SNL on thursdays?

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  1. May 5, 2009 #1 of 22
    bengalfreak

    bengalfreak Active Member

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    I just read that NBC plans on having a Thursday night version of SNL on its list of Fall shows. While a couple of years ago, this may have been at least a moderately good idea, SNL has just been abysmal since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler left. I find myself FF thru 90% of the skits to get to Weekend Update and even that has slipped this season.
     
  2. May 5, 2009 #2 of 22
    Donbadabon

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    And it will probably be all political satire. Which I mostly find unfunny.
     
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    JLucPicard

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    Baffles my mind moreso with the limited schedule due to Leno's show. What's even more scary is that it's probably the right move if the 'viewing public' is satisfied being fed that crap.

    I guess I'm almost seeing it as a badge of honor that my tastes tend to differ from the 'viewing public' given some of the stuff that's being put on TV these days. :shrug:
     
  4. May 5, 2009 #4 of 22
    bicker

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    If the "viewing public" is satisfied, then it isn't crap, even if it is something one personally doesn't like. It is very important to remember that one's own personal preferences don't trump that of the general public; they are different things. Insisting on viewing things through a lens so heavily colored by one's own personal preference is setting one's self up for continual bitter dissatisfaction, and, more critically, for disassociation with the reality that you're going to encounter.
     
  5. May 5, 2009 #5 of 22
    ElJay

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    The problem with these Thursday shows is that they are retreads of things that Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert already lampooned (likely in a much funnier way) earlier in the week. I don't see the point, unless they think there is some huge untapped market demanding this sort of comedy at 9:30pm. It seems more like a cheap way to lengthen the season of the Thursday night comedies.
     
  6. May 5, 2009 #6 of 22
    Fool Me Twice

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    Not true. Crap can satisfy. Dogs eat the stuff all the time. It has some minor nutritional value and fills the stomach, but there are better options for them in terms of both taste and nutrition--they should be trained to not do it and fed appropriately by their owners.

    You mean we don't each get to program NBC? Gosh, that's enlightening. Thanks!

    This is incoherent; it's not really clear who or what you're responding to. Perhaps this thread isn't really on the topic you'd like to discuss, in which case may I point out the irony?
     
  7. May 5, 2009 #7 of 22
    bicker

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    And, of course, you get to determine what is "better". :rolleyes:

    Wait... let me give you a few more of those: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Don't mistake your unwillingness to acknowledge the validity of what I wrote (I doubt you are actually "unable" to recognize the validity of it) with "incoherence".

    I generally don't "respond to" anyone. I generally "respond to" the topic being discussed. And so should you, instead of making lame personal attacks on posters you disagree with.
     
  8. May 5, 2009 #8 of 22
    Magister

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    Especially since for the next few years it would consist of just stroking the Whitehouse.
     
  9. May 5, 2009 #9 of 22
    vazquezj324

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    I recall SHL had a Thursday show last season, it was just the "Weekend Update". Probably a revival?
     
  10. ira_l

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    The one that they had for a few weeks last season was election-centric. After the election, it was gone.
    Trouble for the new show is...no presidential election in 2009.

    Seth Myers, Amy Pohler (before the premiere of Parks and Recreation) and frequently Tina Fey were featured.

    Plus, it's called "Weekend Update." Does NBC actually OWN a calendar?

    It sure sounds like boneheads are running free over at NBC!
     
  11. Bierboy

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    What he said.

    WRONG WRONG WRONG....that's the actual definition of crap.
     
  12. TAsunder

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    It's only 6 episodes. Probably during off-weeks for other shows.
     
  13. pigonthewing

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    So, TNL, then?
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think you missed the whole concept of the Thursday night SNL. It's 30 minutes of Weekend Update, just like they did last fall before the election. If that's the only portion of SNL that you watch, I don't see why you're complaining.
     
  15. YCantAngieRead

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    The SNL Thursday night specials were quite good. Comparing SNL Saturdays and the stuff they did on Thursdays just isn't a good comparison.
     
  16. wmcbrine

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    How about more SNL on Saturday Nights first?
     
  17. aindik

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    TN. Not sure if it's L or not.
     
  18. fmowry

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    Is this on NBCs list of FALL shows or FAIL shows?

    Frank
     
  19. Steveknj

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    :up:

    I think I looked at the top 20 recently and realized I watched 3 of the shows. And one of them was #20. I guess I just don't fit the mold of the "average viewer" because I generally like low rated shows that mostly have cult followings. If it's different, I'll usually watch.
     
  20. bicker

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    No: What I said.

    "WRONG WRONG WRONG" Crap is stuff that people do not like.
     

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