History YMMV / SaturdayNightLive

6th Sep '16 6:55:48 PM Monolaf317
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* TheWoobie: Willie, Kenan Thompson's recurring character on Weekend Update. His whole shtick is recounting horrific memories of his life to Michael Che, his neighbor. And yet, he never once complains about them and is always so undyingly optimistic that you just want to give the guy a hug. Also counts as an IronWoobie.

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* TheWoobie: Willie, Kenan Thompson's recurring character on Weekend Update. His whole shtick is recounting horrific memories of his life to Michael Che, his neighbor. And yet, he never once complains about them and is always so undyingly optimistic that you just want to give the guy a hug. Also counts as an IronWoobie.IronWoobie.
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31st Aug '16 8:01:33 AM editproboss
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* NostalgiaFilter: As noted on the main page, those who grew up with the show are among the most vocal critics of its current shape. Also, because 60-minute cable reruns and video compilations have trimmed a lot of the weaker material from the older shows, it's easy to forget that even during its good seasons ''SNL'' had bad moments (from lousy hosts and musical guests to recurring characters and sketches that suffer from being underdeveloped and/or annoying though this can apply to the stuff that people actually remember or have currently seen). The DVD box sets of uncut and complete seasons of the show, in the original order and from the beginning, may be helping to undercut this; check out the reviews at [=DVDTalk.com=].

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* NostalgiaFilter: As noted on the main page, those who grew up with the show are among the most vocal critics of its current shape. Also, because 60-minute cable reruns and video compilations have trimmed a lot of the weaker material from the older shows, it's easy to forget that even during its good seasons ''SNL'' had bad moments (from lousy hosts and musical guests to recurring characters and sketches that suffer from being underdeveloped and/or annoying though this can apply to the stuff that people actually remember or have currently seen). The DVD box sets of uncut and complete seasons of the show, in the original order and from the beginning, may be helping to undercut this; check out the reviews at [=DVDTalk.com=].this.
29th Aug '16 8:14:21 PM Windrays
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* CreatorsPet: Not so much in the past, but these days, Lorne most definitely has his favorites. Some of these favorites include Creator/JimmyFallon, Creatpr/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.

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* CreatorsPet: Not so much in the past, but these days, Lorne most definitely has his favorites. Some of these favorites include Creator/JimmyFallon, Creatpr/TinaFey, 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.


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* TearJerker: [[http://classicajays.tumblr.com/post/7734859743/so-here-it-is-everyone-the-steve-martin-monologue Steve Martin remembering Gilda Radner the very day she died from ovarian cancer.]]
29th Aug '16 10:21:21 AM Peridonyx
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* DudeNotFunny: The recent "Racists for [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump]]" mock-ad practically oozed UnfortunateImplications for quite a few people -- especially given how many people actually have completely non-racial, StrawmanHasAPoint reasons for wanting to vote for him (e.g., disillusionment with the usual establishment, distrust of [[Creator/HillaryClinton his opponent]], etc.).

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* DudeNotFunny: The recent "Racists for [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump]]" mock-ad practically oozed UnfortunateImplications for quite a few people -- especially given how many people actually have completely non-racial, StrawmanHasAPoint reasons for wanting to vote for him (e.g., disillusionment with the usual establishment, distrust of distrusting [[Creator/HillaryClinton his opponent]], etc.).
29th Aug '16 10:18:25 AM Peridonyx
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* DudeNotFunny: The recent "Racists for [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump" mock-ad practically oozed UnfortunateImplications for quite a few people -- especially given how many people actually have completely non-racial, StrawmanHasAPoint reasons for wanting to vote for him (e.g., disillusionment with the usual establishment, distrust of [[Creator/HillaryClinton his opponent]], etc.).

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* DudeNotFunny: The recent "Racists for [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump" Trump]]" mock-ad practically oozed UnfortunateImplications for quite a few people -- especially given how many people actually have completely non-racial, StrawmanHasAPoint reasons for wanting to vote for him (e.g., disillusionment with the usual establishment, distrust of [[Creator/HillaryClinton his opponent]], etc.).
29th Aug '16 10:17:38 AM Peridonyx
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* DudeNotFunny: The recent "Racists for [[Creator/DonaldTrump Trump" mock-ad practically oozed UnfortunateImplications for quite a few people -- especially given how many people actually have completely non-racial, StrawmanHasAPoint reasons for wanting to vote for him (e.g., disillusionment with the usual establishment, distrust of [[Creator/HillaryClinton his opponent]], etc.).
21st Aug '16 12:55:58 PM nombretomado
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** Dick Ebersol's era. Some regard it as the high point of the show after the original cast; others think of it as a bastardized version of the original concept, designed to pimp EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo (and later, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, and ChristopherGuest) at the expense of everyone else. [[TakeAThirdOption And there are those who say that it may not be as great as]] LorneMichaels' [[TakeAThirdOption original cast, but it is worlds better than what Jean Doumanian turned out in her short stint as executive producer]].

