Originally Posted by TonyD79
Weekend Update never was meant to be a true fake news show. It was always over the top. Not meant to be "serious" like the Onion which presents fake news straight. More like Jon Stewart who laughs through the news.
With Stewart it's a bit different. He's communicating directly with his audience on a personal level rather than trying to impersonate an established anchor. Though he has a news desk and news-like segments, it's a completely different routine. [His material is better too.]
The only anchor that did a smarmy smirk in a way that was humorous was Norm Macdonald. He conveyed to the audience that he didn't care and was intentionally doing it as casually and carelessly as possible. That was part of his schtick. With Seth, it's off-putting.
Colin Quinn, for me, was the worst of all time.