History Series / SaturdayNightLive

18th Aug '17 7:13:53 AM AaronHong
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** Michael Patrick O'Brien was a cast member during the 39th season (along with then-newcomers Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Brooks Wheelan, John Milhiser, and Noel Wells, with Sasheer Zamata and Colin Jost added later). When Lorne Michaels made extensive changes to this overloaded cast, Milhiser, Wells, and Wheelan were fired, Bennett, Mooney, Zamata, and Jost were kept on as cast members, and Michael Patrick O'Brien went back to work as a writer (with occasional appearances in his short films and in sketches that have large crowds and audiences).

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** Michael Patrick O'Brien was a cast member during the 39th season (along with then-newcomers Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Brooks Wheelan, John Milhiser, and Noel Wells, with Sasheer Zamata and Colin Jost added later). When Lorne Michaels made extensive changes to this overloaded cast, Milhiser, Wells, and Wheelan were fired, Bennett, Mooney, Zamata, and Jost were kept on as cast members, and Michael Patrick Mike O'Brien (as he's credited) went back to work as a writer (with occasional appearances in his short films and in sketches that have large crowds and audiences).
18th Aug '17 1:53:43 AM AaronHong
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** A subtle case in the Weekend Update Summer Edition of 2017:
-->'''Michael''':The opioid crisis began when doctors were allowed to prescribe more than they were required to. I had trouble sleeping once - the doctor gave me a bottle of 100 Vicodins even though I only required 3. It was because of this that I became addicted to ''selling Vicodin.''"
17th Aug '17 9:48:06 PM AaronHong
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** A lesser-seen RunningGag in Weekend Update involves deliberately subverting this with a scroll that's deliberately done a little too fast just to show how short the list really is. For example, episode 2 of the 2017 Summer Edition lists everything the Economic Advisory Council accomplished before it collapsed: Had One Meeting, Got the Wifi Password, Ordered Thai food, Everyone Quit.



* LoungeLizard: Bill Murray's Nick the Lounge Singer is the TropeCodifier for the stereotypical lounge singer.


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* LoungeLizard: Bill Murray's Nick the Lounge Singer is the TropeCodifier for the stereotypical lounge singer.
15th Aug '17 9:23:47 PM AaronHong
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* BaitAndSwitch: One ''Weekend Update'' pays tribute to Creator/BarbaraWalters as she retires from daytime tv by showing her iconic moments from tv, which are all really from past SNL sketches where Barbara was played by Gilda Radner, Rachel Dratch, Nasim Pedrad etc. Then Cecily announces Barbara Walters as a ''Weekend Update'' guest for that week... ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8chSHH96SY and it's the real Barbara Walters!]]''

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* BaitAndSwitch: BaitAndSwitch:
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One ''Weekend Update'' pays tribute to Creator/BarbaraWalters as she retires from daytime tv by showing her iconic moments from tv, which are all really from past SNL sketches where Barbara was played by Gilda Radner, Rachel Dratch, Nasim Pedrad etc. Then Cecily announces Barbara Walters as a ''Weekend Update'' guest for that week... ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8chSHH96SY and it's the real Barbara Walters!]]''Walters!]]''
** One sketch is about an elderly black inmate played by Kenan at his parole hearing - you half expect him to be wrongfully incarcerated for all of the 40 years he's been in there, but it turns out the hearing is to move him to death row ''[[ImAHumanitarian for killing and eating another inmate.]]''
11th Aug '17 12:40:02 PM AaronHong
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** Kenan as Dominican baseballer Dan Ortiz, spokesman for ConspicuousConsumption and countless endorsements, who's always going into one long list after another. Made even more ridiculous by [[AsLongAsItSOundsForeign doing it in presumably his mother tongue.]]

