History YMMV / SaturdayNightLive

27th Nov '16 3:54:18 PM kquinn0830
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*** Others felt that the show giving the election of Trump the same treatment as 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2015 terror attacks in Paris (the only other three events that warranted a non-comedic cold open) was an overreaction, ignored the half of the American population that support Trump, tastelessly used Cohen's death to address a political message, and showed blatant political bias from a show that prides itself on being politically neutral.

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*** Others felt that the show giving the election of Trump the same treatment as 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2015 terror attacks in Paris (the only other three events that warranted a non-comedic cold open) was an overreaction, ignored (and was insulting to) the half of the American population that support supports Trump, tastelessly used Cohen's death to address a political message, and showed blatant political bias from a show that prides itself on being politically neutral.
26th Nov '16 8:34:53 PM DrOO7
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* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Pretty much every skit that had Hillary Clinton crowing about her presumed soon-to-be victory over Donald Trump, given the results of Election Day 2016, is the former if you're a Clinton supporter or the latter if you rooted for Trump.

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* HarsherInHindsight[=/=]HilariousInHindsight: Pretty much every skit that had Hillary pre-Election Day skit, most of which pointed at a Hilary Clinton crowing about her presumed soon-to-be victory over Donald Trump, victory, given the results of Election Day 2016, is the former if you're a Clinton supporter or the latter if you rooted for Trump.
26th Nov '16 6:55:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: At this point, is Darrell Hammond's Creator/SeanConnery on Celebrity {{Series/Jeopardy}} for any reason ''other'' than [[RefugeInAudacity repeatedly and proudly]] making YourMom jokes to Creator/WillFerrell's Alex Trebek?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: At this point, is Darrell Hammond's Creator/SeanConnery on Celebrity {{Series/Jeopardy}} for any reason ''other'' than [[RefugeInAudacity repeatedly and proudly]] making YourMom jokes to Creator/WillFerrell's Alex Trebek?
25th Nov '16 9:05:51 PM LaptopGuy
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** The cold open for the first episode after the 2016 election which featured Kate [=McKinnon=] -- as Hillary Clinton -- sitting at a piano and performing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", who died earlier that week. Many felt it was touching and heartwarming reflection of what Clinton's supporters were feeling in wake of Donald Trump's victory. Others felt that the show giving Trump's victory the same treatment as 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2015 terror attacks in Paris (the only other three events that warranted a non-comedic cold open) was an overreaction and blatant political bias from a show that prides itself on being politically neutral.

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** The cold open for the first episode after Donald Trump won the 2016 election election, which featured Kate [=McKinnon=] -- as Hillary Clinton -- sitting at a piano and performing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", who "Hallelujah" (Cohen died earlier that week. week), received a very polarized response:
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Many felt it was a touching and heartwarming reflection of what Clinton's supporters the fears many Americans were feeling in wake of Donald Trump's victory. his victory -- those of social regression, persecution, deportation, rape culture, and the tolerance or even encouragement of discrimination and hate crime, amongst others -- and the hope that the Trump administration would not steer America in that direction.
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Others felt that the show giving Trump's victory the election of Trump the same treatment as 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2015 terror attacks in Paris (the only other three events that warranted a non-comedic cold open) was an overreaction overreaction, ignored the half of the American population that support Trump, tastelessly used Cohen's death to address a political message, and showed blatant political bias from a show that prides itself on being politically neutral. neutral.
24th Nov '16 9:07:11 AM darkpowrjd
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** The AndrewDiceClay episode, which got a ton of controversy from them even picking Dice Clay to host it (hell, it even was one of the deciding factors for Nora Dunn to not seek contract renewal, as she was the most disgusted by the personality Clay is known to have). It was a polarizing choice for both the cast and fans for the penultimate episode of the 15th season.
*** Ironic because a good bit of fans seemed to have mixed feelings about Dunn, and there have been stories about how she was viewed by the cast (not to mention that she is somewhat still vocal about her time on SNL to this day, and some bad feelings still linger).
*** Also HilariousInHindsight is that this was also an episode in which Music/SineadOConnor was scheduled to perform, and she pulled out of the episode due to the choice of host, given that she herself would spark controversy on the show later on. She performed on the next season's premiere (which is, by the way, NOT the infamous performance stated above).
24th Nov '16 8:52:20 AM darkpowrjd
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** Though the replacement, Michael Che, might've not been too bad for Jost, since the back and forth banter between the two during the skit has some people now saying that Jost could have been SavedFromTheScrappyHeap. Since the banter seems to be ad libbed, as well, some have also said that the two could be better without a script (something Lorne is known for not being a complete fan of letting people do), and that he could work better as an improv comic who might be held down by a script.

