Sorry if there’s already a topic about, but I couldn’t find it. Can’t search SNL, and Christmas turns up buttloads of topics.
Anyway, I was mainly wondering about the framing skits, some character called Gilly or something. I haven’t watched SNL in a year or two, and have to know – is this what passes for funny on the show these days?
I know people have always liked to complain about skits and say they’re unfunny, sometimes even ones I find very funny, but this… I don’t see how anyone could think this garbage should even get on the air once, let alone over and over. Usually even really bad skits can get ONE laugh or chuckle out of me, even if it’s just in pity of the cast trying something that’s not working, but this, not a single twinge of laughter, not even a smile cracked my face. Nothing but jaw dropping stupor in awe of how I’ve now seen the least funny thing ever.
The rest of the show, the classic clips, was mostly great (other than some incredibly dated “Santa’s skipping the red states because Bush won” thingy), and I think they’re replaying it sometime in the next couple days, so maybe check your listings if you like classic SNL, but the classic stuff was mostly so funny that it just made the horror of non-funny in the new skits stand out all the more.