paul McCartney concert film, released a few years ago. Corey Feldman was in the crowd and, I’m not kidding, they showed more of Corey Feldman doing the white-man’s overbite than the legendary former Beatle/world’s richest mortal on stage. It was the most camera time Feldman’s had since “Goonies.”

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