Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

All Other TV Shows Photo Gallery / Sketch Comedy/Variety/Talk Shows/Late Night TV Photo Gallery


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > All Other TV Shows

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Without Roseanne is Official; Is a Revival of The Nanny in the Works?
Fri-Yay: Shows to Catch Up on This Summer; The Conners Coming to ABC Tuesdays This Fall
3rd Rock from the Sun Launches on Laff in July; The CW Fall 2018 Premiere Dates
NBC Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Season 4 of Bounce Sitcom Premieres July 2
The History of Comedy Returns to CNN; Showtime Gets First Late Night Talk Show
Showtime Gets Don Cheadle Comedy; HBO Special Directed by Jerrod Carmichael Coming Soon
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 18, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Spinoff One Step Closer to Reality; Netflix to Air New Season of Lucifer
Fri-Yay: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Finally Finds Its Best Self; All About the Washingtons with Rev Run Coming to Netflix
Paramount Network Comedy Scores in Ratings; Stan Against Evil Returns on Halloween for Season 3


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-22-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
TMC
Member
Forum Celebrity
 
Join Date: Jan 09, 2001
Posts: 28,810
Default SNL's celebrity cameo-filled 43rd season highlights the problem of having few cast me

...mbers who are stars

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...finale/560792/

"Since the departure of its prior core group of stars (the last of whom, Seth Meyers, departed midway through Season 39), SNL has struggled to build a major identity around its newer ensemble," says David Simms. "(Kate) McKinnon, the show’s one bona-fide star, and Kenan Thompson, its longest-running cast member, are two hall-of-famers. Everyone else is a mix of solid but unspectacular performers, some of whom (like Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong) have been with the show for six years without ever quite making it their own." Simms notes that Saturday Night Live is doing fine, ratings-wise. But, he adds, "beyond the growing staleness of its Trump material, SNL struggled to really address some of the biggest news stories of the year, especially the #MeToo movement." The one standout episode was the one hosted by Donald Glover, he says. "There’s a lesson to be learned from Glover’s episode: Its distinctiveness is what made it work, and helped so many of its sketches travel online in the days following," says Simms." More often than not, SNL succeeds when its cast members and writers build up recognizable brands of humor that can recur throughout the show. That’s never been true for much of SNL’s current cast, partly because they’re not given enough air time to define themselves onscreen, and some of the longer-serving veterans may have missed their chance to do so entirely. It’s a problem the show knows that it has—and a mistake it should steer clear of when it begins its next rebuild around newer stars."

ALSO:
TMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2018, 09:32 PM   #2
MrCleveland
Drew Carey from Hell
Forum Veteran
 
MrCleveland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 10, 2007
Location: The city trying to fight the World!
Posts: 11,712
Oh No

SNL is in another Dark Ages...maybe after 45 years, they can ditch SNL.

Is there a way you can be part of the cast of SNL?

Because not only I can write...but I can do many character actors and celebrity voices. Plus...if I live in New York, I'll bunk with a friend of mine who lives there, we used to go to church together.
__________________
Thank God for kids who love Obscure Things.

Lee Hazlewood (1929-2007)
MrCleveland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2018, 04:31 PM   #3
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,200
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrCleveland
SNL is in another Dark Ages...maybe after 45 years, they can ditch SNL.

Is there a way you can be part of the cast of SNL?

Because not only I can write...but I can do many character actors and celebrity voices. Plus...if I live in New York, I'll bunk with a friend of mine who lives there, we used to go to church together.
try making a film of your self and putting it on youtube that how a number of writers/cast members were found
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2018, 07:56 AM   #4
MrCleveland
Drew Carey from Hell
Forum Veteran
 
MrCleveland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 10, 2007
Location: The city trying to fight the World!
Posts: 11,712
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 70s show watcher
try making a film of your self and putting it on youtube that how a number of writers/cast members were found
Me and my brother are planning on making a late-night style TV Show which combines SNL, MST3K, and a Cleveland TV Show called Big Chuck and Lil' John.

It would be interesting that one of us gets a gig to try out on SNL. Plus, I'm a good writer.
MrCleveland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2018, 08:39 PM   #5
70s show watcher
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2008
Location: between point place and studio 8 h
Posts: 4,200
Default

[QUOTE=MrCleveland]Me and my brother are planning on making a late-night style TV Show which combines SNL, MST3K, and a Cleveland TV Show called Big Chuck and Lil' John.

It would be interesting that one of us gets a gig to try out on SNL. Plus, I'm a good writer.[/QUOTE i wish you and your brother the best of luck with the show
70s show watcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 11:25 AM   #6
Impressions
She died the way she lived
Senior Member
 
Impressions's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 08, 2002
Posts: 4,050
Default

Honestly, the only reason I watch SNL is for the cold open, opening monologue and the weekend update. That's really the old good parts of the show. The other sketches are just flat out terrible or incredibly stupid. So I fast forward through a lot of the show
Impressions is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 02:13 PM   #7
DJM77
Member
Senior Member
 
DJM77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 15, 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,816
Send a message via ICQ to DJM77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Impressions
Honestly, the only reason I watch SNL is for the cold open, opening monologue and the weekend update. That's really the old good parts of the show. The other sketches are just flat out terrible or incredibly stupid. So I fast forward through a lot of the show
Yeah, all I usually watch anymore is the cold open and the weekend update.
__________________
Marge: There are only 49 stars on that flag.
Abe: I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I recognize Missouri!
DJM77 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.