SNL has always been spotty, even in the best years. The original cast had its classic moments--many of them--but the complaints heard about the show today were evident then as well, but overshadowed by the good stuff. I've watched since the very first episode, when I was nine, and only skipped out on it during the abysmal Saturday Night '80 season.
SNL was really good again when Fey began as head writer, and co-anchor of Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. I was wary, when Fallon left, of Poehler as the new WU co-anchor. But she very quickly blended right in, and when Fey left, seemingly taught Seth Myers the ropes. Now that she's leaving, I wonder how many episodes it will take to absorb the loss. At least she says she may come back--like Fey and other past castmembers like Horatio Sanz and Jon Lovitz--for special appearances.
Poehler Gets Ready to Leave SNL
This weekend’s season opener for Saturday Night Live had comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler teaming up in a political skit parodying Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton, and begins a count down to Poehler’s leaving the show, reports USAtoday.com. . .
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