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** Kenan as Dominican baseballer Dan David "Big Popi" Ortiz, spokesman for ConspicuousConsumption and countless endorsements, who's always going into one long list after another. Made even more ridiculous by [[AsLongAsItSOundsForeign [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign doing it in presumably his mother tongue.]]]]
** Also from Weekend Update:
-->'''Michael:''' This week Sony Pictures announced it would not release the movie ''Film/TheInterview'', drawing criticism for giving in to terrorist threat. Because studios are only supposed to give in to the threats of actors. And directors, and producers. And agents, and focus groups, and bloggers, theater chains, [[NotSoDifferent conservative groups, liberal groups]] and anyone with a damn Twitter account.
10th Aug '17 3:35:43 PM Tabs
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* SerialEscalation: The Sean Spicer segments from season 42 has Melissa [=McCarthy=] (as Spicer) doing crazier things every skit. In her first Spicer appearance, she picks up the press secretary podium and swings it at the reporters; in the following episode's cold open, she drives the podium into the reporter pool; and in Spicey's final appearance, she drives through the streets of New York on the podium
4th Aug '17 9:31:11 PM AaronHong
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* HippieTeacher: Vanessa Bayer during the Cmareon Diaz episode, throwing in several {{Verbal Tic}}s like it's a field test for Dawn Lazarus.
4th Aug '17 8:30:48 PM AaronHong
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* {{Hypocrite}}: In the "High School Theatre" sketch, one of the scenes the students perform involves a girl delivering a eulogy to her dead mother, delivering an {{Anvilicious}} message about how you should cherish your parents before its too late. This is not appreciated by her ''actual'' mother, very much alive and in the audience, who disgruntledly points out that despite the pious and self-righteous tone of the eulogy her daughter is actually a "total bitch" to her on a daily basis.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: In one of the "High "Woodbridge High School Experimental Theatre" sketch, sketches, one of the scenes the students perform involves a girl delivering a eulogy to her dead mother, delivering an {{Anvilicious}} message about how you should cherish your parents before its too late. This is not appreciated by her ''actual'' mother, very much alive and in the audience, who disgruntledly points out that despite the pious and self-righteous tone of the eulogy her daughter is actually a "total bitch" to her on a daily basis.



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Woodbridge High School Experimental Theater, but less incomprehensible and more [[StylisticSuck not really that good.]]



* UnfortunateImplications: {{Invoked}} in the "High School Theatre" sketch. At one point, the SoapboxSadie performers all in unison repeatedly chant "Who runs the world? ''Whites''." While this is presumably supposed to be a searing indictment of white privilege, one of the parents points out that, since all the performers happen to be white, this has the unintended effect of making it seem like they're just bragging.

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* UnfortunateImplications: {{Invoked}} in the "High one "Woodbridge High School Theatre" Experimental Theater" sketch. At one point, the SoapboxSadie performers all in unison repeatedly chant "Who runs the world? ''Whites''." While this is presumably supposed to be a searing indictment of white privilege, one of the parents points out that, since all the performers happen to be white, this has the unintended effect of making it seem like they're just bragging.
4th Aug '17 8:13:59 PM AaronHong
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: The Music/ArianaGrande episode of 2016 starts out with Cecily unwittingly revealing that she snuck into Ariana's dressing room to sniff all her clothes.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: EvenTheGirlsWantHer:
** The Creator/CameronDiaz opening monologue has several SNL actors ''of both genders'' as obvious plants in the audience just to gush over her. Special mention must be made of Beck Bennet and Aidy Bryant as [[RefugeInAudacity a man who's already gotten his wife's approval to hit on Cameron - and not necessarily for a threesome.]]
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The Music/ArianaGrande episode of 2016 starts out with Cecily unwittingly revealing that she snuck into Ariana's dressing room to sniff all her clothes.
22nd Jul '17 12:12:01 PM AaronHong
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** In a Season 4 sketch, Creator/DanAykroyd plays famous TV chef Creator/JuliaChild -- who accidentally cuts "the dickens out of my finger!" and proceeds to bleed to death.



** In a Season 4 sketch, Creator/DanAykroyd plays famous TV chef Creator/JuliaChild -- who accidentally cuts "the dickens out of my finger!" and proceeds to bleed to death.

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** In From the season 41 finale, a Season 4 sketch, Creator/DanAykroyd plays famous TV chef Creator/JuliaChild -- parody of ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' where [[spoiler:the part where everyone stands on their tables has one guy who accidentally cuts "the dickens out of my finger!" and proceeds to bleed to death.stands up under the ceiling fan...]]
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