Live From New York!

When you retire you have plenty of time to wax nostalgic….and the weekends are the perfect time for me to do so…..

I remember those iconic words to the intro of a new comedy show on NBC….starring Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Dan Ackroyd, Bill Murray and John Belushi, Gilda Radner, and Garret Morris ( I am sure I forgot someone)(plus my spelling could be off as well)…..

I was a bar manager in those days and it became a ritual of watching SNL…the jukebox was off, the band had to take a break, etc. and the bar would settle in for some great humor.

I admit that once the original cast departed I lost interest….don’t get me wrong the replacements were humorous and good for the parts but they were not the originals…..and IMO not as funny.  Yes Will Ferrel is funny…..and Eddie Murphy….and….they all are funny just not as funny as the originals.

Recently Chevy Chase has made the news around SNL…..

“The worst [expletive deleted] humor in the world.” That’s what Chevy Chase has to say about today’s Saturday Night Live, FOX reports. Chase, an original SNL cast member, made the comment during a lengthy interview with the Washington Post, during which he also took shots at a couple former cast members. Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush? “Just not funny.” Tina Fey? He liked her, but “didn’t see what all the folderol was about.” As for SNL co-creator Lorne Michaels: “I’m amazed that Lorne has gone so low. And the audience of millions? “A whole generation of s—heads.” So when, in Chases’ estimation, was Saturday Night Live worth watching? The first couple of seasons, he says, adding “Why am I saying that? Because I was in it? I guess.”


You should see the looks I get these days when I tell people I do not think SNL is as funny as it should be…..most look like I just insulted Jesus or someone of equal importance.

I know what am I thinking?  Well to be honest I do not think Seinfeld is all that funny either……so if you like chalk it up to me being an old fart.

Glad to see I  am NOT alone.

Time for that relaxation I look for on weekends……(the “honey dos” are getting a bit much, LOL)

20 thoughts on “Live From New York!

  1. Everything you have said here regarding SNL.. I fully agree with! I’m of the exact same opinion. What I find amazing is that given how un-funny SNL has gotten.. apparently Millennials, or some other obscure demographics, has been keeping this show on for decades.

  2. We did have a few episodes shown here, along with Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In. Sometimes, the humour didn’t travel that well, and many of the character references were lost on us too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. I’m reminded of the response of actor Bob Crane when his agent was trying to sell him on the idea of accepting a roll in a comedy sit-com starring as a senior Air Force officer in a German POW camp, “You mean there were funny Nazis?”

  3. Completely agree. Chevy Chase is a d******d but, he is right. I didn’t get Seinfeld either…on stage or in that stupid show.

    These days, I would rather see Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, ‘Fluffy’, Jeff Dunham or Tommy Tiernan.

    The last Brit humor I liked was ‘Coupling’.

      1. chuq…. You know me, the dubious one…. I was going to mention Jane C as the one you missed, so, when I saw “she” herself had chimed in, i had to click on the Gravatar, to see if it was really her (I always thought she was the funniest of the initial crew, along with Gilda Radner…) i was rewarded with a page stating it was a “False” profile, so, I’m unsure if it actually was her, or not…. SIGH…. now I’ll have to Google her….

        You’re right about Seinfeld… I found none of it funny, & never actually saw an entire episode because it got boring after two minutes of listening to all of them whine….

        I am quite sure the lack of humor, or any understanding of irony, is merely a reflection of the declining intelligence level of the entire species… Watching TV in the first place will deaden one’s ability to think independently, and works actively to lessen one’s ability to think critically… but, then, it DOES make people dumber, more malleable, and fully distracted, which is just how those who wish power over others like it….

        gigoid, the dubious

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