Kristen Wiig Left SNL
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:18 PM
There's been a "talent gap" on SNL for the past 15 years. The writing generally sucks with an occasional moment of brilliance. Haven't watched regularly since the 90's.....
One man's opinion.
What talent gap are you talking about. 15 years ago was the David Spade era. I think everyone on the show today is better than D. Spade. But just my opinion. I just think you are selling the show short, and have not given it a fair chance in 15 years. Yeah of course they have some duds, but I think the show has been fantastic for the past few years.
As for Kristin Wiig.
Lorne Michaels thought she was a genius. He had her in on everything that went on AIR. She was invloved in casting decisions, and helped Lorne make decisions on what makes it to air.
As you may have noticed she got the emotional send off. Sedakis and Samberg did not get the same love as Wiig. Why, because she meant more to the show.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:20 PM
The cast with Ferrell, Kattan, Oteri, Gasteyer and Shannon was excellent, but that was at least 10 years ago. Sometimes there are some good moments with Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, but they lean way too much on Kristin Wiig's annoying characters.
I did not know how much Lorne leaned on Kristin, I think this is why those annoying characters got on air. I also, do not like her Target employee, or the little hand woman. Otherwise she is great.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:31 PM
The last time I REALLY loved this show was the Sandler, Farley days, but the late 90's/early 2,000's had some really funny moments too.
I still tune in but I don't laugh as often.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:06 PM
I do like the cast right now but losing sedakis and sandberg will hurt. While Jason Sedakis isn't the most hilarious guy he is very under rated imo and is solid on the show.
Some of the skits right now are good. The miley Cyrus show and Being quirky with Zoey Daschnel are funny. I like Bill Hader and Fred Armeson and Tarim Gilliam is going to be the next guy that takes over.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:43 PM
oh, nice. I see you found it.