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** Dick Ebersol's era. Some regard it as the high point of the show after the original cast; others think of it as a bastardized version of the original concept, designed to pimp EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo (and later, Martin Short, Billy Crystal, and ChristopherGuest) at the expense of everyone else. [[TakeAThirdOption And there are those who say that it may not be as great as]] LorneMichaels' [[TakeAThirdOption original cast, but it is worlds better than what Jean Doumanian turned out in her short stint as executive producer]].
1st Aug '16 9:51:33 AM dsneybuf
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* DudeNotFunny
** From the TinaFey and AmyPoehler show, Amy and Tina (playing herself) host a game show called "Meet Your Second Wife" where three men are introduced to the women who will become their second wives in the future. The first is currently just a 13 year old girl, whom Bobby Moynihan's character will leave his wife for when he becomes a successful novelist in seven years. The second is a ''five'' year old who Taran Killian will meet when she becomes an intern at his software company who was recommended by her college roommate, Killian's daughter. The last contestant played by Kenan Thompson (whose current wife Leslie Jones is sitting angrily in the audience) hopes his second wife isn't white but Cecily Strong walks out. At first he's relieved she isn't a child but Amy and Tina reveal that actually Cecily is '''three months pregnant with his future second wife''' and they show a sonogram of her!
** One of the more infamous situations involved when AndrewDiceClay was slated to host on Season 15 (same episode Sinéad O'Connor had appeared on, which gives you context as to how this entire episode was fueled by controversy...yeah, Dice Clay actually DID end up hosting this episode). One of the cast members, NoraDunn, was to have her contract be up after the season concluded. However, her objection to the BlackComedy Dice Clay usually does (as well as his well known reputation of being a PersonaNonGrata) became well publicized, and it eventually led to her not having her contract renewed, and she left the show after this season. There's some debate on why producers didn't choose to renew Dunn's contract (with JonLovitz once saying that she was a very hard person to work with), but this episode is cited as one of, if not THE, reason she left the show.[[note]]And she has yet to be mentioned as a former SNL cast member or even make an appearance on SNL, host, guest, or otherwise, since, showing how much the two parties broke ties.[[/note]]
1st May '16 6:42:39 AM darkpowrjd
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* DudeNotFunny: From the TinaFey and AmyPoehler show, Amy and Tina (playing herself) host a game show called "Meet Your Second Wife" where three men are introduced to the women who will become their second wives in the future. The first is currently just a 13 year old girl, whom Bobby Moynihan's character will leave his wife for when he becomes a successful novelist in seven years. The second is a ''five'' year old who Taran Killian will meet when she becomes an intern at his software company who was recommended by her college roommate, Killian's daughter. The last contestant played by Kenan Thompson (whose current wife Leslie Jones is sitting angrily in the audience) hopes his second wife isn't white but Cecily Strong walks out. At first he's relieved she isn't a child but Amy and Tina reveal that actually Cecily is '''three months pregnant with his future second wife''' and they show a sonogram of her!

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* DudeNotFunny: DudeNotFunny
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From the TinaFey and AmyPoehler show, Amy and Tina (playing herself) host a game show called "Meet Your Second Wife" where three men are introduced to the women who will become their second wives in the future. The first is currently just a 13 year old girl, whom Bobby Moynihan's character will leave his wife for when he becomes a successful novelist in seven years. The second is a ''five'' year old who Taran Killian will meet when she becomes an intern at his software company who was recommended by her college roommate, Killian's daughter. The last contestant played by Kenan Thompson (whose current wife Leslie Jones is sitting angrily in the audience) hopes his second wife isn't white but Cecily Strong walks out. At first he's relieved she isn't a child but Amy and Tina reveal that actually Cecily is '''three months pregnant with his future second wife''' and they show a sonogram of her!her!
** One of the more infamous situations involved when AndrewDiceClay was slated to host on Season 15 (same episode Sinéad O'Connor had appeared on, which gives you context as to how this entire episode was fueled by controversy...yeah, Dice Clay actually DID end up hosting this episode). One of the cast members, NoraDunn, was to have her contract be up after the season concluded. However, her objection to the BlackComedy Dice Clay usually does (as well as his well known reputation of being a PersonaNonGrata) became well publicized, and it eventually led to her not having her contract renewed, and she left the show after this season. There's some debate on why producers didn't choose to renew Dunn's contract (with JonLovitz once saying that she was a very hard person to work with), but this episode is cited as one of, if not THE, reason she left the show.[[note]]And she has yet to be mentioned as a former SNL cast member or even make an appearance on SNL, host, guest, or otherwise, since, showing how much the two parties broke ties.[[/note]]
7th Mar '16 6:08:11 PM Rbrtblnk
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* DudeNotFunny: From the TinaFey and AmyPoehler show, Amy and Tina (playing herself) host a game show called "Meet Your Second Wife" where three men are introduced to the women who will become their second wives in the future. The first is currently just a 13 year old girl, whom Bobby Moynihan's character will leave his wife for when he becomes a successful novelist in seven years. The second is a ''five'' year old who Taran Killian will meet when she becomes an intern at his software company who was recommended by her college roommate, Killian's daughter. The last contestant played by Kenan Thompson (whose current wife Leslie Jones is sitting angrily in the audience) hopes his second wife isn't white but Cecily Strong walks out. At first he's relieved she isn't a child but Amy and Tina reveal that actually Cecily is '''three months pregnant with his future second wife''' and they show a sonogram of her!
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