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** Though the replacement, Michael Che, might've not been too bad for Jost, since the back and forth banter between the two during the skit has some people now saying that Jost could have been SavedFromTheScrappyHeap.RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap. Since the banter seems to be ad libbed, as well, some have also said that the two could be better without a script (something Lorne is known for not being a complete fan of letting people do), and that he could work better as an improv comic who might be held down by a script.
24th Nov '16 8:50:08 AM darkpowrjd
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** Though the replacement, Michael Che, might've not been too bad for Jost, since the back and forth banter between the two during the skit has some people now saying that Jost could have been SavedFromTheScrappyHeap. Since the banter seems to be ad libbed, as well, some have also said that the two could be better without a script (something Lorne is known for not being a complete fan of letting people do), and that he could work better as an improv comic who might be held down by a script.
21st Nov '16 4:54:39 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** There is a common misconception that Creator/SteveMartin (one of ''SNL''[='s=] most frequent hosts) was a cast member. He was on LorneMichaels' failed ABC sketch show ''The New Show'', but he was never an ''SNL'' cast member.
** TinaFey's monologue begins with her saying she is excited to do all of her characters, but she she then says didn't have any. She actually had three original characters and some celebrity impressions she did twice
* CreatorsPet: Not so much in the past, but these days, Lorne most definitely has his favorites. Some of these favorites include Creator/JimmyFallon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/AmyPoehler, Fred Armisen, Creator/WillForte, Creator/KristenWiig, Taran Killam and Kate [=McKinnon=]. There were surely some from the past, but it seems even more blatant now.
** For Dick Ebersol, Creator/EddieMurphy was his pet UpToEleven, and he wasn't shy about letting you know that. SNL was basically the Eddie Murphy Show from Season 7 to 9 (until Murphy left). After that it became the Billy Crystal / ChristopherGuest / Martin Short show. Ebersole definitely thought in terms of "This person/people are the lead(s), and everyone else is backup."



* FollowTheLeader: Creator/NormMacDonald has admitted that "Celebrity Jeopardy" was inspired by the recurring "Half Wits" sketch on ''{{Series/SCTV}}'', but says that he got Creator/EugeneLevy's blessing before debuting it.

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** Cecily Strong speaks French, which she used following the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, delivering a tribute message in French as well as English.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer:
** There is a common misconception that Creator/SteveMartin (one of ''SNL''[='s=] most frequent hosts) was a cast member. He was on LorneMichaels' failed ABC sketch show ''The New Show'', but he was never an ''SNL'' cast member.
** TinaFey's monologue begins with her saying she is excited to do all of her characters, but she she then says didn't have any. She actually had three original characters and some celebrity impressions she did twice
** During the ''40th Anniversary Special'', Martin Short mentioned that he only hosted ''SNL'' once. He actually hosted at least three times at that point.
* CreatorsPet: Not so much in the past, but these days, Lorne most definitely has his favorites. Some of these favorites include Creator/JimmyFallon, Creator/TinaFey, Creator/AmyPoehler, Fred Armisen, Creator/WillForte, Creator/KristenWiig, Taran Killam and Kate [=McKinnon=]. There were surely some from the past, but it seems even more blatant now.
** For Dick Ebersol, Creator/EddieMurphy was his pet UpToEleven, and he wasn't shy about letting you know that. SNL was basically the Eddie Murphy Show from Season 7 to 9 (until Murphy left). After that it became the Billy Crystal / ChristopherGuest / Martin Short show. Ebersole definitely thought in terms of "This person/people are the lead(s), and everyone else is backup."
* FollowTheLeader: Creator/NormMacDonald has admitted that "Celebrity Jeopardy" was inspired by the recurring "Half Wits" sketch on ''{{Series/SCTV}}'', but says that he got Creator/EugeneLevy's Martin Short's blessing before debuting it.
15th Nov '16 10:47:52 AM kquinn0830
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** The cold open for the first episode after the 2016 election which featured Kate [=McKinnon=] -- as Hillary Clinton -- sitting at a piano and performing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", who died earlier that week. Many felt it was touching and heartwarming reflection of what Clinton's supporters were feeling in wake of Donald Trump's victory. Others felt that the show giving Trump's victory the same treatment as 9/11, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2015 terror attacks in Paris (the only other three events that warranted a non-comedic cold open) was an overreaction and blatant political bias from a show that prides itself on being politically neutral.
14th Nov '16 5:41:26 PM RoseAndHeather
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** If you were a Clinton supporter, the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-_ZDrypec cold open]] in the wake of Donald Trump winning the Presidential election. Kate [=McKinnon=] -- as Hillary Clinton -- sits at a piano and performs Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", who died earlier that week. (although conservatives felt the tribute was insensitive to Trump supporters; see InternetBackdraft above)

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** If you were a Clinton supporter, the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG-_ZDrypec cold open]] in the wake of Donald Trump winning the Presidential election. Kate [=McKinnon=] -- as Hillary Clinton -- sits at a piano and performs Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", who died earlier that week. (although conservatives felt the tribute was insensitive to Trump supporters; see InternetBackdraft above)
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